The weekend of December 18 got very very cold so the pipes froze. You prevent pipes from freezing by making sure the house is heated but what we didn't know is that the newly installed heating unit had a defective part so the heat never came on. So the pipes froze and upon thawing, a pipe burst.
|On the left, pipe burst from second floor. The water flowed from the second floor through my living space all the way down to the crawlspace beneath the house on the right
I remember going back to my temporary home that day feeling numb. I believe I sat in the living room for about 1 1/2 hours just staring into space unable to speak or do anything. Looking back now, it is almost comical. We go through all this trouble to raise the house to prevent flooding, but the house floods anyway but from the inside. Go Figure!
Luckily, our contractor started working on repairs immediately. Fast forward...the damaged pipe has been repaired. The defective part in the heating unit has been replaced. We have heat in the house and the repairs have been completed. The repairs left an enormous amount of drywall dust all over so I have been spending the weekends cleaning. We have plans to move back to the house the end of January so I will be taking a few days off during the week to pack.
We will be back home soon - yay!