Water

Addressing water below grade is a difficult issue to address. And, when you have addressed it, the solution isn’t perceived to add any real value (as, after all, the ‘base case’ is for a dry house).

Today provided an opportunity to photograph the water that is in the excavation and show how we are addressing it.

Trench filled with water.

Trench filled with water.

Water around the new sump pit.

As we get ready to waterproof, the drainboard must go in first. The drainboard goes against the earth to allow water to drain down to the collector drains that, in turn, go to the sump pit.

Putting up drain mat on perimter walls.

Putting up drain mat on perimter walls.

At the same time, the geotextile fabric was put in the excavation, then the crushed rock and pipe, and then the fabric wrapped the pipe, and then crushed rock on top.

Trenches with geotextile fabric, crushed rock and drain pipe.

Trenches with geotextile fabric, crushed rock and drain pipe.

End of the day …

Completed trenches in north-west corner.

Completed trenches in north-west corner.

An interesting point to note is that none of the infrastructure we are building will ever be seen again.  (Especially when the system works as planned!)

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