a construction property

Want to increase the chances of your land development project’s success? Consider investing in site grading. Site grading in construction is a well-known engineering process that adjusts soil elevation and slope around a commercial or residential construction site before the building is built. It involves removing earthen material to create a level and even surface to ensure a solid foundation.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of grading and get your foundation right from the get-go. Here’s what you need to know:

Helps Define A Construction Site’s Aesthetics and Builds Character

The foundation is the base the building and other elements shall stand upon. Therefore, a level foundation is necessary to ensure the walls and other supporting materials aren’t affected if the ground beneath the foundation begins to settle. If the foundation isn’t laid properly, soil settling will tilt the building, bend wall structures, and damage the building’s aesthetics.

Establishes New Drainage Patterns

You must install proper draining for your foundations, retaining walls, and screen walls; it is part and parcel of the construction process. However, site grading can allow you to install innovative drainage patterns for stormwater disposal and prevent foundation damage, wet basements, and damp crawl spaces with a proper drainage system.

Levels The Ground Surface

Site grading also ensures that you have a flat and usable surface compatible with the building’s structure, weight, and elevation and can bear and allow access to parking areas and streets.

slabs of concrete on land next to a brick wall

Use All Available Land In Your Construction Design

Real estate or land can be incredibly expensive. Therefore, try to use the entire land or as much of it as possible in your design to construct a beautiful building. Slopes can cause large land areas to become unusable because they provide a level surface for construction. However, you can either excavate the ground to level the ground’s surface or incorporate the slopes into your design.

Adding a retaining wall is one of the best ways to incorporate slops into your design. It can reinforce your property against a slope and add aesthetics to your residential or commercial property.

How To Grade Your Construction Site

A surveyor will come and assess the land before grading your land. They’ll take the amount of vegetation, slope, and other features that may impact the grading process into account. Once they’ve collected this information, they’ll create a grading plan to achieve the desired construction results. Excavators and bulldozers will level the land’s surface, which the surveyor will verify based on the site plans.

Once the surface is smooth, you can use the land for residential or commercial development projects.

Get Grading For Commercial Projects With Mountain Movers Engineering Co.

Are you looking for site grading professionals in California? Mountain Movers Engineering Co. is the one to call. We provide quality slope restoration services, retaining wall repairs, landslide repair services, and more.

Contact us today for more details on our grading services.




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