Land Development

We can handle any land development needs you might have.

Eagle Bay Homes provides project management to Real Estate Investors who are seeking entitlement and development of their holdings. From site selection to initial design and on through construction, our civil engineers and land planners consult extensively with our engineers  and  architects to ensure a fully-integrated design, fulfilling your objectives and maximizing your return on investment. Whether your needs involve industrial or agricultural facilities, commercial or institutional developments, subdivisions or master-planned communities, Eagle Bay Homes offers a full suite of land development services

  • Predevelopment andRegulatory Approvals
  • Site Civil Engineering
  • Planning And Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Services
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Parking Studies and Design.
  • Due Diligence
  • Consultant Selection
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Agency Oversight
  • Entitlements Processing
  • Project Budgeting & Scheduling
  • Construction Document Review
  • Value Engineering

Foundation Types

There are various foundation types such as the slab-on-grade, monolithic slabs, supported, floating slabs, crawl spaces and basement. The monolithic slabs are often used in places that suffer from sink holes or clay soil. Floating slabs are called that because they are not connected to the foundation and are thus “floating” on the surface of the ground.

Foundation Techniques

Different houses have different foundations. While most houses uses a raised perimeter foundation technique, because it supports both the floors and the wall, other homes are built on a flat concrete slab or rest on a series of concrete piers. It is also not unusual for houses to incorporate a variety of different foundation methods especially if the home has an extra room added on to it. A house that uses a perimeter foundation most likely will have post-and-pier supports beneath the floor beams of a load-bearing wall in the middle section of the house.

Older homes built before the 1960s were mostly pier-and-beam style. Pier-and-beam style homes used the technique of supporting beams every six to 10 feet by using a concrete pier or wooden posts buried 1 to 4 feet into the ground. But, the pier-and-beam technique was not without flaws because the wood can rot, the beams can become warped, termites can cause damage and the beams or joists can break.

Concrete slabs came about in the late 40s and helped cut construction costs. There are four main types of slab foundation techniques.
Type I slabs use four inches of concrete and use a perimeter beam that is 10 inches by 6 inches.

Type II slabs use four inches of concrete and use a welded wire across the slab along with 16 by 8-inch perimeter beams.

Type III slabs are 4 inches thick and use perimeter beams along with internal beams every 15 feet. The beams in a Type III slab are 20 inches deep and 8 inches wide.

Type IV slabs are the best of the four types because they do not cause as many foundation problems as the others do and even work on many unstable soil conditions. The type IV slab is so sturdy because the concrete slab is elevated by concrete beams which are then supported by piers that go at least 20 to 30 feet deep.

Professional Excavation and Earth Moving

There are many reasons for needing excavation on your property, whether it’s for leveling the ground, putting in a swimming pool, landscaping, adding service trenches such as those required for drainage and plumbing – the list goes on. Whatever your reason, it is a good idea to gain at least three different quotes from professionals, such as residential or commercial builders, and also to see their licenses and references.

Choosing an Excavation Professional

Consider the size of your job – will a bobcat with operator suffice or will you need larger machinery? Ensure that the machinery can access the area to be excavated. If your ground is soft or uneven, this may affect what type of machinery can be used in excavations. Not only are there traditional excavation methods using earthmoving equipment, there is now also vacuum excavation, which is particularly suited to service trenches and the like and causes much less disruption to your property.

Additional Services

Also consider if your chosen professional will remove excess material such as soil, rocks and concrete or if you need to hire another professional for this. Similarly consider if your professional will bring in any additional fill needed. Your professional should be able to detect any underground pipes or cables before work is commenced. If necessary, you can also ring the Dial Before You Dig service to find out where pipes and cables are located on your property.

Use the search feature on this page to find a local excavation service – and make sure you get at least three quotes to ensure you get the best deal.

How Much Does Excavation Cost?

Excavation costs can vary widely, largely dependent on the nature of the job involved. Sites with difficult access will carry a premium, as will larger jobs such as excavating a pool. Hourly rates for excavation can start in the region of $70 per hour – a figure that can vary depending on your location and project. Generally, the more equipment required the more you pay.

Concrete Contractor Snohomish County

For all aspects of concrete basement construction, design and repair, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge within these links. Concrete is the most popular material used to construct basements. It is also becoming the preferred option for finished flooring of basements because of its resistance to moisture and many design options.

If you’re searching for answers to fix leaks in your basement, stabilize walls, or fill cracks, this section can point to you to specific information with numerous articles, expert tips, photos, and more.

Basement Construction

Building a Concrete Basement: Learn how to maximize the value of your home by installing a concrete basement and how to hire a reputable contractor

Enhancing Existing Basements

Finished Basements: Tips for expanding your living quarters by designing a functional basement layout and making your space dry and comfortable
Enhancing Basement Floors: Seven reasons why you should enhance rather than cover up concrete basement floors

Repair Solutions for Basement Walls

Repairing Bowed Basement Walls: A carbon-fiber-reinforced grid system permanently stabilizes bowed foundation walls with minimal disruption and no excavation
Crack Injection: A permanent solution for stopping leaks in basements
Basement wall repair tips: Expert tips on basement wall issues

Applications

  • Staining Concrete
  • Stamped Concrete
  • Concrete Overlays
  • Concrete Resurfacing
  • Concrete Polishing
  • Concrete Dyes
  • Colored Concrete

Indoor Concrete

  • Concrete Floors
  • Garage Floor Coatings
  • Concrete Countertops
  • Fireplaces, Sinks & Furniture
  • Basement Floors
  • Radiant Floor Heating

Outdoor Concrete

  • Concrete Patios
  • Concrete Driveways
  • Concrete Pool Decks
  • Outdoor Kitchens & Counters
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Concrete Walkways
  • Concrete Pavers
  • Concrete Walls

Repair & Maintenance

  • Foundation Repair
  • Concrete Crack Repair
  • Basement Wall Repair

Building with Concrete

  • Concrete Homes
  • Concrete Basements
  • Decorative Concrete

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