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  • What's the difference between a French drain and an American drain??

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    • Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69 View Post
      What are french drains?
      French drains. Ours goes around the perimeter of the basement.

      Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
      Make sure you get the drywall and carpet out....that's what I do for a living, so please don't hesitate to ask for advice if you guys don't want to pay for a restoration contractor....ok?
      Thanks, Al. I appreciate the advice. Our basement is partially finished. Really no damage. Hubby had to use the ShopVac to get the water up. The water went around the carpet.

      I feel sorry for our neighbor, though. They had a crew out yesterday. And, we have another thunderstorm going right now.

      Originally posted by 2 Minute Warning View Post
      What's the difference between a French drain and an American drain??
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      We have another weather related situation (I think). A sink hole happening in the street in front of the house next door. They've worked on it for the past month or so but it's getting worse. Pavement cracking and sinking.
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      • I did some pretty substantial french draining myself, and if we get enough water (like when it rained for 3 days earlier this year) It fills up and eventually comes up THROUGH the floor. Kind of maddening but there's really not a whole lot you can do to alter the water table where you live. I'm thinking about building up the floor so it could all run underneath and back to the drains, but the ceiling down there are only about 7 1/2 feet anyway.

        good luck

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        • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
          French drains. Ours goes around the perimeter of the basement.
          Wow. I never knew.

          I actually built something similar to this for our gutters. I created drainage paths in 4 locations and one even has a small bridge to step on as you travel the pathway.

          Interesting. And here I thought I was just clever and stuff.

          We rarely have the need for them since it's so dry in the summer and winter time they just freeze over but come spring time melting, the plan works.
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          • Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69 View Post
            Wow. I never knew.

            I actually built something similar to this for our gutters. I created drainage paths in 4 locations and one even has a small bridge to step on as you travel the pathway.

            Interesting. And here I thought I was just clever and stuff.

            We rarely have the need for them since it's so dry in the summer and winter time they just freeze over but come spring time melting, the plan works.
            Yeah, Maryland has educated me on sump pumps (why is there water in a hole in the basement?), when there's any development they have to dig a hole where the water can drain into it (instant man-made pond) and don't forget my favorite little cockroaches.

            Oh, and I never had any allergies until I got here.

            So why am I still here?
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            • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
              Yeah, Maryland has educated me on sump pumps (why is there water in a hole in the basement?), when there's any development they have to dig a hole where the water can drain into it (instant man-made pond) and don't forget my favorite little cockroaches.

              Oh, and I never had any allergies until I got here.

              So why am I still here?
              Yeah roaches love water.I seen a lot when i was in Oklahoma and Texas.In Texas they call them water bugs,the Big ones that crunch when you step on them.In Oklahama the roaches have wings,they like to fly.

              Last edited by BroncoSexyDaddy; 08-21-2011, 10:42 PM.

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              • Originally posted by BroncoSexyDaddy View Post
                Yeah roaches love water.I seen a lot when i was in Oklahoma and Texas.In Texas they call them water bugs,the Big ones that crunch when you step on them.In Oklahama the roaches have wings,they like to fly.




                When I lived in pittsburgh they used to come out of my sink drain faster than I could kill them. On the 7th floor Always put a cup on it at night... hard to sleep knowing they were there... waiting...

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                • Storm that just blew through Houston could be deemed first "real" storm of the year and worst since Ike blew through. Especially near my area of Cypress Lightning was ungodly, striking everything.

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                  • Because of a certain poster*cough*theMileHighGuy*cough*, I can't come into this thread anymore.

                    Such horrible memories.

                    Not until that picture is buried, anyway.
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                    • I'll help bury the picture!

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                      • Originally posted by BroncoSexyDaddy View Post
                        Yeah roaches love water.I seen a lot when i was in Oklahoma and Texas.In Texas they call them water bugs,the Big ones that crunch when you step on them.In Oklahama the roaches have wings,they like to fly.
                        I've had a few fly on my back before and yes...they get bigger than you might think. We do call them water bugs because if you see them that big it's usually during/after a storm or where there's alot of water buildup for a while. I hate them so my brother used to throw them on me for fun.
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                        • It has been close to 110 degrees for the past couple of weeks here in AZ. It has been like Hell.
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                          • Originally posted by Vhailor View Post
                            It has been close to 110 degrees for the past couple of weeks here in AZ. It has been like Hell.
                            We've been hitting the mid 90's for the past couple of days which is well above normal. Although today, we have several thunderstorms moving through to cool things off.

                            Everyone is focused on

                            1) Irene getting ready to smack the east coast. They get so much attention because of the population numbers.

                            2) Dallas and that heat wave that will not give them a break. Our daughter in San Antonio called and said... "We're dying here"
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                            • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
                              Because of a certain poster*cough*theMileHighGuy*cough*, I can't come into this thread anymore.

                              Such horrible memories.

                              Not until that picture is buried, anyway.

                              You should've seen the one I was GOING to post lololol.

                              it was like 4000x3000 px

                              Definitely the highest definition roach ever


                              burying!

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                              • Originally posted by theMileHighGuy View Post
                                You should've seen the one I was GOING to post lololol.

                                it was like 4000x3000 px

                                Definitely the highest definition roach ever


                                burying!
                                :nono: to high def cockroaches.

                                Thanks for going with the smaller one.
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