Work at the Manship House continues with the installation of an improved underground drainage system. The drainage system will further protect the new foundation from the effects of Yazoo clay by directing water away from the house. Next, the ground level was increased to match the new level of the house. In some areas, an additional thirteen inches of fill dirt was added to bring the soil grade up to the re-leveled house. Now that the soil grade has been corrected, the front steps can be reconstructed.