Just over a month ago, our nearly complete freshly landscaped yard took a hard hit of rain, leaving it looking like this:
Thus putting our master bathroom renovation on the metaphorical back burner. Instead, Ben dug out all the muck and crushed limestone. I sorted and washed mud from the rocks.
A new, larger drain to hold up better if this happens again.
And the waterfall pond containers were pumped dry, buckets of sand removed, and repeated until clean.
While it’s annoying to re-do what we just did, we’re lucky we didn’t get water in the house. Actually, we’re super lucky this storm didn’t hit last year, before we started landscaping. Originally, the dirt was level with the sill plate and foundation of the house. Rather than cleaning up a back yard, we could have gutted the basement. Of course we now know to expect the unexpected. Hopefully the new trench above the hill will direct water away from the house if we get another torrential rain.
Our limestone came late last week, so we spent the weekend spreading more rock and getting things put back together. Before winter hits.
Color me excited.
No more dirt, ah-hem, mud for the kids to play in.
And we found a new patio set so we can enjoy it all.
Ben found this on Craigslist for a steal. Even though it’s not my favorite in the looks department, it’ll work.
Now we’re solidifying bathroom plans and materials. So excited for this reno. What are you working on this fall?