Propery Development & Design


Preliminary Site Development Evaluation

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EMS can perform a comprehensive site evaluation to provide you with a professional assessment of development issues that need to be addressed. Our trained professionals will evaluate your property and building sites with an eye towards wetlands, geohazards, hazmat, stormwater, drainage and zoning issues. We can save you time and money by helping you locate a site for your septic drain field correctly, the first time. Let us provide you with the confidence that the first evaluation will be the only evaluation you will need.

Feasibilty and Design

After a preliminary site assessment, EMS professionals will further investigate the feasibility of your project. We will advise and mindfully proceed to keep on track with your specific project goals. Our engineering team prepares a conceptual and final design for your system and we begin communications with regulatory agencies to streamline approval.

Geological Hazard Assessment

Obtaining a Geological Hazard Assessment can safeguard your development project from danger caused by geological phenomena such as landslides and unstable soils, as well as seismic-related hazards. EMS has professional geologists on staff to help you locate the best site for your development project.


Soil Evaluation for Septic Drain field Location

The location of your septic drain field is one of the most important parts of your project development. Soil type and water table will often dictate that only one place is acceptable for the location of the septic drain field. Without a septic permit, you cannot get a building permit. Do not make the mistake of excavating before you know where to locate your drain field!


Wetlands are areas where saturation with water is the dominant factor determining the nature of soil development and the types of plant and animal communities living in the soil and on its surface. If you have a wetland on your property, you will be required to delineate its boundaries before you begin to build. EMS can provide you with a professional Wetland Delineation for submittal to the local regulatory authorities. EMS professionals can provide a plan to mitigate for and replace wetland areas that you would like to build on by assisting you with the preparation of a Removal/Fill Permit.