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Posted: Dec 6, 2005 3:00 PM       Post Subject:

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http://www.topeuro.co.uk/blagger/the_duel.html aiwebs_017.gif
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Posted: Dec 6, 2005 6:05 PM       Post Subject:
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Hey Mark;

That was pretty cool site. Thanks.

Hope your basement is still dry. ha. ha.

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No problems here Marcel, how`s yours? ...been as busy as a d_ke in a hardware store eusa_drool.gif

This guy may be a nice guy `n all but imo he doesnt know a thing about basement waterproofing, sorry if truth hurts aiwebs_003.gif

http://homeworkwithbobfenwick.com/videos/

....basement leak wmv

....basement wall wmv

....carolina basement, downspout drain pipe etc

jesus, there are step cracks, vertical cracks, horizontal etc AND direct openings above ground level. FIX `EM!!!! icon_lol.gif

but no, it s the gutters,gutters,gutters,downspout,downspout huh eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif eusa_wall.gif

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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 6:57 AM       Post Subject:

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had 1 person contact me who said they are not too concerned about a handful of BBB complaints, hey do `n believe what ya like.

http://www.wxyz.com/wxyz/ys_investigations/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15949_3314017,00.html

....click video

good ole Bruno Building has a 'handful of complaints' eusa_think.gif
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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 7:44 AM       Post Subject:

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http://www1.wxyz.com/wxyz/7_on_your_side/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15897_3944224,00.html

i read where some believe that 'mold' is all media hype, and there are times i agree but around Michigan, i`ve been in many basements like this and within a few minutes i have also felt pretty shtty/dizzy like Brian.

if anyone has water on the bsmt floor coming from the wall or coming from the cold joint it is because 90% of the time there are crack(s) `n other OUTSIDE openings allowing water inside and ahem....water=mold. NO inside drain tile or baseboard dewatering system STOPS water from entering through outside openings,got that? icon_smile.gif
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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 4:37 PM       Post Subject:

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http://www.expertwaterproofing.com/html/school_movie_2.html icon_smile.gif

end of vid you`ll notice name of company

here is company BBB listing 14 complaints last 12 mth 26 last 36 mth

http://www.bosbbb.org/reports/reliability_report.asp?FirmId=0000037896

'Satisfactory record' so, as Jodie says in the movie Contact, "Yer OK ta go" i`m ok to go, i`m ok
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Posted: Dec 15, 2005 10:19 AM       Post Subject:

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Vid w/ Larry from Basement Systems and Shell discussing Waterguard System,Bright Wall Paneling etc.

http://www.polycrete.co.uk/videoaudio.html

near end of Vid Larry says Any seepage that comes through bsmt wall will go behind the Bright wall Paneling and into the Waterguard system, and thats just fine. And it probably will keep most of the water off the floor but what about the water that continues to enter through the crack behind the Bright Wall Paneling? eusa_think.gif

Ever hear of mold? eusa_doh.gif And what if this house has a higher radon level, how does radon enter & where is it? nachi_sarcasm.gif It is outside in the soil against the bsmt walls `n under the bsmt floor `n it enters through cracks & other openings in walls & floors icon_wink.gif

Is it possible that mold will grow behind the Bright wall paneling? eusa_think.gif Yer darn tooting its possible. Not just possible but very likely, so then what? aiwebs_009.gif You can`t take their Bright wall paneling down, you mess with what they did and you`ll most likely lose any guarantee they gave ya.

Hey, there`s a Crack in the bsmt wall! Fix the darn crack correctly....stop the water from entering and you`ll also stop/prevent mold,radon.

If you have a roof or plumbing leak, do you divert the water or do you fix/stop it? eusa_silenced.gif

And what about homeowners with poured wall that may be pushing in a bit or a block wall thats bowing in due to lateral `n hydrostatic pressure `n roots from trees, how will any inside system help relieve these outside pressures agst the wall huh? icon_eek.gif What about block wall that can deteriorate from water running into and through them? eusa_think.gif

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Posted: Dec 15, 2005 10:29 AM       Post Subject:

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http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=1685787


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http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/05/10/news/news13.txt

John and The Crack team specialize waterproofing cracks in poured concrete foundations. Welcome to Red Sox land icon_smile.gif

Appears they charge $500-600 for their inside injection which takes about an hour.

