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"Excellent job done by crew. They were here 6 full days. Inspector ck work and was impressed. I would use and refer to friends

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"The clogged storm water drain pipes on our property had developed several break-out points resulting in major leaks during rainstorms. These leaks (miniature geysers," really) over-washed our front and side yards, eroded the soil and washed red mud, grass and mulch over our driveway. On the side yard, the leaking from the break-out points was so strong that our heavy stepping stones were moved out of place and mulch was completely washed away. Repairing these pipes would be a major, messy project. . (May I call you RWP?) provided a clear, detailed estimate for the project, including the tree removal contractor’s portion of the project as well as three cost estimates based on what was found once excavation uncovered the pipes. (RWP located an excellent tree removal sub-contractor and totally facilitated that part of the work – one less task for us to deal with.) The work began on time (actually commenced early to get a head-start!) and proceeded efficiently even with the surprises that always surface with any project – unearthing completely soil-compacted 18” concrete pipes (imagine concrete Tootsie-Rolls), working around 50-year old hardwood tree roots that would not yield plus wrestling with octopus-like bamboo roots! RWP was diligent and resourceful at every turn; the crew was dedicated and extremely hard-working throughout the project. The owner was onsite regularly and responsive with excellent follow-up including replacing two damaged bushes without any prompting from us. Highly commendable was the owner’s initiative to clean out as many pipes as possible (harsh work!) rather than replace them as a cost-saving measure as well as connecting two smaller drain pipes not part of the original estimate. At the end of this major, messy project, we all breathed a sigh of satisfied relief. A huge job well done. We could not be more pleased with ’s skill and performance. Kudos!

-Phyllis B.

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Mold in a basement is a common problem. My company helps people with this every day. Some of the answers you received were helpful but not all the information is correct. First, you need to eliminate the two main ingrediants that mold needs to survive. The first one is water intrusion. This is a must. I am assuming you have no water intrusion as you make no mention. The second componant that needs to be eliminated is moisture. Moisture is also humidity. Basements need to be kept airtight in the summer months. Some folks have posted that you need air flow in your basement. Nothing could be furthur from the truth. When you open any windows for example, not one micron of air goes out of the basement, Warm humid air is sucked into the basement. Houses suck air into the basement and it meets the cool surfaces and skyrockets humidity. The windows must be kept closed and a dehumidification device installed to ensure humidity stays below 60% humidity. The dehumidifier should be energy star rated and purchasing a seperate humidity guage is a must to monitor the unit's progress. We like to keep our customer's basements at 50% humidity. This eliminates the smell that is active mold spore growth. Once the water and humidity is brought under control. Remove the organic materials that have mold on them. Walls, sheetrock and studs that have been affected. Follow the advice of previous posts as you must ensure that you do not affect the rest of the home. Once removed, install new walls using as much inorganic material as possible. We also install vapor barrier over the walls and seal the floors to stopwater vapor transmission into the basement. Poly plastic is not a acceptable vapor barrier. It is not "zero-perm" and will still allow moisture transmission. It will also crack and break into pieces over the years. A PVC liner rated "zero-perm" is the correct product in this application. Depending how large the basement is and if it is sectioned off will determine the dehumidifier strength. We use the Santa Fe line of dehidifiers as they are super energy efficiant and work like a dehumidifier on steriods. I hope this helps and I wish you the best in Basement Health!
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Where is the home located, what is the exterior wall construction and type, how is the space heated?

 

It could be a whole host of different scenarios that would generate that result.  It is nearly impossible to tell but I would say that most basement moisture problems are a result of bulk moisture intrusion or condensation issues. 

 

Given the deep and hard winter this year, it could be a condensation issue that hadn't previously been shown.

 

 

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Basement Waterproofing reviews in Raleigh

