Question: If I have a wet basement leak, should I call a basement leak repair or basement waterproofing company?

March 13, 2022 | Home Repairs

I have inspected over 10k homes during my past 20 years as a licensed Home Inspector in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area. I’ve now decided to share my experience with all the home owners and home buyers that visit Ask Fuzz.This article is about basement leaks and wet, musty, mildewed, damp basements.I found that when people have water issues in their basement, they often call basement waterproofing companies. Quite often the salesman visits the home for a brief inspection. After the inspection the company explains that the homeowner needs to have drain tiles, a french drain, and sump pump installed. When all these remedies are added together they can cost you over $10,000 dollars.Unfortunately spending any amount when water proofing a basement is only a band aid if the real problem is not addressed.The real problem is ineffective STORM WATER MANAGEMENT outside of the house.If there is no water … Continued

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