1057 Herring Brook Rd

PERCH worked with a Moretown, VT homeowner who received a grant from FEMA to elevate his house 7 feet for flood mitigation. Messier House Moving performed the actual lift. PERCH specified a procedure to break up the existing basement slab for proper drainage, fill and compact over it, and place a new ground-level slab. The compacted soil was tested during construction to verify adequate density and moisture content. PERCH also designed a weld detail for the new steel beam supporting the second floor, and a wall with anchor bolts to connect the elevated house down to its original foundation.

241 Eagle Mountain Harbor Rd

A narrow plot of land overlooking Lake Champlain in Milton, VT demanded a vertical floor plan with a walk-out basement. PERCH designed a 16-foot-by-19-foot garage slab spanning over the basement, which included specifying a corrugated steel form deck and fitting a reinforcement mat into a 5-inch slab depth. PERCH verified rebar placement on-site before concrete was placed.

169 Ferguson St

PERCH was structural designer for a rear addition to a single-family house in Burlington, VT. Working within the plans developed by Hinge Architects, PERCH designed floor joists and foundations for the new construction. PERCH also analyzed an existing concrete block foundation, performed an on-site soil test, and designed a retrofit to accommodate the weight of a second story.