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

Waiting for Irene

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While the entire Northeast suffered the wrath of hurricane Irene, 60 Bragg Hill did pretty well.  Still without electricity three days after the storm, the house is solid and dry.  Having a house built of concrete goes a long way to provide security, especially in such a violent, prolonged weather event.

Mark Thompson and his team worked tirelessly the day before the big storm to secure the new home, seal up unfinished exterior doorways, and lock down any construction materials left outside.