If you have a large construction project coming up soon, then land clearing has probably crossed your mind as something you’ll need to have done. Before your project can begin and construction is underway, the plot needs to be cleared of any debris and graded. Land clearing in Minnesota can be complicated and isn’t always a job you should take on alone, so you need a plan and a team to help you make the right decisions and determine the best approach.
Before we begin, there are a few things that need to happen. Depending on the type of project, you may need new additional permits or paperwork completed. Having the proper permits ensures legality and permission from the local government.
Often, these permits will also allow you to either keep or dispose of the debris left after the land gets cleared. An excellent way to know if you need a permit or not is to check out the Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota’s website. They tell you directly on the webpage if a specific job requires a permit or not.
Some examples of permit required land clearing:
- Excessive vegetation and land disturbances
- Well Building
- Road construction
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How Does Land Clearing Work?
If you’ve got everything figured out and you’re ready to hire a land clearing company, the job is simple, but also unique to each property. First, we’ll send someone out to survey the land and determine the best strategy and approach to ensure the process is efficient and organized.
Trees and bushes are the most significant obstacles in the land clearing process. They contain elaborate root systems that can make their way into your foundation, causing structural issues. Other considerations when clearing the land are big rocks and current buildings that stand on the property. Removing large obstructions is best left to professionals because you need to pay attention to erosion, electrical lines, and plumbing during this stage.
Once we receive all the necessary permits and we finish clearing the land we can move into the final step which is grading the property. This stage usually involves filling in any imperfections in the ground and leveling out your property.
Land Clearing Services
- Standard Land Clearing: Our traditional land clearing service removes any obstructions on your property such as trees, stumps, bushes, or buildings and prepares the land for construction development.
- Brush Removal: Removing brush involves clearing out excess tree limbs, leaves, and grass that have accumulated on your property over time. We’ll also carefully take care of any stumps or trees that are still rooted near your home to prevent issues years down the road.
- Underbrush Clearing: Removing brush involves clearing out excess tree limbs, leaves, and grass that have accumulated on your property over time. We’ll also carefully take care of any stumps or trees that are still rooted near your home to prevent issues years down the road.
- Construction Site Prep: Site preparation involved demolition of buildings and other structures on your property. We’ll get everything cleared out and grading so you can begin developing.
- Road Clearing: Once the land is cleared out you may need an access road to get to the construction site. We’ll make sure the land is level and equipped with the proper drainage to allow trucks and machinery to make their way to the site.
- Pipeline Right of Way Reclamation: If you currently or ever have had an easement on your property requiring a pipeline the area of land may not be up to code for development. We’ll come in and help you reclaim that section of land so that it meets local code.
- Fence Line Clearing: If you a fence line that is overgrown and out of control, we have the equipment to come in and get it cleared out quickly.
How Much Does Land Clearing Cost?
The cost of clearing property is determined mostly by the area of land itself. If you have structures that need to get demolished and special permits that we need that will drive up the cost. Land grading typically runs about $125 to $250 dollars per hour and the clearing of trees and brush may run from $300 to $500 per hour depending on the type of equipment needed to effectively clean up the area.
There are no hidden costs or fees associated with our land clearing services; everything is upfront and easy to understand.
Do You Need Lot Clearing Services?
If you plan to develop anything on your overgrown property you need land clearing services to get the job done right. If you want an experienced team of experts, who cater only to land clearing jobs in Minnesota, then look no further.
Contact us today to find out how we can help make your dreams a reality!