Before any building, parking space or road is put in place then it has to have a very strong foundation that will ensure it remains standing for a long time. In this article we are going to look at all that is done during site preparation. A lot of heavy equipment is going to be used to do the job.
The first step involves testing the soil for things like drainage, composition, absorption and capacity to hold up a structure. Soil testing also allows the professionals to figure out where the well and septic tanks will be put. After the soil tests have proven capable then the site-plan designs have to be drawn up, they entail the placement of the actual building, wells, septic tanks and any other structures that you want to put up.
The third step involves analyzing changes in environmental conditions so that the project can be carried out when these conditions are favorable. The fourth step involves clearing all the obstacles that are on the project site, most sites are on untreated land hence it is obvious that there are going to be obstacles in the way.Lastly, site excavation comes in where heavy equipment are used to remove large quantities of soil and rock so that the foundation can be set.
Excavation can also be used to dig diches so that gas and water lines can be laid, digging sewers and ponds besides grading roads. A lot of these works depend on the equipment that the company you hire to do your excavating work has. Leasing equipment is done by a lot of small companies because the equipment is expensive to buy and insure.
When hiring contractors make sure they have the right equipment to do the job, a job done by the wrong equipment will not last for wrong which would cost you a lot more to do repairs. When there is a job to be done a number of contractors capable of doing that particular job list their estimates and bids then it is upon you to analyze and choose one that appeals to you most.
Make sure that the contractors you choose are licensed and have insurance, the former ensures that they are skilled professionals while the former will ensure compensation in the event an accident happens when excavation is undergoing. Excavation is a risk laden activity, it could lead to unimaginable losses in life and equipment if things are not handled safely and carefully, the contractors should practice safety measure and have emergency response plans just in case something happens.