They lie to you, they misrepresent your actual problem(s) or are simply incompetent aka don’t know how to diagnose your leaky basement.
They’ll try and tell you several moronic things (lies!) such as… you have a hydrostatic pressure problem under the basement floor that only their lousy, cheap system can solve.
Or they’ll tell you the drain tiles, weeping tiles on the exterior are clogged and that is why you leak/seep where the bottom of basement wall meets the floor. They’ll tell you no need for exterior waterproofing because they can install new drains tiles and a sump pump inside, crap like that.
Here’s an interior system, they installed new drain tiles and sump pump…
Here’s another, more mold, efflorescence, still leak! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9uobsggb5M)
Interior perimeter system lool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijYI0Cb6SVo)
Not my video, lady still getting water in basement spent $$$$ on interior junk
The key to solving leaky basements is, correct diagnosis and NOT being a lying con as most are! YES they are sheesh.
If you get water in basement in one, two + areas AND let’s say you have drywall/paneling against wall then you need to remove some of it in order to correctly help you identify ummm diagnose your problem(s).
Only other means one can do if you don’t want to remove a bit of drywall is, take a hose and lay it a few inches away from your foundation wall, directly on the outside of where you FIRST get–see water inside. Don’t soak anything above grade, not a basement window, not a basement window sill etc, just run the water against the top of foundation wall, down for up-to… 30–40 minutes and see if you begin to get water in.
Following videos are why most basements leak, seep and may get some mold, efflorescence on inside wall. NO interior basement drainage system aka pressure relief system and sump pump repairs/waterproofs any exterior crack or other direct openings into your wall/house. Also note— most interior system companies will place some cheap paneling etc against part or most of the inside of your wall, all that does is HIDE, conceal water, mold, cracks possibly widening etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dpGpiB7kQI) It’s because of these exterior cracks etc that water gets in! Has nothing to do with drain tiles!!!
Same house Grosse Pointe Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b590J2E6he8 :45—1:20 see deterioration? C’mon on folks.
Now see what the inside foundation wall looked like, you don’t see the cracked parging, you don’t see the deteriorating, cracked bricks, mortar joints etc on the INSIDE do ya!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU2eXQ-RKDU … you do see some mold, efflorescence
Stop allowing these con artists to lie to you, cheat you out of $$$ sheesh! You need to find someone to identify and then fix your problem that is not a crook and most of the people in this business are either crooks or incompetent, yes they are, guarantee ya! Take some TIME, have some patience and find someone experienced and honest.
Exterior, repeat… exterior cracks in block foundation wall. These cracks were not visible on the inside of the wall! NOT because there was drywall/paneling against the wall, NO! Because many of these exterior cracks in block, brick foundation walls don’t always penetrate, crack on the inside so don’t let these misfits say, Oh there’s no cracks or deterioration etc, they full of crap.
Horizontal, vertical cracks etc… this is where-why-how water gets INTO the hollow bock wall and drain tiles have NOTHING TO DO WITH IT! looloolll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHqScpQQqZI 1:55 drain tiles? Shave test-ies? OOOOOoooooOOOOOooooooh bad boy
Poured foundation wall here, homeowner previously hired a contractor from CHURCH lol, watch video and see what they did and did not do…and where is that contractor now, he never came back!!
Dan Marino’s cousin loll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsbsF6PNufc
Rochester, block wall, homeowner was getting water ONLY where the BOTTOM of the wall meets the basement floor!!! Here is what the inside of wall looked like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8gOBD4aq6Q
Rochester, outside of wall, same corner, water was getting in through those openings and it CAUSED what you saw in last video on the inside, oh yes indeedy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_ALP7yuuBA
Now ALL our videos, our jobs… 40 years… rarely replaced any DRAIN TILE! No leaky basements hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Underground TREE ROOT, this was not the only root against, along the foundation walls. GEE. how would installing any interior system remove any root off a wall, how would they repair/waterproof these exterior cracks and stop the water from entering… mold, efflorescence, c’’’’’'mon peeps!
Same house as last video, Eastpointe MI, owner previously hired nitwit who didn’t bother to waterproof TO the corner and backfilled with the SAME CLAY SOIL! Truly stupid contractor that COST homeowner MONEY $$$ !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdCQlIemEWo
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get your leaky driveway side waterproofed on the outside, more lies n nonsense. They’ll try n tell you you have to remove the entire driveway or all the slabs along the wall, nope. As you can see it can be SAW-CUT… you lose about 18" pfft… you want it done right or you want to leak, have mold, efflorescence etc?
Listen to the HOMEOWER about MUDJACKING slabs… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH5XRRASo0E
Same house, mudjacking slabs, caulked along the perimeter of house, driveway and the cost $$
Same house, part of where-why-how water was getting in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyQ6Z-MGJsE
How about a crawlspace, some crawls problems, water in crawl are… in-part or all because of what you see open here on the outside and no interior system repairs any of this, would deteriorate more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIZguZSv2hQ
This homeowner wasn’t going to sit around after hiring one of the interior NITWIT companies who CHEATED him and his family, he sued and won… many of his articles/stories here https://waterproofingadvocate.com/
…"Gross negligence, lies, shoddy workmanship, rip off, worthless waterproofing FREE INSPECTION, misleading contract, misleading sales pitch, basement waterproofing incompetence, buyer beware, useless interior drainage system, misleading proposal… and so on, sad mfrs in this business…many of 'em!
Hmm, is she Mr. Mueller’s wife, sister? lol Okay more interior system rip offs, Aqua Dri, Thrifty waterproofing, Water Shield waterproofing ===SCAM! Quite a few homeowners here RIPPED OFF https://karinpricemueller.com/bamboozled/ongoig-investigations/al-demola-waterproofing-titan-shelters-scams-companies/