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Rebuilding the Ridge in wet weather

As winter approaches, there are a few things to keep in mind for those rebuilding on the ridge.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019 7:13 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - As winter approaches, there are a few things to keep in mind for those rebuilding on the ridge.

"Water, there is a solution to, you buy bottled water. You can't get PG&E, you get a generator," said Berry. "There is a solution for everything except for erosion."

Berry's property was left uneven by the disaster debris clean-up that followed the Camp Fire, leaving dips and gaping holes throughout.

Another problem in Paradise and Magalia is much of the terrain is composed of red clay.

"It takes very small amounts of water to make clay pretty much unmanageable," said Berry.

Marco Silva runs M&C Construction, which worked to fill in the gaps on Berry's property. When the rains do come, he says, holes like these become collection craters for water and debris.

"Unfortunately due to the geological nature of the region, construction efforts are usually slowed down during and after the rain," said Silva. "Take advantage of people with the means to help you backfill, level the property, to avoid these collection craters."

"I want to get my property to a place I can build, where it can be safe, it can be code, practical, last more than one winter," said Berry.

This Magalia woman echoing the words of thousands of others working to rebuild, through rain and shine, to ensure they can call the ridge home.

If you would like to work with M&C Construction, call Marco at 818-665-8159 or Christopher at 818-665-5767.

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A hot week will transform into an even hotter weekend over northern California as high pressure stays in control of our weather. No rain is in the forecast, but it will cool a bit by late next week.
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