Commercial construction often involves large-scale projects that require complex tasks even before the actual construction is initiated. Two of these crucial components of pre-construction preparation are land clearing and site excavation.
As the name states, commercial land clearing involves clearing out any additional rocks, dirt, trees, or brushes from the construction site. Once the land has been cleared, excavation is done in which the dirt is moved around in a calculated manner to excavate and fill in any high or low spots.
Whether you’re laying down the foundation for a shopping mall or an apartment complex, this is what you need to know about land clearing and excavation.
What Land Clearing Entails
Land clearing involves a number of processes, depending on what type of a lot the construction is going to take place on. Scoping out a good piece of land that is already fit for construction is an added bonus.
Land clearing usually entails clearing out any debris or unnecessary rubble from the construction site. This can include dirt, rocks, trees, or any wild bushes. After the land has been cleared out, it will also need to be leveled and stabilized, for which additional land grading services will be required.
Your land lot may not always need clearing services but it is always a good step to have a professional assess the site before any construction takes place.
What Land Excavation Entails
Once the land has been cleared up of clutter and debris, the next step in the process is site excavation. Excavation services help in removing any obstacle that may cause hindrance once the construction is underway. It is an important step of setting up the foundation of a structure and paving the way for sound construction.
Excavation is a lot more than just hauling dirt around; it takes precise analysis and skill to remove soil just enough for the depth required for constructing the building’s foundation. It also ensures that the soil is firm enough to support a structure, for which compaction equipment is needed to carry out compaction tests.
Why Do They Matter?
Both excavation and land clearing is crucial to laying down a strong foundation for the new building. With proper planning and execution, these services will ensure the construction goes without a hitch and faces as little hindrances as possible. Without any obstacles in the way, it will also ensure a timely completed project.
Calling the Professionals
Gary Barnett Dirt Contracting has been in the business for over two decades, providing excavation and site stabilization services in Oklahoma. We are a licensed and credited excavation contractor operating in and near Oklahoma, Shawnee, as well as Northern Texas.
Contact us today at 405-760-0885 for a free quote!