What Is the Site Work Construction Process? | Cape Cod
In the broadest sense, site work includes all tasks related to preparing the site for the construction of a structure, excluding elements that will become integrated with the structure. If a building project is to be successful, many preliminary steps will need to be completed. These steps may include clearing, grading, excavating or constructing supplemental features. When preparing a site, contractors typically follow a process to ensure that all work is completed in a manner that will not impede progress on the construction of the building, pavement or home.
What Is the Site Work Construction Process?
What Are the Steps Included in Construction Site Preparation?
Whether they are asphalt paving contractors or provide their services to homebuilders needing a new site prepared, the basic steps involved in the process are the same. However, depending on the project, some steps may not be necessary.
1. If not performed prior to the acquisition of the building site or the selection of a route, a geotechnical site investigation will be needed. This investigation will collect information about the soil, groundwater and underlying rock. The information collected will be used to design the road or structure with the correct specifications so that the potential for delays and cost overruns can be minimized.
2. The site will need to be surveyed. A surveyor’s report is frequently required for permits, but it also provides information to a site preparation or paving contractor about the possible need for fill or cut to achieve the proper elevation.
3. If necessary, the contractor may construct an access road, a parking area for his employees, or a staging area for his supplies and equipment.
4. Site clearing is typically the next step in the process. Trees and other vegetation may need to be removed, existing buildings may need to be demolished, unused underground utilities may need to be removed, or boulders may need to be demolished.
5. Initial grading can allow contractors to have a clearer picture of the site. The evenness of the terrain, potential drainage issues and obstacles that might hinder progress can be assessed.
6. The next step is usually the excavations and terrain modifications. Contractors may dig cellar holes or swimming pools, prepare the ground for a building’s foundation, dig trenches for underground utilities, or excavate a roadbed. They may need to construct berms or terraces, add fill to increase the elevation, or remove material to decrease the elevation.
7. Drainage issues may need to be addressed. The contractor may have to level some areas or alter the site’s grade.
8. Usually, the contractor will schedule the final grading after the unneeded heavy equipment has finished. This leaves the site in the best condition for what will follow.
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