Strong, durable roads and buildings are those that have very deep foundations, they withstand a lot of forces. We are going to look at all the processes that are carried out during site preparation. First thing that should be clear to everybody is that site preparation uses a lot of heavy equipment.
The first step involves testing the soil for things like drainage, composition, absorption and capacity to hold up a structure. Another advantage of doing soil tests is that professionals will know where to put up the well and septic tanks. The next step after doing the soil tests is site plan designs, this involves drawing up plans where every structure you want to put will be put up.
The third step involves analyzing changes in environmental conditions so that the project can be carried out when these conditions are favorable. Since most construction projects are usually carried out in untreated land the next step is to clearing; removal of all obstacles on site, such include trees.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. Excavation works are dependent on the type of equipment that excavation contractors have their arsenal which means a company cannot do a particular job because they do not have the appropriate equipment. Most small companies do not buy their own equipment but rather they lease from other companies, the reason for this is that the equipment is very expensive to buy and insure.
To ensure that a good job is done from the start make sure that the company you hire has all the right equipment whether leased or owned. 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.
Before the contractors start any work make sure you check for proper licensing and insurances, most excavation works record some accidents that the insurance will compensate. Excavation projects have a lot of risks attached to them especially some that could lead to death hence it is important that the contractors that you hire practice safety practices, these could include wearing safety gear and having emergency response plans.