Thursday, July 26, 2012

Grass is growing!

This is actually a few days ago:









 And today:









Coming along nicely, and I can sorta step on it now without sinking in the ground, so that's a good sign.  I will have to add more seeds and fertilizer soon just to cover missed spots.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Watching grass grow



It's a double rainbow!!1!!!1!


Had to redo this twice because of rain.  This time I took no chances and added some extended improvised gutter pipes so the water can bypass the black dirt and not erode it away. 










Now I just can't wait to see the grass start to grow.  Will be nice once it's all filled in and the ground is solid again!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weeping tiles project 2012 - day 4

Pretty much done, just need to add black earth and start growing grass!  Err, like as in, lawn.  But the other kind would maybe help pay off for this project. Hmmmm.



















Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Weeping tiles project 2012 - day 3

Lot of progress today, from looks of things, they might be done tomorrow!













Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Weeping tiles project 2012 - day 2

Oops...



 They'll fix that when the job is done. 









This is clay, not rocks!



Some pieces of what was the weeping tile


The step of random bricks












I saw a bobcat in my yard!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Weeping tiles project 2012 - day 1

A few years back we had a very large rain storm before the ground unfroze and I had some leaking in the basement.  This made me realize the seal around the basement and the weeping tiles are insufficient.   Today, the work to fix this has started.  I contemplated for a long time of doing it myself, but now that I look at it, I'm glad I did not.  By the time I would have rented all the equipment, learned how to use it, and do the job it would have cost me just as much, if more.


Today was mostly the removal of the concrete desk slab.  It was a full day project on it's own!  I attempted it last year with just a jackhammer but it took more than that.



Before:

 


My attempts last year:






And today, the works started:
















"I think that brick moved. Must attack!"