Project Home - Site Clearing
Green Building starts with reviewing the homesite to ensure site clearing minimizes environmental impact.
Large trees and natural areas were flagged for saving.


Cleared small trees and branches were then chipped and the mulch placed on the homesite to keep the soil stable and prevent erosion from stormwater runoff. Larger trees were stacked into a log pile to be used as fuel for the home later.


Small trees & branches are chipped into mulch

Pouring footings


Footings were dug and poured. After meeting with Ron Williams of Pro-Site Services it was recommended we use larger footings than standard code.

This was due to the site having volcanic outcroppings that could lead to potential shifts in the soil in future. Wider and deeper footings structurally would be more stable long term. Using a little more concrete now is a greener choice to save energy in future with costly repairs and provides a more durable and solid home.
Pouring footings


Building partners:

  • Site Clearing & wood chipping/mulching - Harrelson Home Improvement Company

  • Homesite preparation, digging & pouring footings - Ron Williams, Pro-Site Services, LLC
    1203 Alma Street, Durham, NC 27703. Tel: 919 308-5555

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Contact information:
Harrelson's Home Improvement Company
Mike Harrelson Tel: 336 317 3166 - Project Manager
Judy S. Harrelson Tel: 336 580-2460 -
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