Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The street back of our house has been elevate to two feet. Almost two years ago, the street side of our house was elevated to. Since our house faces three streets, that leaves the front entry not yet elevated. Our municipal engineers seem to think that elevating the roads and streets in our town will prevent flooding. They never thought of revamping the drainage system to lessen the flooding. Of course! It is easier for the contractors (and more profitable) to just elevate the roads in the hope that it will lessen flooding. Wow! I wonder where will the displaced water go once it starts to rain. Do you need to ask? The water will seek the lower areas.... and that is the homes of residents of the elevated road!

We are currently "upgrading" our backyard to level it with the new road. We had to clean out the carport before we could "fill" the backyard. The place is peppered with things that were long forgotten - roller blades, two-wheeled scooter, skateboard, stroller,bikes and even a long-gone-thought-loss hydraulic crimping tool that hubby used when he was into VFH radio et al. Cleaning out the garage sure is like a trip to the past.

Sigh... the task of cleaning and ridding the house of "garbage" is really tiring.
Posted by desperateblogger On 8/23/2011 10:05:00 PM 2 comments


  1. That's one thing I don't understand with the city engineers. They elevate the street of flood prone areas instead of making a drainage that really works.


  2. @ Osenorita: o di ba?! i'm an architect and i'm quite sure "that" solution was not taught in engineering school! it's the tamad and easy-money way for contractors kasi and it is sop to give back at least 30% of the project cost to greedy hands.


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