Waterproofing Contractor Checklist
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We understand that choosing a waterproofing and/or foundation repair contractor can be a daunting task. What do I need to know? Is this the right solution for me? Who can I trust?
To help you through this process we have created a simple check list to help guide you. We have taken the liberty of showing in this checklist our high quality standards and suggest that you compare these standards to other companies you may have into your home.
Ameri-Dry® Waterproofing & Home Foundation Repair Checklist
We offer our services throughout Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. We maintain our high standard of service by adhering to the checklist below:
|UNIQUE OWNERSHIP PROGRAM
Will you receive the benefit of personalized waterproofing and home foundation repair services from a locally-owned office that is backed by a strong National Company? With Ameri-Dry® you will.
|OVER 35 YEARS OF WATERPROOFING EXPERIENCE
Have they spent more than three decades performing research and making technical advancements in waterproofing on a national level? Ameri-Dry® has!
|ARCHITECTURAL TESTING, INC. EVALUATED
Has their system for waterproofing basements, crawlspaces, and foundations been independently tested and evaluated by Architectural Testing, Inc? Ameri-Dry’s® has, (Report # 01-37677.04).
|BOCA-ES EVALUATED SYSTEMS
Has their waterproofing and home foundation repair systems been evaluated by BOCA-ES for your protection? Ameri-Dry’s® has, (Research Report Number 96-4 & 97-66).
|U.S. PATENTED SYSTEMS
Are their waterproofing and home foundation repair systems protected by U.S. Patent Pending? Ameri-Dry’s® is.
Do they use the exclusive, patented “Dead Air Space Technology” that has been specifically manufactured and engineered? No, because it is Ameri-Dry’s® patent. Most other basement waterproofing contractors use silted, corrugated or PVC plastic piping covered with gravel, which tends to calcify and restrict the flow of water.
|DRILLING OF WEEPHOLES
Do they drill weep holes in every core of every block – including mortar joints? Ameri-Dry® does by paying attention to details like this. When weep holes are missed, water remains in the wall.
|USE OF AMERI-SEALER ® WALL SEALER
Wll they seals your basement walls with an exclusive wall sealer? Ameri-Sealer®. This is a non-permeable waterproofing material that is anti-toxic, anti-smoke, and anti-flame.
|PERMANENT SEALING OF GAPS THROUGH CLOSED COVE
Did they leave open gaps between the floor and the walls? Ameri-Dry® DOES NOT. Gaps allow water, bugs, vermin, and odors to enter your home.
|STOPPAGE OF ALL EIGHT CAUSES
Does their system stop all eight ways water enters your basement? Ameri-Dry® does, providing permanently dry basement waterproofing solutions.
|NO INJECTION OF EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING SUBSTANCES
Be aware! Some basement waterproofing companies use the injection of exterior waterproofing substances, which is not a recommended treatment. The Better Business Bureau’s “The Original Basement Waterproofing Handbook” states (the problem resulting from this procedure is always the same – failure of the product to spread enough to do any real good.) The Handbook further states (so take care, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development states in its “Manual of Acceptable Practices” – for properties that must pass FHA inspection for loan guarantees “Pressure injected waterproofing has not demonstrated a satisfactory performance and is not acceptable under HUD standards. Failure of a house to pass FHA – or other financial inspections – can be a major problem.). Ameri-Dry® DOES NOT use this method.
|WORK THAT IS LICENSED-BONDED-INSURED
Do they carry at least $1,000,000 in liability insurance?
Do their employees, installers, and technical staff go through intensive training on all aspects of waterproofing technology AND receive updated field training throughout the year?
Are their offices subject to random quality control checks by representatives of the National Office? Ameri-Dry’s® offices are. This assures you that we adhere to Ameri-Dry’s® proven and tried methods of waterproofing basements and crawlspaces. We use only the highest quality materials in our patented waterproofing system.
|COMPANY SET PRICE SCHEDULE
Do they quote prices from a printed price sheet? Ameri-Dry® quotes all prices from a printed price schedule — and will not charge what the traffic will bear.
Will they allow you to examine a customer list and select any name from that list for checking? Ameri-Dry® does. We also urge you to contact your local Better Business Bureau and local Home Improvement Commissions for a full report on Ameri-Dry® and our competitors.
Do they issues you a Full Life-of-the-Structure Warranty that meets Federal Trade Commission Guidelines as a FULL WARRANTY according to the Magnuson-Moss Act?
|WARRANTY LEFT WITH THE CUSTOMER
Do they tell you about their warranty? Ameri-Dry® not only tells you about the Full Warranty, we actually show you the real Warranty and leave a copy with you. Ameri-Dry ® warranties are registered locally and also with our National Headquarters to insure you receive uninterrupted coverage. For your convenience, our National Office Number is 1-800-580-1964
MAKE SURE YOU THOROUGHLY CHECK THE REFERENCES AND CREDENTIALS OF ANY BASEMENT WATRPROOFING CONTRACTOR YOU ARE CONSIDERING DOING BUSINESS WITH. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT AMERI-DRY ® WILL MEET OR EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Choosing Ameri-Dry® as Your Basement Waterproofing Contractor
Are you looking for a basement waterproofing contractor in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Tennessee? By following our company checklist, Ameri-Dry® offers the highest quality service for each job, whether we’re waterproofing basements or providing home foundation repair. Read our waterproofing testimonials to see how we’ve put our checklist into practice!