Hope you people had a splendid Halloween and didn`t choke on too much candy :mrgreen: Halloween is a lil like basement waterproofing, maybe NOT as scary as some of these nit-wit inside system companies who are at least as incompetent as our President and members of congress:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Ok, enough of the chtt, back to proving why 90%+ basements leak and why inside systems and those who want to sell em to HO`s cannot/will not EVER stop/prevent water-moisture from FIRST entering and so also will not ever stop/prevent mold,efflorescence,termites and others insects from entering and…do not relieve/lessen soil pressure and roots that are on the outside of basement walls and can cause many cracks,wall to bow in…thats right. If this is already too much for ya to comprehend then go play with yer moisture meters, got milk?
…2 jobs in these pics
first in Royal Oak, most of problems on back wall and most of the back wall was done/outside before…was DAMPROOFED and backfilled with same-soil, not very smart.
Pics 7,8....see open joints? Look to right a lil,see the grade? some are BELOW grade, especially that horizontal joint, its open all along entire wall, adding more soil isn`t going to SOLVE the PROLEM(s)
…many roots against wall, part of wall from back door to corner is BOWED in, uh huh, its bowed in due to roots and rock hard soil pushing against the wall. Yeah, exactly what these Inside-companies will LEAVE against the wall as they come inside yer basement and install a drain tile or baseboard system, usually with a dang sump pump, big deal! Like thats gonna stop/prevent water from entering WIDE OPEN CRACKS, like an inside system OR beams OR a wall anchoring system OR helical piering is somehow going to magically relieve/lessen the dang soil pressure and roots THEY LEAVE against the freakin` wall! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I N C O M P E T E N T!
See how rolling/spraying on a thin amount of asphalt/tar AIN
T gonna last? See how they didnt use hydraulic cement in/over any cracks/joints,huh?
Can ya see how painting the inside of basement wall(s) w/Drylok-whatever
isn`t going to stop/prevent further water from entering these cracks/joints
…huh? Insects? Radon gas,mold etc etc…come on!
Can ya see how RAISING the stupid GRADE doesn
t seal/repair/waterproof the cracksn joints, huh?
Can ya see how extending the downspouts 50 MILES away from the house
t seal these same openings....chht, come on, the downspouts are ONLY diverting some water that is coming off the freakin ROOF!
MOST of these cracks and ALL of the OPEN JOINTS are…NOT VISIBLE
on the inside of basement, got dat? You cannot see most of the REAL
problems inside the basement soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…
ANY structural engineer, inspector,contarctor who ASSUMES there are NO
cracks and open joints etc on the Outside because they don
t see any on the INSIDE hasnt a clue, lack of knowledge and/or is incompetent and
shouldn`t be voicing their rookie-opinion to anyone, dammmittt!
Raise a lil HLLL…Trooper