It was good you rained my friend Arden and I out of our scheduled golf game!
Instead, we went for dinner. And it rained steady from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. After dinner, we decided to drop by the house, as Arden hadn't seen it since he helped me spread some sand around the basement, before we poured concrete!
And with a crack of thunder, it began to hail. And pour rain. In buckets.
And the rain began to fill the window well near the basement suite door. The same window that leaked in the last rain storm.
|Torrential rain. We were soaked.|
The lack of flooding is a tribute to Ken Albrecht, our cribber, who did an amazing job with the foundation! I am so glad I asked for a waterstop in the footing key. And perhaps it is the luck of our site- as the water, when it does disappear behind the ground surface, manages to go somewhere.
|A few inches away from diaster!|
I am also wondering why the sump pit didn't fill more often- during other rains and snow melts. And why it didn't fill fast in today's down pour. Is the weeping tile clogged or plugged with sand? Is the water finding other courses below the surface?
|And there she blows! Sump pump spitting|
out the water!
|Yay! A sump pit with a very low water level!|
I am wondering why it hasn't filled more often.
Again, thank you so much, Arden- for helping me narrowly avoid disaster in the basement. I can't imagine the havoc all that water would have created had it come through the window. And we'll have to re-schedule golf! I owe you big.