This is the first blog of the summer months. Can you believe it? Wow this year is flying by.
If you follow me on Facebook, you know we had a ton of rain in May. So much rain on already soggy ground, that water made its way into our house. Not like you’d expect through doors or windows. No this was through the foundation at the back of our house. Our house sits way below the road with quite a slope behind us.
We should have dealt with the issue when we first discovered it back six years ago during the remodel, but everything costs more than you expect, and our contractors slapped down extra concrete and slanted it away from the house. That worked for a while.
Then another giant rain came a few years ago and sure enough the water still got in. We checked about putting in a French drain, but yikes, more money than we wanted to spend right then. So my wonderful husband found sealer to put all along the back. You know what it is. You’ve seen the adds on TV. And that stuff worked! We didn’t have any more water seeping into the house.
Until Sunday night, when the deluge hit on ground already soggy from days and days of rain. The water oozed in.
We soaked it up with towels. The next day I rented a water vac from Home Depot. But that was super labor intensive and got little water from underneath the floor. That’s where it was now. When you stepped on the kitchen floor, water seeped up between the cracks.
One of my daughters has a de-humidifier. Yea! I cannot say enough good things about this device. Even now when water doesn’t seep up through the cracks, this thing sucks the water out of the air or floor or somewhere. I empty the vat, put it back together and turn it on. My daughter says this may take a week.
But I think we’re saving our floors.
And we’re going to bite the bullet and get the drainage taken care of.
Do you have experience with drainage issues? Or floods in your house? These experiences remind me of how much I take for granted in the daily living of my life when most things work they way they’re supposed to.
I sent COMPROMISE off to my Beta Readers! Thank you, Teresa, Barbara, and Julie. Your assistance is invaluable.
I’ve scheduled an in person Book Signing for Sunday, June 27 at Leaves Books and Tea Shop at 120 St. Louis Ave, #101 just south of downtown Fort Worth. Good parking. Thank you, Tina, for hosting me. I’ll have copies of all my books. This is the first book signing for TAINTED which released in fall of 2020 in the middle of the pandemic.
If you live in the Fort Worth area, I hope you’ll be able to stop by. As always, I’d love to hear from you.