We understand the excitement of a new building go up! Whether you are building a new home, business facility, or involved in a community project, there is a certain joy and fulfillment that comes as you progress from blueprint to ribbon cutting.
Before the foundation excavation can begin, our team will need to clear the site. We need to clear vegetation like trees or underbrush. And depending on the site, they will also need to clear objects like stumps, deadwood, large rocks or the remains of a previous structure.
Additionally, the roots of trees will be removed a foot lower than the foundation will be dug. Any issues created by removing objects that would interfere with the excavation or laying of the foundation must be filled and compacted appropriately.
Before the actual excavation process begins, the site is “set out” using wooden pegs and strings to mark the area which is to be excavated. The level of depth will also be predetermined by our general contractor.
Depending on the depth and hardness of the soil, the trench may need to be reinforced as earth is removed. If the earth is extremely loose, planking will be put in place to hold the sides until the foundation can be poured
The foundation is key to any building. MVM Machinery Los Angeles is just dedicated enough to enjoy the usually mundane process of foundation excavation. We offer foundations for residential and commercial projects, basement excavation, site preparation, and foundation drainage systems