We’ve been working for over a week on getting drains and piers installed around my house.
By we, I mean the great group of guys who have been at the house working in neck-deep mud and muck, shoveling way too much by hand. The piers are installed and hopefully doing their thing. We’re a little stuck on the drains though. Eventually, we hope to have French drains installed around half the house. The guys have it excavated and pipe installed everywhere it needs to go.
The problem is that we got another couple of inches of rain, so, once again, they cannot work and we have a huge, muddy mess. So, while we’d like to have French drains, we currently have Quebec drains. I don’t mean that as any slight to our friends in Quebec…all I mean is that we are like French drains in a lot of ways…we have most of the characteristics, but we are definitely not French and we’ll take offense at anyone who calls us French…drains I mean.
Anyhow, I can’t fault the installation company, but gee whiz what is with this weather?! The moat is filling nicely and I absolutely may have to install a drawbridge soon. Maybe August will be August-like…