Friday, September 12, 2008
Everything flows downstream
Or, in my case, down into my yard. True to her word, my insurance adjuster hired a plumber with a camera and scope to come out and "see snake" my drain. His findings? The water that empties from my sump pump, which is supposed to travel through the yard via a small black corrugated pipe and into my french drain (why do they call it a french drain? Is is common in France? Must do some research on that.), never actually reaches my french drain. It travels 4 or 5 feet, then stops, seeps back into my yard, and re-enters my house, is pumped back out, and continues to make this cyclical journey until my sump pump motor finally cries "uncle" and gives up. What to do from here? Dig up my yard to find out why and try to repair it. Cost to me? A mere $800.00 or so. And the hits just keep on coming.