Achieving Precise Grading: The Key to Successful Construction Projects

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July 31, 2023
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People involved in construction projects, such as homeowners, contractors, and construction companies, know the significance of precise grading and soil stabilization. Without accurate measurements and grades, creating a strong and leveled foundation to carry the structure can become difficult. Nobody wants to have an unstable structure that can be dangerous. The thought alone can give you chills down your spine. 

This blog will tackle the significance of precise grading in construction, problems with improper grading, and how to get grading solutions for your next project. Let’s begin! 

 

The Significance of Precise Grading In Construction 

Precise grading and soil stability are crucial for constructing buildings on a level and stable surface. This guarantees the building’s structural durability and prevents any moisture or water infiltration that may result in expensive repairs in the future. Also, precise grading techniques prevent soil erosion due to heavy rains or flooding that can cause costly damage if not handled correctly.

Precise grading ensures that all construction materials, including foundational elements and building components, are correctly placed and spaced to achieve maximum stability and safety. Building on unstable or uneven ground due to inaccurate grading can lead to structural collapse and other problems.

 

Problems With Improper Grading

When construction projects are graded incorrectly, it can result in many issues, such as structural instability and environmental damage. Insufficient evaluation or consideration of soil conditions during grading can lead to significant settling, buckling, and heaving. This can hurt foundations and other structures that depend on solid ground.

 

Get Professional Grading Solutions For Your Next Project 

Kuesel Excavating Co is dedicated to safety and compliance with all applicable laws. As such, we are OSHA certified and employ grading specialists who hold certifications in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department Of Transportation (DOT), Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), and Professional Engineering. Don’t hesitate to talk to a professional today. 

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