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We've begun moat construction

Harkening back to the days of yore, we've decided to put a moat around our house. We hired the least expensive contractor who unfortunately dug INSIDE our castle. How would you like to come home to this?








I don't mean to brag, but how many of you have a babbling brook in your basement?

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Damn,you got a high water table huh? He's excavating on the outside as well?

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It's a one lane swimming pool for your pet rat.
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OMG!!!!!!!

Have you had Naomilla look over what the hell he is doing?????

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The best way to deal with that is to shut the door and don't go down there again.[8)]
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It's a one lane swimming pool for your pet rat.
Good one!![:D]

My wife is taking the hit for this one. It appears her overzealous planting of willows near the house could be the culprit. Willows have fast roots that seek out water and being quite the green thumb, she knew this. We think the roots got into the drain tiles. No out door excavation. Too costly. It's better to deal with the inconvenience.

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RE: We've begun moat construction

is this what a sump pump is for? i think i heard a sump pump joke recently.

is it a daylight basement? or do you have to try and suck up the moisture yourself? a couple of windows would help, im guessing.

you need a shop vac, huh.

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im sure its not fun-- my room has flooded a couple times... oh the joys of living in hobbit holes down below normal people.

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You need to put in a sump pump.
One of my guest houses has the system you have because it's located not far from a salt lake. Inside trenches work but the foundation will suffer. In my case that house is a loss because the salt water is so damaging.
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I'm learning quite a bit about waterproofing lately. The drain tiles which basically look like black pvc downspouts with holes in them lay around the circumferance of the building. The water travels into the holes and runs to the sump. When clogged, the water just goes into the house.

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You are worst tenant ever. Look for the sheriff Monday with an eviction notice. Last rental property I ever invest in...

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