DVC500 at last wrote: No footing drains installed was a way for the contractor to save some bucks. I'm surprised the building inspector didn't catch that. Can you get a set of the plans, and see if footing drains were originally designed to be installed?
Wow, I gotta get the plans. Great point Chris. The town was coming here a year and two years later finishing inspections, unbelievable. I hear that man, the water goes toward
Rick 386 wrote:And if you experience frequent black outs, hook up an outside recepticle for the generator. Tell her that since you proved it will work your way, it needs to be done properly now. With a proper recepticle, she could hook it up herself !!!
She couldn't pull the cord enough to start it. They're getting older, he's a decorated Viet Vet, white collar guy, just had hips replaced; house maintenance not his interest. Irene was the worst blackout here in 25 years at least. Usually lose power briefly only in the spring when squirrells hit the wires.
This water rise is only twice a year or so. I'm gaining on it. I'd love to see the outside dug up and drained properly. I don't have the equipment to excavate.
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The product description is incredible. But I could see applying it and having it blow up like a water balloon like in the Three Stooges
This is nothing compared to the pics Richard put up.