Drainage, Well, Underground Electrical...Done!
Running the water line for the well pump was fairly easy. We bundled the 1.5" water line with the electrical TEC cable and the copper ground wire. It was simple wrapped with electrical tape ever 3' and then ran from the well location, along the footing of the house, over the electrical service, and into a 4" piece of abs that was specifically placed under the footing before the footing was poured (Photo 4-1 through 4-4). Since the location of the well water line was located on the foundation drawings, we simply added some 45's and a couple lengths of 4" abs to bring the abs pipe up to slab level at the location of the slab penetration marked on the drawings. The 4" ABS stub can be seen on Photo 4-5. Once the vapour barrier is in place, it will be tape sealed to the ABS before pouring the slab. The ABS pipe will be filled with spray foam to provide an air tight seal.
Running the drainage tile was fairly simple....just uncoil and wrap around the foundation while using fairly large rocks to hold it in place around the footing (Photo 5-1 to 5-3). I purchased the weeping tile that has a highly permeable sock over the whole length that will help prevent larger pieces of sand from clogging the weep holes in the drainage pipe. At a couple of corners of the house i decided to add a coupe of tee-wyes (Photo 5-2) to add clean outs that will come up to ground level should I ever need to inspect or clean the drainage system. Drainage stone will be delivered today and will be used to cover the drainage tile.
Its been a busy week. We accomplished a lot if you take the weather into account. The site work is almost complete (Photo 6). The Flatrock Passive House foundation will change dramatically next week....Backfilling will commence on Monday!!!