Privacy Fence Ideas, Costs, Site Plans & Building Permits

Yard fences come in a wide variety of materials and styles that can accent and compliment the look of any home. Fences contribute to safety, security, peace of mind, curb appeal and overall style of your home. Before delving into various types of privacy fences and their styles, we have to examine local construction ordinances. [...]

2019-02-19T02:26:57+00:00January 4th, 2019|Gates and Fences|0 Comments

Landscaping Project Costs: Plans & Permits, Retaining Walls, Sod, Drainage

On your property, there is your home and other buildings such as a garage, shed, etc. And then there is everything else, which is what landscaping architecture and design are concerned with. Landscaping improvement entails any alteration to the observable land features on your property. While the focus may be on gardening, sod, and natural [...]

2019-02-19T23:02:41+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Landscape Architecture, Landscaping Costs|0 Comments

Architectural Site Plans vs. Static Plot Plans

There are many types of site plans, also called plot plans, with varying levels of detail. They can depict a single-family residence (SFR), a neighborhood or a multi-family dwelling such as condos or an apartment complex. This guide explains the difference between two common types of site plans: Static: A plot plan representing property as [...]

2019-02-17T06:05:09+00:00October 12th, 2018|Plot Plans|0 Comments

New Driveway Site Plans, Permits, and Easements – Step by Step Guide

Planning a new driveway is a more complex project than many homeowners expect. New Driveway Construction Site Plan example via Calvino Architects This driveway planning guide explains how to get a driveway permit, select the best driveway for your home and find a qualified contractor to install it. Note: If your property is part of [...]

2019-05-18T23:51:16+00:00August 24th, 2018|Driveways|0 Comments

Water Well Drilling: Site Plans and Permits – What to Expect?

This guide will walk you through getting the necessary approvals and drafting a site plan for obtaining a permit to drill a well. Residential Well Drilling Site Plan Example Water well costs are included for site evaluations, permits, drilling and connecting the well to a home or building. There’s a [...]

2019-08-19T21:42:42+00:00July 31st, 2018|Plot Plans, Water Well Drilling Permits|0 Comments

Rendered Site Plan Cost: Licensed Survey vs. Online Plot Plans

A site plan is also called a plot plan or conceptual plan. It provides a view from above to show proposed initial or additional development to a property. They’re prepared digitally and can be shared in that form or printed for display. This guide to site plans answers questions about the purpose of a site [...]

2019-02-17T06:05:11+00:00July 17th, 2018|Plot Plans|0 Comments

Top 12 Things to Include in your Plot Plan

Plot plans are used for zoning, permitting, marketing, real estate transactions, and informational purposes, and details included in a plot plan will differ based on the intended use. That said, all plot plans aka site plans should include these 12 essential features: Property Boundaries Property lines with dimensions give the viewer an understanding of the scope [...]

2019-02-17T06:05:11+00:00July 15th, 2018|Plot Plans|0 Comments