Grading Contractors A grader is a large truck that levels and smooths out a roadway or other surface. They are usually brought in after the ground has been excavated, to prepare for paving for a building.
This large piece of equipment features a long blade that clears and smooths dirt and debris, spreading it out evenly. They are used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications for making parking lots, new home developments, and municipal projects.
They work in conjunction with machines like excavating equipment, bulldozers, and earth moving machines which dig holes, move boulders, and create drainage ditches or trenching. Grading contractors must be licensed to operate this commercial machinery and equipment, and may also be skilled at operating other similar machines like backhoes with shovels, excavating machines, and dump trucks.
Many grading companies double as excavation companies working on a variety of building and demolition sites. Professionals in this business offer additional services such as paving, dirt and soil removal, mining, and highway construction. Using skid loaders, graders, dozers and crawlers, contractors provide a range of services for their clients from cutting and clearing to trenching and demolition. They usually offer a well-rounded set of construction services for clients, depending on individual needs.
People looking for a qualified grading contractor can check out general contracting companies, or narrow their search to grading specialties, which may produce a more accurate result. A check of the phone book, Internet listings, or professional referrals will also yield good results in the search for a qualified grading contractor.