And so the “cluster “just keeps on coming.
11 September 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
Bill/sunny and hot
Late last week, the worker showed up to rip out the newly ruined floor in the bathroom where this all started back in July. He, like us, couldn't find any reason why the floor had gotten soaked all over again. He pulled out the commode since the wood under it and around it needed ripping out and he thought that maybe it had leaked from the base seal. Nope, no signs of water on the subfloor around the commode. He ripped out the wood flooring and we put a heater fan on it. We'd had fans and a heater on the area since since we discovered the new damage. Ashley from Delta Disaster came out on Friday to inspect the new damage and check the water level in the sub floor. Her meter was off the charts at a 50 range. She called for blowers and dehumidifiers to be brought out. I ran a few errands and came back to find that no one had showed up. GRRR!
We got a call later that told us the workers would be back Saturday between 1600 and 1800, not today.
We had made plans to go to the Colorado Home Show and took off early Saturday morning. At 11:45, we got a call that the worker would be at our home in 20 minutes. We told them we were downtown and that they were on a schedule to be at our house at 1600. We wouldn't be anywhere near the house till at least 1430. In the end, they showed up about 1800 and put in a blower and a dehumidifier even though they thought the floor was nice and dry. I came downstairs on Sunday morning to find that the heat produced by the dehumidifier had warped the door to the bathroom(GRRR!). I placed calls to Andrea(Forman on the job)and left messages at the repair service and waited to hear from them on Monday. I also shut down the dehumidifier but left the fan blowing on the flooring. Yesterday afternoon(Monday) they returned and checked the floor with their meters and said it was about 20 to 25 and was fine for reinstalling the wood floor. They took their blower and dehumidifier with them after letting the office know of what they found. We were notified that the wood floor installer would be out tomorrow(Tuesday or today). Rob, the man who took out the floor and installed the new floor back in early August showed up this morning and pulled out his meter and said the moisture is still to high at the same 20-25 the people read on the previous day. If we installed the new wood, it would do what the last had done, warp. He made some calls and we put our heater back on the floor again to try and dry it. I spoke to Mike with Pinnacle Roofing (out finishing a job) and he was amazed that the people that had been here Monday thought the floor was dry enough at 20-25. We got a call a few minutes ago and they will have people out here on Thursday to put in the new floor and on Friday to do the sanding and finishing.
As for the vinyl floor in the laundry room, it's due in on the 17 or 18 and they will be out sometime after that to install it and put the commode back in and hopefully install the new waterline for the ice maker in the fridge. They've also managed to lose a roll of Karastan carpet we had under the house for another project that they took in several weeks ago to have dried and cleaned as it got soaked when the ice maker line got broken.
As for the other work going on, the roof is done and the replacement window has been installed and the ceiling painters are hard at work getting the ceiling finished in the living room.
As for the Kids, with the living room all torn up and just about everything moved out to the dining room and tv room and upstairs, the house is a mess of construction and neither cat is taking it well. Blue just hides upstairs under the bed and won't come out till late at night once she is sure everyone is gone and even then, she is still scared.
The painters should be done by this afternoon and we can move everything back into the living room and get some order back in the house. Chaos rules our life right now.