4 Types Of Land Clearing To Increase The Value Of An Empty Lot

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4 Types Of Land Clearing To Increase The Value Of An Empty Lot

16 March 2022
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If you have been trying to sell some vacant land, it may be overlooked by developers if the preparation process seems to be too much effort for the cost and location. You may be able to increase the value of the lot by completing at least one of the types of land clearing available below. Doing so can ensure that the lot is ready to build as soon as the new owners take over the deed.

1. Brush Mow Down

If there are few trees on the property or if you prefer to leave those there alone due to possible value, then a brush mow down may be the ideal form of clearing. Your clearing service will mow down the overgrown grass and weeds, as well as clear out the messy low brambles and shrubby growth that tends to capture blowing garbage and debris. This makes the property easier to walk through and view, and makes it look cleaner and neater. Slash piles from the brush can be left in place, burned, or hauled off. 

2. Tree Removal

When trees need to come down, whether living or dead, then tree clearing is needed. If there are only a few smaller trees, then your clearing service may simply cut them down. Small stands of trees may be cleared more quickly by knocking them down with heavy equipment, like a bulldozer. On some lots, a combination of cutting and equipment may be necessary to remove the trees. Tree removal is often done in conjunction with brush clearing.

3. Forestry Mulching

Forestry mulching uses one piece of large equipment, a forestry mulcher, to cut down and grind brush and small trees to mulch. It can quickly clear an entire lot. The mulched-down plant material is typically left in place, which helps control erosion and water flow over the lot so that topsoil loss and slope collapses aren't a concern. This is a good option if you need to manage a large lot but are unsure when it will sell or what the final use of the lot will be. 

4. Stump Removal

If your goal is a fully cleared lot that is ready to be graded and built upon, then you need to clear it completely. This means no stumps or troublesome roots can remain to slow the graders. Land clearing services will pull out stumps using heavy equipment, like a bulldozer or skid steer, or they will burn out the troublesome stumps. The result is a build-ready lot.

Contact a land clearing service if you would like to increase the value of the vacant land you are selling. 

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