CAMP NORTHFIELD

INFRASTRUCTURE

PROJECT SERIES

"PROJECT BROWN" HOUSE

History, Issues, Goals, Plan, Cost

HISTORY

Built around 1950.

Single family home.

Clapboard siding (painted).

Asphalt Shingles.

Director housing.

Staff housing.

Storage/Garage. 

ISSUES

Wet basement, mold, spongy floors and joists.

Flat yard, wet yard, low point down-slope; no drainage options.

Stone foundation limits mold options.

House restoration would not solve root causes.

Zero sales value due to condition.

Practical value to camp is only in the garage.

 

GOAL

Remove entire house and extensions.

Fill in cellar hole and match existing land grade.

Preserve garage.

Restore garage to maintenance function. 

THE PLAN

Construction Signs

SURVEY & CLEAN PROPERTY

  1. Dig Safe. Utility identification

  2. Mark limits of excavation; prep edge of garage.

  3. Remove Interior contents, including utilities, cut bushes, clean general surroundings.

Contractors

ENGAGE GEN. CONTRACTOR

  1. GC files for permit with Town of Northfield

  2. GC provides plan details as required by town.

  3. GC verifies assumptions about hazardous materials.

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SCHEDULE A DATE

GC arranges the excavator transported to site.

GC arranges a disposal company for 4-5 40 yard dumpsters capable of 10 tons each.

GC arranges clean fill material for cellar hole.

Day 1: house is down, Day 2: debris is gone, cellar is filled, Day 3 is cleanup and loam seed.

- PROJECT COST -

$12,500

  • If you have specific detailed questions about the plan as presented, then please send an email directly to board member David Peters at petersfam@gmail.com. Please include "Camp Northfield Brown House" in subject line.

  • Volunteers needed for general labor help on all three days, especially Day 3. 

  • If you would like to donate to the cost of the project or volunteer for some of the labor, then please contact Director Thomas Jackson at the camp office.

  • Thank you for your love, prayers, and volunteer support of Camp Northfield

CONTACT:

96 Wanamaker Road
Northfield, MA 01360

office@campnorthfield.com

Tel: (413) 498-0256

Fax: (413) 498-0276

 

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