Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

LicensedWaterproofer

04:15PM | 09/25/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-basement-remodel_chomes_0919sep19,0,6134261.story

....."be prepared to weed through an array of proposals from waterproofing contractors--ALOT of them BOGUS. Done right,basement waterproofing is an EXTERIOR operation.....SUPPOSED-solutions like pumping 'special'compounds along the exterior wall aren`t likely to work. There are also INTERIOR systems. But they`re based on the SHAKY premise of letting the foundation leak...."

http://www.e-o-f.com/foundation.html#SCAMS

Boneyard1

08:00AM | 09/27/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
The fines are severe for contractors that excavate without precautions ($49,000 per incident)...these are photos of licensedwaterproofer 's jobsites.....In addition to the total disregard to the trenches the debris lying in the street is a lawsuit waiting to happen.....

http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=228274929/a=122238283_111847456/t_=122238283

http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=216532607/a=122238283_111847456/t_=122238283

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/trench/trench_safety_tips_card.html

Boneyard1

08:11AM | 09/27/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
Debris is not allowed to be piled in the street....Violation is a misdemeanor...

R 28.1455 Rule 455

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/UTC_50201_7.pdf

LicensedWaterproofer

03:26AM | 09/28/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
....you are.

hey bullwinkle, there are a couple cities who require a permit to place dirt in the street during the day so, i pull it. The dirt is in the street for about 4-6 hours, thats it. MOST cities do NOT have ANY problem w/dirt in the street for several hours during the day, been doing this for 30 freakin YEARS!!! You think i am the only contractor who puts dirt in street? lolol Hey, many waterproofing/concrete contractors have been doing so for DECADES! Your a loser Brewster.

Boneyard1

05:12PM | 09/28/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
You must be grandfather'd in, it seems regulations don't apply to you, that's cuz you do it the "right way." This regulation applies to the entire state of Michigan, FYI, State Law supercedes local law....

A few hours to move what looks to be around five + yards of dirt (you already said you do it by hand)? Does your metal plate hurt after all that work?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/13/earlyshow/living/main629212.shtml

LicensedWaterproofer

12:30AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
let me ask the great one, what would YOU propose a HO to do when they have crack(s)on exterior of block wall and/or, when they have clay-soil/roots and sometimes a porch-footing leaning-pushing against an exterior wall that CAUSED the crack(s),that CAUSED a wall to bow in?

What? Some sort of an Inside System which will NOT,repeat NOT relieve-lessen these EXTERIOR pressures/exterior weight that CAUSED the problem in the first place!

That would be BONEHEADED, that would INCOMPETENT/NEGLIGENT and YOU would be,will be SUED for NOT recommending the HO remove/eliminate the CAUSE. DUH!!

And allowing WATER to CONTINUE to enter, to continue to pass through the wall,the joints between the blocks can most certainly CAUSE MORE damage to bsmt wall! Duh.

Injecting BOGUS CRAP into the soil will NOT do SQUAT! And i will help ANY HO SUE YOU, if thats what YOU recommend, I`ll also help ANY HO SUE ANY nitwit company who recommends to HO to install an INSIDE SYSTEM as it will NOT remove/lessen these CAUSES.

I`d also SUE the CRAP outta the STATE or anyone else who is as incompetent as you are. Yeah right, leave the expanding-contracting soil and/or roots and/or porch footing etc against exterior of wall.....let water to continue to enter through the dumb wall....this is YOUR answer eh? LOL Some are CLUELESS, you are one.

LicensedWaterproofer

12:43AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
the dumb soil in the street is surrounded by pylons and markers, has already been okayed by the cities and i`ll say again, is out there from 8am ish to 12-1pm....yup, thats it. Come SEE for yourself BONEHEAD.

if ANY driver hits US, hits the soil then it is THEIR negligent driving and THEY are at fault,duh!

why don`t YOU come and hit the soil w/YOUR car and we`ll see what happens.

