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How to Prepare Your Property for Land Clearing March 25, 2019

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How to Prepare Your Property for Land Clearing, Ashland, Missouri

If you plan to build a driveway, pond, or external structure on your property, you’ll likely need an excavating contractor to clear the land first. To ensure your project goes smoothly, there are a handful of steps you need to take first. Here’s a helpful guide on how to get your property ready for land clearing.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Property for Excavating

1. Check Zoning Laws

Before building on your property, it’s important to double-check zoning laws with your municipal building department. Provide them with the plans for your project and the exact location details. When the details meet local ordinances, you won’t have to deal with delays or pay potential fines. 

2. Look Into Surveyors

excavatingDo some research on land surveyors in your area. You’ll need a reliable company to map out the boundaries of your property, measure the area to ensure building accuracy, and cordon off any areas you don’t plan to work on. For safety reasons, they’ll use bright paint to indicate where septic tanks, gas lines, and electrical wiring are buried. If you want any trees to remain on your property, have them marked, so your contractor will know to leave them alone. A surveyor will also make a note of your property’s topography and provide building suggestions according to the type of terrain you have. 

3. Hire an Excavating Contractor

When you’re ready to hire an excavating company, make sure they carry the proper insurance and licensure. The former will protect you from liability in the event of accidents, while the latter will prove their industry competence. Ideally, they should have experience working on a property similar to yours. Ask them if their services also include the removal of trees, rocks, and existing structures. 


Make excavating quick, easy, and safe with services from C. L. Richardson Construction. For over 65 years, they have provided commercial and residential construction and excavation work for driveways, ponds, trenches, building pads, and roads throughout Ashland, MO. Call (573) 657-9557 to request an estimate on your project, or visit them online to learn more about their services.

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