- On going
The biggest issue which concerned me was how
exposed to water and damp it was. I thought I
could do something about that and so that was
obviously a top priority.
The house is on the side of a
mountain and having no working land drainage in
place the land around the house was very boggy,
also, there was damp in the house. The house is
old but I am hoping that at then end of our work
it will be a very warm and comfy place to live.
were to dig up the boggy land in front of the
house and replace with compacted green gravel, it
was a horrible job but as usual Ian came through
and we now have a nice hard surface at the front.
Ian then dug an open drain round the entire house
which was connected to the existing main drain
In order to drain
the meadow Ian dug two field drains which are
constantly flowing and have made a huge
difference. The area to the right of the large
field drain has now been strimmed over half a
dozen times and the land is really firming up.
The image on the right shows the drain shortly
after it had been dug, the meadow has not yet
When we moved in
the mountain behind the house was completely
overgrown and no paths existed. We have now put
in about 200 metres of paths and drains behind
the house (see picture below). We still have some
way to go but the amount of water that actually
reaches the area round the house has been
drastically reduced, maybe by as much as 90%.