Reshaping the ground’s surface to planned grades, following the engineering survey evaluation and layout provides more suitable topography for construction, controls surface runoff and minimizes soil erosion and sedimentation both during and after construction.
Topsoil and sand are added, moved or removed in preparation of the construction site. Adjustments to the topography, whether minor or major, are a critical part of the construction process.
Where runoff from construction sites enters drain inlets, drop inlets, and curb inlets, Austin Construction installs inlet protection devices - like temporary sediment trapping barriers - to reduce sediment from entering storm drains.
To control storm water runoff, provide temporary storage, and control storm water release to downstream areas, artificial flow control structures contain flood water for a limited period of a time. Austin Construction constructs above ground detention basins - short-term storm water storage facilities - like wet ponds.
To prepare lots for construction, Austin Construction clears lots, installs construction driveways and underground utilities.