Demucking

Abbotts’ Construction Services
(941) 486-8137

3508 Laurel Road E
Nokomis FL 34275

Demucking

Periodically when an owner is in the beginning stages of building a new home they will find that their lot has to be demucked prior to construction.  The muck is a layer of organic material beneath the topsoil usually consisting of bay bottom silt or organic material that decomposed over time from buried mangroves.  This soil is an unstable material and a soil engineer will determine whether or not it has to be removed or re-compacted.  When the muck is removed it is replaced with a compactable fill or sand material that is installed in 12-inch lifts that are compacted between each lift. After all of the muck has been replaced with compactable fill/ sand you are ready to start your building pad.

Abbotts’ Construction is fully equipped to handle your demuck project from start to finish.  Call our office at (941)486-8137 to receive a free estimate. 

A soil report from the engineer is all that is needed.  If you need to be referred to a soil engineer we can help with that as well.