If you remember, two weeks after I closed and moved into the house the basement flooded. It's been a huge headache. Contractors in and out of the house every day--7am to 11pm. Mud everywhere. Machinery tearing up my backyard. Jackhammers in my basement. Literal headaches.
After weeks of testing and then demolishing all the interior walls and the entire basement floor, drainage tile, and a few feet a dirt, they found 2 cracked water pipes. The source of my flooding basement.
But 13 weeks and $40,000 of the city's money (thank goodness for that one-year builder's warranty) and I have a brand new basement!
The old basement wasn't bad. But the new one has a finished mud room off the exterior basement door, a yoga studio, laundry room and closet, pantry area, and living room. I can't wait to start making all these rooms come to life now that the basement is done!
I'm also happy about finally getting to unpacked now that we can move everything in from the garage.
So that's where I've been. That's where my head has been focused. This has what has been eating up all my free time and energy.
Now that this is taken care of I am hoping to update this much more often and share all the fun projects we have going on at the house!