Permitting/Expediting & Sandy Scope of Work

Since 2014, GreenTauk Engineering has been serving the Long Island area with permitting and expediting Sandy scope of work. Contact us to learn more today by calling (516) 603-5770.


Damage Repair from Hurricane Sandy

Homes in need of repair after damage from Hurricane Sandy are required to obtain work permits. If the floor plan needs to be altered from the home’s original construction, new floor plans are required. We inspect and measure the site and house, produce the drawings required, and request the proper permits from the local municipality. These permits may include:

Electrical certificates
Plumbing permits
General building permits
Deck permits
Fence permits
Air conditioning permits

Frequently Asked Questions

GreenTauk Engineering is involved in the project from design through construction and has extensive experience in residential construction. GreenTauk will be onsite during the construction process numerous times throughout the course of construction to communicate with the owner and contractor and to verify compliance with the approved plans and building codes. The duration of the construction process can be shortened by being able to make decisions in the field based on our construction knowledge.

The owner of GreenTauk Engineering has been performing home inspections since 2004 and has evaluated over 4,000 houses. GreenTauk is often called in to determine structural conditions from other home inspection companies. John has extensive experience in flood zone houses and house elevation projects and has been teaching home inspection classes at Molloy College since 2006.

The design/approval process depends on many factors such as the size of the project, outstanding permit issues, the local municipality involved, surveys, etc. Each municipality has a time frame for review and approval of plans and depends on the amount of work they have and the number of employees they have dedicated for plan review. Many smaller municipalities have only part-time staff dedicated for plan review. GreenTauk will submit the plans and be in communication with the plan reviewer to expedite the process.

GreenTauk will meet with the owner to determine the extent of the project and prepare preliminary plans based on site measurements. Building records will be examined at the local municipality to verify zoning and check for outstanding permit issues. Depending on the size and scope of the project, zoning issues may require a variance. Once the preliminary plans are approved by the owner, GreenTauk will prepare final plans for submission to the municipality for review. Additional submissions may be required depending on the municipal review. Once the plans are approved and the appropriate permits secured, construction begins. GreenTauk Engineering will make numerous visits during the construction process until completion.


Sandy Scope of Work

A Sandy Scope of Work is required in some municipalities and involves an inspection by a design professional such as GreenTauk. A report is compiled which dictates:

Property damage

Repair work required

Cost estimates

Possible declaration of “substantially damaged”. (House has sustained greater than 50% damage and requires a house elevation).

Sandy Scope of Work Long Island

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Contact GreenTauk today at (516) 603-5770. We serve all of Long Island, including Nassau County, Suffolk County, and all five boroughs of New York City with fire sprinkler design, structural elevations, and plans for additions and new construction.

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