septic and walkways:
We cleared only the minimal amount of trees for the well company,
WW Maness, to install the well. It was drilled directly through
rock, at the location they recommended. They had to go very deep
(over 500 ft) through rock to reach 1 gallon/minute, which is something
that cannot be predicted until you start drilling. The positive
is that it should provide good quality, filtered water.
June 2015 Water has been tested bi-annually over the
years and is still pure, top quality. Negative for organic contaminants,
bacteria, pesticides nor chemicals. We're very happy we have a deep
are the number one cause of grief in building your home. Our case
in point was having this well drilled. We thought the $8.50/foot included
the pump and hook up to the house. What we did not realize was this
was just for digging the hole. (We had a well dug 20
miles north of here 5 years ago, at $6.50/foot including pump, pipe
In fairness to Maness, their reputation of customer service is what
led us to go with them. Their existing customers come first - they
put service calls ahead of new customers. They did reduce our bill
some and if we have to dig another well in the future, they offered
their services at a reduced price. The conclusion is the money spent
is well worth it and we would still highly recommend this company
and its outstanding quality of service.
Hinshaw of T&G Backhoe installed our septic tank and field. He
did an oustanding job at a very reasonable price. We are very happy
with the result. Glen also did our gravel driveway.
Concrete pads were poured at each doorway and walkways built from
the parking area for a clean transition into the house. The conrete
also adds thermal mass when in the future we add a greenhouse/sunroom.
Although this makes a steepish slope, there are no steps into the
house so it is handicap accessible and makes wheeling in heavy groceries
Adding to the variety of colors in our home, we chose terrocotta for
the concrete to reduce the clinical and glaring look of white/grey
concrete. It made a lovely border for our garden that first summer,
making it easy to pick vegetables from the path.
- WW Maness & Sons, Siler City. Tel: 663 3891
System - Glen Hinshaw, T&G Backhoe & Co. Inc.
5579 Siler City Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344
742-4130 Cell: 336 516 2343
and paths - Ron
Williams, Pro-Site Services, LLC
1203 Alma Street, Durham, NC 27703. Tel: 919 308-5555
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