After my house flooded from I thought I would share what I've learned

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sometimes rain barrels cannot hold a big rain storm and if they have water in them already they are useless .I have a 500 gallon tank under ground where 2 of my gutters dump into and it was empty because of the drought but after this storm I had to take the top off to allow the water to come out the top as the side top drain could not handle the deluge of rain .The tank is all in gravel with a stone bed on top that is 40 ft long by 30 ft wide and 40+ feet deep and all gravel so plenty of space for water to go .When you get flooding rains it shows nothing may help
 
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Called again today. He said my bid will be ready tomorrow evening. I better check the going rate on children. I'm keeping my daughter. My son......let's just say he should have mowed the lawn when I told him! :playful:
 
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hope your insurance company picks up most of it .When my fridge line got pinholes in it and ruined my floors my insurance company paid ,since it was a hidden leak .They paid out over 7000 dollars to replace the flooring and they ended up having to replace the flooring in the laundry room since it all was the same flooring .40x 15 feet of flooring is not cheap and then ended up replacing half bath floor because it was the same flooring also .The floor I had down was not made any more so they could not come close to a match so replacing it all had to be done .Shame because the floors in those rooms were fine .Shaw floors do not make this type any more .
 
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hope your insurance company picks up most of it .When my fridge line got pinholes in it and ruined my floors my insurance company paid ,since it was a hidden leak .They paid out over 7000 dollars to replace the flooring and they ended up having to replace the flooring in the laundry room since it all was the same flooring .40x 15 feet of flooring is not cheap and then ended up replacing half bath floor because it was the same flooring also .The floor I had down was not made any more so they could not come close to a match so replacing it all had to be done .Shame because the floors in those rooms were fine .Shaw floors do not make this type any more .
Wish it would but we had a pipe burst under the slab a few years ago and they had to pay for new flooring throughout the whole house so it would match. Somewhere north of 50k.
 

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that was the budget for the flooring and installation was another check .I have really had a hard time finding vinyl click lock flooring until I found 1 company online .I wanted tile look and seems most of it is wood look .I do not like tiles it is to hard on the back and legs and you drop things on it and then it shatters or breaks the tile .I wanted something easy to take care of .I sure am not getting any younger .I do not want wood floors either .I had laminate floors put in the whole house and only 2 kinds ,1 wood look 1 tile look .I love that it takes little effort to take care of it .Good gosh my house is 2440 sq. ft. and back in 2004 it was only 15 thousand for flooring and install and that included the cost to seal all the plywood under the floors .That is what saved them from being ruined also .No plywood damage at all .2 coats of sealer was worth it
 
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Well we got the bid. 6300. *passes out* Its ok because I prepared the wife for 8 so it wasn't so bad. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and video from the cameras so you guys can see what they are doing. If anyone wants to see the bid let me know and I'll find a way to post it.
 
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Sorry with the late pictures but they finally finished last week!

8 catch basins, 6 inch tubing and 3 4 inch exit points!

The best part is no more sump pump on that side of the house which I love!















 
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Thanks for the update! I was just thinking about you — we’ve had 5” of rain in the past 24 hrs.......and it snowed this morning!
You are too darn sweet :)

We also had a ton of rain in only 15 minutes that night we got 1 inch and it ran like a champ! :)
 
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What an extensive project! We had to do something similar many years ago in my first marriage. We've had foundation repairs in our current house, extra gutters and regrading....but we still have the original sump pump for one side of the house.
 
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Where I live no sump pumps allowed anymore, the town is phasing them out.
Recently I was told that sump pumps are just a bandaid, that the type of work you're doing is what's needed. Before we bought our house a sump pump was installed. Since that time we've that the other two sides of our foundation worked on, repairs of cracks, sealing, more gutters and regrading etc. They told us we needed a deeper pit for the sump, which we did....but I wish the previous owners had solved the problem differently.
 
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