A moisture meter won’t tell anyone if there is a crack(s) in basement wall(s), and won’t tell you on poured walls if there are 1 or more rod holes that are about to give way/leak etc etc.
Just because some buy a new-newer house doesn’t mean it can’t/won’t leak. Just about all homes were NOT ‘waterproofed and backfilled correctly’ WHEN BUILT,no they were not. And many rod holes in poured walls when built were NOT plugged/sealed fully.Alot of them just have a ‘cork’ in em which break down/fall apart in time hence,begin to allow water in basement.
Just because that house suposedly hasn’t leaked since contractor was there the 2nd time doesn’t mean you won’t have further leak(s),its possible.
Q---- What did the contractor find WRONG other than supposed honeycombing? Did they take pictures, did they explain what they used on wall and WHAT was used as backfill?
Was there a vertical or diagonal crack?
Was there a crack AND 1 or more open-leaky rod holes?
Hope they have rock solid guarantee (most are full of crap)
Imo, it would be BEST for YOU to…SEE all the walls so that you would KNOW for CERTAIN whether or not they are any cracks or rod holes that may give you trouble/cost you money in the future. Not telling you/others to do this. Just saying what needs to be said in the best interst of any BUYER.
It’s possible there WERE 1+ rod holes or cracks BEHIND drywall in other-areas that might have been previously repaired. Sometimes PREVIOUS repairs are not done CORRECTLY,were done the ‘CHEAP az’ way, meaning…a crack might have been injected or 1+ rod holes might have been done BUT weren’t thoroughly-fully plugged and if so will leak again.See THAT all the time!
Regardless, rod holes in poured walls are often a big problem…they leak.
Say again,the exterior basement walls were not waterproofed and backfilled correctly and those rod holes likely(not always) weren’t plugged correctly…just have a cork in them eh.
See it all the time,over 30 yrs…finished basements,poured walls…buyer moves in and at some point, some rod holes begin to leak(yeah fairly often a crack too) and, lolol…many homeowners are bullshttt’d when they call contractor(s) over for estimates…INSIDE SYSTEM idiots who bs the homeowners and do not honestly and competenly IDENTIFY the ACTUAL problem,leak and talk them into installing an interior bs-my-azz-system,usually with sump pump…so heads up in future eh. Some buyers are told all they need to do is raise and slope the GRADE,pfttt…that crap is without ANY doubt in my honest opinion an incompetent bunch of shtt,dang right but some will cry on that one.
Finished basement HERE, DRYWALL too…click ‘arrows’ for other pics
Crack and rod holes and OTHER exterior openings/gaps that allowed water to enter and CAUSE duh MOLD. NO interior system-method would have fixed,repaired ALL the exterior pathways were water was entering.
The house your thinking of buying/others can ALREADY, POSSIBLY, have a crack(s) and–or 1+ rod holes BEHIND drywall that will leak at some point,just a matter of time. NOT saying the house DOES,just explaining what i’ve repeatedly seen. Buyer THINKS the basement doesn’t leak and may have been told it doesn’t…pffft.
Yep, its possible that one area they had repaired was the only leaky problem…at THIS point-in-time. And maybe the only problem-leak for decades to come,its possible sure.
On the other hand…say again, there MIGHT be other honeycombing,might be a crack,might be 1+ rod holes that are ABOUT to leak BEHIND drywall in other-areas…thats why i say,its best to SEE and KNOW what the hll yer buying BEFOREHAND…yeppers.
First 5 pics…
Poured walls,INSIDE system etc PREVIOUSLY installed…pfffttt!
http://picasaweb.google.com/101049034584960315932/BasementWaterproofing52 click each pic,again first 5
What IF…this house had DRYWALL agst these walls? Well, the cracks and previous bullshtt repairs would NOT be visible…just saying.
Here’s a house in MICH,block walls though eh…an INTERIOR SYSTEM previously installed…total incompetence!!! It did not STOP water from where its STILL entering which is CAUSING more mold,more efflorescence
See where FLOOR was CUT,patched…see JUNK along bottom of basement wall.
Any homeowners who have had THIS kind of incompetent crap installed need to SUE the dumb az incompetent,negligent inside system company! Jesus people,what are you doing!
Sue these companies for misrepresenting your actual problems,leaks,defects,causes of cracks and leaks for thier own SELF GAIN!!
Just because SOME who’ve had an inside system installed haven’t YET had any more water on the FLOOR does NOT at all mean THEY fixed your problem(s) correctly! Hear THAT crap all the time,its a bunch of INCOMPENT bullshtt,yes it is! “It keeps water off the FLOOR”! BS baby, bs! They/inside system CHUMPS did NOT competently identify the actual-problems and di NOT fix them all because they don’t do exterior waterproofing and only install inside systems…this IS complete incompetent crrrap and they need to be sued for bullshtting tens of thousands of homeowners into SHTTT that did NOT fix,repair the real problems and di NOT STOP water from where its STILL entering.
a real toe tapper…
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