What a sick sense of humor Mommy has with our Caturday Art project today. Our week has been all about water, water, water...and while I'm not allowed in our basement, (which typically drives me crazy), this week it hasn't been such a bad thing.
It all started about three weeks ago when we got close to two inches of rain in one day. The next morning Mommy found water on the basement floor in a place it's never been before. But she figured it was just a bit of foundation seepage with the bit of snow melt we had in addition to the rain. She put papers down, it dried right up and was forgotten about.
Fast forward to a week ago Wednesday. After only about a quarter inch of rain the water reappeared in the exact same place. Mommy put papers down again but this time the floor didn't dry up. As a matter of fact, more and more water kept appearing, saturating newspaper after newspaper. She looked online for information on how to detect a leak by monitoring the water meter but nothing showed up. My grandpa even wondered if there was a broken pipe outside leaking in. Finally on Tuesday night when the sump pump came on she ran downstairs to see if she could detect water coming from anywhere.
She immediately discovered water gushing from two corroded holes on the drum cover of the cast iron drainage pipe. So every time the sump pump came on, water was pouring out. She got a bucket to put under it and the floor is finally drying.
Her dad thinks he can either replace the cover or use some fancy plumbing tape to cover it up. That's this weekend's project.
Wish us luck.
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