Monthly Archives: May 2015

Basement Walls

Basement Walls

Despite pleading and offers of extra cash, the concrete guys won’t leave the forms on over the weekend. 24 hours and they’re off to another project, baby. If there’s one thing we’ve learned on this project, it’s that there’s the science, there’s the reality,  and there’s always some inventor who has created a solution when the… READ MORE

Sump Pump

Sump Pump

Nothing sexier than a sump pump. I had to ask the engineer for a little explanation on these photos that were popping into our shared photo stream because they didn’t make any sense to me. I guess there’s a little more to a sump than digging a hole and putting in a pump with a… READ MORE

Footing Drain

Footing Drain

Getting the footing drains in was a bit of a mad dash. It’s far easier to do before the walls are up, as the stone can just be shovelled over the footings and not hauled up and over the walls.  Of course, the engineer had to do this himself. He’s a drainage guy, he does floodplain… READ MORE