Oh wait. There's plenty I'm slacking in. Sigh!! (can someone please put more hours into one day?)
We installed the exterior french drain over the December 12th weekend. Kids went to grandma's house and there were 7 of us adults who worked our rear ends off. We installed an exterior french drain 2 feet or so below the level of the ground. We had a lot of friends help and we are SO thankful for them! Here are some snapshots from then.
Delivery of materials on Friday:
Commencing the project:
Our friends are AWESOME!
We manually dumped probably at least 3,000 pounds of concrete, dirt, yard waste, etc. Whew. Tough work. But again, could NOT have done it without some awesome friends!
So, we started to dig - and HERE is how it happened!
More outside progress:
I started to unearth some stones that went covered. I don't have a picture of the finished product, but even this was a lot of work!
And then, a few weeks later we were able to replace the sidewalk and put our own prints on it!!
Don't come over and judge my house based on my yard today. It is a MESS.
We have been digging up our basement since then. Here are some pictures of that!
We even had a 5 yr old friend helping! We are so lucky and thankful to know so many awesome pepole!
We are so grateful for awesome friends (and we've only been in Pittsburgh for 3 years!).
This was last weekend, just Shawn and Tom working in the basement.
And here is how far they got. Quite a bit for just two of them!
This weekend will be a TON of work, but I'll be sure to share how it goes!
In the name of a solid foundation,