Looking forward to putting up a new building? Or make an addition to an existing one? Land clearing is one of the first steps you need to take. Land clearing projects can be a lot of work, but with a team of professionals, it will all seem effortless.
Learning the different steps involved in land clearing is a smart choice, here’s what to expect.
- Determine if you need help
The first step is to know whether you need outside help or not. If it’s a small area, you may be fine on your own, but if it’s a large area with debris, hills and slopes that may pose a challenge, it is in your best interest to seek a local contractor. It is not only safer but the work will be done in only a few days.
- Research whether a permit is required
Depending on where you live, land clearing projects can be a delicate process. Some regions may require the property owners to get permits before tree removal or adopt environmental protection measures, such as establishing a grass cover. If you are working with a contractor, then they will enlighten you on this, otherwise, you need to do your research.
- Determine a budget
A budget will ensure you don’t overspend.
- Site preparation
Land clearing begins with qualified personnel assessing your land. They ensure that specific trees, vegetation or structures that can’t be moved are fenced off to protect them.
- Removal of existing buildings and structures
The actual land and lot clearing process entails tearing down any existing structures then removing any concrete foundations that remain. This is the full land clearing process. Some simple ones that only require cutting down vegetation can be DIYs.
- Stump and vegetation removal
The next step is to clear any unwanted trees, shrubs, bushes and rocks on your land. This is a time-consuming process and that is why you ought to hire a team of professionals.
After cutting down the trees, the next thing to do is to remove the stumps.
- Land grading and terrain leveling
The next thing you want to do is to fill in the holes made by the stumps and boulders. Then tramp the dirt until the land is leveled after which you can do prep work for construction of next building or project.