As if it couldn’t get worse!
17 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
The main contractors agent that’s been handling our problems with the floor showed up at 0900 this morning to see what had happened and see all the new damage. All three of us went down into the basement so we could inspect under the house in the crawl space. We’d had a couple inches of water under there and it was being sucked out and the space dried. While she was in the crawl space, I walked over to sit on the sofa we have in the basement to wait. As I did, I stepped on an oriental rug we have down there to avoid standing on cold concrete. SQUISH! It was soaking wet as was the rug pad and the legs of an Ethan Allen coffee table. The last men that were here yesterday set up a drying system under the house where water was sucked out and into a big waste can. Unfortunately, that waste can has a hole in the bottom so water seaped out onto the floor saturating everything it came in contact with. It also soaked some of the new oak floor boards we’d stored down there as well. You could see the look of frustration on the inspectors face when she came out of the crawl space and saw the new damage. Out came her camera and more pictures were taken and getting the rug and pad taken care of as well as any damage to the coffee table where water had soaked up into the legs was added to our list. She inspected the vinyl floor in the laundry room as well and tells us it’s going to need to be replaced. After she left, Tracy pulled the rug and pad out and put them on our deck to dry as both were dripping wet. We turned the coffee table upside down so it’s leg might dry and carried the oak boards back to the dining area so they can dry.
We finally got in touch with the asbestos inspector and he is coming out at 10:00 today for his inspection.
We got a call from the floor contractors office and they have people coming out later this morning to pull out the leaking can and three more men are due this afternoon to complete their drying of the floor and under the house. We have blowers and floor moisture pumps running wild in the kitchen as well as under the house so it’s like living in a very noisy jet plane all the time. Will the fun never stop?