It only floods when it rains!

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It only floods when it rains!


The last rains were very welcome in our dry state, lake levels have started to move up a bit. There is also the deferred maintenance that become evident after such rainfalls: gutters overflowing, leaking windows, and poor drainage are a few.


This drainage problem was brought to my attention recently, they told me it only happens when it rains. That makes sense to me but let's find the problem and fix it so that people can use the walkways when the rains come. Surely there is a drain grate somewhere nearby.

Comments (13)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

True. That should not be the result of every rain event. 

Jan 20, 2016 11:10 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tom - I find the comment, "It only floods when it rains" pretty amusing. When else would it flood, when it's sunny and dry?

Jan 21, 2016 02:13 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning tom.  Like you indicated there has got to be a drain somewhere in the area.  Hope you find it.

Jan 21, 2016 06:56 PM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

There hasn't been many opportunities for that much water accumulation in your area for quite some time. I'm sure it's a welcome sight even though now there are some negative aspects to all that water. 

Jan 27, 2016 11:50 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 . D-u-u-u-h!! How astute!

Jan 28, 2016 06:55 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 - that looks like a LAKE. Canadian Geese will stop there during the migration north! All in all, it fabulous to get some rain finally in California. But all at once?

Jan 29, 2016 10:12 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

That looks like a lake to me in their front yard. I agree with Hella. Where are the ducks and geese?

Jan 31, 2016 10:54 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Ack! That looks like a real problem, Tom!

I know that people are often 'out of sight, out of mind' but you'd think they would have done something about this by now... wow

Feb 08, 2016 07:13 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Well, as the water lowered, we could look for the missing drain. It took a little while but there had been a large drain that had been covered with dirt for some time. Things a flowing normally today.

Feb 15, 2016 09:32 PM