I am so amazed with how much work the Hubs and the Farmer got done in just 10 days! They were totally exhausted at the end though. During this building process, we thought about things we could do to extend the life of the garage, because this is not something we want to do again in the near future. We decided to put in a French drain around the garage. A French drain is a trench that is filled with rocks and gravel that helps re-direct rainwater away from a structure and it's foundation. Since our old garage had so much termite damage, rot and water damage, the hub's dad, the Farmer, highly recommended we put one in. So the hubs and I dug a trench 1 foot deep and 6 inches wide all the way around the perimeter of the garage. No trench is needed in the front where the garage door is. I love this photo of the Hubs, he is not amused that I'm taking photos rather than digging. LOL. I quickly took this photo, then grabbed a shovel to help him dig. Haha. He's such a good sport!