His first plan of attack is to try to remediate the water (dampness really, not standing water) in the basement. The walls have been wet for weeks now and never seem to dry. Of course, we've had much more rain this summer so far (about 3 times the normal amount), and seeing as the basement is halfway underground, a little dampness is to be expected, but it's getting a little ridiculous and must be taken care of.
Tom's Plan of Attack:
Change the grade of soil around the exterior so water flows away and not towards the building.
|How Tom spent his Father's Day.|
|This is what 2,600 pounds of topsoil looks like!|
Seal around the foundation on the parking lot side.
|Foundation sealed and Tom and his dad put extensions on some of |
the downspouts to get the water away from the building.
|We already know this sealant works because we had a downpour|
later in the day and water was pooled in these 2 spots -
water that would have previously gone in the basement. Success!
We also had an extra pair of hands helping us today. Anybody recognize this guy?
|Pop was chopping out the weeds around the building - a|
much-needed and tough job!
|Can you believe he's taking a break already??|
|On a positive note, check out the length of that|