You know there are many basement waterproofing companies out there.There are “New” companies that can offer you great deals that do not necessarily are true. Doing any repairs in your home have to be taken seriously, it is your home after all. Shopping for a company to do any repairs in your home, you have to do due diligence, Check their BBB rating, check customers’ comments, call some of those customers that were served before you. You are paying for their services, if it is a reputable company they will be glad to offer you customers’s phone numbers that you can contact them and ask questions about the job they did. Call us, we will be happy to offer you a hassle free consultation.
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Cleveland Better Business Bureau warns about basement waterproofing jobs
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to do their homework before signing up for an expensive basement waterproofing job.
Gena Cerasuolo said she paid $7,000 to Buckeye Waterproofing in June, but is still concerned about water and moisture coming up through the basement floor of her Lyndhurst home.
Cerasuolo told newsnet5.com the company came back to her home several times to make revisions, but said she is still worried the job won’t hold up.
“I do, I hold my breath, especially with the rainy month we’ve had in June,” said Cerasuolo. “They’re telling me that the concrete needs to dry, and that I need to give it time to cure, and that it will stop. But I’m not completely convinced of that.”
Cerasuolo and several other northeast Ohio consumers have filed complaints with the Cleveland Better Business Bureau against the company. The company now has a “D” rating.
Basement flooding may put a damper on your home sale
Jill Chodorov, an associate broker with Long & Foster, writes an occasional column about local market trends and housing issues.
Thanks to the recent rains, lawns and gardens in the Washington region are looking inordinately green and lush. But the recent abundant rainfall has also left behind a homeowner’s most dreaded plague — wet and seeping basements.
As a real estate agent working with buyers and sellers on a daily basis, I have experienced first-hand how rain can put a damper on a real estate transaction. It can delay settlements, cause disputes between parties or completely sink a deal.
In a recent transaction, my clients were under contract to purchase a small rambler in Rockville, built in 1954.
Tips for battling a wet basement
If leakage is occurring through the walls of your basement, or through cracks in them, as opposed to coming up from below the slab, or if you do not wish to go to the hassle of installing an under-slab drain, you can use an above slab drain system, either an open drain or a concealed one.
ABOVE SLAB WITH OPEN DRAIN: An open system is well-suited to an unfinished basement.It can be done in one of several ways. The most commonly used, in my experience, and the most difficult and unsightly to accomplish, is to build a cement curb on the slab a couple of inches from the base of the walls.
Another method that, if carefully done, can control and direct water to a sump is to set a curb made of pressure-treated wood in a bed of polyurethane sealant a couple of inches away from the walls. You probably should use 2-by-4s ripped in half with the ripped side up. Caulk the joints between pieces with the same sealant also.