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Home and Garden October 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

recs to fix basement flooding during rain and leaky porch roof?

Hi all,

Today’s heavy rains brought to light two unrelated issues in my Mt. Pleasant rowhouse. I’d love suggestions for people/companies to contact to fix either or both problems!

1. The basement is underground and has a door that opens to an outdoor stairwell that leads you to ground level. At the bottom of the outdoor stairwell is a drain. On days with heavy rain, the drain can’t keep up with the amount of water pooling at the bottom of the stairwell and it flows under the basement door and into the basement.

We’ve had the drain snaked and have sand bags against the door, but water still gets through during a prolonged heavy rain.

I’m not sure whether I need (1) a plumber to do something to the drain, or (2) a contractor to replace or otherwise better seal the bottom of the door, or (3) both, or (4) some other solution entirely. Thoughts/suggestions very appreciated!

2. I noticed today that the roof of our front porch is leaking in several places. I don’t see any obvious holes in the tar on the top of the roof, but they must be there! Suggestions for someone who can repair the porch roof, which has wood slats on the underside that need to be preserved?

Thank you!

General Discussion July 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Dear PoPville – Anyone had PEX pipes installed? Recommendation for a plumber?

Dear PoPville – We have an old Mt Pleasant row-house with a galvanized water potable system that has “rust” written all over it. I am sure this is a time bomb for many old houses in DC. We have set our mind on re-piping with PEX since we have heard predominately good things about it. Has anyone actually tried replacing galvanized pipes with PEX? Any issues? I was going to repair any damage to the walls myself to save on costs. …suggestions of plumbers with PEX experience are greatly appreciated!!

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