While Mac is Away, we are not! A few weeks ago during a very heavy rain, water got in our basement, so we have been on a mission to prevent further occurrences. What is going away is a lot of stuff which is no longer needed. Stuff is being donated, recycled and trashed. My header is a pheasant that did get away on a fast run along the field behind us.
The problem area has been dug down to the foundation, sealed outside (above is on of the layers) and inside (sample section below). Landscaper will be here next week to replant the bushes.
Little frog tried to get away from the camera, but I spotted it.
The past few days we (and
my camera) have been focusing on the repair of some cracks in our
basement wall. So I am illustrating the steps to get that job done. My
header is a portion of the cracked wall inside (Some cracks were
previously sealed), First, a landscaping crew moved the plants (they will be back next week to replant them).
Second, dig down to the footers.
Third, patch the cracks outside, clean the wall, apply waterprofing, and dimple board.
Fourth, put the dirt back.
Fifth, Seal the cracks on the inside. The black strips are carbon fiber sealed across the cracks to further strengthen the wall. There is still some work to complete on the inside.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]