well, i'm peeved! we had a cold nite (about -8 c). I've got an extended
outside hose-bibb that runs from the side of the house out and across
(underneath the deck).
I guess a joint decided to let go sometime today, and proceeded to spray
(full tilt) ALL DAY. It had to be after 0800, as I was still here and would
have heard the water running in the basement. Came home about 0500 pm to
the sound of rushing water!
The way the burst happened, it had completely inundated the underside area
of the deck, and focussed itself against one section of the foundation.
Needless to say some water made its way into the basement :-(
Not very much considering the amount of water that had been poured over the
ground, but its still there. Directly below grade where the majority of the
water was focussed. The foundation is block, so it likely found a crack in
the joinery somewhere and started coming in.
Now the question - I've got it pretty well cleaned up (not much to clean up,
actually). Should I be concerned about whats happened behind there? The
house is a bilevel with the "ledge" all the way around the basement (which
is fully finished). This incident happened in the bathroom down here.
any thoughts on next steps? I'm thinking about renting a large capacity
dehumidifier and letting it run several days to pull up as much moisture as
possible. What about the insulation behind the wall? Should I be concerned
about the crack that let the water in? (its the first issue we've ever had
here in 2 years) Recommended course of action?
grrrrr.....your help is greatly appreciated.