Dreaming of building a custom waterfront home in the Tampa Bay area?
As contractors specializing in waterfront properties, we know from experience the ins and outs of what it takes to build the perfect waterfront home. There are many factors to keep in mind to ensure your home’s success for years to come.
Before You Build
Before you purchase the lot to build your dream home, there is a lot of information that needs to be reviewed. You’ll need to understand the soil, flood plains, slope conditions and erosion history. Any seawalls and bulkheads will need to be carefully inspected to ensure they have been properly maintained. You’ll also need to understand the zoning restrictions for your lot as well as any other specifications or limitations on altering the property.
A septic system will be the first important step in the building process. Before the build actually begins, you’ll want to determine what kind of septic system is right for your soil type. This septic system will also require a drainage plan.
Tips for Building A Waterfront Home
The biggest thing to keep in mind when building a waterfront home is how well it can withstand all that mother nature has to offer. Unfortunately, being the Tampa Bay area, we are subjected to hurricane seasons that can often be long and damaging. Thankfully, when starting from scratch, we’ll be able to help you design a home with the proper materials that can help make your home stronger and more secure. Some of the best practices we follow for waterfront homes are:
- Advanced framing systems
- Impact-resistant windows and doors
- Concrete walls
- Optimal roof pitch for wind deflection
- Proper drainage to prevent water from entering the home
Count on Rossi Construction
Want to learn more about how we can help create your custom waterfront property? Contact us today by calling 813.436.0177 and we’d be happy to walk you through our design and build Commercial Construction services!