Why couldn’t he, others who do-attempt this kind of stuff, INSTEAD say something like,
'I have a leaky basement and this is (the platic membrane etc) my idea on how I think may help/attempt to solve, my leaky basement, i’m no expert on this subject and had several companies come over for estimates/solutions that I did not like"… ya know?
Something like that instead of, 'You don’t need to spend money on basement waterproofing"… which is an az nine/rookie statement.
And there was concrete UNDER the new concrete/drive… and a drain looool.
They also caulked/tarred along the edge of house-driveway and applied Drylok on inside basement wall… still leaked, more efflorescence etc. Cost of this job which totally took care of the problems/leaks… about $3,200 VERSUS $6,000–7,000 for the dumb az new driveway!!
That’s beeeeeeeeeecause, nobody correctly identified/diagnosed the actual problems which would have led them to the… ONLY solution!
Friggin amazing, how an honest, very experienced waterproofing contractor barely gets any calls, jobs VERSUS, the crooks, the scumbags who get just about all of the calls, something is definitely screwed up around here. Not crying, just stating another fact, biiiatches.
Did an inspection 2 weeks ago and the seller and his buddy were finishing up an interior water management system on one wall.
I asked them to run the sump pump but they said the glue on the PVC wasn’t dry yet.
I told the buyers that the problem won’t be solved but the water will get pumped out, I also said call a real waterproofer if you want an expert opinion.
Problem is, the beaver system guys advertise as real water mitigation guys.
Paul, do you know if the seller, or his bud, own or work for, an interior system company? No biggie, just wondering.
And, was the basement/walls… finished? Could you see the wall, could you see whether there was 1 crack or leaky rod hole(s) etc?
If it was a block or brick wall then, the likely problem(s) was cracks(s), other possible openings on the outside of that wall or possibly, 1 or more exterior openings ABOVE the basement wall and NO interior system fixes/waterproofs/repairs any of these… would not hold up in court that, the basement was ‘waterproofed’, the existing defects/problems were not correctly/properly/honestly fixed.
Least not if one of us were there, representing the buyers. :mrgreen:
I would say, show… something like this to judgie etc… http://picasaweb.google.com/101049034584960315932/BasementWaterproofing41
Do you see the water that CONTINUES to enter the basement your honor, through the block walls… ya see?
Ya see more mold and efflorescence on the basement walls your honor?
Ya see some cracks widening your honor? … Huh?
That’s because sir, the interior basement water management system did NOT fix/repair/waterproof the actual existing defects in the basement walls, on the outside hence, water continues to enter those cracks etc and more mold/efflorescence on the blocks because of this
They either lied-to the homeowner, misrepresented the actual problems and only real solution for those problems or didn’t give one shtt, were fraudulent on what they told, sold to homeowner.
Somebody, you… your honor or…anybody lol, tell us all,was this basement ‘waterproofed’ by installing that shtty interior basement system?
Same goes for any city building inspector was says basements like this, that the city inspected (if a permit was pulled), were ‘waterproofed’… nonsense! Incompetent nonsense!
They won’t love it nearly as much if exterior cracks widen or wall begins to bow in or the water that continues to enter starts causing mold etc inside, they won’t like the price/cost to fix it right at that point when, they had opportunity to bid less now, had they taken the time to understand w tf f is going on.