Poll: Does your house have a basement?

Does your house have a basement?

  • yes, full height and finished (27%, 3 Votes)
  • yes, short, but finished (36%, 4 Votes)
  • yes, full height and unfinished (18%, 2 Votes)
  • yes, short and unfinished (9%, 1 Votes)
  • no (9%, 1 Votes)
  • I live in an apartment or condo. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

This poll was active 11.23.2014 through 11.29.2014

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

15 comments:

  1. 1

    Thank God I Don’t Have a Basement

    That stuck open toilet flapper problem we all have once in while didn’t flood the basement and destroy the finished basement ceiling….all upstairs bathrooms need an over flow drain, most don’t…

    My crawl space has a sump pump too….so any over-flow water draining from the heater vents just gets sent to the sewer…

  2. 2

    RE: softwarengineer @ 1 – Sump pumps to sewers are generally verboten! Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Turn yourself in immediately.

  3. 3
    Joe M says:

    Vote button not working. Hurry. It’s very important that I indicate I live in an apartment.

  4. 4

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 2

    I Live on HOA Owned Sewer Line Land Kary

    I’m evidently immune from those municipal laws….hey, another good reason to put up with a HOA.

    Still no word on the late implementation [since last July] of the [so called pre-approved loan….LOL] $400K loan my HOA board of dolts. They sent a HOA statement out that only $10,000 attorney costs and consulting fees was wasted to date on this dead-end plan [illegal too] to put $3K liens on all the HOA units. The road re-pavement is still half done, awaiting the loan from Oz.

  5. 5

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 2

    I Live on HOA Owned Sewer Line Land Kary

    I’m evidently immune from those municipal laws….hey, another good reason to put up with a HOA.

    Still no word on the late implementation [since last July] of the [so called pre-approved loan….LOL] $400K loan my HOA board of dolts conjured up. They sent a HOA statement out that only $10,000 attorney costs and consulting fees was wasted to date on this dead-end plan [illegal too] to put $3K liens on all the HOA units. The road re-pavement is still half done, awaiting the loan from Oz.

  6. 6

    RE: softwarengineer @ 5 – If you’re in King County it probably attaches to KIng County’s system, so they probably do care.

    I have seen HOA septic systems, but not in King. But even there, they would care. They don’t want to have to process the extra water–water that doesn’t need to be processed. Worse than most sump pumps though are rain gutters. Those are the main concern.

  7. 7

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 6

    King County Built all the Units on My HOA Kary With Sump Pumps

    Its special, they were trying to get homes affordable for the middle class in 1991. They’d have to sue themselves….LOL…

  8. 8
    boater says:

    By Kary L. Krismer @ 2:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 1 – Sump pumps to sewers are generally verboten! Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Turn yourself in immediately.

    Why’s that? I know plenty of folks with sump pumps to sewers. I prefer gravity since it always works but I see sump pumps fairly often.

  9. 9

    RE: boater @ 8 – As I indicated in my prior answer, they don’t want to have to process the clean water as part of the sewer water. It wastes energy and can overload the system. Connecting it to a storm drain system would be okay.

  10. 10

    By softwarengineer @ 7:

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 6

    King County Built all the Units on My HOA Kary With Sump Pumps

    Its special, they were trying to get homes affordable for the middle class in 1991. They’d have to sue themselves….LOL…

    Ah, getting government involved is never a good idea. I once saw a lighting upgrade project done through a Seattle City Light project. It’s extremely hard to believe that they actually used real licensed electricians.

  11. 11
    boater says:

    By Kary L. Krismer @ 9:

    RE: boater @ 8 – As I indicated in my prior answer, they don’t want to have to process the clean water as part of the sewer water. It wastes energy and can overload the system. Connecting it to a storm drain system would be okay.

    Ah sorry missed that half of your comment somehow. Yeah all of the homes I know with sump pumps are older and apparently grandfathered into pumping into the sewer system. My house in West Seattle has all the gutters and sewers tied together going into the sewer system. It has no storm drainage system.

  12. 12
    mmmarvel says:

    Well, since the change, I’ve not been able to participate in voting – it just doesn’t register. Oh and for the record, we don’t have basements in Texas (at least not down here near Houston where the water table is pretty high).

  13. 13
    ChrisM says:

    RE: mmmarvel @ 12 – If you’re blocking javascript, it appears the polling was taken over by uservoice.com

  14. 14

    RE: boater @ 11 – Back in 2010 Tacoma was going to start a system that required sewer scopes at resale. I was critical of that program for a couple of reasons, but one thing that struck me as odd was although it required noting gutters and such connected to the sewer, it didn’t require correction.

    Your use of the word “grandfathered” just now made me realize perhaps they are limited in what they can do. If it wasn’t against code when the house was built, there probably are limitations on what the city can do, and how quickly they can require something to be done.

  15. 15
    Blurtman says:

    Does your house have a basement?

    – Holy shyte! I do have a basement. And I think there is somebody down there!!!!

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