DIY home projects are a great way to transform your house at the fraction of the cost of a professional contractor. But it’s not as simple as running to your local hardware store. In fact, consulting a professional civil engineer is actually crucial part of any home improvement project or home addition.
Most states require that any major work needs to be completed by a licensed professional before you can start building your new bedroom or converting your basement into a laundry room. Per state code, you’ll need the stamp of approval from a professional civil engineer when it comes to any drainage projects or installing a new septic system, as well.
Here are four important times any homeowner will want to consult a civil engineer in Idaho:
- Drainage: Nothing can ruin a beautiful hardwood floor more than a flooded living room after the big storm. A civil engineer can design a drainage system so you’ll never have to worry about an accidental lake in your front yard. A professional can also help you resolve any existing drainage problems to avoid any future issues. Through years of education and experience, a licensed engineer can easily identify the problem and present you with a variety of solutions.
- Construction: Looking to build a new home or add a third bedroom? You may want to call a civil engineer before you start looking for a contractor. A civil engineer will work with the architect to help create a beautiful and unique plan. Many civil engineers also specialize in structural engineering.
- Sewer and septic projects: Installing a new septic system yourself isn’t financially smart if you’re hit with a ton of fines from your local health department. The Idaho Department of Health has specific standards when it comes to sewer and septic systems in order to ensure that it will not threaten the health of your loved ones or neighbors.
- Land planning: Planning to build your dream home on that new patch of land you purchased? Consulting a civil engineer for land planning could ease the construction process. A licensed engineer will identify that best use for the land, with special attention paid to the needs of your family and natural resources. You could save yourself thousands of dollars in construction costs by identifying potential issues with the soil or drainage before breaking ground.
The work of a civil engineer is crucial to every DIY or professional home project. Don’t get caught off guard and without the budget to fix a major problem. Contact the experienced professionals at Mason & Stanfield today to ensure your project starts off on the right foot.
Since 1989, Mason & Stanfield has helped countless clients craft the perfect project at a reasonable cost. Our years of education and on the job experience helps us offer the best civil engineering and surveying services to fit your budget. Call us today at 208-454-0256 to schedule a consultation.