View Full Version : Uh oh, round 2, signing off!

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


:( :( :( :( :(

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

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

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.

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

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:

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

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!

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.

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

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

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