Five Things – Gibson’s Gallery Drainage


  • 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.


Five Things – Widefield Blvd Sewer Replacement

  • 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.