September 09, 2003

When It Rains, It Pours

The last few days have been really rainy. I called my realtor to find out if I could get into the house to check out the basement and see if it's leaking. About 98% of leaky basements are due to problems with gutters, which I don't think have been cleaned recently. But during the inspection, I noticed that there were a lot of major water stains on some of the walls in the basement. That sort of worried me, though the inspector said it looked like it could have been due to the water heater flooding the space, since the water heater looked newer. I just pray that it wasn't because of the rain.

Posted by actionhero at September 9, 2003 11:48 AM

they better let you in to check that, my boss' inspector thought his house was fine too and they get flooding like crazy when it rains, not just in the basement, in the kitchen too!

Posted by: carolyn at September 10, 2003 06:46 AM

So cute! What neighborhood is your house in? I live in Portland, too, in Northeast. Congrats.

Posted by: Kay at September 9, 2003 04:30 PM