Land Clearing 101: What are The Basics Behind it?

Tractor clearing land

Whether you’re planning a new construction, or need to develop a land, land clearing plays a huge part for that project. And most importantly you need the expertise of professionals to pull off this first part of site preparation.

So, if you’re unfamiliar with land clearing, here’s a little bit of what you need to know:

What is land clearing?

Land clearing is basically to remove any form of unwanted trees, rocks, landmarks, vegetation, and a few debris from the land you intend on developing. Lan clearing may also include excavation of roots and tree stumps, which is popularly known as land grubbing.

However, land clearing doesn’t just end at taking out the unwanted debris, the process of clearing land entails more than that, that is why it’s important to consider the following factors:

  • Soil erosion
    The process of land clearing should reduce or minimize soil erosion as possible, especially if your site has a lot of steep slopes.
  • Consider nearby water bodies
    Land clearing results in a lot of debris and sometimes toxic chemicals such as asbestos. For this reason, the land clearing experts always ensure to leave a vegetated buffer next to the water bodies to prevent any debris or chemicals from finding their way into the water bodies.
  • You may need a permit
    In some instances, you’ll need a permit before proceeding on to clearing a land. So, ensure to check with your local authorities on that matter.
  • Safety is a priority
    Clearing land involves the use of heavy tools and machinery, that is why it is important to work with professional land services since these experts are certified to tackle this kind of services while maintaining all safety standards, both for the people involved and the environment.

Costs of land clearing

The prices do vary depending on the nature of your land, the market value, and the extent of work to be done.

Let SimmCon Systems Help You with Land Services

Our services include land clearing for residential homes. We also do land beautification, Foundation and Drainage Install, Septic system install, landscaping, and everything you need for your land development to be a success.

Give us a call if you’re from Harrisburg, PA, York PA, and the surrounding areas.