BENEFITING: LARAMIE RAILROAD DEPOT ASSOCIATION
When the Laramie Depot was originally built, in 1924, the drains from the roof emptied into a cistern under the depot. The cistern, in turn, emptied into the city sewer.
Eventually the city had the cistern disconnected from the sewer, and french drains were installed under the downspouts. The drains have filled up, and are no longer working, so the runnoff is degrading and compacting the soil under the brickwork.
We have an engineering study in hand which lays out a plan to install drainage gutters to adequately drain the water away from the foundation of our depot. In order to install the gutters, we will be removing the brickwork, and excavating the soil that is compacting. We will replace the excavated soil with compacted base, graded away from the depot before we install the finishing layer.
We would appreciate any and all help that we can get to repair our depot.
Thank you for your interest!