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

Percolation Tests Taken

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Prior to issuing a building permit, Pocopson Township requires detailed storm water management plans for the new house.  The entire area of disturbance must be surveyed and indicated on the site plans. A series of eight test pits were dug at various points on the site and tested for soil percolation values.  Double Ring Infiltrometers were used to measure the rate of soil absorption at prescribed depths.  A 12 foot deep hole was dug for several of the perc test measurements.