Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

Foundation Excavation Complete

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After weeks of careful sculpting of the landscape, the foundation of the home’s footprint is complete. This image sequence shows Jim Hicks, our tireless excavator removing the final bucket loads of dirt from under the North side of the home.  Each load of fill is then carried to the bottom of Bragg Hill to complete the earthen berm to be used to capture storm water run off in the event of a “100 year storm”.  Interestingly, we seem to have one of these storms of the century every year or so.