January 21, 2009
When Karen and I first looked at the house, we knew that there was a problem in the cellar with water getting in. After every rain storm we would see a cascade of water from the back wall flowing into the center of the cellar. The concrete patio and the drainage pipes from the back yard were cracked and broken. This let all the water in the cellar back wall.
We have since rebuilt the patio and replaced all the drainage pipes. I am formally trained as a metalsmith, so to see all these large metal shapes in one spot so precisely arranged, gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling inside. I have only one word to describe them: Art. I never thought I would be so into pipes. Thanks Randy and Erik!
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You're very welcome!! And a HUGE THANKS goes out to Munchin and Manny!! Those guys did an unbelievable job in what was an unbelievably short time frame!! Too bad Mike couldn't put up glass walls so that the rest of their "artwork" could be shown.
There is nothing more frustrating then a leaky basement! I have had two now. Each needing special work. Our first house needed the foundation to be exposed, then we had a special sealant placed on it. No one would guaranteed the work because our foundation was made of cinder block. Oh well, it hasn't leaked 3 years later. So far so good.
Our second house sounds more like your leak, all it needed was proper drainage. We are crossing our figures that is all this house needs is proper drainage.
Again, congrats on getting your leak fixed. Nothing worse then seeing water places it shouldn't be.
Now that looks like an expensive plumbing job... change over to PVC would have saved some bucks instead of using all those expensive fittings.
Your article caught my eye in the May issue of TOH. Kevin, did you happen to grow up in Kingston, NY? You look like a childhood friend of my brother's. firstname.lastname@example.org