Ask any home inspector or realtor about what’s a turn off to home buyers when scouting a house to buy, and they’ll probably tell you any signs of neglect by the current owner. Water damage is a big one. The problem is often caused by water pooling around the foundation due to poor gutter drainage and that excess moisture can lead to a wet basement and damage to the foundation.
With millions of people living in areas dealing with increasing drought and rising water costs, many are learning how to harvest rainwater.
"It happens every year,'' Jim Vocelka, vice president and co-owner of Jerry's Waterproofing, said about rain and basement flooding. "June is the wettest month of the year.''
The flooring has been temporarily repaired in order to allow the sanctuary to remain open during the 10 to 12 weeks it will take to obtain permanent replacement materials, officials said.
Numerous skylights atop the schools were "basically blown out, shredded" by hail that grew to the size of tennis balls, Superintendent Rex Pfeil said.