Central Florida Excavation, Site Clearing, Paving

When choosing a site clearing, excavation, and paving team here in Central Florida, it’s important to have a capable team that can manage the construction phase. After all, the success of the final project depends on the reconstruction phase. 

A quality team will have the resources and dedicated time to create an effective property and foundation in the reconstruction process. 

How do you know if a construction group will deliver quality? Here are a few things to look for:

Understands the needs of the client 

Fosters an environment that is collaborative 

Dedicated to optimizing the budget and cost certainty 

Optimizes logistics and phasing 

Assembles an effective and qualified team 

Put the interest of client first 

Understands the needs of the client 

It is vital to find a construction team that really takes the time to find out what is important to you. They should gather information and ask questions that will help them understand your constraints and requirements. 

At Swell Construction, we make it a priority to understand your needs for your project. While construction scheduling, reviews, and project procurement are important, these tasks are completed more effectively when we understand the scope and vision for your project. 

Foster an environment that is collaborative 

Have an environment that fosters collaboration between teams involved is always beneficial. Construction projects of all scopes and sizes find value when teams are encouraged to add their expertise in the process. Having a wide range of input from specialists during the planning process will save time and money in the long run. 

Swell Construction Group has extensive experience with excavation, site clearing, and design build projects. Collaboration is inherent in our teams and is a big part of our company. 

Check back with us next week for essential factors to look for when hiring a site clearing and excavation contractor for your next project. Until then, contact Swell Construction for more information.

Earth Works & Excavation In Orlando & Clermont

Continuing last week’s blog, site clearing and ensuring a site is properly prepared for construction. After a property is cleared of all debris, brush, large rocks, then depending on the specific site’s needs and according to the development, further work is necessary. This can include soil remediation, rock removal, and grading. 

Grading is the process that transforms the contours of the property’s elevation to meet regulatory requirements and aesthetic needs. Soil remediation will remove unstable soil and replace it with safe soil. Rock removal will take away any below grade rocks that can hinder or impede construction. 

Other site work needs include stormwater management, utility installation, paving, and landscaping. 

It is vital to partner with an excavation contractor with the necessary experience.

The cost of a project typically depends on the scope and difficulty of the project.

The scope of the project and condition of the land, are there large slopes or is it flat? Is it heavily wooded with large trees or is it mostly grass?

Are there any local permits, environmental regulations or zoning variances needed?

Will the cleared debris need to be hauled away or will it be burned?

How accessible is the property and how much land need to be cleared?

When it comes to your project, the experienced team at Swell Construction, will work closely with you to determine your best option. Our decades of experience and vast experience here in Central Florida will ensure the highest quality of work and give you the peace of mind it is done right!

Throughout the decades, we have worked on a variety of projects, including multifamily housing, subdivisions, offices, education facilities, and much more. We encourage you to look at our past projects. 

We are proud to be a part of our community. The clients we partner with are our top priority, which is why they return to us for all their site development needs. We are committed to the highest quality and staying within your budget.  

Site Clearing & Excavation For Central Florida Property

Excavation and site clearing is the first phase of any Central Florida residential or commercial construction project. A solid foundation for building, utilities, and roads. Even the tiniest miscalculation in this stage can wreck havoc on the project down the road. There are many points to take into consideration 

Site Management

A complete site development service provides excavation service needs to work closely with land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation.  The experienced team at Swell Construction works with Owners, Engineers and Municipalities on all aspects of a proposal in order to get the project to the next level. This ensures unnecessary delays, quality and timely work.

The Project Manager is the pivotal point on a project and all crews take the initial direction from him. They ensure the project is built to the client’s specifications and acts as the interface between the Owner, the office and the field. Open communications is the key to success. 

Time Management

A timeline is of utmost importance. While the weather in Central Florida isn’t easy to predict 100 percent of the time, delays can cause setbacks. Your project should be the highest priority, the excavation service should be responsive to ensure the project is finished on time. 

Professionalism

You don’t need any added stress. It is important to take into consideration the nearby properties. What will the road conditions be like? The noise? A little professionalism goes a long way!

Erosion Control

Storm water and erosion control is of utmost importance in Central Florida. It can quickly become a hazardous condition. Surface runoff, prevent flooding, water pollution, and soil loss, erosion control should be done by experts.

Looking for a top rated excavation service in Central Florida?

When it comes to residential and commercial projects, Swell Construction is exceeding our clients’ expectations.

With over 30 years of experience and over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, we can tackle any project!

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

Contact Swell Construction for more information on your next project.

Slope in Land Grading; What You Need to Know

Water runoff can easily compromise a home or business’s foundation here in Central Florida. Land grading is an important part of site clearing and earthworks. 

What is grading 

Site grading is the term engineers use for leveling the land to fulfill the specification of the project. The slope of the land is considered the “grade”.

The grading process takes place in the beginning stages of construction. Taking into account the soil composition, the water retention and soil density, grading takes experience and the right equipment.

What is slope for drainage?

Our intense thunderstorms and hurricanes, create a significant amount of water runoff. The laws of gravity dictate the runoff will flow downhill. 

If the land grading isn’t properly accomplished, all this water runoff can end up pooling around the foundation. Which can cause serious issues down the road. 

The best slope for proper drainage moves water from buildings and homes. Typically, a 5% slope or at least 6 inches higher than the first 10 feet from the foundation. 

Property grading 

Most properties need land modification, creating the proper slopes and angels for drainage. This entails carefully moving the soil around the property to sculpt the appropriate slope. 

Erosion 

Erosion and sediment can also cause damage to property, downstream channels, and to the local area water. If not planned correctly, it can cause flooding, fill, drainage ditches, storm drains, damages and lower water quality. 

Grading is responsible for creating a solid foundation. Building are very heavy and need to remain structurally sound for many years, a strong foundation is necessary for this to happen. 

Costly damages happen when water doesn’t drain properly. Cracks and structural impairments can result when the property isn’t properly graded. Water should never be allowed to pool around the foundation. Proper grading also discourages erosion of the land. 

When your grading is properly performed it addresses a ‘buffer zone’ of vegetation, current regulations, and backfill around the foundation.  If not, erosion, foundation and moisture issues, termites, and even legal problems can develop.

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. 

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.