House at night lit up by indoor and outdoor lights. Snow on the ground and a small pond reflects obtuse images of the house lights.

Frozen culvert

Drainage is an important consideration when building anything. When it rains or snows the water eventually flows downhill. If the downhill is blocked by a road you need to place a culvert to drain the water under and past the road.

This is from almost 4 years ago shortly after we had the driveway built. We had a culvert added just about where the water is widest.
Culvert installed. This is the downhill end ready to let water drain away.

This year we have a new issue. The culvert froze up and created a similar pond to the one above. I have been trying to figure out how to clear ice from inside of the culvert but short of having a high pressure water system that can also heat it up I think I’ve just gotta wait it out.

You can see the uphill end of the culvert in the center of this shot. There is ice blocking the pipe a few feet inside.

One nice advantage of having the uninvited pond is the killer night shot.


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