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Three Aspects Of Residential Earthworks

Site preparation is a critical part of any construction project. Three main aspects of site preparation need to be taken care of to ensure a secure foundation for new home construction. Here are the three aspects of residential earthworks:

Soil Classification

Classifying the soil at your property requires a geotechnical engineer. After analyzing a sample of the ground, a specialist determines the foundation you need for the house (slab or stump) and the suggested foundation depth and outlines possible issues you might have in the coming years, such as underground waters.

After the soil analysis, site works may begin. It usually includes:

  • Site scraping or removing the organic matter from the ground
  • Removal of the surplus soil
  • Compacting the soil prepares the sand pad. Usually, it depends on the sand and what the geotechnical expert requires for the depth of the sand.

Site Survey

It is crucial to survey the land on which you will build the house. The land surveyor takes care of this job to ensure accurate property borders. They use purpose-built that measure the vertical and horizontal planes to a high degree of accuracy to set the property’s boundaries. 

Site Inspection

Site inspections are carried out at different stages of construction. This task ensures compliance with the Building Code of Australia and other local regulations that may be in place. The job is carried out by building inspectors independent of the builders to avoid any conflict of interest. Depending on the location, the inspections that may be required on your property include the following: 

  • Footing inspection checks excavation and reinforcements before placing the house’s footings.
  • Slab inspection usually includes floor-level checks and termite treatment before the foundation is poured.
  • After the foundation is poured, a specialist will do a framing inspection to determine if the measurements and arrangements of the frame conform to the plans.
  •  A specialist will inspect the waterproofing and plumbing to check if there’s any risk of water leaks in the new home and if the pipes and plumbing were correctly installed.
  • The final inspection includes a conclusive review of all previous checks to ensure the structure is secure. 

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