Before a plot of land can be the focus of a development project, the ground must be cleared and grubbed to create a suitable building location.
As a critical stage of the process, this goes the same for plots of land with previous development and those that are simply raw vegetation and brush. This is one of the more challenging tasks in the process and it is essential that an experienced contractor performs this work so that it is adequately prepared for further stages of development.
What Is Land Clearing?
Land clearing is the very first stage that begins with clearing the ground for the imminent project. This involves removing all ground debris, trees, brush and vegetation. This makes way for the ground to be leveled and graded so the building pads and foundation can be installed or excavated.
If large trees will also have to be removed, the excavation work may be even more extensive as leveling will have to be applied as well.
Land clearing works to remove all the debris and vegetation currently occupying the area of operations. If there had been previous development on the site, this task may also include demolishing walls and structures and carting away debris.
In the end you will be left with a clean and cleared area of operations ready for the next stages in the process.
What Is Land Grubbing?
Land grubbing is the task of removing all the roots and remaining debris left behind from the initial cleaning and clearing process. While cleaning and clearing may remove the bulk of structures and trees from the area, the roots and rocks will still be left behind and must be removed before grading and preparations can begin.
Cleaning, clearing and grubbing are essential tasks that must be completed before any site development projects can begin. Whether the site has previous development or is mainly covered in trees and vegetation, this process is essential to the success of the imminent project.
How Is It Done?
This can be done in a number of ways depending on the materials you are dealing with and how much excavating work will need to be done.
The first thing contractors will do is confirm the presence of any utility lines located in the area so that the project will not interrupt their service.
Bulldozers can be applied to knock over trees depending on what works best. A bush hog can be used to flatten the rough vegetation in preparation for removal.
The larger rocks and fallen trees can then be collected and removed from the area of operations. Tree stumps can then be ground to ground level and their root systems left to rot underground or removed with powerful root rakes, until only soil remains.
Hire A Qualified Contractor for Expert Clearing and Grubbing
Depending on the types of obstructions and vegetation in place, cleaning and grubbing can be very labor-intensive works and can even be very dangerous. For this reason, it is always a good idea to have a professional contractor oversee and plan this project. This will ensure that the following steps in preparing for the process will be done well and the project will be a success.
Avoid making small mistakes that can lead to serious problems in the future. Ground grubbing and clearing is an intricate task and requires experienced attention to do right.