Drive side wall is problem area, NEW DRIVEWAY was poured,seller caulked,tarred along edge of new driveway & house and painted inside wall(Drylok)...buyers got water in on first++ decent rain.To begin,saw cut concrete-apron in order to hand dig `n waterproof
UNDER....the NEW DRIVEWAY,unbelievable garbage.
"Additional WEIGHT (of anything) placed on top of soil backfill CAUSES additional lateral pressure AGAINST-the-foundation-wall" Here, we have 2 driveways AND clay soil and some UNDERGROUND roots. NO INSIDE SYSTEM COMPANY removes any of this weight,expanding-contracting soil,roots etc AND they do NOT repair/waterproof EXISTING DEFECTS! Those defects-cracks are on the....Outside for pete sake!! http://www.helium.com/items/1022235-planning-for-a-raised-patio?page=2
all along side and UNDER new drive,WONDERFUL,thank you!!!! Bozos.
OH,LOOKIE HERE!!! They even put a DRAIN IN!!!! lololol Funny,weak,sorry stuff i`m telling ya.
closer view of goofball drain
duh!!! Really worked!!! The NEW driveway and paint and tarring along house and the DRAIN...anything else?
Yup!!! lolol Too much,too many OOpsie the CLOWNS baby.
Hmmm,what do we have near corner and just above knothead pipe
Uh huh. Totally incompetent....INEPT. "The GAS made it`s way into the home THROUGH cracks or ANY openings in BASEMENT WALLS where the gas goes up against the wall". http://wcco.com/consumer/escaped.gas.frost.2.1517844.html Inside system companies do NOT repair/waterproof ANY of these...they NEVER have! Talk about incompetent,all they care about is getting the job,regardless of your actual-problem...sheesh people, think please. SEE these 2 FAMILIES http://www.indiananewscenter.com/news/business/83022467.html
Yep yep yep! Part of geosurvey, scroll down to 'Severity of Problem', each year shrinking or swelling inflict...billions...in damages to houss,buildings,roads etc--more than twice the damage from floods,hurricanes,tornadoes and earthquakes.... http://geosurvey.state.co.us/Default.aspx?tabid=392
Eh, cracks are EXISTING DEFECTS,just like if you SOLD a house with a Leaky ROOF that had holes in valley etc....need to fix this stuff CORRECTLY and-or DISCLOSE IT,SHEESH. Tree ROOTS/SOIL Shrinkage http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/metre+silver+maple+could+topple+tree+bylaw/2679212/story.html
http://www.landmarksociety.org/section.html?id=1&uid=1&pageId=7 ...scroll down to TREES and Your Foundation (no, do not agree w/every sentence in some links), they are right-on-the-money here, 'Strong foundations are sometimes damaged by SMALL roots that entered tiny cracks, then grew and expanded the crack. LARGE roots can PUSH bulges into the foundation wall. Excavate problem roots or remove tree... Say again, NO inside system company removes ROOTS/SOIL etc and....they do not repair/waterproof exterior cracks you see in photo`s!
Duh umm, think water,insects,radon gas and other soil gases can enter any of these EXTERIOR cracks? Darn skippy,all day long. 2 Girls Die in Possible Pesticide Exposre-- WHERE/HOW did the FUMES ENTER??? http://www.clippertoday.com/printer_friendly/6054158 ....investigators believe the FUMES found their way into the Toone home through tiny cracks where the foundation meets the building'. HELLO!!! Water,soil gases,termites etc enter through these exterior cracks and other openings that INSIDE SYSTEMS do NOT repair/they don`t give 2 craps about these!
Mr Mann here understands, http://www.helium.com/items/1022235-planning-for-a-raised-patio?page=2 in part, Many contractors that install patios do not understand the effect of a new raised patio on the adjacent foundation wall....Additional weight (of ANYTHING) placed on top of soil backfill causes additional lateral pressure against the foundation wall.
other exterior openings,gaps,where etc can-does enter these too,yes sir mister!
horizontal cracks and not a thin lil twink either
another vertical crack,in parging,thinner sure but water enters here as well
exterior gap,see sill/ledge?
dug out, thanks for the extra work-labor involved in busting out underground concrete, and umm it costs a bit more money to haul this other inknown junk away.Lucky the wall didn`t bow in more from the added WEIGHT of other concrete. See U S Army Corps Eng`s photo`s, see the INSIDE system installed in 1st picture,see inside patch/injection in 2nd pic, 3rd pilasters failed to brace wall http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/AmherstSoilStudy/photos/photos.html
backfilled with ALL gravel.... 6th paragraph, http://dwightyoderbuilders.com/concrete.cfm
Clay...and lots of it
about done here,take a peek INSIDE...next pics
believe it or not the wall WAS recently painted,yep yep. EFFLORESCENCE?? Here ya go, read please... http://www.aggregateresearch.com/forum/viewmessage.aspx?AreaID=82&MID=2360 ....in part says and knows,The best way to prevent this problem(efflorescence) is to prevent water from infiltrating the blocks (hello!!!).They go on and state, whenever we see this problem, there is usually a leak somewhere that ALLOWS WATER to ENTER the block.....
Scroll down a tad please, SEE PHOTO`s of another inside system that did NOT stop water from WHERE it`s first entering HENCE, will NOT stop-prevent mold,efflorescence etc etc. http://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/basement-waterproofing-system-42321/ This home inspector IS correct, is doing his job/unlike some other home inspectors who tell people incompetent CRAP like, 'Just raise the grade etc'....NONSENSE! HI is ABSOLUTELY correct in saying, Local jurisdiction building inspector is inept.....homeowner was ripped off....exterior excavation needed to properly waterproof...