- We had completed a drainage project at the Southeastmoor building years ago.
- One window well was getting flooded after extensive rains.
- We raised all of the window wells up so they wouldn’t take on any water.
- Gibson’s Mineral Gallery at The Broadmoor was in need of new outside drainage due to last year’s heavy rains and flooding.
- We replaced and reconnected missing and broken sections of pipe.
- Stormwater now goes into a pit which will pump out at the end of the line.
- The concrete was replaced with the hotel’s signature color, Broadmoor Buff.
- Gibson’s is filled with unique furniture, jewelry and other artisan selections from American craftsmen.
The first houses in Widefield have orangeburg sewer pipe.
Orangeburg was made of wood pulp and pitch, and feels like an oil-soaked cardboard or layers of tar paper. It was manufactured in Orangeburg, New York, and was used in the 1860s until the 1970s.
Orangeburg is highly susceptible to root intrusion and becoming egg-shaped. Its useful life is 10-50 years.
At this job, the sewer was egg-shaped where we tied on at the sidewalk. We did not go all the way to the main.
We were referred to the homeowner from a high school friend.