Week 12 – Backfill Complete

I met our architect and builder over lunch on site to discuss progress and next steps.


The site looks much larger now that all the piles of dirt have been cleared away and the ground leveled.


The biggest item is getting all the retaining walls completely backfilled with dirt.


From the upper terrace, the dirt is now level with the top of the walls.


It is also amazing how much space there is on top now that the dirt has been filled in and a good portion of the brush removed. It is also very sunny and has a completely different feel from the lower wooded portion of the lot. This will make a great area for both edible and flowering plants that just won’t work in the shaded portion of the property. I’ll also have a great place for a few beehives.


Rain is in the forecast for the next week or so, but next steps are starting the remaining excavation work for the house foundation and start forming it up.

Author: karcuri13

After many years wanting to start my very own hive, I'm finally taking the plunge and setting up my first urban hive in April.

2 thoughts on “Week 12 – Backfill Complete”

  1. I live in the Balcones neighborhood and stumbled upon your blog recently. It is great that you guys are turning that lot into an awesome property. Hopefully something similar happens to the two lots next door! Just curious but do you have any other renderings and/or plans/drawings of what it will look like. The renderings you have already uploaded look amazing.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jay Walker
    3405 Mountain Top Cir


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