In the environmental design professions grading and regrading are a specifications and construction component in landscape design, landscape architecture, and architecture projects. It is used for buildings or outdoor amenities regarding foundations and footings, slope terracing and stabilizing, aesthetic contouring, and directing surface runoff drainage of stormwater and domestic/irrigation runoff flows.
With jobs flowing back into the industry through residential construction and oil-and-gas earthmoving work, grading and excavating contractors who have been hibernating on equipment purchases are now coming forward to add more to what for many has become an outdated fleet. The jobs may be smaller in size, necessitating compact
A grading contractor typically does his work and is gone before anyone sees him, notes Mike Willhite, owner of Willhite Grading & Excavation, a boutique company catering to high-end properties in California’s Montecito and Santa Barbara region. Willhite, a subcontractor for general contractors and engineering firms, believes in being more
Manufacturers suggest grapples should be among the top five attachments in a contractor’s toolbox. But which one should be used when? To grapple is to move or grasp heavy objects with a hinged device, or as Rusty Schaefer, marketing manager for Case Construction Equipment in Racine, WI, puts it, a
Every contractor who ever dug a hole has had to deal with it. It’s the dreaded “D” word that can cause devastation for a digger: Dust.
This kind of work is very specialized and takes a lot of training and special equipment. First, your workers have got to be OSHA-certified. Then you have to have special equipment. You have access to a lab, so you’ve got to have decontamination equipment. You must have tieback suits and