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Old 01-01-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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do these prices sound high?


waiting to get some other estimates. i am in southeast PA. trying to decide which jobs to maybe do myself. got these #s from a guy who has a really good reputation, although I haven't done enough comparison shopping to know how competitive his rates are. i do get some water in my basement where the floor and wall meet. and I've spent a considerable amount of time dealing with easy fixes such as gutters and grading. he didn't even want to give me an estimate until i discussed my attempts at the easy fixes that he said so many homeowners ignore. he also stated that his goals were improving indoor air quality by creating a dry space with proper control of humidity.


$880 to install 2 glass block windows

$1900 install interior rear wall drain system with 3" channel. also, a drain at back stairway door and auto sump pump w/ exterior discharge.


$1470 wall seal- wash and clean 3 foundation walls, apply hand brushed white waterproof coating.


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Old 01-01-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like all fair prices to me.

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Old 01-01-2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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Sounds like a Real good deal, If I was going to do 1, it would be the Glass Block Windows.
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Do the windows and foundation wall yourself and let him do the drain system. There are plenty of videos that will show you how easy it is to install the windows. As for the walls, all you have to do is clean them and if there is mold, use bleach or one of the suggested mold removers which you can find on google. Then get UGL DryLock and paint the walls with it. I wouldn't pay 1400 for that, it's really easy to do.
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UGL Drylok is a great product, but anytime you have wet basement walls it is a temporary fix.

You must address the water pressure from the outside for a lasting fix.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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Of course. Definitely find out where the water is coming from and stop it, but dont pay 1400 to paint the walls with drylock, it's an easy project.

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