Kissimmee/Clermont Excavation; Aspects of Site Development

Everyone wants their Central Florida Excavation/Construction project to go off without a hitch. No setbacks, few delays, just a smooth process. Site work is the backbone of every job, it can make or break the entire venture. 

As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction provides quality total site development. We provide services in land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation. We have everything you need to get the job done right, on time and within budget. 

Aspect of Site Work 

Site work is responsible for laying a solid foundation before construction begins. If not done properly, it can lead to big problems down the road. At Swell Construction we have over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, ensuring that no project or task is beyond our limit. 

Clearing and Grubbing

This is typically the first step. It includes clearing out the vegetation and debris on the site. This step is responsible for clearing out the soils to furnish a stable foundation for future earthwork. This also ensures the site is safe and the access is easy. 

Subgrade Stabilization 

To ensure there won’t be any issues in the future, proper backfill techniques are essential. To prevent any foundation problems, such as, pumping, settling, and heaving, the soil needs to reach an optimal consistency by moisture conditioning and for optimal stability the earth needs to be compacted properly. 

When it comes to land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation in Central Florida, Swell Construction is a premier service you can count on. 

Since 1989 we have been serving both commercial and individual job sites. Providing excavation a variety of excavation services to prepare your site for construction.  That includes general contractors and remodeling contractors, property managers and owners. 

Contact Swell Construction Group today and find out why we are the premier land clearing and excavation service in Central Florida.

Affordable Site Clearing & Excavation In Kissimmee and Clermont

If your new Central Florida project has property that needs to be cleared or excavated, there is a lot to think about. Are there any local and state rules and regulations specific to our area that pertains to your land? What about storm water collection, water runoff, waterways, or certain trees that are protected? What type of equipment will the project require? Are there any underground utilities that exist? Where do you even start?

As a top excavation and site clearing service, Swell Construction Group can all these and any other questions you may have in advance. Most properties need to be cleared of trees, brush, rocks, hazards, and also what may lay beneath the ground. 

It is important to understand, site clearing is a complex task. It involves, knowing which permits are needed, heavy equipment, knowledge of laws, comprehensive surveying, experience with planning and any issues that arise. 

Excavation and land clearing have gone through tremendous changes in the last decade. Today’s methods have become more environmentally friendly. 

Bulldozing 

The most cost effective way to prepare a larger site for construction is the bulldozer method. For smaller properties or areas that need protecting, a BobCat (skidsteer tractors with hydraulic shears. 

Earth Grading 

Bulldozing tends to leave holes, indentations, and rocks, grading corrects all this and makes way for storm drains, parking lots, driveways, lawns and buildings. 

Silt Fencing 

To prevent erosion during the construction process, a temporary barrier of geotextile fabric is placed around the project. It also prevents any construction waste from entering ground water and lakes. 

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.

We are proud to be Central Florida’s full service, licensed and Bonded Land development company specializing in residential, commercial and multi-family projects.

Affordable Orlando Site Clearing, Excavation & Paving

Preparing a property for construction here in Central Florida is no easy task. There a quite a few phases that are essential for a successful project.

Preparing a site for construction can include demolition of existing structures, removing hazardous materials and debris, clearing the land, grading, moving the earth, drainage, and paving. 

Site Evaluation 

After the site is analyzed and deemed suitable for your project, the shape and size, zoning regulations, and the slop. 

Geotechnical Testing 

Soil testing determines the characteristics, properties, and composition of the soil and rock beneath the surface. This should include a laboratory analysis, sampling of the groundwater, and soil. Testing the subsurface will determine the weight bearing capacity, strength, and how well the soil absorbs water. 

Site Plan Design 

Not only does this include entry for construction vehicles, temporary storage and access roads, but also, drainage systems, pipes and structures. 

Site Surveying 

Outlining where all the utilities, fixtures, and structures with markings to ensure everything fits together properly. It also designates if there are existing utilities or cables underneath the ground. 

Clearing and Grading 

This includes clearing the property of any existing structures, trees, roods, brush, and underground infrastructures. The ground is filled and leveled according to the specifications. 

Water runoff and drainage is very important in Central Florida. If the land is not properly graded the rainy season will be disastrous. Water will accumulate at the foundation, causing damage and even interior flooding

Site Compaction 

Compacting the soil takes specific equipment to ensure it can hold the weight of the foundation and building for years. 

Subgrading stabilization is responsible for the integrity of the entire project. This ensures there won’t be any caving or shifting and the topsoil is stabilized. This also means the buildings won’t experience structural damage or cracks in the future. 

Swell Construction Group is Central Florida’s leading ‘one stop shop’ for all your construction site prep work.

We specialize in land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, storm water system installation, utility systems installation, and paving. 

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.

Orlando/Kissimmee Land Clearing & Excavation

Do you need a piece of land cleared in Central Florida? Where Do You Start and what do you need to know? There are a number of things that go into land clearing and just as many issues to watch out for. 

Utility Issues 

Underground utilities, sewer lines and power cables, are not always clearly marked. Detecting them may not be easy. Digging up these utilities can be extremely dangerous. Which is why professional excavation does excess research before beginning the project. 

Tree Issues 

Small plants and trees may be easy to excavate and remove, but removing larger trees and their roots take a lot more that bulldozing. It takes the experience of a professional to tackle these issues. Roots need to be expected before removing the tree and safety needs to be addressed as removing large trees can be dangerous and cause extensive damage. 

Hazardous Materials 

Hazardous waste left on abandoned or vacant property is an especially big issue here in Central Florida. Often times this includes chemicals, garbage,  unwanted dangerous materials. These items need to be properly removed and disposed of. 

Water Issues 

Water sources located underground can be difficult to detect until you start digging. Soft ground can indicate an issue with water, which can be expensive to reroute to make the property buildable. It is important to have the property inspected before purchasing. 

Permit Issues 

Permits are required before excavation or site clearing can begin. To avoid any delays, make sure you have all the necessary information for the permits. 

Finding the right team of professionals in Central Florida is crucial. This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to preparing your site for construction. Land clearing, grading, excavation, stormwater and utility installation system, and paving, must be done efficiently and with great attention to detail, to ensure a successful project. Hiring a reputable company is vital. 

As a leader in the industry, 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.

We are proud to be Central Florida’s full service, licensed and bonded land development company specializing in residential, commercial and multi-family projects.

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