Civil Engineering

When building a new home, addition, garage or ADU, proper site preparation is paramount to prevent cracking and uneven settling. Design Everest civil engineers are trained to look at every aspect of your plot, like topography, elevation, slope and soil composition, just to name a few.

After reviewing your site, our team analyzes the home project. Can the site be correctly prepped for your new home or addition? If so, we create a plan to get the plot ready with land grading, filling or excavation. And if not, we educate you and the whole design team on what’s feasible for your location.

At Design Everest, we partner with only the best and most conscientious civil engineers to put your home project on solid ground.

Civil Engineers Do This:

  • Review of soil reports
  • Sidewalk and Street Improvements
  • Private driveways
  • Stormwater compliance
  • Retaining wall design
  • Grading and drainage plans
  • Excavation and fill calculations

An Ounce of Prevention = A Pound of Cure

Did you know shoddy site prep can lead to cracked foundations, walls or worse? Your home investment is worth every bit of the preparation to ensure it will stay beautiful–and safe–for generations to come. Don’t skimp on this crucial pre-construction step.

Civil Plans & Permit Sets

So what’s a civil plan anyway? These technical drawings outline important info regarding your site and are used to file the required permits to move your project forward. For example, yours could include grading and draining plans, a tentative map parcel, retaining wall plans and details on any utility connections for water, storm drains and sewer.

Design Everest tackles all the nitty gritty site work details for you. We draw up the plans you need to get your permit as quickly as possible.

Site Grading Plans

Proper site grading is paramount to ensuring your home stays free from water damage, cracks, settling and sagging. Our civil earthwork engineers evaluate your land for slope or elevation issues, then either excavate or fill based on your specific new home or renovation project.

With our vast experience, Design Everest engineers are masters at crafting budget friendly site grading solutions that safeguard your investment.

Hydrology Studies

In construction, getting to know your site’s water challenges, ponding or flooding is key to preventing trouble down the road. Using water hydrology studies, rainfall and watercourse analyses, runoff assessments and drainage impact assessments, our Civil Engineers identify any stormwater issues that could affect your site and build.

We can help with the LID (low impact development) features, drainage report, post-construction Best Management Practices (BMP) plan, as well as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for large sites.


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