At the most basic this may be as simple as leveling the site and ensuring construction complies with the Engineers specification. It may include the following
Clearing site of vegetation the first necessary physical act is to make space for all facets of your project. In some cases that may mean simply moving some things that are in the way. In many situations, however, it involves the often-larger job of moving or removing plants.
Cut and/or fill of site once your building is cleaned up and cleared of vegetation, you’ll be able to get a really good look at the site’s general contours. Cutting or filling may be necessary to create a flat building site, the clearest way to determine the right dirt-moving strategy is to map your site’s contours by measuring, marking and comparing its elevations at different points. One of the most economical way is you cut the amount of sand equals the amount you need to fill, as you know, it can be very expensive to take away sand and bring sand.
Construction of retaining walls As soon as you had oriented your building and confirmed that you have enough space for everything, this step follows – build retaining walls as per the Engineer’s specifications. There are restrictions on the height of retaining walls, if it’s too high you have to get an approval.
Construction of Swimming Pools Built as per the engineers plan or specifications, construct pool first for easier access.
Demolition of Existing Structures is a high risk construction activity and therefore must be planned and controlled according to the regulatory requirements, getting approval from the Council is a must. Any existing septic has to be abandoned and also, the asbestos survey must be conducted by a certified Building Inspector and must be removed by a certified Asbestos abatement contractor before any demolition activities begin and be properly disposed of.
Site preparation is generally not a cost that is included in the initial construction cost, as it is often unknown what lies just below the sites surface. Site work drives the total cost of land up or down depending on the extent of work required.
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