FAQ: If I have a question, who can I call?

If you have a question, you can contact our firm directly. Please reach out to our team. We are here to assist you and provide the information you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an As-built survey?

As-Built Surveys are Detailed and Up-to-Date Representations of Your Building or Project, Crucial for Meeting the Requirements of Owners, Lenders, and Building Departments. We Draft As-Built Drawings as well as Future Remodel Plans and Expertly Submit All Documentation to the City, Ensuring Efficient Building Approvals!

how long is the process?

Typically, the process can range from two weeks to three months. It involves initial consultations, site visits, measurement surveys, conceptual design development, detailed drawings, and the permit application and review process.

Can I submit a permit Drawing to the city by myself?

You definitely can! However, 4XRBC helps you to save time, ensure compliance, and reduce the stress of navigating the complex permit process yourself. Our expertise, established relationships, and knowledge of building codes streamline the application process, while you can focus on your project with peace of mind.

how much does it cost?

For your project, the estimated cost can vary based on factors such as size, scale, and deliverables. Typically, for a 2000 sq/ft home, you can expect pricing ranging from $1500 to $8000. To get a precise quote tailored to your specific project requirements, please visit our pricing page and submit a quote request.

is there an installment plan?

In most cases, unless the project value is considerably less than our normal scope of work, our fee structure is broken into three parts including preliminary drawings, final documentation, and permit approval.

I'm in another state. Can I still utilize your services?

4XRBC works closely with owners as well as owner representatives both nationwide and worldwide to ensure that their projects are completed, permitted and built -- no matter where they are. Our online system allows us to clearly communicate and update our clients, keeping them knowledgeable during every stage of the process.

What is the first step of the process if I'm ready to get started?

The first step in our process is to review and sign the agreement proposal that was provided after your initial consultation as well as payment of a retainer, as described in the fee structure included in the proposal.

What does the price in a 4XRBC proposal include?

Depending on your project's scope of work, the price included in our proposal may include a boundary survey, architectural design and drafting hours, engineer certification of plans, electrical load calculations, mechanical load calculations, permit expediting hours, condition assessment, project management hours, and/or consultation hours.

What is needed to be submitted to the city?

When submitting for a permit, typically a Completed Permit Application, Architectural Drawings, Construction Specifications, Permit Fee, and Supporting documents are required by most municipal building departments. Specific requirements can vary by location and project complexity.

What does the inspection service include? (Preliminary)

A preliminary condition assessment (Per ASCE 30-14) is an initial evaluation that includes a site visit, document review, and interviews to identify problem areas. It provides a preliminary report with findings and recommendations. However, a detailed condition assessment is typically needed to provide comprehensive recommendations.

What does the inspection service include? (detailed)

A detailed condition assessment (Per ASCE 30-14) includes a thorough review of problematic components, field testing, and analysis. It provides a comprehensive report with findings, test reports, and recommendations for remediation or replacement.

How many revisions does your price include?

During the design design and revision stage, 4XRBC's team works with you to meet your project vision, goals, and requirements before your drawings are certified by our engineers. During this stage, a maximum of three design revisions are done at no additional cost. After the drawings have been certified.

If I suddenly want to make a drawing change, can I do that?

If your project is in the design and revision stage and the design has not been revised three times, then we are here to ensure that your drawings match your vision. However, once the drawings are finalized, signed and sealed, no changes can be made -- except as required by the municipal building department or with additional drafting fees.

When does a building application expire?

The expiration of a building permit application can vary depending on local regulations and building departments. In most cases, building permit applications have a validity period ranging from six months to one year.

do i need a boundary survey?

Including an updated boundary survey is typically required by municipal building departments, except for properties within existing condominiums. If the existing survey is over 15 years old, it may need to be re-certified by the original surveyor or a completely new survey must be conducted. At 4XRBC, we offer this service at an additional fee, we will include it in our proposal, as needed.

If I have a question, who can I call?

If you have a question, you can contact our firm directly. Please reach out to our team at (954) 228-5731 or send us an email at info@4XRBuildingCompany.com. We are here to assist you and provide the information you need.

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