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Tips For Clearing Land On Your Property For Use

by Addison Washington

Clearing land to build your home is a large project, but you don't want to go about it in the wrong manner. Having the right information about the process and knowing what opportunities it provides can make a big difference in the project. Here are some recommendations to help you clear your land to prepare for building your new home on your property.

Follow the Required Process

When you have a piece of land that is still in its raw state, it is important that you find out any local laws and regulations regarding the removal of any materials and growth from the land. For example, if you live in a zone that is required to keep a certain amount of trees, you will need to find out before you remove them all. You will also need to get the required land clearing permits to be able to complete the work on the property. Check with your city's permit department before you start.

You should also make sure the property and its lot lines have been surveyed professionally recently, or consult the property's deed and lot description. If a survey has not been completed recently, you can hire a professional surveyor to check and visually mark the corners of your property so you don't accidentally clear land that is over your lot line on your neighbor's property.

Remove Unwanted Growth

Once you have followed local laws to obtain permission or permits needed, you can start clearing the land on your property for brush and other growth you need to remove. You will need to use some excavation equipment, such as a skid steer or a Bobcat to scrape off the growth from the property. You may need to hire a tree professional to remove large trees down to the stump. Then, you can remove the stump with a backhoe or Bobcat. You may also want to use a stump grinder to remove the stump and improve the soil.

A bucket loader or similar mini excavator is also a great tool to use in removing large rocks from your property. Large and small boulders may not be a part of your landscaping plan, so remove them and arrange for them to be picked up by a landscape contractor.

Salvage What You Can

Not everything you remove from your property during the land clearing process may not have value. There are a great number of resources on your property that you view as an obstacle, but can be of some use to someone else. For example, you can sell trees to a local lumber supplier or a homeowner who wants the trees for firewood. Or you can grind the smaller tree limbs into mulch or wood chips. You may also be able to sell your unneeded topsoil to a landscape company.

For more information about land cleaning services, contact a local professional.