Thanks for the kind words man.
Yes sir we had an okay Christmas and hope you had a better one.
(most of our families have passed so, not quite what it used ta be)
Anyways, hope business is going good for you.
I read what I could from that facebook thread and am sure you know looll, i do not agree with Bob Evans.
Apparently they’ve been in business for 5 years (according to their-website), the BBB opened their file on them 1 year ago so, not much to go by.
Yeah sure, maybe they do good work… installing French drains or grading etc, fine! Doing THAT, doesn’t make anyone a real expert of this-subject, although many will claim how good they are, how honest they are etc etc.
Hate to sound like a hard azz again but truth is, in no way would i recommend anything that… they do. Never have. No, not for anyone with a leaky basement.
When a homeowner gets water in their basement because they have a crack in the wall then, THAT is what needs to be fixed/waterproofed correctly and often, doing/waterproofing that crack on the outside, or say 2 cracks in 2 areas, will cost LESS than what this guy and others like him, charge to put in some drain tile, grading.
I see he recommends injections for cracks, oh well. Again, NOT an expert, not on this subject.
So, for an example on what Bob Evans may tell a homeowner to do for a leaking basement… photos/link below,
And the rest of that photo album, same house…
So from what he says on his website etc, I’d guess he would play MORE water diverting games at this house…they already spent thousands on new concrete thinking, all the new concrete, the better pitch of the slabs would somehow keep all the water away from, off–of,the basement walls.
Hmmm, maybe he would tear out some concrete and then install a French drain along the side of house costing $$$$$$ more.
THAT, a French drain, would not have stopped further water from entering the exterior cracks, joints etc and, would not have stopped further deterioration of more blocks, plus, the wall is bowed in.
If he, Mr Bob or anyone else, does NOT honestly and correctly, first, determine/identify how and where the water is actually entering a basement then, they’re fkg over homeowners. Just like all the interior basement system bubbleheads.
Another example, say a homeowner is only leaking because they have 1 or more leaky-deteriorated rod holes behind some drywall. Well, need to identify THAT.
Instead what many do is, sell the homeowner whatever it is they do, like Bob, i guess sell them a French drain or re-grade.
But again, if the homeowner only has a couple leaky rod holes then, they don’t need any stupid French drain!
But HE has to KNOW wtf to look for, he has to be someone who will take the time and FIND the actual problem(s) and then, be honest about it! looollll That means, tell the homeowner, see… we removed a little drywall and the water is entering through a rod hole, that is your problem.
Or another example, say a homeowner gets water in their basement (finished), DUE to, because of, some open- cracked mortar joints and bricks ABOVE ground. They have no crack, no leaky rod holes etc, ONLY 1+ openings above grade. So how would Mr Bob’s french drain repair/tuckpoint those joints and bricks? He wouldn’t. He’d install the French drain costing $$$ and the homeowner would still leak. They’d still leak because the actual problem was not identified nor repaired. Got milk???