California’s Defensible Space Law
In January of 2005, California passed a defensible space law that requires homeowners to take action to protect their property from wildfires. According to the law, homeowners must maintain 100 feet of defensible space around their homes by clearing the area of any materials that could ignite in the event of a wildfire, such as brush or vegetation. Creating a defensible space around your home also keeps firefighters safe while they defend your home. The law also requires builders to use fire-resistant materials when constructing new homes.
Creating a Defensible Space Around Your Home
At Byers, we can help you create a defensible space around your home that will help keep your property safe in the event of a wildfire. We offer comprehensive land clearing services that involve the removal of dead trees, overgrown bushes, and anything else that could become fuel for a fire, taking a thoughtful approach that gets rid of only the vegetation that could put your home at risk. We’ll even remove the lower branches from large trees to eliminate any possible ladder fuels, or vegetation that helps a fire climb from the ground into the trees.
To learn more about our land clearing and wildfire prevention services, contact Byers today. We’re a family-run business that has been providing our clients with solutions for improving and protecting their homes for decades, and we would be glad to assist you with your project. If you have any questions, one of our associates will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation at your home with one of our representatives to discuss your defensible space project. We look forward to working with you!