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Last summer, fixed my crawl space so it's dry and so the floors on the first floor of my house stay at the right moisture level. I was trying to get things right before installing new flooring. They did an excellent job and have been helpful to me, following up to be sure things are still ok. They made sure I knew that this ...More was not just a one-time treatment, that they would provide support to be sure things work well. I would recommend them without reservation.
- Carole W.
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exceptional overall, made a huge difference with air quality inside the house. My house cools down faster than before and saw immediate savings on electric bill. I can go under the house without worrying about "critters" living down there, I am now able to store items under the house in a climate controlled area. Since I don't need ...More to use the vents I will close off under my front porch and use underneath for more storage! The staff was great fast and professional, did not pay until I was satisfied with the work.
- Eric P.
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The company was accommodating and easy to work with prior to the installment of the Waterproofing system. We purchased our home November 2014. During one of our visits to our new home we discovered a leak in our basement coming through our front steps and leaking under our sill plate. We also had efflorescence residue along the same wall as our front ...More steps. Additional there was efflorescence on a rear corner of our basement. We had several different companies out to give us an estimate on waterproofing the above mentioned areas. won our business. They showed up on time a began work. I noticed that they workers were not going to the agreed height to take care of the water issue by the front stoop. I called the owner to address the issue and he never returned my call. Instead he called his foreman who was on the job. The foreman told me that if there were any concerns to "go through" him. The job finished and the waterproofing system did not go to the sill plate. I was told if there were any issues they would come back and fix it. Less than 2 months later after the winter ice began to melt the front stoop area leaked. I contacted Locker via email along with pictures. They did come back out and attempted the repair again and again it leaked. I contacted Mr. for a refund. He said that he would fix the exterior motar joints of my front porch but I refused. I will not have his company step foot into my house as I'm afraid of what may happen next. I feel as though I was taken advantage of and will not have his company do a $30 repair on my steps when I paid over $5000. I have contacted my credit card company and filed a complaint with the BBB. Hopefully he will honor my request for a refund as I would prefer not to have to go to small claims court.
I would not recommend this company. They had many A ratings on Angie's List, but the experience other people had is not what i had. You may notice in many reviews that Locker dealt directly with the homeowner. In my case, I called and emailed him repeated when I realized there were issues with the workman ship and he never once responded to me. He finally called and we arranged a time to meet and he did not show up.
When he finally did show up, he offered to put mortar on my steps - why did I pay $5000 for a waterproofing system if all I needed was a little mortar added to my steps? Interesting question....

- Karena K.
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came out to give me an estimate of what the cost would be to get rid of the standing water in my backyard. They were not the cheapest estimate but also not the most expensive. His idea was to not an ant with an elephant and to work on this problem an an iterative manner. His thought was that hooking ...More up my two back downspouts, one of my upstream neighbor's downspouts and running a french drain along the west side of my back property would take care of 90% of the job. That estimate was about $3800. I indicated to him after receiving that estimate that I wanted to expand the french drain so that it also spanned the length of the side yard (it had always been wet from my neighbor's drainage into my yard as well as her AC condensation line that just dumped into my yard. Essentially, with the French drain extending the length of my property on the west, I would be catching all of the water that was draining dow hill from my neighbor's property to the west. Before agreeing to add new costs to the job, he scheduled a meeting with me and his work supervisor to evaluate the grade of the side yard and whether this was necessary. I really appreciated that. We ended up connecting the neighbor's front downspout as well as one of my front downspouts, and extending the french drain all the way up to my front porch. This added about $2000 onto the cost of the job.
There were a few other companies I had come give me and estimate and none were as circumspect about finding the right balance between solving the problem but not over doing it (and thus, spending too much money). I had other companies that wanted to put french drains on all 3 sides of my yard with 4 catch basins, which I understand now would have been like killing an ant with an elephant. One of the reasons I chose this company was because I appreciated the iterative approach. I also liked that they were a "drainage" company and not a landscape company. I wanted to work with a company that knew what they were doing when it came to drainage. I also liked that they said they were going to use 4" white heavy duty PVC pipe that would last the lifetime of the house. The black corrugated piping was only going to last 5-10 years at which time I (or the new owner) would have to replace it. I wanted to do this job once, and I wanted to do it the "right" way.
Once I received approval from our (which was quick), he had me on the schedule and started the work 4 days later. They finished 98% of the work within 2 days, and it looked really nice. We had a huge rain the day they finished and I had standing water in a variety of places which I took photos of and sent them along. came out the next day and had his crew dig up a part of their job and made an adjustment at no charge. For the french drain that spans the length of the property, they laid basic stones on top of the pipes, but then laid decorative river rock and flag stones that double as stepping stones. It looks really nice. There is still about a 10 foot area that still needs decorative stone and flagstone laid, but they said they would be back in the near future to finish that work. I had not planned to spend almost $6000 on this work, but I'm very glad that we extended the $3500 job to also take care of the side yard moisture/ small ponding problem. They made sure that the decorative stone and flagstone matched the color of the house and stone I had used to create a decorative S-pattern in the backyard. There is a small upward slope near the back of the backyard and I couldn't understand how water would move upward through that pipe, so I called and he was very gracious about meeting me that day after work to explain the work they had done. He explained that when they pipes, they measure to ensure they have at least a 1% downward grade. So they had to dig deeper into the landscape as the land sloped upwards to ensure they still had at least a 1% downward grade. I also asked him about the black material they wrap the french drain in because I was noticing some of that near the top of the decorative stones. My concern was that the french drain was right there at the surface, and he explained that the french drain was at least a foot below the surface and what I was seeing was landscape fabric that could be trimmed. I know I'm always leery about the quality of a company's work these days, but I have enjoyed working with and his crew. They did everything they said they were going to do and they did it in a quality manner.
I look forward to our next monsoon!
- Carrie D.
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We have a huge, twisting crawlspace area which was beginning to have moisture issues and had several areas with torn insulation and ripped plastic sheeting. came out for the initial inspection and spent a long time squirming through and photo-documenting the entire crawlspace, including the back half which has a very tight ~2' ...More height. Seeing pictures of those dark corners was eye-opening with numerous torn up areas thanks to various wildlife getting in.
The price of the job reflected our complex crawlspace layout and the amount of work involved. The team spent several days here extracting all the old insulation, cleaning everything out, treating mold areas, then completely sealing the crawlspace including blocking the existing vents. Overall a huge job that was extremely well done. The result is so much nicer that before. We highly recommend their services.
- George B.
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They were great. Everything was good. They did a great job. They were great to work with. That was fine. They were good. I would absolutely use them in the future.
- Ellen T.
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Smooth installation. was a pleasure to work with. Provided multiple quotes and took time to explain pros/cons of each option. Ultimately, we decided to fully encapsulate our crawl space. 's team did a great job from beginning to end. I would recommend to everyone.
- Eric F.
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They were punctual and responsive. After they left, I couldn't lock two of my doors after they winterized them. So they had to come back that night to fix the problem. I still have problems locking those two doors but I manage it.
- Frances D.

