April Showers Bring May Flo…Foundation Work

So after getting three bids across the course of one and a half years, we finally pulled the trigger to have a contractor address some foundation, masonry, and drainage concerns that had been causing some periodic moisture issues in the basement. Better to nip the issue in the bud, rather than waiting for it to rain cats and dogs. (Do you think I could squeeze on more cliche metaphor into that sentence?)

Anyhoo, the contractor just wrapped the project right before our typical Brokeback Memorial-week “staycation,” so here are a few pics of the project…

before (north side)
trench in progress
french drain awaiting install
displaced dirt and timbers

So, you’ll have to wait for more updates on the North side, as we are hard at work replacing landscaping timbers, dirt, and flag-stone, which probably won’t be done until far into summer. On the upside, the South side of the house just needed a little drainage-system work and a new concrete barrier, so that side is done and requires zero post-project owner clean-up. Yahoo.

before (south side)
and after