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West Hartford Basement Waterproofing Articles

What is causing my basement to leak?

Is there water collecting in your basement? One highly rated provider shares the factors that may contribute to this condition and what can be done about it.

Is your basement at risk of damage from groundwater?

Your basement and foundation are under immense pressure. One highly rated provider explains the dangers of groundwater and how basement waterproofing can help.

How to keep your sump pump running

Protect your basement from flooding by following these tips from plumbers on how to maintain your sump pump system and what problems to look out for.

How does drought impact my home's foundation?

During periods of prolonged dryness, the soil surrounding your home shrinks away, causing foundation issues that can grow into severe problems over time.

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"As with another review I read, my experience was mixed. Initially, before the contract was signed,
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was extremely proactive and came and took a look a couple of times and even spoke to my neighbor on my behalf to find out the history of a drain that was in the ground on the property line between our houses. He spoke to me several times about solutions to the water problem in my garage. He was knowledgeable and was easy to work with. He called me a few times to follow up. He sent a description with pictures of what they would be doing and what it would look like. Once I decided to "pull the trigger" and we had settled on a price, it took me some prodding to get the job scheduled. I sent a deposit at the end of August, 2013 and then had to ask, after nearly two weeks, if it was received and could we schedule the job. I was told that they had received it and they would work to schedule.
Then after a month had elapsed and my check had been cashed, I had to reach out again and ask when this was going to be done. Late October and finally the excavation happened over a three day period (I was not told how many days that part was going to take). I had (foolishly) assumed the entire thing, floor and all, would be done in a week.
On 10/22 it was expected the slab (garage floor) would be poured in "a day or two". Footers for the drain that would be in front of the garage doors had been poured and they needed to cure.
11/1 and "we are almost ready for the slab. Should be next week".
11/9 "I'll give you the exact date tomorrow."
11/14 They returned to finish the form and grading. Slab still not poured.
11/18 Due to illness, another postponment (This is no one's fault but now the days are getting colder and it's been 3 months since I sent the deposit and asked about when this was going to be done.)
12/3 "We are coming tomorrow for final prep."
12/5 Amid some wet weather they came with the huge cement truck and crew to pour the garage floor, finally. The huge truck damaged the driveway (which was already cracked and in need of replacement, but it didn't have a big rut in it until the truck showed up). Nothing was offered in terms of compensation for it.
They stayed and babysat it (which I appreciated) to make sure that it would set properly, due to the fact that it was so moist (of course this was the first wet weather in a while and coincided with the pour.)
I was away for a couple of days and returned to have a look. Rain from the roof pitted the concrete in a few places near the drain due to it not being set (seems like it could have been covered to avoid this). There was also water in the garage - not a ton but enough that I wondered if it was left over form the concrete drying. It definitely pooled in the back corner. Shouldn't the floor be sloped back to front to allow any water to flow into the drain?
11/7 "When we take the forms down, we will tweak some things."
We had some snow and then it got real warm and melted. Still a little water in the garage.
11/18 "Taking out the forms and will repair the divots tomorrow"
11/19 "It was too cold to do the final repairs and patches.
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will handle those next week." I asked if I could use the garage (my patio furniture was still out and I wanted to put the lawnmower back, etc.) and was given the okay to use the garage.
Sometime after Christmas
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(whom I had never talked to but seemed to run the show) came and patched a couple of areas. He didn't do the grinding because
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was more experienced doing that, so he would come to do it.
1/1 Finally, the last day.
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and
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both came, even though it was New Year's Day (I'm sure they wanted to get paid).
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did the minor grinding around the drain and filled in the divots. I finally had a conversation with
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who acknowledged that water had come in from outside the garage because the yard was saturated and the way the ground was pitched next to the garage, water was probably still doing to come in. He acknowledged that I had a right to be dissatisfied but that in all the times they had come it was always dry so they had no way of knowing that water would still be a problem. He offered to take some off the price - I thought that was fair and necessary. To their credit, they didn't want there to be any bad feelings. I do feel they tried to do right which is why I'm not giving a lower overall rating. They did fill in the gap between the driveway and the drain and knew that I wanted to use the garage but would not have the driveway replaced until Spring.
