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Old 05-04-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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New home purchase... basement moisture

My wife and I are purchasing a new home. We are first time buyers and have our eye on a home we have liked for a long time. Our only issue is the moisture in the basement. We did our research and know for a fact that footing drains and an outside sealent, such as tar, are not present.

I know that it's hard to ball-park an estimate on something like this, but I was wondering how much it is for those jobs. There would need to be some digging around the foundation. It's a ranch home, about 1700 sq/feet with a full basement. We would like to use this cost estimate in our negotiation.

ANy thoughts?


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Old 05-04-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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location will have a lot to do with it, and I hate to bear bad news to you, but adding the drains for a basement after the fact will not be this perhaps why the home is for sale? You also didn't indicate if your basement might be a walkout, or is it totally below grade?

Anything we can tell you won't really apply, you need a set of eyes in your area to look this over. Get an independent may be the best money you spend.


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