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Indoor Waterfall (Video)…


Above is the outside, now the video of the waterfall…

The submitter wrote: “We were promised some extra special features when we chose our builder. But he may have outdone himself on this one!   Actually what he built was a roofline that channels rain water straignt into the new addition. We now have had to hire an engineer to find a way to divert the flood. What was his first reccomendation? Tear it down!”

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13 Comments to Indoor Waterfall (Video)…

  1. Well, you dumbass. It’s not finished yet!!! VERY LAME VIDEO! Let’s see how it is AFTER the roof is finished! I mean, come on….is this the best you can do??

  2. Mike Pea Onyou on February 8th, 2011
  3. Mike is right. Gutters will fix the problem. Along with a roof. fakey video.

  4. Lisa on February 8th, 2011
  5. extend the bottom right hand roof top to the new roof top. more common then you would think…

  6. cooper on February 8th, 2011
  7. Well don’t waste all that good water grab the soap and git to scrubbin if every one puts on a swim suit it could be a family wash room

  8. Tom Harris on February 8th, 2011
  9. try a wooden awning over the doorway like millions of other people.

  10. dave on February 8th, 2011
  11. Yep, duh, when it’s finished and has a roof and gutters everything will be fine. Duh. Duhwhat? Duh.

  12. Tard on February 8th, 2011
  13. I really don’t think the above people have grasped the nature of this construction.
    In the photo, the building on the right in the existing structure, the building on the left is the extension. The video is taken from the open doorway of the extension and looking along the front of the existing structure. The “waterfall” is coming off the left side of the existing structures roof (left of centre of picture)and flowing straight into the extensions open doorway.
    Many will say “put a door in the doorway”. A door will not provide a watertight seal and with that volume of water the extension will still be flooded.
    Gutters will provide some relief, though with that volume of water I doubt it would be sufficient drainage and is only a temporary solution at best.
    Changing the roofline poses 2 problems.
    I agree a new roofline could be built from the roof of the extension to the peak of the existing roof (anything less than the peak and the water will still flow to the extension), though that would be a large construction (alot more money) and would seriously affect the architecture to the point that it would end up an expensive shitty looking bodge job.
    The only other option would be to re-design, re-engineer and re-build the entire roofline of both structures. That is so expensive that the engineer suggested ripping it down, it is the most cost effective way to seal the structures yet still keep it aesthetic.
    It really was fucked up from the start.

  14. Dagashi on February 8th, 2011
  15. Thanks to Dagashi…comment from February 8th 2011. You hit the nail on the head! These are exactly the complex structural solutions we are trying to come up with. [At first I didn’t want to believe it was that big of a deal either…but several construction experts we’ve asked are dubious on how to correct it.] So far the engineer is still pondering over an economical way to fix the problem. If only a shed roof or gutters could simply be put up and fix the problem, but it is not to be so. I will publish the engineer’s recommendations here when I get them. Thanks for your well-thought out answer. I will forward it to the engineer so he can read your opinion too. He’ll probably love this website. Best wishes to you and all the readers!

  16. Rebecca VanMeter on February 9th, 2011
  17. Fire that contractor and keep the video for evidence. You have some major repairs and some re-designing to do to make a new roof line work and tie back into the existing structure. Good Luck.

  18. Carl on February 9th, 2011
  19. Nah easy fix, you could build up a “false” roof from at least mid way up the vertical extension wall and pitch it back towards the existing roof- same pitch as the existing roof. If you can get the low point of this new valley at least a few feet away from the new extension that would divert the waterfall onto the deck and more importantly- away from the new door. Oh, and a minimum 5″ rain scupper at the low point with piping running down in front (or around) the existing window would be needed to0- DON’T let the builder leave that water fall on the deck or walk way, it will still damage the structure over time.

  20. Brian on February 9th, 2011
  21. I can’t see how this is entirely the contractor’s fault. You should have been able to see that was a problem just looking at the darn drawings.

  22. Fred Ferdman on February 18th, 2011
  23. I agree with Fred–pretty obvious that rain will flow downhill and off the roof–right into the addition. Even if you didn’t look at the drawings you’d think that would have occurred to someone.

  24. Sandi on February 23rd, 2011
  25. Not a big deal at all, typical home owner that has no idea of construction freaking out before the job is even done.

  26. Glenn Griffith on February 26th, 2011

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