Education and Enlightenment - In the Field

Education and Enlightenment - In the Field
Posted on 12-14-2011 | Permalink
Education in landscape development - what we have learned:
We spent an hour walking a new client's property with Engineer, Donald Knapp, Somers, NY. Characteristic are large open sunny lot, steep slope and rock outcropping. What we learned by conducting a site analysis was most useful and potentially beneficial and informative to us and the client. Donald is an Engineer who holds 9 PE's and is licensed in both NY and CT.

He suggested using a probe/rod with a hammer/sleeve to assist in determining the depth and location of bedrock/soil as well as soil and water testing. Remember all building, construction and landscape projects start with site development.
We also discussed alternatives to blasting or hammering bedrock to avoid damaging the foundation. Two options are:

1.    Using drilling/fracturing with feathers/shims and wedges (mechanical).
2.    Using a product called Dexpan to expand and fracture rock (chemical process explosive demolition agent.

We also recommend using a FIFRA (Freedom of Information File) to obtain all land use records for a given property from the Town Building Department.

Jay Archer


Do you need help with educational landscape development in the Westchester and Fairfield County areas?

At John Jay Landscape Development we employ a network of Associated Professionals includes Architects, Landscape Architects, Designers, Engineers, Wetland Scientists, and material research and development people dedicated to improving our world, lives and landscapes. As a landscaping contractor we are proud to bring our professional landscaping services to Westchester and Fairfield. 

In Westchester County and Putnam County, NY:

Armonk, Bedford, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Chappaqua, Cortlandt Manor, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hawthorne, Katonah, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mohegan Lake, Mount Kisco, North Salem, North White Plains, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Purdys, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, Thornwood, West Harrison, White Plains, Yorktown Heights.

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Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Noroton, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Southport, Stamford, Westport, Wilton.

We also offer landscape design development services throughout the Hudson Valley in and around the areas of Millbrook, New Paltz and Woodstock, NY.


Jay Archer