If you have a lot that you need to be cleared for future construction or landscaping, a land clearing team can get the job done. Depending on your plot of land, there might be several obstacles to overcome to get that flat-finished lot that is ready to build on. Take a peek at these 5 common obstacles you might find on your land.
Rocks are a part of most land clearing jobs. Many plots of land have rocks that stand in the way of a smooth surface. Some properties may be in a rock vein and may have hundreds of pounds of rocks that need to be cleared. Typically your land clearing team will bring in a tractor to do the heavy lifting and will drag and lift out the worst of the rocks. Some people even use the rocks later as part of their landscaping.
Another obstacle to land clearing is water. Some lots have standing water that needs to be siphoned off so that equipment isn't bogged down when the land is cleared. The team in charge of clearing your land can have running water diverted with pipes where you want it and have other water pumped out for a dry and smooth surface to work on.
3. Uneven Ground
One of the most basic problems that a land clearing team faces is uneven ground. All lots are bound to be a bit uneven, and that can really impact construction projects or sports fields and parks. Land clearing teams can use a special tool called a laser grading box to fill in little dips and cut down small bumps to get a uniform height. Laser grading is ideal for making level fields or parking lots when even small slopes are easy to spot.
4. Sewer Lines
Sewer lines and other utility lines can be a problem when you are clearing a piece of land. Sewer lines and septic tanks are often buried under a thin layer of dirt and may only be spotted when they are unearthed, that is why it is important for a land clearing team to obtain all the right permits and a map of city lines. A land clearing team will ensure that lines are marked out and aren't disturbed.
Trees are a common obstacle that land clearing teams deal with. Trees need to be cut down, chopped up, and trunks and roots pulled up to get the smoothest cleared lot. A clearing team may bring in chainsaws, chains, and tractors for this job.