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Grading Contractor

You may have heard contractors mention grading a site, but you may not be sure of all that grading involves. Most construction sites, especially during the early stages, need to be graded. Exactly what grading will involve depends on the specific plan as well as the site. As an experienced Austin grading contractor, Juniors Materials understands the various tasks that may be required to get the site ready for construction to begin. Since we serve many towns in Central Texas besides Austin, including Round Rock, Lago Vista, Elgin, Bastrop, Hutto, and Belton, we are also familiar with the geological variances that exist in the area.

What Does a Grading Contractor Do?

Grading contractors assess the site to develop a plan for taking the site from its current condition to a condition that meets the project specifications. This may include all or some of the following.

  1. Create a level surface that will form a stable foundation for a structure.
  2. Alter the terrain to ensure proper drainage, create berms, control soil erosion, or establish a preliminary slope.
  3. Ensure the safety of the contractor’s employees as well as other people who may visit the site.

What Equipment Does a Grading Contractor Use?

Grading requires matching the equipment to the project. For many years, bulldozers were the go-to machines for grading, especially on road and parking lot construction projects. In recent decades, skid-steer grading has become increasingly popular, however. This is due in part to the versatility of a skid steer and the wide range of attachments available. Skid steers are highly maneuverable, so they can fit into spaces that are not conducive to using a bulldozer for grading. Depending on the project, contractors may also use dump trucks for hauling fill material, or backhoes.

What Is the Difference Between Land Clearing, and Grading Contractors?

There are times when a grading contractor in Austin must perform a little clearing. They may even be called on to demolish a small structure and remove the rubble. However, there are some crucial differences.

  1. Typically, clearing the land of trees, structures, boulders, and other obstacles is the responsibility of the land clearing contractor. This is normally the first contractor to work on the site.
  2. Contractors usually perform their duties after the land is cleared. They dig cellar holes, create trenches to install underground utilities, excavate for septic tanks, and perform similar tasks. Contractors normally complete their work before grading contractors begin theirs.
  3. Grading contractors usually do not perform the same tasks as either land clearing. However, grading contractors frequently handle small tasks that the other two contractors might have overlooked.

If you need the services of a reliable, experienced Austin grading contractor, contact Juniors Materials. We are also an Austin contractor, water or soil sinking contractor, skid-steer contractor, and concrete demolition contractor. In addition, we offer Austin truck pickup, road base installation, trash pickup, decomposed granite delivery, dump truck hauling, and landscape material delivery. Our prices are highly competitive, our reputation is exceptional, and our commitment to our customers is unparalleled. If you are interested in a free quote, submit our request form online. You can also call us at 512-924-6887 if you prefer.