It’s about time to move while we still can! We had another heavy hail storm. 10-15mm diameter on average, maxing out at about 25mm. Oh boy. And my funnel contraption into the bucket at the cables in the basement were dead on.


Two larger streams were pouring out of the now porous looking mortar around the cables. Cool fountain in the basement. You would have thought that the right one was the bad one, but no, that one only dripped. I caught it just in time, not even half a minute later and the bucket would have spilled over. I estimate 60-75l water in total were about to mess up the floor again. Crisis averted.


Gotta upgrade the bucket to a rain barrel until this is fixed.

Shortly after, I heared the fire brigade responding a couple of times.

⤋ Read More The inlet has to be repaired. But I’m not gonna do that myself. You can imagine how easy it is to get tradesmen these days.

And here’s the next thunderstorm lining up. Luckily, the rain barrel upgrade is completed. Also widened the funnel so that water running along the cable to the left is also caught. While typing, the rain gets stronger. Gotta check now. ;-)

⤋ Read More Bah. 🫤 Well, fingers crossed. (It’s only going to get worse every year, though …)

I had some water in my apartment, too, last week. Different situation, it’s a tower building and I’m far away from ground level. We checked afterwards but we have no idea how that water got in. It was a heavy thunderstorm, so the theory is that the massive air pressure just pushed it in through tiny cracks somewhere …

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Thanks,, it helped. :-) I’m happy to report it was just a quick storm, no water ingress.

Oh damn, water being pushed in through cracks in the walls? Holy crap! O_o That doesn’t sound confidence-inspiring at all. How much water managed to get in? Any damages or just a moist floor/walls?

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