Work started today on the trench for the retention wall footing at the rear of the RV drive behind the house. The trench is a little less than a foot deep and, when finished, will run the approximately 150 foot length of the drive where the hill behind it ends. The wall will be rebar reinforced concrete blocks, three feet high, stuccoed and painted to match the house.
At the far end of the hill in the little wash behind the RV drive, there will be another forty-five foot by four foot high wall to divert wash runoff to the west side of the lot beyond the portion of the RV drive between the road and the little wash.
Out in front of the house, down by the road, there will be a third wall running in front of the property to protect that area from further erosion when water runs down the road from higher terrain west of the lot. That wall will run a hundred feet, will be two feet high, stuccoed and painted to match the house.
After the wall behind the house is finished, the RV drive will be graded for proper drainage. About 900 yards of fiber-reinforced concrete will finish the RV drive. We’re also installing an RV full-hookups station on the far side of the drive (30 amp electric, sewer and city water).
All this work will be performed by the same contracting company that built the house and courtyard wall. It will be disruptive for us and the dogs for a few days, but when it’s done it will enhance the value and utility of our home.