All the underground is complete, the roof's on the house, all erosion measures are scheduled & the big rockery wall is beginning on the 26th October, siding going on in a week....

June 11, 2015: Breaking Ground! The plans have been revised. Instead of hanging the building off the side of a mountain the Doug & Michele opted for flat ground. We designed a major cut/fill to create a huge flat area with a massively expansive view to the south, east & west. Below: Leif Wilson General Engineering cutting the Keyway.
Foothill Geotechnical doing the compaction testing, it's his co-worker John, Kelly bailed to Montana for some fly fishing...the dog....
September 2014:  Doug & Michele Mudgett lost their home along with several neighbors in the King Fire east of Pollock an arsonist.

 As seen from Fresh Pond.

 As seen from Crystal View Station.

The plume from Shingle Springs-hwy 50.

 From the deck of my house in the morning.

This is the aftermath.

 Looking west.

We had to build a road and rebuild an existing road to the location  of the new house. Leif Wilson installed new culvert & several hundred yards of engineered compacted fill for the new portion. Owners Doug & Michele installed the erosion measures the day after Thanksgiving before a big storm, this is "starting over"...

 Kelly Thomas-owner of Foothill Geotechnical responsible for soils investigation, analysis, compaction testing & inspections for the engineered fill..standing in the Keyway.

Construction of the Keyway, locking in the new fill.
Compaction testing.
Ready for the storm. We're almost done with the building design. See the prelim designs under The Mudgett Home on the Designs in Progress page.

Many of our projects have a back story...fortunately not as dramatic and destructive
 as this....