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"Very well. Everything done in five days. My property was respected in that floor coverings were placed and everything was left clean. I am very pleased with the" work done. The price was also very good. I highly recommend
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came out and gave us a quote, and we set up date of service. Hit a snag when the crew could not access the area above the room so they could" coat the ceiling. So regrouped, got a new quote and they came out the next week. They took out part of the ceiling so they could access the roof area and got the spray foam up in that are as well as the knee walls and slope. Also made a number of small holes in garage ceiling to allow for dense packing of the cellulose. They cleaned up well and the sheetrock person came back on 2 days to complete the repairs and make sure a second coat was applied. The room is noticeably more comfortable (in the 90's outside this week and the room is now comfortable) and we look forward to it being better in winter as well

-Michael A.

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6 questions to ask a basement waterproofing contractor

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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 Shelbyville

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was great, they were on time clean efficient responsive.... i have had the system for almost a year it works perfectly haven't had any issues. I would definitely use them again
- Lauren N.
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completely finished
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except for carpeting and tile. Everything was done to our satisfaction using high quality materials. Anything that we weren't completely satisfied with was rectified immediately . The installer, and his crew, were very easy to work with and treated our house as if it were their own. A lifetime written guarantee against mold and mildew was provided by the company. We had one slight problem with a switch for the ceiling lighting that we discovered after the job was finished. After calling the company, we received a call from the installer that day. He later came and fixed the problem. We have received many compliments on the completed job. I would highly recommend
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if you need to finish your basement.
- Richard W.
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spent an adequate amount of time in both my basement and an outdoor walk-around of my house. I was pleasantly surprised to find out from him that we do not need any basement repair services at this time. He recommended a number of external landscaping, water drainage, grading, and patio improvements but said that our basement is good at the present time. His advice seemed practical and doable, and in addition to making suggestions he recommended people we could contact to get the work done that his company does not perform. I learned a lot from his business and appreciate the time he spent, despite the fact that it did not lead to a sale for his business. This did not seem to bother him at all and he was pleasant to work with.
- LYS B.
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The work was excellent
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and their crew was very professional. I will highly recommend
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for any waterproofing and plumbing services they provide..
- Mark F.
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y They were not on time, they brought parts form other jobs, they put in a cheap sump pump they, they tore up the yard the workers fought with each other using foul language. They did not back up their warranty as what was done did not fix the problem. I would never use them or recommend them. The wife was nice to talk to but that did not fix the problems and the husband and owner would not back up his work and found ways around the warranty. We just could not deal with fighting with him so we just let it go and due to his lack of honesty and poor workmanship I would not trust him or his company to even fix the problem. I don't think he has a clue, but like to talk like he is very experienced. We have had a lot of contracted work done being a home owner for years but this I can say was he worst experience we ever had. We felt like we were taken to the cleaners.
- John P.
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Estimate was given and was exactly what I paid. The owner and his son showed up on the appointed day and did the work in a matter of 3-4 days. They had a large fan that kept the dust to a minimum and cleaned up after each days work. Both were very careful not to track dirt in & out of the basement while working.
About two weeks after they completed their work we had a bad storm in the area and rec'd quite a bit of rain. I watched the new sump-pump they installed and it was filling up then...woosh... it was all gone and the water again began to fill it up. Checked all the walls in the basement and none of them were wet so... basement is now dry!!! YEA!!!
- KENNETH H.
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The inspector was knowledgeable and professional. He did not try to sell us on a whole new system and instead was able to explain why we had the water problem in the one specific area. He recommended how we could go about fixing it, which would cost a lot less than putting in a whole new system. I would highly recommend this company as they were honest and did not try to sell us on a whole new system, which we do not need.
- Lori S.
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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
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an ant with an elephant and to work on this problem an an iterative manner. His thought was that hooking 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
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(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.
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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
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and he was very gracious about meeting me that day after work to explain the work they had done. He explained that when they
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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
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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.

Waterproofing Contractors in Shelbyville, KY

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Affordable Cleaning & Restoration

110 HOOK LANE EXT
Augusta

Aqua Lock

1907 Production Dr
Louisville

Authentic Stone Creations

25 Pine Dr
Lancaster

Bone-Dry Waterproofing Inc

2529 Ridgemar Ct
Louisville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Case Foundation Systems

449 Downes Ter
Louisville

Champion Waterproofing & Piering LLC

406 Production Ct
Louisville

CK Construction

P.O. Box 414

Hargis Home Improvement

550 Gunnell Pike
Georgetown

Healthy Spaces

2501 N Cullen Ave

J.T. Robinson Construction LLC.

PO box 84
Madisonville

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Lundy Construction, LLC

833 W. Gordon St
Corbin

Mike Perry Masonry

8327 Roseborough Rd
Louisville

Moreland Homes LLC

7462 Energy Rd
Ewing

Rod Layman Masonry

321 Stonegate Way
Lexington

Shem D. Coffer, Carpenter, Practical builder

311 Eastview Circle
Shelbyville

Stump's Carpentry and Remodeling

5673 Zebulon Hwy. Lot 13

The Basement Doctor Kentucky

2013 Fortune Dr
Frankfort

The Basement Wizard

4813 Hummingbird Cir.
Louisville

TMD Construction

Greenville

United Dynamics Inc

2555 Cannon St

United Structural Systems Ltd Inc

723 Chenault Brg Rd
Lancaster

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