Ok, So two weeks ago I somehow managed to get a 4 day weekend. I decided to work on my garage (see my latest project posting. I was going along great from Thursday all the way until Sunday (Mother’s Day) We came home from being out for about 5 hours to find the basement had taken on 7” of water it actually crested while I was trying to come up with solutions at 8”.
Fortunatly my neighbor, his kids and some of their friends came over and started to help bail the basement out with buckets until another friend showed up with an extra utility pump which we got hooked up and going. I was up unitl around 3 AM and by 7 AM the next morning my sump pump had removed the rest of the water and the basement was completely dry. We had ServiceMaster coem out and set up fans and dehumidifiers. I wound up losing a foot of drywall and peg board around the entire perimeter of the basement. Since I had that smaller flood the week before there was not much left sitting on the floor. That box of videos you see in one of the pics and some books which I am hoping to salvage. and of course the drywall work looks like most of the wood (mostly scrap anyway) should be fine with having the driers going, I was able to get the humidity back down to 65% over the course of three days.
I know I am pretty lucky getting away with just the water damage compared to others around here and across the country. Hope all of our LumberJocks have made through this recent bout of bad weather as unscathed as possible…
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."