The Great Flood of 2003
May 2nd 2003

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There's this $35 or so rider you can get on your home insurance that covers drain backups. I suggest you get it.

Putting things in plastic bins was a great idea


crap (literally)

It's mostly rainwater that backed up, but not all (I know you were wondering)

When finishing a basement, two things to remember to prevent permanent flood damage:
1: Use treated studs as footers
2: Use at least three coats of polyurethane on "low" wood

The aftermath

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