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Site Selection Is Critical

Choosing a location for your construction project can be a daunting task. Finding the right landscape, with the right infrastructure, in the perfect location is no easy feat. With all these factors to consider, it’s easy to make mistakes that will affect not only your build, but also your business. Scherer Construction has been helping people select sites that will help them meet their business goals since 1984, and we’re here to help make sure you avoid the most common pitfalls of site selection

1. Environmental Factors

There are a myriad of environmental factors that can impact the location of your construction site. The topography of the land will determine how you move forward with your project, so it’s important to choose a site where conditions are most favorable.

Be sure to avoid:

  • Very porous soil: May cause you to run into issues when laying the foundation
  • Strong slope: With too great of a slope you might encounter problems with runoff and water corrosion

Working with the surrounding environment instead of against it is key to any construction project. Otherwise, you’ll encounter countless issues throughout the process.

2. Proper Infrastructure

Some sites require more time and manpower than others. Selecting a site in a more remote location may require the construction of roadway extensions or other projects. It also may be more difficult to set up your general utilities, like running water and electricity. These aren’t bad sites, but it’s important to consider what you need out of this facility. We can help you determine what kind of infrastructure your project requires and find a site that fits your facility.

3. Zoning and Regulation

No matter where you want your site, there will be zoning codes and government regulations to consider. We’ll help you think about the current use and possible future uses of your project to ensure all the activities of your facility remain within state and federal law.

Navigating through the maze of zoning codes and construction regulations requires an expert. Scherer will help you find options that fit the needs of your future facility in the right area for your development. We’ll worry about the regulations, while you focus on the needs of your organization and its employees.

Scherer Construction – Florida’s Business Builders

We want to ensure that your project progresses smoothly from start to finish, and choosing the best site is the first step in a successful build. Our experienced team will help you avoid costly issues that can slow down your project, and ultimately, affect your bottom line. With Scherer’s experts guiding you through the process, you’ll find the site best suited for your business goals. Contact us for help with site selection.