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Question DetailsAsked on 8/18/2011

Who do i contact about a wet foundation in my basement. I had work done by ValuDry and they screwed me over. Can someone recommend a servic

Basically, i've been dealing with water issues since i bought my house 6yrs ago. It started in my kitchen with mold and mildew growing inside the walls. I hired ValuDry to come out and fix the problem. They installed a sun pump amongst other things. Of course with no help from the insurance company, i had to empty out my 401K to pay the bill which came close to $5,000.00. They even sold me a backup battery pack which i bought. Then several months later, another water problem wherein i called Valudry out again and they installed yet another sun pump in the front room of my basement. This was done two years ago. Now I have a wet fireplace in the same room where the 2nd sun pump was installed and then noticed that I had mold growing in the original wall in the kitchen that they first did work on. I called them out again and now they are telling me that i needed to put in a vapor barrier to keep the water out but was never offered to me the first time. I am basically screwed!!!

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Water in basements is a tricky matter for sure. I would recommend calling a qualified residential home builder. The grade of your yard and your gutters will likely need to be addressed but to be 100%, the basement would have to be dug up for inspection of the vapor barrier, walls, and drain tile. I would address the water as best I could, BEFORE it gets down to your foundation before I spent the money on the other options. GOOD LUCK>

Answered 9 years ago by BuildingConcepts LLC

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