Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Here is the progress on our house as of this evening.

They've waterproofed, which involves layers of a tar like substance and then this home builder uses a nifty product (delta ms) to line where living space meets outside.

Under all this pea gravel is a perforated pipe with a silt filter sleeve around it that feeds through those previously shown holes in the footing to drain into the sump pump and then away from the house.

Brock, this one's for you...(recognize the tie?)

This is how the concrete turned out, just a little bit of a fun finish.

Yes, they put it crooked down the side on purpose, the yard is going to slope down and they didn't want this brown layer poking out it's pretty head.

Cool stuff, it blocks water and damage from impact when backfilling the dirt. But if any water does get behind it it allows it to drain down to the gravel and the drain system at the bottom. Genius.


Brock said...

i recognize the tie, but it would look even better crumpled on the floor next to my bed...

Curt Hostetler said...

Funny you mention it...that's where the tie is right now...actually next to my bed though...

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