V Zone Foundation Construction – in photos

V Zone Foundation Construction – in photos

Today you’ll learn what a V Zone is! Using soils, geotechnical data and site information (as well as site data, the flood zone, grades, architectural design, etc.), we are able to design an appropriate foundation for any home or structure. How that’s done...
Surveys 101

Surveys 101

If you’ve landed here, you probably need a survey done. You’re in the right place. What this post attempts to do is outline the general types of surveys available and provide a few examples of what types of surveys work for what types of problems (e.g. I want to...
Septic Systems: Everything You Never Wanted to Know

Septic Systems: Everything You Never Wanted to Know

This article is principally for homeowners in Rhode Island who are building a new home or looking to have a septic system designed. We perform system designs (Title V) in Massachusetts, but MA predominantly uses conventional septic systems with some rudimentary...
Building in Flood Zones – a Client Primer

Building in Flood Zones – a Client Primer

The first thing I would say to a new client about new construction or a substantial rehab (>50% building value) in flood zones is don’t do it, unless you can afford to lose it. First time homebuyers, homebuyers financing a significant portion of the property,...
Droning on…

Droning on…

Using UAV’s for land surveying, development, and modeling. UAV, UAS, RPA, RPV, RPAS, etc. are all (generally) abbreviations for what’s commonly known as a “drone.” They are all good terms, we’re going to stick with UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), which is a good enough...