Rob at Good Services Plumbing has resolved Lake Garfield into a few puddles – thank god. Longer term, I think we’re looking at a sump near the back door where most of the inflow comes from. There’s also the option of “2 1/2 days of Jose” – which would mean trenching a route through the middle of the basement for some drain-pipes to get set.
The sump has the benefit of being a tad quicker, maybe a little cheaper and doesn’t involve a jackhammer in our basement for 2+ days. The downside is that if the power goes out – back to Lake Garfield. At least for the “big dump” rain days like I suspect we’ll be seeing more and more frequently into the future.
Rob was fantastic – and this is a brazen plug for those guys. If you’re looking for a plumber to do some work, check out Good Services Plumbing. We’ve used them on quite a number of jobs now, and they’ve always treated us very well.
PS: Karen’s decided that she wants to watch the movie The Poseidon Adventure tonight. I damn near chocked when she said that.