I just want my garage to be dry, which is why I started this project. We discussed a possible ("no guarantees") solution to water coming in from the side of the garage, which would involve digging a ditch and installing a
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and pipe to get water to flow by the garage and hook into the underground drain. This would have to wait until warmer weather of course. For now, I will monitor any water that leaks into the garage and decide whether to go forward in the Spring most likely.
The entire project lasted far longer than I expected or what I feel was necessary. I got a result that was probably about 85% what I wanted, but will still have water to deal with. They probably should NOT have poured it on a wet day - it should have been done in warmer weather which was my intent in sending a deposit in August. I feel the floor should be pitched from back to front. The damage to the driveway should have been addressed.
In the end, I did feel
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went out of his way to try to make sure everything worked, and
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seemed to care. If I decide to deal with the ongoing water issue, I would probably use them again, if for nothing else, because they know the history and are familiar with the situation. In retrospect, I should have been more aggressive in getting it scheduled and understanding the entire process and timelines associated.
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"The gentleman was on time, and provided a lot of great information. He told me not to waterproof my walls with the dry lock paint at home depot but instead suggested purchasing a new dehumidifier from his company that would help keep the whole basement dry and would cost less than running the two that we have running now. The cost is estimated to be about $40 less a month than we are paying now for electric costs. We were happy to hear that some of the moisture evidence that we have found in our basement is nothing to be fearful of. It was also nice that their estimate gave us a bunch of different solutions that could be purchase a la
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as we were ready for them. I didn't feel any pressure to purchase and we have not yet decided when we will upgrade to their dehumidifier but we will definately consider purchasing from them since we really like them.
My only frustration is that I just saw a commercial for a local company that supposedly performs this sort of evaluation for free. I don't know if they would have provided the same professional service but it seems important to note.
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gives you a "free" humidity alert monitor. In my house I will never use it. The dehumidifier we use has that feature already.
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and his crew installed a full perimeter drain system in our basement.
They arrived on time and imediately went to work.
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explained what they were to do and walked me thru the completed work to make sure I was satisfied with what they had done. I was.
They finished in 4+ hours and were on their way. They were very professinal and left our basement as clean as possible. I had covered all items in the basement with plastic tarps and ,as expected, all that we found was a limited amount of dust on the tarps after they left.
We are very pleased with the entire process to date by
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. All contact with the firm was very positive. The person who scheduled the estimate was very informative.
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the sales person and design specialist was very helpful and the installatiopn crew
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by
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did an excellent job. Several weeks before the installation I met an electrician who worked for
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and he answered a couple of questions I had very well.
The proof of the job will be when we have heavy rains and then we'll see if the perimeter drain system works as promised. Based on our experience to date, we have no reason to think it won't work.
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"AJ did an excellent job. I finally have a dry basement. He diagnosed the problem -- why I was getting small amounts of rain water in the basement -- and came up with a practical solution -- keeping the rain away from the house foundation (now also waterproofed). No jackhammering of my basement floor or tearing out of the basement walls was needed! My sump pumps (I have 2) actually don't run at all now. AJ is hard-working, responsible, easy to communicate with, and professional. In addition to the drainage work, he and his crew did some much-needed landscaping work for me, removing some small trees and shrubs, grading, and putting down mulch. In all, three days' worth of work for a very reasonable price. I would recommend him to anyone who has wet basement problems!!"
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is a confident craftsman. At first,
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's overconfidence may appear suspicious and questionable, but you will soon realize that he is hardworking, punctual, and most importantly....honest. The reason we chose
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is because he came highly recommended by one of our neighbors, his price was most competitive, and 100% right on with assessing the problem. Other contractors had provided contingency cost estimates that would have jacked up the cost.
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's quote was right on with no surprises.
The entire work took about a week and half. Everyday, the crew came promptly by 7am.
