Land clearing is a rather nondescript phrase which can mean several things. To a homeowner, it may simply mean knocking down some brush in the backyard. To a property owner looking to have a home built, it is a whole different matter and degree of difficulty.
In today’s article, we will look at the machinery normally used in land clearing. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding and affordable acreage mowing and land clearing services. When the job is too large for you to handle, but you want it done correctly, call Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
What machinery is needed in land clearing?
We will not spend time talking about simple backyard clearing. Homeowners do backyard projects all the time, pulling out shrubs, removing large rocks, digging with shovels and pulling things out using winches.
What we will talk about here are the large jobs, the land clearing services for major builds and developments. For the large jobs, a backhoe is standard equipment, often a bulldozer is needed, and a dump truck is needed to haul away the largest pieces of debris.
We should stop right here and mention that none of the machinery mentioned should be operated by anyone not trained to use that machinery. Big machinery comes with risk, and risk means potential danger.
If there are the remains of an old building on the site, a jackhammer may be needed.
What does land clearing cost?
If hiring out to a land clearing companies, go out and obtain several job quotes. The pricing structure may vary wildly from company to company. Some land clearing companies simply charge by the hour; some give a comprehensive quote broken down into pricing components. Generally speaking, the cost of large jobs will run in the $75-$100 per hour range but again, please note, we are talking about averages.
What steps are taken for the big jobs?
Big jobs require several steps in the process that small jobs do not. The job site needs to be measured and staked out. Permits need to be obtained from the local governing body. Precautions need to be taken so that power, gas, and water lines are avoided during the digging process.
Generally, soil samples are taken at this time, a necessary step if there is to be any major construction on the site, and the soil samples will tell you what kind of drainage system needs to be installed.
Then, and only then, can the actual land clearing take place.
Do your due diligence and call around for several quotes. Ask friends and business owners about land clearing they had done. Acquire a list of five or more companies and meet with them all. And then make your decision based on your “feel good” vibe.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name people trust in the Fort Worth area. We tackle the big jobs, the ranch mowing, the church mowing, the pipeline mowing, and the citation mowing. We have the equipment, and the know-how, to do the job right the first time, and every time. Call us today for any job within a seventy-five-mile radius of Fort Worth.