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Undeveloped land isn't ready for construction. Years of uncontrolled grass growth, underbrush, and trees make it not only unusable, but also potentially dangerous. Rotting wood and garbage found on vacant land can be a hazard for anyone who finds themselves on a property and they can harbor diseases. Even developed but abandoned lots quickly grow over with brush and weeds. Before you try to prepare the land yourself, look for a local land clearing service that can take of it.

Land clearing companies know how to make the area safe for construction. They don't just cut down the visible vegetation and remove debris. They can also remove tree and shrub roots so the unwanted plants don't try to take over in the future. Local companies are more familiar with regional plants and invasive species and they have the tools to clear your land quickly without high transportation costs.

Start your construction project with a properly prepared site. Type in your zip code and HomeAdvisor will connect you with land clearing contractors in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to clear land?

Hiring professionals to clear your land costs between $1,200 and $4,250. The state of your property and types of services you need all influence that range.

Land clearing prices consist of 5 factors:

  1. Land grading: $0.50 - $2.30 per square foot.
  2. Tree removal: $500 - $6,000 per acre.
  3. Brush removal: $20 - $200 per acre.
  4. Labor (beyond standard prices above): $110 - $250 per hour
  5. Equipment fees: $160 - $230 per project.

Other cost factors, like asbestos removal and permitting, can further increase your budget.

How long does it take to clear an acre of land?

A professional crew will take about 3 to 4 hours to clear one acre of land. That time will increase if the area needs grading or if it's heavily forested. Ask for an evaluation first to better understand project timing.

Does clearing land increase property value?

Clearing land increases property value by increasing its use and making the area more attractive to potential buyers. The extent of the value increase depends on the difference before and after the project.

Improving access and grading the land are among the biggest impact changes you can make to your property.

What steps should I take to find a good land clearing service?

  1. Get bids from multiple contractors to get an idea of price and timing.
  2. Match expertise with your needs including tasks like felling trees and grading the land.
  3. Read online reviews to focus on credible contractors.
  4. Insist on in-person evaluations instead of blind bids.
  5. Check for license and insurance of any company you work with.
  6. Ask about safety precautions for both you and the contractors you hire.
  7. Get a commitment on project prices and timing before you sign the contract.
  8. Ask about pre-project steps you should take.