Two Important Steps to Take Before You Build Your Home


You have the perfect site in mind to begin construction of your dream home – but don’t forget two key, yet commonly overlooked things.

Get Your Land Inspected

Before you get too far in your plans, it’s a great idea to hire geoscientists North Vancouver BC. Not many people think about this step, but it’s an important one, to ensure that your land is safe and solid to build on. A geoscientist can also check the soil and groundwater quality. Isn’t it best to find out all of this information about your land before you start to build?

Get All of the Permits You Need

Permits may sound like a lot of hassle, but it’s not a step you want to skip, because you may have to face the wrath of your city or county later if they find out you don’t have the ones you need (unpermitted work can even end up hurting you when you decide to sell your home later).

But remember that you don’t just need a building permit; you may also need plumbing and mechanical permits, too. And don’t go by what your cousin two states over tells you about what kind of permit you need, because requirements can vary not only state-by-state but town-by-town.

The good news is that if you have a reputable contractor building your home, they will have some idea of what permits you’ll need, and (even better) their office will probably do all of the work for you, including getting the permits. This is also good because whoever arranges for the permits is responsible for the home being up to code.

You know exactly what you want your new home to look like, even down to the tile in the bathroom. But make sure you keep in mind these two things before you start: assessment of your land is important and so is applying for all of the permits you need.