Residential Land-Clearing - Your Outline

Residential Land-Clearing - Your Outline

30 June 2023
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Prepare an outline for your residential land-clearing project. Use visual cues and projected building plans to determine the tasks and equipment that are needed to get your property ready for new construction.

Demolition Processes

Assess the existing structures on the land. The physical condition of a shed or another building will determine if it will be in your best interest to have a structure torn down. Damaged and weathered materials may not be worth salvaging. Leaving original structures in place could impede your construction plans or affect the aesthetical value of the land. Removing existing buildings will require the use of bulldozers and other types of heavy-duty machinery.

Factor in the cost of hiring a demolition team that is capable of performing the land-clearing processes. A demolition team may provide waste receptacles and a haul-off service upon being hired.

Natural Material Removal

The removal of overgrown tree branches, bushes, and vines will support land-grading efforts. The removal of these materials will also allow you to open up the space where construction will ultimately take place. Assess your property. Make note of how much overgrowth is present. A land-clearing team may use a mulcher, saws, and other heavy-duty equipment to cut up the vegetation.

Review the services that a clearing team offers. A land-clearing team may use a mulching process that will allow you to salvage many of the materials. Fresh mulch can be added to your property, once the overgrowth has been cut down.

Salvageable Materials

You may wish to salvage some trees, shrubs, and other forms of vegetation that are growing on the property. Upon inspecting the premises, select some trees or plants that will add plenty of privacy or that can be used to create a decorative border within the area where new construction will take place. Consult with your building contractor about the vegetation that you would like to salvage. They will help you devise construction plans that will incorporate salvageable materials into the construction plans.


Land grading is one of the last steps that will need to be conducted before new construction takes place. Grading levels the property, plus it compacts the soil where the building will be conducted. A land grading team will need direct access to your property. Before the grading commences, all of the materials that were demolished or cut down during the land-clearing process will need to be hauled away.

Reach out to a land-clearing service near you to learn more.