Monday, April 21, 2008

Drainage Rock

Last fall I had started laying some crushed rock over top of the foundation drainage pipe; but once the snow started to fall, I had to stop until spring. Now I've spent a day doing some work on this again because some of the clay has started to cave in around the footings. I've shoveled the loose clay and mud out, and put another six inches of crushed rock down. I need to have between 12 and 18 inches of rock on top of the pipe before I backfill, so I've got about another 6 inches to go.

The black hose you see coming out of the bottom corner of the basement is connected to a sump pump. There is still a fair amount of snow and ice in the basement that had accumulated over the winter, and as it melts I'm pumping it out.

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