Best Practices in Design-Build Residential Home Construction

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When in the planning phase for a new home, it’s important to think about the constructability of the design plans. How will these plans affect construction access? Will this design require a more expensive construction method? Is there a risk of a delay in the final occupancy permit approval because construction didn’t conform to the […]

Erosion Control on Construction Sites

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Before any construction can begin on any project disturbing over 2,500 Square Feet in Northern Virginia and 50 Square Feet in Washington, DC there must be approved Erosion & Sediment Control Plans and an active grading permit. Pre-Construction Meeting Once plans and permits are approved, there will be a pre-construction meeting scheduled with the Site […]

Do I Need a Boundary Survey?

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A Boundary Survey is a Land Survey that determines the legal property line limits and corners of a parcel of land. When you purchase a property or currently own a property, you will have legal deed paperwork stating the ownership of the parcel and this paperwork may also have a description of the property boundaries. […]

Why Do I Need A Topographic Survey?

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Once you decide to build on a property you own, we have to prepare Civil Engineering Site Plan drawings for the proposed improvements (house, driveway, garage, etc). Before we can begin on the site design for your property we have to collect topographic and existing conditions data as the basis for design.  What is a […]

What are the First Steps in the Land Development Process?

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It all starts with accurate data to design and build upon. What are the first steps in developing a property to build a new home? You will first need to hire a Civil Engineering Firm to prepare a Land Survey. This Land Survey documents your Existing Land Conditions on a drawing as a basis for […]