All good Excavating Contractors have a thorough method. The first step in leveling terrain is to mark the area to be level. Land prepping is key to have all the following construction steps falling in place the right way. This can be done using stakes and hammers. Then, use a level or a laser level to measure the ground. A manual level should have adjustable bubble vials, so that you can use it to adjust the slope. After identifying the area to be leveled, we remove grass, rocks or any debris and keep the trees as you desire. You may only have to remove grass in small areas, so it will depend on the area. A mixture of soil and sand may be sufficient to cover the land. The amount of cover required will depend on the size of the area and how the land will be used after leveling. Use reference points on existing structures in the area to level the ground. You can also mark vertical and horizontal lines with sharp wooden stakes. You should mark each area to be level before you begin digging. This will ensure that the ground is level and that you don't have to use the leveling tool too frequently. Once we've marked the area you'd like to level, you can proceed with the actual leveling process. Before you begin, we make sure that there are no underground utilities. Hitting a utility line is not only dangerous, but it may also result in fines. When working on leveling a terrain, it's important to remember that your goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape. A level landscape will also prevent a serious damage to your home's foundation. After all, leveling the ground will allow rainwater to flow away from the home's foundation. Otherwise, rainwater will collect along the foundation walls, weakening the foundation and even causing flooding in your basement. It helps greatly grading your land in the spring when all the snow melts and funnel all the runoff into the right channel away from your property. A lot of homeowners choose to level their land before they begin any construction projects. They use this technique to create a flat, level surface for building a house, installing a swing set, or creating a patio. Some even level the ground before planting flowers, grass, or vegetables. Generally, however, homeowners use a professional leveling company to level the ground. Once the ground is level, the next step is adding rock. This process should be done as a circular motion from the center outward. This ensures a smooth surface that is free from jagged edges and places to trip. In the end, you'll have a flat surface that will be level and stable when you walk on it. Only an experienced Excavation Contractor should be leveling your ground the right way. Contact us today for a free quote.