When our tenant moved out last Saturday, we discovered some moisture in the drywall at the back of the house (1890, stone foundation).
We had a tenant due to move in on the 1st, and I knew I had to deal with the moisture issue properly.
On Saturday I went on Homestars and looked up the waterproofing businesses with the best reputations. I left messages with 7 of them. On Monday, 3 sent representatives to look at the situation. Oleg from FBR came at 6PM. I found him to be very straightforward and helpful. His price was the best, and they have great reviews here so I decided to go for it. He started the next day with a crew of 2 guys showing up as planned ay 8am.
Let me say I don't know if I have ever seen people work as hard as these guys did. They managed to dig out a giant trench to expose the foundation - under our back deck - without destroying the deck (they removed some planks for access which they put back later) or any of the surrounding landscaping. These guys worked non-stop for 12 hours a day, 2 days in a row. The filled in all the eroded gaps with mortar. Then they applied a protective coating over everything. Then they installed a new weeping tile and a protective membrane over the foundation wall. Then they filled in all the dirt. One came back today to finish the sump pump install and to clean. The backyard looks normal again after having had a giant mound of dirt in the middle of it.
These guys also had a great attitude throughout. They must have felt exhausted at times, but they were always upbeat with me.
They cut no corners, they explain everything, and they do a top notch job. With no surprises. They clearly care about doing the job right, and they are building a reputation that proves it.
So I am extremely happy with my choice to work with FBR. If you are reading this because you have found yourself in a situation where you need to protect your basement from water, don't hesitate to call FBR. Oleg will take you through everything and make sure the results are perfect.