Kissimmee & Orlando Site Clearing & Excavation

2022 is going to be a big year for construction in Central Florida. But most properties are filled with trees, uneven surfaces, slopes, and who knows what else? Then you need to have the property cleared by a professional excavating service. 

Preparing the Land 

The success and overall integrity of your project depends on properly preparing the property for construction.  This phase is too important to leave to just any company, it takes experience, the right equipment, appropriate licensing and insurance. When you choose Swell Construction you can be sure to get the highest quality, professionalism, and great customer service. 

Deadlines

Missing deadlines can have significant consequences and costs. While issues may arise, a company with good business practices is one with a reputation for delivering projects on the scheduled deadline and well within budget.

Safety

Safety should always be the highest priority. The last thing you want is a company who cuts corners, they tend to end up with problems down the road. Instead, tasks should be completed with efficiency and the highest safety standards. 

Licensing and Insurance 

Doing a little bit of research before hiring an excavation or earthwork service can save a lot of headaches down the road. Ensure the contractor you choose has the appropriate insurance and licensing. 

Equipment 

Moving large trees, plants, massive amounts of soil, grading, paving, drainage excavation, storm water and utility system installation, all require specific  heavy duty equipment if you want it done right. 

Communication 

Good communication is a must! The Project Manager is the pivotal point on a project and all crews take the initial direction from him. He ensures that the project is built to the client’s specifications and acts as the interface between the Owner, the office and the field.

There are many aspects that go into excavation and site development. Swell Construction Group is a trusted site development group in Central Florida.

Clermont Excavation & Site Clearing

Land clearing, excavation, removal of trees, vegetation and debris to prepare for construction or some type of development is an important step in the process. 

Some basic terms you may need to know when it comes to clearing the land 

Clearing  

The cutting down of trees, brush, and removing all unwanted vegetation and debris. 

Grubbing 

The clearing of roots and stumps by grinding or digging. This typically requires heavy machinery such as dump trucks, bulldozer, scrapers, and compactors.   

Excavating 

Removing any surplus soil. This could mean taking down a hill and anything left emerged after the land has been cleared. This is also the time holes are dug for things like a septic system. 

Leveling 

Construction leveling devices are used to ensure the soil is in the proper place according to the plans. Graded slopes are created to make sure water flows away from future structures. The dirt is carefully smoothed out, so that slopes are not too shallow or too steep. 

Stabilizing 

Equipment is used to stabilize the soil, eliminating any holes or air pockets that may be under the top layer of earth. 

Backfilling

The process of returning dirt to an area that has been excavated and the related work has been completed. Backfill is very important, it takes experience, a good understanding of specifications, heavy equipment, soil conditions and contract requirements. It also takes special precaution must also be taken around utility lines and ditches.

Dentist Test

A density test will determine how much stone, soil, or blacktop has been compacted. The process of backfilling can be tedious, it is done layer by layer, each needs to be compacted properly.

Top Soil

The top soil is an important component to the finished project. It is applied where pathways, lawns, and patios will exist. This will enable strong plants and grass development.

Our experienced team at Swell Construction knows what it takes to get the job done right. Including over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, ensuring there is no job that is too big, from land clearing, excavation, dirt hauling, roads, utilities installation to surveying and much more.

Steps for a Successful Central Florida Excavation & Site Clearing Project

Land clearing in Central Florida involves preparing a property for construction, including grading, earthwork, trenching, excavation, paving and storm water, utility systems installation, and other tasks involving heavy equipment. 

It just takes a small mistake at the excavation level, can mean a serious problem for the entire project. Make sure you take the necessary steps and choose the best contractor to ensure your project is a success. 

Excavation 

Most construction projects begin with grading. This involves learning about the property itself. From the types of soils, property lines, distance between structures, slopes on the land, the type of machinery that will be needed, getting the necessary permits, and many other topics. 

Before you hire an excavation team 

There are a few issues you should discuss with a potential excavation contractor before the project begins. Including, grubbing, clearing, sediment control and erosion. The last thing you want is an inspector to put your project on hold because of a problem. 

They also need to be aware of the specific ordinances and laws in the area about disposal of trees, brush, roots, and stumps. 

