Now for some bad news...referring to the post title "Arctic Flood '08". Monday night, our next door neighbor came over to warn us that water was leaking into their house on the top level, and since we share a wall, we may want to check out our house. (For those of you who don't know, we live in a 3 story townhouse, so we share walls on both sides of our house.) Sure enough, we found water seeping through the carpet on all four corners on the third level. We found out it's a problem that is happening with many of these townhomes, since they are only 4 years old, it's a flaw in the design of the homes. The bigger problem is the construction company can't do anything until all the snow and ice melt off the roofs, so the flooding in our house will get worse. They told us we can pull back the carpet and padding and put up a towel barrier to help soak up the water that's coming in. Eventually it will soak through the floor, and come in through the ceiling on our second level, which is our living room and kitchen. We pulled back all the carpet that was wet, ripped out the padding, made towel barriers and put a fan and dehumidifier (thank you Waddoups family for lending the dehumidifier) in our room to dry things out. Here are some pics of the snow, ice and our latest remodel.
An inch or so of ice covered everything!