The first step in the construction of any Central Florida home, subdivision, housing community, or business is excavation. It is a very crucial part of the construction process. Without a stable and strong foundation, any building will run into bit problems.
“Excavation is the process of moving earth, rock or other materials with tools, equipment or explosives. It also includes trenching, wall shafts, tunnelling and underground. It is the preliminary activity of the construction project.” The Constructor Civil Engineering
More Than Just Providing Support for the Building
Though it may not seem like it, site clearing and excavation is a precise science. The last thing you want is the foundation of a new home to sink down into the ground or start to crumble.
What is the Purpose of a Solid Foundation?
A quality foundation will keep moisture out of the building. Which can be a big issue here in Florida. When moisture seeps into a building mildew and mold starts to grow, the foundation and walls can soften and crack.
The foundation is also responsible for insulating the building from the intense heat and cold.
A secure foundation protects the structure from ground movement. There are many things than can cause the soil to vibrate, shake and shift. Such as vehicle traffic, running water, heavy equipment, high winds, and earthquakes.
What Makes a Solid Foundation
A foundation needs to be tailored to fit the construction project. Precise footing measurements are vital for the precise placement of walls, windows, doors and the overall appearance of the building. Soil conditions and the surrounding water table play a big role in the excavation process and foundation.
Why Do Foundations Fail?
How much does excavation cost? Check back with Swell Construction next week to find out. Until then, if you are looking for a top rated excavation service in Central Florida, contact Swell Construction.
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