How do Projects get done:
Step 1. Schedule a no-charge site visit. From the Client’s standpoint, it is important to determine Primary and Secondary Goals for the work, such as erosion control or ecological contribution. From our standpoint, the site evaluation lets us see what the dynamics of the site are and to discuss of what the Client’s options are to achieve those goals. This includes discussion of all products that would be applicable to the site- such as Living Shorelines, pre-seeded oyster reefs, riprap, or bulkheads-, site logistics and other services, such as Permit work.
Step 2. Site visits to other completed projects, other project documentation, references, etc are available. Once all questions are answered and the Client is ready to move ahead with a ReadyReef design, a signed contract and, normally, 1/3 deposit is required to move on to the Permit Application (including drawings) and to Product manufacturing. These two processes proceed in parallel, usually 3-4 months, such that once the permit. Is obtained, the job is ready for installation. If for some reason the Permit application is denied, the deposit will be refunded.
Step 3. Installation can be done year round, although Living Shoreline projects are best timed for Spring when marsh grass growth is optimal. Also, months without “R”s are the best for capturing a natural wild oyster spawn. ReadyReef can perform turnkey jobs or work, with other contractors of the Client’s choice, just supply reefs, or even work with .orgs, .govs., or .edus as a subcontractor on grant work.
Step 4. Sometimes work is done in Phases over a several year span. This is easily handled on a per year contract basis once the Permit is obtained and renewed, if necessary.