That would qualify, probably, as the sci-fi feat of the century :o) I
suppose some quirk of absorption could cause something like that, plus a
small, invisible geyser coming through the floor :o) Jeesh, I've never
had water collect on top of a rise.
Something else just came to mind. Teenagers in the house? Mebbe they
had an accident of some sort, had to clean it up, and couldn/t tell mom
and dad about it :o) Check the roof, though, and keep an eye on the
Same accident twice, one year apart? Ummm....they are teenagers, so I
probably shouldn't put anything past them.
Also, there may be aquifers in this area. Maybe we're lucky enough to
have one right underneath the house that every once in a while wants to
remind us that it's there....
I had a mysterious wet spot in my basement, as well, a while back.
A very noticable amount of water, about 6 feet from the nearest wall,
but the surrounding floor/walls/ceiling were bone dry. No cracks,
no seepage, and so on. It drove me nuts.
I found the source one day when I went down into the basement
one morning - water had accumulated in a window well, and once
it got deep enough, it jetted across the room through the edge of
the window for just a moment. The path of the stream dried out within
an hour, while the area with the puddle stayed wet for a day. If I
hadn't gone down to the basement at exactly the right moment, I'd
probably have thought it was aliens, too. ;-)
LOL! That's amazing, Rich! (And I'm not laughing AT you, I'm
laughing...TOWARD you ;-] ).
Our basement windows are actually about 4"-6" above grade, not in
window wells, so we probably aren't victims of capricious spitting
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