Osceola Basement Waterproofing Articles

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Six years ago we hired
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to add drain tile to our basement. It was very damp and moldy, paint was peeling from the block. At that time we knew nothing about drain-tile and relied on their professional experience to suggest a setup. They installed a system that ran about 3/4 of the way around our house. They installed the sump towards the back of the house where it would drain into the back yard. They came and did the work - everything worked reasonably well at first. The sump kicked on and pushed the water out into the backyard. It was always a bit inconvenient for a couple of days after the rain, because the water needed to drain from the backyard. I wondered why they didn't install the pump more towards the front of the house where there was a natural
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away from the house into the street. I eventually bought a 40 foot hose to push the water out to the front. I was concerned this would wear the pump out quicker; especially the last couple of years when we've had so much rain and snow. We decided to complete the rest of the basement as the paint was still peeling and the walls were moldy where they decided, in their professional opinion, not to put drain tile. We called them for an estimate, which took several weeks for them to come out. The same sales rep,
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, came out and we discussed options, I also asked about moving the sump as well as Radon mitigation. I explained that the initial placement of the pump was a poor choice and that they should maybe share the cost of moving the sump; especially since we were repeat customers and were considering Radon mitigation. They refused - they couldn't explain why they choose to drain into the backyard, but were adamant that they had done nothing wrong. I called to speak with one of the Supervisors, Char, who initially seemed to listen. She promised to speak with
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and get back to me but I've heard nothing. All of this interaction took a couple of months as they were never responsive and I needed to call several times to get a response. Anyway, the short of this is that I never expected to get anything for free. I expected to pay for all services, but since we had already paid them several thousand dollars and were looking at the possibly of paying them 2-4 thousand (with Radon mitigation) more I thought they could, in good faith, share some of the responsibility; especially when their estimate included unnecessary items like an electrical outlet installation for $525 (not as an option, but built into the price) - there is an outlet available. I relied on their advice, which was my fault. If you choose to hire this
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, do not trust their judgment. Double check with other experts, but if you do hire them and something goes wrong, don't expect them to be forthcoming about fixing anything.
- Patrick M.
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He arrived just a little late, but had called beforehand to let me know. His approach to solving the problem seemed to be the best of the 3 companies I consulted with. The other 2 had wanted to manage the water after it came in (expensive drain tiles and/or expensive dehumidifiers), and didn't seem to even consider preventing the water from getting in in the first place.
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was the only one who pointed out some great ideas of how to keep the water away from the house. He took my e-mail address and said he would send me an estimate. After no receipt of an estimate in a couple of weeks, I contacted him again through his website and re-requested an estimate. He never got back to me. I think he was very knowledgeable and would have done a good job. However, it seems like a lot of service providers don't want to do work for Angie's List customers, and my assumption is that they might fear getting an undeserved rating.
- Julie M.
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From start to finish the work was top notch!
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, the owner, came to give us an estimate and he was very knowledgeable and very
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of fact about the work that had to be done, the time it would take and the pricing was totally transparent, based
on the size of our basement and the work we needed to have done.
We scheduled a date, gave him a small deposit and everything went verysmoothly. A few days before the start date for the project we got a call from,
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, the
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Director of Operations.
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reviewed everything for the project; start time, number of days it would take, etc. And the crew arrived as scheduled. They were knowledgeable, friendly and very polite. The Foreman reviewed everything with me again before they started and they worked quickly and relatively quietly, given the nature of the work. They cleaned up everything really well, and I suspect the basement floor was cleaner when they finished than it was when they arrived.
I would recommend
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Basements and I would use them again, however, based on the workmanship I’m assuming we won’t need basement waterproofing again!! At least not for this house!
I’ll check back in after the next big rain and let you know how everything is working.


