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Land Clearing Tips

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Do you intend to clear land? For instance, a landscaping or construction project might compel you to conduct land clearing. Below are some tips on how to clear land. 

Conduct Assessments 

Conduct a preliminary assessment to establish the following; 

  • What are the soil conditions? For instance, you could need special equipment when working on unstable soils such as clay and peat.
  • Check whether the property has amenity lines such as power, gas, and water lines. If possible, disconnect these lines to prevent accidents as you clear the land.
  • What do you intend to clear? Assess the proposed work to determine whether you must clear all vegetation at the site. For example, you could leave some trees since they enhance the property's visual appeal.
  • What are the prevailing risks on the property? For instance, the area could have open pits or construction debris that could cause accidents as you clear the site. 

Check Local Regulations

Assess local regulations to determine the dos and don'ts when clearing the land. For example, the local council could restrict you from cutting exotic plants. In some cases, you will need a permit to conduct expansive land clearing. You might need to consult a bush fire control officer if you plan to burn vegetation as you clear the land. Sometimes, you might want to demolish property as you clear the site. In this case, check the demolition laws in your locality. For example, if the building has historical significance, you might need to preserve the construction materials. Moreover, you must inspect the building for dangerous materials such as asbestos. 

Hire A Contractor

The best approach would be to hire an experienced contractor to help you clear the land. Ideally, contractors have the expertise and equipment needed to clear land. For instance, they can safely cut large trees. Moreover, they can use special equipment to uproot and move trees. Another compelling reason to hire contractors is that they understand the safety strategies to enforce at the site. For example, they provide crew members with safety harnesses, boots, and reflective gear. The contractor also comprehends the heavy equipment safety protocols. For instance, they inspect excavators and bulldozers at the site to avoid equipment accidents. The contractor also helps you manage debris afterwards. For example, they could help you sell tree stumps to timber factories. 

When clearing land, inspect the area, check local regulations, and hire a contractor. Contact a professional to learn more about land clearing