K. Kuypers Construction came to the rescue after having taken advice from several experts to no avail on a slow but steady trickle of water on one spot of my basement wall. I had opened the wall up near the wet area but no one had come to the right conclusion about what the problem was until K. Kuypers came.
They identified the most likely source of the problem and I agreed to retain their service as my next door neighbours had also very good results from work they did for them a few years ago.
The K. Kuypers Team came out at the pre-agreed upon day and time and dug a narrow, very deep trench all along the basement wall. they prepared my yard with great care with planking so material hauled out and brought in did not damage my front yard. The crew was cheerful and courteous and they worked very very hard.
The cause was located and confirmed immediately. The weeping tile was found completely crushed, probably since home construction in the seventies. Also fine horizontal cracks came off the entree hole for the electrical in the basement wall. With moisture and frost these cracks had developed further with a crumbling of the concrete wall around the electrical main entree. It probably got gradually worse over many years, as this water seepage was only noticed since a little over a year .
All clay and faulty weeping tile was removed by the Kuypers Team by the truckload. New weeping tile was installed with proper fill, the window wells were reinstalled and drainage re-created away from the home. The surface was tidied around the window wells which made the job an extra challenge.
The fence was put back together, the yard very nicely tidied and within two days all worries had evaporated: a great job and no issues ever since.
I still go down after the frost is out of the ground and after heavy rains to check with a moisture meter. The wall remains dry as a bone and the small opening in the insulation and finished wall on the inside of the basement has been reinsulated and put back together after keeping an eye on it to make sure.
The peace of mind and the pleasure of money very well spent will bring comfort and a sense of security well into the future.
Many thanks for a successful project K.Kuypers Construction.