|Ready to start the rock walls|
This is the before view of the front yard. You can get a sense of just how steep the slope is from the house to the woods area where I was standing when I snapped this photo. The contractor installed heavy-duty silt fence to protect the downhill property and the stream that's about 100 feet beyond.
|View from the porch landing|
This shows the front yard and woods beyond it before terracing or silt fence added. What you can't see is the rushing brook that's about 100 feet away and runs all along the front of our property near the road. Our driveway crosses the brook so we have a 5 foot culvert to maintain at the end of the driveway. The brook gets a bit wild during spring runoff, wild rainstorms and oh yeah, hurricanes.