Just so show that the work wasn't easy, here are pictures of the corners we were working on as well as the results of some patching to the water and geothermal penetrations in the concrete walls.
|The repair work on the leaking penetrations on the geothermal and water which meant hydraulic cement around the PVC sleeves and pure silicone between the sleeves and the pipes.|
Last night brought another torrent of rain, with the property being heavily drenched. We did have some significant accumulation around the front of the house and in the still-open trenches for the geothermal and well lines. A little work with the Mexican hoe and shovel helped divert that water to lower ground - and of course there was a little bailing required to get the water below the penetrations so the sealing could take place.
|Water collected in the trench for the well and geothermal as well as the collection area in front of the house. The prediction was for 1.9 inches of rain and this seems to indicate there was more than that on the site.|
|A face in the trees - look closely at that knot on the left side of this tree - it looks like the Hunchback of Notre Dame staring in through the family room windows. This face only appears when it has been raining.|