Are you getting ready to begin a major building project and need to have the land leveled or cleared? Then you are going to need a grading and excavating contractor. Here at NC Grading & Excavating, we are often asked, “What is a grading contractor?” Today we are going to answer that question for you.
What is a grading contractor?
A grading contractor is someone who can operate a heavy piece of construction equipment called a grader and hold a CDL license. A grader is a heavy piece of equipment that can smooth and flatten the surface of the soil for roads, foundations of homes, and other building projects.
NC Grading & Excavating have highly trained professional grading contractors who take pride in their work and provide quality at a competitive price.
What is grading and excavating?
To further understand what a grading contractor is you need to understand more about the process of grading and excavating.
Grading and excavating is the process of preparing land for building. This can be done by smoothing out the soil, flattening an area, building an area up, or sloping it to a certain degree that is needed.
What is grading?
Grading is the leveling of a given area in preparation for pouring foundations of homes or businesses. Professional graders, such as the team at NC Grading & Excavating, have the expertise to do this properly.
Grading is not a DIY project that just anyone can undertake themselves. That is why legally to run a piece of heavy equipment you are required to have a special CDL license. Professional contractors will also have the expertise to determine what angle your slope will need to be when leveling so water will run away from the buildings you are constructing.
However, grading cannot happen until your building site has been cleared of any obstructions.
What is excavating?
In contrast to grading excavating is about digging up and moving earth with equipment.
After trees and undergrowth have been cut down and removed from a property the area may still have obstructions that need to be removed. These can be large stumps, boulders, other large rocks, or any other organic material that is in the way.
What other ways are grading and excavating used for?
Along with leveling and preparing land for foundation pouring grading and excavating are used for other purposes as well. Here at NC Grading & Excavating we offer these services:
- Site Clearing
- House Pads
- Land Leveling
- Basement Excavation
- Foundation Excavation
- Erosion Control
- Dirt & Rock Excavation
- Driveway & Road Installation
What factors determine the costs of having an area graded or excavated?
There are many factors that go into determining the cost of grading or an excavating project. NC Grading & Excavating considers these factors:
- Size of the Property
- The Density of the Land
- Erosion Control
- Quality of the Soil
- Heavy Equipment that Will be Required
- Existing Site Properties Fill
- Dirt, Slope, Cut and Fill
- Existing Rocks, Trees, and Bushes on the Property
If you are beginning a project whether it is commercial or residential having a quality contractor is essential for success. Every building project begins with clearing the land and preparing it before a foundation can even be poured. If this is not done correctly it can result in drainage issues, erosion, and more. Why not start with a professional? Beginning a project correctly with those who have knowledge and expertise will save you money in the long run.
NC Grading & Excavating are here to provide you with the best value for your money while also ensuring you succeed in your improvement and building endeavors. Contact us here today and we will provide you with a free estimate.