I’m excited because this post on the his coordination piece can be a short and sweet one! We revisited our initial bidders from 2020, and had one taker who was ready to go. We needed to reroute our sanitary and storm sewer lines, and the new ones had to drop down earlier in the yard so that they would be under the foundations of the new garage. We located the new yard cleanout about 5′ from the north garage wall – far enough away from the building, but close enough to be hidden in landscaping.
Digging 10’+ into the ground in a small yard means that the entire yard was wrecked. That’s a tremendous amount of dirt to displace and replace. I’ve been asked many times along the way why we were removing the magnolia or not salvaging any of the landscape beds or brick paver patio, and until this point it was hard to get across just how trashed our yard would be in this process.
Now it’s just mud. All of it. All the way down!
Prior to this work, I took down the back fence, and M and I used one of our monthly city dump passes to dispose of it. Good riddance old fence. I don’t miss you one bit.
P.S. Look closely at that first photo and you’ll see the hat of a second guy who is down in that ditch – he’s easy to miss at first. It gives you a better understanding just how deep this trench went!