Mr B, this homeowner just bought house, the seller was BS’d and spent $15,000 on an interior basement drainage system that did NOT stop the water from where it has alwats been entering (see You T videos)
When he bought the house he was already going to replace the driveway and get new garage but let’s say he wasn’t going to get new driveway, couldn’t afford it whatever. Would YOU have recommended he mudjack slabs or recommend he dig a shallow trench along driveway or caulk along house perimeter? lol
HERE were his problems, where the water has ALWAYS been entering
SAME house, maybe bypass the first :30 sec’s around his front porch, i just wanted to show the job from grade level etc
Same house, inside basement, the INT system did not repair/waterproof the existing defects/cracks etc on the exterior and did not stop water from entering and neither would have mudjacking old slabs or other grading games hence, incompetent, negligent crap
The exterior waterproofing cost $2,650 give or take a hundred, was done 3 years ago
Engineer, long term water penetration THROUGH exterior block wall caused some blocks to disintegrate, wall collapse… so would GRADING have repaired, replaced, waterproofed the EXT of wall, repaired the disintegrated blocks, stopped further water penetration? Nope, not in my honest opinion.
Philly story above, some of the exterior blocks/F-wall likely looked like this…
Same house, wall was bowed in, had multiple EXT cracks and other openings in F wall plus lol, they poured a NEW driveway along this foundation wall in HOPES (lets pray!) it would keep water out, did it? No, and din’t stop further deterioration either.
clay soil, tree roots etc that was hand dug, all gets hauled away, was a ONE day job… bye bye
so i don’t care to disagree with you or some others on here but again, recommending grading or a shallow french drain or 33’ long downspout ext’s or slapping Drylok paint on inside walls or an interior drainage system would be negligent, incompetent because
a) they don’t repair/seal/waterproof the actual defects that are allowing water in n sometimes cause deterioration of blocks, bricks, mortar joints, F wall and
b) the existing defects were not determined, were not identified, were ‘passed over’, deemed unimportant, not significant
= imo incompetence, negligence
Tree branch lands on roof during storm N causes damage-holes etc in roof, water begins to enter… what CHA gonna do, what to recommend?
Would you leave the branch up there, leave the holes/damage open and allow water to enter?
If we could RAISE the ROOF to give it a, ummm, better slope aka pitch, would you recommend that?Would that fix/repair the existing defects/damage and keep water out?
By the way, we do not ‘damproof’ the exterior wall (s) as you wrote, we waterproof them, big difference… n i mentioned they are backfilled with 90-100 % gravel, there ZERO need for a swale
How much you think landscapers etc charge for a swale, an ext-french drain? Not exactly a cheap-option, shtt, we have done quite a few jobs where homeowners already had an ext french drain/drain tile etc installed that cost MORE $ than what i charged for waterproofing the crack in the F wall… expensive? What IS expensive and often not necessary and spread all over with bogus claims n lies are these interior drainage systems, yes sir. All due respect Stephen, am quite certain you R wiser overall than my old balding azz but maybe, just maybe, not on this-subject, take a long look at the videos, then go ahead n fire back man. lol