A couple more before and after shots ~
This landscape project was designed and built in a newly created residential community that was formally a rural horse and cattle grazing pasture.
Unfortunately the Master Planners for the Dry Creek Housing Development underestimated and under designed the master plan draining system for all of the homes, their properties and the streets.
This lead to a major battle between the developers, the county building department and the homeowners.
Eventually privately hired Landscape architects were hired by the individual homeowners to re-engineer the grades for each individual lot , house and surrounding street side.
My clients neighbors chose to slope their surface and subsurface drainage water directly into my clients lot.
This caused the property to flood with both water and angry letters from attorney’s.
We eventually came up with a well engineered drainage design that addressed the problem by contouring the grades , installing a network of culverts, , 4”, 6” + 8” drain pipes, and catch basins.
Here is the lot after the floods subsided and the contouring , grading and drainage systems were in place.
Midway through the installation
A sitting area out in the landscape
The gazebo serves the young sisters as their play studio.
The dry stream bed that has holds the 8 inch diameter main drain pipe.
This project was also designed in a new housing development where the homes where sited ( stacked ) very close to one another .
Despite the small scale of the lot this homeowner has big ideas for this small lot.
Building the Rumford fireplace.
The finished fireplace and cook area beyond
The finished project - outdoor kitchen, fireplace, spa, swimming pool.
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