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"There were some initial problems. The access to our crawl spaces was too small to get full sheets of insulation in, so the workmen had to cut them into smaller" pieces. With our permission, the men had already installed the heavy encapsulation sheet on the walls, but then they put the pieces of insulation over the top. None of us realized that it wouldn't look very good because it had to be pieced. We told
we weren't happy, and he bent over backwards to make it right. He ended up installing another
of encapsulation over the top of the insulation, which made it visually nice looking. His attitude throughout was superb - he wanted us to be satisfied. And we are very pleased with the result.

-DAYLE & MICHAEL T.

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a couple of months ago because I was worried about water in my basement. We agreed to do the work in" the spring, but moved the date up because of the large amount of snow this February. He called me to let me know that he was working for another customer in
on Sat, Feb 28th and wondered if he might stop by on the day and installed my sump pump also. Since he had several workmen with him, he was able to do the work in only 1 hour and half. It usually takes twice as long. He suggested lining the pump barrel with stones and leaving the top open so that water could filter down through the stones and into the barrel instead of only through the opening at the top. He also supplied me with a length of flexible hose to extend the exterior pipe so that water would drain well away from the house. Mr.
was professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The work was well done and they even cleaned up afterwards. The price was less than others for the same work. I have already recommended him to my neighbor who came by to ask about having the work done. He spoke with Mr.
and inspected the work to his satisfaction.

-Nina D.

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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 Andover

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Potential home buyers hired FSM to come to the home and inspect a basement of a home they had put an offer on. FSM came out, verbally found nothing wrong with the previous repairs except for slight residual bowing from previous problem since has been resolved and no evidence of moisture/water. They of course can not certify another companies work but they can draw up a proposal for a lifetime guarantee to fix the "phantom" problem for the cheap cost of $25,000.00. The future home buyers got bamboozled out of an inspection fee for a sales pitch! FSM should be ashamed and refund the money. If they can not write a written inspection report stating a problem than they should not take someones money.
- ross G.
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The sales person we were working with was fantastic. He gave us all the info we needed and left lots of info for us to study to understand the system that he was recommending and way he thought this would solve our water problem of 9 years.
The office called and confirmed out date a few days out and repeated the info that our sales person had given us to prepare the basement for them to work on.
The crew arrived right on time. They spent the first part of the morning protecting the rest of the area from the dust the process would produce and covering our floors. They worked hard all day and finished the first stage right on time. They returned the next day (right on time) and finished the job. Since the work that they have done, we have not had one drop of water in the basement. I wish we would of found them YEARS ago!
They were a great value and were so nice to deal with.
- Kim S.
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Christian, the owner, was the contact point man all the way through the job. He is courteous, professional and attentive.
He clearly explained the details of the job, including the materials to be used, from beginning to end. He and his team were punctual and completed the job on time. There were some issues that they ran into as they began the work, and Christian called immediately to apprise us of the problem and how they would proceed. The job was neatly done and everything was cleaned up after them. I called Christian with questions before, during and after the job, and every time, he graciously spent time with me addressing every concern or question.
We were impressed by Christian's concern for the welfare of his workers. The original day the job was scheduled turned out to be one of the days that the temps were around zero and wind chill was below zero. Christian called me to ask if we could reschedule because he wanted to avoid having his men going in and out of the cold all day in their shirtsleeves, Of course we agreed. It's nice to see someone treat their employees with respect!
So overall, it was a great experience to work with
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. We have already recommended him to our next door neighbor and, oh yes, his price was the best of four estimates that we received!
- Steven D.
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was professional, punctual, and responsive at every step. I called them after we received 3" of rain in one storm in December 2014. My finished basement flooded, and since we had just moved in back in
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, this was a top priority to fix to be able to use the space on the bottom floor.



We called
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and they had an estimator,
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, come out to review our property within a few days, even though they were overwhelmed with calls. The price quoted was fair and either in-line with or below the other three estimates we received. The scope of work ensured we would never have an issue again.



