In which a big trench is filled not with fish and water, but with perforated pipe and gravel, and an enormous hole is dug for the sump pump. Exciting stuff this home maintenance, isn’t it?
Here’s the trench under the stairs:
Digging in progress:
Hole for the sump pump. I can't tell you how happy I am not to be doing this work myself!
Construction workers are getting younger and younger, aren't they? And cuter too.
Prepping the gravel:
Sump pump container, backfilled with gravel:
Gravel in place. Sophie's finally realized that fish aren't really going in here.
And that's it for Day 2. Stay tuned for the exciting details of Day 3 in which Concrete is poured! A sump pump is installed! And Stacey chokes while writing a big fat check for the least exciting home improvement project EVER!