This is just another way some homeowners get lied to, bs’d, misled on their leaky basements or what to REALLY look for
NOTICE, this guy apparently does roofing, siding and… gutters. Ok fine.
We’ll assume for now that roofing, siding, gutters is where his experience is,eh?
NOT basement waterproofing, not leaky basements.
Not saying he’s a crook, just saying in my experienced and honest opinion of what I have repeatedly seem over and over for nearly 4 decades is, this is not who homeowners should be calling to IDENTIFY their stupid leaky basement!
:30 mark he says/thinks the GUTTERS are why this area of the homeowners basement leaked.
He doesn’t say he/they saw water waaaay UP HIGH in the basement (above the basement wall), no.
So what he should be telling us and should have told the homeowner and should have done in order to correctly IDENTIFY why/where the water entered the basement is, run a water-test with a hose on the outside right up against/along the basement wall… if water begins to enter you found aka ahhhhemmm IDENTIFIED the actual problem. Got it? lool
He didn’t take 10 seconds or so to tell us anything like that now did he and imo because I’ve repeatedly seen this over and over he ASSUMED or, he hopes and incorrectly thinks they need new gutters, oversized gutters.
Well gutters the size/width of garbage cans doesn’t repair/waterproof any foundation cracks or open leaky rod holes etc and new gutters will NOT keep all subsurface water OFF the entire depth of a basement wall but you go ahead and try all ya like.
And his window well thoughts are wrong imo as well, dang skippy.
Another guy with his video, 'Rain gutter and how to avoid flooding in your basement"
:50 mark he brings up… soil compacting…and says, ‘If you see any area where the soil settled know that it could be a potential BASEMENT LEAK’ !!!
Really? looollll So many say the same incompetent bs and notice he didn’t have the time to inform anyone that the exterior basement walls weren’t waterproofed and highly likely backfilled with clay-crap soil. Doesn’t say anything about the highly likely possibility that 1+ cracks in walls or rod holes or openings above grade are what causes most basements to leak (I’m not talking about basement back ups through floor drains and crap like that). If he or anyone was really experienced on THIS subject and really gave a crap about people with leaky basements then he would have and should have added that.
Basements don’t leak because soil settled in 1 or more areas!@!@#@!@!@!!!@!!! loool cmon and wake UP. sheeesh
Whether the soil settled or NOT, it takes an exterior crack or deteriorated rod holes or the parging that was applied to the exterior wall when built has cracked,deteriorated or openings around a gas line etc that goes through a foundation wall or openings into the home along or above ground level to allow water IN! Again not yapping about basement back ups or humidity, condensation problem or some sort of leaky dripping plumbing fixture which also has ZIP to do with some stupid soil that settled! Get me another shot of whiskey bartender plz!!!
And for the nth time Bubba-head is not saying to slope the grade TOWARDS your house lool, no.
Am simply saying take some time and have some g dang PATIENCE and find, identify the actual problem(s) BEFORE you give one dime to a contractor or anyone else, got milk?
Sometimes some homeowners NEED to remove SOME drywall/paneling… why??? lool In order to help YOU. In order to honestly and correctly find/identify why your stupid basement leaks. Plus some have mold on the basement wall and-or on the back side of their drywall… don’t you wanna know dat, huh?
The grade, the grade the grade the stupid azz grade… SLOPE slope SLOPE slope slope and dope it away huh? lool
Let’s see, most ROOFS are SLOPED away, sloped down right? HUH?
Ok so why do ROOFS LEAK???
You think roofs leak because of the grade errrrrrrrrrrrrrr SLOPE/PITCH of the stupid roof???
I have yet to hear any roofer tell any homeowner that they need to RAISE the ROOF in order to give it a better pitch which would then, suppppppppppppppppposedly, fix their leaky roof. Stay tuned, **** in this world it’ll happen at some point.
CHANGE your THOUGHT PROCESS on leaky basements would ya please.