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Water in basement

Lovely way to wake up in the morning with water in the basement.

Looks like the pump we had could not keep up with the storm water coming in from the city sewer.

So, 90% of the subfloor and laminate in basically ruined.

It will give me something to do on the weekend I guess.

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ma nature, bad for riding and basements. sux

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No water in basement this time, but we're stuck in the driveway by 2 feet of water. An Audi tried fording it and got stuck. I might be able to get out with my SUV since the intake is by the hood.


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The people across the street a little lower than us so the water came in the basement windows. 6-7 feet of water in their basement.

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We flooded over memorial weekend...... Fully finished,,,,,,or was.

Still working on putting it together....... Really sucks.


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No water in basement this time, but we're stuck in the driveway by 2 feet of water. An Audi tried fording it and got stuck. I might be able to get out with my SUV since the intake is by the hood.

Wow. I guess I'm happy we only lost power.

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We didn't have a 6-foot flood in my house, but we did lose power all night, so our sump failed. My family spent 6 hours taking water from the basement outside to try and save our basement. Didn't work.

Welp, not buying a bike this season.
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Everyone who has basements, or r in low areas, should buy a new sump pump every 4 years, AND have a battery back up. Sorry to hear that guys. Pumps r normally about $100 bucks so it's not too expensive.

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Our pump is 3 years old, so it'll get replaced next year. My dad's just going to get a generator and an emergency sump to use as a backup. We do not like this happening.
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We have a rider on out home insurance that covers flooding. I believe it's $100 a year. If piece of mind. We have state farm, so Pete should be able to tell you about it.
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Well just finished tearing out the pergo and the dri-core sub-floor.

Now we have to clean up all the mess.

All the water came in through the shower drain in the basement, so we really have to tear everything out because I really don't want to be dealing with mold later on. Had just enough to cover 90% of the subfloor and 75% of the pergo with water.

About 3 or 4 years ago we flooded when we were re-doing the basement, so I put about 2 feet of hardy-backer on the walls in case we got water again. So the good news is that the drywall is o.k.

The water must have came in in a hell of a hurry as well, cause I have a pump in the catch basin of the house in case of backup. I guess it just couldn't keep up with the influx.

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No water in basement this time, but we're stuck in the driveway by 2 feet of water. An Audi tried fording it and got stuck. I might be able to get out with my SUV since the intake is by the hood.

Wow!

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The people across the street a little lower than us so the water came in the basement windows. 6-7 feet of water in their basement.
That would be a nightmare.

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We flooded over memorial weekend...... Fully finished,,,,,,or was.

Still working on putting it together....... Really sucks.


Sorry to hear it Glenn.


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Well it is not as if you'd be out riding or anything.

We are also trying to rent our house out, so that will be put on hold for a while.

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We didn't have a 6-foot flood in my house, but we did lose power all night, so our sump failed. My family spent 6 hours taking water from the basement outside to try and save our basement. Didn't work.

Welp, not buying a bike this season.
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We have a rider on out home insurance that covers flooding. I believe it's $100 a year. If piece of mind. We have state farm, so Pete should be able to tell you about it.
Yes, I work with Pete a few months ago to get sewer backup coverage. I called him this morning and will be working with him on Monday to get things sorted.

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Glenn, I have some flooring from ikea and heavy duty padding. It's the tundra antique effect. I have 16 boxes of flooring (and some scrap you can have for free), ikea wants $30 a box. I'll sell for half, $15 to you. The padding is the top of the line quiet walk. I have 4 full sealed rolls (and a half you can have for free). Lumber Liquidators sells it on closeout for $50 each, I'll take $20 a roll. All the info on the flooring is on The Ikea website. I have it in my living room and both upstairs bedrooms and love it. I have three dogs and my living room is very heavy traffic and it looks fantastic. I can help deliver if needed. Hope this helps you to rebuild.
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Bummer Glenn. At least you had the foresight to protect the walls...much tougher than the floor.

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Flooding absolutely sucks.
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Glenn, I have some flooring from ikea and heavy duty padding. It's the tundra antique effect. I have 16 boxes of flooring (and some scrap you can have for free), ikea wants $30 a box. I'll sell for half, $15 to you. The padding is the top of the line quiet walk. I have 4 full sealed rolls (and a half you can have for free). Lumber Liquidators sells it on closeout for $50 each, I'll take $20 a roll. All the info on the flooring is on The Ikea website. I have it in my living room and both upstairs bedrooms and love it. I have three dogs and my living room is very heavy traffic and it looks fantastic. I can help deliver if needed. Hope this helps you to rebuild.
Thanks for the offer, but I am unsure what direction we are going to go at the moment for flooring. I should know by Friday so I will contact you then and let you know.

Really appreciate the offer.

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Bummer Glenn. At least you had the foresight to protect the walls...much tougher than the floor.

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Thanks Tom. Good news is that I got a lot done today so tomorrow I can watch Casey Stoner win.

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Thanks Tom. Good news is that I got a lot done today so tomorrow I can watch Casey Stoner win.

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I knew that was coming!

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