I can`t stand these fraudulent posters like BONEHEAD.One day, they`ll get what they`ve had coming to them for ripping off homeowners....yup.

You must be one of those SCAMMER-companies who INJECT CRAP into the soil and/or install only inside systems.....a fraud.Have a nice day Boney.

LicensedWaterproofer

01:17AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
...Great Lks Waterpfg? lolol

Companies like this are incompetent and do not diagnose/determine the HO`s actual problem, thats right. And since they do not then they are at least misrepresenting what the HO needs to stop water from entering and possibly relieve exterior pressure/weight. Very possibly they are defrauding many HO`s....thats right.

ANY company who says crap/lies like.....'we have eliminated the need for digging with our patented Bentonite Injection SYSTEM.It is injected into the soil and coats the walls from the footing to grade'. LOL, this is a LIE, a misrepresentation,incompetence,fraud!

Same w/Inside drain tile or baseboard systems, most often sold/installed on FALSE CLAIMS and they do not stop water from entering through exterior cracks and other exterior openings and do not remove/lessen exterior soil pressure,roots,footings which cause many cracks and quite a few walls to bow inward.

And ANY company installing sheeting on INSIDE wall(s),right against the basement wall is HIDING the condition of the wall! SCAM!

http://www.e-o-f.com/foundation.html#SCAMS

....Frauds

--water control is NOT waterproofing

--sub drain system is NOT waterproofing

--pressure relief system is NOT waterproofing

--BENTONITE INJECTION is NOT waterproofing

Boneyard1

07:47AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
I hope this guy wasn't reading your threads and following your advice....

http://gothamist.com/2007/05/05/worker_dies_in.php

Boneyard1

08:45AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
Just across the river from you...

http://www.dailycommercialnews.com/article/id26585

Regulations in Canada...who would have thought? They probably didn't have those 30 years ago.....

Boneyard1

09:15AM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
I'm trying to figure it out....Am I a fool because I actually respond to your rants or because I point out your negligence. I guess the ends justify the means.

This contractor was also cutting corners, the licensedwaterproofer way.

http://www.cobletrenchsafety.com/news2.php?id=30

LicensedWaterproofer

01:57PM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
duh, i cannot control how OTHERS dig their trench, got that? Knowing what type of soil one is digging in, and with what,and possibility of roots (which can/usually do support a bank) etc.

30+ years here. Then go ahead and find Capizzo Construction in se MI, they have 38 years exp w/NO problems,no complaints, and go ahead and look up RL Stremersch, 30+ years no complainst etc. 'WE' cannot in any way control what OTHERS do, what others think, how others assume how a trench should be dug....and that goes for OSHA too. Who has more experience w/NO incidents etc than those listed above? OSHA or any-other org does not possess OUR hands-on experience, period, end of freakin story. Ain`t a soul on this-planet that is going to tell me/us how to dig our trench, if they do, THEY will be SUED.

LicensedWaterproofer

02:01PM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
ANY day, in any honest courtroom, i`ll take you and ALL your buddies on, say the word. Your responses are because YOU either, are incompetent and didn`t care for any of my intial posts/links and/or, the TRUTH from my posts hurts your business or WILL severly hurt it based on the FACTS and YOU do not want anything to happen to yer lil BS game, injections/inside systems etc. Got news for ya, YOU ARE IN DEEP CRAP! Got Milk?

Boneyard1

04:25PM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 11/04/07
20 lifetime posts
Let me get this straight, you know everything and everyone else is wrong? OHSA is a joke? You and your buddie's construction companies should be the final word? You are personally going to sue anyone that disagrees with you? I'm fraudulent because I looked at your posted photos and pointed out an unsafe situation?

Digging trenches the licensedwaterproofer way

http://wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=855045

LicensedWaterproofer

05:55PM | 09/29/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
...that is, i understand one hlll of alot more on this-subject than you do. 30 years with NO complaints versus your nitwit fraudulent bentonite injections and/or Inside systems.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button

Anonymous

Post new button or Login button
Register