First our crews will strip topsoil off the new site and pile it out of the way, stakes will then be set on all the corners of the basement. After that the basement and the footers will be dug out using an excavator with a man running a laser stick to keep all the grades nice and level. The dirt coming out of basement will either be loaded onto trucks and hauled off site or if the dirt is needed to raise the elevations around the house a dozer will be used to push away the dirt. The masonary walls will be laid up and then we will backfill these walls with "gravel" (Very important!) so the water can escape down to footer tile and get away from the house instead of laying against your basement wall and keeping your basement damp. The house will be completed and then we will come back in and grade all the topsoil back so a nice lawn can then be established.
We understand that this part of building your home can be an overwhelming ordeal for some people. Therefore we have an in-house team that will help you with the entire process from the very beginning of getting an application to the end, where there will be a functioning, on site septic system installed. We help our clients with the permitting process, getting the soil analysis done and the proper septic design that fits your family's needs as well as all state and county requirements. Soil test findings that influence the design include things like soil type and layering, sand, clay, rock, perched water table and where it is located relative to depth, ability of the soil to drain and filter wastewater. Our crews will then take the septic design and install a system, which generally takes 1 -2 days. We will also work with your existing septic systems that may be in failure, i.e collapsing septic tank and distribution boxes, bleeding mound systems and plugged leach lines to name just a few issues.
A driveway is a very important part of your investment and proper time and thought needs to be put in this. We will help our clients lay out what we feel will be to their best interest with all the avenues in mind including how wide of a driveway ,how steep of a driveway, the winter snow and ice control, will you have only light traffic or heavy traffic including trailers to just name a few . The most important thing is to have adequate drainage whether this means ditches on both sides of driveway, catch basins and or pipe as necessary. High speed water can be very detrimental to your driveway so the above measures will be taken into consideration to keep from washing and eroding all your stone off the driveway. Our recommendations to build a driveway will be first strip topsoil, built or cut down areas as needed, add 4" -8" of base stone, add 4" - 6" of berm stone on top of the base stone. Proper compaction while installing driveway is very crucial and with our 5 compactors in our fleet we make sure that this gets done.
Sanitary sewer, water line, storm sewer, electric conduit, french drains, downspouts, footer pipe and more is what our experienced team does on a daily basis. We will either work off the drawings or advise and work with the customer to get what best fits each building site. J. Miller is licensed to install underground water fire lines to feed your building's sprinkler system. Our office staff will work with our suppliers to build the best product for the job and then set up all inspections with local and state jurisdiction as necessary. Having the proper equipment, whether it be right size excavators, loaders, compaction or safety equipment such as trench boxes for deeper ditches our crews are capable of doing taps on water and sewer mains for your new building project. We realize the investment our clients are making and take extreme care to properly install your underground investment to ensure longevity.
Our crews employ state of the art GPS technology to ensure every grade is properly established and meets plan specifications. The use of the latest technology results in an accurate plan, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming re-work and greater value for our clients at the end of the day. Using GPS grading on our equipment will ultimately save our clients money in extra materials that is not being used. While the extra material factor is very important, probably the most important factor is the crucial project schedules everyone is trying to meet. The GPS allows us to be productive and effiecent while we are working so the other trades behind us can be on the site sooner.
Whether you are looking to demo a small residential house or a big commercial building our crews have extensive experience in this area. We are conscience to our environment and will try to recycle as much of the debris as possible to keep from going into our landfills. Some of our past demolition highlights have been a 2nd story concrete parking garage, a 30 + mobile home trailer park, a 2 story motel and multiple houses and buildings!