Today we had a rep from JES Foundation Repair and Merle from Glidewell Plumbing come out to take a look at our basement. JES presented a video explaining the different ways in which water can be prevented from entering basements… and suggested implementing one system for the low, low cost of $10,000. No big deal, that’s only two-thirds of our budget.
Well, this number prompted me to take a little walk outside, where I found Merle laughing himself silly in his truck. Apparently, Merle discovered that the washing machine was currently draining straight into the basement and causing all the standing water. Moving the pipe: $500. Seeing the JES rep’s face when we told him: Priceless.