Excavation & Grading Services

At JK Enterprise, we offer a wide variety of excavation and grading services. We are comprehensive and reliable in our skill set. Keep reading to better understand our breadth of services.

Clearing & Demolition

JK Enterprise removes trees, vegetation, existing structures, debris and more. So, if you need a space cleared or old structures taken down, you can count on us.

Grading & Leveling

JK Enterprise will make sure your property is properly graded and leveled. This may include cutting or filling to the desired elevation and contours.

Site Development

Site development or excavation is a fundamental task with heavy machinery (excavators, bulldozers, and others) to dig and remove soil, rock and other materials.

Trenching & Backfilling

JK Enterprise will dig trenches for necessary utilities such as water lines, sewer lines, electrical conduits and telecommunication cables.

Drainage Solutions

Are you experiencing an emergency? We service septic backups, overflows, and sewage leaks. Best of all, we're timely and efficient to get you fixed-up fast.

Earthmoving & Hauling

Are you experiencing an emergency? We service septic backups, overflows, and sewage leaks. Best of all, we're timely and efficient to get you fixed-up fast.

Erosion Control

While we are not engineers, we are available for consultation and expert advice regarding septic system design, drainage field layout, regulatory compliance and permitting questions.

Clearing & Demolition

Steps Taken in Land Clearing and Demolition:

Survey and Assessment: The site is surveyed to determine the boundaries, existing structures, utilities, and any potential environmental concerns.

Permits and Approvals: If needed necessary permits and approvals are obtained to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

Utility Disconnection: Utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telecommunications are disconnected from the existing structures on the site. This ensures safety during the demolition process.

Salvage & Recycling: Before demolition, valuable materials like metals, fixtures, or equipment are salvaged for reuse or recycling.

Demolition:The demolition process involves the systematic dismantling or destruction of structures on the site. This can include buildings, bridges, pavements, or other infrastructure. Depending on the size and complexity, different methods may be employed, such as using excavators, cranes, or wrecking balls.

Waste Removal: Debris and waste resulting from demolition are collected and removed from the site. Proper disposal methods and recycling practices are followed to minimize environmental impact.

Land Grading & Leveling: After demolition, the site is prepared for future development. This involves land grading and leveling to ensure a smooth and even surface.

Ready to rid yourself of an unsightly structure on your site? Call JK Enterprise today.

Grading & Leveling

It's Important to Use a Professional in Grading and Leveling Projects.

There are many things that can go wrong when grading and/or leveling in these gorgeous Western North Carolina mountains.

Soil Disruption: The process of land clearing and leveling can disrupt the topsoil and underlying layers, which may affect the soil’s fertility, structure, and water retention capabilities. This can have implications for future land use and agriculture.

Negative Environmental Impact: Improper removal of vegetation can increase the risk of soil erosion and runoff, potentially impacting nearby water bodies.

At JK Enterprise, we’re proven experts in ensuring your grading project is properly implemented. Contact us to learn more.

Excavation & Site Development

JK Enterprise in Pre-Construction Rough Grading

Also Known As Site Grading or Land Grading: The initial stage of land preparation in all construction projects. The longevity of your structure depends on this piece of the puzzle to be completed to perfection. It’s more than removing soil, debris, rocks, and other obstructions; it’s a redistribution of soil to establish a stable foundation, ensure proper drainage and water runoff from the site, and the creation of a uniform slope and site contours.

JK Enterprise in Post-Construction Finish Grading

Also referred to as Architectural Grading: This stage is the subsequent and final refinement of the land’s surface to create a finished appearance. This stage focuses on precise slopes and elevations per the project plans and specifications and includes removing any remaining bumps, low spots, or irregularities from the site. This ensures an aesthetically pleasing surface, ready for the installation of landscaping features, pavement, patios, and other structures. 

In addition, JK Enterprise is here for you after site development, for projects like hydroseeding, and the implementation of erosion control solutions.

