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Old 08-04-2010, 01:32 PM  
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But water still goes where it wants to underground. If there is any way to stop the water from the outside, I am all for it. But sometimes you are just wasting $$ and time, and in this case, you cannot reach the area under the garage.
I have the same issue at my house.The garage and driveway side are uphill from the rest of my house, and uphill from that, a stream about 400 yards away that runs to the back of my property. When we get heavy rains, I get water because the ground gets saturated and the stream is higher than my foundation.
It is possible to build an underground swale of sorts, but $$$$$$$$ and you still run the chance of water.

Tough area to fix, get someone out there to give real advice, not computer advice.



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Thank you InspectorD for the insight and link. I check it out and it is a lot of info in there. We will contact someone to take a look at what we are up against. Now, with that, have you or anyone here had experience with the TripleSafe sump pump? We have a generator, but it is only good if we are home. Since the first torrential rain we got here and some water made its way in due to power failure I am always afraid of that happening again. So, we are considering a back up battery, but one of the pumps may need to be replaced soon as it seems a bit tired and unable to keep up during heavy rains. I also saw a basement dehumidifier in there. Now, anyone here can give me some insight on that?
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Dehumidifiers and sump pumps are always a help, this way you control the water once it does get inside. There are also wall systems made of vynil with channels and other things to help. Get a pro out there, they know of all these systems. Then get back to us with what they propose, we can help again.

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Ok, so finally the guy came over today to check on the basement situation. Now, the guy that was sent our way was not the sharpest knife on the block and was not able to answer all our questions. So, we shall see what the follow up will be. In the mean time my husband suspects that mold is growing in the basement and is getting panicked. Seems impossible to find out without tearing down all the finished walls. Would that be the case? Any ideas/suggestions on to what we can do to get a good idea if indeed there is mold growing in our basement?
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You need to get a sharper set of knives.
Keep doing your homework on a better company, if this company sent out the salesman who just started, they don't deserve your business.

Mold may be growing, you may need to work fatser and be more persistent.
If you cannot get a company out fast enough, get a qualifeid Home inspector from American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI out there to do a little discovery behind the wall and mold testing. Tell the inspector what you want to do.
Then you will get answers and a direction to move in.

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There are companies out there that can help, you need some professional advice in my opinion. try Basement Waterproofing Information and Estimates | Wet Basement Contractors for further info.
Ok, so the dull set of knifes that came to our place was found in the link you sent. I looked again and they are the only one in our area. We are still to solve the problem, but of course are having a difficult time finding a person that seems to know what they are doing. Do you happen to know of any other basement contractor that I can check out? I like the system on the link provided, but if the guy is not looking for work, then I need to find someone that is. I can hardly believe that with the current economy they are leaving customer high and dry, or maybe low and wet.

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If you cannot get someone reputable in your area, start looking outside your area.
I would first keep asking folks you trust. Maybe a "good" realtor in your area knows of a company. I'm sure any concrete basement installers will also know who is good.
Basement systems was created here in CT, and I know the owner, we have never had any issues with the company. If you need to call the CT office, do so, I know Larry Janesky will solve your issue.

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Basement systems was created here in CT, and I know the owner, we have never had any issues with the company. If you need to call the CT office, do so, I know Mark Janesky will solve your issue.
I think that's what I am left to do. The owner of the local franchise came to look over the job and the area where we have the infiltration he deemed to be only moisture and told us to just o ahead and put the dry wall back up. Well, neither one of us liked that answer. The last heavy rain we had I monitored the area and pin pointed where the water is coming in. So, we are crossing that guy out and maybe will call the guy in CT to see what he thinks. I have worked in the water industry and dealt with many contractors. Unfortunately they are sort of like doctors. They will not listen to what the complaints because they know it all. Now, can I use your name when I call Mr. Janesky? If so, do you think he knows you by InspectorD?

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Sure, he knows us at Sherwood Home inspections. Good luck.

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Hello brasilmom,

The owner's name is actually Larry Janesky. I work here at the headquarters and have been here for 14 years. I'm Larry's sister as well. I'd like to help you with this situation, as I believe our dealer can do more for you. If you're comfortable, please contact me directly regarding this matter and I'd be more than happy to help you and to answer all questions you may have. Just call the main number and ask for me by name.

Thank you to inspectorD for all your wonderful input as well! Please know that we appreciate it greatly.



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