Introduction: Welcome to Base Camp WNC, where we are excited to share the renovation journey of a historic Spring House. This dilapidated structure, estimated to be around 50-60 years old, is in dire need of repair. The roof is damaged, the screen is missing, and the cement block is deteriorated. Our goal is to revitalize this Spring House by removing the debris, addressing water source issues, and implementing necessary measures for optimal functionality.
Identifying Water Source and Implementing Solutions: Upon inspection, we discovered that the original iron pipe was replaced with PVC at some point. To locate the water source accurately, we will clear the area of rocks and debris. Our plan involves setting up a plastic dam using a barrel ring to eliminate surface water and prevent bugs from entering. By resolving these issues, we can ensure a clean and reliable water supply.
Spring Box Maintenance: Cleaning and Gravel Covering: While we aim to preserve the existing blocks, cleaning out the muddy areas and the basin may be necessary. This meticulous cleaning process may involve removing sediment from the entire basin and intake pipe. We may consider covering the spring box with gravel to optimize its functionality. This extensive cleaning and gravel covering could explain the size of the original spring box, intended to collect water from various sources.
Dam Wall Reinforcement for Surface Water Protection: To safeguard the Spring House against surface water runoff, we have reinforced the dam wall using fabric and plastic. This reinforcement adds strength to the wall while preventing water infiltration. Additionally, we may add more gravel near the dam wall to enhance its effectiveness. Our goal is to ensure that water flows directly from the spring, preventing any contamination.
Efficient and Thorough Tank Cleaning and Maintenance: In our commitment to deliver clean and safe water, we embarked on a comprehensive tank cleaning and maintenance project. After emptying the tank using a pump, we removed accumulated sediment with shovels. The entire tank was pressure washed and sanitized to eliminate any impurities. To restore the spring flow, we rinsed the tank with fresh spring water before pumping it back down. Our focus is on providing an efficient and sanitary water storage solution.
Efficient Spring Flow Restoration and Pump Installation: We successfully restored the spring flow and installed a deep well pump for a reliable water supply. Anchoring the pump vertically or horizontally, we utilized cement blocks to prevent sediment accumulation. By employing a sturdy steel pipe instead of PVC, we have enhanced the longevity and durability of the system. The newly installed one-inch poly line ensures a consistent water supply from the spring to the tank.
New Water and Power Lines Installed for System Upgrades: To upgrade the system further, we installed new water and power lines. The water line was carefully laid from the spring, utilizing a piece of steel pipe to prevent bending and sagging. This new line replaced the old PVC pipe, ensuring a reliable water supply. Simultaneously, the power line was installed to provide efficient and uninterrupted operation for the entire system.
Installation of Expansion Tank, Water Filtration, and Winterization: In the utility room, we installed an expansion tank to regulate water pressure effectively. Additionally, a Ruscon spin-down filter was incorporated to remove impurities. We assessed the need for a whole-house filter and addressed winterization requirements by incorporating a valve for draining the system. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive solution while considering the specific needs of the homeowner.
Effective Drainage System and Reinforced Cover: To prevent critters and water damage, we created a drainage system around the tank. This involved digging a ditch and backfilling it to deter unwanted creatures. We installed a vault and a drain valve, allowing the homeowner to easily drain the system during winter months. To safeguard the system from debris and potential damage, we used a heavy-duty vinyl liner and secured it with cement blocks.
Professional Water Consultation: Base Camp WNC offers professional water consultation services to address various water-related concerns. We provide expert advice on water pressure, flow quality, pump installation, and filtration. Whether on-site or remotely, our consulting services aim to assist clients in achieving optimal water management solutions. Feel free to reach out to us with your project details, and we'll be glad to help.
Conclusion: Base Camp WNC takes pride in the successful renovation of a historic Spring House. By revitalizing the water source, improving functionality, and implementing essential upgrades, we have enhanced the overall water system. Our team is committed to delivering reliable and clean water solutions to ensure customer satisfaction. For more engaging content, don't forget to like, share, subscribe, and hit that thumbs-up button. Thank you for being a part of our journey.