Preparing a raw piece of land for construction usually involves land clearing as an initial step, and it can be a very involved process. There is an array of types of land clearing that can be utilized to clear the land of trees and bushes, other vegetation, rocks, and other debris, and adjust the topography of the land. The goal of land clearing is to create a clear and clean land area that provides a base for construction with an eye towards controlling water runoff. Explore the different land clearing methods used on construction sites.
Types of Land Clearing
The methods used to clear and prepare a piece of undeveloped land for construction will obviously depend on the features of the raw piece of land. It’s an important first step that has a big impact on the finished construction site. Types of land clearing include:
- Chain Saw Clearing. A piece of land that is densely wooded will likely first be cleared with chain saws. Basically, trees are cut down and the trunks removed. Larger sites may utilize bigger machinery for cutting down trees. Some trees may be left to be a part of the landscape of the finished construction.
- Bulldozing. Heavy machinery such as bulldozers, backhoes, and skid loaders or skid-steer tractors are used to remove tree stumps, small trees, bushes, rocks, and any other debris that may be present that needs to be removed.
- Earth Grading. Heavy machinery such as bulldozers is utilized again to adjust the topography of the land to form a stable base for construction and to control the flow of rainwater runoff on the completed site. This may include adding in gravel or sand, moving large amounts of earth, removing soil and rocks from the job site, digging drainage ponds and ditches, and more. Planning and digging for future utilities for the finished construction can also be a part of Earth Grading.
Land clearing is an important first step that preps the site for construction. Tucker Paving offers construction site services that include site clearing, site grading, stabilized subgrade, base work, asphalt paving, and underground utilities in addition to concrete curbs, sidewalks, slabs, and tie-beams. We have over 25 years of experience in construction, including land clearing, land preparation, and asphalt and concrete paving. Contact us online, or give us a call at?(863) 299-2262, for assistance with your next site clearing project!