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LicensedWaterproofer

10:55PM | 04/24/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
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1)Will NOT take ANY (NONE!) Hydrostatic Pressure off the outside of a basement wall...because the pressure is.......on the OUTSIDE of the wall! 2) An Inside method does NOT stop (waterproof) a basement wall...it keeps (diverts) water off a basement floor,Period! 3) An Inside method cannot prevent mold-efflorescence from growing inside the cells/holes of a block wall or on the inner face of any wall.And so those of you who have drywall-paneling against your walls you will not see the beginnings signs of it and prolly wont smell it until it gets into a worse stage,there are 26 different grades of mold. 4) A sump pump controls the level of water under the basement floor,that is its purpose,it does NOT stop water from entering a wall 5)How long will an Epoxy injection of a crack on a Poured wall,done from the inside,just how long ya think that LIL bit of epoxy is going to hold together thousands of lbs of concrete...and how long before the crack opens just a tad more from Hydrostatic pressure that exists on the outside of the wall and begins to leak again..not very long 90% of the time.

LicensedWaterproofer

11:18PM | 04/24/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
you like to distort the facts or maybe you like to put me down and take the focus off of the facts...part of the blame & reasons walls crack,buckle and leak is due to the state-city codes for building/backfilling.I put part of the blame on the states,cities,architects,inspectors and builders.Peastone is THE best backfill against a basment wall,it provides immediate drainage from ground level to footing(keeps water from sitting/accumulating against a wall)and it along with sand takes away alot of pressure that would otherwise be against a basement wall.That being a fact then why doesnt the states,cities make the builders backfill with all peastone when a home is being built instead of pushing heavy dirt,roots,blocks,bricks and other crap against a new wall? Thats exactly how some walls crack from the git go..from the builders pushing this crap against new walls and half the time being in a hurry and not letting the walls set up better.And as for footings,some builders do not compact the soil enough beforehand,again in a hurry or other bumbling reason,and some will not pour footings wide enough or deep enough,I`ve seen some of their short cuts.These are some of the reasons new homes have cracks in the walls already,again from improper footings,soil compaction,very poor backfilling means.And most of us wouldnt have a new driveway poured in the middle of winter (those of us w/4 seasons)..right? So why would you want to build a house in the winter? Its all about money...not whats best for the footing,the settling of the soil,the walls,the basment floor,the backfilling against the walls. And the"Damp-proofing" that is done on the outside of the walls on new homes adds up to about nothing,spraying or rolling on a VERY thin tar is a joke.And with pushing tons of soil in with heavy equipment can crack a wall and pull down the thin tar when settling of the soil occurs!

LicensedWaterproofer

03:01AM | 04/25/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
The companies that only install the Inside method..on their contracts it states they "Do Not cover any further structural damage to a basment wall" and "They Do Not cover further dampness-moisture" and they "Do Not cover any Discolration on a wall".....you know why? Because they Do Not STOP water from entering the basement,they rather divert the water that has already entered through a crack(s) in the wall under the floor,of course it is smart for them to understand that HUGE point and put that in writing and cover their butts! And they Do Not cover discoloration (Mold-efflorescence) because...they DID NOT Stop water-moitsure from entering with their Inside method! And how could they cover any further deterioration of a wall or structural damage when they are Not taking Any hydrostatic pressure that exists of the outside of a wall!! Now how is this "Rambling"..how exactly is it that I sound like a drunk and sound like someone who has very little experience that many of you question, I state Facts in Detail! If you would read my posts from top to bottom with a clear head...ya just might learn something,but most,as always just can`t open up their brain enough for a few moments to see what I`m talking about.
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