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its raining like a mofo. looks like the street sewers are filling up. hopefully its gonna stop soon.
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Oh god another make everyone panic thread. Seriously its no different then any other storms in the last few weeks

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Oh god another make everyone panic thread. Seriously its no different then any other storms in the last few weeks
So checking your sump pump during a rain isn't important?

And this is a lot harder rain in my area than the ones in the past few days. It also is lasting a lot longer too and we got more rainfall.


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So checking your sump pump during a rain isn't important?

And this is a lot harder rain in my area than the ones in the past few days. It also is lasting a lot longer too and we got more rainfall.

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you should check it BEFORE the rain... if youre checking it after the waters already rising, well youre probably SOL

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you should check it BEFORE the rain... if youre checking it after the waters already rising, well youre probably SOL
It's never too late to check it. Often the switch will fail, you can pull the piggy back plug and put the pump right in the outlet to drain the pit. Have your wife or significant other monitor this while you run to the store for a new pump. Or if you're like me do a hot swap for a spare pump you have ready, I can swap mine in less than 5 minutes easy.

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This one I caught some seepage but not bad.

I think most people have power extractors not sump-pumps but I am not a plumber.

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Checked mine, waded through about 4 feet of water in my basement, and there it was, at the bottom of the sump pit, same place as yesterday, so I'm good. Not sure what to do about all of this water, though.
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i checked mine the other day
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Well its a perfect opportunity for you to take your yearly shower.


It's the only time mom unchains him from the pole in the basement.... .you know, when it floods like this.


Gotta take advantage of the opportunity.




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I checked the sump pump, but I de idn't check the concrete wall. We sprung a leak overnight. I had to tear apart the wall to find it. Our carpet is all wet, but the leak finally stopped. Anyone know how to fix a crack in a concrete wall?

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call permaseal. they can do it from inside or outside depending on your situation.

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call permaseal. they can do it from inside or outside depending on your situation.
It'll have to be inside as it's for a fully underground basement that wouldn't be easily accessible to dig up the outside. Thanks, I'll give them a call.

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I swear by Permaseal. They installed an interior drain-tile system last Feb (09) after my external one plugged up and started to fail.

Not a drop in the basement. It was 1/3 what I thought it would cost and they did it in a day. Great coordinated crew that knew WTF they were doing and did it efficiently and well.

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Doesnt matter, they'll get out there and dig right down to the footing(by hand) from the outside if needs be. I had a crack develop in my foundation after I finished my basement and it was cheaper to have them do it from the outside than it was to destroy an interior wall.

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Doesnt matter, they'll get out there and dig right down to the footing(by hand) from the outside if needs be. I had a crack develop in my foundation after I finished my basement and it was cheaper to have them do it from the outside than it was to destroy an interior wall.
Already destroyed the inner wall to discover and clean up the leak I just want this fixed right since it's a finished basement, so whatever they need to do is fine by me (for a reasonable cost).

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inside fix is fairly reasonable, if they have easy access from the inside to get to the crack you're looking at a few hours and less than 500 bucks. i bet they're swamped today after this rain though, so call now and get it scheduled ASAP.

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I've submitted "contact me" form online. Good point on being swamped right now though. I'll give them a call. $500 would be a great price - life just seems to be piling up right now with expenses. Ugh.

UPDATE: I gave them a call and the soonest appointment isn't available until next Thursday. Good thing I called now.

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Oh god another make everyone panic thread. Seriously its no different then any other storms in the last few weeks
A co-worker just left for home, water backing up into his basement as we speak.

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I've submitted "contact me" form online. Good point on being swamped right now though. I'll give them a call. $500 would be a great price - life just seems to be piling up right now with expenses. Ugh.

UPDATE: I gave them a call and the soonest appointment isn't available until next Thursday. Good thing I called now.
Did they say that is when they will start work or just for an inspection/estimate? Unfortunatly I will have to get them to come out as well. :-(

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A co-worker just left for home, water backing up into his basement as we speak.
A co-worker of mine didn't come in today due to water in his basement.

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Did they say that is when they will start work or just for an inspection/estimate? Unfortunatly I will have to get them to come out as well. :-(
That's the earliest someone could come out for an initial inspection/estimate.

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That's the earliest someone could come out for an initial inspection/estimate.
Thanks.

Does anyone know if there is a semi-simple way to take down wainscoting without causing too much damage to it so that it could be replaced after the leak is fixed???

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Thanks.

Does anyone know if there is a semi-simple way to take down wainscoting without causing too much damage to it so that it could be replaced after the leak is fixed???
Damage to the wainscoting or the drywall behind it? Is it floor to ceiling or just a half wall of wainscoting? The only way to get it off is to pull it off. Sometimes they're glued, sometimes they're nailed. Just get a prybar behind it and start pulling carefully. I like to kind of "bounce" it and pull when I pull stuff like that off. Like a pull-release-pull-release-pull-release action. You can always touch it up with paint when you put it back on.

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Damage to the wainscoting or the wall? The only way to get it off is to pull it off. Sometimes they're glued, sometimes they're nailed. Just get a prybar behind it and start pulling carefully. You can always touch it up with paint when you put it back on.
Both, but mostly wainscoting. Thanks, will have to tinker with it before they come out.

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I checked the sump pump, but I de idn't check the concrete wall. We sprung a leak overnight. I had to tear apart the wall to find it. Our carpet is all wet, but the leak finally stopped. Anyone know how to fix a crack in a concrete wall?

Menards sells an epoxy kit for basement wall cracks. Its about 20-40 bucks.

plumbers cement doesn't work too well for cracks, since it will crack again if your basement settles.
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