Little Rock Lot Clearing Services
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Need to have your lot cleared? Don’t want to do it yourself?
We are here to help! Just call us and ask about our lot clearing services.
We’re located in Little Rock and proudly serve North Little Rock as well as Sherwood areas.
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Reach us at (501) 232-2750 for a free estimation or fill out our free quote request form.
When Lots Must Be Cleared
If you have an extensive amount of land that needs to be cleared completely of forestation, a lot clearing service is probably what you’re looking for. This isn’t the kind of work that can be done by anyone.
It involves a good amount of equipment and the expertise to operate it safely. Professional clearing contractors will also be able to preserve wanted plant life while getting rid of the rest.
It’s normally heavy, arduous work, so hiring it out makes the most sense. To that end, this article will tell you what lot clearing normally includes and what it’s for, how to understand an estimate, and what you can expect when the contractor shows up.
What Lot Clearing Entails
Lot clearing typically includes stump cutting and removal, fallen limb and tree removal, removal or displacement of large rocks, and sometimes, cleanup of heavy objects.
If you have problems with roots or invasive plants that regrow, a lot clearing service can get to the bottom of the issue and guarantee their work. Lot clearing services also usually include hauling the material left after the clearing process as part of the estimate. This may seem like a small add-on, but disposing of the material can be time consuming and expensive, not to mention heavy.
Some even provide wood chipping from stumps and limbs, which would provide you with low-cost mulch. If that’s something you need, make sure to ask your contractor during your estimate, to include it.
The size of the area to be cleared and how dense the work is over that area will form the base of your estimate. On top of that, the contractor will include any special work that needs to be done on your property.
For instance, if trees need to be felled, other equipment will need to be used, and additional workers may be needed to perform the task safely. Another example is a lot where large rocks need to be cleared and many people or special wenches would have to be used to lift them.
Your contractor should explain all of these things to you and give you an itemized estimate.
If there are any location hazards on your lot, your contractor will probably charge extra to offset the insurance risk that increases with the likelihood of injury as well as additional safety precautions to prevent those injuries.
Water features, steep grades, and bramble may all factor into this. Make sure to go over this with your contractor when getting your estimate.
Disaster cleanup frequently falls into the category of “location hazard.” After flooding or storms, lots can become waterlogged or strewn with debris. If the ground is still waterlogged when your service is scheduled, except for the job to take more time and cost more because of this. Fallen trees must be disassembled before they can be hauled away, so factor that in as well if it applies to your lot.
Before any workers show up to your lot, you should have a signed estimate that both parties have agreed to. That way, on the day of your service, everyone is on the same page.
You may need to be there at the start of the appointment, but that will depend on your contractor. Many times, lot owners want to hang around the job site and help out in order to speed things up. The fact of the matter is, though, that being underfoot is rarely going to speed things up as much as just letting the pros work will.
Hire a contractor that you like and trust to work hard, then let them and their team do their jobs.
One thing you can do to make your estimate, and eventual appointment, go as smoothly and quickly as possible is to clear all of the minor debris if it’s safe to do so.
If there are small sticks or rocks that would get in the way or slow workers down, take care of them before your estimate so they don’t end up on your bill.