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Taking a Residential Structure from Concept to Construction

Taking a Residential Structure from Concept to Construction

Taking a Residential Structure from Concept to Construction Whether it be a new home, shop, carport, greenhouse, or landscape feature, taking a residential structure from concept to construction takes more than a pencil and a hammer. The first step toward making your...
Starting from Scratch: Engineering for Residential Sites

Starting from Scratch: Engineering for Residential Sites

Starting from Scratch: Engineering for Residential Sites We often get questions from homeowners or property investors about how they can begin the process of preparing a piece of land for a new construction project. Sometimes they have a building in mind and sometimes...
Permitting in the City of Seattle

Permitting in the City of Seattle

Homeowners who are trying to navigate the permitting process in the City of Seattle will find that it is more complex than other jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region. Seattle’s permit process differs from most other surrounding jurisdictions and can sometimes take...
Homeowner’s Guide to Permitting

Homeowner’s Guide to Permitting

Homeowner's Guide to Permitting Most cities and counties have a similar process for permitting. The time to complete permitting for each project varies, depending on how complicated the project is and where it is located – counties or larger cities can often take...
Foundation Settlement 101: Why and How Foundations Fail

Foundation Settlement 101: Why and How Foundations Fail

Whether you’ve lived in your home for many years or you are preparing to purchase a property, it is important to understand that the safety and longevity of your structure are dependent on a healthy foundation. The foundation’s job is pretty simple. A proper...