Water can come in to your home from many areas. As you can see from this picture, it can come in from cracks in the wall and floor. It can also come in at the floor/wall joint. With enough pressure from the outside, water can even push a wall inward. When residents have these problems, they have many options on how to take care of the problem. No matter who does the work, the majority of companies will likely give you one of 3 options.
One option is excavating the outside of your foundation wall. Some companies will try to tell you this is the best option. It's been said that Albert Einstein once said, "THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT." This type of fix is simply re-doing what was done when the home was originally built. Unless you have a wall that is caving in, this is not for you (It's also typically twice the cost which is why some companies like to push this fix on you.)
Another option that you may have presented to you is having a drain tile system which is placed on the top of the footing. The major flaw in this method is that for the system to even begin to work, water has to get up higher than the top of the footing, which will maintain a high amount of hydrostatic pressure on your floors. Our goal is to reduce the amount of water under your concrete floor, not create a constant pool under it!
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We place our drain tile on the side of the footing, not the top. This placement puts the drain tile lower where the water actually is, before it can even get up near the cold joint (wall and floor connection).
Many companies are doing what they can to scare potential customers into doing work that is not always necessary. We will give a full assessment without the scare tactics. We see enough people that we don't need to rely on creating fear. At the end of the discussion you will feel better about knowing exactly what is wrong, and what you can do about it.
No one likes spending money on their basement.We walk into every home knowing that, and will show you what is possible, and put you in the driver's seat in terms of doing what you want. We will not pressure you into anything, and will give you an honest straight forward assessment. You will have options, along with full details on exactly what you can expect for your investment.
No one can wait 4-6 weeks to be seen when they are having water problems. If you have to wait that long to just be seen, how long do you thing you will wait if you ever have a problem down the line? For fast, friendly service with a smile, there really is only one choice. Call us today!