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"They did everything during the promised times and have followed up with three additional vista just to answer questions and clean up some of their work. After the" initial install, my wife noticed some cracking in the cement.... They returned and relaid the concrete.
did the i tall... His team was extremely professional and stayed with the job until we were completely satisfied. I know that
is a little more expensive, but the service and piece of mind make it totally worth the cost. We aren't sure whether we want to expand on the waterproofing (we didn't exactly do the full service for their waterproofing because we wanted to leave some of the bricks in the basement exposed) but if we do, we will call
again. CJ gave us our initial quote and completed our initial inspection. If all of ther inspectors are as professional and knowledgable, then I doubt you will be disappointed.

-Marc S.

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is easy to work with and provides good information about the project and the work to be performed. He inspects the work himself to make" sure it was executed properly and takes action as needed. One refreshing aspect is that no payment is collected until the work is completed and you are satisfied - how many contractors do that!? - most want 50% that you give up and hope for the best.
delivers first!
also said he would install a dehumidifier for a couple of weeks (at no additional charge) to help assure everything is dry after the project but that has not been done yet. We would not hesitate to use
again!

-Mario P.

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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 Rensselaer

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We bought a house with
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already done we were informed that the basement was wet a lot of times before the waterproofing was done. We have been living in our home for almost six months and have yet to have a problem with any kind of water getting in and has been completely dry.
- Erica W.
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They were thorough, informative and gave us options. They had to move everything out of the way and
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-hammer through the floor and install the french drain and two sup pumps. They were very clean and we could not have been happier.
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the owner communicated with us throughout the entire process.
- Bruce W.
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and his crew did several jobs for my son and daughter-in-law. They were very punctual, professional and courteous. The quality of the work was excellent.
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' wife
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was very helpful in providing need documentation in a very timely and friendly manner. Both
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and
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made the work go very smoothly. I would use them again and recommend the company unconditionally
- Sonia N.
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Went very well. Always on time. Owner came first day and explained and showed them what to do. They were very communicative and patiently answered all our questions. They clean up after themselves. Very hard working. One night they stay until after dark and it was raining and they kept working. It has been three months now and the basement is all dry.
- Robert F.
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Called and advised would be a little late due to picking up supplies. Very courteous and knowledgeable. Went right to work and was in and out in an hour. Advised to let it dry for 48 hours and then I can knock off fill tabs. Also advised to watch for any cracks that could signify a bigger issue.
- Bill C.
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This is a home that is going to be sold. We had renters in the property when the leak appeared. We live out of state and made a day trip with no appointments set up beforehand. I called several companies, and having not lived in Indiana for over 20 years, finding a reputable contractor was going to be a shot in the dark. Most companies were going to be several days before they could send anyone out for estimate. The two that did come out seemed to have a "one price fits all" around $6000. I contacted
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, and while I was waiting for a call from a rep, I accessed Angie's List where I noticed that
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was highly rated. Long story short,
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worked us into his schedule and came out that day.
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was the only contractor who took actual measurements and entered numbers into the computer and came up a price based on the work required. I actually asked for more work to be done than
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recommended.
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did an excellent job. The services provided were high quality and exactly as promised. A+++
- Timothy T.
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was exceptional to work with. Details are included below, but in short, I was grateful to have chosen
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and his crew because they were extremely professional, did excellent work, and most importantly, conducted their business with integrity. Selecting a drain tile contractor can be intimidating because of the expense involved and the drastic measures that a homeowner sometimes has to take to remedy basement water problems. I unconditionally recommend Standard.
We had severe water problems during the extremely wet spring of 2014. Once we began calling drain tile installers after the flood waters subsided, it became clear that you'd be lucky to get a call back at all, because most companies were booked out for months and literally could not answer the phone. Standard's website is informative and does a good job of explaining the basics of a homeowner's options to deal with water problems. Although I had to leave a voice message for Standard, as promised, they returned the call and promptly came to my house to do an estimate. The estimator had thorough knowledge of products and the installation process. He explained how we should prepare our basement for the work. He explained that they were booked several months out, but told us the exact day that they would be installing our project, which ended up being the actual day that the work was performed. He also explained that Standard wasn't responding to the influx of jobs by adding a bunch of inexperienced crews just to keep up.
Given the massive number of people getting drain tile installed, we were unable to get an estimate from a different company for comparison. However, I know that a friend had a smaller drain tile project installed by a contractor that took several days to complete the project and paid significantly more than I did.
After accepting the offer I received a thorough letter explaining the work to be done and what we needed to do to prepare. On the day promised, the crew called ahead, and showed up on time. The crew put up plastic to control dust as much as possible. The installation -- including jackhammering, removing a massive amount of concrete and installing the drain tile, sump basket and pump, battery backup and vapor
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-- was completed in one day. New concrete was poured the next day and completed in just a few hours.
As the job was just completed, I have not seen the sump pump work in a heavy rain, but the quality of the installation work looks excellent.
The only problem that occurred actually turned out to be a significant benefit to me. After the first day of work, I noticed damage to a basement window that the crew used to pass tools and concrete through during their work. On the second day, one of the workers took photographs and I got a call from
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, the owner of
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, who took responsibility for the damage and began to discuss how to remedy the problem. It took several phone calls to determine whether the window should be replaced or repaired, and throughout that process,
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was prompt at returning my phone calls; I felt that he was taking care of his customer. Ultimately
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decided -- without me having to push the issue -- that the only way to fix the window was to totally replace it. I suspect that his decision to do so means that Standard may have lost money on my job, but
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did what the owner of "stand-up" company, one that understands how important a reputation for integrity is, does to ensure that the customer is taken care of. The window installer has told me that payment has already been made by
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, so he has held up his end of the deal, plus more.
Here's the "more," a separate benefit: After
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's worker examined the window damage,
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realized that what I thought was a basement egress window actually did not meet the code for the proper square footage of the window opening once the window was cranked open. Once I looked at the open window, I realized that it would have been far more difficult to exit my basement during an emergency that if the window's hinges were placed to meet the egress code requirements. Oddly, if the damage had not happened, I probably never would have realized that there was a far safer way to locate the hinges on the window, which will now happen when the new window is installed.
Over the years, I've worked with many contractors listed on Angie's list, but I've never written a review. I try to pick companies, like
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, with lots of excellent reviews, and have felt like my one additional review can't make that much of a difference. Standard impressed me so much that I felt compelled to write this one.

