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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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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 Madras

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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.
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Great experience!
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responded to my initial voice mail very quickly and was able to come out the same day. He explained in detail what was happening with our basement walls, why he thought it was happening and what he could do about it. When I emailed him a few days later with a question he was very quick to respond and even called me to make sure I understood everything. Nice guy, great job. We are very happy!!
- Pat M.
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We had water seeping into our finished basement along the front wall of our house.
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promptly came out to assess the issue. He estimated the size of the crack in the foundation, explained the process to us (which involved digging down to the crack along the front wall of our house), and gave us an estimate shortly thereafter. In addition to having them patch the crack, we also opted to have them install a French drain. We were told that the work would be completed in 45-60 days from when we signed the contract, but they were able to fit us in sooner than that - a little over a month. The workers arrived on time, and the work was completed in a day. The landscaping that had to be disrupted in the digging process was re-planted by them before they left. So far, we haven't had any more issues with water in our basement.
- Mary W.
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They did an excellent job, but I paid them a
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sum which they completed the job. After the job was done, there was still water seeping into the home. No one thought that maybe it was the gutters until about the sixth time that they had come in. They did a great job that but I wish that they would have been more proactive, but I wish that they would have looked at the whole picture. It was almost an entire year until another company came in and figured out that it was the gutters.
- Connie B.
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All went well. I have used this company before. They have always been very reliable and provide a great service. They are very honest with their assessment of the work that needs to be done or not done. I have other homes they have inspected, they provided a report with their findings. I want my tenants to have clean and healthy home to live in and AA Action is my go to company when one of my rental properties springs a leak. They work very efficiently and treat the home like its their home.
- Bill R.
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Our family has a rental property that was originally built in the 1920's and added onto around 1960.After the last renters moved out and clean-up was accomplished it was apparent that extensive repairs would be required before it could be rented again. To start the process of evaluation of repair cost vs demolishing cost we started with the foundation, we called
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. Mr.
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(
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Foundation Specialist) arrived at the exact time that he was supposed to. He did a complete walk-around of the house pointing problems and explaining their impact on the foundation. He did a complete walk-through of he house interior again pointing out problems and explaining their impact on the foundation. He explained that the foundation of the house was in two parts, one half was concrete slab and the other half being pier and beam. He explained the different approaches both required in order to stabilize the total foundation. He explained that the crawl space for the pier and beam did not provide enough room to get under the house and evaluate the condition of that part of the foundation. He told me that the flooring over the pier and beam would have to be removed in order to gain enough access to evaluate and estimate the cost to repair. He explained that the removal of the flooring in order for
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to develop a cost estimate would in itself cost around $500. He did not try to "
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coat" the problem/solution with a high priced estimate that would take care of the problem. He told me that once the foundation was stabilized the other repairs could be started. He also explained that he could not provide cost estimates for those repairs but they should not be under estimated. After some deliberation with my family, I told Mr.
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that we would not require a cost estimate for the repair of the foundation as we were going to demolish the house. I sincerely appreciated Mr.
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's straight forward approach in explaining the problem and what would be required in order to repair it. The information he provided helped our family make the decision to demolish the house. I recommend
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without reservation.
- Adele & Charley P.

All Waterproofing Contractors in Madras, OR

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Accurate Leak Detection

PO Box 40697
Eugene

All Pro Handymen

PO Box 785
Lincoln City

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

COASTWIDE CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 891
Pacific City

Home Elegance, LLC

1821 Minnesota St.
The Dalles

L3 Construction LLC

1595 North Hwy 26
Madras

Ram Jack West

PO Box 11701
Eugene

RP Builders Construction

P.O. Box 1574
Newport

TerraFirma Foundation Systems

761 NE Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg

WESTERN CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS

1995 Wallace Rd NW
Salem

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