It all began a few days ago when my lovely neighbour popped round to ask about some water that was gathering on her patio, she was very nice and came to see if we were having the same problem, we weren’t, hooray I thought! You see when we moved into Pudding HQ 2 years ago we moved into find a free swimming pool had appeared in the garden. After some investigation it turned out to be a leak from the water main and £600 later and a very wet muddy garden it was repaired. Fast forward 3 months and I noticed that the garden had begun to look a little like beaver falls again, called out the guys and low and behold the pipe had sprung a leak in a different place! Another £600 later and all was well again (apart from the mud and lack of lawn!)
This morning the chaps came to investigate my neighbours leak, having removed the fence panel (and consequently destroying a small buddha!) they began to dig in earnest… Imagine then my total dismay when they called me out to the garden to explain that their ‘exploratory’ hole had indeed found the source of the leak (thank goodness it was in fact just on the neighbours side) however; that hasn’t stopped a hole the size of china being dug in my garden or the now exceptionally boggy area of gravel by the back door because it was easier to fix it from my side… Of course living in a victorian terrace you expect some old clanky pipe work but seriously if Pudding HQ was a boat it would have sank months ago with the amount of leaks we have had.
The leaks aren’t just contained to the outside unfortunately, the bathroom has been refurbished due to a leaky pipe and now we are currently awaiting the kitchen and dining room floors to be repaired following a slow water leak from behind the kitchen sink. It’s like I am destined to grow flippers and become semi-aquatic!
Luckily this time the outside work wasn’t ours, and maybe this will be the last leak we will have. Alternatively Pudding HQ may just suddenly disappear into a large sink hole and that will be the last you ever hear of us ever again…