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Land Clearing Services That Get Your Wooded Lot Ready For A Cabin, Tiny Home, Or RV

If you bought a wooded lot so you could build a small cabin, pull in a tiny home on wheels, or park your RV so you can have a home away from home, the first step is to have the land cleared. Clearing land by hand or with rented equipment could take forever if the lot is overgrown and you need to get rid of a few trees too.

Call a land clearing service for help. They'll get your lot just the way you want it so you can start living on it. Here are some steps the land clearing service might need to take.

Remove A Few Trees

While you may want to be surrounded by trees as much as possible, you might still need a few trees taken out so there is room to install a well and septic system if you want them. Plus, you'll need plenty of open space to park your RV or build a small cabin where trees aren't so close that they pose a threat.

A land clearing service can take down trees fast with heavy equipment; however, when only a few trees need to be removed from a wooded area, the trees may need to be taken out more carefully. This might entail sawing part of the tree away and then pulling out the stump.

Mulch Away Brush And Weeds

Once an area has been cleared of trees, the land clearing service can cut and mulch all the growth away with heavy equipment that can take down thick branches and small trees. This process goes fast, and it's something that could take a long time to do with a small mulcher or by hand. Once all the growth has been removed from the land, it's time to start work on the soil.

Prepare The Soil For A Slab Foundation

An important land clearing service you'll need is soil preparation. This may include leveling the land if it has hills or dips and leveling out the part of the lot where you'll park and create your yard if you'll have one. It's important for the soil to be compacted properly so it can hold a concrete slab foundation. Whether you build a cabin or park an RV or tiny home on the land, you'll need a slab for the base.

An important part of getting the soil ready for a slab is to grade the lot. The lot has to be sloped in all directions so water doesn't flow toward the slab when it rains. This will prevent water damage to your cabin. The land clearing service may use lasers and ensure the lot has the proper slope before they consider the work done. 

For more information about land clearing services, contact a local company.