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5 minutes ago, B.Boston said:


Ugh sorry to hear that. We also get water in the basement from time to time but the sump pump generally keeps up.

Hopefully nothing of yours got ruined!


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i only have hunting stuff in my basement so most of it can deal with the water no problem. It is just something I'd rather take care of now than later.

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It is pouring here in Pennsylvania today and I could hear my some pump running so I walk down in the my basement. Only to find I few inches of water on the floor.  I was debating digging my basement down due to hitting my head on the rafters now looks like I am going to do so just to make sure I have drainage under the floor to avoid my basement flooding again. This sucks and I wish the people I bought this house from would have mentioned that there was issues with water coming through but of course they did not.

Unfortunately you gotta do it. Keep it dry to prevent mold in your stuff.


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Ugh sorry to hear that. We also get water in the basement from time to time but the sump pump generally keeps up.

Hopefully nothing of yours got ruined!


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Sump pumps are a great as long as you don’t lose electricity. I found that out once.


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Sump pumps are a great as long as you don’t lose electricity. I found that out once.


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Yeah, we had one incident where it got unplugged for some reason and we got some water down there... I can guarantee you that won’t happen again.


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14 hours ago, tommc23 said:

It is pouring here in Pennsylvania today and I could hear my some pump running so I walk down in the my basement. Only to find I few inches of water on the floor.  I was debating digging my basement down due to hitting my head on the rafters now looks like I am going to do so just to make sure I have drainage under the floor to avoid my basement flooding again. This sucks and I wish the people I bought this house from would have mentioned that there was issues with water coming through but of course they did not.

Water is not fun. We don't have a sump pump but thankfully live on what is basically a sand dune that overlooks the city. While we have good drainage for the basement, two years ago following the Polar Vortex we found out the backyard sloped slightly back toward our walk-out basement and I spent hours at least two different times with sandbags, snow shovel and small electric pump keeping our basement dry. The patio drain (original to the house - 1961) didn't drain anymore.

Last summer I dug an 18 inch x 2 feet deep trench 12 feet long and did a massive french drain just off the patio. Lot of work and about $400 in materials, but thankfully resolved all of our water problems. 

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4 minutes ago, edingc said:

Water is not fun. We don't have a sump pump but thankfully live on what is basically a sand dune that overlooks the city. While we have good drainage for the basement, two years ago following the Polar Vortex we found out the backyard sloped slightly back toward our walk-out basement and I spent hours at least two different times with sandbags, snow shovel and small electric pump keeping our basement dry. The patio drain (original to the house - 1961) didn't drain anymore.

Last summer I dug an 18 inch x 2 feet deep trench 12 feet long and did a massive french drain just off the patio. Lot of work and about $400 in materials, but thankfully resolved all of our water problems. 

Yea I have a sump pump and it is working a lot but I'm going to dig down to put French drains in the floors and seal everything after that 

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14 hours ago, tommc23 said:

It is pouring here in Pennsylvania today and I could hear my some pump running so I walk down in the my basement. Only to find I few inches of water on the floor.  I was debating digging my basement down due to hitting my head on the rafters now looks like I am going to do so just to make sure I have drainage under the floor to avoid my basement flooding again. This sucks and I wish the people I bought this house from would have mentioned that there was issues with water coming through but of course they did not.

Sorry to hear about your mess.  Sounds like a lot of work to get it fixed.

 

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2 hours ago, Rickp said:


Sump pumps are a great as long as you don’t lose electricity. I found that out once.


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2 hours ago, B.Boston said:


Yeah, we had one incident where it got unplugged for some reason and we got some water down there... I can guarantee you that won’t happen again.


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I've had the basement flood twice (insurance covered it thankfully) because of storms, power outage and a burnt out pump. After the last one I bought a Zoeller battery backup pump and a deep cycle marine battery. It was never used until last year, about 4 years after installing, when we again had storms and power out for 18 hours. That battery and pump kept plugging away the whole time. I would never go without a battery back up pump again.

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36 minutes ago, MattF said:

 

I've had the basement flood twice (insurance covered it thankfully) because of storms, power outage and a burnt out pump. After the last one I bought a Zoeller battery backup pump and a deep cycle marine battery. It was never used until last year, about 4 years after installing, when we again had storms and power out for 18 hours. That battery and pump kept plugging away the whole time. I would never go without a battery back up pump again.

