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Old 04-08-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Has anyone had experince with this? Did it work well? How much did it cost?

I would like to convert...just not sure on cost, just looking for any insight on this...
Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:32 AM
 
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Depends greatly on what's causing the moisture issue. Do you know where the water is coming in? Is it seeping up through the slab, or through the walls? How bad is the water problem?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:25 AM
 
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At our previous ranch home we had a problem with a wet basement. Water seeped through the walls on the "earth" side (it was a drive under ranch). We used Trotter to install a french drain system with great success. I can't remember the exact amount though I do remember it being over $5000 but we lived there for 12 more years and never ever had water in the basement again.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Agree with ptl but we used AquaGuard rather than Trotter(what happened to those TV ads anyway?) to trench 89' around the perimeter of our basement and pipe a gravity-fed system. Our basement leaked quite a bit after the earthquake of '03(the 'waterproofing' that had been done the previous 48 years just gave way, I suppose) and we had to do something. We also trench drained the area just outside of the ground-level basement back door. Over $5K but well worth it if you want to use your basement. No water in 5 years(sound of knocking on wood). Good luck.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I agree with Bob-
Your questions are a bit vague. Give us some more details.
Grade around house? Down spouts piped? Foundation walls poured or block? How old is the house? Surrounding vegitation?
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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Had 100 ft of drain installed in basement . Over $10k, in 2016. Water was where floor meets wall: after days of soaking rain this could be 1" standing water.

On exterior: Gutters had been cleaned. downspouts drain underground away from house.
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