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mentony5

10:18AM | 11/01/05
Member Since: 10/08/04
12 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
LWP -

Hi there. Do you remember me? My husband and I took your advice and followed your instructions per fixing our basement.

Well, for the last few days that it has been raining in seattle, we haven't had any problems. But I today, the basement is wet. We have no idea what to do.

Do you have any recommendations? My husband is saying that he is going to build a porch around the area outside to prevent water from getting in. Is that something that is realistic to stop the leak?

Let me know.

Thanks,

andrea.

LicensedWaterproofer

11:47AM | 11/01/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
yes, hi ya Ment,

remember what i told ya? One has to do the work correctly, not saying you didnt, but if your 'only' problem was 1 area of 1 wall, and you sealed the crack and other opening(s) with hydraulic cement, then applied a Thick tar from top to bottom and end to end, applied 6 mil visqueen over tar and backfilled the hole with all gravel-peastone...then that DID fix THAT problem.

I mentioned to ya way back to run a hose..a water test from ground level up, to see if you had a 2--part problem, other openings. People who have 1) a crack-problem with their wall AND 2) above ground openings must fix BOTH to stop all water from entering

I`ve always been here for anyone, taking LOTS of time to try `n help peeps for Free.

Porch?? if i cant be there to actually see everything inside and outside, then the next best thing for anyone to do is call me, not post, if you`d still like me to try `n help, plz call

mentony5

07:31AM | 01/28/06
Member Since: 10/08/04
12 lifetime posts
LWP -

So it's been raining off and on in seattle. Sometimes we get water in our basement, sometimes we don't. It depends on if it's super windy outside when it's raining or if it's not. We thought that maybe water was leaking through an upstairs window that was getting water between the double pains and maybe somehow leaking down the wall, but we're really not sure. It rained all day yesterday and no water. We noticed that it usually needs to be either really windy or it needs to be raining for about 48 hours non stop for any water to start coming in. Any thoughts? Let me know. Should we try to fix it all over again?

Thanks,

andrea.

LicensedWaterproofer

09:59AM | 01/28/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


hi,

if you guys like, call me. Easier to explain ALL possibilities over the phone.

too bad your a lil far away! lol

because what i`d do is come over and run the hose on a dry day while you guys watched for first sign of water in basement.

i would run the hose-water at ground level up to 1 hour if necessary.If you do Not get water any water in, then that tells us there is NO opening/problem BELOW ground....no problem w/wall.Tells us opening(S)are above ground level.

then, i`d run the water just above ground level against lower bricks/joints etc,slowly soaking them side to side and UP.

i can`t remember if ya have a basement window in the problem area, if so i`d soak that as well.

while soaking the bsmt window,if there is a problem/opening around it, you WILL begin to see some water enter the basement.

same goes for any other opening, like a small opening in a mortar joint etc. But this needs to be done slowly. wetting-soaking 1 small area at a time.

some homeowners problem are porous-cheap bricks.there may Not be any openings around window or in mortar joints. Cheap porous bricks can & do allow water to penetrate on longer-heavier wind blown rains. want to call? let me know


cyberthink

01:17PM | 05/09/06
Member Since: 05/08/06
11 lifetime posts
LWP - Pl. send in your contact # to call you at

LicensedWaterproofer

03:42PM | 05/09/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


hi,

call if you like, 313-881-8035

--now, in case the BBB is still reading/follwing my posts which i try `n do to.... benefit and help the public, hey BBB, this is NOT for Sales or Promotional purposes, it is to help INFORM people of ALL the FACTS, period.


cyberthink

05:35AM | 05/10/06
Member Since: 05/08/06
11 lifetime posts
My basement has water leakage problem. The water is coming from cove (where floor meets wall). It's in the entire perimeter of the wall (all 4 walls). One can see dark water spots at the bottom cynder blocks. There are few vertical cracks, but I understand that are because of settlement. But Water is not coming from cracks. It's not coming even from Floor, but it's coming mainly from Wall and floor joints. I did called few Waterproofing companies which suggested me for Inside pressure release system to install. Some use PVC pipes with or without filter cloth surrounding it and some ADS pipe. I do not know which will be good. Which pipes are good PVC or ADS ?

Also most of them use Zoller 0.3 HP pump, but few suggested 0.5 HP Zoller or 0.3 HP Little giant. Can you please suggest.

Also please suggest me which is a good/honest company who can do the job right in Central NJ (Edison area).

Let me know if you have any suggestions/comments.

Thanks for your help. Look forward to hear from you soon.

SM


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