Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
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Flooding, Part II

Okay, I now know what is causing the flooding. The ground water table is so high that it's just seeping into the basement in multiple places. That makes my solution the most expensive once, french draiin and sump pump. Estimated cost:$6,000.

I got up in the morning after the rain, a bit upset. I had bad dreams about water. However, the basement was good, so I didn't worry about it. I invited Jen over to spend the holiday. I went down the basmeent, and whoah!!!! Lotsa water. The was the most water ever!

After much shop vaccing, I got the water table down. Jen and I poppped off to the Container Store to get storage stuff. She was organizing basement stuff while I bilged. When we got back, there was far more water. Crappola! I then bopped straight back out and bought myself a little pump. This guy goes off when the water table gets high enough. He worked his little heart out for an hour just getting the place clear.

It's now morning, and the water shows no sign of slowing down. The pump is going off about once every 30-45 seconds.

More as the drama unfolds.
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