Readying Yourself For Your Future - Site Preparation For New Home Excavation

Posted on: 3 August 2015

Building a new home for you and your family is a tremendous accomplishment that should be celebrated. However, before ground is even broken, the work begins in earnest. Preparing to excavate a land site for the building of your new home takes several steps, and you need to be prepared for the work that's to come.    

Below, you'll find a guide to some of the aspects of site preparation that occur before the excavation of a new home. Keeping these steps in mind will allow you to develop reasonable expectations for what's to follow, allowing you to be excited about your home building project but avoiding disappointment that can come with delays. 

Rough Staking

As you'll discover throughout the building process, the true challenge of home building is getting the things you want while simultaneously cutting costs wherever possible. One way to do that is to work to minimize wasted labor effort, and rough staking your lot can assist in that department.

Rather than excavating the entire lot and then paying to have dirt repacked in necessary areas, you should rough stake your land before the excavation begins. This will allow you to only excavate areas that are necessary for your home building project and can avoid the delays that come with moving around additional dirt.

Clearing Plants

Another common source of delays is contacting organic material that is buried deep in your plot. Unexpected roots, stumps, and other remnants of plant life can cause serious damage to construction equipment, so your construction firm will be forced to work slowly if the land isn't properly cleared.

Making sure that you till and clear the land before it's excavated can not only speed up the excavation process, but can also give you clarity on other aspects of your home's design. If the plumbing you've planned runs too close to a large root system, your clearing project may allow you to rethink that situation before it causes serious problems in the future.

Rough Grading

Moving dirt around is an expensive proposition, so it's important that you do so as efficiently as possible. One way to maximize that efficiency is to grade the area around your construction site before the excavation begins in earnest. This can help guarantee that your site doesn't collapse due to unstable digging, and can also help preemptively divert water away from your home that may cause serious issues in the future. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from T C Enterprises LLC.