It was a grueling day today as Izzy and Bryan worked on backfilling the South trench (in front of the house). Ryan Reyna and Nik helped for a couple hours, which was very much appreciated. Underground Infrastructure We have a lot going on in our trenches around the house. The contents of the trenches are […]
Yesterday, Bryan received permission from the City of Monte Sereno to remove the Hollywood Juniper from the back of the house. Essentially, a Hollywood Juniper is a bush, or shrub, and is not covered by the Significant Tree ordinance. We like to be squeaky-clean when it comes to following the ordinances in the City of […]
After gloating over the Edmonton Oiler’s win over the San Jose Sharks last night, Paul and Bryan were on the project site fairly early on Sunday morning. We had to get some supplies from Ace Hardware (go figure) and then started in earnest. Our plan was to make the ‘box’ first, and then fill in the […]
I picked up our building permit from the City of Monte Sereno today at 10:15 am! After paying the school fees yesterday and engaging Charlie Touchatt to excavate the basement, having the building permit in hand was sweet! I called Bill Brown and everyone else involved so we could start mobilizing to start the excavation […]
Yesterday, while I was attending Ernst & Young’s 2008 Financial Reporting Development workshop in Mountain View (hey, I need those CPE credits!), Michael and his team completed backfilling the pool and compacting the soil. Today, I was on site for our weekly construction progress meeting at 9:00 am and was impressed with the work completed […]
After completing the gunite on Saturday, Michael’s team arrived on Monday to strip the forms and prepare the site to backfill. Given the existing pool left a void where a free-standing pool wall had to be built, it requires backfilling and compaction.