The construction site preparation process isn't glamorous, but it's essential to the successful completion of the project at hand. So what's the timeline for site prep, and what site preparation equipment is needed? Here's a look at the steps in the preparation process as well as the types of equipment that are useful when preparing a construction site.
Construction site preparation falls into four broad categories. Here's a look at those four general steps in the construction site preparation process:
There are many smaller tasks within each of these larger steps, of course. And having the proper site preparation equipment during each phase is essential to the successful and timely completion of the project.
A range of heavy equipment may be needed for the construction site preparation process. During clearing and excavation, teams may use excavators, backhoe loaders, bulldozers, skid-steer loaders and other equipment. During grading, teams may lean heavily on motor graders and similar heavy equipment. And, finally, wheeled rollers and other equipment are often used during the compaction process.
Naturally, the right site preparation equipment for your next project ultimately depends on the conditions of the site and its soil. Make sure you seek guidance on the right types of equipment in order to streamline the construction site preparation process and keep your project on schedule.
While many teams engage in construction site preparation, they don't always need to invest in purchasing site preparation equipment. If you need equipment for site prep consider renting your equipment from the Cat® Rental Store. We offer rental options for backhoe loaders, bulldozers, skid-steer loaders, motor graders and much more. You get the performance and capabilities you need without the upfront investment and without the need to store equipment when it's not being used.
Even if you do have a collection of site preparation equipment, you may find that you need a specialty machine for a specific purpose. Again, count on the selection of rental equipment you'll find at the Cat Rental Store. Browse our equipment or contact us today to learn more about our equipment rental options.