Originally Posted by Stan
If you are going to that amount of trouble with hard fill, and from the photos is the turnout area lower than the road along the front, if so it will always push the water in. I think I can see spouting but not sure so I assume the water is being taken from the roof to the end of the bulding. I would run a ring drain along the front of the gates to pick up that water and slope the turnout area to the front for some run off. If the water has no where to go it will build up. Love the barn though great job.
I had to ring drain one of my homes crap of a job had to go down two yards in places to get the water away from the bottom story then run it down the section to the lowest point. Next door were not impressed, but got the water away.
The BO told me yesterday "Don't worry "red" I will have it all fixed .." the drainage problem was caused by the Elderly "cowboy" Scraping the turn outs and pretty much digging a hole.
So the BO will scrape today and add some sand . I "hope" it works.
Steve "the BO" means well but he is a City guy and just don't know much about the barn.
Yea he calls me Red. It kinda bugs me but I don't have to deal with him often so I am ok with it..
OH and the Sand is getting Dumped in the arena YAY