[Summit] Basement weatherproofing contractors?

Anna Highsmith anna at occupant.org
Sat May 6 11:37:41 CDT 2017


Kelly, do you ever manage basement renovations? Or if not, do you have any
other local experts to recommend?

Thanks,
Anna
Colonial Rd
On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 11:51 AM Kelly Taylor <ktaylor at ktid.net> wrote:

> Aaron—how do I not know you!  I SOOO agree with you.  It’s an expensive
> endeavor to do it the right way!
>
> Nice email.  Building Science Corp is amazing and so is the team at
> www.buildinggreen.com
>
> Hire someone who knows exactly what they are doing if you are considering
> a basement reno.  Building Science expert is what you need.
>
> Aaron—what do you do for work?
>
> Cheers,
> Kelly
>
> *KELLY TAYLOR*, IIDA, LEED GA, NCIDQ #018910
>
> Kelly Taylor Interior Design
> 460 Harris Avenue
> *Unit 203*
> Providence, RI 02909
> p: 401-437-6363
> c: 401-486-1132
>
> ktaylor at ktid.net
> http://www.ktid.net
>
>
>
> On May 5, 2017, at 8:19 PM, Aaron Smuts <asmuts at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Making a basement livable in 100+ year old houses is nearly impossible.
> But you can make them dry enough to have decent finished spaces. . . .
>
> I've been fighting this battle for a while.  Today was the first really
> big rain that didn't get a drop in my basement.
>
> Before you pay a contractor to help waterproof your basement I'd suggest
> reading about basements a little.  Building science corp has some good
> articles on the subject.  Here are two:
>
>
> https://buildingscience.com/documents/digests/bsd-103-understanding-basements
>
>
> https://buildingscience.com/documents/bareports/ba-0309-renovating-your-basment/view
>
> Note: Some people will just slap some waterproofing paint on the walls.
> It will likely fail, and fail fast.  You have to prep the walls.  And at
> least two coats are required. More like 4. Just read the instructions for
> the Behr paint. It will give you an idea of how much labor is involved in
> just this task.
>
>
> http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/b5/b5cc68d7-dc38-4f1d-92d1-022f973da5ea.pdf
>
> A tip:  Home Depot has rebate specials on most major holidays.  They will
> give you $30-40 off the $133 5 gallon paint.  You'll need at least 10
> gallons for a modest basement.
>
> . . . .
>
> Aaron
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Paul G Smith <paul.slvrwngs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I too would like to know any recommendations, for a similar reason. This
>> particular storm seems to have made things worse. We will probably need to
>> rethink drainage.
>>
>> - Paul
>>
>> *From:* Summit [mailto:summit-bounces at sna.providence.ri.us] *On Behalf
>> Of *Peter Gallant
>> *Sent:* Friday, May 05, 2017 5:43 PM
>> *To:* summit at sna.providence.ri.us
>> *Subject:* [Summit] Basement weatherproofing contractors?
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Can anyone recommend contractors for wet basements? I'd like to turn my
>> unfinished basement into living space, but it takes on water from time to
>> time (like today)
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Pete
>>
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