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Grading and plans

Landscape Architects Inc.

Landscape Architects Inc.

Stephen Mastey, Principal at Landscape Architecture Inc. Came over today and discussed fixing the grading on the East side of the house. The current situation is dire with a deep recession in the middle and a high berm in the front and elevated area in the back. This is a recipe for disaster. The only reason that the basement is dry is because of the fine sugar sand below which drains like the dickens.

Anyway, they’ll be leveling things out and taking out everything on the right side. They will temporarily be putting down some mulch to keep the soil stable. While they have it dug up they will be putting in a drain of some sort (Stephen, help me out here!) and running conduit for future electrical runs. In the spring we will be moving forward with some pretty exciting stuff. think modern Japanese with local flora and some rain gardens to prevent runoff.

One idea I have been floating around is to create a cutout of the numbers on a metal sheet buried in concrete. Sounds fun, right? If I do go that way, I’ll be cutting and welding it myself, so stay tuned. I’ll make sure to take a lot of photos.


1 comment

1 Tom { 10.22.09 at 12:32 am }

I like the modern Japanese concept!