When constructing a foundation, hardscape, retaining wall, drainage system, paver, or outdoor living space the land needs to be inspected by a geotechnical engineer and prepared for a strong foundation. The process of excavation is critical during the preparation stages of Seattle Rockeries' construction projects. We were skilled labor and heavy equipment to move rock, soil, earth, and other material to create graded areas and specified levels.
Seattle Rockeries excavates topsoil to remove exposed surface earth including vegetation, soil, and other unstable material. Our excavation technicians remove rocks, boulders, and other obstructions which impede the construction of smooth spaces, and solid structures. As a process of Geo technology and drainage system development, our technicians also offer swamp and mud excavation. We remove mud and unstable wet soil mixed with water to leave only structurally stable terrain. When we get to the excavation of the earth we are able to remove the layers below the topsoil to create drainage efficient areas for construction.
Seattle rockery brings equipment for cut and fill excavation or stripping excavation to clear large areas on Seattle properties. We remove shallow and deep layers of topsoil, down to rocks and sand. Our technicians are able to remove unwanted materials and obstructions from your landscape while grading the land. We offer trench excavation services to dig channels a varying depths. In the hardscaping industry trench excavation is used to bury drainage pipes or used for service lines, electrical lines, or sewage lines for new home construction.
Trenching involves digging trenches in the ground to install, maintain, or inspect drainage systems, pipes, conduits or cable. Seattle Rockeries' excavation experts use equipment to safely dig trenches for your construction project and fill them back in when you are ready to build over or around them.
Troughs are short, narrow canals designed to hold water until it evaporates. Troughs are often found in the form of trench drains in hardscapes and driveways. Seattle Rockeries installs troughs, channel drains, trench drains, slot drains, and strip drains in Puget Sound homes for use during rainy weather.
Seattle Rockeries provides obstruction removal for digging, earthmoving, grading, and construction projects. We bring in heavy equipment to remove boulders, concrete structures, foundations, stairways, and tree stumps. Our land clearing experts remove brush and trim your terrain for grading and construction
Seattle Rockeries prepares the land of Houses and foundation construction projects in Seattle and surrounding Puget Sound Neighborhoods. We work closely with experts, permit services, utility companies, and land surveyors to ensure obstructions are cleared and the land is prepared to specification for your Northwest home.
Changing the grade of your land from a level flatland into terrain sculpted with hills improves drainage while adding a unique perspective to your landscape. Seattle Rockeries designs and excavated elevated terrain by using mounds and berms in patterns that radiate with the natural landscape. Our soil is imported from local, sustainable sources and we can use soil from the existing landscape if your project allows for cut and fill. Most designers agree that landscapes that use a 1/5 height to width ratio provide the most visually appealing "flow" when used on residential terrain.
Grading is the process of flattening and smoothing an area of soil to construct foundations, structures, and hardscapes. Grading prepares land for construction. A grade can be a flat base or a specified slope. A grade is achieved through use of specialized machines called graders, and the process of filling and compacting soil. Grading is a function of environmental design that is used in all landscape design, landscape architecture and hardscaping projects. Grading is important when constructing pavers, patios, retaining walls and almost any large construction project.
Drainage tip for Seattle homeowners:
Water flows and collects differently depending on how your terrain is graded. Creating slight slopes in the right areas can direct stormwater to proper drainage systems and water channels. Seattle Rockeries recommends a grade of 2% or higher away from buildings to prevent pooling or flooding. For retaining walls, patios, and other hardscapes, Seattle Rockeries recommends at least 1% grade away from all structures.