Samantha started excavating by the front porch while I was in Minneapolis. We were hoping to find the cause of the basement flooding we get whenever it rains.
We were expecting to dig an 8 foot long by 6 foot deep trench to find the problem.
When I hit the 2.5 foot mark this morning, I hit a really big rock. When I pried it up, this is what I found.
It looks like an animal burrow. It’s not. It’s 85 years of erosion that created a tunnel throgh the foundation and into the weak spot in the basement where the water streams out.
Hole patched with mortar and stones and hydraulic cement to patch the inside.