- Linda T.
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and team did a great job installing the water proofing around the house. Since this was installed we have not had any water in our basement.
- Stephen A.
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The salesmen that came to estimate the job showed up on time. They were clean, professional, and did not try to talk down to me. They gave me a fair price after some negotiating. I am a professional civil engineer licensed in 5 states including Pennsylvania, and I know a lot about water drainage. This company's system, in my opinion, was the best of the 5 companies that I interviewed. Their price was in the middle, so I felt that they did give me a fair estimate. I checked their references which they happily agreed to give me - the ONLY company that did this. I also checked their reviews on Angie's list and was satisfied. After the salesmen left and BEFORE I agreed to hire them, I had some changes to the design. I called them and they agreed to the changes without changing the agreed upon price. Once I hired this company and we picked a day to start (within 10 days - other companies said within 40-60 days), I was told that the crew would arrive between 8 and 9 AM. The crew showed up at 7:55 AM. Because of a cancelation at another job, I had 12 men working my large basement project. It was expected to take three days but they completed the project in less than two. The kept everything clean while working and cleaned up all their mess upon finishing the job. As they promised me, they delivered the dehumidifier a few days later and installed it. The payment terms were great - 10% up front, the rest upon completion AND my satisfaction. The communication with the office was excellent for scheduling the work and the delivery of the dehumidifier. 5 days after installation, we hand an all-day rain event and the basement was bone dry. I highly recommend this company to anyone considering
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- Kenneth J.
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I was impressed with the professionalism of
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. The estimators, crew, and the foreman were punctual, friendly, and thorough. I am so happy
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after a year of living with a severe water problem in my basement, the issue is finally resolved. I highly recommend this company.
- Nicole D.
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The owner,
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, was the person who came out to give us an estimate. He was very professional. He explained exactly what was happening in our basement. I am in the pool business, so I have some idea about water problems. His explanation seemed very straight forward and accurate. He gave us 3 options. We chose the least expensive one. He scheduled our service for a day that worked for us. He personally came exactly on time the day of service with his crew. They did a great job, and cleaned up very nicely. Without asking, he reminded me that there was a $150 discount for Angie's list customers. I have waited to write this review until we had some good rains. My basement has remained dry for the first time in 25 years. Highly Recommended!
- jonathan C.
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Overall, very pleased with their work. The only thing I wasn't happy with, which is fairly minor, was the pipes going outside. The first day crew did not seal off the pipes going out of the house and you could see daylight. Would have been very easy for mice or snakes to crawl through and given we live on a marsh, concerned me to the point that I stuffed a towel into the opening for that night. The cement crew that came out the next day, did close up the hole with caulk from the outside, so all was well.



Other than that one minor thing, they were great! I would still use them again. They cleaned up everything wonderfully, you would never have known they were there! Price was good, we compared them to another company and they came in with a better solution to our water issue and price. So far, with the rain this week, we have not seen any water in our basement and are hopeful that Standard's solution has fixed out issue!
- Jennifer W.
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Mr.
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Hook is a Senior Inspector with the company, one who was punctual and professional in all areas. He came to my residence because I have had water leaking in my living room since June; water which three other companies all have given me estimates of up to $10,000 for repairs - all outside repairs, from sump pumps, French drain systems, drywells, grass/sod, etc. He went outside and found that on my roof, water is coming in from an area where my siding is missing. Using a "moisture meter", he was able to state that water is coming down the walls between my home and next door into my living room. That is my problem. The water is not coming from the areas outside that other companies have said. I need a roofer instead of waterproofing companies and/or home improvement companies. He has saved me thousands of dollars and for that I greatly appreciate his honesty. The other people I have dealt with should take advice from him.
- Delores B.
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My home contains a kitchen nook (an addition to the house 30+ years ago). The nook's footing/foundation was set incorrectly, and it was visibly sinking, pulling away from the house and allowing water to infiltrate. We met with
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Weaver last year to review the issue. We weren't sure of which direction to go -- tear it down, redo the footing, or
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it up and make it level. He was very knowledgeable and thorough with his assessment, but we couldn't decide if it was worth the cost. After meeting with other contractors, gaining more knowledge, and weighing our options for nearly a year, we called
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again. As with our first appointment, he was prompt to arrive and patiently addressed all of our concerns without hesitation. He suggested that 5 piers would be best to level and stabilize the area. FSM offers financing at a decent rate, which is helpful for us as new homeowners with multiple projects in flight.
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was able to contact the creditors during our appointment; I received approval and took the next available date (about one month later).
The crew arrived a little after 8am and finished sometime around 1pm. The 'team leader' walked me through an evaluation of the structure, the work, and their expectations for the project. He told me exactly what they would be doing and how. I was invited to watch during key moments of the process (the fitting of the piers, lifting the structure, etc). They answered all of my questions and seemed excited about their work. We learned the nook's footing was only 12" (as opposed to the 42" depth expected of a proper footing)! We were warned by
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that the procedure can sometimes cause undue stress to the frame, roof, windows, etc. We suffered only internal damage -- buckling paint that can easily be repaired. The team had to tear up the concrete around the structure in order to install the piers. When the installation was complete, they repaired the concrete and we did a post-inspection. All in all, it was a good experience. Although pricey, I think the method FSM used to stabilize the addition was our best option for preserving the space.
- Venus H.
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All Waterproofing Contractors in Osceola, IN

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3D Structural

20115 Jackson Road
South Bend, IN
Since 1997 3d structural has been building their reputation on solid foundations in northern...

