The Benefits Of Site Preparation For Your Construction Project
July 21, 2022
The importance of site preparation and land clearing services for any small or large-scale construction process can not be emphasized enough. As many of you might perceive, erecting a building is not simply a matter of sticking bricks over one another. Such a building might look very similar to its neighbours but will crumble to the ground when encountering its first windstorm of its life. Just like everything else needs preparation, so does the site on which you intend to construct a building.
Unfortunately, inexperienced project owners remain clueless about the importance of this task. As a result, they fall in the hands of unreliable construction contractors who, in the name of saving costs, neglect crucial duties. Consequently, all such project owners are left with is regret and a building threatening to give up at any moment. The problem is that you can not simply dismantle a building and reconstruct it. If you do so, the demotion plus the reconstruction costs will leave you penniless and hopeless.
As professional excavation, land clearing, and site preparation contractors, we have decided to take the initiative of saving project owners in and around Vancouver from such deceitful businesses. For this reason, this blog post will reveal the benefits of professional site preparation services for every construction process.
Although we are speaking of benefits, keep in mind that site preparation is not merely a nice-to-have service. It is a crucial and mandatory aspect of every construction endeavour and should not be overlooked. Similarly, ineffectively done site preparation is as costly as not doing any site preparation at all. Thus, you must hand over your project to reliable contractors. In short, besides physical effort, attentiveness and mental prowess are equally vital in any construction project.
Excellent Ground Leveling
For you to construct a stable building that can adequately withstand various pressures, it is essential that the ground beneath it is steady and level. Even if you plan to raise a structure on a slanted site, you will still need to level up the ground. Failure to do so will compromise the structural integrity of the building and lead to excessively high costs.
Let us consider a simplified instance. When you purchase a prefabricated garden shed, would you just place it anywhere in your bumpy yard? Obviously, not. You would first level the ground and then place the shed.
Eradication Of Unnecessary Obstacles
Whether you are constructing a building on a new site or have demolished a previous structure, there are numerous obstacles that will hinder the smooth flow of construction tasks. From trees with far-stretching roots and branches to piles of rock and debris, there is a lot you must first get rid of. This removal of obstructions is also part of site preparation services and is usually known as land clearing.
While sometimes the site preparation contractor may offer such services, a larger project may necessitate the recruitment of a separate land clearing contractor. As simple as the name may seem, land clearing is a pretty vast subject and requires the consideration of various rules and regulations.
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Better Access For The Workforce
This is an extension of the point above, but we believe it deserves a separate mention in light of its importance. While site preparation and land clearing allow for smooth construction site operations, they also enhance the accessibility to the site. If site preparation is done accurately, your workers will not have to go around boulders or push away annoying tree branches to reach the site. As a result, better productivity will be an indirect benefit of site preparation.
Prevention Of Potential Losses
Your site is undoubtedly not in a completely secluded area that has no signs of utility lines like water, gas, and electricity. In any construction project, the risk of digging into a water pipeline or mistakenly coming into contact with an electric wire (which is never a sight you would want to witness) is consistently high. However, professional site preparation services help identify these lines and avoid the unnecessary costs of breaking one.
Aids Excavation Efforts
Likewise, site preparation also paves the way for other construction jobs such as excavation. A well-prepared construction site streamlines excavation processes and makes the task more cost-effective.
Enhanced Project Longevity
Lastly, appropriate site preparation ensures a longer life span of your residential or commercial buildings. This is because such a building will have a better foundation, sturdier base, enhanced drainage, and robust stature.
About Rough Rock Contracting
We have been in the industry of excavation, site prep, and more for over 25 years. We are based in Nanoose Bay and are proud to serve our customers by helping them make their buildings better. Learn more about Rough Rock and our elite offerings.
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