Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, our nation’s power, gas, sewer, and telephone infrastructure is hard at work, delivering safe, uninterrupted service to our homes, our offices and even our hospitals.
Smith Excavating has been clearing and maintaining critical right of ways for utility companies throughout the Southeast for the past 10 years using the latest equipment and land management techniques.
Herbicides and Right of Way Maintenance
Smith Excavation also offers right of way maintenance herbicide treatments. Trees and woody vegetation that are cut or mowed during routine right of way maintenance still have a viable root system that can re-sprout dramatically and quickly. Herbicides can be used to effectively reduce this invasive re-sprouting.
Improving Wildlife Habitat
Application of herbicides in utility right of ways often results in the growth of low-growing, non-woody plants, such as grasses and other species. These new, low-growing plant communities provide greater plant bio-diversity, & improve wildlife habitats.
Herbicides and Sub-station Maintenance – Keeping Intruders Away
Trees, brush and vines can intrude into critical utility structures, causing power outages and other service interruptions. One of the tools in our arsenal is the use of herbicides to control vegetation in critical areas. Smith Excavating is certified to offer herbicide treatments for a variety of sites, including pump stations, power substations, natural gas substations, and communication towers.
Smith Excavating – Committed to Environmental Stewardship
The herbicide products we use are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA requires rigorous toxicological, environmental and chemical testing before the herbicides are registered for use and all applications are performed under the supervision of a Smith Excavating, LLC licensed applicator.
At Smith Excavating LLC, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment while helping to ensure uninterrupted access to the power and energy our lives depend upon.