First, let me apologize if this has been posted/answered. I tried using the search but couldn’t find anything.
I live in Michigan, in a 50-60 year old home with block wall construction. We got a good deal of snow, and then 4 solid rain storms. There is now water seeping up through the hairline cracks in the basement floor. I’ve had 3 contractors out (Insta-Dry, Dry Duck, and Foundation Systems of MI) to give me ideas of what to do. 2 systems, (Insta-Dry and FSM) use similar products, basically a modified “gutter system” that goes on top of the interior footing and channels water into the storm drain. Dry Duck trenches inside the basement and installs a new drain tile system that is then connected to the storm drain.
1. Does anyone have first hand experience with any of these companies?
2. Does anyone have first hand experience with any of these systems?
3. Does anyone have other “fixes” that I could try? (I’ve heard french drains around the house, some kind of polymer coating on the inside of the basement, etc, etc.)
4. Anything I should be asking the companies?
Any and all help is much appreciated, and sorry if this is too long. I’ve heard lots of good things about B-Dry but haven’t been able to get them to set an appointment with me.