After the Demolition: Houston Land Repair
There are plenty of people who will, at one time or another, require a demolition. Houston has more than enough land with old or useless structures that even people who don’t directly require it might at least encounter it in one way or another, and it could affect them as well. Property values near torn up lots can drop drastically, for example.
That’s why it’s so important, when you have your own Houston demolition done, that you make sure to take care of these issues after the job itself is finished.
Permits for Demolition: Houston Laws
Part of the laws of the City of Houston require a permit to be granted to a property owner in advance of them doing a major demolition of a structure. This is for a lot of reasons, not the least being that some do it yourself demolitions can be dangerous, due to building materials that are no longer used or other issues that the owner may not be aware of.
Regardless, part of receiving the permit is the requirement that certain types of cleanup happen after the completion of the demolition. Houston requires, for example, that all debris be cleared from the site, the building slab be removed, and the ground be level with the property boundaries. This is the bare minimum that should be done in order to preserve the integrity of the land and the area. However, that’s not all that it’s possible to do.
One possible way to make the land both less of a drain on your neighbors and more likely to be purchased is by doing a hydro mulch. Also sometimes called “hydro seeding,” this is a process that can keep non-native plants from infesting a particular plot of land and quickly restore the vegetation that would have been ripped up by the demo.
The process is simple. A truck with a tank is brought in that has a hose attached to it. The hose sprays a slurry of seed and water that can be used to cover the whole area. This encourages a rapid growth of local fauna, preventing invader plants from taking root there and making the land more appealing to potential buyers.
No matter what you plan to do with the land, it’s a good idea to work with a professional demolition contractor like Dean Land Clearing, Logging, Dirt Work and Demolitions. They can help you with every step of the demolition. Houston has no company better equipped to handle your demo job.