Comprehensive civil engineering services for thriving communities

Whether you’re a municipal leader with a vision, a developer with a problem to solve, or property owner in need of a land survey, we support you with modern civil engineering solutions and a process fine-tuned by years of experience.

General Services

Whether you need floodplain management or a land survey, we help developers, municipalities, and property owners solve common problems, and we work with the surrounding environment, not against it. By providing start-to-finish support for every project, we make sure that each client has a sustainable and budget-conscious solution.

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Our modern solutions give you peace of mind and strong foundations.

Land Surveying

Using recorded plats, deeds, and field data, we establish property boundaries and solve property disputes for land buyers and sellers.

What we can do for you

  • Boundary Survey
  • Floodplain Survey
  • Topographic Survey
  • ALTA/NSPS Survey
  • Construction Staking/Layout
  • Foundation Survey
  • Final Grade Survey
  • Preliminary and Final Plats of Subdivision
  • Legal Descriptions

Floodplain Management

Development always occurs near natural and man-made waterways. We guide our clients through their floodplain options based on their particular property’s risk. 

What We Can Do For You

  • Floodplain Survey To Determine Actual Flood Risk
  • Education and Implementation of Floodproofing Options
  • Site Design To Raise Structures Above Floodplain Elevation
  • Elevation Certificate
  • If applicable, Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Application and Submission to FEMA
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Plat of Mitigation

Grant Writing

We solve funding obstacles for municipalities and non-profits, ensuring their project dreams become realities.  Our experience and governmental relationships help us find the best grant for each community construction project.

What WE Can Do For You

  • Project Cost Estimation
  • Grant Writing
  • Grant Administration
  • Definition of Project Scope
  • Identification of Funding Sources

Civil Engineering is Everywhere

Civil engineering is the most unseen necessity we have in our society.  Without it, we wouldn’t have the critical public infrastructure to support development, reliable and sustainable public transportation networks, and the commerce that depends on all of this.  Truly, civil engineering supports our daily lives.

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At Piggush Engineering, we deliver innovative civil engineering to improve the quality of life of Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

Site Engineering Design

Designing sites that use the latest technology and minimize construction costs, making the best use of the land.

What We Can Do For You

  • Project Cost Estimation
  • Site Grading and Detention Design
  • Subdivision Design
  • Site Geometric Layout
  • Schematic Site Design


Reliable transportation networks for growing communities.

What We Can do for you

  • Data Collection and Field Review
  • Preliminary Roadway Geometry Analysis
  • Preliminary Profile Analysis
  • Right-of-Way Analysis
  • Crash and Capacity Analysis
  • Pavement Design
  • Intersection Design Studies
  • Maintenance of Traffic Plans
  • Photometric Plans
  • Railroad/ICC Coordination
  • Utility Coordination and Plan and Profile
  • Pavement Marking and Signage Plans
  • Project Development Reports
  • Public Meeting Coordination
  • Erosion Control and Sedimentation Plans
  • Special Provisions and Specifications
  • Cost Estimation and Quantity Calculations
  • Construction Details



Quality, reliable, and streamlined public water for the community and municipalities, as well as more reliable fire protection.

What We Can Do For You

  • Analysis of the Existing Water System Facilities
  • Current Water Consumption
  • Annual Water Loss
  • Short Term Asset Evaluation
  • Projected Growth and Long-Range Planning
  • Existing and Proposed Water Rate Analyses
  • Project Scoping and Cost Estimation
  • Utility System Mapping
  • Water Filtration and Treatment Systems
  • Water Storage Systems
  • Financial Capacity and Current Debt Service of the System



Reliable public wastewater collection and treatment systems, offering dependable sewer service to the community.

what we can do for you

  • Analysis of the Existing Sewer System Facilities
  • Current Sewer Discharge Flows
  • Short Term Asset Evaluation
  • Projected Growth and Long-Range Planning
  • Existing and Proposed Sewer Rate Analyses
  • Project Scoping and Cost Estimation
  • Utility System Mapping
  • Financial Capacity and Current Debt Service of the System
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting
  • Capacity, Management, Operation & Maintenance (CMOM) Program Reports


Stormwater Management

Analysis and remediation of existing drainage and stormwater runoff issues.

What We Can Do For you

  • HEC-RAS Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling
  • Pipe and Culvert Stormwater Hydraulic Grade Analysis
  • Dry and Wet Bottom Detention Facility Design
  • Underground Detention Facility Design
  • Detention Facility Rehabilitation
  • TR-20/TR-55 Modeling
  • Existing and Proposed Conditions Analyses
  • Water Quality and Quantity Analysis
  • Slope and Site Stabilization Planning and Design
  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Inspections (SWPPPs)
  • Regulatory Permitting
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permits



What areas do you serve?

We serve the general Illinois and Northwest Indiana region.

What kind of clients do you work with?

We work with municipalities, property and homeowners, non-profit organizations, and private developers.  No project is too big or too small.

What makes you different from other engineering firms?

We pride ourselves in refreshing innovation, our commitment to improving our community’s quality of life, and the unmatched value that we deliver to our clients.

How do I get started?

We invite you to reach out to our team here so we can discuss the details of your project and make sure we’re a good fit to meet your needs. 

What is the cost of a survey?

The cost of a land survey depends on many factors, which include the type of survey being requested, location, terrain, size of property and the number of structures on the property. Complete a Survey Quote Request here.

When do I need a boundary survey?

We recommend a boundary survey before buying, subdividing, improving or building on land. Complete a Survey Quote Request here.

Is a survey required for a building permit?

Building permit requirements vary, so we recommend that you check with your local building department to determine if a boundary survey is required for your project. Complete a Survey Quote Request here.

How does the surveyor determine where my property lines are located?

A retracement of how the subject property was originally subdivided is performed. Record documents and field data aid in solving the boundary location.

How are my property corners marked?

Original property corners are marked with iron rods or iron pipes. In some situations, they could be marked by a cut cross, mag nail, spindle, spike or stone. When the property is surveyed, the land surveyor will set a flagged lath that will mark the approximate location of the monument found or set.

How long is a survey valid?

The land survey is only accurate provided the conditions upon and surrounding the property remain unchanged. If you are purchasing a property your lender may require a survey to have been completed within a certain amount of time. If you are making property improvements, we recommend contacting the building department to determine if you can use your current survey or if an updated survey is required.


What is an easement?

An easement is the right to use the land of another. The title to the land remains in the owner, however use of the land is subject to the easement. The most common type of easement is a Utility easement, which grants all public utility companies the right to use the land for their systems.

Are easements shown on the plat of survey?

Easements may or may not be shown depending on the information available to the surveyor. The land surveyor does not perform a document search on the property. If the client provides a Title report with Schedule B items listed that pertain to the surveyed property, then the easements will be added to the plat of survey. Complete a Survey Quote Request here.


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