What a Subdivision Contractor Will Investigate Before Commencing Construction on Your Home

Looking to build a home on a piece of subdivided land? Choosing the right subdivision contractor is essential to ensure the project goes smoothly. The contractor will guide you through the entire land development process so you can avoid potential pitfalls and overcome any challenges that may arise during the project implementation stage.

While the development of subdivided property varies greatly from one area to another, there are many common aspects that subdivision developers typically deal with.

Here is look at some of the things that your contractor will look into before commencing construction on your project.

Has the land been recently surveyed?

One of the things that subdivision contractors look at before starting any construction work is whether the subdivision is legal. They will check if all local council laws were complied with when the property was being subdivided. This is essential to avoid run-ins with the local council once work begins. 

For example, you are not allowed to develop sections of the property that are considered to have archeological or historical value.

Are your building layout and design appropriate for your property?

There are many factors that may determine the layout and design of the building to be built on your subdivided property. These include the zoning for the property, the land use of surrounding properties, the existence of easements and covenants on the property, the local homeowners association regulations and many more.

Your subdivision contractor will analyse the layout and design of the proposed building to ensure it conforms to all regulatory requirements. 

Is there utility capacity available to meet the demands of the building?

Subdivision developers are also responsible for ensuring that the proposed building can be connected to all utilities required to make the structure serve its purpose.

They will consider the proximity of utilities from government entities to your property. If the utilities are located too far from your property, they will look into alternative ways to get it connected to the utilities. Alternative solutions may include drilling a private well to meet your demand for water supply and installing a solar power system to meet your need for electricity.

There are a lot of things that a subdivision contractor or developer can do to ensure your new development goes smoothly. Like other construction professionals, subdivision contractors charge for their services. However, the input that they bring into your new development is invaluable. Ask for your quote today!