Architecture / June 20, 2018 / Narcisse
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.
Other items include land slope contours and the property orientation in reference to true north. Boring test are also indicated to explain soil conditions if necessary. Building designers are able to complete the house site plan by adding the footprint of the home to the map. The land conditions can be adjusted accordingly from there.