- Jul 7, 2004
Was your house built with it or did you have it installed after the fact? Do your basement walls have anything covering them and is there an issue with moisture on those?
Definitely dont' want mold. Of any variety...missy|1315836759|3015738 said:I don't know much about this issue but we had a home inspection before we bought so that's what we went by but I would recommend a second opinion because the guys you had come to your house to check it out had an interest in doing the work so may not be a totally impartial opinion. My dh is in the environmental field and he says most mold is not the toxic mold that is deadly but of course you do not want any mold.
jill_s|1315861561|3016002 said:We had a sump pump and drain tiles put in last year and are very pleased with the results. We put it in so we could consider refinishing the basement. You are in the STL area, right? We are too and used Mark Callan with Wateraway Waterproofing. You should be able to find a phone number if you google him. VERY impressed. His quote was a fraction of what other places quoted and he did all the work himself. I would highly recommend him. Sorry if that's random, but we really liked him.
ame|1315868120|3016081 said:Thank you all for your input! The guy we met with the other day had a system with three pumps and I think two or three power sources, including battery backup. That was definitely something of interest.
I am, and thank you for the recommendation!!! Ill call them tonight/tomorrow and set something up. Did you have them just do the drain tiles and sump pump? Or did they have some kind of wallboard somethingorother they put up too? This place had a whole setup, the panels like cover the ugly walls or something. It was surely overkill but it covered up the fug and that was a positive for my husband. The big positive was actually a transferable warranty.
Woods was at our house Saturday, Helitech is coming next, and then I called someone else...Ranetite or something? My friend mentioned them because I think he used them for their basement or got a bid just in case or something. But we need to see about another option. Woods was ridiculously high, and I am sure Helitech also will be, though as he walked out of the house he left a little nugget of "let me know if that works for your budget or if we need to work on discounts". So you wait til the end to discount eh. Interesting. My brother was not impressed though, he kept trying to pitch to my dad, and would either ignore my brother's questions, or not answer them remotely right, or sidestep it. It was annoying. My friends used Woods and said they did kind of a sloppy job with some of the work and made them come out and redo it. I am half inclined to go on Angies List...
ame|1315935762|3016632 said:The sewer backed up only once, and that wasn't anything we could control. My brother actually asked about that system and the first company told me that would do nothing for me if the city sewer rainwater backs up besides make a bigger mess? And it won't make any difference when the walls seep which is the biggest thing we need to worry about.