- R A.
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did a great job of explaining options and understanding our time-frame. They fit us in quickly and repair was done with respect for our finished basement. All in all, we are completely satisfied.
- Alexandra N.

All Waterproofing Contractors in Rensselaer, NY

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518 Contracting

1082 S Schodack Road
Castleton On Hudson

518 Remodel

411 Rte 146
Altamont

AAA MacFawn Fire and Flood Restoration

PO Box 13205,1583 Central Ave
Albany

ABConstructionIICorp

36 Anthony Ln.
Albany

Absolute Basement Solutions

1 Barney Road
Clifton Park

ADIRONDACK BASEMENT SYSTEMS

4 JONES RD
Clifton Park

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala St. NE

Albany Flood Control

8 Railroad Ave
Albany

All Points Construction

PO Box 237
Greenville

ALLIED BUILDING PRODUCTS CORP

24 RAILROAD AVE
Albany

Altamura and Associates, LLC

PO Box 2195
Ballston Spa

Amore Builder's

p.o. box 1752
Latham

AW Construction

9 Chipmunk Chase
Saratoga Springs

B&M Painting and Remodeling

77 Fairfield Ave
Albany

Basement Waterproofing Inc

6484 Martin St
Rome

BK Masonry

8 Emmett Dr
Nasayuna

Bricks, Blocks and More

PO Box 68
Stillwater

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CLD Custom Carpentry

169 stone mill rd
Hudson

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

CRACKSEAL BASEMENT TECHNOLOGIES LLC

PO BOX 1032
Ballston Lake

Creative Stone Work By Stone Wall Masonry Inc

882 OBrien Avenue
Schenectady

Davco Construction LLC

2107 4th Ave
Watervliet

Excellent Quality Home Improvement

82 Bradford Street
Albany

Fazio Waterproofing & Enterprises

1034 Helen Street
Schenectady

Genesis Painting

115 Mill St.
Troy

Get it Done Contracting

2nd street
Albany

Grandview Properties

23 N Grandview Terrace
Voorheesville

Greenwood Contracting, Inc.

18 Lincoln Ave.
Watervliet

HD Concrete

853 Rock City Rd
Ballston Spa

herzog construction

25 crawford rd

ICA contracting

37 Ten Broeck
Albany

JC MCCASHION CONSTRUCTION INC.

84 Frederick Avenue
Albany

Kinetic Basement Solutions Inc

PO Box 765
Clifton Park

Knights Construction

181 Clay Hill Rd
Fort Ann

LAWLOR CONSTRUCTION LLC

467 KNICKERBOCKER RD
Schodack Landing

Lazio Construction, Inc.

63 Nott Rd
Rexford

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

M Johnson Contracting

135 Cary Rd
Mechanicville

McBain Carpentry Services

2519 2nd Ave
Watervliet

Mike Byer Construction

PO Box 427
Watervliet

msmasonry

Esperance

North American Basements

1 Keel Lane
Saratoga Springs

OLD DOG MASONS

5861 VEEDER RD.
Slingerlands

Rainbow Basement Remedies

18 Fonda Rd
Cohoes

Richard's All Around Home and Property Management

1306 Buskirk West Hoosick Road
Buskirk

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

Saratoga Builders LLC

8 Champion Ln
Saratoga Springs

Spire Restoration LLC

2 Locust Ct
Ballston Spa

Stephen Colfels

PO Box 301
Glenmont

Superior Masonry Solutions

114 Fordham Road
Valatie

T & T Construction

1358 Van Antwerp Road
Niskayuna

THE BUILDING CONNECTION

34 SHERWOOD LN
Burnt Hills

The Climate Chief, LLC

PO Box 5632
Albany

The Dry Guys

15 Timberland DR
Loudonville

TUFF-KOTE FLOORING

1704 Saratoga Rd
South Glens Falls

ULTIMATE CONTRACTING

44 spring ave
Troy

United Specialists Inc

424 New Scotland S Rd
Slingerlands

UNLIMITED CONTRACTING SERVICES LLC

PO BOX 579
Averill Park

Upstate Property Service

430 Clarendon Street
Schenectady

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