3 Things To Know About Clearing Land For A New Home

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3 Things To Know About Clearing Land For A New Home

27 March 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have recently purchased some vacant land that you want to put a new house on, you are going to need to clear the land necessary for the construction of your house. Here are three things that you need to know about clearing land for a new home.

#1 Figure Out Where Your Well & Septic Need To Go

Before you start clearing land, you are going to want to have a professional well driller come out and figure out where you can tap a well on your property and where your septic tank should go. Don't assume that just because there is a creek or pond nearby, that that means that there is also ground water that you can tap into. You don't want to clear land in a specific area of your property only to discover that the only viable well location is way over on the other side of your property. Confirm where you can put a well before you finalize your plans to clear space for your home.

#2 Mark Out The Area

The second thing you are going to need to do once you know where you want the well and septic area is to map out the area. Physically measure off and mark where you want the house, garage, driveway, yard, shed, well, and any other physical structure to go. Spray the ground with spray paint so that you can see the boundaries. You can also use colorful tape or string to mark off the areas.

This will allow you to get a physical idea of what needs to be cleared so that you can put the buildings where you want them. You may discover that there are trees that you don't want to cut down or areas of land that you don't want to clear, and you may need to adjust your plan. Mapping everything out will allow you to make these adjustments before you alter the land at all.

You should also mark off things that you don't want altered, such as specific trees.

#3 Get The Right Equipment

Third, you need to make sure that you get the right equipment and hire type of crew to clear the land. You may need to hire a company that can cut down trees, clear brush and level the land as well. This will require a variety of different construction equipment, such as an excavator and digger. It is often easier to hire a company to do this work for you if you want it done effectively and in a cost-saving manner. For more information about land excavation services, contact a company in your area that handles this kind of work.

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I have never been much of a DIY-er, but when I moved into my first home, I decided to try my hand at a few projects. My ideas blew up in my face--badly. I found myself struggling to put wiring back together and to repair the lawn that I had butchered. Instead of trying to clean up the mess and make things right on my own, I contacted a team of professional contractors for help. They were amazing to work with. They went through and worked room by room to repair my mistakes, and it was really incredible to see the difference they made.