Category Archives: preparation

chases for electrical cables

feed-throughs for electrical cables

feed-throughs for electrical cables

the house will not have wall penetrations for electrical cables and will have only one penetration for plumbing

the roof will not be penetrated

the penetrations go through the footings and will then penetrate the slab. this should make for a more reliably air tight seal than wall penetrations. no roof penetrations will reduce the possibility of leaks

seeding to prevent erosion

 

disturbed earth under new grass

disturbed earth under new grass

one of the first disturbances to the property was the digging of three holes for perc tests. this satisfied howard county that there was sufficient permeable soil for three septic fields should the existing field play out. this left unprotected soil on the surface.

to keep the soil in place, i used recommendations from my landscapers and the epa’s developing your stormwater pollution prevention guide. i seeded the areas with annual rye grass.