[Summit] Basement weatherproofing contractors?
asmuts at gmail.com
Sat May 6 12:47:18 CDT 2017
I'm a philosophy professor who owns a lot of tools. My wife and I recently
bought a ~130 year old house that needed (and still needs) lot of work. My
house has issues from neglect, remuddling, and general inefficiencies. .
. . As of late, I'm also just generally interested in building science.
I'd really like to rip my house apart and rebuild it. But I need somewhere
to live. . . .
On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 11:50 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
> 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?
> *KELLY TAYLOR*, IIDA, LEED GA, NCIDQ #018910
> Kelly Taylor Interior Design
> 460 Harris Avenue
> *Unit 203*
> Providence, RI 02909
> p: 401-437-6363 <(401)%20437-6363>
> c: 401-486-1132 <(401)%20486-1132>
> ktaylor at 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:
> 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.
> 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.
> . . . .
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Paul G Smith <paul.slvrwngs at gmail.com>
>> 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)
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