Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just a quick post today. I really am trying to be a better blogger, and the summer time is the best time to get into any kind of habit :)

Anyway, I just wanted to share the major home improvement project going on at my house, right now. See, when we moved in almost 16 years ago, we immediately discovered that we had a wet basement. The old part of the basement (the original cellar) has a weeping wall, and the front part (newer section) has water coming in from several different places. We tried lots of waterproofing products, but nothing helped. So, this summer, Jon decided to tear up the yard, down the side of the house where the water comes in at, and fix the problem. So, we started with a huge hole, that uncovered some cracked cinder block that the past owners knew about, but never fixed. After about a month of this huge hole sitting there, Jon finally moved forward with the trench. Let's just say that when he decides to do something, he goes all out!

Here are some pictures of this ongoing project:

This is day "two", that is, the day that he finally decided to move forward from the hole. Note, Kal was right down in the hole with Jon, "helping". Actually, he did a great job.

This is the next day. I have to say, I am impressed with the amount of ground Jon can cover. Please note, Smokey is now King of the Dirt :)

And these pictures were taken yesterday. Jon and Zack finally made it to the other corner of the house.Now, here's hoping that we get this project finished before everyone heads back to school on July 18th!

Have a great Saturday!


Izzyb said...

Wow, what a huge project! I know it will be a big relief when it's done. Loved the king of the hill pic!

A Sarasota said...

what a giant undertaking! best wishes, know the finished product will be great...
so jealous of your basement! :)