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We perform topographical, property line, existing conditions, bathymetric, and as-built surveys to meet the needs of your project.

Prices depend on what you want to survey. Boundary survey costs are determined based on several pieces of information (your deed and abutting parcels, record information at your local city/town hall and the Registry of Deeds, land court, and size of the property). Topographical survey costs are dependent on the details that you want captured on a plan. Prices are estimated based on research, office calculations, field time, and plan production. Call or e-mail us for a free proposal.

Survey is generally good until the characteristics of the property change (acquisition/subdivision of land, addition/removal of fencing, removal of trees, extension/removal of driveways, addition/demolition of a building, etc.).

Septic system design plans prepared by registered engineers or sanitarians are required by your Town’s Board of Health to demonstrate that a replacement system meets current Title 5 and local regulations. Depending on the site, you may also need approval from other Town Boards, such as Conservation Commission, if the work is located in its jurisdiction or variances are requested. Additional details may be needed on the plan to demonstrate that all regulations are met.

Call or e-mail us for a free proposal. See our 'Contact Us' page for more information.

Percolation tests that meet the current regulations can be used to design systems for the life of the regulation. Some towns have local regulations that require new perc tests. Check your local regulations.

The cost of septic design plans depends on your Town regulations and specific site conditions (i.e.wetlands, soil permeability). Based on available information and our experience, we can prepare a free, detailed proposal that outlines the steps involved and costs needed to develop a plan to submit to the Board of Health. Once a proposal is accepted, we will coordinate a percolation test with a representative from Town Hall. Generally, you can count on 3 to 4 weeks from the signing of your proposal to receiving a plan. Board of Health and other town department approvals can take from 5-30 days or longer depending on the board’s schedule and the complexity of the design.

Stormwater runoff results from rainfall and snow melt and represents the single largest source responsible for water quality impairments in rivers, lakes, ponds, and marine waters. Massachusetts and some local communities have standards for stormwater management including prohibiting new untreated discharges to wetlands and controlling discharges to your neighbor’s property.

For a full list of standards, go to this link: mass.gov handbook.

Massachusetts standards typically apply to commercial, industrial, and residential (greater than 4 house lots) sites.

Local standards may be applicable. If you are improving your site by increasing impervious coverage such as driveway, buildings, sport courts, patios, etc. Grady Consulting LLC designs systems to infiltrate or retain/hold back, and treat stormwater on your own property to demonstrate compliance with your community’s standards.

In order for you to make any of the above noted additions, you will need to demonstrate to your community that you meet current regulations (Zoning, Conservation, Board of Health, etc.). Typically you will need a plan showing your improvements in relationship to your boundaries, dwelling, septic system and other surface features that may impact your project.

Call or e-mail us for a free proposal. See our 'Contact Us' page for more information.

Yes, you will have a point of contact at Grady Consulting to keep you involved and informed of progress being made on your project.

We regularly review budgets throughout all projects and as we complete each milestone outlined on our proposals. Grady Consulting is available to discuss your project.

Call or e-mail us for a free proposal. See our 'Contact Us' page for more information.

Usually the answer is no. We do need access to the home during elevation certification surveys. And since we try to perform survey on the same day as percolation testing we ask that homeowners provide access that day so we can check plumbing connections. We like to confirm where water service enters the house and where septic pipe(s) exit the house. In addition we also would like to measure from top of foundation to basement slab, check to see if there is a sump pump or other evidence of high groundwater and see if there is a garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. In these cases we will let you know with plenty of lead time.

The answer to this question varies depending on our workloads. We generally try to begin projects between 2-4 weeks following the receipt of a signed proposal and retainer.

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Grady Consulting, L.L.C.
71 Evergreen Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Phone: 781.585.2300
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683 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061
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