Dewey Grows a Water Feature.

May 13, 2007 at 11:46 pm 5 comments

My house has a water feature.

It happens every time it rains.   We have quite the trickle in the kitchen.  Actually, it is more than a trickle.  It is a cascade of water.  It is our very own water feature.

Several months ago we contacted Brothers Roofing.  They were to come out and replace the roof over the kitchen.  Replacing a roof is not cheap, but what could we do?  We had a patch of plaster missing from the kitchen ceiling.  We had a deluge of water coming in the house every time it rained.

So they came and they replaced the roof.   And wouldn’t you know, the next time it rained, we still had water coming into the kitchen.   So we called Brothers roofing.  We told them that something was wrong with the new roof.  The leak that was supposed to be fixed was still leaking.  

They would send somebody free of charge, they said.   And they came back out to check the seals.  They fidgeted around on the roof, and then charged us five hundred dollars for the pleasure.    But at least the water feature should be turned off.

Last night it rained.

I was in the living room watching TV on the laptop and Chris was upstairs playing a video game.   I heard a familiar dripping coming from the kitchen.

Yes, we still have a leak.  And we have no idea where it is coming from.   We must call Brothers Roofing again.  This fiasco is starting to get annoying.   I just want a dry kitchen when it rains.  Is that too much to ask?

How is your weekend going?


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. johnmichael  |  May 14, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Sorry you had to deal with this!!
    My weekend was alright..just alright. Nothing spectacular.

  • 2. Tony  |  May 14, 2007 at 6:03 am

    My weekend was great. I lounged by the pool in mid seventies weather here in So Cal. Isn’t being a homeowner a “bitch’ sometimes?

  • 3. Debbi  |  May 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    I’ll bet they tell you that the new leak isn’t where they repaired it. They’ll say it is leaking from someplace else and running along a joste (sp?) and coming down into the kitchen. That is what was happening in my living room a few years back. My new roof wasn’t even a year old when this all happened. And yep, it rained steadily into my living room. I had buckets and all the kids old rubber maid containers filling up with the downpour. They did find and fix mine finally though. It was coming in from a window seam that had worn loose, running down the inside of the roof, across a beam and them down between the floor and the ceiling, then SURPRISE right into my living room. Had to through the sofa out because it was so water logged.

    Hope they find it and fix it this time. Keep on them.

  • 4. tigeryogi  |  May 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    I shall be writing about the second half of my weekend shortly!

    I think that it’s time to start pulling out the big guns:

    1) Have Chris complain to the owner of the business.
    2) Complain to the Better Business Bureau!
    3) Does your local TV station have a consumer reports reporter? Give him or her a call.
    4) Assuming that they are a licensed roofer, there should be a state board that you can complain to as well!

    Good luck! 😦

  • 5. Doug  |  May 18, 2007 at 6:48 pm


    I can so sympathize with you. We’ve had roof problems in our two most recent houses. I think I’ve developed a paranoia about roof leaks.


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