Some of you might be asking, "Why did they dig a pit?" Great question! I am glad you asked.
During the winter we have some problems with ice.
Now, one final word here. Thank you to the "Sweeping Bandit" who swept in here undetected last night and did a great job cleaning up the mess in the parking lot.
|So we had Jim and Kevin dig out the drain.|
|Next we had this guy drill through the wall where we wanted to put the drain pipe.|
|Now we have a drain pipe that is 4 ft lower than before. (This is good)|
|"Bring in the big guns!"|
|Tom could not believe he had to move these piles of dirt out of the way with the wheelbarrow.|
|They dug a trench that continued to get deeper as they went.|
|It was a good thing we had this guy and his machine. Look at the size of that rock he lifted out of there!|
|"Is that treasure I smell?" "No. Its sewage."|
|So that had to be patched up.|
|What we were really doing was digging a big pit for water from the flat roof to drain into.|
|We filled the pit with crushed stone.|
|And then ran our drain pipe into it.|
This is all run below the frost line so that the pipe doesn't freeze and back up anymore. It was quite a project, and we are thankful to Glen for doing this. As with all projects though there are some yahoos who you just take pity on and let them feel like they are helping. Thanks Glen and Tom for your quick thinking in coming up with jobs for these guys.
Have a great week.