The sump pump that we installed in the newest part of our basement has been working very well over the last year or so. The only slight issue is that the discharge line was never properly finished because we were waiting for our new driveway. This is how the exterior portion of the pipe looked a few months ago:
Friday, December 30, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022
The final part of this long-running project is the walkway from the street to the house. I dug out the old walkway a while ago. We used to call it the "path to nowhere" because we never walked on it.
...to the porch...
Friday, December 16, 2022
We've had problems with drainage in front of and down the side of the garage in the past. The first step to solving this problem was the drainage channel we had installed as part of the new driveway. The channel is connected, below the concrete driveway, to the section of white PVC pipe which runs at the left side of the garage.
So far so good....the problem is that the older black pipe which runs beyond the new section is completely blocked with dirt. Obviously I didn't know exactly how much dirt or how far it extends into the system...but I needed to find out, and remove it. I started by digging out as much dirt from above and around the pipe as I could, and removing both the downspouts that feed into the pipe:
The openings in the pipe, where the downspouts were connected were completely filled with dirt:
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