It rained ‘cats & dogs’ here today

4 Apr

Today it rained really hard all morning. Really heavy downpours. Normally the water is diverted around the Peace Factory and runs off in gullies down to the river.

Today it didn’t!

The water at the back of the factory runs in a concrete gutter formed in the wall about the level of the first floor. This is because the factory is built into a cliff. The gutter is not well sealed and water started to run down below, finding its way into the factory through a failed expansion joint.

Result – a flood!

Here is the team clearing up afterwards.

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And here is Sylvain emerging from the cavity below the first floor after having drilled a hole to let the water escape.

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2 Responses to “It rained ‘cats & dogs’ here today”

  1. Sue Whibley 4 April 2013 at 16:09 #

    Poor old Jen and Rob!!!! they didn’t expect that one!! XX Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:06:57 +0000 To: suewhibley@hotmail.com

    • Richard Romain 4 April 2013 at 16:13 #

      At least they’re warmer now than they were yesterday!!

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