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3G construction

1658 whites kennel rd
Burlington

5 Star General Services & Maintenance

3518 Mayfair Street
Durham

A+ Mor Remodeling

6711 ROCK GLEN WAY
Raleigh

A-1,Grading Inc

1201 martin pond rd
Wendell

A.L.M. Contracting, LLC

2917 Gresham Lake Rd
Raleigh

Benitez Carpentry & Renovation Inc

110 Sandlewood Dr
Durham

Better Home Remodelers, LLC

609 Chapwith Rd.
Garner

Bill's Hire-A-Hubby

4220 Old Graham Rd
Pittsboro

Bill's Hire-A-Hubby

4220 Old Graham Rd

Brandon's Carpentry Service

140 Gail Ridge Ln
Wendell

Capital City Enterprises, LLc.

4501 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh

Capstone Building Company, LLC.

PO Box 1309
Pittsboro

Carl Collins Home Improvement

328 Peace St
Chapel Hill

Carolina Weatherization

4824 Watkins Rd.
Raleigh

Concrete Designs Inc

3101 Willow Creek dr
Wake Forest

Contracting Arsenal Inc

5880 Faringdon Pl
Raleigh

Craigs Moisture Control

359 North Pleasant Coates Rd.
Benson

Crawlspace Doctor

32 Arrowwood Ct.
Durham

Custom Rock Designs

4820 Country Wagon Ln
Zebulon

D JOHNSON

5500 Banwell Place
Raleigh

Divine Design & Remodeling

River Knoll Dr
Clayton

DO ALL CONTRACTORS

P.O. Box 61043
Raleigh

Donal Leslie LLC

363 henry baker rd
Zebulon

DOUGLAS CONTRACTING

2405 Andor Pl
Raleigh

Dupree Landscaping & Contracting

5120 Pulleytown Road
Zebulon

Earl On Call A Handy Man Company

556 Brintle Rd
Reidsville

EAS Professional Painting

5213-107 Wynslow Park Drive
Raleigh

East Coast Builders

3608 Davis Dr
Morrisville

Economy Exterminators

2160 N Salem St
Apex

Elite Painting Services, LLC

524 WOFFORD RD
Durham

Energeyes

107 Fawn Drive
Wake Forest

Exterior Improvements LLC

146 apple ct
Clayton

F. A. Ray

PO Box 3761
Cary

FYITech Construction

5448 Apex Peakway #189
Apex

Gaddy's Grading

319 Cansler Dr
Durham

Grade-A-Structures

5808 old nc 10
Durham

Green Horizon

4620 Industry Lane Suite C
Durham

Green Planet Energy Solutions

9101 Southern Pine Blvd Ste 320
Charlotte

Gsenfas LLC

206 Eagle Tavern dr
Garner

Healthy Home Insulation

988 Trinity Rd
Raleigh

Infinite Air Cleaning LLC

12201 Jarden Ct
Raleigh

JACS NC, LLC.

