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Blog Cabin 2013 Yard Drainage System

While we wait for the winner announcement, I thought I’d share an interesting tidbit about Blog Cabin 2013 and the yard drainage system that keeps the home high and dry.

As you know, Blog Cabin 2013 has stood on the same spot for more than a century. And surprisingly the site has suffered little to no erosion. So as part of an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy, project manager Dylan Eastman was careful to maintain the home’s original roof size. For added assurance, project contractor Ryan Crosser of Andrew Roby Construction built a subterranean drain system under the eaves to collect roof runoff and carry it through 300 feet of buried piping to a natural ditch that can handle the excess water.

Pretty nifty, yes? You may not have the wherewithal to create your own subterranean drain system, but a French drain is a pretty easy feature to install and does wonders to draw water away from structures. For those in need of how-to help, please check out’s own French drain installation and yard drainage system projects. zeroes in on the topic with a focused feature on basement drainage solutions and natural stormwater management techniques.

How has this year’s or past years’ Blog Cabins inspired your own interior design, home remodeling or DIY efforts? Share your stories below.

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  1. So many homes and basements are severely damaged due to poor drainage. Great post.

    Craig Ceccarelli on May 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm
  2. A nice share. However, a more better and easy option would be to have a easy-to-go-with drainage system which can be easily repaired when required. I like the idea where the writer is going here, and I am sure the focus here is to make things easy for all by having a not-very-complicated drainage system.

    Dallas Drainage on June 17, 2014 at 4:27 am
  3. Good Blog !! we are getting lots of water in it.

    Effective Basement on February 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  4. Good Blog !! It is interesting to learn about drainage system or French drain installion.It is very helpful for us

    Effective Basement on February 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm
  5. I've looked into how French drains were built. Our home gets quite a lot of water on both sides of it. One spot that the water flows to has popped up a utility box in the back. So, something DOES need to be done. Recently I watered the front yard, I found water coming around a brick retaining wall and towards the backdoor. My dear hub has said he's going to get this problem corrected. I'm very blessed.

    This feature of the BC should be appreciated by the winner. 'Tarnation….the whole plumb BC is GORGEOUS!' The entire construction crew did a terrific job! KUDOS!

    Many blessings,bloggers. Managed IT Services

    Sacha Greif on May 3, 2015 at 3:20 am
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  8. In many cases where homeowners have drainage issues, proper grading of their property will solve the problem. If you are unsure of the cause of your landscape drainage problems, seek the guidance of an expert that can assess your problem and advise you on the best solution.

    George Frank on February 24, 2016 at 7:35 am
  9. Useful information you shared..I'm very happy to read this post..Thanks for giving me nice information. Fantastic walk-through.

    Charles Brown on March 11, 2016 at 8:11 am
  10. A proper drainage system can prompt to the various benefits, such as unclogged canals which guarantee the proficient flow of waste and water, and no standing water and the decrease in the chances of getting an illness from bugs and insects which are attracted to it.

    Larry King on November 18, 2016 at 1:27 am

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