Hiring an excavation service 

Wiring the right team for the project is vital. Make sure they have the experience and equipment to get the job done right. For instance, there is a big difference between digging for a septic tank installation an clearing out a property for the construction of a housing community 

Make sure the company is insured, bonded, licensed and meets the industry standards. This may mean looking further than the price a company is quoting. There may be a reason for that low rate. 

Looking for an excavation service in Central Florida?

Swell Construction has a long history of commercial, multifamily, and single family residential site development, We have been working on projects in Central Florida since 1989, ranging in size from 1 to over 500 acres.

Our state-of-the-art estimating software system takes the guesswork out of proposal preparation and ensure the accuracy and fast response required by Owners. Our crews are the best there is, supported with the latest in technology and equipment.

Your Project Deserves The Best!

Swell Construction Company has an unmatched reputation. With customer service that is top tier and the highest quality work, we our proud of our reputation of performing under budget, on schedule, and with pride.

Orlando/Kissimmee/Clermont Excavation Service

Earthwork here in Central Florida is an essential component of construction. This specialized service ensures your property is suitable for building. They remove debris and move soil and dirt to establish the proper elevation for building, the soil is stable enough to support the weight of a building, to controlling erosion. 

The nature of this type of work is dangerous, which is why it requires expertise and experience. OHSA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration has extensive safety guidelines for excavation to protect the workers. 

Excavation contractors provide several services 

Grubbing and clearing 

This task takes place before excavation work begins. It  involves removing undergrowth, trees, shrubs, and stumps from the property. 

Rough Grading 

After the grubbing and clearing is complete, there will be areas that are low, that will need to be filled. While other sections will be high and the soil will need to be cut down. Rough grading is the process of “cutting and filling” is done prior to construction according to the civil plants. Which indicate the overlays and land elevations to make the property suitable for building. This requires the right equipment to ensure it is done properly. 

Trench Excavation 

Trench excavation, mostly involves digging ditches for the placement of underground utilities. The storm drain pipes, water line, sewer drains all need to be placed in a trench, then covered and compacted, and evened out, without any bumps or dips. Trenches are also used to divert water away from buildings to avoid erosion and flooding. 

There are many steps when it comes to preparing a site for construction, depending on the location, size and scope of the project. 

Each of these steps requires specific equipment to ensure the job gets done right. Swell Construction Group is Central Florida’s leading ‘one stop shop’ for all your construction site prep work.

Since we own all of our equipment (over 130 pieces of heavy equipment), we ensure each one is properly maintained, which means you can depend on us for efficient and prompt excavation work.

Contact Swell Construction for more information on your next project 

Kissimmee & Clermont Excavation & Site Clearing

The first step to most commercial construction projects in Central Florida, is site clearing and excavation. It involves preparing the property for development of the site. Including moving the art, removing trash, debris, trees, roots, and digging spaces for underground utilities. It also includes the very important step of redistributing and compacting the soil for stability and grading. 

Complete site development 

Commercial project typically requires more heavy equipment than smaller residential projects. At Swell Construction it is our responsibility to provide our customers with a quality-finished project. This is achieved by having highly skilled personnel in all positions within our company.

We are a full service, licensed and bonded land development company specializing in residential, commercial, and multi-family projects. 

We provide accurate estimates and perform our scope of work in an efficient, timely, and a cost effective manner.

Removing unwanted debris, contaminants, and materials 

 Depending on what the property was previously used for,  storage or manufacturing something, there could be some tricky elements. Such as underground tanks and piping, and contaminated soil. Nearby structures may also need to be taken into account. Such as their pressure and weight on the site. This is especially important in highly populated areas.

Trenching 

One of the most hazardous parts of the excavation, even more than removing contaminated materials. Trenching involves excavation for the installation of sewage systems and pipes. They require digging a trench that is deeper than it is wide. They can be deeper than five feet to over 20 feet deep. 

Preparing for construction 

Excavation is much more than removing unwanted materials and digging holes. It properly prepares the site for construction. They type of soil will affect the stability of the building. The excavation service you choose is responsible for ensuring he site is ready for construction, it will drain properly, and the buildings will be safe to inhabit. 

If you are looking for an excavation company in Central Florida, it is important to hire one with the experience necessary for your project.