|The nearby Big Quilcene river, doing its thing.|
Our job is to make sure that water goes where it's not going to puddle or destabilize the soil. I remember in law school that property law treats surface water is an 'enemy' to be subdued. The law actually gives the landowner the right to divert water however she sees fit, even if it means that neighboring land will be damaged. In the case of this property, the neighbors are thankfully working together against the enemy. The drainage engineering of this property and the neighboring parcel are tied together. In fact, Kevin and I are installing a number of drainage pipes on the neighboring property that serve both parcels.
|Drainage trench with crushed rock added|
|Just another day laying pipe|
|The finished drainage burrito. Yum.|
We do this with the help of various machines. Namely our lil' yellow John Deere, and this wily skid steer front loader.
|Kevin moving a cachment basin for the drainage system.|
|Consider the possibilities.|