Messy Job Finished

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202024

In Saturday’s blog I told you how the subcontractor doing the trenching for the gas lines for our new whole house generator had cut two of the field lines for our septic system the day before. I called Scott and Alan Banks from Banks Construction to come out to see about repairing them, but we discovered that all the lines were clogged and/or collapsed, so we made the decision to replace everything.

They worked on it all day Friday and Saturday and got the solid pipe replaced from the septic tank out to our pasture, where they dug out three separate trenches for the field lines. However, they could not get gravel delivered until yesterday.

And sure enough, bright and early yesterday morning a dump truck delivered a load of gravel.

Using their big Kubota tractor, Alan dumped gravel into the bottom of all of the trenches.

Then Scott used a shovel to spread it out evenly.

The next step was to place sock pipe in all three trenches. It is a perforated plastic tubing that has a fabric cover over it, which allows the treated water from the septic system to pass through into the ground.

With that done, they connected the sock pipe to the heavy-duty PVC pipe coming out from the septic tank.

Then they laid heavy plastic sheeting over the top of the sock pipe. Alan explained this was to keep dirt from getting into the pipe and causing clogs, like what had happened previously.

Scott and Alan work well together, the perfect father and son team. Alli has been in heaven the last few days, having so much going on and so many people around to throw balls for her. You’d think that’s the only reason we had the job done, to keep her entertained.

By the end of the day all of the pipe had been laid and connected, and Alan filled in and covered all up the trenches with the tractor. Then he flattened things out with its back blade.

Right now it looks like a somewhat muddy clay covered field, but I know that once the spring rains come it won’t take long for the grass to start growing again, just like it did last year when the people regrading the backyard were driving across the field to dump the excess dirt. They left us with a bare earthen road, but by summer you couldn’t tell it had been there and I was cutting the grass on top of it.

Thanks Scott and Alan for all of your hard work and coming to help us out once again. You guys are the best and I would recommend you to anyone for any project they need done!

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – We went to Panda Express the other night. No panda on the menu. What a disappointment.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Messy Job Finished”

  1. Once again, I was unable to see any of the photos. Not sure which end the problem lies.

  2. With time, roots from natural vegetation seeking water, will find its way into the drainage pipes. You probably won’t be the one to worry about it.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  3. Wow you guys are working hard out there!

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