We, humans, build structures from single stories to skyscrapers containing stories over a century. No matter how high, building structures are built on the ground. And to construct these structures, firstly construction land is prepared accordingly or the whole building is at risk.
Land preparation is perhaps the most important thing to keep it all together and ensure structural integrity for ages to come.
Let us understand site preparation and its encompassing activities.
Everywhere in the world, the land is not fit for taking in concrete, steel, lumber, or other material all of sudden. It is not even leveled properly and cannot keep walls and ceilings in straight alignment. To take care of every concern to the integrity of the building and prepare it to fit for the construction, sitework is carried out.
This process includes certain activities that clear the selected land for any possible contingencies and make it available for construction. As these activities are performed before construction, sitework estimating is carried out before carrying out sitework.
As sitework is not an easy task. Applying the wrong force may worsen the land’s situation rather than making it appropriate for the project. But with the estimated details, sitework contractors know how to do every concerning activity.
With that, let us look at the various sitework activities.
Clearing and Grubbing
Weeds grow on unattended land. Similarly, unwanted substances such as rubble, broken items, litter, trash, remains, and other things can be found on unattended land. All these things prove to be dangerous for construction and thus are removed through sitework. This clears the land and makes it able to hold construction materials.
Shoring and Erosion Control
The land is subject to weather and soil degradation. This can result in the collapse of the foundation and in turn lead to the collapse of the building. Therefore, shoring and erosion are completely everted. This makes way for future stability and shelter against collapse.
The soil itself does not hold adhesive properties. That is why the danger of soil shifting and caving exists. To keep this danger in check. The soil beneath the topsoil is stabilized. To do so, a stabilizing agent is installed. Otherwise, it can cause problems during the construction process and later post-construction in form of cracks or other damages.
Foundation is laid at a certain depth depending upon the design’s height and other requirements. Thus, to lay the foundation, the soil is dug out. This digging needs to be precise and hence the information provided in sitework estimating services is vital. Afterward, sitework contractors lay the required foundation.
Drainage and Water Systems
Every man residing in the building requires certain facilities. These facilities require certain underground installations. That is why, before actually installing the concerning system, certain tools, devices, and supporting material is installed underground. Only then those systems and facilities are usable.
How Does This Process Help with Construction and Residing?
With every sitework activity done and the construction site properly prepared, construction and later building usage is facilitated. To understand this facility, we need to consider its constituent activities.
These benefits include:
Soil is stable. The danger of caving or any other is averted. The construction process is smooth and can go on without work halts. Similarly, once the construction is complete, the building is stable.
Insulation is strong. Buildings are designed as insulated from the outer atmosphere. One such way is firm grim on the ground. This way proper foundation helps with this.
Erosion is properly taken care of. Land can erode in time in the future. With proper erosion control, the risk of land erosion is eliminated. This provides strong and lasting integrity to the concerned building.
Basic facilities such as water, electricity, heating, communication, and others are available. As today basic facilities are operated through underground connections, adequate site preparation leads to their sufficient availability.
The land is completely ready for the construction process. As construction land is entirely processed accordingly to earthwork estimating and has been fully prepared, construction activities can be carried through as per the intended plan.
These are some of the frequent and common benefits of proper sitework activities.
What Comes Afterward Sitework?
Sitework includes land preparation and once it is done, next comes construction. Before any sort of site preparation, the land holds debris, is irregular, holds unstable soil, can erode and does not include any supply facilitate for any system. But afterward, the land is clear, leveled, holds stable soil, is protected against erosion, and includes needed material to facilitate systems.
With all that done, contractors can look into the actual process of construction right from the leveled land to all the way to final finishings.
Site preparation is a vital part of any construction project. This sustains the selected land and prepares it for construction purposes. To do it right, concerned contractors benefit from sitework estimating. Through proper sitework activities, required construction is facilitated.