Based in Sacramento, our mission is to safely provide high quality general engineering services on time, delivering the best value to you. A family tradition of serving with instilled core values since 1948, we are motivated to share our knowledge gained over the decades. We aim to give you, our customer, an exceptional experience and outstanding results!Based in Sacramento, our mission is to safely provide high quality general engineering services on time, delivering the best value to you. A family tradition of serving with instilled core values since 1948, we are motivated to share our knowledge gained over the decades. We aim to give you, our customer, an exceptional experience and outstanding results!
Amedeo Biondi 1948-1954
Gene Biondi 1955-1985
Steve Biondi 1986-Present
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About Grading Contractor
Grading contractors are specialized professionals who work with pieces of heavy industrial equipment called graders. These machines are utilized in smoothing and flattening surfaces of concrete or other building bases or surfaces. They are also skilled at working under different weather conditions around the world. These professionals have to be specially trained in order for them to perform the tasks that they do so well. Here is a small overview of the qualifications that these contractors must have before being allowed on to work.
A person who wants to become a grading contractor needs to have a diploma or an equivalent certificate from an appropriate institution that teaches courses in this field. Usually the programs take about one year to complete. The program may also be part of a trainee internship in a construction company, where you gain real-life experience on excavation and grading related activities.
After completing the program, the grader should be able to demonstrate that he/she has the necessary knowledge and training for handling excavation and grading equipment in the construction industry. It is important that a person who wishes to become a grading contractor has sufficient knowledge in all aspects of the field, including earth sciences and mechanical skills. An excavating contractor must be skilled in mechanical drafting and computer-aided design (CAD).
As a rule, grading contractors start out by working as contractors on residential and commercial projects. Gradually, their skills will grow and they will be able to take on more varied assignments. This means that the time between projects will shorten, and the grader will have to get even more skills and expertise. After all, it takes many years to become an expert in any field, and it takes even more time and effort to master the skills and acquire experience in one particular field before branching out into another.
Some of the tasks that grading contractors will perform include excavation, site preparation, leveling and leveling, trenching, and paving. The typical day at a job site will include these tasks. They may also be involved in clearing away excess dirt, grading roads, performing some form of excavation work, grading the soil, installing heavy equipment, and using some form of electronic grading equipment. In today's society, heavy equipment is quite common, especially in urban areas where most construction projects are carried out.
A typical excavation job usually takes two to three days, but depending on the size and complexity of the job will vary. Contractors may choose to use a compact excavator for this kind of job, which is basically a piece of equipment which is able to travel through small earth circles and compact the soil to a level of one inch. All of this can be done at a rate of approximately fifteen to twenty feet per day. A grading contractor is an excellent choice for getting soil samples and for grading roads and underground pipes. When you choose to hire a professional grading contractor, you will be pleased with their high quality of workmanship and the assurance that they are well-equipped to handle whatever comes their way.
Before the settlement of the area by people of European descent, the Woodland area was inhabited by the Patwin, a subgroup of the Wintun Native Americans. There are two main groups of Patwin: River and Coastal Patwin. Woodland's indigenous roots stem from the River Patwin, who tended to stay closer to the Sacramento River, as opposed to the Coastal Patwin who lived in small valleys in hills and ranges. The Yolotoi, a tribelet of the Patwin, occupied area near Woodland, and settled a village northwest of Woodland and another close to present day Knights Landing. Although they didn't have a permanent settlement in present-day Woodland, it is believed that the River Patwin occupied the Woodland area in seasonal camps for hunting and seed gathering. The Yolotoi and their neighboring tribelets had a main trading trail which followed Cache Creek. The exchange of goods between the neighboring tribes of the Nomlaki to the north, the Nisenan to the east, and the Pomo to the west also served as a way of cultural and social interchange between all the tribes. The simultaneous enslavement and spread of disease through the Patwin by the Spanish missionaries had quickly taken dramatic effects; a malarial epidemic in 1830–33 and a smallpox epidemic in 1837 killed much of the surviving natives. However, it has been found that some of the first farm hands in the earliest farms in Woodland were the Patwin people.
In 1851, the year after California became a state and Yolo County was formed, "Uncle Johnny" Morris settled in what is now the corner of First and Clover Streets in Woodland. Two years later Henry Wyckoff arrived and built a store he named "Yolo City". This new Yolo City might have stayed a singular store if Frank S. Freeman had not bought it and acquired 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land in 1857. Freeman began to develop a town that he hoped would be a trading center for one of the richest crop-growing areas in America. He was giving land to anyone who would clear it and build their home on it. In 1859, Freeman suggested to the post office that the town be called Woodland and the post office accepted. Later, on July 5, 1861, the Woodland Post Office was established and Freeman was made the Postmaster. He lost no time in further developing the town by leasing or selling buildings for businesses to use.
The 1860s were a time of opportunity for Woodland. The county seat was permanently moved to Woodland after Washington, California (now a part of West Sacramento) had flooded. Schools, homes, churches, and a cemetery were built at this time. The town's newspaper, the Daily Democrat and a rail line was built. In 1869, the California Pacific Railroad Company constructed a line between Davisville (now Davis) and Marysville with a Woodland station in the area of College Street and Lincoln Avenue. The rail line expanded and was eventually acquired by Southern Pacific Railroad. The track was then relocated from College Street to East Street, the eastern edge of the city at that point. The addition of the railroad is what led to the expansion of Woodland as a town. Before the railroad came, people were building primarily on Main Street and northward. Later, expansion headed westward and southward, as well.
