I can’t say earthmoving is my favorite topic, but I’d bet it’s the one I’ve written most about, given that it’s caused a lot of headaches and expenses.
- In the post Positioning the House from November 7, 2016, describing our decision on house placement within the property — in retrospect, the cause of all the rest.
- In Excavation Begins from November 29, 2016, with pictures of some initial earthmoving.
- In Lots of Earth to Move and Add from March 29, 2017, showing grading work around the house.
- In Extending the Land Terraces from March 31, 2017, with pictures showing some of the grading behind the house down toward the pool.
- In Working to Tame the Hillside from April 3, 2017, where Kevin lays out the situation and offers some ideas. Here’s when the problem became clear.
- In A House in a Hole? from April 7, 2017, showing and describing the sense of the house disappearing behind the earth piled in front up the hill.
- In Buying More Land? from May 12, 2017, talking about how additional land might help solve the problems.
- In Oh, My! The Slope is Steep in Front! from May 28, 2017, showing pictures of the situation in front of the house.
- In Oh, My! The Slope is Steep in Back! from May 29, 2017, describing the problem behind the house and possible solutions.
- In A Proposal to Address the Slope in Front from June 18, 2017, showing Alessandra’s design for the uphill side and access down the driveway.
- In Land Slope Redux from July 20, 2017, recapping our on site visit to discuss the method for earth stabilization and an alternative idea for car parking placement.
Again, we’ve started to move earth to work on reshaping the slope, for better access from up the hill, for appearance as you approach the house, and for functionality and pool access on the downhill side. I hope this time we’ll get to something workable. Whatever happens, it’s probably the best we can do without more land.
We also received some pictures showing more work on the roof sections, more work on the underfloor heating, and the bathtub being delivered.
Here are a few more shots.
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