Monday, July 27, 2009

Deja Vu

The blog entries are slowing down because the day to day construction events are all repeats of what has already been done on the model homes. At this point we're just trying our hardest to get phase 1 done and there isn't much unique news to report on.
Tomorrow the driveway paving begins so there will be some grasscrete updates over the next two weeks. Also the solar panels will be installed soon.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Monday, July 13, 2009


The bulldozer that was supposed to come on Saturday was in the shop so the driveway grading has been delayed until Wed.

In the meantime the grasspave was delivered; 20 pallets of plastic eggcrates for $20,000!
Seems expensive but if you think about how much nicer the project is going to look than it would have with a solid concrete driveway then it is a good value.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Driveway Install

Driveway grading is beginning today.

One huge downside to the porous paving we're using for the driveway is that it has perked the fire departments interest. When we were passing the project through plan check the fire department took a long hard look at the system we were using and made us promise what material we would use, how to install it, etc.
So now they send an inspector out every couple weeks to see how the driveway is progressing because they are using Rock Row as a case study for other permeable driveways.

20 pallets of the grasspave system are being delivered on Monday so pictures will post then.