We had to lay out the driveway in 3D space on the lot to determine the location and depth of the footings for the planter block wall we are putting in. In doing so, we had to consider an number of different things like, the flow of any surface water should the permeable pavers getRead more about Surveying – driveway[…]
It’s been almost a month since my last burst of posts, and it’s been quite a month. Frustratingly little progress in terms of what we can call complete, but lots of work going on there an there, just more slowly than we want. The estimates of our move in date keep getting pushed back. Originally,Read more about April – what a month it’s been[…]
I’ve become somewhat of an accomplished junior surveyor over the last few weeks, as the need to figure out the location in 3D space for several elements of our hardscape has come up, like the bio-filtration basin. This ridiculous thing is supposed to clean all the water that runs off of our property before weRead more about Surveying – bio-filtration basin[…]
We’ve been working on a large block wall between us and our neighbors to the east for some time. In the last couple of weeks, we had the wall plastered, and it turned out really nice. Here is the raw block wall: To plaster it, they first have to apply some wire frames to theRead more about Hardscape walls[…]
Now that we are managing the schedule, Charlie gets to wear his bags and do some finish carpentry. He finished the living room fireplace surround a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out really nice. Now we just need the inset tile.
We had the solar panels installed a couple of weeks ago. In addition to the above 8kW set of panels, we have another 6.5kW in two areas on the front of our house. Initially, we were going to install it all, but we decided to scale back a bit for a couple of reasons ToRead more about Solar![…]