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March 25, 2004

basement, water

well, the good news is that the plumber didn't find a leak.

the bad news is... neither of us could figure out where the hell all the water is coming from in my basement.

it's seeping up from the floor in four distinct locations, all in a line. sounds suspicious, right? but all of my plumbing is above ground, in the basement. if a line coming into the house were leaking, it would be spraying and we could see it.

he did test to be sure my main sewer line out isn't the issue, and it's not-- no water movement occured around it while lots of water was running in the bathroom.

the water meter isn't moving when everything is shut off.

so.. given that we've had dry weather for about a week, where the heck is it coming from? it seems to be some kind of ground water seepage, but the rate of seepage is astounding. i've cleaned up the excess water three or four times in the last day, left the dehumidifier on full blast, both fans on and windows open. normally this will dry the place right out in no time, but instead now it just stays wet.

NFC, as my co-worker tom says.

Posted by lisa at March 25, 2004 09:47 AM | TrackBack


went home at lunch today; turned off the main water to the house and cleared the excess water in the basement for the zillionth time.

if i don't have fresh puddles when i get home, i'm not sure if i'll be more disturbed, or less.

maybe my house was built on a spring and it does this every year and i've just never noticed before. this is the most attention i've ever paid to the water situation down there.

Posted by: lisa on March 25, 2004 01:15 PM

got home-- fresh puddles. so the puddling and the high meter reading (which may yet turn out to be a mistake) are pretty much definitely not connected in any direct way.

Posted by: lisa on March 25, 2004 06:45 PM

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