We came home from St. Louis to find a basement with an inch of water throughout the entire basement. While we were gone many inches of rain fell. Our sump pump outside that empties the tiles around our house underground stopped working. We didn't realize this until after working 5 hours on extracting water that the water was still coming in through the ground/wall base. Once we got the pump working the water stopped coming in and we finally made progress on removing the water. My dad, grandpa, dad's hired man, nick, and I worked from 8am-1pm using shop vac's to remove most of the water. We then called in a company to finish the job.
It is now been nearly three weeks since our flooded front yard and we officially have a drive way back. Our yard still isn't completely mowable yet, but we are getting there.
The following are just several pictures from our basement area.
PS: I am counting my blessings it was only an inch of water and ONLY water.....and not sewer like some around here had.