Saturday, September 20, 2008

Proposed retaining wall for parade

This is the best view of the wall that I had, you can at least get an idea of the slopes that we are dealing with. The main wall that you looking at had to be put in to support the sidewalk that is running next to garage and attaches to a porch that leads to the front door. It is a little different of a design, however the layout of the lot necessitated a unique design to the house. What they are proposing to do it put a boulder retaining wall running about 10 feet away from the house, where the sidewalk connects to the driveway.

Then bring in more fill from that point and slope it down. The whole reason for all this messing around is that we are in a bowl shaped lot, which has a hundred year water line in it. We have to build 5 feet above that, and can't put any fill below that line.

I tried to draw in what I am thinking they are thinking. The blue line is where I guess the boulder wall will be, the red is the topo's of the fill they will bring in. I am thinking they will do that so that they have a better parking lot for the Parade. There is about a 10 foot difference between where the driveway is and the current grade of the land. So it would probably be about a 10x10 boulder wall. We received a quote from a guy once that was 35 bucks a square foot, so Lighthouse is looking at probably 3,500 for the wall alone. More probably since they are talking about putting in some steps down to the lower level and a sidewalk leading down there...

We will see on Monday what they are really going to want to do. Though I have to say that we have an ideal location for a parade home and a pretty nice design and lot, if I do say so myself.

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