5 Crucial Steps for a Proper Lot Prep

If you are getting ready to dig on your property for the foundation it’s very important that you prepare the lot accordingly. Working with an experienced residential excavation company can ensure that you can have a strong foundation for your home and proper lot preparation before your construction process takes place. Here are some of the most crucial steps to proper lot preparation:

Get Your Land Tested

Proper testing for your land will make sure that the soil will be able to support the groundwork for your project. A soil report will determine the total amount of clay that’s in the soil, how soft the soil is, and if it can support items like heavy equipment for the construction process.

Consider Drainage

An engineer and the land excavation company will have to work together to determine the best drainage procedure for your property. As you consider the drainage across the property is possible to save the strength of your foundation later on.

Surveying Slope

Grading a level foundation by considering the slope of your property is also extremely important. Saving time and money with the help of specialty grading will make sure that you can enjoy a safer foundation that will not erode over time.

Site Compacting

Compacting a site before the foundation is laid it can minimize the chance for air pockets in the soil subsurface. Reducing these air pockets can decrease the chance that soil will shift and the dirt will settle into spaces across the home.

Working With a Team That Has Experience

Any type of lot preparation needs to be done hand-in-hand with an engineer and with a team that has proper experience in the business. Contact our staff today if you are seeking an excavation contractor that can eliminate wasted time and improve safety across your job site.

This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Landscape Prep companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!