Did you know that real estate is a top investment opportunity? If you bought land and want to put a home on it, you’ll need to clear the land first.
If you want to learn more about land clearing services, we can help. In this guide, we’ll go over what to expect during the land clearing process.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
Do You Need a Permit?
Before you start the process, make sure you find out if you need a permit. Sometimes, people live in areas near protected wildlands.
Check with your local land planning agency first. You don’t want to start a project and then end up with expensive fines.
Commercial land clearing services were once mainly offered by bulldozing companies. Bulldozers can get rid of unwanted trees, but the weight of the machine could crush the roots of nearby trees.
Once trees get felled, the logs will also need to get transported with heavy equipment.
Now, there’s a new kind of commercial land clearing called forestry mulching. The specialty-built mulching equipment will leave a lighter footprint.
The weight of the equipment is more evenly dispersed and won’t disrupt the root systems of nearby trees.
Mulching machines will fell trees and get rid of vegetation but leave surrounding roots intact. This method will create a layer of organic material that ends up breaking down.
Over time, the organic material will nourish the soil and remaining trees.
The trees get mulched from stump to treetop, getting rid of the need to transport or burn the logs. Forestry mulching is a great alternative to clearing the land. Learn more about forestry mulching.
Call a Consultant
The site consultant will consider your project and figure out what machines can clear your land. A mature tree will be a challenge for your construction project.
The consultant might bring in a larger mulcher. Smaller trees, bushes, and underbrush need the specialty-built machine.
If you plan to build future buildings, you’ll need to remove roots and larger trees. This way, you can make sure you have a proper foundation for the building.
The land clearing company might have to use an excavator to get rid of tree root systems.
The consultant will dig around the area near the stump to expose the root before breaking down the root. The roots and the stump will get hauled out and then mulched.
What About the Cost?
A landscape contractor will provide a price based on the square footage of the land. Do you have a large amount of land that needs to get cleared? Expect the price to rise fast.
Talk to the consultant you’d like to work with and learn more about their price.
Now You Know More About Land Clearing
We hope this guide on the land clearing process was helpful. Find out if you need a permit to clear your land. You’ll also want to figure out a plan for your land. Will you put a building on it?
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