Our first year in this house, so far as move-in is concerned, is January 15, 2017. As you can tell from the blog posts, a lot of work has gone into making our home and the property more finished and functional. To be sure, there is more to do: finishing the bougainvillea bed and fountain, adding more pegboard in the garages, overseeding the grass in our "turf" areas, and creating trails and social spaces in our woods.
Yesterday morning we had very intense rain. It rained at a rate of one inch (2.54 cm) per hour for two hours. This was approximately the same rate as we experienced last spring, but it only lasted a couple of hours instead of 20 hours. This was by far the biggest test for our landscape engineering, and I was curious to see how well our combination of bullrock-work and French drains worked. The pictures which follow are shown in time-lapse order. Note that we would have standing water for at least two or three days prior to doing our hardscape work.
|The picture was taken just a few minutes after the rain subsided to a|
very light drizzle. The culvert area is clearing and water levels are receding.
|This picture was taken about five minutes after the previous photo..While the|
drain channel (center right) is still full, the water is receding rapidly.