This is the new place, grab a cup, and pull up a rock to sit on. The movers haven't gotten the furniture here yet.
Don't be so hard on yourself...Oh wait, that's sob as in crying!!!I'm trainless! Sob.
Well, I would prefer an exterior fix, like you describe, but it's not in what I laughingly describe as the budget. I have seen these interior systems before, though, and don't have a problem with them. Btw, there is no sign of water seepage from the walls, it's all from the floor. The walls are concrete, painted white.Beady - Your basement water issue is only being hidden by the guy. The real problem is water seeping through the concrete or cinder block wall. The real problem that is hidden is that the lime that holds the concrete together is being washed out of the wall. That's the white scale that you sometimes see on the wall. Without that important ingredient, you wall becomes brittle and leaks more water from the outside.
Ask your repair guy what he intends to do about the outside of the wall where the water problem begins.
I used to do basement water proofing near Detroit. Customers always wanted to go with the cheapest fix which is basically what your guy is doing for you. Just treat the symptom instead of controlling the water.
Though it may be more expensive, the best fix is to excavate the walls, reapply the tar sealant and replace crushed or blocked French drain or leach pipe. Back fill with gravel then grade the surface material so water will naturally flow away from your house. The gravel will help water flow down directly to the leach pipe and away from the house. Also, check all your downspouts and gutters. If you have water pouring out of those onto the ground right next to the house, you are only feeding the problem. Downspouts should be fed into underground drain pipes that take the water out away from the house. Leaking or blocked gutters should be repaired so all water goes to downspouts.
I feel your pain. We did the basement shuffle several times, from removing the carpet, to machine finishing the concrete to remove all the adhesive, then priming the floor then finally laying the new flooring, aye carumba! many a night I went to bed with aching muscles. But it looks wonderful now~!!!Well, the asbestos is all gone, and the guy who's going to do the waterproofing just left. 2-3 weeks and $6k, he says. That's for an interior weeping tile/French drain and sump pump. It also means we'll have to hire a couple of teenagers to shift our pile of possessions into the middle of the basement. Then we have to decide whether to epoxy the floor, which would be another 2 weeks, $2k, and more shifting.
I need a beer.
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