Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Beacon Hill Brewery/Swimming Pool


I'm really glad I decided to go down to the basement on Monday morning to check on the Stout we brewed the night before. As soon as I set my foot down on the floor I knew we were in for a long day. It ends up the foundation below the door has a crack in it and was letting water in.It had been raining for 24 hours straight and it wasn't looking good. Half of the basement had a couple of inches of standing water. Luckily most of our stuff is put away up out of the way and nothing was damaged. Unfortunatley, my landlords have three other properties with similar problems and they can't get anyone out here until Wednesday. Rodney and I played bucket brigade all day, filling up our 16 gallon shop vac and emptying it countless times, digging drain reliefs in the yard, going down to Lowe's to get sandbags, and finnaly some quick-krete. Rodney slowly built up a layer of the concrete and was able to stop the leak temporarily.Beers were in order ofter that and man did I have a couple. Let's hop it holds until tomorrow. Let the cleaning begin.

6 comments:

DK said...

Oh man that sucks. The landlord better be appreciative of your hard work. BTW - I like your pun - "Let's hop it holds".

Beacon Hill Brewing said...

Whoah, cool! No pun intended DK, but that's pretty good! I was just typing too fast....

Yendor said...

I had more than a couple beers after! My favorite part of the whole ordeal was when the "maintenance" guy put a rag in the hole to stop the flooding. That worked. Second favorite, "hey, there's another leak in the foundation".

Bri said...

That really sucks..what was the outcome? Did it hold?

Beacon Hill Brewing said...

It's holding as of this morning. We'll see what kind of "repairs" are made today.

ibrew2 said...

I'm just glad that no beer was injured. Mother nature can be a cruel, cold-hearted biatch sometimes.