"Where about are you building?
Frost line depth will influence the cost of bringing well up to house.
pumping to wast water sounds like a problem waiting to happen.........
how long of a driveway will also effect the bottom line..."
"Well I don't have much experience in the staining/finishing department. But to get things started I will willingly put my foot in my mouth.
I suggest putting on more menwood.
18 years and only 3 applications sounds like a good story,Logs in…"
"My 2 cents ....have at her.
Also pop off some vertical trim and see if the 2x stock (buck) is tight top and bottom...... That should been built with a 1/2 inch gap for shrinkage. if it schrunk by 1/2 inch it may be tight...... But if you see…"