Saturday, October 14, 2017

Drainage ditch.... and other fun

              Historical Photo:
(NASA Scientists with their board of formulas 1960)

Today I finished the drainage ditch. The reason the ditch is required is the deck of the screened in porch is below the  outside ground level. Fortunately the front of the house is lower so I had to get the water to the front.  First I dug a ditch 65 feet long, 8 inches deep and 10 inches wide. (If I were digging in North Carolina, I would still be digging. LOL)

I then lined the ditch with treated lumber to make a  trough for the water to run in. This is all screws (no nails) so if necessary I can take it apart to modify it. (I sure hope it ain't necessary! LOL)

Then I put a top on the trough to allow water to enter along it’s length.

 The ditch is not covered past A/C and the Fence.

I dug and piped under the Air Conditioning unit.

The hardest jobs was trimming the asphalt down to slope into the ditch.  I actually hauled 43 wheel barrow loads of dirt (sand) to the front, in the common area to give a little more height in the driveway dip.

Once we get some downpours we will know how it works. (I am sure I will add gutters, that will help with the splashing to the inside.

On another subject. Messenger on the internet. I don’t understand it and have a rough time getting to it when someone sends a message. We are on the net via cell signal and it is very sketchy at times and I am sure I miss some.  Videos are hard to play,too much delay. So If I have missed some messages I’m sorry. But I do stumble thru 150 e-mails a day, as long as they are not videos.

  Nite Shipslog

This Caddy was an eye catcher, a dream car for the under-class. LOL


betty said...

Wow that's a lot of emails you get on a daily basis! And wow, that was a lot of hard work with that ditch! Bet you are sleeping good about now!



that drainage ditch looks like alot of hard work. hope it does the job for you.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes that was a lot of back breaking work for sure. I do hope it does the trick. Good thing you have sandy soil there for sure !

Lisa said...

I read aloud the digging part to Nick. We laughed at the quote about North Carolina digging. You were right!
Everything looks great! Hope your back isnt hurting.

Off to church,

Paula said...

I think you're pretty darn smart to figure that all out and then do it. Hope it all works well and you don't have to do a thing more.

Dar said...

Yep, a Ton of work you did with all the digging. And fancy woodwork, especially the corner all spiffy-looking. You sure do fine work and I think you may have resolved the problem.
Love the caddy!
love n' hugs from up north where we had lots more rain, no pumpkin sales today but a fine grilled lake trout dinner with the family. yummmm yum

Mevely317 said...

I wonder how many people (like me) would've considered the potential of flooding until it was too late.

... and screws instead of nails! You've thought of everything, Jack! Little by little, your home's becoming a real showplace!

Mevely317 said...

"Would NOT have considered" I meant to say!

Rick Watson said...

Dang. This wore me out just reading it. I’vE done wheelbarrow work and I’ not a fan.