Friday, April 5, 2013

Down by the sea....

Okay, that may be an exaggeration.

What is not an exaggeration though is that we have water coming into our basement, and the spring melt has barely started. Should I mention that this is the house that the previous owners stated that they were not aware of it ever having water problems or water damage? $%&*! Somehow I'm thinking the truth may have been stretched, just a little.

We first noticed the water on Monday night. It looked like a shadow on the ground. We pulled the furniture away and shop-vac'ed the water that night.

(The shelving unit at the bottom of the picture has since been moved as well)

While it is not a lot of water to those whose basements are actually flooding, it is still very stressful and frustrating when we were under the impression that we would not be having any water issues. We have had approximately the same amount of water come in every day since.

We have a couple of fans running 24/7, as well as a dehumidifier and we have put out sandbags to try to stem the flow of water. Apparently the problem is that the ground along the house is frozen solid and the water cannot get into the ground enough to get down to the weeping tile.

The icing on the cake is that mother nature still hasn't figured out that it is April...

Oh, the joys of home ownership.