The last step in the site prep and excavation phase of our cabin build was to hire a contractor to dig us a pond and raise up the level of the driveway.
We hired B. Moore on Grade as our contractor. He came last weekend and spent a day digging the pond. The reason we wanted the pond was mostly for the fill. The driveway to the cabin was quite low and got very muddy and wet in the spring and fall. We needed fill to raise it up, but rather than buying it we decided the most economical choice was to dig a pond and use the fill for the driveway. Plus, having a pond in our backyard for skating is kind of cool.
This was the pond area a few weeks ago..
…and this is what it looks like now.
It’s basically just a big muddy hole at the moment. Also it’s been drab and dreary with no sun. Hopefully it will fill up over the winter and be an actual pond in the spring.
Let’s take a look at the driveway. This is when it was warm and sunny with colorful leaves…
It’s pretty dreary and gross right now, but it’s progress. It will look a whole lot better next spring and summer when the grass grows and the leaves come out on the trees.
Next post will be the roof rafters and strapping, and floor joists. After that we’ll get the tin, and start closing in the cabin. So far the weather has been okay. We haven’t had a lot of snow yet. We would love to have the cabin closed in before the snow flies and sticks!
CABIN DESIGN AND PLAN
PHASE 1: SITE PREP AND EXCAVATION
- Trench for water line and electrical
- Basement, gravel pad, blocks, and beams
- Pond and driveway
Gail VanderVeen says
Great work! It will be such a beautiful place to relax next summer! Can’t wait to see the next step.