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December 22, 2005

Dealing with Rain in Landscape Projects

A question we frequently get asked on our projects is how we accommodate rain and our project schedule. Certainly the rain has an effect on the speed and types of work that can be completed. Just because it is raining however, does not mean things come to a standstill. Often there are detail aspects; irrigation, clean-up, and other special features that can be done in lieu of hardscape elements such as retaining walls, stone or concrete surfaces, which can be impacted by the weather.

There are also mitigation measures that can be taken to keep working. Often we construct temporary shelters to continue setting stone masonry, or we cover the site with large sheets of plastic to minimize water absorption in the soil. In the end, sometimes nothing can be done but to work through it and make the best of the weather conditions and get a bit muddy.


Posted by Michael O'Connell at December 22, 2005 12:05 PM


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