Originally Posted by Brat
In my neighborhood I am watching a builder construct homes in what I view as a bog, storm water collects there before seeping into the soil. The City can't forbid the construction as the lots would be unbuildable. The water won't cause the site to be unstable but I predict the future owners will have moisture issues.
When I was still w*rking and inspecting sewer installations, I always got a slight chuckle out of folks that were having their new 'dream home' built in the middle of a ravine or other natural water course. After the folks would get all settled in and comfy on their 'beautiful' property, we'd get a nice rain storm that would turn their place into a flooded muddy mess.
Then they'd call and tell us that the city sewer was backing-up into their house. We would go out and have to explain to them that, "No, the sewer ISN'T
backing-up......it's just the fact that YOU
built your house in the middle of a natural water course." ....AND..... "You'll have this problem EVERY time we get a good rain storm, because all that water is trying to run down toward the creeks and rivers in the valley."
They were usually VERY unhappy with all the muddy storm water flowing into and/or through their lower-level family rooms! I guess they could sell and move elsewhere, but I would think that they'd has to disclose the "water problem" to tentative buyers. So, basically.....they're screwed!