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Old 05-26-2013, 02:41 AM   #1
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Prepping land from 'pristine' condition.

About 12 acre private farmstead in Homosassa, FL. Finished helping the owner put up the boundary poles up last week. It is in raw condition.

Want to rent a dozer/excavator for a week, clear and do digging/trenching work for three houses, three septics and whatever else needs to be done. Yes, I realize it's a large task.

Trying to work out the logistics of what work should be done while I have the machine, considering three residences (two small cabins/maybe mobiles, one main lodge) and an outbuilding for a tractor and perhaps space for a modest workshop.

Any suggestions on where to start in the planning process?



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Old 05-26-2013, 06:10 AM   #2
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Around here, the first thing is almost always the perc test for the septic system. If the chosen location doesn't perc, you've gotta put it somewhere else. The Health Department tells you what type of system to install and what size it should be. Only licensed septic system installers are permitted to do the installation.

Has the owner checked with the local building department to see if multiple dwellings are even allowed on the property?


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Old 05-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #3
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Your set of plans should give you help making the schedule----septic fields are often trenched in after the structures are under way so no chance of damage by the building and back filling can occur.
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