Tim has been trying to solve a problem. Every now and again, after a period of very heavy rain, we’ve noticed water in our garage. Yesterday was the first time in five years that we’ve been chez nous, and in a position to observe what happens. The house is built on a slope as as such water falling on the driveway runs down towards the house.
We discovered that this was a problem the previous owners grappled with but never managed to solve. Needless to say they didn’t mention this to us. Thinking about it they also told us that a house with ten sets of single glazed French windows was a ‘warm’ house in winter. It didn’t take us long to suss out that porkie!
Over the past few days Tim has been digging a trench, in order to lay some land drains to direct said run off away from the house and garage. Although the drains haven’t yet been laid, the trenches appear to have worked in that the garage didn’t flood.
Evidence of the deluge can be seen around the house, where it can’t drain away quickly enough.
I’m just hoping that Tim doesn’t decide that the open trenches will be the best option, although he maintains that his land drain network needs to be even more extensive!
Must remind Tim that perhaps this isn’t the most interesting feature of our house…