Ok so you saw the video above, the estimate…
here were her existing defects/problems… not including tuckpointing etc above grade
… and there was a hairline vertical crack at chimney corner
front of house, gas line area, basement leak
after waterproofing these problem areas i ran ANOTHER water test to show her her problems below grade were NOW, fixed correctly as no water, nary a stupid drop entered after running hose for 30 minutes, 6 times longer than when i ran it BEFORE doing the waterproofing and she got water in, quickly. lol
a builder told a homeowner couple months ago that NOBODY can do a water test in 20–30 minutes and prove if an exterior crack in foundation wall was repaired correctly… hahaha
well Mr builder, you were wrong, as what you failed to understand was, we backfill with ALL gravel from the footing all the way UP to within a few inches of grade, see lolol, you didn’t comprehend that part. Running water/hose from grade down through peastone, right-up against a wall, a crack, goes from A ta B, very quick, if there was something wrong with the wall it would have leaked but you failed to add 1 + 1.
i run water tests in clay, silty soil for decades and most, not all, of those basements leaked within 5 no more than 10 minutes when doing a water test. And all those homeowners will back me up and tell you the same thing, problem is not me, it is peeps like you sir, you thought you were going to make Bubba look like a fool to the homeowner and realtor…who is real dufus now? A builder is not an experienced, honest foundation contractor, sowy, night night