Fire Mitigation

Preparing Land for a Manufactured Home

Placing a manufactured home on your property is an exciting step in developing your property.  The process is typically easier than completely new construction and the time from prep to finished home is much faster.  The first step is to ensure your land is properly prepared to provide a strong and even foundation for your […]

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Is Your Project Farming or Excavation?

If you’re getting ready to begin some significant agricultural work on your property, you may be wondering if you need to call 811.  811 is the “call before you dig” number to request utilities to mark all underground lines, pipes, and dangerous areas.  All states have laws outlining when to contact an official agency like […]

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Are You Struggling with a High Water Table?

Did you learn your property has a high water table?  Land in just about any region of the state can have this condition.  High water tables can make construction challenging, notably if your plans included dreams of a basement, pool, or deep foundation.  Another problem exists when a structure is built in one of these […]

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Did Fall Rains Uncover Water Drainage Problems?

The rainy season has returned, and you may discover water puddles, pooling, and other drainage issues in your yard.  Drainage problems are often more pronounced after significant rainstorms.  If you’re waking up after rainy nights to find soggy patches of lawn or deep puddles along walkways, your yard has water drainage problems that can be […]

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Do I Need a Permit to Build a Driveway?

One of the best parts of living in Oregon is the ability to own a large tract of rural land.  With mountain views, forested lands, and abundant wildlife, purchasing several acres of undeveloped land is possible for many of our residents.  One of the first tasks many landowners will need to complete is constructing a […]

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Stocking Your Pond with Fish

If you already have or are considering adding a pond to your property, you may want to think about stocking your pond with fish.  Fish provide you and your family with opportunities for recreational fishing without leaving your home and also help manage algae, weeds, insects, leeches, and worms in the water feature.  Stocking your […]

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Foundations for Tiny Homes

People across the country are ditching their possessions and joining the tiny home movement.  Some of these individuals want to save money ordinarily spent on housing costs to divert into travel or other activities.  Others simply desire to live what they feel is a more simple and stress-free lifestyle.  Regardless of why you might be […]

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Excavation for Erosion Control

When you think about properties suffering from erosion, you might imagine homes on the edge of cliffs just inches away from dropping into the ocean.  Yet, properties throughout the state in all types of environments experience problems that can be mitigated and improved upon.  Erosion is the process by which soil and rock are displaced […]

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Thinking About an Underground Home?

Are you interested in what living underground is like?  Underground homes are technically one of two types of earth-sheltered dwellings where at least one of the sides is covered by dirt.  These structures require a combination of professional excavation and construction to ensure the home is stable and waterproof. People looking for innovative ways to […]

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Considerations for Selecting Your Home Site

Think you’ve found your perfect rural property for building a new home?  Oregon lands are diverse, providing a variety of environments from flat valley floors to secluded forested hillsides to fit just about anyone’s desires for living space.  Even after you’ve signed the paperwork to secure that prime location, there are still many considerations for […]

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