Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The hopeful birth...........................

 -----------------of a sub-division:  Episode 14


Included among the many things we never think about are underdrains.  As cities become more sophisticated, so do their regulations on development.  I suspect that some cities experienced troubles with the concrete curbs and gutters along their roadways — trouble likely caused by the effect of water moving, freezing and thawing, under the curbs.  The engineering solution to this is to install tile — underdrains — under the curb.  The tile, connected to the storm water inlets, wicks the water away, thereby minimizing future prospects for damage.  Bet you never gave them a minute of thought before.

Trenching for the underdrain tile

Underdrain installed.  Awaiting curb and gutter

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