Trenching & Backfilling

Trenching and Backfilling are processes in excavation that are most often performed together.

Trenching: Trenching refers to the process of digging a long, narrow excavation or trench in the ground. Trenches are typically created to install or repair utilities such as pipelines, cables, or drainage systems. The depth and width of the trench will depend on the specific requirements of the project.

During trenching, heavy machinery such as excavators or trenchers is used to remove the soil and create the trench. During this process it’s important to ensure the walls of the trench are stable and properly sloped or shored to prevent collapse and maintain worker safety.

Backfilling: Backfilling is the process of refilling the excavated trench with suitable material once the desired work, such as utility installation, is completed. The backfill material is usually chosen based on engineering specifications and can include a combination of soil, sand, gravel, or crushed stone.

The backfill material is placed in layers and compacted using specialized equipment such as compactors or vibratory rollers to achieve proper density and stability. This helps to provide support and structural integrity to the installed utilities, prevent ground settling, and restore the surface to its original level.

Contact the JKE Team today to complete your trenching & backfilling project.

Drainage Solutions

Solving Drainage Issues Efficiently and Effectively.

French Drains: French drains are widely used drainage systems as they effectively channel and successfully redirect excess water. A typical French Drain consists of a sloped trench, to create a gradual downward gradient. The water flow is facilitated through a perforated pipe wrapped in geotextile fabric (to prevent clogs). The pipe acts as a conduit, allowing water to flow along the trench, with gravel and rock uses as the trench aggregate.

Surface Drains:Surface drains typically consist of a grated inlet that allows water to enter the drain, which then connects to an underground pipe system that carries the water to a suitable outlet.

Channel Drains: also known as trench drains, this option tends to be long and narrow. The drains are most useful when installed in flat areas such as driveways, patios, or pool decks.

Catch Basins: Catch basins are collection points for surface water runoff. They are typically installed at low points or strategic locations to capture water and prevent it from pooling or flooding. Catch basins contain a sump or basin that collects water, and they are connected to an underground drainage system.

Swales: Swales are shallow, vegetated channels or depressions designed to manage water runoff. They are often used in landscaping or residential areas to direct water flow, allowing it to infiltrate into the soil or reach appropriate drainage outlets.

At JK Enterprise, you can expect the best in drainage solutions. Contact us for a quote, today.

Earthmoving & Hauling

Hauling—an important piece of the excavation process.

Earthmoving refers to the movement and relocation of large quantities of soil, rocks, or other materials within a construction site. This process may involve digging, grading, filling, or leveling the ground to achieve the desired contours and slopes. Earthmoving equipment includes excavators, bulldozers, graders, scrapers, and loaders.

Hauling: While many may not even consider this a piece of the earthmoving process, much that that freshly disturbed soil, rock, or other material has to go somewhere. It is often necessary to remove excess soil, debris, or excavated materials to clear the area or transport them for further processing or disposal. This material could be taken to a waste disposal site, a stockpile area for future use, or to a processing facility where the materials are further refined or recycled.

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Erosion Control

When it comes to erosion control, you have several options to help mitigate the problem.

A few of our more popular options include:

Hydroseeding:

JK Enterprise specializes in hydroseeding, the use of professional-grade equipment to spray a mixture of seeds, mulch, fertilizer and water, sprayed onto the soil surface. This application is quick and extremely effective, as the tacky texture of the hydroseed works, even when other methods fail.

Straw Blowing:

Raindrop erosion is more powerful than most realize. And all the work just completed on your freshly graded property can be easily ruined after one bad storm. Dispersing straw with a straw blower is a fast and effective method of protecting bare soil and saving your freshly sown grass seed.

Retaining Wall Installation:

Sometimes in the mountains, it’s simply best to install a retaining wall. Some benefits are gaining a flat space for outdoor living or yard space. But primarily, retaining walls are deemed necessary in some instances of erosion control.  Retaining walls are one of the most effective measures in slope stabilization, implementing water diversion, soil containment, and in vegetation support.

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