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Are you looking for land clearing plans in order to build a home? Are you unsure how much it would cost to clear and prepare a construction area?

Clearing lots is an important part of building a home or property. This is a common activity for people who wish to make the most of their land.

Clearing land costs $500-$2,000 in lightly wooded areas with large trees.

On the other hand, heavily wooded land can cost as high as $5,600 an acre.

Continue reading to learn more about land clearing and the factors that go along with it.

Factors That Affect The Land Clearing Cost

The first step in any property building project is land clearing. After the site is cleared and graded, land construction can begin.

The cost of clearing land for construction varies depending upon the following factors.

  • Area of land
  • Tree sizes and density
  • Rocks, leaves, stumps, and other debris
  • Existing underground and surface structures
  • The year is in its final month

Survey Of Lot

You will need to draw the boundaries and compare your lot with the blueprints during a land survey. This step is only possible if heavy rocks and vegetation are removed completely.

Average cost $575

Demolition Of Existing Structures

You will need to remove any existing structures, such as sheds or homes, from the land.

All existing structures and all debris must be removed.

Average cost: $1,000

Demolition Of Underground Infrastructure

Before construction can begin, it is necessary to remove any concrete foundation or underground infrastructures, such as pipes, water systems, and wiring.

Average cost: $1,000-$5,000

Gas line installation- $200-$500

Waterline installation- $1,500-$2,000

Removal of Timbers and Brushes (Per Acre).

This step also includes tree cutting. To remove all trees, stumps, or other debris, it is important to use the right machinery.

Average cost:

Tree removal – $500 to $2,000 per acre in lightly wooded areas, $3,000 to $5,600 per acre in heavily wooded regions

Stump grinding – $400 per 20″ stump

Brush and debris removal – $200-$600

Resloping And Erosion Control

Soil erosion is a common problem in newly-cleared lots. Therefore, it is important to take preventive measures. It is important to reshape the land in order to avoid flooding and ensure an even construction area.

Average cost:

Erosion control- $10 per 4″ section

Reslopin- $989 per 1,000 sq. Area: 2,000 sq.

Grading Land

The next step after removing vegetation, bushes, trees, and erosion control methods is to grade the land.

Sometimes, drilling and septic system installation can also be done in these cases.

Average cost:

Grading and dirt replacement – $19.59-43.29/sq. Per square foot

Only $4.37-$5.41 Per Square Foot

“Can I Clear My Land On My Own?”

You might be asking this question considering the above-mentioned costs.

It’s okay if you have the necessary skills, experience, and equipment to clear lots. If not, you should leave the job to an expert.

GreenBar Excavation can help with all your site preparation needs. Contact us today for your personalized quote!

Contact us today for your personalized quote! This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top companies for Septic pumping in Redmond Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!

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