Building sites

Clearing the Building Sites

The process of removing unwanted trees and shrubs must be cut down and removed. Secondly, all rocks and boulders must be dug up and removed from the site unless you want to keep them for landscaping purposes. Thirdly, remove all tree stumps. Moreover, burying the trees, branches, and debris, near your home is not recommended. This is because as the wood and debris will rot, you’d be left with sinkholes throughout your property. Quite often, these sinkholes can be very big and continue to get larger over time.

Staking out your home site

Throughout the excavation process, you have to be mindful of the direction of water flow. You should keep in mind where the water from heavy rains and melting snows are going to flow from, and run off to.

First and foremost, the excavation company begins the laying out the Building Sites by marking the outlines of the homes to exact dimensions.

The second step is to design the layout of your home site and revert back to your Building Permit Plans. This is where you check the location of all buildings, septic system, and driveways. Furthermore, add patios, playgrounds, steps, walkways, wall structures, trees and shrubs to the plans.

So after getting a general idea of how you’d want your future home site to look, you can mark the location of hills and valleys and level the areas, on the plans. This will provide you enough knowledge of the home site. So you can then excavate according to those specifications.

Now it’s time to prepare the building site. For this, you have to dig out the area within markers you have staked out. After that, the Building Sites experts will lay the material for slab support and drainage. They will begin by laying gravel down. In the case of poor drainage, the experts will add a layer of crushed rocks before the gravel. Place the drainage pipes on top of the rocks. Then fill again with another layer of crushed rocks.

Level the building site and backfill the area around the building site. This will create a smooth slope to grade. When you’re done with the leveling, the next step is digging trenches for sewer drainage pipes.

Excavating the driveway

Begin the excavation of your driveway by clearing out all boulders and trees. Next, dig down along the complete area of the driveway to clear away all vegetation and roots. Keep in mind the shape of the driveway should be concave or flat. The driveway should have a slightly convex shape for effective drainage.

When excavating the driveway, always keep water drainage in your mind.

Designing your site for proper drainage

Proper drainage should be included in the design of your site. Additionally, you should always visualize the direction of water flow and keep the natural flow of the land. Furthermore, fill any low spots and cut back any mounds you have created.

Lastly, add all the finishing touches.

If you require any excavation work on Building Sites, call Jenyns & Jenyns Contracting as we are experts in the field of excavation. We offer our services at a reasonable price without compromising on quality.