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Connecticut’s beautiful coastline and quaint towns make it a charming place to live and build your business. Before you break ground on your new construction project, however, there are some key items you need to keep in mind.
The state requires that anyone who builds a new project obtain the correct certificates. For building homes and other projects, you’ll need a Certificate of Registration, which costs $480 per year. If your project meets certain criteria, you must register as a Major Contractor. A Major Contractor is any entity that is in the business of building, demolishing, or altering the structure of any building that falls under the guidelines set out in Connecticut’s building codes.
Before you register, be sure to investigate specifically what each type of license allows you to do. You should also research fees associated with obtaining or renewing your license, as well as whether you need to pass any exams before you can get the license.
Individual cities may also have regulations that you need to pay attention to. Look at government websites or talk face-to-face with an expert in the area where you’re going to build so you don’t miss any important details. You won’t have to worry about county regulations since there are no county governments in Connecticut.
Each city in Connecticut has its own set of regulations that impact zoning. You can find many of these regulations on the internet, but it is best to contact the town clerk directly. This is because information on the internet may not always be up-to-date.
You also need to be aware that the state has many wetland areas, and efforts to preserve these natural habits may affect how and where you can build.
The type of soil on your property is a major item to take into account when you’re building in Connecticut. Some clays in the soil are can expand, which means that they increase the swelling potential of the soil. Fortunately, most of the soil in the state has very little swelling potential. Still, it is best to do soil testing on your property before you start to dig.
For specific data on the soil in the state, you can look at Connecticut’s Web Soil Survey, which is one of the most popular soil surveys of any state. The data there is useful, not just for builders, but for any business that is interested in learning more about Connecticut’s natural resources.
Soil type, as well as the layout of your property, can play a large role in determining which type of equipment is best for the job at hand. For example, if you’re building in an urban area such as Hartford, you may need to rent a smaller excavator that can perform precise work that won’t disturb the surrounding area. If you have to demolish something before you build, you might need an excavator with a hammer attachment.
Your Connecticut building project will be more likely to go off without a hitch if you research licensing requirements, zoning regulations, and soil types.