If you have a significant construction project coming soon, you know that you need to contact a land clearing or tree service. Typically, land clearing services is the first step of any construction as it helps to rid the land of excess debris or trees before building begins.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s always best to have a concrete idea first on the works you’ll need to do when building any sort of property. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know before hiring a land clearing service. Keep reading below!
What Do Land Clearing Services Do?
Although the time it takes varies from project to project, the process to clear land, in general, includes surveying the land against the blueprints of the construction to figure out the best route the company needs to take.
Land clearing services begin by cutting away vegetation and removing large rocks for the land. Trees and bushes offer significant obstacles for people in the construction industry; even if a tree isn’t in the way, its root can become a problem a few years down the line.
The next thing we do is grade the property, and this process somewhat depends on what the land is like. Things like drainage control and erosion prevention may be necessary to ensure that the land holds up over the coming years. Installation of septic systems or wells may also be part of this process.
Other grading tasks might include, but are not limited to:
- Digging a foundation or basement
- Connecting the site to utilities like water and electricity
- Building an access road
At times, this process can be slow and tedious because it requires building or construction permits. Please be aware that these permits can also add additional fees to building site preparation costs.
[Related: Clearing Land To Build A House: What You Need To Know]
The Cost of Land Clearing Service
The cost a tree or brush clearing company charges depends on your tree service requirements.
Land grading typically costs around $5-$10 per square foot, but you can expect to pay a few hundred dollars per acre if removing trees is part of the job. It depends on how heavily wooded the area is and what materials need to be used.
Clearing brush is slightly cheaper and can cost up to $200 per acre if the bush is thick and difficult to remove. In short, there are many variations involved in professional tree services, so contacting us to find out how we can help you is recommended.
Do You Need Excavation for Your Construction Project?
Some land clearing companies do not offer only land clearing but also offer excavation for those who need it. If you decide to excavate a part of your land with heavy equipment or heavy machinery, be sure to manage the necessary erosion control afterward.
Are you planning to build a new property or a basement? In that case, hiring professionals to do this can leave you completely satisfied. Specialty Grading can help excavate your property so that you can complete the renovations you want.
If you require land clearing services, land clearing contractors, lot clearing services, or a tree service, you have come to the right place. Before proceeding, we ask you a few questions to determine your requirements, then we inspect your property to ensure everything is in order.
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