Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Just outside Detroit
Heavy thunderstorms came through in the last few days. No rain for the next 3 days. Yeah!
I pumped out the trench for 3 hours last night, and again this morning. About 2 1/2 feet of water was in the trench. There is a lot of collapse. No big deal though.
The new contractor will be here today. He needs to dig out all the collapsed material. He needs to make the trench wide enough for the masons to get in and lay block on Saturday, 3 days from now. He will also be putting in his own sump pump today to get the rest of any more water out.
We discussed the back fill being used, it was code to use some 21A, and what is on the site. So much of this soil here is very thick clay. It is just not a great material to do back fill with. So he said he was just going to bring in new, clean, good, material that can be compacted better.
That is going to be great. The whole area around the new garage will act like a giant dry well.
This is a really good thing because the heavy clay ground around this area causes yards to flood when we get a lot of rain.
I meet with a plumbing contractor this morning. I need them to run the sewer, water, and gas. The city wants that to be done by a plumbing contractor, and a permit to be pulled.
This should be No problem. The plumbing company says they are going to take damn good care of us. My wife works for a large local Township Water Department. They use and refer this company often. We will see. I have other people giving quotes also. It is new construction so it should be rather simple.
That is it for now.
Just playing in the mud, and puddles. Just like when I was 5, accept I am building a really big fort now. LOL.