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Post  Babafette on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:05 am

I'm so upset right now I need to rant. Three years ago to the day we had a burst pipe in our new house which caused about £50,000 worth of damage and took a year to repair.

This afternoon we have had torrential rain and hail and our garage has been flooded out even though we live on a hill. The neighbours further up the hill have a gravel drive and the stones have carried down with the rainwater and blocked all the gulleys. We just about managed to stop the water coming into the rest of the house but the garage is absolutely sodden and covered in mud. I just can't believe we're bailing out water again three years later. Crying or Very sad
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Post  starrystarry on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:29 am

Well that sucks. I live on a hill as well but fortunately we've not had any flooding problems.

Look on the bright side though, at least it's only the garage this time.

EDIT: You don't store your polish stash in the garage do you?
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Sally Magpie on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:51 am

Oh god, lets hope they don't replace all the gravel!
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Babafette on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 am

Well we've spent all day cleaning the drive and the garage and I'm knackered. We managed to get most of the water out quite quickly so hopefully there will be no lasting damage. The floor is concrete so it's dried out relatively fast with the door open all day, I just hope the plaster didn't get too wet.

We removed 14 wheelbarrows full of stones washed down from our neighbour's drive. Neutral
starrystarry wrote:EDIT: You don't store your polish stash in the garage do you?
No, thankfully my nail polish stash is safely stored upstairs in our bedroom.
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Sarah on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:36 am

Has your neighbour at least apologised for the stones? Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Flooded again

Post  LoolaBeanbag on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:40 am

Babafette wrote:Well we've spent all day cleaning the drive and the garage and I'm knackered. We managed to get most of the water out quite quickly so hopefully there will be no lasting damage. The floor is concrete so it's dried out relatively fast with the door open all day, I just hope the plaster didn't get too wet.

We removed 14 wheelbarrows full of stones washed down from our neighbour's drive. Neutral
starrystarry wrote:EDIT: You don't store your polish stash in the garage do you?
No, thankfully my nail polish stash is safely stored upstairs in our bedroom.

Did you dump the wheelbarrows of stones in their front garden?
Hope all's wellx
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Babafette on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:59 am

xoxo wrote:Has your neighbour at least apologised for the stones? Evil or Very Mad
Not apologised exactly, but the guy muttered something about it being a freak storm and water finding its own path. Suspect I reckon they must have felt bad though because they invited us up for dinner and drinks last night.
LoolaBeanbag wrote:Did you dump the wheelbarrows of stones in their front garden?
No because they live at the top of the rather steep hill. Even if we'd wanted to, there wasn't much chance of pushing the wheelbarrow up that to be honest, I have enough of a job walking up it! We reused a couple of the barrows on our path and then had to dump the rest in a pile out of view as there was too much grit, mud and debris mixed in with it. Neutral
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Sarah on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:04 am

Did they not even offer to help? Shocked
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Babafette on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:16 am

xoxo wrote:Did they not even offer to help? Shocked
Not really. There's also still lots of gravel in the road further up the hill which they haven't swept up.
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Re: Flooded again

Post  Sarah on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:50 am

Thats terrible Shocked
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