Do You Need a Civil Engineer?

How does one even know IF they need a Civil Engineer?

Rick Vollmar, PE, civil engineer and owner of Blue Line Stone Home & Engineering (BLSH&E), can help answer that. Typically, anything you see “built” was designed by a civil engineer. That includes of course roads and bridges, retaining walls, traffic signals, skyscrapers, dams and the list goes on. Chances are though, if you are a homeowner, realtor, general contractor or land developer, you are more concerned with a single lot residence. And if that structure looks like it’s falling down, OR if you desire to make improvements to the land then it is likely you will need a civil engineer’s insight and professional guidance. Read more...


Here are some of the common reasons a residential home owner, realtor, property manager or contractor might need the professional expertise and/or design services of a civil engineer.

  • Structural Realty Inspections
  • Septic Systems (New or Failed)
  • Site Plans
  • Grading & Drainage Plans
  • Lot Feasibility Studies
  • Stormwater Management
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Deck Inspections and Design
  • Home Addition Structural Design
  • Retaining Wall Inspection & Design
  • Foundation Cracks and Settlement
  • Contractor Consultation


Blue Line Stone Home & Engineering can assist you with all of those and more.

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Rick Vollmar, PE, PP, CME
New Jersey Professional Engineer License No. 39296
New York Professional Engineer License No. 96106
New Jersey Professional Planner License No. 54300
Certified Municipal Engineer No. 06-50
New Jersey Business Registration 0400509212