5 Common Land Clearing Issues

5 Common Land Clearing Issues

5 Common Land Clearing Issues

If you are interested in having your land cleared to build a structure or develop residential or commercial properties, you need land clearing in Ormond Beach.  Whether you own your land or are a site developer for a future community, you need to rely on industry professionals to oversee your land clearing project.  Our experts offer a few of the many issues you can encounter when clearing land.

Utility problems

Even though you cannot see them, your land might have underground utility, sewer, or water lines that risk being exposed or damaged when excavating your land. Power cables, water pipes, and sewer lines are impossible to detect visually, so you must do thorough research and land marking before digging and clearing your land to prevent utility damage. It is vital to consult with the utility company to learn all available information about your land plot to avoid damaging the pipes for an entire neighborhood.

Tree problems

Small plants and shrubs are quickly bulldozed over, but larger, taller trees are more challenging to maneuver.  When dealing with larger trees, prioritizing your safety using common sense and professional advice to tackle issues is vital.  Trees will fall in an unexpected direction and cause accidents, injuries, and extensive damage to nearby property. Therefore, it is crucial to inspect tree roots before clearing the property, so you do not trigger trees to fall unexpectedly.

Hazardous waste problems

Many people use abandoned or vacant land to dump their grass clippings, throw away their garbage, or dispose of other unwanted dangerous items.  When clearing your land, you may notice these materials lying in a pile of shrubs.  You must remove them properly to avoid exposure or contamination from potentially hazardous materials. Professionals experienced with land clearing in Ormond Beach can advise you on best practices.

Water problems

Underground water sources like natural basins are often difficult to recognize until it's too late. Heavy equipment driving over these surfaces often exposes areas of soft ground that indicate a water problem.  These water sources can sometimes deem the entire property unbuildable or make it extremely expensive to reroute the water to resume the building. Be sure to learn everything about the land you can and have it inspected before purchasing or clearing it for alternative purposes.

Permit problems

Before clearing your land, you must acquire the required permits from the municipality or township where the property is located.  Sometimes, obtaining these permits can be challenging if you don’t have the information required for the permit process. To avoid delays and problems with permits, work closely with officials to ensure you have all the documents and information needed for the license to be issued.  You cannot break ground on a land clearing project until permits are given, and if you do it anyway, your actions are punishable by law.

These are only a few of the issues you may encounter when clearing your property. In addition, land clearing requires equipment and technology that most property managers and homeowners do not have access to, so you should hire a professional to get the job done right.  Contact us today to learn more about our services and set up a free estimate for your land clearing needs.

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