He states foundation cracking " is a problem that really didnt have a solution 8 years ago" eusa_doh.gif

http://www.stlouis.bbb.org/commonreport.html?compid=310001164

maybe they are the best,maybe not...you decide eusa_think.gif

well, best of luck to Mr Happy Crack icon_biggrin.gif and the Crackettes eusa_drool.gif

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Posted: Dec 18, 2005 6:35 AM       Post Subject:

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-The Wide World of Waterproofing-
Spanning the internet to bring you a variety of crap, the thrill of Victory-and the Agony of a leaky-moldy basement.


Maybe you`d like to try this icon_confused.gif http://www.ne-design.net/basement-waterproofing.html


http://doityourself.com/info/wetbasements.htm wet basements

"Installing Drain Systems"-- perhaps the most common wet basement remedy is a drain & pump system. However, this solution addresses the symptoms of wet basements rather than the causes. As such, it is 'less' than ideal. However, the primary goal of a dry basement can be achieved with some certainty, which explains the methods popularity with contractors & consumers. These systems are 'not inexpensive'. Installing such systems is what Most waterproofing companies do. Of course, not my azz eusa_clap.gif

"A Warning"-- 1st paragraph, they are right on the money aiwebs_028.gif

2nd parag...inspectors & engineers, they state 'will do a much more thorough job' eusa_doh.gif Than who? Than most Inside and some Outside companies, sure! "experts' in what, waterproofing? eusa_think.gif That`s stretching the truth a bit, maybe a few....maybe. Experts in many other things, sure! icon_wink.gif

'for unbiased and much more comprehensive advice'....well, i`ll go along mostly with unbiased but if they are not educated FULLY w/waterproofing then where does the comprehensive part come in? "extensive Understanding' eusa_think.gif Oops, thats right i just took a shot, sowy! Ok..here, in all seriousness, MOST of You HI`s are dang good about Many things ta do with Homes `n Most of you should be consulted-hired by homeowners, i didnt say all icon_lol.gif , just like w/builders `n waterproofers etc.

3rd P-- Another problem w/waterproofing companies is price gouging. aiwebs_020.gif Several well established firms in this market are believed to conspire to fix prices. Hurray!!!!!!! Somebody else said it! ......Waterproofing is the one home service field in this area (and others) where a significant chunk of the market is held by.......unscrupulous firms! Don`t let the firms size fool you.

Let`s see, what else is troubling me today eusa_think.gif

These guys have evidently won numerous awards,hey Congratulations! and state they indeed are the Nation`s #1 Waterproofer! And maybe they are the very best, i personally weep for the wet.

BBB lists-

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing Laurel,MD 64 complaints last 36 mth BBB does not say satisfactory or not

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing South Plainfield,NJ 41 complaints last 36 'satisfactory'

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing York,PA 28 complaints last 36 'satisfactory'

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing Boothwyn,PA 34 complaints last 36 doesnt say either way

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing Yonkers,NY 0 complaints since file was opened,became BBB member June 2005

The validty of complaints filed agst waterproofers, imo....Most are very valid. Yeah sure there may be 1 or 2 bogus ones or maybe when the consumer didnt understand that by fixing 1 wall does not mean the other 3 will not leak eusa_wall.gif ...and so on.

But for many, after just spending a WAD of $cash$ and were told directly that doing an Inside system will.... STOP water from penetrating basement walls through cracks `n other openings below and above ground and were led to believe having this sytem done would also then Stop/prevent mold,radon gas and Stop-relieve lateral & hydrostatic pressure agst the outside of walls etc, and in a lil time have found out first hand that it doesnt, shht, i`d file a complaint too.

