What are the disadvantages of fixing a basement leak from the inside instead of the outside especially if selling the house in a couple of years?(aside from the cost factor) ...
Cost efficiency it all depends indoor or outdoor.If we dig from the inside depending on if the sub pump needs to be placed in existing or not weeping tile needs to be replaced as lots of factors.Outside what is around the exterior of the home Concrete Interlock or is it just grass that's the question how far down does the weeping tile is there anywhere in town when was the house built that's the question there's a lot of factors that go into factoring out a price on Waterproofing.
Only one huge disadvantage...it WILL happen again. I'm sure there are companies that provide short term guarantees / warranties (1- 10yrs) but the ONLY long term fix is from the outside.
Full disclosure is required at the time of sale. If you plan on selling, get the guarantee / warranty transferable.
Best of luck.
I have had two basements waterproofed over the years and have determined the best approach is the exterior method.
I am not a basement contractor, so I have no sales pitch to offer. In my simple thinking, the intent is to manage the water from entering the building envelope; if you allow the water to penetrate the basement walls, then you are managing the water inside the conditioned space.
If the building design was intended to manage the water on the inside of the envelope, then we would not require damp-proofing or any sort of protection in home construction. Keep the water outside of your home straight and simple.
Just my thoughts
J.L. Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME
Datawise Solutions Inc
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