Orlando Excavation Contractor; Site Clearing & Development

Starting a construction project from the ground up in Central Florida isn’t always easy. There are a lot of steps that need to take place for a successful plan of action. 

First the land needs to be cleared

Within itself excavation and site clearing require multiple steps that require large pieces of equipment. Removing the undergrowth first creates an easier and safer environment to do the rest of the clearing. Such as clearing out shrubs and cutting down trees. 

There is more to cutting down trees than you think, if the sumps and roots are not properly removed, with proper equipment. If not ,the decaying matter left behind can cause cracks in the concrete structures being built. Animal burrows and large rocks also need to be removed properly. 

Second, Soil surface needs to be cleared

The soil surface doesn’t usually make for a stable foundation to build on. Since there is a big concentration of decaying matter, debris, and roots. This is why the surface soil is loosened and then removed. The new surface is graded and carefully prepared for a building’s foundation. 

Third, is grading the land

This ensures the ground is reshaped to the planned grades. Proper drainage is imperative for any property in Florida, of which land grading plays an important role. It also helps control sedimentation, soil erosion, and surface runoff. 

Improper grading can result in increase peak flows, high runoff, poor drainage, and flooding. If the ground is left at levels that are inappropriate, it disturbs the natural patterns of the storm water and can cause a huge, costly mess.

As a leading full service site development in Central Florida, Swell Construction Group,  we feel our responsibility is to provide our customers with a quality-finished project. This is achieved by having highly skilled personnel in all positions within our company.

How Does Your Parking Lot Or Driveway Look?

Don’t estimate the how you asphalt parking lot or driveway looks. It’s one of the first things people notice when they drive up. If the asphalt is in poor condition, not only does it leave a negative impression, it can pose a danger. 

Consider these essentials tips when creating an parking lot design 

Thickness of the pavement 

Before construction even begins, the quality of the ground soil should be determined. The types of vehicles using the parking lot, cars, SUVs, or 6-wheelers, should be taken into consideration when it comes to the depth of the asphalt.  The more weight, the deeper the asphalt. 

Parking lot size, space layout and accessibility 

It is important to have enough spaces, the average space is 9×19 feet. If you angle the spaces (45 degrees) it will allow for more spaces. Other zones should be taken into consideration, drive thru lanes, drop off zones, ramps, curbs, walkways, and handicap parking. Don’t forget to make it attractive with bushes, trees, flowers. Which can also act as a barrier.

Keep it safe 

Properly installed sub-drainage is responsible for strong pavement, lasting well into the future. To preserve the sub-grade drainage pipes should be installed with filters. This allows a consistent flow of water and contain small particles of soil within the sub-grade. Proper materials are also important to ensure potholes don’t happen in the future, or any sinking or shifting in the foundation.

As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction has extensive experience working with Owners, Engineers and Municipalities on all aspects of a proposal in order to get the project to the next level. Our state-of-the-art estimating software system takes the guesswork out of proposal preparation and ensure the accuracy.

Swell Construction Group is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. With over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, we can handle any size project. Contact us for more information on your next project.

Land Clearing & Earthwork In Central Florida

You have everything ready to start your project, you just need a site development team to clear out the property. A one stop company you can depend on. As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction offers a variety of services, land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation. Without the need for a third party, you will save time and money. 

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

At Swell Construction we take a piece of property, filled with trees and debris, and leak you with land ready to build. From assessing the land to a stable construction site. 

Our precision grading methods ensure your project will have the best possible start. From the Grade Crews to the Utility, Base and Punch-out Crews, everyone involved on the project is supported with the latest in technology and equipment. Each crew is guided by a Foreman who oversees the day to day operations and maintains a safe work environment for his men. Not enough can be said of these fine men and women who work hard on a daily basis and take pride in everything they do. They are a continuing source of pride for all of us.

Survey crews utilize satellite technology with an Agtek GPS system, enabling them to perform with maximum efficiency when staking ponds, inlets and centerlines.

All field personnel are equipped with the latest equipment and communication systems necessary to complete the job on time and to specifications.

Swell Construction owns and operates an extensive and varied fleet of equipment as well as an onsite and mobile Maintenance Fleet.

Kissimmee & Lake Nona Excavation & Site Clearing

The cost of land clearing and excavation in Central Florida can vary, from the specifics of the land and size of the project. How can you cut some of those costs while still getting quality work? The answer is simple, contact Swell Construction Group. 

There are a number of ways to cut costs without compromising quality 

Permitting process

Permits are required when it comes to site clearing, especially for a larger project. These costs can quickly add up, eating into a fixed budget. 

Hauling and disposal 

Other factors include hauling and disposal of waste produced from the site. This cost can be reduced by using the modern techniques and proper equipment. Heavy equipment can easily cut down on the time it takes to complete a project. 

Bad weather

Bad weather can play a big role in how quickly the job can get done. While Mother Nature is difficult to predict, the team at Swell Construction has worked in Central Florida since 1989, we are well versed in our afternoon thunderstorms. 

Liability 

It is important to choose a reputable company who is licensed, bonded, and insured. This way, if something unexpected happens, you will be covered. 

Conserve green space 

More and more companies, whether it is a housing developments, playgrounds, or a residential home sites, are conserving more green space. Protecting trees with a wide berth. Not only does this provide shade, it also is aesthetically pleasing and fits within the community. 

Open communication

Saving money is a goal across the industry, accomplishing it starts with open communication. Waiting to hire a company till the last minute, not doing your homework on the company, and using several contractors, can end up adding to your bottom line.  Miscommunications often means money! 

Our goal at Swell Construction is to provide our clients with cost effective solutions for their project. We ensure our work is of the highest quality and the finished job exceeds your expectations. Whether your project consists of a single home, parking lot, or a housing subdivision, we have the equipment, experience, and skill, to get the job done right! 

Orlando’s Top Paving & Asphalt Repair

Your parking lot or driveway is one of the first thing clients and visitors see as they drive up to your business or home. How does it look? Does it have unsightly cracks, potholes, fading or even slow to drain? These are problems that can discourage guests and decrease your property value. 

Let’s face it, nothing lasts forever, that includes pavement. Turning a blind eye to the wear and tear can lead to bigger and more costly problems. Does your pavement need updating?  Look for these signs:

Surface cracks 

Cracks in the pavement that are less than 1/4 inch wide may be an easy fix. But larger cracks can be a larger issue. The repairs depend on the cracks, you can rely on the team at Swell Construction for an honest assessment. 

Potholes

More than just an eye-sore, potholes can damage vehicles and even be a liability.

Potholes can be the tip of an ugly iceberg. The water that collects in the pothole from the rain, seeps into the undersurface, softening the foundation of the driveway or parking lot. This also leads to costly damage and cracks. 

Fading and stains

Fading and stains are unsightly and inevitable in our environment. Whether it is sealcoating or an easy renovation, it will keep it looking attractive and protect it from future fading and stains. 

Slow to drain 

If you have water collecting, instead of draining, you could have a bigger problem than you think. The situation needs to be remedied as soon as possible. 

Properly installed subdrainage is responsible for strong pavement, lasting well into the future. To preserve the subgrade drainage pipes should be installed with filters. This allows a consistent flow of water and contain small particles of soil within the subgrade. Proper materials are also important to ensure potholes don’t happen in the future, or any sinking or shifting in the foundation. 

Missing or loose pieces around the boarder

Chunks of missing pavement are definitely not attractive and will need to be repaired by removing the damaged places and replaced.  

As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction our goal is to continue to build up relationships with our current customers and to reach out and form new relationships with potential clients. 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.