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Old 5/12/18, 3:14 AM
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Con Ed did some work, leaky townhouse
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Old 6/19/18, 4:50 AM
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Basement waterproofing Michigan, block foundation walls. Homeowner only leaks, get water on the basement floor, in the areas ya see and they only see the water come in at--along the very bottom of the F wall, where it meets the floor.
They had a mold problem in the basement, mold on parts of the block walls, floor etc... they also had a leaky plumbing fixture in basement that was repaired prior to the waterproofing


Newer driveway slabs, lol, same old SAME..... and they caulked the perimeter where the concrete kisses the foundation walls... and so, did the caulk and the new-better-pitched drive slabs stop the leaky basement? Nope. Why? Because the pitch of the slabs (grade) was NOT the problem, the multiple cracks, joints etc were the problems and water gets under concrete slabs...... NOTE--- lol, this when done before, exterior damproofing, see where they applied the tar.... just a tad short! hahaaaa
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So when my old azz hears from some that say crap like, "Oh, we had exterior waterproofing done and it did not fix the problem".... you should be able to deduce WHY!!!! Other times when exterior waterproofing was done and homeowners still leaks, it can be because the contractor did not determine the actual problem (s) which can be openings in-around-under basement windows or doors or cracked deteriorated bricks n mortar joints above grade and so on.... you hired a contractor that didn't correctly, or honestly, identify the dang problem.

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Would spending thousands MORE on an interior basement system and sump pump have repaired the exterior cracks and stopped the water, mold? Nope.

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Old 6/23/18, 5:43 AM
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Apparently this guy just bought this house, leaky basement.
2:00 water dripping on electrical outlet.... 4:00 some mold.
Water is entering because they are multiple exterior cracks in block foundation walls and quite likely direct openings above grade.
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So installing any interior basement drainage system with 105 sump pumps would NOT stop further water from entering the exterior cracks, existing defects, wouldn't stop/prevent further mold, nope.
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Old 6/23/18, 7:21 PM
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Old 6/24/18, 3:23 AM
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Two more short videos, same guy... carbon fiber straps, bowed walls
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He erroneously claims, "So this wall will now NOT be able to bow or move AT ALL"


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Says, "Remortared all cracks"... on inside lollollll
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Old 6/30/18, 5:53 AM
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Rochester Hills, leaky basement in one area, near corner.... they only get--see water inside where the bottom of the foundation wall meets the basement floor... there is no supposed, stupid, fraudulent claim of hydrostatic pressure problem under the floor... sheesh, do you believe in ghosts n goblins too...huh?
Here's a look around duh house and at the GRADE.... ya know, some profess that 99% of all leaky basements can supposedly be fixed by TOYING with the grade...pfftt


Plus Woody Woodpecker's house!!!
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Here were some of the exterior openings in the foundation wall where water, umm rain, first entered.....
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Woody................. Woody Woodpecker laugh - YouTube

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"Have level, will travel".... sheesh the incompetence


Tried talking common sense with this Mud-dude guy but like the rest of the interior terds, he thinks he knows all.


His video, there are multiple EXTERIOR cracks in foundation wall... that is why the basement leaks, they are why water is getting in :50 crack, 1:33 crack, 2:05 crack and there are others. Yet he is going to install an interior system with beams 2:50
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Appears he'll also 'toy' with the grade, eh. lolloollllllllllll


Gee, should Bubba start bringing a level on all estimates?


UN---BA---lievable incompetence, yeppers!
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Old 8/4/18, 11:37 AM
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Leaky moldy basement, block foundation walls. As usual, the water was FIRST ENTERING the basement, the block wall... through an exterior crack, cracked parging in wall and where an old gas line line was in the foundation wall


outside video of actual problems and only solution
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close up of the gas line and their weak attempt of sealing it
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inside finished basement, they removed some paneling, mold on wall
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another exterior video, clay in street etc
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So if one were to install an interior basement drainage system when the the problems are on the exterior of foundation wall and the water is entering THROUGH those existing defects then they are not stopping the water from entering and will not stop-prevent mold.... eh.
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Old 8/6/18, 2:26 PM
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Leaky moldy basement, block foundation walls. As usual, the water was FIRST ENTERING the basement, the block wall... through an exterior crack, cracked parging in wall and where an old gas line line was in the foundation wall


outside video of actual problems and only solution
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close up of the gas line and their weak attempt of sealing it
YouTube

inside finished basement, they removed some paneling, mold on wall
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another exterior video, clay in street etc
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So if one were to install an interior basement drainage system when the the problems are on the exterior of foundation wall and the water is entering THROUGH those existing defects then they are not stopping the water from entering and will not stop-prevent mold.... eh.

The interior water diversion guys could care less about mold. A friend of mine has been along time remediator. He was contacted by one of the largest interior rip off companies to remediate mold before they encapsulate crawlspaces. After two jobs, they stopped having him remediate because the homeowner was out of money once the remedial work was done and couldn't afford there crappy encapsulating system any longer, so the Rip off water diversion company just installs there system right over mold growths now.



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yes sir Mike hear you loud 'n clear.
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Old 8/11/18, 3:11 PM
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Macomb Mich, leaky finished basement, took off some drywall and paneling and see what we found this morning... the usual
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20+ deteriorated-leaky rod holes and a hairline crack and mold.


Interior drainage system people only wanted to remove the bottom 18" of the paneling in order to install their vinyl etc crap against bottom of basement wall and install their pathetic drainage system.


Anyone who opts to do that, to hire them will not STOP the water from entering hence will NOT stop further mold, hellllo, ding ding ding


The mold was not visible on the front side of paneling/drywall, got that? So just because you may NOT see mold doesn't mean there isn't any.


Do some home inspectors still want to tell homeowners like this to..... raise and slope the grade? Add longer downspout extension, mudjack slabs? You are nutzzz, adding soil etc won't repair the rod holes and crack which IS WHY it leaks! It's where there is mold, unbelievable nonsensical recommendations.

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Old 8/11/18, 10:06 PM
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Hey Mike and Mark! I hope you are doin' great. It's been a while. Good on ya!




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Old 8/13/18, 9:12 AM
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Hey Larry....I've been very busy this year, especially commercial. I jump on here when time permits, which isn't often. If you ever get down in my area, let me know, we will do lunch.



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Old 8/13/18, 9:50 AM
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Hey Larry....I've been very busy this year, especially commercial. I jump on here when time permits, which isn't often. If you ever get down in my area, let me know, we will do lunch.
Sounds good! But, it won't be for a while. My wife's parents both passed away..




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