In this segment we describe building a hollow (concrete) block perimeter wall and digging a well on our lot in Tigbauan.
We described shopping for hollow blocks and well tiles in an earlier post.
However, we’ve recently learned that the land around our lot will be subdivided for residential development we’re going to compromise. The first three feet will be hollow block topped with four feet of cyclone fencing. That said we had dug wells at our farm in Essex, New York.
There was a well which must have been dug around 1810.
Then I put in a new dug well using concrete well tiles very similar to those shown above.
In Iloilo dug wells, sometimes referred to as “deep wells” are standard.
Later we found out that the heavy clay soil cracks so badly during the long dry season that the crack can cause structural damage to fence and house foundation walls. On my way to the job site I stopped at Bong’s Eatery in Oton and bought saipao (steamed pork buns) for the worker’s merienda (afternoon snack).See /digging-water-well-tigbauan-philippines/ At the same time as the well is being dug, the foundation trenches for the hollow block perimeter wall are being dug.As you may be able to see from this photo, our rice land soil is unbelievably heavy clay.Start meeting singles in Pinoy today with our free online personals and free Pinoy chat!Pinoy is full of single men and women like you looking for dates, lovers, friendship, and fun.