We've had a huge amount of rain this year in NH, the most in 70 years, and
it's caused water in the basement. I don't think it's anything I can fix,
though. The water is coming in one corner only, and it didn't get higher
than 1/4". I'm pretty sure it's not a gutter problem because one wall of
that corner has an enclosed deck over it and the ground there is bone dry.
The other wall is the flat side of the house, so no gutters to add. And
I'm on a hill, a good 15 ft above the road. I'm guessing it's ground water
just passing through on it's way down the hill.
So, assuming this may happen again, and it's not going to get any deeper,
what would be my best option for a new floor? We were thinking vinyl, since
it's cheap enough, if I do it myself, that if it were to get ruined I'll
just do it again.
Another thought was carpet tiles. I could just lift and dry out the wet ones
should we get another 70-year flooding. But these can be expensive.
Then we noticed DRIcore tiles, http://www.dricore.com and wondered if this
could be a solution. It's got a dimpled plastic-like membrane under OSB.
The only concern I have with this is if water did make its way in, how
would it get out? Could seepage eventually seep back down once the ground
Any other ideas?