Originally Posted by vr
some are empty, some not. The power is still on at every house I've looked at. All of them have had working sump pumps but the basements are still damp and/or have some standing water. They've all had mold on the walls too so it's probably not just one bad season.
Fact is that water can be prevented in many homes basements with proper irrigation....unless they live near homes on higher ground with good water displacement.
I have lived within a stones throw of Lake Erie in what is essentially a peninsula with homes and basements... some are no chance in hell of being dry...other are just neglected.
My home got water through the storm drain for the first time 2 days ago and I have been here 13 years. No sump pump, good drainage....wet year for sure.