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Old 10-30-2015, 07:59 PM   #16
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We have had COPIOUS amounts of rainfall this calendar year. Record rainfalls and TONS of flooding. My house is literally smack dabin the middle of a big hill and a large creek.

I've had to install the trench drain, gutters, and ultimately a "wall" to divert the water around the house. Here are a couple really good pictures of the "wall" working excellently.

So much water comes down the hill that the trench drain had no chance whatsoever with the amount of the rain that fell. In a "normal" rain it performs well.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:06 PM   #17
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considered raising the house a couple feet?
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considered raising the house a couple feet?
Considered it briefly. The cost was kind of a non-starter!
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I have a lot of respect for a DIYER when they can accomplish the amount of work you have done in that period of time. Nice work and transformation of your home. Looks good. I hope you enjoy it.
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I have a lot of respect for a DIYER when they can accomplish the amount of work you have done in that period of time. Nice work and transformation of your home. Looks good. I hope you enjoy it.
Really appreciate that, man! So far I've really been enjoying it. Knock on wood, nothing has fallen apart. lol

I hope that the pictures do it justice; I feel like they don't totally represent just how much got done. Haha There are just so many things that aren't exactly noticeable that got done. Added electrical outlets (entire house rewired from new breaker box to every outlet), added lights to every closet and hallway, new gas line from meter to house to every receptacle, new water line from meter to house to every receptacle, attic insulation, and the list goes on and on and on and on.

Trust me when I say that there was more than one person that didn't think I was ever going to move in. lol There were also things that I spent a bunch of time on and then utlimately got scrapped. One example is the guest bathroom tub; I spent several evenings on it cleaning it and scraping off old caulk, etc. and then wound up beating it with a sledgehammer and putting in a corner shower. So there was basically an entire weeks worth of evenings spent on that and now it's been melted down and turned into something else and is probably driving down the road. lol But this sort of thing happened on several projects. Tried something, didn't work, lost time and money, and then tried something else. I reckon everyone has been there at some point!

Anyway, thanks for the props!
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