Larry being too nice
Am just an honest, experienced waterproofing contractor, that’s it.
Do I get a bit ‘edgy’ (lool) on the message board at times? Dang skippy!
Some don’t like it? Boo hoo, least I don’t hide, lie about who I am and what we do, don’t cheat people as many others in this business do
(some may incorrectly assume i did by using the name BUBBA here, nonsense! I wasn’t looking for any dang credit, was attempting to help, inform, anonymously! When i initially signed in here, i did use my real friggin name but caught quite a bit of crap, so i changed it, got that? lol).
—sowy, have a handful of extra minutes before its time TA dig! loool
I don’t wear suits etc on estimates, don’t get ‘prettied up’ (nothing to pretty up!). I don’t bring a briefcase or bullsht videos etc, i don’t lie about people’s problems in order to get the stupid job!
On most estimates, am inside the basement 5 minutes or so and then look on the outside and write up the estimate and try and answer any Q’s the homeowner may have and, zip I’m gone.
Sometimes, when the basement is finished and the homeowner doesn’t want to remove drywall etc then, i may need to do a water test to FIND their problem(s) so, on some est’s, am there for 1 1 1/2 hours
I don’t call people back 1 day or a few days after I gave them an est and tell them I can NOW, all of a sudden, LOWER the price/estimate, as many do.
Whatever the homeowners problem(s), leak is, it is… and if they want it done correctly it costs x-amount to do, I don’t have/offer ANY ‘specials’, never have and never will.
If a homeowner wants to DIY it, no problem, i would gladly explain to them what they need to do, what to get/order etc.
I’ll say this too, lool, a few homeowners ARE a pain in the azz, just like anyone/anything else, yep.
Am opposite what Haege repeatedly says, he says the CUSTOMER is always right.
I say thats nonsense! WHAT, exactly are they always right on, huh?
Jesus, when i show (hose/water test) a homeowner their problem is that water is first entering through/under a basement window then, THATS what the problem is!!
A water test doesn’t LIE, people lie!!!
If the problem is a crack in the basement wall then THAT is what the problem is! And so on. Am i perfect? HLLLLLL no!! Hello! Is anybody? But i do not cheat people. On the other hand, i GUARANTEE you that many companies/contractors in THIS business… cheat people, lie to them, oh yes indeedy. Especially the interior basement system companies!!!
Has there been a few homeowners (and i do mean a few… 3,4) that INCORRECTLY thought/dreamed-up on their own, who… still leaked a little AFTER we did a section of their basement wall? YES! ALL were because-of, they had 1 or more openings ABOVE grade that they did not seal/get fixed yet or, incorrectly thought or didn’t listen to my azz that water CAN get in through open mortar joints, openings around windows or, they had a crack etc further-down the wall that they didn’t know about OR, didn’t tell me about, sht like that…
That’s not my fault, that’s theirs.
Has there been a few homeowners leaks that i could NOT find, locate ( a few… 3, 4, 5) over all these years? Yep. But i tell them, hey, i cannot find your problem/where-how water is getting in, sorry i cannot help you… and i move on. 99% of homeowners leaks/problems i’ll g dang find.
Know how many people INCORRECTLY think ‘the grade’, poor grading, is WHY they leak? Pfttttttttttttttttttttt!!! For the nth time, that’s bulllsht, incompetence, LOOK at the many photos that have been posted, eyeball the raised and sloped grades!!! sheesh lol
Talk to you soon Erik