The driveway design included the installation of a new bridge and support walls to cross a tributary of Porter Creek. Coordination with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was required by our team for the implementation of this bridge crossing, and culvert installations.
Drainage improvements included the installation of culverts to transport water below the new driveway, and cut-off swales with rock dissipaters to prevent run-on. At the home site, roof drain collection as well as sub-surface moisture barriers were utilized.
The utility design consisted of a domestic water system and storage facilities, design of an irrigation network to provide water throughout the ranch, and hydro-generated electrical, pressure and gravity septic utilities, and fire protection utilizing the swimming pool as a draft source.