North Park – Multifamily apartment project in San Diego. With much of the parcel being part of a small canyon, this project had its challenges due to the steep terrain. Tiered retaining walls were used for aesthetics, while maintaining the grades needed to maximize the unit count. Existing bungalows onsite, are being preserved as part of the project due to historical value and the local Planning groups recommendation. This project should start construction in the first quarter of 2016. Read More
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El Cajon – These two parcels owned by one family were processed concurrently with the County. Improvements for a new garage and workshopwere done on the parcel for the existing house, while the adjacent parcel was designed for a new single family home for a family member. Grading for both parcels was done at the same time with balanced earthwork.

Rancho Santa Fe – This beautiful 3.5 acre site was graded with a long driveway to accommodate a large custom house pad and guest house pad at the top of the Parcel. A special design was used for detention facilities to treat the increased drainage runoff because the proposed site included more than1 acre of grading. Because of this,State of California SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) measures were needed to be included.Read More

Rancho Bernardo – This site is a fire rebuild from the 2007 Witch Creek Fire. The existing site was completely redesigned with a grading plan providing a large pad for a custom home in a desirable area.

Poway – These 3 parcels in the beautiful Green Valley area of Poway are being designed to preserve the existing wetlands on site and provide large graded pads for 3 large spec homes that will include bringing the frontage street and cul-de-sac to the current standards for the fire department. Read More

Rancho Sante Fe – The grading design for this site utilized the natural topography and keystone walls to allow for a large building pad for a custom home. The earthwork design was balanced between cut and fill onsite, so that no import or export of soil was needed during construction. However, permits for grading were needed from both the County of San Diego and the California Coastal Commission.

Diamond Bar – This steep slope lot was a challenging custom home site where the grading and architecture had to be lowered down from the street at different levels to reduce retaining wall and stem wall heights. The client also wanted a tennis court on his property, so creative grading and the use of retaining walls not exceeding 6′ in height were used to accommodate the flat pad for the tennis court. Areas on the site were also created for planter boxes and additional landscaping to enhance the aesthetic value of the property.