Making a Moat with Sandbags Around the Atrium

We’re leaving tomorrow evening (Monday, January 18) for a week in St. Maarten and heavy rains are forecasted through the week, especially Wednesday, January 20.  Our framers were very busy last week and we want them to be able to continue working through the week.

Making a Moat with Sandbags

Since the atrium is open to the sky, the rains will come straight into the lower level.  Thus, we thought about building a moat with plastic and sandbags so the ‘angry waters’ are contained in the atrium and will drain into the exterior stair well drain.  That is the plan.

It may be like trying to put one’s finger in the leaking dike …

The real plan is for us to have a fabulous time in St. Maarten!

The sandbag 'moat' around the atrium.

The sandbag 'moat' around the atrium.

Moat by Nik's Room.

Moat by Nik's Room.

Water to drain to exterior stairwell.

Water to drain to exterior stairwell.

To the drain in the exterior stairwell.

To the drain in the exterior stairwell.

Framing in the Lower Powder Room ('Men's Room').

Framing in the Lower Powder Room ('Men's Room').

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