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Old 04-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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Thanks for the input, everybody. Maybe we'll find a way to start on the addition right now. Otherwise, I'll just try to find a place on the property to store all the excess Belgian block until we can get to it.
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Thanks for the input, everybody. Maybe we'll find a way to start on the addition right now. Otherwise, I'll just try to find a place on the property to store all the excess Belgian block until we can get to it.
Do not purchase anything yet for the drive. Quote it into the final yardscape, and ground finish work in the info that you and I hope you have a General Contractor overseeing this project.

Otherwise, let your bank know that you are going to need X amount for yardscape, the drive, give them a copy of the driveway plan that your architect has drawn up (hope you have one of those also), along with costs breakdown, and man hours that it will take to finish the yardscape.

This is something that is like number 100 on the list. That means that it is the last thing to do, after you finish all of the building of the new structure.



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Do not purchase anything yet for the drive. Quote it into the final yardscape, and ground finish work in the info that you and I hope you have a General Contractor overseeing this project.

Otherwise, let your bank know that you are going to need X amount for yardscape, the drive, give them a copy of the driveway plan that your architect has drawn up (hope you have one of those also), along with costs breakdown, and man hours that it will take to finish the yardscape.

This is something that is like number 100 on the list. That means that it is the last thing to do, after you finish all of the building of the new structure.
I have no architect, no GC, no bank. I bring in the pros as consultants from time to time, but $10 a square foot (architect) is a little too much for the whole project. My town is pretty liberal with homeowner builders. As long as I get the PE stamps for anything that falls outside the prescriptive code, I'm in good shape.

The idea behind replacing the driveway was to avoid mud from the soggy front yard and the deteriorating driveway. This one is a little higher than 100 on the list given the need for a walkway. I want identical stone (and a volume discount) for the driveway and the walkway, so I was hoping to knock out the driveway and the walkways at the same time. Given the advice I've received, the driveway doesn't appear to make sense.
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Yeah, it'd be nice to get a deal but not if the material and installation of it was ruined during later construction.
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