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Old 08-06-2009, 06:28 AM   #16
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keep this thread handy so you can refer to it in 5yrs,,, maybe the suggestions, in hindsight, will seem more pertinent when you're rebuilding part of the foundation,,, as usual, many posters enter here seeking anonymous reinforcement for pie-in-the-sky unworkable solutions instead of making the hard choices to do it ONCE correctly,,, if you think this is personal, it ain't as none of us ' know ' you,,, might want to read '

obviously the ' pro ' who diss'd the excavation makes more $$$ on other systems & doesn't possess the nec skill/knowledge/experience to undertake the proper method as we did many over the yrs - common sense's still better'n anything else - might want to read this thread - What to do about bowing and moist foundation walls - easily could be you soon.

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Old 08-06-2009, 10:39 AM   #17
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That may be, but a year into it, things are still good. And if ur they type of person that goes for the most extreme fix, regardless.....all the power to you! Like you said, worst case, I have to get it done anyway but at least I know I tried other recommendations before forking out a fortune....call me crazy! But thats okay, because you will see enough reports done on this, to suggest that other alternatives be pursued first like I mentioned, grading...gutters etc. before jumping into expensive and unnecessary solutions. Seems logical to me, why treat the symptoms, without addressing the cause.

obviously the ' pro ' who diss'd the excavation makes more $$$ on other systems & doesn't possess the nec skill/knowledge/experience to undertake the proper method as we did many over the yrs

As for "dissing", its what they do (foundation repair and waterproofing),........this was their recommendation on what they saw. Pretty honorable if you ask me, there was a lot more money to be made by them recommending everything but, what they recommended to me, wouldnt you say? By the way, although you mentioned it is "obvious" they arent pro's, the company and techincian that came out was a certified structural engineer and waterproofer.

easily could be you soon.
- Well seeing as my walls arent bowing and havent in 80 years, I'll take my chances!

But I'll be sure to look you up for advice if I have problems as you seem to be a 'pro' at this.

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