Before you can begin construction on your land, you will first need to prepare the site in various ways. One of the most important things you will need to do before building any structure on your property is to check and adjust the grading.
For those who don’t know, the term grading here refers to the slope of the ground and how and where water flows over it—in many cases, the grading will need to be modified to make sure water doesn’t flow toward the foundation of your new structure. Our team at Todco has over 30 years of combined experience in land grading, and you can count on us to take care of this process for you. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how land grading works, so you know what to expect.
- Survey – When you call us for land grading services, we’ll first conduct a survey of your land, examining the topography and figuring out where water will flow when it rains. Our team has extensive experience in this work, so you can count on us to provide the accurate measurements you need.
- Planning – Next, we’ll use our survey data to create a plan to adjust the slope of your land. In many cases, we’ll need to know where you plan to put your new structure in order to plan effectively, as we can’t ensure water flows away from the building unless we know where the building will be.
- Grading – Finally, our team will use excavation equipment to adjust your land grading, flattening slopes, adjusting planes, and even digging drainage channels to ensure doesn’t pool around any important structures.