poor thing, seems you just don`t know
Basements that have crack(s) in floor and get water up through cracks in floor often ONLY need to have an honest/experienced plumber snake the storm trap. I have a long list of homeowners who were almost BS`d into an Inside drain tile or baseboard system when, all they needed was to snake the storm trap to free a blockage Under the floor which caused water to accumulate and back UP through these crack `n other openings in floor. NOBODY else recommended this to these homeowners, instead they pushed their systems...$7,000-$17,000+ to some us honest contractors, this is absolutely criminal!
there are some homes/basements that will need a sump pump(s) to....control water-level Under bsmt floor. for instance, those who live in areas like New Orleans/below sea level. However, while they may need sumps to control potential problems under floor, IF and when they have cracks in basement wall/bowing wall/mold-efflorescence on wall due to water entering they will also need to waterproof these cracks correctly to stop water from entering/stop mold-efflorescence/lessen pressure against wall.
Hey.....did you or did you not read links from OTHERS? They aren`t MY links, i didnt write the shtt, other did....did you read em and take some time and THINK `n try and understand what others said?
--Radon resistant features--
where can radon ENTER a house?
2nd para.. "Radon gas can enter a home from the SOIL Through cracks in concrete floor sand walls, floor drains, sump pumps, construction joints and TINY cracks or PORES in Hollow-Block Walls"
got that? its in the SOIL, OUTSIDE, Against basement wall. MOST basement walls were ONLY-at best Damproofed, NOT Waterproofed and NOT backfilled with peastone from footing all the way up.
Can you possibly see how Radon can enter a block wall through pores/cracks? Once its Inside the hollow block....its in. lolol It can travel inside the hollow blocks and get into the first floor this way regardless of putting/painting/applying anything on inside of basement walls.
I`ll give you this, that it won`t hurt to apply some products on inside of wall to help reduce the chance the gas from getting into basement but, its still getting INTO cavities/cells of hollow blocks through cracks/pores on the Outside and can certainly rise in the blocks and get into first floors of homes.
Block walls can have hairline to 1-2"+ Cracks on the Outside and show nothing/no cracks on Inside. Thats right, just because you do not see a crack(s) on inside does NOT mean there isn`t a crack on the outside.
Maybe you don`t understand this `cos you don`t do the job. those who don`t work on the outside won`t see/understand how walls crack, how water enters these cracks `n other openings and FIRST gets inside the basement wall. In order to stop/prevent water from first-entering, these cracks must be sealed/waterproofed, Outside. Gezzz, sealing them inside does NOT stop water from getting INTO the block Outside.
This is where radon can enter, insects can enter,water enters...do you understand?
And if water/moisture is allowed to enter, from Outside then it sure as heck will increase chance of Mold,efflorescence. YOU cannot stop this water/moisture from entering by applying products on inside of basement wall, its sooo easy to deduce.
Inside Drain Tile `n Baseboard Systems do NOT stop water/moisture from entering these openings, nor will they stop/prevent all the other shtt, including lateral & hydrostatic Soil pressure and roots that cause MANY walls to crack,leak,bow.
Nah, no thanks on myself applying anything on inside, thats YOUR bag.
Hey Mr. Sani....if what you claim is true, in any way/shape/form then, how is it myself and other outside contractors could possibly have 0 bbb costumer complaints in 25-30+ Years? go figure, if we weren`t stopping/preventing water from entering,mold-efflorescence etc there sure as shtt be a huge problem, many complaints and so on.
and hey, lolol, MANY of OUR customers have done/tried ALL the Inside BS, paint etc and, have also tried these bs MYTHS that many preach incl`g, raise `n slope grade, install french drains to divert water,extend downspouts,mudjacking slabs etc etc. They don`t work because they don`t solve/seal the cracks or other Openings in basement walls or Above basement walls where, water Enters.
Anyone who repeatedly recommends this crap, like HI`s, Hm Imp radio talk show hosts etc, need to back-up what they say/recommend, if they are so certain then back it up. Since when do HI`s, others become experts in basement waterproofing/foundations? They`ve never done 1 job, let alone had to guarantee it over long period of time. Time to hold these people liable/accountable.