The first real project that we tackled was clearing about ½ acre of trees where our well and septic system are to be located. I started out thinking I would do most of the clearing myself, I quickly realized the project was bigger than I was and hired the son of a friend of mine by the name of Ken Moore to do the job. He showed up with two buddies, a tractor, a chipper and a couple trucks on a Saturday morning in early September. By Sunday afternoon the lot was clear and ready to be stumped; these three guys worked very hard and I would gladly recommend them for land clearing projects – these guys know how to work hard.
With the lot clear, I scheduled the well to be drilled by Valley Artesian, since you never can tell how deep a well will be, the quote we got was for an “average” well (whatever that is) with an estimated cost of $6,500. Ours came in at 365 feet and cost $4,915.00. While expensive, it could have been worse so we were happy.
With the well drilled, Patten and Sons Excavating moved in and stumped the septic area and started hauling in load after load of sand to build the leaching bed. With their equipment on site and Labine and Sons Concrete ready to start on the foundation, they excavated for the foundation at the same time. Again, I would recommend Patten and Sons Excavating for any dirt work you need done. Steve and Gary are excellent to work with.
Music : Dig It by D-Tent Boyz from the Disney movie “Holes”