Definitely, the first step in the house construction process is the site preparation. This is the primary task that must be executed perfectly because it is a deciding factor for the beginning and completion of the project. This is one of the most challenging activity because one wrong move and it can destroy the whole project. Homelockers do this in a step by step process and undergo a deep understanding of the different factors of site preparation in order to arrive at its promising results. We make sure to prepare the site properly for a safety working environment.
Here are the following steps in site preparation process:
Of all the steps in site preparation, site clearing comes first on the list. This is done by clearing the site and achieving a good graded condition. This process includes the removal of trees, demolishing of buildings, and getting rid of all old underground infrastructure, and any other obstacles that might affect the construction process. Of course, it is vital to start the construction in a levelled soil with no other hindrances.
Site surveying is mainly done by the surveyor in order to identify the correct building block. This is to determine the appropriate site and line where a building structure or a project is to be built. Why is site surveying essential? It is because it is one of the biggest requirement for zoning and permitting processes. Through this, a contractor is able to make a clear physical representation and a construction plan on the building project.
Site surveying also helps on determining the proper boundaries and the position of the structure to be built. It is a way of conducting the desired elevation and the required cut needed for the design of the project. It helps the improvements and verification of the horizontal and vertical location to the construction plans.
Many homebuyers forget that soil testing is very vital factor that can affect the house construction. Soil testing must be done firsthand before you purchase the land or property. The composition of the soil enables you to determine whether it has the ability to hold the structure and withstand strong climate conditions. If the soil is soft, muddy and highly-absorbent to water, then it is not a good soil for your house. Thus, it is the engineer’s task to test the quality if the soil that it suitable for the project. Otherwise, the building construction would be impossible.
Site Plan Design
The next step in the process is the site planning. After soil testing and installing all the drainage and septic tanks, the design of the pipes and plumbing system and other fixtures follow. If these things are not carefully planned, there is a big chance that the construction process will be in total disorder. Understanding what works underground is necessary because it is subjected to change due to certain conditions like rock formations. That is why before moving into construction, the site plan must be carried out efficiently.
This is collecting all the needed data regarding the proposed site’s soil composition, rock and groundwater condition. Through this, the engineer and his workers will be able to evaluate if the site is good for construction. Site investigation is done for the purpose of designing the foundation of the building and how it will be constructed. By collecting the information obtained from the investigation, they can analyze the methods to be executed, estimate the cost and prepare the working process of the building project.