This is the continuing saga of the poorly done road. I must comment however, it is 100% better now since the road stone was put done. The situation has gone from ‘total suckage’ to semi-suck. That stone can work miracles. What do I mean by that? — even for a road which often times sits in water — it never gets soft or muddy. The water just slowly seeps out into the road sub strata.
Note; this is a continuing story. To read from the beginning go to [the coolthaihouse road story](../coolroad.htm “road story”).
We recently had a home owners’ meeting and discussed laying concrete on the road. This will happen in time, it is just a matter of ironing out the details.
The slope of the road is really screwed up since the ‘too low house’ builder came in a bulldozed the road. Now the road is kind of a elongated ‘u’ shape, and the water run-off is towards the road in front.
These shots show the road looking from the cool thai house up to the end of the block. Here where I’m standing, the water is running away from me towards the front of the road. The water flow will run down the road and drain out through an empty lot in front of the ‘too low’ houses (on the left side of the road).
Now, moving up the road to the low houses on the left, the situation has not been helped at all by bulldozing the road (as was done about a month ago in an effort to solve the house elevation problem). This shows water runoff into the property of this unfortunate house during the rain.
Here is a movie of the road during a heavy rain downpour towards the end of September, 2004. This neat little clip gives you idea of how it is when it rains around here. –> [road during bad rain](attachments/roadstoryroadinrain.wmv “the entry road during a downpour”).
If there is a point to the story; to summarize, it would be this. The least little detail can bite you in a Thai building project. Never build a house without enough fill dirt. The situation today (with respect to the road) is actually OK, and the outlook it positive.