Saturday, July 28, 2012

Busted water pipes

See the dirt? 
someone has been doing some digging!
No, not landscaping...on Thursday night I kept hearing water running. I shut off the water to the house , but still hearing water flowing. 
Strange!
Went outside to check , and everything looked fine.
Woke up on Friday morning, went outside, and here there was water coming up from the ground...uhm...not good.

 Long story short, 120 ft of water pipes HAD to be replaced.

 And after lots of digging, this problem has been taken care of!
 Cheers to new water pipes!
This guys are amazing! we used them when we added a shower to our bathroom and they are awesome!
And here the proof that they do wear overalls!
 We just got back from Lowes, where we bought a dirt "pounder", mulch, grass seeds...
Wish us luck, as it is almost 100 degrees out there!

Stay Frugal,
and stay cool!
Daniela

ps. taking suggestion for new landscape!

Linking to
It's Overflowing

12 comments:

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Love it! (the business name I mean - not that you had to replace pipes). wish more men wore overalls! :)

Libby said...

This is not something you look forward to happening, but I'm so glad you had some quick and reliable help to solve the problem. :-)

Revi said...

Oh, Dani! I admire your upbeat attitude. You could've moaned about it, and you didn't. KUDOS to you. It's not so fun spending big bucks on stuff that's underground. The comic relief of your plumbers card helps, too. AND, if you should ever decide to move, it's added value to your home!
-Revi

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm so sorry that happened to ya'll but glad you had folks you trust who could and would fix it for ya..

thistlewoodfarm said...

I have had that exact thing happen to me! And I had a great plumber fix it, too....but he didn't wear overalls! LOL!

blessings,
karianne

must love junk said...

Oh my gosh-that looks MAJOR!! Like Revi says, you definitely have a good attitude! I love the name on the card, too :)
Susan

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

Bummer! I do love their business card and overalls!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! I hope that didn't cost too much. Those types of things can be so expensive. I'm glad you were home to notice it happening. That could've been terrible if this had happened while you were gone on vacation! Your water bill would've been huge too! Glad you got it all fixed. Good luck on the new landscaping now.

Kelly said...

ha ha ha ha! I just now re-read their business card and saw their name. Too funny!!!

NanaDiana said...

What a job- We have something similar coming up (maybe). We have water by the lateral that leads to the house. The city is not sure if it is THEIR leak or our leak- we will find out this week- xo Diana

craftythriftydecoratingwifemom said...

Bummer that you had to have that done; great you already had a good company to deal with. That makes SUCH a difference! We've had far more bad than good contractors so I speak from experience. Good luck in this heat. Have you considered "growing" a stone path? :-)
Janet

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you got it fixed and your plumbers are too funny! Good luck with the yard-its so hot I can't do anything outside after 8am lately!