French Drain to prevent water damage to home

Update posted by Jon Holtz-Revels On Oct 06, 2015

Update - Got the call the company can start tomorrow - 10-6-2015 We will be putting 3,000 down, and the rest upon completion... Still need help in that area, and maybe we can make payments. Will find out more tomorrow. Also I got permission to broadcast the work being done on my podcast. So I will be broadcasting live from my laptop outside showing the work as it is done.


The concrete will be cut into five sections and placed back as a pathway as stepping stones. Great as that piece is way to heave to mess with otherwise.


Sump Pump will be this http://www.lowes.com/pd_528635-60318-JPACK30S-550T... possibly plus this sump pump to make the two for less hassle long term possible http://www.lowes.com/pd_197060-84862-BWT050___ as trhey might be able to placed inside the one well or bucket or basin to work as a team. We are going to change to pea gravel for 90% of the fill and nicer L Gravel for the top 6 to 8 inches to save money on the gravel.


My Facebook is Jon AbiliTV if you want to find out when we go live with this project.

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What a first day of the project on my FB I will be posting photos of the work done today. We have the footing dug out along the length of the foundation, tomorrow they will be putting a water repellent coating on the foundation. And, the Sump Pump Station will be EPIC. It will be 4 feet wide and five feet long INSIDE dimensions using 6x6 inch ground contact timbers layered in a log cabin sort of style, with a hole in the corners to run rebar to lock them together this will form a solid wall box. Where at the bottom will be the sump basin with 2 sump pumps IRON CASING and metal core for durability, and it now sits in place where 8 inches pea gravel. I learned something interesting the use of the pea gravel besides being much less costly, it also pores in and compresses under its own weight with it being as small as it is. We need a compaction rate of 98% and larger rock needs additional machine thumping to compress it to that level. Also the machine compression has a slight chance to di

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you can do it!!!

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Thank you both of you, this helps a lot. HUGS

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Glad to donate Jon is such an amazing Person

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hope this helps, and i look forward to following you in this journey.

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