If you’ve recently purchased a brand new piece of property that either has never been used for a residential or commercial development or simply has a lot of vegetation that will get in the way of new construction, one of the first things you are likely to do with that land is hire a land clearing contractor.
To make the process of land clearing in Stanly County, NC go as smoothly as possible, we recommend you follow these tips:
- Double check if you need any permits: Depending on the area in which your property lies and how close that property is to others, you might need to get certain permits before you’re able to begin the land clearing process. This should be the very first thing you do—you should never start clearing the land before you’ve secured the proper permits, or made sure you don’t need any. Many land clearing contractors will pull the necessary permits for you, which can add some extra value to their services.
- Prepare your equipment: If you plan on doing some of the land clearing yourself, make sure you have all the equipment you need to get the job done safely, and that the equipment is in good condition. If you’re going to be using a chainsaw, for example, make sure you have a sharp, well-maintained blade you can work with, so your job isn’t any harder than it needs to be. If you’ve rented a skid steer or other type of heavy machinery, make sure you’ve got the proper training to use it. If you’ve got a small dozer that you’ve rented or purchased, make sure you have the right attachments.
- Cut out the low brush first: Before you tackle any trees, you should clear out any brush, small shrubs and tall grasses that you plan to clear. Clearing out the undergrowth will make it easier for you to access some of the larger trees you’ll need to take down. If there are any plants like poison ivy on your property that you’d rather not touch, you might need to use an herbicide on them first before you can clear them in earnest.
- Mark the trees you want to keep: If you’re going to be clearing a lot of land, it’s probably easier for you to mark the trees you wish to keep, rather than those you wish to clear. We recommend using a bright marking tape you can wrap around the tree and then easily take off, so the mark doesn’t last and you will easily be able to see it.
- Plan to use fallen debris: What are you going to do with the wood you clear? Maybe you’ll use it as lumber or wood for burning. You could also turn it into mulch or compost, or sell off the wood to buyers who have their own uses in mind.
For more information about land clearing in Stanly County, NC, contact the team at Thompson Grading & Hauling, Inc. today. We’re pleased to be the area’s expert land clearing contractors!
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