The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2042203
Posted By: Rapparee
03-May-07 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Stilly, the answer is simple: sandbags. Sandbags and 2x4s and Visqueen.

You build a strong frame of 2x4s along your creek's edge, back a bit so the water can rise a little. Staple the visqueen to the frame on the creekside, leaving about three feet loose at the bottom. Put sandbags (fill them only about 2/3 full so they'll settle in among themselves well) on this ground/visqueen overlap and to help reinforce the other side of the frame.

It helps to have duct tape handy. Duct tape is ALWAYS handy to have around.