Ummm, see bow? Cracks? huh?
Wall was ONLY damproofed when built. See how those cracks extend down to footing AND, UP above grade.
This is what can happen when heavy equipment is operated near-next to a basement wall, dang right. Wall could also bow in,crack from equipment operator careless backfilling practices or when the soil SETTLES against the bsmt wall in coming months.
Now, how would ANY Inside drain tile or baseboard system w/sump AND grip tite, carbon straps etc…relieve-lessen outside soil pressure,huh? How would any inside system stop/prevent further wall movement-cracks widening?
It can`t, period end of freakin story.
Appears they backfilled with most-all sand BUT, many walls are backfilled with CLAY and thats ALOT more weight/pressure against the outside of a wall.
Video shows em using backhoe to re-dig, careful!
The backhoe ‘could’ cause FURTHER damage to the wall or when they backfill the same soil against the wall later in video, i`m saying it ‘could’, its possible, its has happened. And placing SOIL on BANK near hole is another mistake! Weight of soil on bank could cause cave-in, not always but it does happen so, why risk it
Look at bsmt wall while they
re re-digging.....check THIN-damproofing that was applied with NO visqueen/no protection. Around the 2:29 mark, see thin damproofing-asphalt along TOP of wall and at CORNER? You dont see much-if any asphalt anywhere else do ya. Thats what happens, it breaks down and/or the asphalt will come off on the backfilled soil leaving the wall with no protection against water/moisture.
Homeowner, and others ‘THINK’ the thin asphalt is still on basement wall but often it has
come off, on the backfilled soil. Even when thin asphalt is allowed to set/harden it WILL
break down, isn`t much on wall to begin with…SHEESH!
Damproofing is basically USELESS! Yeah yeah, some say it
s enough, i say blccchtt! Again, LOOK at the dang wall, look at where they applied/sprayed/rolled on thin azz asphalt. Telling ya, it comes off on the SOIL in many cases. Some builders wanna backfill too dang quick, asphalt hasnt set/hardened yet PLUS, they don
t PROTECT it. Change the stupid CODES will ya please! Its NOT whats best for the…HOMEONERS.
Anchor-piering and trying to pull-yank wall ‘could’ WEAKEN a wall, giving it LESS lateral resistance in future.Yes, straightening the wall will make it ‘look’ fine/better but wall may have less lateral strength going forawrd.
Also, yanking a wall back into place most often causes MORE cracks in the wall, better Waterproof the ENTIRE wall fella`s!!! And better use hydraulic cement in cracks but alos along that cold joint/footing. The cracks run down to footing, hello?
They show a guy in trench, could cave in at any time, better watch yer azz mister, especially when they are using equipment close to ditch.
Around the 5:00 mark, they begin to backfill, they did NOT Waterproof the dammmmm wall!!! No hydraulic cement used in/on cracks,along cold joint/footing, wall not waterproofed, UN-be-lievable!!! Experts? ](*,)
Did a structural engineer and/or city inspector ‘OK’ this? NO waterproofing? Holy shtt! I`d hold em LIABLE for any future damage/leaks, dang skippy.
Same soil, luckily sand is backfilled but it
s going to SETTLE. When it does its going to cause more lateral pressure against the wall, a wall that wasn`t waterproofed.
No way this holds up for homeowner, will have leak(s) and quite possibly further movement,crack(s) widening etc. GOT MILK?