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Old 11-30-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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Was hoping someone had a recommendation for a trustworthy contractor to get advice on waterproofing my home.

I don't have an emergency but some of the walls on one side of my basement have some crumbly spots. I tried cleaning out, filling with hydraulic cement and using latex sealant over it but still get the spots (sealant also turns yellowish in some areas).

Appreciate any recommendations. Thanks
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Default Just a suggestion...

Check Angie's List and the BBB to find your contractor(s).

Now there are numerous variables that directly affect the price of basement waterproofing of which include but are not limited to:
-thickness of the slab
-the severity of the problem
-mold
-structural damage

There are other considerations that a homeowner should keep in mind. The sump pump, just like any other mechanical devise, has the potential to break or get overwhelmed by an increase in water. They make more powerful sump pumps, battery backup systems and flood alarms that will reduce your chances of a problem but also increase the price.

A precise estimate can only be made first hand by an experienced industry professional, not a salesman, after inspecting the basement. We recommend that you get 3 estimates from different contractors and compare the proposals. Make sure that you ask questions and become as well informed as possible about the problem and the proposed resolution before any work commences.

We offer free in-home consultations and life time warranties, we recommend that you find a contractor who services your area that does the same.

If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a free inspection in PA/NJ/DE please call us at (888)603-2169 or visit us online at: Basement Waterproofing Foundation Crack Repair Mold Remediation
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: NY
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A home inspector recently recommended Basement Waterproofing in CT | Basement Finishing, Foundation Repair in CT, Westchester, NY, Stamford, Norwalk, New Haven, Danbury

I have never used them before and can't vouchsafe their reliability
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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We recently used Dry X Waterproofing for our new house. We got French drains put in, 2 new sump pumps, and an air filter. The guy did a little up-selling on the sump pumps but wasn't pushy, the job took 2 days and wasn't outrageously priced for what they did. They give a lifetime guarantee. I would recommend them.
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