The Flooring Flood
Updated: Sep 12, 2022
It was a nightmare!
Have you ever had flooding under your flooring, that then came up into the room through the floor? Have you spent hours trying to find a contractor to fix it, tried fixing it yourself by replacing your luxury flooring, but couldn't get to the root of the problem before it happened again?
We had a client several years ago who had this exact problem. The house, built on a downhill slope, had all the rainwater from the neighborhood rushing under it and flooding the backyard as well.
It wasn't a pretty sight to behold. There was urgency to this project to prevent further damage to the interior. It appeared that there had not been oversight to the project and previous contractors only did bandaid repairs, they did not provide a long term solution.
Sonder Luxe Solutions was hired and we vetted and hired expert contractors to create a custom solution to 100% waterproof the problem once and for all. Steps in that process looked like:
Budget management and oversight
Having the contractors dig to the bottom of the foundation on multiple sides of the house.
Resealing and waterproofing the entire foundation of the house.
Getting the landscaper to add French drains and other drains around the yard to help alleviate the flow of water
Landscaping the yard back to pretty status at the end.
Resealing and raising the interior flooring.
Rewiring electrical outlets in the floor.
Closing up or sealing all entry holes and cracks in the floor and foundation.
Removing and backfill of the drain holes in the floor.
Painting and touch ups
Raising and installing new flooring
Installing new doors
Project clean up
Water testing multiple times before final sign off
Just to name a few...
The best part of this project was knowing we were able to create a realistic solution without our client having to stress over the details or try and manage the whole project on their own, and they were so happy with the final result.
At Sonder Luxe Solutions, we believe if your foundation has cracks, holes, or isn't strong at some point the flood waters will enter. This applies in business, personal life, or the literal foundation of your house as in our client’s case. And that's the take away from all of this.
We can help your renovation and remodel projects not turn into a nightmare that only has bandaid fixes. We go after the long term solution.
How would you manage a project like this?