Basement Renovation

Basement Renovation – How to Fight Basement Moisture – Bob Vila eps.3401





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In Melrose, MA, a spouse and children with two younger sons desires further home and appears to be to Bob and his crew to repurpose their moist basement for expanded residing space. Homeowner Sarah Monzon demonstrates Bob the backyard of the 1921 gambrel with a stone retaining wall they developed to take care of the slope for the kids’ play garden. She points out how the exterior has water intrusion and humidity buildup complications. Inside, Cyrus Beasley rips out the beneath-stair closet and assesses the stair support expected when the plumber disconnects the old soapstone sink. The Monzons then clear out several years of junk and demolition waste before calling 1-800-Acquired-Junk to stack, kind, and dispose of all the things to donation centers, recycling web sites, and the dump for a established selling price. Larry Janesky of Basement Methods evaluations the exterior drainage difficulties of the residence with Bob and then points out how they will cut down moisture on the inside. The crew breaks up the concrete floor to make an interior drainage trench, applies Clear Walls to isolate the stone partitions and deliver dampness runoff to the drainage trench and sump, installs Thermal Dry radiant barrier powering concluded partitions to protect against moisture transfer, and produces a gap for the sump.

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37 comments

  1. Video starts at 11:37 minutes. But there were some nice ads in the beginning.

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  2. you dont pour cement around the drain tile you put crushed stone in first. what a joke

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  3. Basically a Got Junk advertisment. Jump to 11:26 to get to the basement moisture.

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  4. No bob vila no. We the people need to see something that we can personally buy so we the people, normal poor people can do it ourselves no someone that is rich and can pay to get it done

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  5. Poorly done Bob !! It’s obvious you’ve been bought 😢very unlikely you would get a professional engineer or a registered architect to put their approval on your makeshift drain system very disappointed

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  6. You suck it, Bob!

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  7. Shut the F up about all that intro crap, and just get to it! Shut Up!!!

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  8. see lime mortar vs cement

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  11. Linda was like "–the seances in the basement " like great, now Sarah and Ricardo are gonna have to have their house blessed or there goes that market value

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  12. I expected a video that would be more to the point.  Disappointing.  On to the next one and hope for some information about combating basement moisture.

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  13. Fuck u Bob vila

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  14. Did she say "the seances in the basement"? lol

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  15. How does mould not form behind that lining you are installing on the walls?

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  16. Cowboys 😂😂😂 Walls should breathe all masonry holds on lime never cement rule number 1. Never mind drainage that plastic piece 😂😂😂 what a clowns

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  17. omg when are we gonna get to the baseme0

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  18. we know without a doubt who sponsored this show.

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  19. How much? I bet it would be cheaper to move….

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  20. Bob Vila will sell the sham wow next

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  21. Larry Janesky knows exactly what he is doing with this system. He's been doing it for years with great success, and he is also CEO of Dr. Energy Saver with over 300 franchises in many countries. He knows his stuff :—))))))))))))))

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  22. that guy in the video has got to be the KING of bullshit.

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  23. I always knew these shows had a lot of commercials, but the video is 18 minutes long, and would have been a half hour program. 12 minutes of commercials. It's even worse than This Old House, regarding commercial breaks.

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  24. seance's in the basement?

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  25. fix it outside

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  26. Goodwill is not a charity, do not give to goodwill.

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  27. Oh Look, an Infomercial for 1 800 Got junk…
    Idiots..

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  28. Be sure to start the video, and just let it run while you pick the kids up from soccer practice. When you get back home, the video should be just starting to address the basement moisture issue.Pay close attention to what the "expert" describes in the video, so you will know what NOT to do when you work on your own basement.

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  29. Don´t watch b.s.

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  30. This system will work for a little bit, but is a cheap cop out of what really needs to be done. Drainage from the outside first is primary step. These guy's didn't do the footer right either. Bottom line they put a band on the problem and charged for full surgery. This system WILL FAIL SHORTLY!! Watch real professionals do this and it's night and day.

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  31. Got bored at 3.53. Thanks for trying but it's a little too cheesy and slow.

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  32. I don't believe that closing off all the vents to a crawl space as the basement waterproofing 'expert' describes is allowed by code.

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  33. Not worth watching, if i wanted to watch advertisements, I'd watch T.V. He has changed since he got fired from "This old house " More kickbacks I guess

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  34. A lot of Bull and very little content.

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  35. There are a few things that are wrong with this video in my opinion.
    -First and most importantly this isn't waterproofing, this is water diversion. They never fixed the water problem in the sense of stopping it from coming into the house, they just hid it, and in my opinion created one heck of a place for mold to grow. Since this never fixed the water from entering the foundation wall it is still going to erode the foundation and as a few have commented ahead of me they are setting themselves up for bigger and more catastrophic problem later.
    -Second the sump crock doesn't have to go in the lowest spot in the floor, a floor drain would. As long as the drain tile pipe feeding into it has proper slope it can go anywhere in the basement.
    -Third, I would have them use a dust collection device on any kind of chipping or cutting of a cementitious product. You absolutely do not want that silica dust in your house. Look up what silicosis is and what causes it.

    These systems are sold on the premise that you can create a dry basement from the inside of the house without having to dig up around the outside of the house. They scare people into this by telling them the ugly truth about actually fixing this problem……its going to cost alot of money to replace landscaping, driveway slabs, decks and anything else in the way of getting to the exterior of the foundation to seal it up.

    Good video for me to show my apprentice class, so I have to say thanks. Like a old timer told me years ago when I was an apprentice bricklayer, "you can learn something from anyone, even if it's what NOT to do"

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  36. OMG, lining the walls with a plastic sheet??! NO. That will trap moisture on the wall, weakening it over time, till suddenly you have a much worse problem. NO. Not a good idea at all. Place that crap on the outside of the wall, to keep water out of the wall to begin with. They seem to be fine with the shit for brains idea though…

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  37. I called Basement Technologies once and had them out to my house. The salesman advised against repairing the crumbling mortar, instead installing the sheeting seen in this video. He did not seem bothered by any potential clogging from crumbling or structural damage. Now they call me dozens of times per year, sometimes 3 times a day.

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