This didn’t turn out quite as expected. Parts of our yard definitely have steep inclines but where Vince is putting the building didn’t seem horribly unlevel. We were terribly wrong! Vince said it would take four or five loads of fill. The guy doing the work ordered four loads. We ended up needing 10 loads of fill, 2 loads of crushed rock and 2 loads of what I think he called compression rock.
This is the end where the garage door will be.
The dirt is on bottom, then the crushed rock, then the compression stuff.
We want to make a little sitting area to the left of the house so the dirt guy is supposed bring a couple of loads of topsoil type dirt tomorrow. The dirt guy (with the heavy equipment) will be back in a week or so to put that dirt where we need it.
Eventually, we’ll get it all set up like we want it or, like we think we want it! 🙂
Julie Thomas says
Wow that really was unlevel. Funny how it looked pretty good to start with. I’m so glad mom and I stopped by that day. Now as you are describing your home or show pictures,I can envision just where you mean. The shop is going to look great!
Judy Laquidara says
I know what you’re saying. Since we bought the house without seeing it, even though Jeremy sent us pictures and videos, I stayed confused about the layout and because I had this preconceived idea about where things were, I still have to stop and think about what’s above each room in the basement. In my head, I just can’t get the basement right.
Would you have ever guessed one end of where the shop will be was 5′ lower than the other end?
Julie Thomas says
No! It certainly didn’t seem to be that much of a drop.
I know what you mean. We recently moved, and needed a little shed to compensate for the large garage we had at the old house. We bought a prebuilt shed, and when it came, it had to be put partially on piers. Before that we thought the backyard was pretty level!! Eventually you will get it all done. And it will be so nice!