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  1. Plumbing
    Hi, first off let me be honest and say I am pretty damn ignorant when it comes to home repair, construction, plumbing etc so please bear with me. I have a flooding/leak problem in my basement and I'm trying to figure out what's going on and who I should call first to come check it out. I can't...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi guys! First time home owner here recently purchased a 1993 home where the home inspection came back amazing. It was raining lightly the day of inspection. Fast forward and we had a pretty good size rain that left my walkway right outside my front door looking like the picture below. I was...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Have a question on concrete flooring. We did the grinding and acid staining of our hallway flooring, plus a coat of sealer. A hot water pipe burst over christmas while we were away and flooded the house for a day. The concrete in the bedrooms (that had been finished before) dried fine, but...
  4. Blog
    As a homeowner, you know how important it is to protect your home from flooding. One of the most vulnerable areas to flooding is the basement. Much of the plumbing of a house runs through the basement. It is also the easiest place for water to collect, whether it is from an internal burst pipe...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    :beta1:homeowner questions I do not have pictures yet, but I will attach. Situation is this. I have a old house, front of the house is the old style "rock/morter" foundation. The morter is turning into dirt. Iv done little patches here and there but with the increase of water seaping in is not...
  6. Flooring
    Sorry this is long- I have been working on my daughter's bedroom. It is a back bedroom and we have had problems with flooding in this house. It seems like our house is lower than my nieghbors so when it floods everyones runoff comes to my backyard. My daughter's room is at the back of the...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi Everyone, (see attached image for a rough sketch of what I am describing) My house sits on a lot with a gentle and consistent downward slope from back to front. Rainwater runs from my backyard towards the deck and then around the house to a drainbox that drains to the street. The problem is...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I've seen them, but no one i know has made one. Basically, our garage and our back patio flood every time it rains. It starts by pooling on the patio, and then slowly seeps under the back door and part of the wall which faces the patio. In the long run, I am going to replace the door and part...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I recently had a leak in my water heater that flooded an entire apartment that I own. The apartment was empty at the time and it seems like the water level did not exceed the height of the floorboards (~1.5 to 2 inches). The floorboards and some walls have developed mold. I plan on...
  10. Flooring
    We recently had our sump pump fail and our basement flooded. We had the carpets pulled out and have had the industrial fans working for two days to dry things. The contractor that we hired is recommending that we have someone tear out the pergo flooring as they feel we will not be able to...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I, like many other people I've seen in these forums, am having a problem with drainage. I live on a hill so my yard when looking at my house from the street slopes from left to right. In fact, the hill is steep enough that it allows me to have a walk-in basement door. The problem is that the...
  12. Plumbing
    We just bought an "as is" property. The builder is nowhere to be found and I have this huge problem with basement flooding. Everytime it rains constantly for 3 or 4 days water accumulates to about 4 or 5 inches in my basement. When I walk through the water I can hear and see bubble in the...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hello. I live in a house that was built in 1952 and just recently finished my basement. We have a very slight issue with water intrusion on 1 unfished wall, but only when it pours for days.I know the spot where it is leaking in from, and have determined that the grading along that side of my...
  14. Appliances
    We have a 3 month old dishwasher that has just started flooding. It seems to flood at about minute 26 or 27 of the 90 minute cycle. It seems that the drain is not pumping as if you open the door the water level is actually at the level of the door and there is more water on the floor. We do NOT...
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