It’s winter. You are probably not thinking about your landscape or any major construction projects. You are too busy shoveling snow off your driveway. But winter is a great time to start planning your major outdoor projects. Once spring rolls around and outdoor activities take over your life, you may never get around to creating an outdoor living space that you can enjoy during the warm summer months.
As a business owner, you might be thinking about how to keep your building free of snow this time of year. Partnering with a reputable snow removal company can keep your business accessible, decreasing downtime and reducing liability after a snowstorm. When considering what parts of your business property should be kept free of snow, you should take into account three factors: appearance, convenience, and liability.
Perhaps you are building your dream home, or adding on to an existing house. You might be upgrading a building or constructing a new one for your business. If you hired a general contractor for your project, he or she would be arranging for the utility trenching and excavation. If you a have a smaller project that does not need a general contractor, or have decided to do the contracting yourself, here is what you need to know about planning a utility trenching and excavation project.
Why condemn a house? Sometimes a house may be slated for demolition when private property is seized by the government for public use, such as widening a street or extending a highway, also known as eminent domain. Most often the reasons to condemn a house would be when a city or town’s building inspector determines that a space violates state or local building codes and/or the Department of Health declares it unfit for human habitation or use.
If you’re a home or business owner, chances are that you have requested estimates for repairs to your home or building. You may think that estimates are quick, easy and provided free of charge, which most are. However, if your project involves addressing drainage and/or grading problems, building a retaining wall or excavating for a foundation, you need more than an estimate. You need a consultation with a civil engineer who will ensure that your project is completed as efficiently and safely as possible.
Proper retaining wall design and construction can help make usable space out of a steep slope, provide a place for landscape plantings and even create a level area for a driveway. With proper retaining wall design, you can build a long-lasting and functional structure that will add value to your home or business. Important considerations in retaining wall design and construction are height and length, suitable base, properly compacted backfill and efficient drainage.
Start with a stable foundation for your yard, which means grading your landscape. The area will need to graded away from the foundation of your home.
Everyone wants to improve their land, be it a makeover for their home’s backyard or the grounds of their office. The question is can you afford it? Today New England Enterprises talks about budgeting: planning out the cost of your project to know what’s within your price range, and to get a better understanding of what makes up a contractor’s estimate. The following budgeting tips are geared towards excavation and landscape construction, our own specialties.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your landscaping, excavation, or construction project, it pays to plan ahead. One of the major parts of any project between a customer and a contractor is working out exactly what your project will be. This is known as a scope of work. By spending a little time working on this as a client, you’ll make the initial contact and consultation parts of working with a contractor much easier and make sure your contractor is the right fit for your project. While you can’t complete the entire scope of work along, there are a few things to plan out in advance.
One of the major questions we get when someone contacts us is “How long until you can start?” Today we’re going to walk you through the timeline of a project between initial contact to when we can start the actual work. Note that some of these times vary widely depending on the project, as some projects will require more permits and prep work than others. Making sure to plan ahead and respond quickly to questions from your contractor can cut down on this time, which means your project can finish sooner!