The work was scheduled for late Feb. 2015 but we were able to move it up a week due to other people cancelling, which was easy to schedule with
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. The crew came and completed their work in two days even though there was a storm inbound (winter 2015...).



All in all, a great experience and I'd highly
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to anyone having basement water issues. They'll solve them for good.



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- James M.
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is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and informative. He does great work and follows up if needed. His wife manages the business and does a great job with scheduling and follow up.
- Jane F.
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We had had a seeping leak in our basement. We originally hired a competitor of theirs, who did a horrific job that damaged our home and caused water to pour into the basement every time it rained! Access basements came over and saw what we had. They did a very professional job from day one to correct the damage caused by the other company and install the new system properly and to code. They went above and beyond, and we are very grateful for their wonderful service and excellent work ethic!
- Janet Y.
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We called
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, he came out, evaluated the situation. He sured the house up until the repairs started. The repairs were made in a timely manner as promised.
- Moses R.
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Our
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was completed in May, 2014 and I've waited far too long to write this review, waiting for a "monsoon" rain to truly test out the waterproofing. That finally happened, and after years of living with minor seepage which ultimately became standing water, there was not one drop of water anywhere in the living area of the basement. The installation works exactly as it is designed.
On the 1st day of the installation, the crew of 3 or 4 men worked quickly and professionally. Everything was done by hand, from jackhammering a trench around the entire interior perimeter of the basement, to hauling every bit of debris out and every bit of concrete in by hand in buckets. The entire job was completed in approximately 11 hours over 2 days.
We were very impressed with their work ethic and the thorough way the job was completed.
If there was anything that was not completely satisfactory, it's that the drain pipe to the outside was not laid closer to the wall as my husband expected. However, because that wall was being studded out and drywalled, we didn't report it to the company as it did not pose a problem as we remodeled the basement.
In addition, their price was half of one of their competitor's price, but the primary reason we chose them was they way their salesman negotiated the job. He spent quite a while explaining the job and describing what he thought was the best way the job should be handled at the lowest cost. Finally, this company provides a lifetime, transferable warranty.
So far, we are completely satisfied and would recommend this company to anyone looking to have their basement waterproofed.


- Patricia B.

