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server64 04-02-2011 10:36 PM

Flooding Home
I found a home with flood damage. The backyard goes down hill toward the house so I am sure that is the cause of the damage. Could I set up a circular ditch with a mound of soil or sand next to it and force the water to flow around the home and into the drain in the street?

nealtw 04-03-2011 09:54 PM

is this a basement house or crawl space or slab?

joecaption 04-04-2011 06:02 AM

Without someone being there to look at it there's little chance anyone here can do anything but guess.

inspectorD 04-04-2011 06:05 AM

I second Joes opinion, get someone out there that can see the issues combined.

server64 04-04-2011 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 55547)
is this a basement house or crawl space or slab?

It is a basement. It snowed heavy yesterday and melted fast yesterday so I checked out the basement and there was no water. I did notice water marks going down from the basement window.

nealtw 04-04-2011 10:28 PM

Is the window or windows below ground level?

KyGunator 04-25-2011 06:18 PM

pump it out of the yard, it could leak into the basement. if it does, here's a guide on repairing it:
water damage

OYLBuilders 05-14-2011 11:46 AM

Is it actually flood damage or just a drainage issue? If the property is in a flood zone then that's a whole different deal than if it's a drainage problem.

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