All due respect to homeowners who try
They apparently got an estimate for this for this, were quoted $6,000 but who knows what THAT actually entailed, eh.
:25 notice thickness and amount of concrete patio, settled a bit against the basement wall (= WEIGHT)… acting upon duh basement wall.
2:00 before and after diagram of SLOPE of yard… ‘after’ water will flow away’???
Yeah sht sure, ’ a little more water may flow away… on-near the SURFACE.
But since they didn’t backfill w/all gravel then a lot of the rain/water is still going to wind up near/against the basement wall, yes it will
The WEIGHT of the settled concrete, the amount of concrete, the soil and maybe some underground roots ‘didn’t’ CAUSE any of the problems huh? #-o
2:10 inside basement, cracks etc.
2:45 trencher… for? :-k
3:10 oopsie on duh A/C line huh
9:45 jesus folks, did you or did you not waterproof (not damproof) the exterior of wall… doesn’t appear they did. And backfilled w/same soil?
Scroll down to, Basement Wall Damage… waterproof the exterior of wall AND backfill with all gravel.
If ya backfill with all gravel then duh rain/water has ummmm, some place to go, and quick.
It then wouldn’t sit in the soil and cause duh soil to expand against the wall.
And umm you have a few openings ABOVE ground level too.
15:45 caused another crack.
16:15 ‘then they sealed the cracks’.
Inside? Lots of luck. Whatever you want, its your house.
If your going to DIY it, spend x-amount and the time etc, jesus, do it right please.
Here, some concrete slabs also settled along/against poured wall…
THAT, and the clay soil and underground roots caused cracks, leaks etc
Ummm, for $5,500 ish, somebody installed a couple beams and shot some bullllsht in cracks, shheeesh, the incompetence!
Back to the quote they received… folks, i’ll give ya’s there are quite a few contractors/inside system companies who bid too much.
BUTT, these jobs do cost x-amount to do ‘CORRECTLY’ and, jesus, we’re trying to stay in business hence, are in business to make a dollar, eh.
This kind of work isn’t like flipping burgers or painting and other stuff. The materials, labor etc costs x-amount, eh… hauling the garbage soil away costs x-amount, come on! And some of us do have to pay for insurance, permits etc.
Winning/Santana… ‘they’re winning, they’re winning… inside system companies are winning, and the homeowner is losing again’