A&M Home Services

66050 US Hwy 31
Lakeville, IN
Hi, i am jared and i run the basement waterproofing division. we run one crew of 3 to 4...

A&M SafeBasements

66050 US Hwy 31
Lakeville, IN
A&m safebasements offers basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space repair to...

Acculevel

9495 N Waldron Rd
Rossville, IN
Family owned & operated business. a dry home is a healthy home. acculevel is committed to...

AMERICAN BASEMENT SOLUTIONS

1992 OLD STATE RD 44
Martinsville, IN
American basement solutions is a family owned and operated basement waterproofing, crawl space...

American Dry Basement Systems/Mold Pro Inc

28 Del Mar Dr
Brookfield, CT
With nearly 20 years of experience and more than 20,000 satisfied customers, american dry...

ART & SONS EXCAVATING

111 EMS T16 LN
Leesburg, IN
Art and sons excavating is a family owned and operated business and has been offering...

B & B Better Builders

1157 E Calvert St
South Bend, IN
Additional contact name - barb fewell.

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL
We offer a full scale of all outdoor improvements, from simple lawn care to complete landscape...

Dierbeck and Associates

61396 Miami Rd.
South Bend, IN

Everdry Waterproofing

4647 W Cleveland Rd
South Bend, IN
Additional dbas - kamin industries inc & everdry waterproofing of michiana. additional phone -...

Expert Roofing & Basement Waterproofing

Elkhart, IN
"protecting your home from top to bottom" free estimates / free inspections

Foundation Doctors

1618 Columbia Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Locally owned and operated. 27 years experience in home restoration and structural repairs.

FreeFlow Environmental

4411 Evans Ave
Valparaiso, IN
Freeflow environmental was formed by individuals with extensive experience in the plumbing,...

Genesis Construction

518 South Illinois St.
South Bend, IN
We are a licensed, insured, and bonded company. we are a team of 2 to 3 workers depending on...

Genesis Construction

518 S. Illinois St.
South Bend, IN

Graverson Concrete Inc.

4122 St. Rd. 331
Bremen, IN
35 years experience in concrete.

Ideal Products LLC

15605 3rd Rd
Plymouth, IN
Sani-tred waterproofing products

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln
Gainesville, GA
Licensed and insured for all of ga. we offer a lifetime warranty on all of our work, repairs...

Mega Construction.

207 south 21 st
South Bend, IN
Mega construction is an independantly owned and insured home renovation company serving...

Michiana Waterproofing Systems, Inc

PO Box 226
Berrien Springs, MI
We purchased a family operated business that had been in business since 1964. i worked with a...

MOMPER INSULATION

2431 W MAIN ST
Fort Wayne, IN
Additional contact: (614)221-3399.

Nagy Construction

Osceola, IN
Nagy construction here to provide our services to south bend and surrounding areas! call us...

Nova Basement Systems

2465 N SR 39
La Porte, IN
Nova basement systems isn't your typical company of contractors, we make the search for a...

Ram Jack of Indiana

14855 Victory Ct
Carmel, IN
Ram jack was established in 1968, we provide foundation repair solutions and interior &...

Restoration Xperts

PO B0x 182
Elkhart, IN
Who we are i am the difference. i make restoration xperts the best construction company there...

Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc

4600 N Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI
Additional phones - (877) 821-4675, (616) 975-0635, (517) 879-2008, (269) 978-6895. additional...

Superior Home Improvement

8900 Kingsley Dr
Reynoldsburg, OH
We provide free estimates

Swainco LLC

3831 Morgantown Rd
Greenwood, IN
Swainco.,llc is a family owned and operated indiana crawl space and basement repair...

Waterproof4Less

15134 Myrtle Ave
Harvey, IL
We are a low overhead family business with over 20 years experience as insured and licensed...

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