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TexasDreams
06-02-2004, 10:24 PM
And this one is a lot bigger than last night.

http://www.texasdreams.com/round2.gif

:( :( :( :( :(

kkading15
06-02-2004, 10:25 PM
sorry to see that....stay safe

MP
06-02-2004, 10:28 PM
You have a basement?

StuartD
06-02-2004, 10:53 PM
that's crazy.... you should come and visit me for a while TD... nothing but sun shine up here.

roger
06-02-2004, 11:16 PM
that sucks :( hope it clears up soon

TexasDreams
06-03-2004, 06:22 AM
Well it wasn't as bad as Tuesday nights storms after all. Only 40-mph winds, about 7-hours of some heavy rains, and a TON of lightning for most of the night. Power flickered on and off quite a few times but never went totally out. So I was lucky on that.

TXU, the local power company said peak customers in the area without power was 500,000 Tuesday.

Hopefully tonight will be less eventful for a change. Oh, and nope, no houses in this area of Texas have basements. And if this starts up again tonight, then I'm driving to Vancouver! :D

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Fluid
06-03-2004, 07:19 AM
odd..why do no houses have basements there? It is it a really high water table?

XxXotic
06-03-2004, 10:14 AM
those same storms came through here last night. Started ariound 2:30am and we had 4 severe t-storm warnings last night

Mr. Goat
06-03-2004, 01:03 PM
crazy weather man... hope all is well!

TexasDreams
06-03-2004, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Fluid
odd..why do no houses have basements there? It is it a really high water table?

In the southern part of Texas it's mainly because of the high water table, in the northern part it's from shifting land mass or the fact that it would require blasting through granite. in the Dallas/Fort Worth area you can't throw a rock without hitting a foundation repair service! That's why I rent. :)

98% of home construction is slab based and not pier & beam. If you buy a house here you better plan on saving money for the eventual mud-jacking of the slab as a quick fix or paying the big bucks of having 60+ foot helical beams bored into the foundation. You probably will never find a house in this area that's over five years old without a lot of sheetrock cracks.

AbulletAway
06-03-2004, 05:45 PM
Glad it wasn't as bad :)

XxXotic
06-03-2004, 05:48 PM
fuck man, is that shit headed my way? :(

XxXotic
06-03-2004, 05:48 PM
oh no, that was yesterdays hehe i need to look at the date when posting