Prepping a Building Pad in St George

Preparing your lot for your new home or commercial building is critical, in fact it is one of the most critical parts of your new home construction in St George. If you have a sinking foundation, then nothing else about your home or commercial building matters.

Building pads must be constructed and built so that water won’t accumulate beneath the home. So it needs to be sloped, graded and designed to provide the appropriate amount of drainage away from the home or building.

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And it is essential to a homes pad that the soil gets compacted to at least 90% of it’s maximum relative density. This ensures that the soil won’t sage or settle but remain firm. Every bit of organic material needs to be removed from the pad as well, that means roots, twigs, grass and things like wood scraps must be taken out of the pad. If you had things that decompose like twigs and grass, then once they do there becomes a gap and the foundation will settle and cause cracking.

All of these things are aspects that a good St George excavation company will know and be able to provide you with. We’ve been building basements, foundations and building pads in St George for close to 10 years, and are simply the best.

St George Building Pad Excavation Company

So if you’re in need of a an excavation company in St George that will go above and beyond to ensure that your building pad and foundation won’t sink, then trust Creative Excavating to get the job done right the first time.

There are some tricky soil situations here in southern Utah that everyone needs to be aware of. Blue-clay can wreck havoc on a home or commercial building if not properly removed and over excavated. But blue-clay isn’t the only type of soil that you need to watch for, there are others that can cause issues as well.

Simultaneously constructing your building pad with the proper grades and drainage is essential. After all it doesn’t matter how strong your building pad is, if the grades aren’t right and water runs into it anyways.

So these are all things that we can help you with here at Creative. We love what we do, and we would love to help you.

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