All Waterproofing Contractors in Andover, MA

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1-800-BUSYDOG

PO Box 920624
Needham

5star remodeling

149 high st

A 1 Foundation Crack Repair Inc

9 John Robinson Rd
Hudson

A flawless finish

10 north st
Danvers

A Watertite Foundation Crack Repair

24 Fairmont St
Leominster

Advanced Restorations

370 county rd
Ashby

AFFORDABLE MASONRY

438 ELM ST
Marlborough

Affordable Mold Removal

1248 Washington St
Holliston

ALBERT'S IMPROVEMENT SVC

11 PARKER HILL TER
Lynn

Alcantara Contractor

61 Tainter St
Medford

Allied/All-City Inc

2621 Grand Ave

AM Remodeling

Brockton

AMERICAN MADE MASONRY LLC

9 LOCUST ST
Burlington

American Tile & Remodeling

134 Plymouth Dr
Norwood

Anderson Bulkhead Door

11 Carolyn Rd
Wilmington

Andrew Stevens Co

PO Box 903
Essex

Angelic Cleaning Services

Pleasant St
Dracut

ARM Construction

108 Old Mill Rd
Shrewsbury

B&A Construction LLC

341 SIlver Lake Rd

B-Dry System M/E Inc

25 Sullivan Rd
North Billerica

B.C. Building Company

98 North Street
Medfield

Baltic Home Improvement-General Contractor

50 Carey Ave Unit3
Watertown

Barnard Landscaping Inc

3 Allen St
Lexington

Basement Building Solutions

23 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Rehoboth

BAY STATE HOME CONSTRUCTION CO

6 ACADEMY HILL RD
Brighton

Ben's Construction Inc

206 S Main St
Natick

Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling

248 River Street
Waltham

Brothers Property Management

2 Langevin st
Spencer

Bulkhead Doors Inc

401 Wareham St
Middleboro

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carlton Plumbing & Heating

14 Carlton St
Lowell

Carroll Flooring & Remodeling

78 oakdale ave
Dedham

Casella Construction & Cleaning Services Inc

4 Foundry Industrial Park
Lowell

Chase Masonry & Waterproofing

56 Keith Pl
East Bridgewater

CJ's Finish Carpentry

505 Maple St
Danvers

Coen Construction

10 Harriet St
Boston

Concrete Masonry Solutions

PO Box 181
Bellingham

CRACK-X

25 WASHINGTON AVE.
Natick

CT CONSTRUCTION

175 EMERY AVE
Lowell

D L Foote & Sons Inc

169 Middle St
East Weymouth

DERRO CONSTRUCTION

34A HOLTON ST
Woburn

DiOrio Builders and Designers Inc

5050 Washington St
West Roxbury

Done Right Services

5 Mount Vernon Ave
Billerica

Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc.

5 Byron Street
Wilmington

Drycrete Waterproofing

13 Sun Street
Waltham

Evans Remodeling

17 Coventry Road
Worcester

First Class Roofing

160 Baker St
Walpole

Forest Street Builders

6 Atlanta Street
Haverhill

FORSYTHE PAINTING

53 PRINCETON ST.
North Chelmsford

FORSYTHE PAINTING

53 PRINCETON ST. APT1
North Chelmsford

FORTE ENTERPRISES

60 HILLTOP ST
Milton

Foundation Armor

3 Bud Way Ste 27

Fresh Start Contracting

94 Park Avenue
Belmont

G SPAULDING CO

57 FOUNTAIN ST
Haverhill

G&B Masonry

Judge rd
Lynn

Galloway Home Improvements

328 Beacon Street
Lowell

GF GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

26 Edith St
Everett

Gil Boudreau Painting

70 Woodhill Hooksett Road

Gpconstruction

Tallant Rd

Green Pro Enviromental

550 Adams St
Quincy

Grogan & Sons Contracting

104 Davis St
Quincy

GW & Sons Builders

24 Roselin Ave
Quincy

HANCOCK BUILDING ASSOCIATES INC.

248 MILL RD
Chelmsford

Handy Randy Services

181 Liberty St
Marlborough

HARRINGTON CONSTRUCTION

21 MATTHEW RD
Billerica

Harris Construction Inc.

25 Millbury Boulevard
Oxford

High End Definition

PO Box 354
Billerica

Horizon Chimney Services Inc

PO Box 224
Franklin

JAZ Building and Remodeling LLC

4 Minute Man Drive
Bedford

JJ Calnan and sons Contractors

17 Reservoir Road
Lynn

Joel Jette Construction

57 Walker Rd
Wales

JSM construction

10gaywood circle
Methuen

K Clancy Carpentry

509 Elm Street
Bridgewater

K&M Enterprise

2 Oxford road
North Billerica

Kennedy Masonry

53 Maple St
Spencer

Kostkutters1.com

113 Albion St
Wakefield

KPF CONTRACTING INC

58 WEBSTER ST
Douglas

LANDRY'S PROPERTY SERVICE

29 MARCELLO AVE
Leominster

Lopez & Lopez Contractors Inc

PO Box 627
Marlborough

LOURIVAL MASONRY

PO BOX 1427
Framingham

LPB CONSTRUCTION INC

P.O. BOX 115411
Waltham

Massachusetts Basement Waterproofing

17 Pierce Ave Unit D
Fitchburg

McCarthy Construction

315 Lake St
Arlington

McNamara Waterproofing Company

1398 Graton St.
Worcester

MCS Environmental

425 Main St Unit 23A
Hudson

MECHO CONTRACTING INC

PO Box 577
Methuen

Middlesex Construction Services, LLC

36 Village Road Unit 714
Middleton

Midurski Bros. Landscaping Inc.

