Something for John Bubber to chew on... and spit out.

He’s right. This one has everything he describes: Major moisture intrusion, a ton of mold growth, a crappy interior water collection system, a previous bracing system installed, and bulging and cracking which was still progressing like nothing ever changed because nothing really has.

Thanks to the Bubbernator, his posts have helped me show clients and agents that these fixes aren’t fixes at all. Water still wins. Deal with it outside.

Yes, Mark…err, I mean, John knows his stuff. That’s for sure…good guy…good info. :slight_smile:

Curious how you wrote it in the report including recommendation.

I figured his alias is the more recognizable choice. :wink:

So was this your picture ?

Not for the report, this is one I took to post here. I was back there today to check the plumbing. Water wasn’t on during the inspection so I came back to verify that this, among other plumbing components, was leaking. :slight_smile:

Thank you gents and NICE pretty picture there Mr. Cameron!! :wink:
Thank you Mr. Larry :mrgreen:

Interior systems and wall anchors or carbon fiber straps do not relieve/reduce any weight, any pressure acting upon/against the wall :wink:

Some times its the clay, silty soil and sometimes, at least in-part it can be underground roots from trees that help screw up walls. Sometimes it can be 1+ concrete slabs or a porch footing or even a set of steps and the pad underneath :wink:

Sometimes its the clay soil that caused original damage and when they live right next to an expressway etc, those vibrations could take over and cause some more damage or, lol, clay caused origibal damage/cracks to wall and then a homewoners next door neighbor, or the HO themselves, build an addition or get new driveway so the equipment used can cause further problems.

Add to that, as in pretty photo posted :mrgreen:, there are exterior cracks, cracked parging inn that wall, yep… still open and can only get worse. Water will continue to enter UNTIL somebody HONEST and competent waterproofs the exterior.

And for some, when they get bad information, their wall can get to a point where its not repairable by someone like Steve or my dumb butt and it needs to be replaced. Talk about added costs, sheesh!

If they were only given ALL the factual real information at first, so they could make a wiser, more informative choice as to, what is best for their bowing basement wall or, block wall that simply has 1+ exterior crack and leaks/seeps.

But interior system salespeople/owners won’t ‘do that’, Would hurt their lil shtt scumball businesses waaay too much.

Laughed at that ‘Bubbernator’ looooooooooool!

As to anyone’s GRADE, as much as i say the things i say about it (you peeps know so i won’t go on about that-part, supposed solution), but,of course, yes, it helps to divert some water away, sure!

And diverting ‘some’ water away will often, not always, help lessen the saturation of the soil acting upon/against one’s basement walls, not against trying to keep some water away from house/walls, just want to be clear.

The grade can’t always keep soil from getting saturated because sometimes, ummm lol, it rains a lot! Can rain for days or when we get winters like this one, lots of snow melting can saturate the soil. Know you guys understand that but some do not.

Then we have some people who diy or, are told to raise their grade up against a wall that is already somewhat bowed in. They are getting water in due to exterior cracks etc but maybe don’t have the cash to get sht fixed so, they raise the grade against… an already weakened wall.

If that soil used is clay, silt and depending on how much they use/raise the grade then THAT could indeed inflict MORE damage to the wall. So careful there eh :wink:

Some will pour concrete right against their leaking wall, umm, that equals more weight/pressure that wall has to withstand…not good.

Over the decades of hand digging we’ve seen all kinds of shtt.
Sometimes, the clay is saturated, a lot WETTER (is that a word lolol) 6-7-8’ deep than it was in the first few feet. (no, had nothing to do about drain tiles supposedly being clogged etc)

Other times its the other way, wet in the first few feet and, dry as a bone rock hard clay in last few feet. And sometimes when we see/have this kind of dig we see THIS kind of crack, horizontal crack at top of first block up from floor (lowest block)

Now, ya’s see that horizontal EXTERIOR crack and vertical exterior crack?

The wall is bowed in.

So, quite a few of the you tube videos posted SHOW interior system companies claiming all kinds of BOGUS bs and of course, showing us all what THEY DID, what THEY TOLD and incompetently, negligently sold to those homeowners

Questions arise!!! lool Hello!
Did they relieve, reduce ANY exterior weight/pressure acting upon those basement wall by installing their bs interior drainage systems? NO, hll no.

If some are thinking carbon fiber straps or wall anchors relieve, remove, reduce exterior weight/pressures you mistaken!!

And did those interior basement systems they installed repair/waterproof the existing exterior cracks as you see in photo? No, hll no.

They don’t stop the water from where its still going to enter and they don’t relieve any exterior causes of the walls bowing in, cracking etc. lool ==MORONS