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How to Plan for Your Lot Clearing Project

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Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, it’s time to start planning for your excavation and lot clearing project.

Any lot clearing project, no matter how small, can be a very large undertaking. It is important to know what exactly it is that you need to be done and the safest way to go about it. Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, it’s time to start planning for your excavation and lot clearing project. The correct tools and machines are a huge part of a job such as this, and contacting a trusted, local excavation service is your best bet when it comes to taking on a project with specific requirements. Here are a few things to be aware of before starting your lot clearing project this spring.

First Things First

When starting the clearing process, it’s best to start with the smaller trees and shrubs. Getting rid of the smaller things will allow you to have more room when removing larger trees and stumps that require a bit more space and planning. After removing the smaller plants and trees, you need to decide what to do with what’s leftover, or slash. Slash can be burned, ground, or piled on the lot. Maryland and its counties have specific laws about open-air burning, so be sure to research what those laws might be before you’re fined. If unsure what the laws are, call a professional excavation service to find out the best way to go about your lot clearing project.

Stump Removal

Stump removal is hard work that requires large and heavy equipment. Stump removal can be done with a bulldozer, but the stump will need to be sticking three to four feet out of the ground of this to be possible. The easiest and fastest way to have your stumps removed is by calling a local stump removal service who has the heavy machinery that can take a stump out in a matter of minutes.


Now that you’ve had your lot cleared and removed all your stumps, you have a lot of potential firewood on hand. It’s a good idea to have a plan of action for that firewood before starting your clearing project. Cutting and stacking firewood as you go is easy, or putting the larger logs to the side to be cut later is another option. Whatever you decide to do with firewood, be sure it is not too close to a foundation.


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If you are looking for Skid Loading and Excavating Services, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379 or fill out the contact form found on our website.

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