Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010-The Year of Drainage Problems

The 2010 landscape season has been extremely interesting for Landscape Labor Solutions.  Several of our larger hardscape projects revolved around extensive drainage dilemmas that had to be corrected.  One of our projects in Holt this Summer included relocating a handicap ramp to a lower level doorway at a commercial building.  During the Spring rains in April, the basement of the building had suffered extensive damage from a flood caused by an abundance of rain and a failed sump pump.  The building owner had specific requests - fix the drainage by installing a gravity drain, relocate a handicap ramp, re-install a retaining wall, and add a set of steps.

After extensive design and collaberation with the building owner, the demolition and removal of the retaining wall and sidewalk began.  After 2 1/2 days of demolition and excavation, we removed approximately 20 cubic yards of treated timbers and approximately 65 cubic yards of excavated soil.