Friday, May 6, 2016

Flooding

           Sounds like we are in for some rain over the next day or two; rain enough to test the water tightness of anybody’s basement.


            Most problems stem from the fact that the ground settles around the foundation over time, causing water to flow back in toward the foundation walls. Filling in these low spots, and actually mounding it some, will force the water to obey the laws of physics and keep its distance from the wall.

            Even better, if the problem is severe, lay some plastic on this incline and anchor it down with 1-2” stone. Even better yet, if the problem is of Noahatic proportions, establish drain tile at the base of this slope and get the water to run a safe distance away.

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