A night in which the basement floor pays for itself

19 Mar 2008 by admin, No Comments »

Several years ago, we waterproofed & finished our basement to make it usable living space. Prior to getting work done, our water issues were so bad that at times there appeared to be a stream running across the basement floor. In the years since it has been waterproofed, there had not been a single moisture problem. Until last night.
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Our sump pump was overwhelmed by the massive amount of rain our region is getting. There were giant puddles all over the floor. The very floor that John and I felt guilty for buying. When we finished the rooms, we didn’t want to add carpet and both really longed for industrial rubber-like flooring. The problem was that it was twice the price of carpeting and buying it was a serious splurge for us. Well…..if we had carpeted, we’d be paying today for new carpeting. Instead, I hit the floors with a mop and all is as good as new. No more guilt about the floor for me…..but now on to finding out how to deal with the sump pump.

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