Preparing your Site for Construction
Our backyard is very small and we needed to deal with several challenges in site preparation before starting construction. We did not have easy access for equipment without involving my neighbor’s yard. I talked to
and explained the magnitude of the project and they
were happy to help out. We decided to
use the space between the two houses.
It was just big enough for a large skid steer to maneuver through but without
this access it would have meant all hand labor.
Allan Block has a great resource page for helping you ask
right question when getting started with your site preparation. I used
these helpful points to help me evaluate my site for property lines and utility
locations and even how to discuss the
project with my neighbors.
The next things to go were all the stumps. The machine this guy brought was a 4-wheel drive stump eating monster! In less than three hours, 4 large stumps and about 75 small ones were chewed up into chips. The end result was a clean canvas to start excavating.
the hill was clear it was time to excavate. The rented skid steer was delivered the next day and construction began.