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

Working With Recycled Concrete - Giving old buildings a new life

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Bill Kelsall makes one of his five deliveries of recycled concrete to Bragg Hill today.  This aggregate consisting of ground up concrete taken from old buildings or bridges makes an ideal foundation for the future driveway.   The recycled concrete is coated and crushed to a equivalent of 2A modified—a standard size in the stone business.  The blend of material consists of the heavy aggregate mixed with screenings or stone dust.

Each of Bill Kelsall’s trucks holds around 12 cubic yards or 20 tons. Today he distributed 100 tons of this recycled concrete on the newly excavated driveway.  The substrate will also serve to stabilize the soil to prevent erosion.