Erosion control is an essential facet phase of job site preparation for building and development projects. Every design plan should incorporate the best management practices and sediment control devices for erosion control purposes. Why is erosion control so important? What essential function does it serve and why is it such a crucial component of projects here at Hogan Land Services? This article will seek to answer those these questions and others.
Your company has recently purchased a new plot of land for an office park or a business headquarters, and you are preparing to break ground on the project. Before you get started, though, it’s important to understand what your obligations are under the State’s building permit requirements. By the California Building Standards Code, it is illegal for any structure to be “erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted, or demolished” without a building permit.
After the October 2017 fires, many Sonoma County residents have been faced with having to rebuild their home or business. These home and business owners are now looking to obtain a building permit to rebuild after their lot has been cleared of debris. The issuance process for each permit is different, just as every rebuild project is different. Some owners choose to rebuild the exact same home in the same footprint while others may choose to change the floor plan or add additional square footage. With either option, a building permit must be obtained.
If you are in the process of planning a new construction project, be it a shed in your backyard, an addition to your house, a new home on vacant plot of land, or a large commercial development, you will most likely need a building permit. Although you may be eager to break ground on your project, it’s important to consider the legal aspects of the job first. Namely, what are your obligations concerning building permits?
A boundary survey is a type of land survey carried out to determine the exact location of the land you are entitled to based on your deed. At the conclusion of a boundary survey, you will know where your boundary lines, corners, and easements, are located, and if there are any encroachments of over the boundary lines. Some of the most frequent reasons to get a boundary survey are: before purchasing a property to make sure that the seller is correct about the size and location of the land described in the property deed, to settle property disputes with neighbors, and to properly prepare site plans for building and development projects.
Topics: boundary surveys
Site Plan Design
A site plan is a map of a parcel that includes information about the existing features of the land as well as proposed improvements to it. If you have a vacant piece of property that you wish to build on or otherwise improve, you would need a site plan to outline the locations of buildings, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and landscaping elements. The site plan should also include information about underground improvements, including water lines, sanitary sewer lines, drainage lines, and more.
Topics: topographic surveys
The permitting process for your building project should be simple. You submit a permit application with supporting construction documents, wait a few weeks to get an approval back, and then begin construction. Provided you plan and leave enough time for agency review, you should not have a problem.
Septic system design and construction can be complex processes. When you install your septic tank, you need to perform multiple tests on the chosen leach field, as well as consider other components, suchthe tank itself to ensure reliable, hygienic performance. With a careful, meticulous design and planning stage, your septic system should be able to operate for many years without issuealong with the occasional pumping.
Topics: septic services
Whether you are planning to build a house on a parcel you own, or construct a shed in your backyard, there is a chance that you will need to obtain a building permit to move forward with the process. A building permit represents an approval to proceed with a construction project usually from the local city or county building department.
Drones are changing the landscape of many industries. From land surveying to real estate and journalism, drones have already had a pronounced impact on how many people do their day-to-day jobs. They’ve triggered those changes to a large extent by making aerial photography more accessible to the masses.