Picture this: You’ve decided on going the custom home build route. You hire all of the professionals, wait patiently to see what kind of progress has been made, but when you go visit you realize they haven’t even started building anything yet. Why is it taking such a long time? After all, what could they possibly be doing other than starting the home build?
Chances are, the team you’ve hired is involved with what is known as site preparation.
The preparation of a site involves a large number of different steps and requires immense work and planning to execute effectively. After all, site preparation lays the foundation for the entire home build — it has to be done in the best way possible to ensure that the home build is also completed in the same manner. If you are curious about the process of site preparation and excavation, we here at Mondo EX have come up with a detailed step-by-step outline of how this planning is completed.
1.Testing the Soil
This testing will often occur long before a person purchases a certain site. During this step, professionals will test samples of soil and figure out whether or not it is the right material to build on. These tests will show the soils ability to absorb water, which is important to know before undergoing a build.
In this step, any unwanted rocks, bushes and trees are cleared off of the property to ensure the build can be done safely and successfully. This step can also involve the removal of certain structures (on top of and underneath the ground).
This is where the design component begins to be taken into consideration. During this step in the process, professionals will consider the entire layout of the home, where certain systems and devices should be placed, etc. In addition, crews will likely install drainage systems and certain fixtures during this step so they are ready when the structure is put into place.
Once the soil has been properly tested and approved to be built on, the crews will compact the soil. This allows the soil to hold the foundation and overall weight of the entire home build with no issues down the road. This step is extremely important due to safety reasons. Once this step is completed, the building process can finally begin.
Let Us Help
If you need to prepare your home building site with a demolition or excavation, we here at Mondo EX have got your back. With highly experienced professionals, a top of the line work ethic and only the best quality equipment, our team does everything in their power to ensure your site is completely prepared for your next build. To learn more about our excavation services in Toronto, be sure to call our team at (647) 619-6373 today.