The Damn garage is flooded again! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2004, 10:01 AM
Tazz
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: amherst,ohio
Age: 66
Posts: 2,049
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Damn garage is flooded again!

I cleaned out all the water, dried everything off and the garage flooded again! This time even worse than before! I wonder if my insurance covers this? Thats a lot of work drying everything out and clearing out all that water, nearly over my shoe top this time!! The snow melts and the water runs under the garage door and into the middle of the floor, the drain dosn't work, must be full of dead mice again! I bet my insurance dosn't cover this!! I have been here 10 years and this has NEVER happened before??


Tazz


Rat Rods Rule!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2004, 10:29 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,898
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 260 Times in 213 Posts
Sounds to me, you have a drainage problem outside. Any way you can trench the water away outside?


Sounds like your floor is below ground level. Water doesn't flow uphill.
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2004, 10:56 AM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys
 

Last journal entry: Garage Toys
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 58
Posts: 3,058
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
I'd call the insurance company and see. Down here there are floods everywhere. They had an apartment complex in the news that had to be evacuated twice this week due to flooding. The ground is froze and when the snow starts to melt it cannot seep in. Heading up north yesterday it looks like small lakes everywhere. I don't think I ever remember it looking like this before either.

Kevin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2004, 10:30 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Derby, KS
Age: 51
Posts: 34
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This will not be covered under a homeowners policy. No question.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2004, 05:51 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Montvale, NJ
Age: 58
Posts: 222
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm having similar problems as well. I have a ranch style house with a 2 car garage in the basement. The driveway was exavated about 3 feet below grade and surrounded by either a 2' stone wall at the end with a piece of 6" PVC pipe going to the easemet behind my property or the soil is banked. I'd love to see the jeanyus who did the elevations on my house! The imaginary grade level is about 3-4' high at my garage doors.

The water table is high and I have water perculating through my new asphalt driveway, appron going into my garage and in my garage. My driveway is full of ice from the water comming up.

I've resorted to putting a sump pump in the corner of my basement by the garage where I'm having problems. I've just about finished and boy did that do the trick! My garage is dry along with the apron. Now I just have to waite for the ice to melt in my driveway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2004, 06:19 AM
mikeweyman's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: 2 years later
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 581
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
get a piece of steel pipe 3 or 4 inch,more than the width of the door.rip the pipe length wise to create what looks like eavestrough. chip out the asphalt or gravel directly in front of the door and to the low side.embed the pipe so that when the water goes toward the door, it goes into the pipe and away.the trough isn't big enough to cause problems.
this will work in most cases, you will know if it can help you.mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.