An honest/exp`d waterproofing/foundation contractor of course.
There are some HI
sn others,like R Hetzel who would properly diagnose problem. Posted article by Ari M, an HI who talks about identifying the problem(s) first.
Understand that some HI
s are not going to do this,fine. But at the same time quite a few who dont will make statements/recommendations like raise the grade,put inside system in…this is in part what i mean, some of the nonsense. WHY bother to say crap like that, they haven`t attempted to identify the problems so saying ANYTHING, like raise the grade is pure nonsense.
If you don
t know what the problem is,you dont know what the solution is and shouldn`t be recommending squat.
Have talked some HO
s through, doing their own water test,taking down part of paneling/drywall in order to help themselves define their problem,some dont need any of us.Some find out they have a leaky water line and need a plumber,or find out its condensation or find out they simply have 1+ leaky rod holes and can diy.
What happens when an HI recommends an inside system company who puts in their lil pressure relief bllchhtt system and all along the problem was water entering through a crack in basement wall which causes x-amount of mold on wall in basement and also allows more radon gas to enter? Like Nachi,Nahi,Ashi recommending Basement Systems.Lets say somebody in house,a toddler,grandma/gramps has asthma and since the inside system was put in,mold has begun to grow on wall behind paneling which triggers an asthma attack.
Or, since the inside system was put in,radon gas level in basement/house has increased,who pays $1-2,000 for radon mit. system?
s recommendation doesnt look so good now,even though you didn
t put the dang thing in. What about recommending the same crap and a crack in the wall widens or wall begins to bow in after inside system installed because inside systems cannot relieve,remove exterior weights/pressure.WHY....put your az,your reputation on the line? Like this guy,says add clay.....WEIGHT on outside and pretty much, if that doesnt solve problem then may be advisable to install a pressure relief system. Sheesh KKK
They ARE sticking their butt out where it does NOT belong,they are not experts on this subject.
Sure sure, just trying to help/well intentioned but, the WRONG info,incompetent info leading to more problems for homeowners can get one sued/lose inspection fee.