Plans and permits
Major exterior remodeling upgrades such as building a new deck, adding a sunroom, or reshaping the landscape architecture on your property are exciting and fun, but these projects can go a lot smoother if you have a solid plan in place before any work is done.
In many municipal districts i.e. local cities and towns, the local government will normally require a building permit to be “pulled” aka obtained prior to any major remodeling work commencing.
Wait, What’s a Building Permit Anyways?
A building permit provides a legal verification that the proposed project and its explicit plans meet the local building code requirements and state ordinances.
Oftentimes, many homeowners aren’t sure which projects require a permit and which don’t. Not surprisingly, most major projects do. It’s always prudent to contact your local zoning office to double-check if your upcoming project(s) will require a permit. Doing this in advance can streamline the process, as approval can sometimes take weeks.
Remodeling projects where building permits are almost always required include yard fences over 3 feet tall, room additions, decks, garages, sheds, new windows, and siding (to name a few).
Upgrades that normally don’t require a permit are: installing hardwood floors or carpeting, minor electrical repairs, interior painting, and/or wallpapering.
Patios, like decks, are built according to the size and specific desire for additional living space. A bistro patio is for having a cozy set up to share drinks between 2 people, whereas typical patios seat 4 comfortably and can accommodate outdoor dining.
Then, there are large patios, say 16 by 18 feet or larger that are designed for dining outside as well as relaxation. Whereas decks rely on wood, patios rely on stone.
Some our projects includes:
|Site plan.||Floor plan.||Soil Report.||Mechanical Plan|
|Utility Detail.||Exterior elevation.||Foundation plan.||Mechanical Schedule|
|Site Detail.||Interior elevation||Foundation detail.||Mechanical Detail|
|Storm drainage.||General notes.||Wall Section.||Electrical Plan|
|SWMP.||ADA.||Structural frame/Roof.||Lightning Plan|
|Structure general notes.||Construction Detail.||SWMD.||Plumbing Plan.|
|Plumbing Detail .|