Too long for ya, too bad. One reason why some don’t LEARN much on THIS subject.
Leaky basemeny windows, home inspector (am sure he’s a good ole boy and may indeed be a good HI, just not on this subject eh)
He says/assumes and recommends on his inspection report to, remove the walkway and either regrade or pour new walkway and put in a window well and that by doing that it will STOP ALL water from entering the basement.
Tad later when he’s inside duh basement he adds the window needs to be addressed…he right about that eh.
Again he recommends to homeowners w/this kind of problem to SPEND MONEY on removing the concrete and either regrading or pouring new/more concrete.
Hmmm, NO chance there may be an exterior crack,cracked/no parging etc on the exterior wall huh?
New concrete walk was poured here, just like he/other’s recommend…
and more concrete UNDER that…
Exterior crack and gaps around/under sill, NO chance this is THE actual problem huh?
So just play with the grade or pour MORE concrete huh? ](,)](,)](*,)
NO chance there may be a GAP like this, the REAL problem…not the grade etc
Window well? Come on. You need to, you SHOULD be recommending,trying to find WHERE the stupid water is getting in…like here
See scraper? That’s is why/where the water got in and ummm #-o#-o#-oinstalling a window well or playing with the grade or pouring more concrete does NOT…ever, find and SEAL the actual problem(s).
Eh, how much $ will it cost to pour more CONCRETE…just like in first photo’s or here…
No chance this is the real problem eh? Ok…its just GOTTA be the GRADE! lololol
Did all that concrete fix the leaky basement? Nope, nope, nope.
You need to IDENTIFY the how/where the water is getting in, hello!!!
Pouring concrete, painting the walls with Drylok, installing an interior system and sump, adding soil is all bullshtt baby! You have NOT found,identified the homeowners REAL problem(s) hence, they haven’t been fixed!
If/when the homeowner problem is just a clog in lateral line then pouring concrete,playing with the grade, painting the dumb walls or installing an inside system and sump doesn’t fix that either!!! ](,)](,)](*,)
If you recommended that shtt and didn’t find/identify the real problem then in part, YOU COST that home quite a bit of cash. So WHY recommend this shtt?!?!?
Year after year, decade after decade i go to peep’s homes and they frigging tell my stinky az they were told/recommended by HI etc a month or 6 months or a year etc to raise/slope the grade, pour new concrete etc and my dumb azz finds the real problem. I’m NOT saying this to make my dumb az look good, NO!!! Jesus k man.
ONE of the reasons why some HI’s etc THINK their grade-recommendation solved some homeowners problem is because the homeowner didn’t call you back, they called my azz or some other BW’g company. Yes indeed, they’ve repeatedly told me they simply want the leak fixed and didn’t want to call you back,didn’t want to make a fuss. They say, look BUBBAMILK, just find,fix the problem, that’s all we want.
Another reason is, a couple or 6 months have gone by…some get the same seepage and some get a little less but know they still have a problem and they think too much time has gone by to make any fuss with the HI,yep, thats what they’ve told my stinky butt,uh huh.
So again, YOU don’t get a call and you again think the grade or longer downspout extensions etc solved their problem…not.
“There are 2 basic things that will PREVENT basement water intrusion in at least 90% of houses…grading and gutters…the number is probably closer to 99%”
Really? Shtt man, 35 years and i’ve seen almost ALL homeowners who’ve called my azz on their leaky basement that already tried raising and sloping the grade or new gutters with longer downspout extensions and/or painting their walls with Drylok etc etc, total incompetent NONSENSE! Is this what you supposedly learn in HI courses, huh? Where does this MYTH come from. lol
How many pictures do ya need that CLEARLY, without ANY doubt show/prove the GRADE was NOT the problem!
NEW driveway poured here, buyer was told it/the slope was the problem. How much ya think that cost? Still leaked!!!
See how high and sloped this grade is…did it ‘prevent’ water from entering basement?
I’ll take these photo’s to court and show Judgie SOMEBODY recommended raising/sloping the grade or pouring new concrete etc and did not identify the actual problems (incompetent) and OBVIOUSLY did not fix them, who ya think wins, got milk?
Jesus, do the right thing for the…homeowner, ya bid terd! STOP recommending incompetent bullshtt.