STEVENS Engineers & Constructors Sitework and Excavation Division has over 75 years of experience preparing sites for construction. From de-watering and utility relocation to mass excavating and backfill, our attention to detail and understanding every step of the construction process will set your project up for success from the beginning.
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, filling pile locations, storage areas, and equipment access points.
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 is the clearing process, which is the removal of vegetation, like brush and trees from the property. Once the land has been cleared, the grubbing process begins to start 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 makes 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 ensure 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. Ensuring that the ground is stable underneath your structure prevents shifting, making sure that foundation cracks are prevented in the future.
Excavating the land for your construction project is the part where soil or earth is removed, usually with the use of heavy equipment like bulldozers, backhoes, and dump trucks, from the construction site. The excavation process isn't always about the removal of soil. Fill could be brought in to help fill in low spots to ensure that the structure is being 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.
What are some things that need to be taken into consideration for sediment and erosion control?
STEVENS uses the best erosion and soil control management practices when performing sitework and excavation. From filtration socks, following SWPP protocols, and even changing the type of oil our equipment uses to minimize any environmental damage if one of the pieces of equipment leaks during site development. Our focus is to ensure that the surrounding environment is maintained and remains negatively unaffected during the sitework and excavation process.
When you are looking for an excavation company, you want to make sure that their experience matches your needs. 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 structure 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. Why is it important for the excavating equipment to be in good working order? If the company's equipment isn't maintained, 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 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 the site development projects we manage are always completely safe environments.
Using the most current technology and software, STEVENS does its own meticulous layout for your sitework and for placing the Sheet and H-pile precisely for your structure.
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