1. Yes, it's a whole new look! Have questions or need help? Please post your question in the New Forum Questions thread Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Seeing tons of unread posts after the upgrade? See this thread for help. Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice
    Dismiss Notice

Rocks & Stones next to foundation

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Capricorn1964, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    85
    I saw within the Broadlands HOA Newsletter (Glossy Magazine that we get each month) on page 15 regarding Pest-Proofing homes --

    Under the "Eliminate Hiding Spots" section, it states "Use rocks and stones for ground cover near the home's foundation; material like wood chips could provide shelter for pests."
    • Does that mean we can use rocks and stones around our foundation since the HOA seems to be endorsing this method via publishing this article in the magazine or do we all still have to apply for permission to do this? I am seeing a number of residences employing this tactic. I've asked some folks if they have asked filed an application with the Covenant committee for permission and they said that it wasn't needed.
    • So is one needed or not??
     
  2. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    5,208
    Likes Received:
    235
    Pretty much EVERYTHING you "change" to the exterior of your home requires an application. As for asking your fellow homeowners, they are wrong in this case.

    Bob T.
    Modifications Sub-Committee member
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2021
  3. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    85

    Thanks, Bob, for chiming in on this. It would be helpful if the HOA had put a note next to the article that an application has to be done because the Article itself could be construed as HOA endorsing the rock changes ...I think that would eliminate a huge potential problem if someone already dropped the rocks around the foundation.

    How do we know if its been approved or not for our neighbors before we go through all the work of talking to contractors and doing the application. Generally speaking, does the Modifications Committee frown on rocks around the foundation???
     
  4. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    5,208
    Likes Received:
    235
    1st, what I have replied with are MY thoughts, not the entire Committee's.
    The width should not be too wide (a foot or 2 for starters). A border to ensure the material stays put would be real nice. And I am not partial to gravel. ;)
     
  5. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    85
    So stones/rocks don’t cut it then?
     
  6. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    5,208
    Likes Received:
    235
    All kinds of rock/stone other than gravel are fine with me.
     

Share This Page