Fire Clearance and Defensible Space Clearance in SoCal
State laws mandate that a certain amount of defensible space clearance surround homes and structures. The number of feet varies by location, making it necessary to enlist the help of a specialist to develop a maintenance plan that is tailored to your space.
What is Defensible Space Clearance?
In January 2005, a law was passed in the state of California that requires all structures to have a minimum of 100 feet of defensible space surrounding them. This space provides safety for firefighters and protection for your home during a wildfire. The 100 feet is divided into two zones.
All dead plants, weeds and grass should be removed.
Dead or dry leaves and pine needles should be removed from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
Tree branches should be trimmed, keeping them 10 feet away from chimneys and other trees.
Grass should be trimmed to a maximum height of 4 inches.
Horizontal and vertical space should be maintained between plants.
Our Approach to Fire Clearance
At International Environmental Corporation, we specialize in creating clear space designed to slow a flame in the event of a wildfire. Contact us today to get assistance with establishing and maintaining the required clearance space around your home or structure.