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Sitework Estimating Services

Sitework Estimating Services Redefined

Build an Estimate provides accurate and detailed site work estimating services to site contractors, landscaping contractors, land developers, general contractors, and excavation contractors. Our dedicated team of specialized estimators delivers cut and fill takeoff, 3D maps, and landscaping estimates within 24-48 hours, helping our clients win more bids and reduce overhead costs.

Our estimators have extensive experience working with sitework contractors in the public, commercial, and residential sectors. We offer a wide range of deliverables, including cut & fill takeoff lists, earth volumes, surface grading, 3D mapping reports, and landscaping estimates with soil volumes. Visit our profile on The Blue Book for more information on our site work estimating services.

Our Services for Sitework Estimating and Excavation

We offer comprehensive services to meet your excavation and site development estimating needs. Our services include:

  • Estimation and takeoff for Cut/Fill quantities for site development and construction projects
  • 3D graphical representation of Cut/Fill Areas and Elevation with cross-sections
  • Mass Haul Diagrams to mitigate earth and soil movement
  • Conversion of topological data into Civil 3D
  • Excavation estimation services, including Existing Surface, Terrain Model with Contours/Depth Contours, Cross-sections with longitudinal profiles, Volume and Area for Land Development, Cut Fill, and Earthworks, using Primordial Method and end area method.

Our portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Site work projects. Our expert estimators use the latest software technologies to prepare accurate material and labor takeoffs, along with man-hours. We also factor in construction equipment, insurance, logistics, safety, permits, contingencies, and more.

If you need an estimator to supplement your existing estimating department or can't afford the expense of a full-time estimator and expensive software, we are at your service.

Benefits of working with us

  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Efficiency and accuracy
  • Fast turnaround times (24-48 hours)
  • Confidentiality
  • Certified estimators
  • 24/7 support on chat and email.

At Build an Estimate, we offer a wide range of sitework estimating services to meet all your construction needs. Our services include quick, efficient, and accurate preliminary, conceptual, budget, and bid estimates, as well as sitework feasibility analysis, land development consultation, bidding assistance, design phase estimating assistance, legal claims assistance, change order management, and value engineering. Trust us to help you save time, money, and resources on your next construction project.

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Scope of Work in Our Site Work Estimating Services

Our Site Work Estimating Services cover a wide range of tasks, including erosion control, clearing and demolition, earthwork, grading, drainage, utility spoils, storm sewer, water distribution, roadways, sidewalks, driveways, pavements, site furnishing, concrete flatwork, retaining walls, climbing walls, fences and gates, landscaping, irrigation, fountains, patios, gabions, and docks. At Build an Estimate, our expert estimators provide detailed takeoffs for all these services to help contractors bid and procure projects efficiently.

Our Site Work Estimating Services Portfolio of Projects

We offer a comprehensive range of site work estimating services for a variety of projects including public facilities, single-family and multi-family residential sitework, commercial buildings, industrial sites, water treatment sites, planned communities, parks, schools, golf courses, sports complexes, swimming pools, highways, skateboards and playgrounds, bicycle racks, and underground structures. Choose Build an Estimate for accurate and detailed estimates for your site work projects. Read more about Best Sitework Estimation Services by Build An Estimate at our blog section. 

Earthwork Estimating Services

Excavators, site engineers, and specialized contractors need accurate estimates for earthwork before starting a construction project. At Build an Estimate, we provide reliable earthwork volumes and materials takeoffs for bid preparation to help meet critical deadlines. Our team ensures that quantity takeoffs account for every elevation point, ridge, swale, breakline, hook, and pad elevation, including:

  • Site excavation report
  • Cut/Fill quantities
  • Export or Import quantities
  • Volume reports
  • Topsoil spreads

Earthwork Volumes and Bid Preparation

Accurate earthwork volume estimates are crucial for successful bidding and managing costs. At Build an Estimate, our expert team uses advanced software to determine exact cut and fill quantities, accounting for factors such as soil strata and groundwater elevations. We also provide visual reports and account for items such as clearing, demolition, and sub-grades.

For bid preparation, we analyze bid documents, identify the scope of work, and provide detailed cost estimates for sitework. Our pricing includes material, labor, and equipment using RSMeans and our developed database. We deliver comprehensive, easy-to-review bid estimates in Excel format, including marked-up plans, bid reviews, notes, and other information to help you with your scope of work.

Material Takeoff List

At Build an Estimate, we use advanced software like Civil 3D, Cut & Fill, Terramodel, AGTEK 4D, InSite, Planswift, and AutoCad to provide digital material takeoffs. Our detailed and categorized EXCEL spreadsheets are based on either MasterFormat or our client's preferred format.

Our material takeoff sheets include quantities for various categories such as Clearing & Site Preparation, Soil Erosion & Sediment Control, Asphalt Paving, Earthwork, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Water Distribution, Curbs and Pavement, Fence and Gates, Site Furnishings, Retaining Walls, Landscaping, Trenching for Electric, Gas and Site Lighting, Excavation and Backfill, Parking Appurtenances, and Striping & Signs

Landscaping & Irrigation Estimating Services

Our landscaping and irrigation estimating services are tailored to meet the specific needs of landscaping professionals, providing real-time cost analysis to maximize profit margins and grow their businesses.

Using Planswift, we perform on-screen takeoffs for material, labor, and equipment for landscaping and irrigation projects. Our detailed material takeoff lists are easy to read and can be sent to local vendors for pricing.

Our portfolio includes golf course construction, landscaping grading work, and sports complex projects, where we provide cost control, consultancy, and future projections for scheduling the project. We always meet project deadlines by prioritizing critical activities.

We provide initial estimates for lending, bid winning, and equipment rental purposes based on architects and construction developers' conceptual and preliminary designs and drawings for sitework.

Our landscaping and irrigation takeoffs typically quantify soil, grass seeds, pavers, sod, mulch, gravel, plants and trees, irrigation pipings, sprinkler systems, fence, fertilization, trimming, aeration, thatching, and spraying, depending on the project scope and client requirements.

Site Improvement Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, we provide sitework and exterior improvement contractors with accurate bid estimates and thorough consultation services for specific trades including fences, gates, retaining walls, and more. We estimate irrigation, planters, vegetated roofing, edging, tree staking, and other site improvements, helping contractors with project budgeting, material ordering, and feasibility checks. Our mark-up calculations ensure contractors establish accurate profit margins. Our site improvement takeoffs include fences and gates hardware, fabricated bridges, vegetated roofing, edging, grates and guards, roof barriers, tree staking, docks and marine, turf and grasses, gabions, and retaining walls.

Are You Ready To Get Started With Us!

  • 1Submit Your Drawing Plans

    Attach the file to the contact us page and send us complete details by filling out the form. We accept PDF format and your plans can be Bid set, Schematic, Design Development, Construction document, or conceptual drawings. It can be a Dropbox link or portal link, etc.

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  • 2Get a Quote

    After reviewing the plan documents, you will quickly get the quote. Once accepted, you can pay the invoice via credit card, debit card, or PayPal, and our team will start working on your project.
  • 3Receive Estimate

    You will receive an estimate that will contain all the material & labor quantities with pricing. We deliver the estimate and takeoff sheet in EXCEL or in our template or in the client's template, as per demand.

Our Service Areas

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing Sitework estimating services across North America, the Caribbean, and Australia. Our services cover various markets in the US, including New York, Florida, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Alabama, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oregon, New Jersey, and Virginia.

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