Fabu-Wall-ous Solutions’ work on this home not only revealed beauty, but also brought stability to a hillside that had been sliding away and creating an unsafe condition for the deck, now a showpiece featuring a pizza oven and Kiva fireplace.
he phased project began with the removal of the existing deck. A Kiva fireplace pizza oven was planned for the new lower deck and flying stairs were planned to access the steep hillside below. Secondly, the unstable hillside, required a 12-foot-high concrete retention wall set on 25 HeliCoil piers and terracing that consisted of structurally stable interlocking stone blocks.
Soil excavation and terracing were essential, and especially challenging given the property design impeded access for motorized equipment. So, a crane carried away hundreds of buckets of shale and excavated soil over the house and brought in hundreds of loads of topsoil to remake the newly stabilized hillside.
The design incorporates stone steps, planting areas for flowers, fruit trees and other foliage. This remodel’s enduring legacy sprang from creativity, persisted through commitment and forged through brute strength.
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