What is Land Clearing and Grubbing, How does it fit into the Site Development Process?
Land clearing and grubbing involves the removal of trees and brush on a piece of land. Depending on the size, location, and purpose of the land, the excavation may require professional land clearing equipment. Pushover, cut, grind and burning are three of the most used land clearing methods.
The pushover method of land clearing often involves the use of major construction equipment. The trees are pushed over and hauled off the land with the roots intact. Once the trees are moved to a central location, they are often processed for sale or ground for use as a mulching material.
The second method is cut and grind. This method begins with cutting down the trees on the piece of land. These trees are often moved to a processing location, but the stumps are left in the ground. These stumps can be ground into mulching material or pulled out of the ground using a large piece of construction machinery.
A third method involves using a controlled burn for land clearing, it can be one of the most dangerous methods. Burning involves starting a controlled fire and maintaining that fire until all trees and brush are burned to the ground. After the fires are extinguished, the land can be cleared using a bull dozer or other piece of construction equipment.
While some small plots of land may be cleared without the help of a professional, larger plots of land may be more difficult to clear without a team of specialists. This team will often be trained in the fastest and most effective methods of land clearing. They are also more likely to be trained in the local laws and regulations regarding the clearing of land.
Remember that land clearing and grubbing is the removal and disposal of all vegetation, rubbish, and surface boulders embedded in the ground. In the total preparation of the site for clear construction, land clearing also includes the removal and disposal of structures, old foundations, and abandoned underground sewers and unused structural concrete of any kind. Grubbing is the uprooting and removal of roots and stumps. Stripping is the removal and disposal of unwanted topsoil and sod.
Clearing, grubbing, and stripping are accomplished by using heavy engineering equipment. Hand-or power-felling equipment, explosives, and fire are also used. Factors that determine which method to use are: the acreage to be cleared, the type and density of vegetation, the terrain’s effect on the operation of equipment, the availability of equipment and personnel, and the time available for completion. For best results, a combination of methods is used in a sequence of operations.
The landowner should remember that land clearing leaves the surface layer of topsoil open to the elements and erosion. If the site is to be left for any great length of time before a project is commenced, this top layer of dirt can be preserved by planting grass in this soil. While the grass may not be needed on the entire lot, it can be easier to remove a patch of grass for development than to import new dirt, to prevent soil loss.
Land Clearing Services Include:
- Bush Hogging
- Land Clearing
- Pad Construction
- Mass Grading
- Fine Grading
- Drainage Facilities
- Access Roads
- Parking Development
- Commercial Clearing
- Underbrush Removal
- Site Clean Up
- Tree Clearing
- Small Acreage Clearing
- Subdivisions Development
- Large Acreage Clearing
- Concrete Removal
- Pipeline Right of Way
- Trails and Road Clearing
Land Clearing Contractors
Clearing live trees, dead trees, shrubs and removing damaged storm water drains is all part of our land clearing services. We’ve provided this service throughout Central Florida and all over Florida to clear the way for site Development including: Hiawassee Elementary School – Orlando, Cheney Elementary School – Orlando, Tractor Supply – Deltona, Publix Supermarket – Winter Park, Beck Ranch Park – Sanford, Nickelodeon Suites – Orlando, Wawa – Port Orange, Wawa – Orlando, Wawa – many other Wawa locations all over Central Florida, RaceTrac – Haines City – and many other RaceTrac locations all over Central Florida, Walkabout Club House & Town Homes – Mims, Orange County Pump Stations & Lift Station Rehabilitation, Many more….
C&C Site Development is an experienced site development company with many successful public and private projects to date. We’re licensed, insured, bonded and adhere to all local, state and federal regulations when performing any and all of our Site Development Services. If you’re in need of land clearing services and want an experienced firm that is going to treat your project with attention to detail whether it’s big or small, call C&C Site Development.
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