Lake Architecture and Waterfront Architect
Incorporating water features into your new development increases the value of your property. But only if it is integrated with the overall design of the structure and works well with the local environment. Water can also spell disaster. Cracked pool foundations and water surges can flood your investment. If you are seeking professional help for your waterfront architecture, turn to an architect that will look at historical data, work with qualified engineers, and recommend building locations and materials that allow your project to last without nasty surprises. Here is further information that can be useful when making lake, pool, or waterfront architectural decisions.
List of typical lake architecture projects:
- Residential dock planning and building
- Commercial dock and marina projects
- Waterwall structures planning, getting permits and building
- Waterfront Dredging
- Waterfront Site Plan Applications
- Waterfront resource Iientification
- Waterfront Impact Evaluation
List of dock design and build steps:
- Needs and goals evaluation with client
- Site plan evaluation
- Survey and engineering results
- Work with client to arrive at a final design
- Create plans for the building phase
- Receive permits and feedback from governments that have jurisdiction
- Create a project plan
- Manage project until completion and coordinate all trades and suppliers.
List of typical water and drainage problems:
- The architectural designs did not account for rainfall, drainage, and proximity to lake, pool, or underground streams and rivers.
- The house or business suffers from mold and excessive moisture and can create structural damage, visible damage, and health issues.
- The architect did not secure a slope away from the foundation to allow water to drain away.
- The swimming pool did not have a system to relieve the perimeter of the pool area of standing water.
- Foundations did not effectively rise above ground levels (after landscaping is complete).
- Ground water springs near or under the foundation caused many structural issues and moisture issues.
- The development project did not include a rubber compound spray to keep moisture out of the concrete.
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