The first stage in any new construction project is to dig the foundation. It’s essentially creating the groundwork for a foundation! To avoid shifting ground (which might crack the concrete foundation), rainwater drainage issues, and tree roots that obstruct subterranean services, the ground must be properly prepared.
Here are just a few examples of how dirt work might be used:
- Clearing of land. All vegetation from the topsoil is removed during land clearance. This may also include tree removal, which, when combined with root raking and stump removal, reduces the possibility of plants regrowing in the region. Land clearing is useful not just for preparing a building site, but also for clearing hunting paths, preventing forest fires from spreading in high-risk regions, establishing easements, and even clearing land for a farm, garden, or orchard.
- Land grading. Houses and barns are built on a property’s highest point for a reason: they are less likely to flood during heavy storms. Land grading, on the other hand, ensures that water flows away from the construction pad or foundation and helps to stabilize the soil when the site lacks natural hills or is located in a low-lying area to begin with. Proper land grading will save you a lot of difficulties in the future, whether you’re building a house, barn, garage, or shed.
- Retention ponds and detention ponds, as well as berms and swales. You may want to conserve that water or help it flow into a pond where it won’t cause a wet mess on your entire property once it has moved away from buildings due to land grading. Moving soil is required to create these channels and ponds, and dirt labor is one of Clean Cut Outdoor’s specialties. Allow our efficient machinery and trained crew to assist you with the construction of these berms, swales, retention ponds, and/or detention ponds.
- Constructing a road or entry for a construction site. Dirt work is also useful for preparing the ground for a new driveway or establishing a construction entrance. This entails clearing the ground of vegetation, compacting the soil, and, if necessary, grading it in order to prepare it for gravel and heavy loads.