27 October

Land Development

What Exactly Is “Land Development”? As discussed in previous posts, our industry seems to have terminology that can be interpreted in multiple ways.  When one thinks of “land development”, it is probably common that many think of grading, underground utilities, …

04 August

Site Improvements

How Much Are Demo Costs? When estimating the costs to improve a site – grading, utilities, streets – it is important not to forget about demolition costs.  In some cases, a site may have nothing more than grasses and vegetation, …

30 April

Site Improvements

What are Grading Risks? Based on my experience, I would venture a guess that most homebuilders prefer to buy finished lots, which means fully improved with the grading, utilities, and street work completed.  In addition to shortening the project life, …

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