This job was in Lansing, a retired school teacher, nice lady
She had Ayers B Systems and 2 other companies over for estimates, all told her she needed an interior basement drainage system (partial system) costs were all over $6,000
We did most of the front wall $3,300 ish, exterior waterproofing
Some of the photos…
what basement looked like where it leaked the most, she’d only get-see water where bottom of the block basement wall meets the basement floor
See the efflorescence etc down low - many tell homeowner DUMB incompetent crap like, ‘Oh your drain tiles likely FAILED and that’s why you have discolorment and efflorescence DOWN LOW on blocks and we can install drain tiles INSIDE basement’, total BULL. InspectApedia claims THIS in one of their waterproofing articles… pfffffffffffffTTT
Did ya notice ‘some’ dampness on some blocks UP HIGH on wall? uh huh
knocked out cap in order to hand dig
as Kirk Cousins said, 'You like that?"
where you see the hydraulic cement… were exterior cracks… water was entering through those and of course through the HOLES in wall up higher and around door
NOTICE, someone rolled on some damproofing cheap O crap at top 12" or so, that was it lol
Yeah HAD to knock out part-of footing because part of exterior cracks were right where footing was against the dang WALL. She later put in a very small wood porch in case you wondering
Poor woman homeowner didn’t know what to do, who to trust cuz as i said she had a few other companies over and they ALL told her she needed an INT system and sump pump that would have cost much more $ and lolol they would NOT have stopped the water from entering
THAT happens all the time around here, homeowners tell me they’re getting 3 or 5+ OTHER estimates and so almost always, the other-estimates are all from interior drainage system morons who tell them the same lies, misrepresentations of why they leak.
And most of the time, homeowners hire one of THEM, not us loooololllll
They hire them, i’m told, because i was the only one who said something different, who said there were exterior cracks in block walls and so to these homeowners they think, 'Hmmmmm, this old guy is ONLY one telling us we need exterior waterproofing and everybody else says we need an INT system so OFF our list of who to hire he goes!!! lolol