I got a call yesterday from a client whose home we inspected in the Fall of 2017. She noticed some moisture on her basement wall, and the carpet on the basement floor felt wet. I am always happy to answer this kind of call - it feels good to be able to help clients troubleshoot problems and get potential solutions without making them shell out a few thousand bucks to a contractor or basement "waterproofing" company who has a vested interest in finding the most expensive fix.
The following is based on a true story: When you're standing in 3 inches of water in your basement, gushing from your water heater, you may be a little less discerning than you typically would be. You just want the problem fixed...NOW! You know you don't really have time to shop around, you just hope that the guy you called isn't going to rake you over the coals, given that he can see you are worried about your basement rapidly becoming an indoor pool. Enter the unscrupulous