No question this time, just sharing a photo. The attached photos were taken later in the day after getting a passing inspection on my trench (but nothing else) for my garage feeder. This was Weds. of last week and we had pretty heavy rain - my crawlspace flooded a lot more than usual too.
By the way, the gas pipe to the right of the trench is not in use. The copper line is cut off at the wall on the inside.
Please do NOT consider any "before" picture of my house as any kind of endorsement of any particular construction method. In fact, you should probably assume that if I post a "before" picture, I am posting it because I am soliciting advice on a proper replacement for one of MANY things done wrong by a previous owner.