118 Cushing Street
Stoughton

MJ Nicholl's Landscaping LLC

77 Gridley St
Quincy

mk masonry

Boston

Mullen Construction

231 Elmwood St
North Attleboro

MyCraftsmen

PO BOX 22
Chelmsford

N & B GENERAL CONTRACTING

330 MERRIMACK ST
Methuen

N.J.K. Construction

20 mill St.
Dracut

New Age Masonry

Truman Parkway
Hyde Park

New England Bulkhead

216 N. Maint St
Sharon

New England Crack-X

800 Turnpike Street
North Andover

npconstruction

158 Concord Rd
Billerica

Orival Property Services

11 chestnut street
Lynn

PBI Construction Co

545 Washington Street
Brighton

PERRY BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 646
Newburyport

PETERSON CONSTRUCTION

210 BROADWAY
Lynn

PHALAN CONSTRUCTION & THE HANDYMAN

881 R WAVERLY ST
Framingham

PIC Home Pros

2 Chester Rd

Pioneer Basement

31 Sanford Rd
Westport

Precise Property Maintenance

MA. and N.H.
Lowell

Premier Building Solutions LLC

80 Labor In Vain Rd
Ipswich

Pro Pave

1078 Pleasant St
Norwood

Property Pro Restoration

1000 Mt Laurel Cir
Shirley

Provost Construction

52 Great Pond Rd
South Weymouth

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

145 NEWTON RD
Haverhill

Quality Insulation

110 Perimeter Rd

Quinn Bros Construction

17 Parkview terrace

R.M.C. SERVICES

31 POPE ST
Hudson

RC Waterproofing

1123 Lakeview Ave
Dracut

REAL DRY WATERPROOFING LLC

Mr. Curt Guenther
Multiple Locations

RemodelWerks

621 Main Street
Shrewsbury

Rennovare Construction

311 Washington Ave
Chelsea

Roy's Masonry

P.O.Box 584
Avon

RYAN HOME SERVICE

23 spruce st
Kingston

S + H Construction Inc

26 New St
Cambridge

S P V Remodeling

34 Fairview Rd
Stoneham

Salon Belle Vie

707 Milford Rd

SCFay Construction Corp

88 Marked Tree Rd

Skillville Corp

23 Boutwell St
Wilmington

Steamatic Inc

11 Leonardo Dr

STEVE & SONS HOME REPAIR

46 BOSTON AVE
Somerville

TC Hafford Basement Systems Inc

356 North Berwick Rd. #7

The Bulkhead Man Incorporated

75 Fuller St
Middleboro

The Handy Painter

45 Blanchard Rd
Boxborough

The Painting Connection

269 Portsmouth Avenue

The Productive Earth

50 Maynard Rd
Sudbury

Three Brothers Home Improvement

Po box 4802
Framingham

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

Total Restoration

158 Summer St.
Weymouth

Touchstone Masonry

56 Clark Ln
Sudbury

Troymade

1 summerhill ave
Worcester

Underground Construction Experts Inc

21 Eskow Rd suiteB
Worcester

Vallcher Service DBA

10 Sargent St
Malden

Vallerand Builders, Inc.

309 Concord Road
Billerica

Value Dry

16 N Center St

VALUE DRY OF MASSACHUSETTS

494 franklin st
Framingham

Water Dry Solutions

240 Park St
North Reading

Water Dry/ Basement Systems

Park Street
North Reading

Water Stoppers

108 Bullard Street
Walpole

Winthrop Emergency Plumbing

89 Veterans Rd
Quincy

Wollaston Sewer Cleaners

596 Hancock St
Quincy

Woodridge Construction

7 Skehan St
Somerville

Woodrite Construction

51 Puritan Drive
Quincy

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