3 benefits of a lot evaluation before you build a home
There are a lot of options to consider before buying and building a custom home. From the price and floor plan to the builder and location, building a custom home can be an intensive process. But one of the most important decisions you can make is the land where you will build your home, because without a solid foundation, your beautiful custom home won’t last long. That’s one of the many reasons it pays to have a lot evaluation before you even consider breaking ground. Here are 3 benefits of a lot evaluation before you build a home.
1.) A lot evaluation identifies slopes: A steeply sloped site can substantially raise site development costs a lot. If the site where you want to build your custom home drops about six feet over the width of the house, you will likely need a deeper foundation on the low side. Lack of knowledge about site slopes could lead to erosion, poor drainage, and other expensive building issues.
2.) A lot evaluation identifies sewage issues: It’s easy to forget about your custom homes sewage system when you’re concentrating on which windows will have the perfect mountain views and if your kitchen will be large enough to entertain family over the holidays. But identifying potential sewage issues before you build will save you a lot more trouble in the long run. Nearby bodies of water could be contaminated by your sewer septic system, an aspect many homeowners forget to take into account before building their custom home.
3.) A lot evaluation identifies drainage problems: Believe it or not issues with water is often the most difficult site issue to understand and predict, according to buildingadvisor.com. Surface water, including runoff from rain and snow, can cause erosion and flooding if not properly managed. Both issues can be dealt with using proper grading and drainage techniques that are identifies during the lot evaluation prior to building
There’s no denying that the 3 benefits of a lot evaluation before your build a home could save you a lot of money, grief and headaches in the long run. Fortunately, Crystal Creek Builders first meets with our clients to evaluate their land before building a home. The building site will be evaluated according to topography, views, rocks and other unique features. And it won’t cost you a thing. For more information about our free lot evaluations please contact Crystal Creek Builders today.
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