lool, and some here think i’m a loudmouth, long winded etc, shhesssh. At least i back-up, substantiate what i say/claim, don’t see others doing that, got milk…huh?
Mr. Steve, he’s just another inside terd, seriously. Incompetent and–or a misrepresentative-deceiving chump…on, the other or possibly both, yes sir lool
HERE is a link from not long ago on the HYDRO moron…
https://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/hey-hydro-armor-oconner-you-dont-get-either-86753 <-- there are several of HIS videos here and ummm, my honest-experienced response to some of the crap, false claims, incompetence
Here is Hydro’s webby… ‘Basement University’ huh? hahahhaaa!!
Let’s just zero in on ONE thing on that site for now… where he talks about MOLD, in basements/AVOID Mold Issures… and notice/read at the bottom, HIS diagram that supposedly explains ‘basement waterproofing’, an interior system.
His first sentence about MOLD, claims… “Our basement waterproofing SYSTEMS will ensure your home is protected from potential mold”
Friggin nonsense. Not if he’s talking about installing interior basement systems in peoples homes when their actual problem(s) is 1++ exterior cracks or cracked parging or 1+ openings along–above grade, he’s full of shtt and that is just another false claim or incompetence.
C’mmmon, i do believe most HI’s here know that in order to stop/prevent mold in a basement one better find/identify and then STOP the water/moisture issue.
Here’s some photos/examples of what i mean, where interior basement systems have been installed that did not stop the water from where it was, and still is, entering, hence mold etc…could post many photos or videos of same
And these are just a few where the inside morons didn’t cover most or all of the basement wall w/some sort of plastic etc paneling. Mr Macy and maybe Intergriy W’g has posted some good photos where some of the junk paneling (bright wall etc) the inside co’s placed on the wall was removed
In each case, photos above, and at the very least tens of thousand of other homeowners were told…all they needed was an interior system and the system would stop all water from entering, stop mold etc etc, and each paid at least $7,000, most paid more and in quite a few cases, much more…more than it would have cost for exterior waterproofing.
They were lied to, deceived… problems were misrepresented… period! Yes sir.
They all had exterior cracks, cracked exterior parging and other exterior openings that allowed water to enter, those were the REAL problems.
Many of these interior system Co’s will install plastic etc against the basement wall(s), sometimes they’ll cover just the first block or two from the floor UP, sometimes they’ll cover 1/2 the wall and other times and more and more often these days they cover ALL of the basement wall(s). Why? At least in-part to hide, conceal water that will still enter, hide mold, efflorescence, cracks widening or new cracks etc
Some of these interior bubbleheads use delta dimpled membrane on–against the interior foundation walls for, of course, the same reasons
And we have not yet touched upon what ‘caused’ the cracks or cracked parging or walls to bow in etc that interior systems do nothing about…like in this video, ‘Foundation Problems in Peoli PA’… an interior system was installed and it did not a) stop the water from where it was entering b) it did not relieve, reduce ANY exterior weight-pressure against the foundation wall… see what happened after they installed the cupcake–system
Sorry but gotta say this again, its opposite of what HYDRO dude and many others incorrectly or incompetently claim, drilling holes in blocks (walls) ONLY lets the water that is getting into the hollow-blocks, out.
Drilling holes does NOT ‘relieve-reduce’ any exterior weight or lateral soil pressure against the wall, nonsense man.
Use your brain, water is still going to get into those blocks, through…lol, what i have and John McEwen and a few others…SHOWED you. Exterior cracks, cracked parging, no parging on the exterior blocks, other exterior openings etc. Water is still going to get inside those blocks because… these interior morons do not reapir/waterproof those exterior cracks etc!!! loll oh my.
You don’t relieve lateral soil pressure or other causes of cracks like underground tree roots or concrete slabs or a porch footing etc by… drilling holes on the inside, that is incompetent false, misleading claims
You can reduce a little pressure against a wall by, sure, having the grade sloped away but more importantly as Steven A Smithyy says, you can reduce,relieve more weight/pressure by digging… exterior waterproofing… hauling all of the clay, roots etc away, waterproofing the cracks etc and then backfilling with most–all gravel, NOT by DRILLING HOLES!
Why doesn’t the better butthead bureau have these interior companies substantiate these bogus claims? You know why…$$$
Same thing goes for Angie’s List and Home Advisor and Gary Sullivan and Glen–clear, concise facts- Haege have their lil darlings prove/substantiate their claims. They cannot prove or substantiate these moronic claims but are allowed to continue to use them all over the place in order to bs homeowners further.
Jesus i try to post other links, photos to prove what i say/claim, dang skippy…like…
U S Army Corps of Engineers…posted this many times, they state… “Granular backfills can REDUCE lateral pressure”
Here’s one builder other than Mr Cyr who gets the importance of backfilling with most-all gravel…
6th paragraph… http://www.dwightyoderbuilders.com/concrete.cfm
in part they say, about backfilling with all gravel, paraphrase, ‘This does SEVERAL things…any water which makes its way up against the foundation can easily drain through the gravel down…this is especially important, if not critical, with soils having high clay content. And… this type of drainage (all gravel backfill) prevents trapped water and saturated soil next to the foundation from building up horizontal/lateral soil pressure against a basement wall that can cause cracks, leaks and in worse cases, bow a wall inward’
Those are 2 unbiased links… they aren’t basement waterproofing/foundation contractors eh.
Have posted Fairfax county and others as well, they all state the same things pretty much, as to what TA do.
I don’t see any HI backing up their claims on this-subject, those who yap about certain things to homeowners, you know what i mean.
Don’t see any interior basement system Co backing up/proving their claims.
Yet some here just biattch and moan and cry about Bubba brains, Bubbas posts etc, nonsense, just more nonsense. All I’m trying to do and have done, is post photos, videos and facts, most of which i have tried to substantiate with other links/unbiased opinions, ya feel me, got milk? NOT biaatching at you Mr Steve or most others, just get wound up sometimes loooolll