Architecture / June 13, 2018 /
To adjust the land properly, the designer creates a grading plan to show how the topography will change to accommodate the building design. In other words, the contours are redrawn to remove soil, cut existing contour, or add soil, fill existing contour.
A topography map can appear complex and just plain intimidating to the untrained eye. However, it speaks a language that Building Designers clearly understand. Designers gather important details from this illustration. Moreover, they learn things about the lot that include, easements, setbacks, existing trees foliage.