We got a few quotes from local contractors who had a couple different approached, but we thought it would be worthwhile to do a little DIY and see if it made a difference before calling in the professionals. So we rented a mini-excavator with a plan to clean the sand out of the drainage trench (in some places digging new trench where there had been none before), unplug the culverts at the bottom of the drive, and relocate the liberated material back onto the driveway to smooth it out.
Andrew was, of course, thrilled to watch and "help."
|Dressed appropriately: his shirt says "I dig my dad" with an excavator on it.|
Even I got in on the action...
|Operating spacecraft? This is much cooler.|