Civil Site Preparation & Grading

Grandview Blacktop offers civil site preparation services for clients in the Vancouver Area. Site preparation can include tasks such as erosion control, site grading, lime treatment, granular base installation, utility service installation, subgrade fill, and excavation.

What is Site Preparation?

Civil site preparation encompasses the important work that is done on land that will be a future construction site. It may include the finalization of site details, erosion control, site grading, and more. It is an important part of determining whether or not there will be complications that arise during the phases of construction.

In some cases, it may include the demolition of an existing building. In many cases, it may include the testing and cleaning of the soil. Other common parts of site preparation include:

  • Sewer installation
  • Site surveying
  • Telephone line installation
  • Landscaping (hard and soft)
  • Pump station installation
  • Reservoir construction
  • Underground utility mapping
  • Risk management assessments
  • Retaining wall construction

Popular Civil Site Preparation Services


Excavation refers to the moving of earth or sediment through the use of intensive tools or equipment. It is an essential part of creating effective foundations for buildings or roads.

Erosion Control

Erosion control is an important part of protecting the integrity of a property. Depending on the extent of the potential for damage, erosion control services may include the construction of drainage ditches or even retention ponds. Grandview Blacktop can work with all municipal, provincial, and industry requirements to make sure that your construction is not a risk to the environment or its dwellers.


Demolition is a common part of the building process, although it is one that can sometimes be overlooked. However, the demolition of a building must not be done haphazardly. Our team of professionals can help ensure that you have a safe and compliant structural demolition.

Sewer Installation

A sewer is an example of a service that is not always remembered as important — after all, it is out of sight and out of mind. However, a proper sewage system is vital to the functioning of any modern building.

Site Grading

Site grading refers to the adjustment of an area’s slope. It sometimes involves the evening of a surface in order to provide an area for a stronger solution. It may also be required as a way to control runoff from a site.

Subgrade Fill

A subgrade fill refers to the filling of the top of an embankment on a site. It is a vital part of prepping a site for construction.

Service Line Installation

Certain residential utility services may need to be installed on your property before construction can begin. Grandview Blacktop can help with the installation of these, whether it be telephone lines or electrical lines.

Granular Base Installation

A granular base is an important component of many different construction projects. Such a base is often used as a platform for paving or other foundational work.

Pump Station Installation

A pumping station is an important type of construction, as it provides drinking water and other vital water services. Many civil site preparations will include the initial installation of a pump station.

Underground Utility Mapping

In certain circumstances, it may be important to map out the existing utilities that are already on a construction site. This is especially true in older cities or in areas with older construction, as you don’t want to inadvertently cross wires.

Site Surveying

Site surveying may be the first step of your civil site preparation. It can help you locate where the boundaries of your construction will be. A site surveying may also include obtaining data around drainage, topography, and other features of the area.

Risk Assessment

In some cases, you may want to invest in certain specialized risk management assessments. One example of this is a termite assessment. As termites survive by eating wood and materials containing wood, they can hide in your construction site and wreak havoc at a later date. A risk assessment can help you be prepared for the worst.

Trust Grandview Blacktop With Your Civil Site Preparation Needs

Whether it’s excavation, subgrade fill, sub-base construction, granular base installation or utility service installation, we provide service and expertise to make your project a success.

Civil site preparation should only be undertaken by professional contractors with industry familiarity. The professionals at Grandview Blacktop would be happy to help you determine the best site preparation plan for your project. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.

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