Pipeline Right-of-Way Clearing: Before and After
Helping a customer take an overgrown right-of-way and breathe new, compliant life into it stands as one of the most immediately gratifying things about our line of work.
Seasoned pipeline veterans invariably tell stories of easements so neglected that when someone finally took the time to examine it, they stumbled across an old car or a makeshift dumping ground full of appliances and tires.
Even when rights-of-way vegetation undergoes only moderate levels of growth after skipping a single season of attention, the before-and-after effects can be pretty shocking. Not only do the “after” images make the “before” images look particularly unwieldy by contrast, they often serve as evidence that keeping an annual maintenance schedule (rather than say a periodic every-other-year approach) would actually represent the more cost effective approach.
Take a look at a few examples:
While skipping a mowing season can certainly save operators money in the short-term, they must deal with that right-of-way eventually. Often that intervening period allows a rate and volume of growth ultimately requiring reclamation equipment to adequately address it rather than a basic shredder. After accounting for the increased liability potential assumed during the long growing period, many operators ultimately decide that regular maintenance represents the most cost-effective approach.
Whether you need assistance with a regular maintenance schedule or need an equipment-intensive deep cleaning, Southern Brush is ready to help. Contact us today.