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Design Everest’s Licensed and Experienced Civil Engineers provides civil engineering and design consulting services to clients throughout Los Altos, California. With a reputation for exceptional quality and value, dependability, and integrity – we provide unparalleled responsiveness tailored to your unique needs.

How it Works
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    Free Consultation

    To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.

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    Quick Turnaround

    Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real-time

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    Easy Permit Process

    We will provide a set of drawings that you may submit to the Pleasanton city to obtain the required permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved. Next, we can connect you with reputable contractors in your area, so you can get started with your project right away.

Leading Civil Engineering Services in California

A Design Everest Civil Engineer can offer a spectrum of services in Los Altos to prepare your land before any commercial or residential building construction can happen. The Standard Guidance Specifications is complied with to guide the design, review, and construction of public improvements in or under the public right-of-way and public easements. For standard guidelines specification of the city visit

You may often find yourself in need of a Civil Engineer Consultation in Los Altos for the following :

Our Licensed Civil Engineers in Los Altos have vast experience delivering Civil Engineering services for Residential and Commercial projects. Design Everest can help you with all the required engineering services and paperwork to obtain required permits as per the scope of your project in quick turnaround time.

Our California Licensed Civil Engineers have vast experience delivering Civil Engineering services to cater to Residential and Commercial buildings. Design Everest can help you with all the necessary engineering and paperwork to obtain required permits for land development before construction in quick turnaround time.

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Land Entitlements in Los Altos

Our experienced and licensed Civil Engineers provide services with applications and approvals (within the Civil Engineering scope) as per the requirement by the local governing body of Los Altos for any type of entitlement be it ground-up build, change of use or adding a new facade to an existing building,

Design Everest also provides technical Civil Plans based on the entitlement application requirement which includes but is not limited to the preliminary site plan, grading & drainage plan, utility plan, tentative map, stormwater management plan, and other requirements. We also provide technical studies like feasibility, hydrology, or Drainage study.

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Subdivision Plans Los Altos, California

If you are planning to subdivide property with the purpose of selling, leasing, financing, or subdividing land for your family our Licensed & Experienced Civil Engineers provide services with legal approvals and applications under the California Subdivision Map Act and City/County laws of Los Altos.

Design Everest also provides services in developing technical Civil Plans based on the subdivision application requirement which includes but is not limited to the preliminary site plan, grading plan, drainage plan, utility plan, tentative map, and other requirements.

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Grading plan Estimates in Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Construction

Our licensed Civil Engineers are experienced in site grading plan and Civil Earthwork engineering services to ensure that your site meets the best management practice criteria as per the California Building Code. Our Engineers are well versed with the grading plan requirements and local municipal codes of the city Los Altos. Properly designed grading plans by a Civil Engineer can save on overall material movement resulting in significant cost and schedule savings. We also offer cut and fill grading plan estimates to Architects and General Contractors for Residential and Commercial projects.

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Retaining walls Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Buildings

Los Altos, California a retaining wall is a structure that is designed to uphold the soil behind it. Several factors must be considered to build the proper retaining walls for your property. For example, for any residential or commercial property owner will need to determine the properties of the soil, the elevation, and slope of the ground, and what the height of the wall needs to be. These factors will determine what type of wall will be needed, and how it should be designed. A variety of wall types, such as poured concrete walls, concrete or masonry block walls, sheet pile walls, and others can then be designed and built to achieve the desired outcome. Our Licensed and Qualified retaining walls Civil Engineers will help in designing and engineering of high quality retaining walls for your property. We also determine whether your retaining wall needs the building permit or not. If a Building permit is necessary for the retaining wall we will help you during the process of getting a building permit. Retaining walls require a permit when the retaining wall retains earth, and is over 4 feet in height, (Measured from the bottom of the footing), as defined in the 2010 California Building Code Sect. 105.2(4)

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Drainage Plans and Sewer Plans in Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Construction

Our Civil Engineer with extensive experience in complex drainage projects delivers hydrologic and hydraulic design calculations and drainage plans for various projects. We optimize drainage systems and ensure compliance with the applicable codes and standards. Design Everest’s Civil Engineer also designs and provides plans for the sanitary sewer system and underground stormwater sewer systems. For a complete overview about the city`s sanitary sewer visitFor more information about the storm drainage of the city visit

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Erosion Control Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Construction

Erosion and sediment control is a big part of the proper design of a site to maintain functionality and environmental responsibility. Site-specific techniques are adapted to impart soil stability in delicate areas caused due to slope failure, grading operations, or for stabilizing a water body bank. An effective erosion control implementation ensures rock, sand, or dirt particles do not leave the site and enter waterways thereby ensuring an acceptable quality of stormwater leaving the site (also a compliance requirement for the NPDES permit). Our skilled, experienced, and licensed Civil Engineer at Design Everest offer quality Erosion Control engineering services in quick turnaround time.

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Hydrology studies Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Construction

Hydrology study or Water resources engineering is the quantitative study of the hydrologic cycle - the distribution and circulation of water linking the earth's atmosphere, land, and oceans. Hydrological engineering is chiefly concerned with the flow and storage of water. It also focuses on preventing floods and lessening the effects of floods, droughts, and other natural disasters. Our registered and experienced Civil Engineering team in Los Altos conducts surface water hydrology studies, including but not limited to catchment analysis, rainfall analysis, runoff assessment, watercourse analysis, and drainage impact assessment for all types of Residential and Commercial projects. For more information visit Clean Water and Sustainable Storm Drainage Initiative

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Stormwater Design (with LID) Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Construction

Stormwater Design involves channeling the surface stormwater to different drainage systems. Our Registered and Experienced Civil Engineers in Los Altos deliver efficient stormwater management plans for Residential and Commercial projects as per the Clean Water Act. We also provide designs required by your local governing body be it WQMP, C.3, SWQMP, or any other We also provide Low-impact development (LID) design which is an approach to land development or redevelopment, that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. LID employs principles such as preserving and recreating natural landscape features, minimizing effective imperviousness to create functional and appealing site drainage that treats stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product. For a complete overview of the city stormwater protection plan visit can also check the Stormwater Master Plan.

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Septic Tank Design, Los Altos, California

For Residential and Commercial Buildings

In Los Altos, California all the wastewater which flows into the drain of a house gets collected in septic tanks. They are the underground, onsite, small-scale sewage treatment setups that collect sewage. A septic tank contains two main two major components: a septic tank and the absorption field. The wastewater flows into the septic tank which gets treated by the bacterial action and then the effluent wastewater after primary treatment gets sent to the absorption field. A civil engineer can examine the lay of the land and perform various soil tests to establish the best area to construct the septic system. The septic tank design must meet the relevant zone and code requirements

  • Highly experienced &
    value engineering

    We are a true one-stop engineering shop with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing Residential and Commercial Los Altos, California Civil Engineering Services as listed above. Our experienced Civil Engineers design efficient structures and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs, etc.

  • Responsiveness and
    quick turnaround

    Unlike most firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?

  • Ability to take
    on a project anytime

    Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means we can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.

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