STEVENS Engineers & Constructors are more than just an excavation contractor, so we fully understand what the final product needs to be for the next phase of a construction project — from de-watering and utility relocation to mass excavating and backfill.
Before any construction project begins, sitework must be completed to prep the land for development. When setting up the site development plan, it is important to keep several things in mind like, building layout, parking, topsoil locations, fill pile locations, storage areas, and access points for equipment.
There are many steps that can go into preparing the property to make sure that the physical structure is built upon a strong foundation.
One of the first steps in the site development process is the clearing process is the removal of vegetation, like brush and trees from the property. The grubbing process is the grinding and removal of stumps left from the clearing process. Clearing and grubbing are done before the main excavation begins.
During this process, the surveyor comes in to make sure that the area is marked correctly and that the project will be laid out accurately.
Before the stabilization and excavation for the construction project begins, the soil must be tested. The analysis can help determine how much weight the ground can hold, and to make sure that the building that will be constructed there is feasible.
Another reason soil analysis is important is that it can determine the settlement rate of the soil. Doing this also helps to determine the depth and length of the pillars of the structure. For example, if a soil test is done and determines that the water table is high, it will affect the plans of the structure if it included a sub-level.
The stabilization of the soil involves making sure that the soil below the topsoil is stable so that the ground beneath your project is a strong foundation and won't cave in or move during or after construction.
The stabilization process is an important step in the construction plan. Making sure that the ground is stable underneath your structure prevents shifting, making sure that foundations cracks are prevented in the future.
Excavating the land for your construction project is the part where soil or earth is removed from the construction site. During the excavation process, it doesn't always mean just that soil is removed. Fill could be brought in to help fill in low spots to make sure that the structure is built on a level surface.
Many state and local government statutes must be followed during the site development and excavation process for sediment and erosion control.
Some things that need to be taken into consideration for the sediment and erosion control purposes are as follows:
STEVENS uses the best erosion and soil control management practices when performing sitework and excavation. From filtration socks, following SWPP protocols, and even changing out the type of oil our equipment uses to minimize any environmental damage if one of the pieces of equipment leaks during site development.
When you are looking for an excavation company, you want to make sure that their experience matches what you need. You shouldn't hire a residential excavation company if you are looking for a commercial or industrial building. Likewise, you want to make sure that the company you hire is familiar with the building that you need. Whether you are looking for a warehouse or a manufacturing facility, the company you hire needs to be able to develop your site to meet the needs of your business.
When hiring an excavation company, you want to make sure that not only do they have the right equipment, but also quality equipment. The company needs to have the right equipment for the right job. While the quality of the equipment may seem like something, you wouldn't consider it can be an important piece when hiring a company. If the company's equipment isn't kept in good working order, it could cause slowdowns or even work stoppages on your site development, which slows down your entire project.
When selecting a company for your site development and excavation plan, their safety record is important. Having a track record with minimal injuries or work stoppages on the job site due to safety concerns is integral. Asking the company about their safety procedures and how they minimize injuries will help you make an informed decision. It also helps to make sure that the job site they are developing, and the building being constructed will also be safe.
Choosing the right sitework and excavation company is important as it gets your project started correctly and sets the success of the rest of your project.
STEVENS tailors its plan for safety, environmental protection, and efficiency.
We follow a strict zero-accident policy. You can rest assured, knowing that during the site development projects that we manage are always completely safe environments.
Using the most current technology and software, STEVENS does its own meticulous layout and reporting of factual and accurate progress to keep on schedule.
When we complete an excavation, it is ready for concrete placement.
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