When You May Need To Hire A Rock Removal Professional

Construction & Contractors Blog

When residential developers build homes and prepare lots for sale, they'll commonly remove many of the large rocks that are on the property. However, whether you've recently moved into a new home or you've been in the same residence for a decade or more, you may decide that you want to remove one or more large rocks, too. Tackling this job yourself can be tricky. Not only is it physically demanding, but you may also lack the equipment that is necessary for getting the job done right. Here are some examples of times when you may need to hire a rock removal professional.

You're Having Trouble With Lawn Care

Over time, rocks can appear around the surface of your yard. As the ground freezes and thaws, rocks that are hidden well below the surface can begin to rise. In many yards, this can result in challenges with lawn care. Namely, a rock may break through the surface of your lawn, perhaps resulting in you hitting it with your lawnmower. Doing so can dull the blades, which means that you'll need to carefully cut around it — something that takes time and attention to detail. In this scenario, hiring a professional to remove this type of rock can improve the ease with which you care for your lawn.

You Want To Expand A Garden

Although developers will remove many of the large rocks in a residential lot, they'll sometimes leave others for visual interest. While you might be happy with the look of a rock to some degree, there's no denying that it takes up valuable space. This can especially be true in a small yard. If you're thinking about expanding a garden, the presence of a large rock at one end of the garden may limit your options. Having someone remove this rock will allow you to expand the garden as much as you wish.

You Wish To Build A Deck Or Patio

If you've decided to build a deck or a patio, some digging will be involved. For a deck, you'll need to set multiple posts several feet into the ground. For a patio, it's best to excavate some earth so that you can build layers of gravel and stone dust below the patio stones. During these pursuits, you might come across a rock that is interfering with the job. Instead of abandoning the project or completing it in a substandard manner, a better option is to hire a professional who can remove the problematic rock for you.

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