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Question DetailsAsked on 3/7/2012

I have a backyard that sharply slopes away from the house about 45 degrees. with alot of wild growth.

I looking for an affordable price for clearing the overgrowth & leveling the steep hill. I have a large, long ditch on the side of the house which i hope to dump the overgrowth then cover over with the dirt from the hill

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Answered 8 years ago by Cas


Generally speaking, a grade that steep with an accompanying ditch would have some purpose and it would be wrong to recommend a solution without seeing the site. Depending on the height of the grade, you may require an engineer to facilitate a solution - laws vary from place to place.

Answered 8 years ago by Labour of Love


I'm with labour on this one. There is usually a reason for burms and slopes. It can be for drainage purposes, security or even safety - (to prevent cars from reaching your home.) As far as cleaning it out, you can expect to pay between $85 and $150 an hour for clearing. Price is usually determined by how many people will be on the clearing crew. When comparing prices make sure to ask how many men will be on site.

You also may want to check with your city or town on this one as your "hill" may be part of a larger overall drainage system and may be included in an easement, especially if it's close to the perimeter of your property.

I definitely wouldn't move forward with any plans before talking with the city and or an engineer. I know it's probably not the answer you wanted but I definitely would do some research before making any plans.

Answered 8 years ago by Dallas Curb Appeal

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