Why Site Preparation is a Critical Part of Every Construction Project

Many people think—without any basal evidence—that construction work is just about manpower.

But as it turns out, a construction project requires all kinds of other interventions, such as building site development and preparation, which necessitate the prowess of an expert contractor like Bob Mahoney. If the site is not properly prepared, it can have long-term implications on the structure or structures that are built.

Over the course of this blog, the experts here at Bob Mahoney Excavating will explain the important role site preparation serves in construction.

Land Clearing Done Right

A reputable construction site development contractor like Bob Mahoney has the equipment and the expertise to perform a thorough and proper land clearing job. This involves removing all vegetation as well as large rocks and boulders from the site, so there are no obstacles left that could interfere with laying the foundation, creating a stable and even building pad.

Easier, Quicker, and More Efficient Excavation

When the worksite has been cleared of vegetation and debris, excavation work becomes a breeze. The excavation machinery and equipment can be moved around the site more quickly, and easily, which allows you to stick to a schedule. The project stays within budget as well, and no excess time is spent on excavation due to mobility issues.

Precise and Accurate Land Grading

Land grading requires skill and precision, which is yet another reason why you should only hire a specialist like Bob Mahoney for the job. Proper land leveling and grading are essential for ensuring that the build site offers adequate support and drainage for the structure.

Any mistakes or oversights during this stage increase the likelihood of major problems in the future—problems that can potentially impact the structural integrity of the project.


Being one of South Wisconsin’s and Northern Illinois’ leading land clearing contractors, we offer a range of quality site preparation services, including excavation, grading and leveling, and demolition services. Call us at (847) 489-3153 or get in touch with us online for further information.

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