Friday, September 9, 2011


Yesterday the DC area was hit with some major rainfall. It was intense!  We watched as the water built up in the backyard, and then made a river that flowed out towards the street. (see 2nd photo)

There were a few houses in our neighborhood whose basements were flooded, so we were lucky.
I found some water in our basement- a puddle, really. It wasn't too bad. Some water had infiltrated the cinderblock wall in one spot, and had formed a large puddle. Luckily, it was in the unfinished part of the basement, in a storage area where everything is in plastic bins... so there was no harm done. I sucked up all the water with the shopvac, and it was an easy fix.  I will definitely be looking into waterproofing that wall in the near future!

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