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This is Progress. And a Dry Basement. December 11, 2006

Posted by jeff in Uncategorized.

Slab DrainageOkay, now we’re getting somewhere!  When I showed up on site today, Dave Richard was manning his excavator and he was working with a couple guys filling the sub-slab area of the foundation with gravel up to the height of the footings.  This means we’ve got about 18 inches of loose rock under the slab and should have a nice dry basement.

One they were done inside the foundation, they continued laying perforated PVC for drainage outside the foundation.  This will channel much of the water out the drain which runs East under the driveway.  The pipe’s covered by a membrane to keep sediment out as well.

Foundation DrainageThe foundation had already been waterproofed on Saturday.   Good news is that the foundation inspection happened 1/2 hour before I showed up on site and we’re all set with that one too.  It’s possible they had time to backfill after I left the site at 3:15.

Let’s see when the lumber drop shows up and the decking gets installed!



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