Initial Site Work For House Building Lot

By Todd Fratzel on Foundations

picture of site work for new drivewaySite work has begun on the new house that we’re building and I’m following here with the Total House Construction Series – Foundation to Finish. The site work for this house building lot consists of:

  • Excavation for house foundation
  • Installation of driveway
  • Installation of waterline and electrical service conduits
  • Construction of on-site septic system
  • Installation of foundation drain system
  • Installation of under-slab radon vent system
  • Foundation backfill
  • Final grading, loam and seeding

The first step for building any new house on a raw piece of land is to remove trees, stumps, rocks and debris. Second the loam is pushed off the site and stock piled for later. As you can see in the photos the crew of two got a great start on the picture of clearing and digging for hose foundationsite work.

During the first day they accomplished:

  • Removal of trees and stumps
  • Stripped the top layer of loam from the building footprint
  • Removed loam from the driveway base and installed 12 inches of base gravel

The crew did a great job and the second day will begin the process of excavating for the concrete footings. The excavation will be fairly significant in order to achieve a full basement and walkout on one end. Stay tunepicture of clearing loam off a building lotd for more photos as things progress.

Previous posts from this series:
Total House Construction Series – Foundation to Finish
First Step In Building A New House – Blue Prints
Getting Bids When You Build A New House
New House Energy Efficient Details
House Building Lot
Ranch Style Home Floor Plan

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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