Hello everyone! I’m Bill, the owner of Vermont Renovation and Remodeling, and today I’d like to share with you the unique journey of one of our latest landscaping projects.

Our site was buzzing with trucks, trailers, and even pallets full of stones. Despite the natural debris that you would expect from a renovation site, I must say we’ve managed to maintain a relatively clean and organized workspace.

The heart of this project is a stone facade – an uncommon request from our clients but a thrilling challenge for our team. To manage waste effectively and reduce damage to the yard, we’ve opted for trailers instead of traditional dumpsters.

One of the main tasks of this job was to lay stone, which required us to dive into thorough planning and make numerous decisions. From the onset, we knew the importance of understanding our client’s preferences to ensure a seamless execution.

As with any renovation, we had our share of challenges to navigate – from managing dirt and mud on-site to adjusting our plans as the project evolved. A significant part of our strategy involved using an angle iron to support the weight of the stone. Furthermore, we’ve given careful thought to both the aesthetics and function of the landscape, with the ground’s pitch sloping towards the house being a particular consideration.

Maintaining the current landscaping level was a strategic decision, primarily taken for water management. Any changes could cause water to run towards the basement, potentially leading to dampness issues. Roof run-off and snow also had to be factored into our landscaping considerations – elements that can often be overlooked.

As we near the end of this post, I’d like to hear your thoughts, questions, or concerns. What would you like us to cover in future posts? I’m also thrilled to share that the project is progressing well, and our locally-sourced stone facade is truly a sight to behold. It’s these unique projects that make our work at Vermont Renovation and Remodeling so exciting and rewarding.

About the author 

Bill Wockenfuss

Bill is a Remodeling and General Contractor located in Colchester VT Serving the Greater Burlington Vermont Area 

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