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#49 Kevin Greene

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

jesus. build a dike.



Fug that, build an ark.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

Both.


yep. neighbor had to do this. had a pump for years and went french drain. its the ONLY way.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

w/ your proximity to the creek you definitely need a pump.



French Drain won't help with that much water. In fact, a sump pump might not work for the same reason! Depends no what you hook it too. You may want to think about sandbags!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

based on your description and the pics, I gotta agree with
1) both and
2) get a pro

you might want to look in to the permaseal thing for the crawl too.
last thing you need is a mold issue, cuz when it is time to sell (if ever) the remediation process is a giant PITA.

#53 Mrs Pantherfan

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

I've got a friend of mine that runs his own company coming out on Saturday to look at it...The pics were a one time flood thing..that's the only time I've ever seen it that high and we never get water under the house from the creek..it's only from the water coming down the front yard

thanks ya'll for the advice :)

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

jesus. build a dike.


If we're going to get biblical she should build an ark

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

first...ain't no sump pump in the world going to save you from a tropical storm!

best but most expensive option will be to have your yard regraded based on your comment of rain water soaking the front yard and all. We had to do this at one of our previous homes and it wasn't cheap, but it worked like a damn.

If that's simply not an option, then go with the sump pump. It will be far easier and cheaper to install than the drainage etc. As others have said, also check where your eaves drain etc. That's a huge amount of water you could be adding to the problem if they aren't installed and draining properly.

I personally recommend installing a s

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

how does one install an s?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

by hitting enter before hitting the next letter.....duh

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Whatever you do, do something. I've had all sorts of interior problems due to foundation settling because of drainage problems. You don't want to deal with foundation issues.