Factors to Consider Before Building Your Waterfront Home

Factors to Consider Before Building Your Waterfront Home

The first thing you need to think about is where you can actually build your new waterfront home.

Living on the waterfront could be one of those dreams you never thought you could realize. But now that it is a possibility, you don’t have to hesitate. The thing is, there are some factors you need to think about before you can start building your waterfront home.

Where to Build

The first thing you need to think about is where you can actually build your new waterfront home. You need to avoid habitats of endangered animals. Then, you will need to have the area where you want to build surveyed. These surveys review other environmental factors that could pose problems during the construction process. Before you can get a permit to start building, you need to make sure that there isn’t anything wrong with the soil, how sloped the land is, how high the water goes, and if there is the chance of flooding due to erosion.

The Lot

Next, you will need to think long and hard about the lot you want to build your waterfront home on. Zoning issues can make the lot much smaller than you expect it to be at first glance. You’ve got to consider the size of the house, along with the driveway, and how big the decks and porches are as well. Then you should consider how high the house goes, and whether it will impose on the view of your neighbors.

Septic Systems

Septic systems are an important part of any home. Whether it is in a conventional residential neighborhood or it’s on the waterfront, your new home will need to have septic systems installed. This will require more soil testing. After that, you need a plan for how all the sewage will be drained away, and it needs to fit with the surrounding areas so that it can be far enough away to not bother you, your neighbors, or nearby wildlife.

Preserving the View

You can preserve the view you want. But you’ll need to pick the right waterfront dream home builder. This is why you should partner with Shore-Line Construction!


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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