4724 Hargrove Road
Raleigh

Joyner Painting

350 America Drive
Selma

Kearney's Construction

10 Vamoco Drive
Franklinton

LarkINC

5903 Wolf Glen Ct
Raleigh

Lindsley Waterproofing

607 Ellis Rd
Durham

M & A Construction LLC

22 Elizabeth Ln.
Apex

M.W. Clark & Sons Construction

3400 Harden Rd
Raleigh

Modern Solutions

4922 Old Page Rd.
Durham

Molescapes

PO Box 17128
Raleigh

Morsiah Contrcting LLC.

2928 London Bell Drive
Raleigh

Mother Hen Home Services

13200 Strickland Rd
Raleigh

Mr Handyman of the Triangle

201 Black Tie Ln
Chapel Hill

Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County

4104 Ridgebluffs Court
Raleigh

Nehemiah Builders, Inc.

1305 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh

New Leaf Lawn & Maintenance

4113 Hilltop Needmore Rd
Fuquay Varina

Okello's Services

808 Brigham Rd
Raleigh

OLDE TYME PAINTING

7412 LAKE TREE DR
Raleigh

Peak Energy Inc

PO Box 1241
Holly Springs

Perry Contracting

3755 Benson Dr
Raleigh

Pinter Construction & Development

11709 Appaloosa Run E
Raleigh

Precise Pest Control

1125 Corporation Pkwy
Raleigh

Prime Energy Group

PO BOX 10156
Raleigh

Pro Choice Contractors

2405 Churchill Rd
Raleigh

Pro-Clean Services LLC

2800 Peachleaf St
Raleigh

Raleigh Waterproofing Inc

2610 Rowland Rd
Raleigh

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions

4122 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham

Ramos Waterproofing & Seal Crawlspace

101 Wesley Street
Carrboro

Regional Waterproofing Inc

PO Box 917
Zebulon

Remediation & Consulting Services

3004 Dunkirk Dr
Raleigh

Ridgeline Roofing

4116 Old Franklinton Rd
Franklinton

Scotts Customs, LLC

2695 Government Road
Clayton

Sealed Solution

2518 Saint Paul's Square
Raleigh

Sealing Agents Waterproofing

PO Box 2370
Indian Trail

ServiceMaster

809 Ramseur St
Durham

Shamrock Waterproofing

6021 Glenthorne Dr
Raleigh

Simpkins Construction Inc.

2517 Floyd Drive
Raleigh

SITESCAPES LLC

312 W Millbrook Rd Ste 237
Raleigh

structure masonry restoration

326 dove cottage ln
Cary

T G CONTRACTING

318 HAPPY VALLEY TRL
Franklinton

TATUM INSULATION II

519 OLD DRUG STORE RD
Garner

TC Carter Company

311 New Bern Ave
Raleigh

TEBCO Maintenance

PO Box 21
Wilson's Mills

Terminix

7425 Chapel Hill Rd
Raleigh

The Crawl Space Cleaners

224 West Oak Way
Sanford

The Dean's List of Remodeling LLC

902 Bridge Way
Raleigh

The Mold Solutions Group

2800 Winningham Rd.
Chapel Hill

The Raleigh Handyman

6020 Windham Dr
Raleigh

The Surrell Group: LLC

3222 Ode Turner Rd
Hillsborough

Total Construction by Dale Lands LLC

13376 US Hwy 70 Business West
Clayton

Treadlite Roofing

334 Worth Street
Fayetteville

Triangle Home Care

416 Cedarview Court
Raleigh

Triangle Pest Control LLC

108 Thomas Mill Rd
Holly Springs

Triangle Reconstruction

1201 Alderwood ct
Apex

Triangle Service Experts, Inc.

5929 Crepe Myrtle Ct
Raleigh

Triangle Services

PO BOX 91512
Raleigh

Vortex Drainage Systems

506 Bridewell Ct
Cary

W.M. Woodworking

1609 Tall Cane Circle
Willow Spring

Wake Manor Restoration, LLC

7204 Vermilion Ct
Wake Forest

Wakefield Roofing

48 thompson cr
Youngsville

Wood Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

1336 N Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield

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