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Mr. Cheese

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It's really coming along great. Can't wait to see it once you have it finished!
 
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So just as things are starting to come together, disaster strikes. Found out the hard way that the house needs a french drain. Behind the kitchenette is a sub area and above that are rooms on the mainfloor. Well we got about 5" of rain in the last 3 days, and it seeped through the soil and below the footing and into the sub area. From there it seeped into the game room. A good amount of water was all over the floor. I went and got a shop vac, dehumidifier and air blower. I dried up the floor and set up the dehumidifier, then my general came and brought another dehumidifier. As of now we dont think there is any permanent damage, other than maybe a little drywall or paint touch up. The concrete floor may need to be resealed. A few areas got messed up and look ugly now, pic below, but I talked to the guy who did the grind/seal job and he thinks it will all wick out. He said he will help me get it right, so thats reassuring.


What I saw when I walked in
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Where most of the water seeped through the wall.
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Bathroom, most of the water is hiding under the ram board.
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Concrete kinda ugly now with all those spots, but they should dry out.
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After cleanup. All the ram board pulled up and floor dried out. Two dehumidifiers plus a blower.
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Man that really sucks, sorry to hear :tdown: Good luck getting everything cleaned up and straightened out.
 
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Man, this sucks. Had a pipe burst in my previous apartment, and we had to move out for six weeks with the dryers running 24/7. Concrete was fine, but had to replace the wood flooring due to potential surviving mold organisms.

To make light of the situation: @SendThatStack - more like send that VAC..

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Ha, it took me a minute to get that for some reason. My dad had a pipe burst 2 thanksgivings ago and they had to redo almost their whole downstairs. Water is nothing to play around with.
 

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I know this pain all to well, we just tore everything out of basement after a power outage during my sump's cycle. I believe the power came on and the sump kicked on immediately, caused a surge, and tripped the breaker it was on. This just so happened to be one of the larger rains we had all year and water crawled through our basement due to the high water table. For reference, I had about 4-6" of drywall wet from the water wicking and it completely dried out without issue. My girlfriend's father is a General Contractor and highly recommended that fans and dehumidifers run for 4 days straight, even if dry out appears complete. The concern is behind the drywall and within the stud cavities that don't feel the air movement as well. Good luck with the floors, I have a feeling it will dry out well for ya!

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I just got back from checking it out. I think everything will be okay. I will keep the fan and dehumid running for another day or two.
 

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Glad you found out about this before you finished. Kinda a good/bad thing in a way. Looks great so far! Eager to see the final product.

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I went back today and the concrete looks fine. Also went to a stoneyard and got some samples for the countertop material

These are all quartz
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Also considering granite, but I have been told granite is dated now. This is the color I like, just a random internet photo I dont have a sample atm.
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I also like this flannel gray soapstone material.
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I went back today and the concrete looks fine. Also went to a stoneyard and got some samples for the countertop material

These are all quartz
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Also considering granite, but I have been told granite is dated now. This is the color I like, just a random internet photo I dont have a sample atm.
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I also like this flannel gray soapstone material.
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I didn’t realize quartz had become so dominant now. We put in quartz in our kitchen about 10 years ago and our friends were asking why we would do that. They believed it to be a cheap, inferior alternative. We knew it wasn’t but there was no convincing them.
 
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Will you need to build along the inside walls draining to a sump pump?
The water naturally flows to a low point in the sub area and I am going to setup a pump there as a backup. Will be getting a french drain in once things dry out a little.

I didn’t realize quartz had become so dominant now. We put in quartz in our kitchen about 10 years ago and our friends were asking why we would do that. They believed it to be a cheap, inferior alternative. We knew it wasn’t but there was no convincing them.
We put quartz in the upstairs kitchen and its really nice. Unfortunately the fabricators did poor job so we are in the middle of getting it rectified.
 
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