Site Selection: Considering Your Home's Location
Choosing your homesite is just as important as the design and construction of your new home. Before you build the home of your dreams, there are many aspects to consider. Whether you're planning to build a home on your land or selected lot in the heart of Houston, its vast outerlying areas, uptown San Antonio, or out in the beautiful Hill Country, in order to make the best decision for your home's location, it is important that you gather as much information as possible about the following:
- Deed restrictions
- Subdivision infrastructure
- Site development costs
- Public or private streets
- Flood plain locations
- Driveways and roads
- Location and amenities
Site Planning for Build-On-Your-Lot Programs
Specializing in build on your lot homes, Design Tech employs professional site managers who are trained in site evaluation and development for your new home. Your site manager will visit your property with you and then assist with:
- Placement of the home
- Survey evaluation
- Site clearing requirements
- Construction access options
- Topography-related issues
- Soil and foundation information
- Utility requirements
Your site manager will not only aid in the assessment of your land and property, but will also provide comprehensive solutions for building your home. This is part of our site total project coordination and is our way of simplifying the home building process for you. We will work with you each step of the way toward building your dream home in the Houston, San Antonio, or Austin area.
Soil Testing on Your Lot
Design Tech Homes will only construct foundations that are engineered to meet the soil conditions and topography of your property. Because of diverse soil conditions, what would be appropriate for a foundation in one location may be inadequate in another. Knowing the condition of your property is critical in designing the appropriate foundation for your new custom home. Therefore, Design Tech Homes requires independent soil testing on each homesite. An independent licensed engineer reviews the foundation plans and certifies the type of foundation and design for your specific home and lot. Professional engineers provide a detailed report on the condition of the soils, including its expansiveness, bearing capacity, and potential for shifting.
Since your foundation is one of the most important elements of your new custom home, we know you will appreciate the benefits of this service. It is another way we go above and beyond the standard practices of many homebuilders today.
Preparing Your Home Site
Before we begin building your Design Tech home, we can help you with all the pre-construction preparations on your land, including:
- Obtaining the necessary permits
- Setting up the septic system
- Drilling water lines and wells
- Demolishing existing structures
- Preparing the lot and driveways
- Architectural control approval
To speak to one our knowledgeable New Home Consultants, call our Houston office at 281-355-1591 or our Central Texas office in San Antonio at 830-980-5558.