you said, 'as far as you can tell the walls aren`t bowing in'.....is there paneling or drywall against this front area?
or you can see the walls and there is no bowing?
Hopefully the latter.
it sure is a nice area and house for ya.
JB- basement waterproofing 1 wall or more, imo, should be left to the those who understand all involved, for instance,once it is dug out it 'could' cave in...the bank side(dirt) could cave in and trap you/others underground.
Although, with 5-6' depth it is Not as 'likely'. Many other things too,so imo, hire an....honest pro.
If you/other only had 1 crack on 1 wall then all that would be needed is hand digging to footing and the trench could be easily/smartly be sloped.
i wish i knew someone for you but sorry i do not. Just take a lil time and do some homework on those you will consider for job.
IF...you ONLY want the front done, and nothing else,it 'looks' like the front is what....30 to 36' long? Let`s say 36' and the depth to footing is 5 1/2 ft.
Thats a 1 day job (hand dug), waterproofed and backfilled correctly,everything cleaned up etc,and we would charge $2,800 to $2,975. This at least gives you a good idea. 20 year transeferable guarantee on..ALL Waterproofed footage. One can Only guarantee where one works.
To me, you don`t need an inspector, you need an honest/experienced waterproofing contractor, thats my opinion. i guess what i am saying is,why spend x-amount on inspector when you can use that $ towards the cost of actual job. i am not trying to kick the inspectors, though most inspectors do Not have hands-on experience or true knowledge on this subject. Some are very good with Other matters, know what i mean?