Flooding Home

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  1. Apr 3, 2011 #1

    server64

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    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?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 #2

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    is this a basement house or crawl space or slab?
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 #3

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    Without someone being there to look at it there's little chance anyone here can do anything but guess.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 #4

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    I second Joes opinion, get someone out there that can see the issues combined.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 #5

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    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.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 #6

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    Is the window or windows below ground level?
     
  7. Apr 26, 2011 #7

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    pump it out of the yard, it could leak into the basement. if it does, here's a guide on repairing it:
    water damage
     
  8. May 14, 2011 #8

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    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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