Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Throw the body into the pit
One of the 12 foot pits in Ian's basement.
Visited Ian today and checked out the pit in his house's basement. No, it's not for dumping bodies. At least that's what he told me. No, it's actually a hell mouth that leads to... showing the foundation's integrity.
The house that shares the south side of Ian's house is owned by the city. Last winter it was vacant and because of that no one was around and the city did not send anyone to check in to see how things were going. Unfortunately, one of the water pipes burst causing the basement to fill with water. Water that soaked into the foundation and was left for days.
The result? The foundation of both houses were affected. The houses started to lean and now the house that Ian used to live in, along with the city house, has to be torn down and rebuilt from scratch.
Ian, his wife Melanie, and two kids are living in another house while all this takes place. The ETA of the new house is at least a year away.
Warning sign: Open Pit.