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The construction industry has struggled a bit in recent years. This is not because there's not amazing technology out there to make construction easier. There's tons of technology, and it's amazing! Rather, the struggle seems to be that there is a shortage of labor. Many young people are not as interested in working in construction anymore. We hope that we can do our part to change that. In posting on this blog, we hope to reach a wide audience, including young people who may want to work as contractors. There are excellent jobs in the industry, and learning the basics on this blog can set you up for success.

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Site Preparations For Commercial Development With New Buildings

If you are planning a new commercial development project, there are many issues that need to be addressed before breaking ground. The site preparations have to be done to ensure the property is ready for new buildings. Issues that need to be addressed include drainage, soil stabilization, and the elevations of the terrain. The following construction site development guide will help you get your project ready:

Clearing the Land to Prepare for Development

The first step in site preparations is to clear the land to prepare it for development. If there are existing buildings and utility systems, demolition is going to need to be done, and the utilities will need to be disconnected. Vegetation will also need to be cleared before work can begin. After the land has been cleared, silt construction fencing will need to be installed and inspected.

Addressing Issues With Watershed and Drainage

One of the issues that may need to be addressed when planning the installation of a silt fence is watershed. If the land is low-lying, a storm drainage system may need to be installed. Grading also needs to be done to address watershed issues and protect the property from flooding and water problems when it rains. The drainage systems that are installed for commercial developments are larger systems. They are storm drains that are designed for the specific needs of the terrain and planned project.

Backfilling and Grading for Construction Elevations

Backfilling is often needed when there is not enough soil available on the property. The backfill materials need to be used for grading to make changes to the natural elevations of the terrain. This may be done to address issues with drainage. Backfill and grading can also be done after the construction has started for features like structures that have basements or other site development issues that require more soil materials.

Soil Stabilization to Prepare the Site for Construction

The soils that are used for backfill and natural conditions can often be unstable and need to be improved. Therefore, soil stabilization issues need to be addressed when before construction can begin. Different methods can be used to treat soil materials, such as cement, chemical treatments, compaction, and erosion control systems that are installed with hardscaping.

These are the preparations that will need to be done to get your commercial development ready for the groundbreaking ceremony. Contact a construction site development service for help getting your project ready to start.