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Excavation and Grading

Most building lots and roads are required to be built on a carefully planned slope and elevation. Grading excavation is the process of leveling a road or building site to ensure the ground has appropriate slope. This excavation process requires the use of large heavy equipment, tractors, and excavating tools to assist operators in creating a well-graded area.

Southeastern Site Development uses special design techniques to build these roads. This includes special leveling equipment and hardware that helps to measure the slope of the road.  This is done with leveling sticks and measuring devices known as grade rods and survey equipment.

Grading excavation is a skill that takes special training and experience. This requires measurements devices and markers to identify the amount of ground to be removed at specific locations on the lot. Once the lot has been marked, the equipment operator can begin grading the area.

A grading excavation project requires a qualified grader operator to run the grader tractor. This special tractor uses a large shovel to level the dirt. The shovel is located between the front and rear wheels of the tractor and enables the operator to shave the dirt to a specific measurement from the surface, which creates a graded area.