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and his team prepared the work area with tarps to protect flooring, stairs, and carpet. The team began jackhammering and demolishing the concrete floors about the perimeters around footprint of the basement. Where there were obstructions, lots of hand digging was required. Because we have no easy access in and out of our basement (except through the stairs and through the first floor of our house),
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and his team had to hand carry out the demolished debris one bucket at a time to fill a large dumpster.
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tested the city drain system to make sure it was working.
Once the debris was removed,
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dug a deep central well where the drain system converged and laid down perforated pipe around the perimeter of the basement and created the gravity drain system. Crushed rock/gravel was laid along with the piping and then sealed up with concrete. Additional work was done by brick and mortaring part of the fireplace hearth, and
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went further by sealing some cracks in our garage floor (which has nothing to do with our basement leak) without additional charge.
After all the work was done,
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and his team returned to the house and meticulously cleaned up all the tarps and the mess.
Overall the experience with
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has been outstanding. There were no surprises and the work was done professionally. Through our experience with
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, we learned that
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does not just "fix things", but provides solutions to problems. We own multiple properties and will call/recommend him for such complex work again.
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"The guys came when they said they would and verified the plan with me. They
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hammered the perimeter, laid gravel, pvc pipe/perforated, and then laid concrete atop. The job was clean and the crew was like a
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honed machine. Well done. One day was all it took. Very pleased with this company.
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"Some of the previous plug was removed, water began leaking through the opened hole - hydraulic cement was used to plug the leaking opening and sealant was injected the seal visible cracks.
The man arrived at the appointed time, had all the necessary tools and equipment, quickly did his work and left.
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"I purchased a coupon from Angie's List for a 4 foot crack repair. Within 24 hours the owner emailed me to schedule an inspection where he provided a quote to repair the 5.5 foot crack. The repair was completed the following week on schedule and at the cost he quoted. The repair looks great and I'm sure it will stop the leak and even if it doesn't there is a lifetime guarantee.
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"We hired
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to encapsulate our 23 year-old crawlspace. The sales representative came to do an estimate and was very helpful - he explained his recommendations clearly and gave us literature which explained the science in more detail. We were somewhat cost-conscious and he helped us get the most bang for our buck. We were able to arrange financing from an affiliate, and the process was incredibly easy.
The crew came to do the work yesterday - they laid down a drainage mat and rigid insulation on the floor slab and walls topped by a plastic liner, set up a dehumidifier with a drainage line to a sump pump (which they also installed). I was amazed that they were able to complete everything in one day. When the job was complete, the foreman went into the crawlspace with me and showed me everything they had done. I had spent some time in the crawlspace removing the old insulation and was struck by how clean the finished product felt - to say nothing of the energy efficiency and moisture removal benefits.
We have no plans to do additional work in our basement for the time being, but if and when we decide to do any,
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will be our first call. Truly a pleasure to work with from start to finish.
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"Came by and checked out and measured the crack. Described the work that they would perform. Returned later in the week and did the work in about 3 hours. No problems and guaranteed.
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a1 homeimprovement llc

493 southington rd
Berlin, ct

AAA Sammy Masonry

37 Bosse Rd
Waterbury, CT

Aardvark Painting Services

17 Chadwyck Ln
East Longmeadow, MA

ADB Construction & Septic Corp

77a Woodland st
Manchester, CT

Affordable Home Solutions

1257 Southord Rd.
Southbury, CT

ALBERGEOR CONSTRUCTION

161 Kings Hwy E.
Fairfield, CT

Albert construction

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Waterbury, CT

Alex Masonry

62 Sky Hill Cir
Waterbury, CT

All Dry Basement Systems LLC

26 Pahquioque Ave
Danbury, CT

Allied Building Contractors, LLC

174 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT

Alplan Construction

27 Baker Rd
Vernon, CT

America One Abatement Inc.

40 Atwater Street
New Haven, CT

American Dry Basement Systems/Mold Pro Inc

28 Del Mar Dr
Brookfield, CT

American Eagle Roofing and Chimney

50 Grove St
Windsor Locks, CT

Attack-A-Crack

23 Elsmere Rd.
Amston, CT

B-Dry Waterproofing and Foundation Repair

1344A W Nursery Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD

Basement Solutions LLC

5H Del Mar Dr
Brookfield, CT