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    Default Re: New Home Begins

    My parents found out that one of their neighbors had put a fence well into their property line before they ever bought their place. They just assumed the fence was on the line and didn't realize the mistake until Dad got to looking for the corners to build another fence. The title company was worthless and getting the fence tore down wasn't really an option with everything that the neighbor had into it and then done with creating a patio/back yard area. The realtor suggested they do a land swap and the neighbor pay for all the fees. The title company did do their part for free, but the survey was paid for by the neighbor.

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    Default Re: New Home Begins

    I have seen a clinic expansion go 0.5' onto someone elses property. I would guess they paid around $100,000 for that 0.5' x 100' piece of property.

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    House gone. Stumps plucked out. The excavator had to bring in the bigger backhoe to get the job done. Topsoil was being scraped and piled up when I checked in late this afternoon. Surveyor will stake it out tomorrow with the excavator and the basement will get dug either Friday or Monday.

    There are some pretty big stumps here.

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    Default Re: New Home Begins

    Looks fairly flat grade...make sure you get the basement elevated enough to provide positive drainage away from the foundation. There are more problems caused by water ponding next to the house that are easily avoided by allowing proper positive drainage.

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    So, the stumps are gone, most of the equipment is gone. The topsoil has been pushed away and the the box has been staked out. The surveyor has marked that the excavator will remove between 10 3/4" on right front corner to 2'4" at left back corner.

    This puts the 9' basement walls up 8' on that corner and 6'8" on the back corner.

    The footings will be dug out and formed on Wednesday of next week, poured on Thursday and walls up the following Thursday.

    Today's pics below.

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    Here is the view from the back yard toward the front. You can barely make out the excavator's markings going across the middle of this picture.
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    It looks heavily wooded. Beautiful!

    One thing I was thinking about today. When the house I live in was built, they put in little pencil-sized 1/2 inch plumbing to the garden hose outlets off the water pump.
    If I needed the outside garden hose outlet to defend the house from a forest fire, there is little more than a dribble. I want to change out the 1/2 inch PVC for 3/4 inch pipe (2X flow). However, I would have to tear out and replace the sheet rock, now to get to the plumbing. If you are on "city" water, run at least a 1 inch water line to the house with no less than 3/4 inch pipe to the hose faucets. For winter time fire protection, a garden hose outlet inside the house, in a utility room is good to have.

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    Gutters will collect pine needles, leaves that catch fire. Gutters also hold snow on the roof. Suggest a steel roof and no gutters. They look nice and are low maintenance.

    Nice place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scollins View Post
    It looks heavily wooded. Beautiful!

    One thing I was thinking about today. When the house I live in was built, they put in little pencil-sized 1/2 inch plumbing to the garden hose outlets off the water pump.
    If I needed the outside garden hose outlet to defend the house from a forest fire, there is little more than a dribble. I want to change out the 1/2 inch PVC for 3/4 inch pipe (2X flow). However, I would have to tear out and replace the sheet rock, now to get to the plumbing. If you are on "city" water, run at least a 1 inch water line to the house with no less than 3/4 inch pipe to the hose faucets. For winter time fire protection, a garden hose outlet inside the house, in a utility room is good to have.

    Roofing
    Gutters will collect pine needles, leaves that catch fire. Gutters also hold snow on the roof. Suggest a steel roof and no gutters. They look nice and are low maintenance.

    Nice place!

    SC
    Thanks for the good tips. We are located on the edge of the NJ Pinelands with lots of wildland urband interface. As I was in the fire service for 15 years, I am well acquanted with it. The tips you list are good for anyone in a similar situation. We are keeping all tall trees at a respectable distance.

    I will be on well water and will have 1" from the well to the house and plan on 3/4" to the hose bibs (pex). The local FD is 3 miles up the road with full time coverage. The local airport for air fire protection is nearby also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scollins View Post
    If you are on "city" water, run at least a 1 inch water line to the house with no less than 3/4 inch pipe to the hose faucets. For winter time fire protection, a garden hose outlet inside the house, in a utility room is good to have.

    Suggest a steel roof and no gutters. They look nice and are low maintenance.

    SC
    Although the OP is on well water; those using municipal water may find that using a 1" line and meter will significantly increase their tap fees. At least that's how it is in water scarce Colorado.

    I agree that no gutters removes that maintenance chore; but gutters and downspouts do help to direct stormwater away from the house and it's foundation. If you have expansive soils like we do, that is doubly important. Also, one has to come up with a solution to direct stormwater from rolling off the roof and onto people exiting and entering the house. This can be done with roof treatments that run perpendicular to the wall the door is on. I've also seen a thread on TBN where the homeowner had no gutters, and the side of his house was stained and had moss growing on it from stormwater splashing on the side of the house after it rolled off the roof. That homeowner was going to add gutters and downspouts. Personally I would rather have gutters.
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    The OP's location it is not a cold, cold climate prone to ice build up-- is how I envision it at least. I think gutters would be the better choice than dealing with splash and run-off.
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    The OP has indicated a high water table in the area, so that would lead me to recommend using gutters to direct as much runoff away from the foundation as possible (and long pipes to bring it far away). I suspect he will be fighting water problems in general, so should use every tool in the arsenal to get water away from the foundation.
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