Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Showers….

…bring wet basements. Yes, I know they are supposed to bring May flowers, but this spring the frequent rainy weather we’ve been experiencing and the prior melting of a record amount of snow has lead to a reoccurring wet spot in our basement whenever we get heavy rains. And guess what … so far it has rained about everyday this week, and Jens is gone so that leaves me here to try to deal with it by my lonesome.

Nobody likes a wet basement, but it’s even worse when it occurs in a finished part of the basement which is carpeted and dry-walled. The first it occurred we thought it was due to our sump pump not operating correctly, but we’ve now replaced it and it’s operating just fine and water is freely flowing into the sump from our drain tile.

It appears to be a localized issue as only one spot continues to get wet when it rains and it appears wettest next to the exterior wall. So now we are back to diagnosing the issue which unfortunately will likely mean tearing out some drywall to investigate our block foundation for a crack. Honey if you’re reading this, now might be a good time to buy me a dremel multitool for Mother’s Day (hint, hint). Hopefully what we uncover is not too ugly!

Oh and as for the May flowers, the daffodil bulbs I planted last fall have finally started blooming this week so although it’s not technically May I’ll take them over the April showers anytime.