That's a good idea thanks

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That's a good idea thanks

Definitely the battery backup.


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18 hours ago, tommc23 said:

It is pouring here in Pennsylvania today and I could hear my some pump running so I walk down in the my basement. Only to find I few inches of water on the floor.  I was debating digging my basement down due to hitting my head on the rafters now looks like I am going to do so just to make sure I have drainage under the floor to avoid my basement flooding again. This sucks and I wish the people I bought this house from would have mentioned that there was issues with water coming through but of course they did not.

You've probably done this - but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention downspouts/gutters. At our previous house we would get rainwater seeping in because the downspouts didn't channel the water away from the house. Same thing if you have leaking gutters. . 

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16 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

You've probably done this - but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention downspouts/gutters. At our previous house we would get rainwater seeping in because the downspouts didn't channel the water away from the house. Same thing if you have leaking gutters. . 

Most of them flow away from my house but one and thay one is being fixed soon.

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You've probably done this - but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention downspouts/gutters. At our previous house we would get rainwater seeping in because the downspouts didn't channel the water away from the house. Same thing if you have leaking gutters. . 

Great thought , I forgot about that.


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I live on a slope so had a cement retaining wall in the back yard from the previous owner that was starting to lean. So I had a guy come in with heavy equipment to take it out.He warned me about possible damage to the foundation but I had no choice as the wall was too dangerous. Sure enough in the spring I had to places where I had hairline cracks with water coming in. I had no accumulation because it all went out the floor drain but everything on the floor was doused! I called a contractor but he said he couldn't fix it from the inside as the cracks were too small for an epoxy fix.

    I decided to give it a try as I had nothing to lose. I waited till spring thaw stopped and dried out the wall completely then put a heater on the part I was going to fix just so it soaks up the concoction I was about to apply a bit better. The concoction  was Portland cement with a latex binder but very very thin. I apply it to the crack then quickly add more cement  about a teaspoon ,apply it again and repeat till the last coat was like toothpaste! My back yard drains the neighbours above me, so plenty of water passes by my foundation! That repair was in 1988. Still bone dry! 

So the old saying  " Anytime you want things done right , do it yourself"  

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I finally made some shelves in the man cave to get all the books off the floor. The bookcases got blown out the last time the basement flooded. That issue has been resolved, but I've been slack in regards to doing something about the books...guess it takes a pandemic to get me off my arse. Yes, there's a lot of books, somewhere around 400, I think.

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14 minutes ago, MattF said:

I finally made some shelves in the man cave to get all the books off the floor. The bookcases got blown out the last time the basement flooded. That issue has been resolved, but I've been slack in regards to doing something about the books...guess it takes a pandemic to get me off my arse. Yes, there's a lot of books, somewhere around 400, I think.

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I see you're a fan of one of my favorite authors - Clive Cussler. Nice job on the shelves by the way. 

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I finally made some shelves in the man cave to get all the books off the floor. The bookcases got blown out the last time the basement flooded. That issue has been resolved, but I've been slack in regards to doing something about the books...guess it takes a pandemic to get me off my arse. Yes, there's a lot of books, somewhere around 400, I think.

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What no Vince Flynn, Sanford or Baldacci?
Nice job BTW!


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3 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

I see you're a fan of one of my favorite authors - Clive Cussler. Nice job on the shelves by the way. 

Thank you mate. Yep, the only ones I'm not into are the Isaac Bell and Fargo series. Unfortunately Mr Cussler passed away in April this year.

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What no Vince Flynn, Sanford or Baldacci?emoji16.png
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Who? 😬 Thank you.

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Thank you mate. Yep, the only ones I'm not into are the Isaac Bell and Fargo series. Unfortunately Mr Cussler passed away in April this year.

Who? 😬 Thank you.

Yeah I always had a preference for the Dirk Pitt series. Too bad only one of them made it to the big screen - Sahara. 

BTW, I did a little math; 400 books let's say times $15. avg price ......😱

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Yeah I always had a preference for the Dirk Pitt series. Too bad only one of them made it to the big screen - Sahara. 
BTW, I did a little math; 400 books let's say times $15. avg price ......

Dirk Pitt series OK bite most of the rest kinda seemed a little too similar..BUT he made a Ton of money!


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