Buying land to build a custom commercial building on is an exciting business venture. However, this exciting venture also requires intense planning to make sure the land is ready for construction. The first step of most plans is to start clearing out the property lot. However, there are some things to know when getting ready to jump into this process. Keep reading to learn what you should know before getting started.
Survey the Land First
You probably perused the property lot before you bought it. While this gives you a general idea of the land and what you can build on it, it’s not equivalent to a professional land survey. Professional land surveys can help you find hidden water sources that weaken soil and problematic buried utilities, such as telephone lines. Knowing where these problem areas are before you start clearing is necessary to protect the clearing staff and choose the right site for your construction.
Hire Professionals for Concrete Removal
If your new property lot had previous structures on it, there are probably concrete slabs that were left behind. While you can leave these slabs alone if you’re planning to build in a new area, removing them is the best way to have complete freedom over your property. However, this isn’t a job you should do yourself. You should hire professionals for concrete removal that have the necessary equipment and experience to get the job done right.
Provide Adequate PPE
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a necessary part of clearing land. Even if there’s no concrete slab removal going on, there are still other hazards around the property lot. Industrial and construction equipment are everywhere as you prepare to clear the lot and start on your new commercial structure. You must protect your employees with the proper PPE to keep them safe throughout the clearing and building processes. Standard PPE for clearing and construction includes hard hats and goggles, although you’ll need additional PPE if employees are working with specific equipment, such as chainsaws.
There are several things to know when clearing out a property lot, from who you should hire to what equipment you need to provide. Clearing a property and building new construction is a dangerous, lengthy process that will keep you and your employees on your toes. However, once this process is done, you’ll have a beautiful custom building perfect for your commercial enterprise.