Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

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More Basement Flooding

Seriously, I don't have time for this.

It rained all night, so the first thing I did this morning was check the pumps and the basement. The GFCI hadn't tripped, the pumps were working fine. There was still water in the basement. *sigh* I vacuumed up about a gallon. The water's doing a pretty good job of staying out of the way, I think. There's more that I can vacuum, but not much, and not easily, so I'm just going to wait 'till I come home for lunch to do something more about it. I mopped the water around a bit to thin it out instead of letting it pool. Combined with the fans, that should help keep it from being too terrible.

I want to dig a trench around our basement floor to catch all the water that comes in and have the trench sloped to the drain that's in the corner of the basement. Yeah, we have a drain in the basement. Yeah, it seems to be situated at one of the higher points on the basement floor. Brilliant.

I hate having a water problem in the basement. It's not a major problem -- we've managed to manage it. But I'd rather control it. Eliminate it.

I love having the extra storage room in the basement, and a nice out-of-the-way place to keep our washer and dryer, but if someone came up to me right now and offered to fill in the entire basement with concrete, I would not immediately reject the idea....

And I got up all early this morning so that I'd be able to get to work nice and early and get settled into a good groove off working on my project before everyone else started showing up. I'm behind and really need to start catching up. If I could, I'd take the day off again so I could spend the day fighting the water as it comes in, or trying to emergency divert it from the outside. I just really need to get a handful of things taken care of at work, so I'm doing the best I can.

It's good to vent about it, though. Thanks for listening.
Tags: basement, flood, house, work

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