Saturday, September 15, 2012

mystery solved

Remember how the boy's room wall was wet and we didn't know why? Now we do!  We had a heavy rainstorm a few days ago and turns out the house has terrible drainage! It was just groundwater, not some hidden plumbing disaster.  "Just groundwater" still isn't great, of course, the carpet got all soaked and we had to vaccum it out and then dry it with the fan and blah blah, BUT the new drywall Joe put up is moisture resistant, so we won't be getting any mold (not that I worried about it from one measly rainstorm) AND now we know the cause so we can FIX it!  Can't fix what you don't know, so the rainstorm was a step in the right direction.  The next step in the right direction will be something like a french drain next to the foundation and a sump pump (all things I don't really understand, but I caught snippets of the conversation, so I'm putting it down anyway).  Ahhh, how we love our projects...

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