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Macca

07:24AM | 10/06/02
Member Since: 10/05/02
1 lifetime posts
I live in a 50+ year old terraced house in London. Over the 2 years my cellar has flooded twice. Most recently after some very heavy rain I found the floor with some isolated puddles, but some plastic boxes I'd stashed my belongings in were full of water. That means that in the course of one day my cellar must have filled to at least 1 foot deep and then drained away again, hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water. There were no obvious signs of where the water came from, my neighbour says she suffered no such problems with her cellar, and although the rain was heavy we've had similar downpours when it has remained dry. Any idea what's going on and how to prevent it? Thanks for any advice

rpxlpx

04:20AM | 10/07/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Is there any chance that the water leaked from above? That could explain how the boxes were full of water, but the whole area was not.
I think your best bet is to go there when it's raining and see for yourself what's happening.


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