Questions about: flooding

Weather reports are calling for heavy rain this afternoon and evening in Atlanta, and with heavy rain come flooded basements. No matter the source of basement flooding, whether it’s a burst pipe or a leak from the outside, you can be in deep water fa
Flooding within the crawl space can be problematic since all the mechanical systems are located under the house within the space. Crawl Space Foundation Slab FoundationA slab of concrete is poured directly on the ground. This is used in areas where t
Since water will still be coming off the patio cover's roof and excess from the pool in the summer the second stage would be digging a 2 1/2' - 3' trench along the grass where it meets the brick border. Then either simply filling it to the top with s
It depends on what type of failure are you talking about. The rate at which water flows from a leak, is going to depend on the size of the leak. It could range anywhere from less than 1 ml per day, to the full supply flow rate
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)*, flooding can sometimes cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through drainpipes. These backups not only cause damage that is diffi
I am getting a backwater valve installed in the basement to prevent sewage backups. The contractor will install a backwater valve (something like this) enclosed in some access box (something like this - needs flash). The enclosure has an open bottom
Clear PVC does exist and you might be able to locate some from Commercial Industial Supply (for example). With regard to gluing wire (insulation) to PVC, a copious amount of epoxy or silicone should work. Luckily, the pressure should not be extreme
We just bought a newly constructed house. In front of it is a rectangular concrete pit, maybe 2–3 feet deep and roughly 8 feet long by 5 feet wide, with dirt at the bottom and several shrubs planted inside it. I'm not even sure what exactly it is
I've recently discovered that my mother in-law has a planter outside her kitchen window which is catching run off from her sink. There is a pool of water and a smell that can now be detected from the other side of the house. Not sure if its seeping i