Monthly Archives: May 2012

I Love A Rainy Night – Well Sometimes!

“Well, I love a rainy night I love a rainy night I love to hear the thunder Watch the lightning When it lights up the sky You know it makes me feel good.” When Eddie Rabbit sang those lyrics I am sure he wasn’t talking about the torrential rain storm Lee’s Summit, Missouri and the southern Kansas City metro area experienced on Thursday night and Friday. The 5 or more inches of rain experienced in less than 24 hours caused the brief closure of Hwys 150 and 291 on Friday morning. For homeowners, the aftermath of a storm like that can be scary – and sometimes devastating. Water in the basement is a common occurrence for some. For others, getting water in a “dry” basement is a headache. While this is an isolated incident, one home owner had 6-7 feet of water in their basement. Apparently the creek behind their yard flooded. the force of that water broke the basement window and let the rain in. While you can’t prepare for that incident – if you live in Lee’s Summit or the Kansas City metro area, you should always be prepared. If you have a sump pump, install a battery backup. If you do not have a sump pump, talk to a basement specialist to see if you should have one. And if you have cracks, seepage or other foundation issues – give me a call. I can refer you to several reputable companies for repairs. Fix it now when … Continue reading

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