From seeing katrina's storm surge...+
My Sister & Brother-in-law have a small house on Sanibel Island.
When Charley hit in '04 they had alot of damage & their yard ruined from the salt water.
Looking at the direct hit it took today with the massive storm surge, water had to be up to the roof plus the unrelenting wave punishment/wind.
It has to be literally gone.
Haven't talked to them about it, I just don't know what to say..
I've never seen rubber mulch used as sandbag media. Isn't the rubber too light in weight to stay in place, won't the bags just float away?I don't have sand bags, but I do have perhaps 6 bags of rubber mulch, that I never unbagged. If I pick up a few more, I might be able to block off the front of the driveway to maintain the direction of the water, down the block.
I don't know, Gary... I just did some math, and rubber mulch is about 28 pounds / cubic foot. Sand is about 100 pounds / cubic foot. I think it is made of car tires.I've never seen rubber mulch used as sandbag media. Isn't the rubber too light in weight to stay in place, won't the bags just float away?
My feelings exactly. I'm happy being 62 feet above sea level. I'll never have to worry about storm surges or high tides, although I've had the sewer back up into the basement a few times in the 44 years I've lived here.I feel bad for the people in Florida that Ian has wiped out, but when family says "come join us, you'll love living here" I say "nah, that's ok, I'll stay here 200+ feet above sea level thank ya".
I'll consider this. Only potential issue is water can still get in from the drain at the bottom of the basement stairs in back. It won't be able to make its way to the sewer with the balloon blocking it. I guess though it's the lesser of two evils-relatively less, mostly clean runoff water, versus lots of dirty sewer water.Can use an inflatable plumbing balloon to block the drain. It goes down the drain or in the toilet and in inflated with a bike pump.
.... It's going to be months cleaning up this mess. ...