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The preconstruction phase is an important one in any construction project. As the first step, the preconstruction phase lays the groundwork for the rest of the project, hashing out the who, what, and when of the project itself.
Most construction projects start with site clearing, and it’s an important step to make sure you have a clean, safe site that is prepped and ready for construction.
Without proper site clearing, a construction site could be unsafe, hard to navigate, or even a poor foundation for whatever is being built upon it.
At Tucker Paving, we offer site clearing, site grading, stabilized subgrade, and base work. Site clearing creates the foundation that supports paving, utilities, structures, or whatever else is being constructed on the site. A poor base can result in problems down the line, so it’s vital that site clearing is done with an eye towards quality and details. Explore all the steps involved in site clearing.
Steps Involved in Site Clearing
Most site clearing jobs start with clearing out underbrush like small bushes, weeds, and other smaller-sized vegetation. This gives workers a clear site to work in, making the site safer and more maneuverable.
Next, larger vegetation, such as trees and large shrubs are removed. Trees are generally cut down first, and then the stumps are removed completely. We take care to remove all roots because they can change the state of the ground as they decay, leading to issues with pavements and other structures.
Next, large stones and rocks are removed, as are any other vegetation or materials—such as old utilities or piping—that could cause issues with structures down the road. Animal burrows or other holes or tunnels are also filled with clay to ensure they don’t affect the integrity of the site’s foundation. Then the surface soil is generally removed because if there’s a large amount of vegetative matter in it, the surface soil to be unstable, making it a poor foundation. Topsoil is either saved to be added back to the site after construction is complete, or it is used elsewhere.
Lastly, the site is graded and uniform soil materials are added to create a safe, stable foundation that will support whatever pavement or other structures that are planned for years to come.
Tucker Paving offers site clearing, asphalt and concrete paving, underground utilities, and more. Contact us using our online form or by calling 863-299-2262 for your next site clearing project.
When it comes to the environment, asphalt is the most environmentally friendly choice, hands down.
That’s why we are so happy to install and maintain asphalt pavement. Asphalt is sustainable, recyclable, and it allows us to be more conscious of the environment. Explore all the ways asphalt is truly the environmental pavement of choice! Continue reading Asphalt the Environmental Pavement of Choice
A construction estimator is an invaluable asset to a construction team. There are many variables that go into a construction project, and it’s necessary to estimate and plan for those variables as much as possible to ensure that a construction project remains on time and on budget. That’s where a construction estimator comes in.
Porous asphalt is a good choice for many driveways and parking lots. The trick is keeping it clean.
Porous asphalt is becoming more popular. People like it because it is cost efficient, eco-friendly, and the EPA considers it a best practice. What makes porous asphalt different is the fact that it has tiny holes throughout it to allow water to seep through it into the soil below. This helps prevent pooling after storms. Porous asphalt does require maintenance to keep it looking and working like new.
If anybody knows asphalt, it’s the crew here at Tucker Paving! Here are some tips for keeping your porous asphalt in top condition. Continue reading Tips on How to Keep Asphalt Clean
Explore the lengths we go to at Tucker Paving to ensure safety on the job.
Safety is no accident. It’s a concept we take seriously at Tucker Paving, Inc. Safety has always been a focus at Tucker Paving since our inception in 1994, but we really upped the ante in 2008 with a safety program that incorporates the entire Tucker Paving team. Continue reading Safety a Priority for Tucker Paving
Asphalt is one of the most versatile, useful, and sustainable materials available in the construction industry, but there are still asphalt myths that make the rounds and give asphalt a bad rap.
Repairing a pothole before it gets bad can protect not only motorists, but also pedestrians.
Potholes are one of the main problems Tucker Paving sees that lead to asphalt repair jobs. Potholes can form in roadways, parking lots, driveways, and more. They can wreak havoc on your vehicle, and they can also present a liability for business owners. Learn what causes potholes, the damage they can cause, and why fixing potholes early is so important. Continue reading Catch Potholes Early to Limit Damage