If you ever travel along the section of Interstate 89 that connects Concord, New Hampshire, to Enfield, New Hampshire, it’s easy to look at all the mountains and lakes, forests and rivers that pass by and feel like you could spend a lifetime exploring everything the natural world has to offer.
All across New Hampshire, small communities flourish in the shadows of majestic mountains. For people who live in the small towns along the corridor of Interstate 89, south of Lebanon, New Hampshire and north of Concord, the summit that dominates their landscape is Mount Kearsarge.
The foundation of your new home is a mighty thing. It has to carry an average load of 50 tons and disperse that weight into the ground surrounding the basement. But where foundations are concerned, there’s another, equally powerful element at play: water.
One of the joys of building a home in New Hampshire or Vermont is appreciating amazing scenery every day of the year. With those great views, however, comes a decidedly un-scenic responsibility: managing your own sewage.
No one who is building a house or doing home renovations wants to think about what will happen if the contractor fails to uphold their end of the bargain. And, in fact, it’s not worth worrying about too much—so long as your construction contract includes a contractor default provision.