Land clearing is a fairly common method when it comes to building. Whether you’re building a business, home, park, etc. space needs to be made to properly lay out the foundation. There needs to be a fresh slate for the project because things like roots and pipes can really mess up the floor plan. Here’s what goes into clearing the site.

“…underground pipes and electrical lines are found before the surveying starts.”

  • Round One of the Survey: All of the underground pipes and electrical lines are found before the surveying starts. These underground utilities are marked on a master sheet, so that nothing is disturbed during the initial dig.
  • Clearing Out The Place: All of the vegetation needs to be cleared out before anything else can happen. All of the grass and the plants need to be taken out. The next step is to have the big trees, bushes, stumps, and roots removed. This can be more of a complicated process depending on how big the trees are. Roots love hiding deep down in the ground. If they’re not taken care of there’s a chance the roots can resprout and end up cracking the concrete and asphalt of the finished product. It’s also recommended to get rid of shrubs and trees up to 30 ft away from the site as well. Their roots can hinder the project just as much as the vegetation on-site.

“All of the vegetation needs to be cleared out before anything else can happen.”

“…a new round of surveying happens.”

  • One Last Check:Once the surface has been cleared, a new round of surveying happens. With the cleared land, it’s easier to find any underground pipes and wires that you may have missed during the initial survey.
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