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"Someone came months earlier and looked around. He told us what would need to be done. We sat down and went over the cost for the company to do what was necessary" as well as tried to come up with a rough estimate of what the plumbing and electrical bills would be so that I had a rough estimate of how much this project would cost. He mentioned potentially having to replace 1 or 2 tiles (ceramic grout tile) around where the sump pump would be and I said that was fine. He failed to mention WHATSOEVER that the crew would need to completely rip up the tile around the walls (about 2 feet all around). Not only were the tiles removed - they weren't removed on the cut. They were just chopped up jagged so that half a tile was left as well as cement that was completely rough and jagged. In order to fix this, a flooring crew would need to cut all the peices correctly and sand all the cement down before it could even be re-tiled. None of this was brought up in our initial costs. It will cost thousands of dollars more than estimated due to the floor and I was given no warning for this. By the time I knew it was too late and there was no going back. It was deceiving and costs us way more than we can afford. The work was done just fine, the crew was professional and polite. But the estimator was deceiving and I would never trust them with a job if there was another option.

-Jenna C.

"It is such a pleasure to deal with this company. When I called them on the phone he answered I didn't have to speak to an answering machine. He made an appointment" with me and showed up on time. During the appointments he told me exactly what he was going to do to fix the problem. Was very honest would recommend him to anybody who needs WATER proofing.. His men came on the day he said he was coming and did the work very professionally and cleaned up after themselves this was three days before a big storm I'm very happy to report that I have no water in my basement because of the good work that HE did.


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6 Questions to Ask a Basement Waterproofing Contractor

Ask your basement waterproofing contractor these key questions.

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Does your finished basement have seepage? Does water find a way in, and make you wonder if you need foundation repair?

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Worried about basement flooding? Along with keeping up on leak repairs, you may need a sump pump.

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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!

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.




Basement Waterproofing reviews in Franklin


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was polite and professional. When it was raining the day of the appointment, he contacted me promptly in the morning to reschedule for the following day. He arrived on time and performed the work exactly as described and for exactly the quoted price. I was pleased with the warranty on the work and
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even sent me a PDF copy of the warranty agreement for my records. I would recommend
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to anyone needing waterproofing work done in their basement.
- Kenneth V.

Prompt and patient - spent a lot of time investigating the problem and talking through what could be an estimate for work. However, without the drain-tile test, and since it couldn't be completed by them, this was more educational than a quote for work.
- Gwen & Tom M.

We do not have any crawl space under the porch, so there was no work to be done in that area; however, at the time my husband mentioned a problem by the front porch in which the corner gutter is not able to handle the rain and it usually overflows considerablyby the front walk way. After inspection of the problem, and assessment of where to place a downspout and continuing under ground pipe, we chose them to do the work for us the next day.
On both occasions, they were prompt, or called prior to the arranged time to say they would be a little bit late. Again, very perfessional, knowledgeable and personable. After digging the trench for the underground discharge pipe (as well as having carefully removed the soil and grass), they replaced the soil and grass and put some new grass seed down. We are most thankful that they increased the width of the downspout from 3 to 4 inches, and we are confident that our gutter problem by the front porch is solved.
Should we need further work done at the back of the house for any drainage issues, we will call
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- Joan G.

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's salesman,
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, is a compleat professional, and was courteous, understanding and thorough in explaining and proposing the work to be done on our home. A company installation team showed up at our house even before the scheduled time/date to do the work. However, when the installation team leader asked for a copy of my signed contract (because he did not have one in his file, although I had previously reviewed the contract, made reasonable revisions, signed it and mailed and Emailed the contract to his corporate office) and saw that I had made revisions, we talked about the changes, he said he did not see any problem, but would have to first speak with his superior and get approval to proceed prior to doing any work. Subsequently, I was informed by the company's representatives that
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could not proceed with the work unless I agreed to sign their contract, as is, without making any changes whatsoever. I did not agree to sign another contract on those terms because much of the contract language at issue did not apply to the specific work proposed. It made no sense to sign the 'as is' contract and become legally bound to something that may create liability where none exists. It also does not seem ethical or in the spirit of consumer laws for a company to promote high-pressure tactics of first demanding a deposit, scheduling work, sending an installation team to the home, then sending a contract to be signed that makes reference to all sorts of things that do not apply to the work contracted for - and then refusing to adjust their contract to accurately reflect only the terms applicable to the job at issue. I asked to speak with the company's owner about the situation, was told he was out of town and subsequently received a phone call from
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, a
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Services Manager.
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was courteous and professional, albeit pertinacious, and stated the company feels their contract, without revision, is "deemed necessary to do the work." She said she understands my position, agreed to process our deposit for a full refund and said perhaps we could do business in the future. I do not recommend this contractor because a signed contract is the bible when it comes to setting the terms of a job and no customer should be coerced or expected to become legally bound to terms or project scope that are not applicable, or may create liability where none exists.


This company was a pleasure to work with. They showed up on time, gave a fair quote, and performed the work that was needed. They were able to complete the job while I wasn't at home. Everyone I have been in touch with has been friendly and I would definitely recommend this local company for anyone looking to waterproof their basement. Lifetime guarantee!
- Matthew H.

Very Professional, and honest. thoroughly enjoyed talking to them as they really knew what they were talking about. I was given advice, on a couple of things. If I had the funds, I would definitely sign up with them, as I believe there service would of been just as good. Greece, NY
- Lynda B.

What an exceptionally good experience it was to deal with this company ! For a of couple days my primary sump was not kicking on as it normally should, and fortunately I noticed it. With a terrible storm in the forecast I had little time to get it resolved. I placed a service call to
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and was given an appointment for the next day. However I did stress the urgency of my situation, and asked if somebody was available to please stop by and assess it that afternoon. Within the hour I received a call from
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(the owner) who wanted to check out my sump pump asap. He was at my house in 15 minutes :-) And this was all before he was to go on vacation the following morning, that's how conscientious he was ! In one hour's time he deinstalled my old sump pump and installed the new one, properly this time, Evidently my old pump was installed way too low within sump hole and was operating too often and wasting electricity in the process.
In summary, DO NOT HESITATE for a minute to call
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if you've got a water problem in your basement. They not only take pride in their work, but are extremely responsive to your problem and will give you a top-notch service experience !!
- Edward L.

They did an excellent job. Everyone on site was friendly, professional and highly skilled and the office staff was always friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Waterproofing Contractors in Franklin, IL

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Dave's Contracting & Cleaning Inc

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8507 E Main St

Greentree Waterproofing Inc

300 N 17th St

LA Shephard Construction

2403 South Grand Avenue East

Mabe Concrete & Construction

421 w. lawrence ave.



Picture Perfect Painting

PO Box 9343

Progressive Restoration

47W386 I C Trail
Maple Park

Stabilize, Inc.

2110 S 10th St

Stark Concrete Co

3521 E. Cook Street

Woods Basement Systems Inc

524 Vandalia St

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