In 1870 the population of Woodland was estimated to be 1,600 people, 647 of whom were registered voters. Signatures were collected to petition for the incorporation of the town, which was successful. The City of Woodland was incorporated in 1871 and its residents soon had a multitude of services such as regular train and telegraph operations, telephone services, gas, water, electricity, street lights, and graveled streets. Byron Jackson, inventor of the centrifugal pump, opened a machine shop in Woodland in 1872. The business was moved to San Francisco in 1879 and provided highly efficient pumps for ground water irrigation which transformed agriculture and industry in California.
Woodland's Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1900 with the aim of helping business flourish in the city. During this time public activism helped Woodland get a library, a city park, and an improved cemetery. In 1910 Woodland was the most populous city in the county, with a population of 3,187. For the next forty years Woodland continued growing, slowly but steadily, in population, businesses and industries. Its economic growth was based mainly in agriculture-related businesses; three rice mills, a sugar beet refinery, and a tomato cannery were built during this time.
After President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized military commanders to exclude "any or all persons" from certain areas in the name of national defense, the Western Defense Command began ordering Japanese Americans living on the West Coast to present themselves for "evacuation" from the newly created military zones. This included many Woodland farming families.
At Woodland, was a Woodland Civil Control Station, for checking in, with no overnight accommodations.
The post-war era spurred much growth in Woodland; between 1950 and 1980, Woodland's population tripled. It is said that in the 1950s Woodland had the most millionaires per capita of any city in California. Industrial plants and distribution centers have grown in the northeast, and there are new subdivisions and shopping centers around the town. Since the late 1960s, there has been a greater interest in preserving the town's historic buildings, and an impressive number of them have been restored for use as homes, offices, stores and museums. Woodland's "Stroll Through History," an annual event, began in 1989 to showcase many of the Victorian homes and other historical sites throughout the city.
In the 1970s Interstate 5 construction was completed; the freeway curves around Woodland. Over time, I-5 and State Route 113 have replaced the railroads as major transportation arteries.
Within the past decade, Woodland has grown immensely, with many additions to the community. Numerous subdivisions have been built (mainly on the east side of town) and several major chain stores have opened business in Woodland.
A new high school, Pioneer, was opened in the 2003–04 school year. A new elementary school and middle school in the Pioneer High School vicinity are to be constructed within the next few years.
Main Street has seen a revival with the addition of several new restaurants, a brand new court house, ongoing renovations of the Old State Theater into a 10-screen multiplex movie theater, and plans to build a hotel and a music venue.
Woodland is located on flat land in the Central Valley (California), with the Yolo Bypass and the Sacramento River to the east and the Capay Valley and the Coast Range to the west. Woodland is a part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area but it retains a "small town" feeling partly due to the mileage between the city and the neighboring cities. It is located just southeast of the county's geographical center, and is one of the largest cities north of Sacramento along Interstate 5 until Redding. Interstate 5 enters the city from the east and curves northward over the remainder of Woodland, exiting northwest. SR 113 enters the city from the south as a controlled access freeway and merges with the I-5, then diverges leaving the city northward as a standard two-lane road. The city is surrounded by farmland.
Woodland has a Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and cool, relatively wet winters, as with the rest of California's Sacramento Valley. The rainy season is generally from October through April. Average high temperatures range from 96 °F in July to 54 °F in January, while average lows range from 58 °F in July to 38 °F in December and January. January is typically the wettest month with about 3.92 inches (99 mm) of rain. All-time extremes for Woodland are 15 °F and 114 °F.
Summer brings warm days, with temperatures frequently in the upper 90s, but the "Delta Breeze" that blows into the valley through the Carquinez Strait usually makes for comfortable evenings and nighttime temperatures in the upper 50s. Occasional heat waves raise the temperature above 100 degrees. During late fall and throughout the winter months, Woodland experiences cooler temperatures, rain from storms originating in the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Alaska, tule fog, and a few mornings of frost and freezing conditions. When the chilling fog does not burn off, daytime highs may remain in the 40s or low 50s for several consecutive days. Snow is extremely rare in Woodland; the last measurable snowfall occurred on January 28, 2002. The Sierra Nevada mountains, about 60 miles to the east of Woodland, receive significant amounts of snow each winter. The cool and wet weather becomes much less frequent in April and May as the days gradually get warmer.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Woodland had a population of 55,468. The population density was 3,624.7 people per square mile (1,399.5/km2). The racial makeup of Woodland was 23,134 (38.5%) White, 849 (1.4%) African American, 261 (0.4%) Native American, 4,687 (7.8%) Asian, 207 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 12,488 (22.5%) from other races, and 2,868 (5.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29,380 persons (48.9%).
The Census reported that 54,483 people (98.2% of the population) lived in households, 156 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 829 (1.5%) were institutionalized.
There were 18,721 households, out of which 7,833 (41.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 9,723 (51.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,649 (14.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,176 (6.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,278 (6.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 113 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 4,097 households (21.9%) were made up of individuals, and 1,623 (8.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91. There were 13,548 families (72.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.41.
The population was spread out, with 15,233 people (27.5%) under the age of 18, 5,574 people (10.0%) aged 18 to 24, 15,254 people (27.5%) aged 25 to 44, 13,383 people (24.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,024 people (10.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
There were 19,806 housing units at an average density of 1,294.3 per square mile (499.7/km2), of which 10,472 (55.9%) were owner-occupied, and 8,249 (44.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.1%. 30,543 people (55.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 23,940 people (43.2%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,751 households, and 12,278 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,765.7 people per square mile (1,840.7/km2). There were 17,120 housing units at an average density of 1,660.0 per square mile (641.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 48.5% White/Caucasian, 1.3% African American (1.3% by December 2006), 1.5% Native American, 3.8% Asian (7.4% by December 2006), 0.3% Pacific Islander, 21.5% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.8% of the population.
There were 16,751 households, out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,449 ($50,309 in December 2006), and the median income for a family was $48,689. Males had a median income of $34,606 versus $27,086 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,042. About 9.2% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.