Mr Marcel, :mrgreen:
the ‘realistic point of view’ as you say for the seller `n buyer has been, is and always will be to…fix any problem correctly. if they have 1 wall that leaks/has cracks etc or say, 2 walls with just 1 or 2 cracks/leaks on each wall then fix the problem, waterproof the cracks/part of wall.
why play around and hope and pray and somehow assume that by adding/sloping soil or mudjacking a slab or installing a shallow subsurface french drain will somehow waterproof the cracks…thats why water is entering, the cracks or other OPENINGS, not because the grade isn`t sloped away or slab settled toward a wall or the dog knocked off the extension of downspout.
s mind at ease that they arent going to get sued after sale of house and doing-job-right–fixing the problem(s) beforehand, i would think far exceeds what the cost will be.
ve seen over the years is that most folks just have 1 wall or couple areas of 2 walls that need to be waterproofed correctly, were talking $800-875 or so if its just 1 crack or 1 corner… one 30’ wall 6’ deep would be about $2,400…say there are 2 areas on 2 walls and both need 20’…so we have about 40’, one day job around $3,200-3,400 then add those city permit fees, Grrrrr. some cities sure like to butt in and get their chunk, pisses me off:mrgreen:
after all these years, if i remember correctly-gettin old, the total number of homes i
ve bid on that needed waterproofing all-the-way-around is less than 100, not many. again, most HOs just have 1-2-3 areas or 1 wall that has some cracks/loose parging etc…thats WHY they leak, thats why MANY have efflorescence on walls in those areas, may have some mold too.
lets see, 1 crack in poured wall…to epoxy inject MOST want $450-650 and it takes them 1-2 hours. Versus, hand dig on outside to footing, haul all clay-soil away, waterproof the crack, backfill with all peastone for $800-875…not going to leak IF its done correctly versus about 50% of ALL injections RE-leaking. Hmm, whats best for homeowner and NEXT homeowner? where`s the big difference in cost
over and over, the BEST, most realistic,common sense point-of-view for seller/buyer is to FIX the problem, don`t play around with it, fix it.
and in order to ‘fix’ problem correctly one must first DEFINE the problem…right? lolol, sorry but GOT to SEE that PART of wall where problem/leak is, its common sense. Many who are very smart people, seem to NOT use their smarts/common sense here, on this subject.
You see how thorough Mr Caoimhin Connell is,don
t see too many here doubting what the man says,knows. I dont write like Mr C and obviously don`t have his overall-mental-aptitude
But what i do have, on one-subject, is that same mental aptitude, got milk? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Started posting because i finally got fed up with hearing same shtt being repeated, over
n over, year after year NOT as much with HIs as to hearing all the BLLCHTTTT from many of these Inside owners/salespeople, tired of it and tired of the lies/deceit/false claims etc. Its the homeowners i give a shtt about, seen too many get screeeewed! Could have simply kept quiet or, gone on and agreed with many of these creeps and their distortion of the truth for my own self gain, shtt…god knows my wife sure would love all that extra CASH! I might even get more extra curricular activity which most of us enjoy
Oh, as for many other-links written by those with little if any knowledge on this subject, sorry, i am not impressed, hardly. Have read books written by SUPPOSED Waterproofing experts, lolol, its mostly all BLLLCHTTT! There are MANY more Bllchttt articles-links than those that speak the truth, i try and post the one`s who know or mostly see the entire picture
6th para… http://www.yodergroup.com/concrete.asp <–they get it
-Basement Walls http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/marineclay.htm#2
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/marineclay.htm#4 Diagnose Problem
maybe better title would be, “What most builders don
t know OR dont care about”…
overall article is dang good, what IS hydrostatic pressure MOST need to be concerned about, what is best backfill, COMPACTION and, try and be a lil more carefull when using Tonka trucks near homes
http://www.shakeronline.com/dept/building/FAQ.asp#top -Wet Basements Q n A 1 and especially
all of these are much more truth-defined than ‘natural handyman’ `n many other links,imo…Not trying to knock Mr Natural handyman, lol, am sure the guy is great with many things, question here is, is he an EXPERT on basement waterproofing
emecole? they SELL epoxies etc, of course they
ll be mostly one sided in their views. they say at top of link you posted.. "concrete repair is PERMANENT w/epoxy resins etc...." permanent? really? again, from what weve seen, all epoxy etc repairs are NOT permanent, imo its a misleading statement
Another company who does injections, the Crack team… just sent them this question…“Have 1 vertical crack in BLOCK wall, thats it, no other cracks-leaks, would YOU guys repair this from Inside or Outside?”… here was their reply…“the symptom you describe is exactly what we specialize in repairing and our work is done from the INSIDE”
They kidding??? Block wall!!! You can`t waterproof/inject a vertical crack that is on the OUTSIDE from the inside! lolol Experts? Bllchttt!
The concrete network? are they basement waterproofing experts? just asking, how many waterproofing jobs has the owner of concrete network, jim peterson done? fair question…no?
D Bowie…news had just come over, we had 5 years left to cry in, news-guy wept and told us, earth was really dying…my brain hurts alot :mrgreen: