Back in 2008, my downstairs tenants complained of the carpet being damp in their living room. After pulling up the corner of the carpet I noticed that the concrete floor was damp under the carpet near an outside wall. Further investigation from the outside turned up a very small crack in my foundation behind the front steps. Since the downstairs of the house was completely finished as an apartment, it would have been a major job to repair the crack from the inside, not to mention the inconvenience this would cause my tenants.
I called three companies to come and give me an estimate. One company did not even show up, but of the two that did I chose to go with Roger and his team, primarily because of his knowledge of the work that was required and his honesty when he told me that more than likely I would be looking at plugged drain tile given the age of my home and the general location. Roger’s team started the very next day by removing my front concrete steps and digging up the soil around the crack. Once they reached the footing of the house Roger was able to show me that my drain tile was indeed plugged solid with mud and was no longer sitting in drainage gravel which had presumable sunk further into the soil.
With a complete finished apartment in the basement , I could not take the chance on just fixing the crack and ignoring the fact that the plugged drain tile was causing water to remain up against my house, so I decided that my best option was to completely dig up around the house and replace the drain tile and drainage gravel.
Roger’s team went to work immediately. They had to remove a large deck on the back of my house and cut away a portion of the driveway on the side of the house. Once the area around my house was open, Roger installed new drainage stone and drain tile. With this done, they were able to back fill around the house and reconnect my deck and stairs. The entire process was handled very professionally with no hidden costs or surprises. It has been 5 years now, since I had the repair and I’m glad to say that I have not had any trouble since. I would highly recommend the East Coast Waterproofing team.