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JDM62098

08:05PM | 03/20/99
Bvbasement
My walls look like a disaster waiting to happen. The cracks in the walls expand and contract depending on what time of year it is. I have come to the conclusion that I will have to install some type of drain system. The walls are of a block construction, and there is no sump pump. I have not seen any significant movement in the walls that I think would require any structual support.
Now to the problem. I have had a number of different contractors over with many different stories. Prices have been from $4,000 to $13,000. One wants to excavate and another says that it is not necessary. I even have two different contractors who sell the same systems through the same franchise giving two different stories.
I have seen a lot of different systems and I am not sure which system is the best to use. I want a good warranty that means what it says.
Please help. I need some advice.

Signed,
BASEMENT PROBLEMS

BobF

03:05AM | 03/22/99
JDM,

A 'number of different contractors' have already inspected the situation first hand. Why would you think someone is cyberspace could give you better advice, when we can't see the situation?

Call your local building department and ask them. They may be familiar with the contractors you've talked with already.

Phillip

05:50PM | 03/26/99
JDM,
Look at the warranty. Make sure the contractor will stand behind it.Also besides contacting your local building department contact the Better Business Bureau on the contracters that you have in mind.
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