Did you read the Last few paragraphs in this story?

http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=1685787

The owner of the company changed `n submitted different version of contract to the court which said "No warranty" aiwebs_013.gif

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Posted: Dec 20, 2005 6:09 AM       Post Subject:

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http://www.shakeronline.com/dept/building/FAQ.asp#whatistheproblemisnotrelatedtosurfacegradingandwaterisleakingthroughthefoundation?

'Wet Basements'

-Are sump pump systems allowed in Shaker Heights?

Yes, but this is not the approach we recommend.It`s not water-proofing,it`s water management.The way it works is the contractor drill holes in your foundation to allow water in through the wall,where it is directed into a pipe (inside your basement) that leads to a pump that pumps the water back to the storm sewer system........this approach does not eliminate mold,mildew or fungus,which can be associated with health problems....etc.

Darn skippy, and it doesn`t stop/prevent lateral & hydrostatic pressure agst outside of walls & radon `n insect entry either.

-What if the problem is not related to surface grading and water is leaking through the foundation?

The preferred method for dealing with damp & leaking basements is to dig around perimeter of foundation (only where needed!) all the way down to the footing;apply waterproofing materials..........to the outside of the foundation walls;fill any cracks in the foundation.....................fill in with at least 2' of washed gravel.......that`s, Waterproofing done right aiwebs_011.gif

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Posted: Dec 20, 2005 5:14 PM       Post Subject:

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http://landmarksociety.org/section.html?id=1&uid=1&pageId=7

--Trees and Your Foundation--

....strong foundation are sometimes damaged by small roots that entered tiny cracks, then grew & expanded the crack.Large roots can push bulges into the foundation wall....


--Wet Basements--

....strom sewer, if these pipes are clogged with roots or collapsed, the water will Back-Up, possibly into your basement. Your plumber (an experienced/honest one) can clean these lines or tell you if they must be replaced. In plumber lingo, this is known as....snaking the lines.

.....Also, be wary of Waterproofing companies that recommend Interior basement perimeter drains and a sump system..................you`ll still have open water in your basement thus the possibilty of a musty odor & excessive humidity.

yup, and mold,radon insects `n lateral & hydrostatic pressure possibly cracking,bowing a wall + behind drywall etc.

--Rot, insect damage--

....rot does not occur without, first, the presence of excessive moisture and second, the presence of fungus spores........many people are confused by the term 'dry rot', after all, how can something rot if it`s dry? eusa_think.gif The reason is that the rotted area was once wet or suffered from seasonal wet & dry periods.

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Mark; MERRY CHRISTMASS


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Posted: Dec 23, 2005 4:59 PM       Post Subject:

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Marcel,

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http://www.channelcincinnati.com/station/4762978/detail.html 'cunning contractor' video $3,800 for this? aiwebs_009.gif $1,900 down? eusa_wall.gif

'Timmy' dug a lil knee deep trench and is gonna paint the inside wall eusa_doh.gif

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Mark, Merry Christmas to you
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Kevin,

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icon_question.gif i`m no computer wiz,hardly,so here is my dumb question, is it possible for a webmaster to 'alter' information on a site they didn`t create? eusa_doh.gif not if its 'likely'....is it possible? icon_redface.gif
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i guess Mr Torp had a leaky basement eusa_doh.gif

http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/081804/loc_torp001.shtml


http://www.fox61tv.com/news/articles/article_10263.asp


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/westmoreland/s_357923.html

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A Better Choice 12 complaints last 36 mth, maybe they are who ya need to fix yer leak eusa_think.gif
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Looks like Mike Brindle & Williams Basement Waterproofing is still in biz.

http://www.chattanooga.bbb.org/commonreport.html?compid=7677
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Mark Anderson wrote:
icon_question.gif i`m no computer wiz,hardly,so here is my dumb question, is it possible for a webmaster to 'alter' information on a site they didn`t create? eusa_doh.gif not if its 'likely'....is it possible? icon_redface.gif


yes it is possible
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