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"We had water seeping into our finished basement along the front wall of our house.
promptly came out to assess the issue. He estimated the" size of the crack in the foundation, explained the process to us (which involved digging down to the crack along the front wall of our house), and gave us an estimate shortly thereafter. In addition to having them patch the crack, we also opted to have them install a French drain. We were told that the work would be completed in 45-60 days from when we signed the contract, but they were able to fit us in sooner than that - a little over a month. The workers arrived on time, and the work was completed in a day. The landscaping that had to be disrupted in the digging process was re-planted by them before they left. So far, we haven't had any more issues with water in our basement.

-Mary W.

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"They did an excellent job, but I paid them a
sum which they completed the job. After the job was done, there was still water seeping into" the home. No one thought that maybe it was the gutters until about the sixth time that they had come in. They did a great job that but I wish that they would have been more proactive, but I wish that they would have looked at the whole picture. It was almost an entire year until another company came in and figured out that it was the gutters.

-Connie 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 Council Bluffs

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All went well. I have used this company before. They have always been very reliable and provide a great service. They are very honest with their assessment of the work that needs to be done or not done. I have other homes they have inspected, they provided a report with their findings. I want my tenants to have clean and healthy home to live in and AA Action is my go to company when one of my rental properties springs a leak. They work very efficiently and treat the home like its their home.
- Bill R.
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Our family has a rental property that was originally built in the 1920's and added onto around 1960.After the last renters moved out and clean-up was accomplished it was apparent that extensive repairs would be required before it could be rented again. To start the process of evaluation of repair cost vs demolishing cost we started with the foundation, we called
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Foundation Specialist) arrived at the exact time that he was supposed to. He did a complete walk-around of the house pointing problems and explaining their impact on the foundation. He did a complete walk-through of he house interior again pointing out problems and explaining their impact on the foundation. He explained that the foundation of the house was in two parts, one half was concrete slab and the other half being pier and beam. He explained the different approaches both required in order to stabilize the total foundation. He explained that the crawl space for the pier and beam did not provide enough room to get under the house and evaluate the condition of that part of the foundation. He told me that the flooring over the pier and beam would have to be removed in order to gain enough access to evaluate and estimate the cost to repair. He explained that the removal of the flooring in order for
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to develop a cost estimate would in itself cost around $500. He did not try to "
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coat" the problem/solution with a high priced estimate that would take care of the problem. He told me that once the foundation was stabilized the other repairs could be started. He also explained that he could not provide cost estimates for those repairs but they should not be under estimated. After some deliberation with my family, I told Mr.
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that we would not require a cost estimate for the repair of the foundation as we were going to demolish the house. I sincerely appreciated Mr.
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's straight forward approach in explaining the problem and what would be required in order to repair it. The information he provided helped our family make the decision to demolish the house. I recommend
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without reservation.
- Adele & Charley P.
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Our home foundation was sagging in one of the corners due to a washed out storm sewer line. The foundation was ncracked in many places and we were concerned that the process would continue until we addressed the cause. The company gave us a reasonable estimate for the extensive work that would be required. They were prompt, courteous, and efficient.
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, the owner, is knowledgeable and friendly. We would recommend the company to anyone needing similar work done.
- Thomas M.
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The provider met with use for close to an hour and went through all of our questions. The manager even had the owner come out to check things and make sure we were being quoted the correct thing and that there would be no surprises. When the time came for the crew to do the work, they showed up every day right on time and besides the obvious noise of the work being done downstairs, we were never bothered. they cleaned up after themselves and did exactly what they had promise. everything has been great so far and we are very happy with what was done. They were also the least expensive quote that we had received. We would recommend them in a heartbeat.
- kimberly J.
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Crew chief notified me of the time they would arrive and they were on time. They hand dug the holes for the piers. They inserted the piers and lifted the foundation less than 1/2 an inch. Then installed street creep stopper on driveway and cleaned up. You could hardly tell that they had been there. A problem arose with where the 3rd pier was supposed to go. The crew Cheif met with his supervisor and found a viable solution.
- Paul T.
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Arrived in time . did a neat job and left the area clean. Happy overall. They were more expensive than other companies I got quotes from. But they offered lifetime warranty.
- Ramesh R.
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and his staff were awesome. He trenched the entire basement floor with a
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hammer. It was noisy and very dusty,. but we were prepared. They covered everything in the basement and moved everything to the center of the floor. Afterwards, they removed all the concrete pieces through a basement window, by hand! They cleaned the basement and did a great job. I would highly recommend this company to anyone!!
- Jerry W.
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The actual installing drain pipe and sump pump was excellent. The work to finish interior panel was only fair.
- Salvatore B.

All Waterproofing Contractors in Council Bluffs, IA

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ARNOLD ENTERPRISES, LLC

4700 Lakeland Dr

BDB WALLS INC

1714 N. 203 St.

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Franco Construction

7200 S. 84TH ST.

Goslin Contracting

6116 Militarty Ave

GREATER OMAHA NARI

PO BOX 390715

Heartland Foundations

21305 McClellan cir

Marquez Painting

2939 Scott St.

Mr Rooter Of Omaha

3605 S 149th St

Premier Exteriors

4780 South 131 St.

Quality Foundation Repair

1211 Applewood Dr

S&D Tile & Masonry

1508 Gregg Rd,

Superior Masonry

7631 Burt St

Vincent Painting

8901 J St. Bay#11

Water Solutions

12339 Cumming St

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