Site Preparation

No matter what you’re building, site prep is a vital step. It is the foundation for all foundations and development.  

At CF Excavation, we will lay down all the groundwork to ensure that the land is prepped and ready for construction to start. We are experts at providing top quality site prep and excavation services.  

Why Is Site Prep Important?

Site prep is the conditioning and preparation of a construction site. This happens after the design of a project and before its Construction. The range of activities involved in this initial phase ensures a stable foundation for your structure. It makes sure that the site conditions enable the successful development of the project.  

Ultimately, this shapes the factors that affect the overall safety of the site and the affordability of the project.  

Any contractor, engineer, or builder will know that the site prep phase is critical precisely for those reasons. It can often determine the success or failure of construction and the safety of your workers.  

Proper site prep and land clearing are indispensable and not something you want to leave up to chance. Because of this, basic site preparation is an essential preliminary measure to the construction of any building. However, the specifics of some developments make them require more work than others. 

Site Preparation Services   

There are several different processes involved in site preparation. At CF Excavation, we can do them all efficiently and effectively. 

Tree Clearing

Tree clearing is an important step, especially with regards to greenfield sites where there has been no previous development. We remove all tree stumps, timber, debris, and other vegetation on the site to make a clear space for the earthworks and construction to take place.  

The removal of trees sometimes requires skills that differ from brownfield sites. Any tree roots left behind in the ground may continue to grow and risk the integrity and costs of the development in the future. So, it’s important to catch these during site preparation. 

Sometimes, you may have to leave specific greenery on the site for conservation or aesthetic reasons. As such, this step takes a lot of attention to detail.  

Land Clearing

Land clearing is generally the final step before performing excavation. 

Besides the removal of trees, the site preparation involves the demolition of existing buildings and underground infrastructure onsite.  

You never know what you’re going to find when it comes to land clearing. Existing infrastructure on the site can often produce unexpected obstacles. This could easily push the project behind schedule or above budget. CF Excavating has the know how to come up with creative solutions in order to prevent delays from unforeseen circumstances.  

Import Fill & Structural Fill

When leveling a piece of land for construction, we fill any depressions present in the land with earth. Sometimes, excavations are easily balanced by other bulk earthworks where we can use excess soil from another section to fill the depressions. When this isn’t the case, we would need to import fill in order to obtain the desired site gradient.  

If the soil on the site isn’t strong enough to support a structure, then it needs replacing with compacted structural fill. This will ensure a good, solid foundation for development.  

Drainage Site Access

Flooding of the site property and roadways can cause all sorts of complications. The best way to avoid this is by ensuring the proper installation of onsite drainage pipes and systems. It’s crucial to have sufficient access to these systems to keep them properly maintained and mitigate flooding risks. 

Our team is composed of hard workers who know all the ins and outs of site preparation and excavation. We know exactly how to handle these types of elements to ensure that the land is perfectly primed for construction.  

Rely On CF Excavation For Top Quality Site Prep

Mistakes in site preparation can cost thousands and delay your project significantly. This is why it is so important to hire the right people to get it done.  

At CF Excavation, we offer the best site prep and excavation services to help get your land ready for action. We will ensure that the site is cleared and stabilized properly so that your construction project can get off the ground as soon as possible. Contact us today for more information or to get a quote for our services.