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7/22/2011 – Flood #2

Here is the first attempt at grading the new dirt after the excavation of the sewer:


Here are the results after a heavy downpour – The rain can’t drain with the existing steps and sidewalk, so it ends up in the basement seeping in through the walls:

7/15/2011 – Basement Flood

At least this time it was not from a sewer backup!  We received a lot of rain in a short amount of time.  Driving home from work after dropping a co-worker off, the streets were flooding and driving was a challenge.  Combine that with my drain spouts that need replaced and the front lawn not being finished, this is what it looked like:

Front yard:



At least all of the water was able to drain.  In the morning from 3:00am-6:30am I was mopping up the floor.  Just about back to normal now!


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