INSIDE drain tile & Baseboard systems w/sump pumps do NOT, have NOT and NEVER will stop/prevent water from entering basements through cracks in hollow-block walls, one MUST go Outside to waterproof the crack/other wall penetrations to stop/prevent water. And so, they also do NOT stop/prevent mold,efflorescence,radon gas, termites & other insects from ENTERING these same cracks `n other direct openings into house.
Many Inside Co`s salespeople have Very little if any hands-on knowledge `n experience, period! And the installers for inside co`s are underpaid and also have very little if any FULL/overall knowledge of why basements leak, mold,radon,efflorescence,lateral `n hydrostatic soil pressure and what tree roots can also due to basement walls. Yeah yeah, the installers & salespeople are trained, trained to do what? Given the knowledge to do what? yeah, they learn about how to do/sell an Inside system the way you want, thats it, thats NOT any kind of education/knowledge of everything one should know `n understand to HELP homeowners who have leaks/seepage due to cracks in bsmt walls, bowing bsmt walls, mold,radon etc etc etc.
Geezus, the owners of many of these companies don`t have much if any hands-on knowledge/experience either!
Ask yourself this, why in the world is it that many Inside companies have 10,20,40,50++ Better Business Bureau COMPLAINTS in Just the Last 36 Months? lololol whats the problem? YOU sold these Homeowners YOUR Systems, YOU the Experts told them that is what they needed so WHY the bombardment of complaints? Some of us indeed KNOW.
Many homeowners don`t even follow through with their complaints due to the BBB taking forever and often/usually, siding with the basement company and NOT the homeowner. Sure, it`s the basement company who PAYS the BBB salary, uh huh. look, i`ve seen Many inside co`s so-called lifetime warranties, what you cover and, what you don`t cover.
Anytime, in any public forum or any courtroom, myself and several others would dearly love to go toe ta toe with the Inside only co`s. 25+ Years of hands on experience with, hmm, lets see, 0-1 BBB complaint...ever, in ALL those Years.
Hmm, do Inside co`s and their Systems lessen/stop/prevent lateral `n hydrostatic SOIL pressure and tree roots which, AHEM, cause basement wall(s) to crack,leak,bow,collapse inward? No no no. sorry. 6th, 7th para`s....
http://www.doityourself.com/info/wetbasements.htm scroll way down, go ahead `n carefully READ
--A WARNING-- 1st and 3rd para`s
would you like some mold,radon gas, efflorescence,termite links?