Clearing Land For a New Building

Clearing land is the process of removing any vegetation, trees, stumps, rocks, and debris from a plot of land to make way for a new building or development. The clearing of land is a necessary step in the construction process, and it requires careful planning and execution to ensure the safety of workers and the environment. At Hagan & Sons, we’ve  helped lots of people go through the process of land clearing and wanted to go over it in detail today.

The Site Will Be Surveyed

A survey of the site must be conducted before any land clearing can begin. This involves identifying the boundaries of the property, determining the topography of the land, and locating any utilities or other infrastructure that may be buried underground. The survey will also identify any natural features, such as water sources or wetlands, that may need to be protected during the clearing process.

Permits Will Need to Be Obtained

The next step is to obtain any necessary permits. Depending on the location and size of the project, permits may be required from local, state, or federal agencies. These permits may include environmental permits, such as permits to remove trees or disturb wetlands, as well as building permits for the new construction. Failing to get all of the proper permits can lead to some hefty fines, and may impede or halt the construction process.

Vegetation Will Be Cleared

The actual clearing process begins with the removal of any vegetation from the site. This includes cutting down trees, shrubs, and other plants, as well as removing any stumps or roots that may be left behind. The vegetation can be removed manually, using hand tools or machinery, or it can be removed using chemicals.

The Removal of Debris and Rocks

Once the vegetation is removed, the next step will be to remove any debris or rocks from the site. This may include rocks or boulders that are too large to move by hand, as well as any construction debris or waste that may be present. Debris and rocks can be removed using heavy machinery, such as bulldozers or excavators.

The Land Will Be Graded

After the debris and rocks are removed, the next step is to grade the land. Grading involves leveling the ground and preparing it for construction. This may include filling in low spots or removing high spots to create a level surface. Grading can be done manually, using hand tools, or it can be done using heavy machinery.

Consult with an Experienced Land Clearance Company in Maryland

Clearing land with the intent of adding a new building requires careful planning and execution. With proper planning and execution, the clearing process can be completed efficiently and safely, paving the way for the new construction to begin. At Hagan & Sons, our team of Maryland land clearance contractors are all highly trained and experienced in properly clearing land. We can be reached at (410-876-2143), or you can send us a message on our website.