Plastic drainage board needed?

Old 12-05-03, 12:58 PM
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Question Plastic drainage board needed?

I recently got a couple estimates from waterproofing companies.They were basically the same.The last estimate was the least expensive.They would install 4" PVC.Backfill w/crushed
stone,recement floor leaving l/2" groove.They will drain the cinder block at base and also install a drain grate at back entrance.The other companies were more expensive but all used some type of plastic drainage board againist wall and across footer. I asked
why his company didn't use the board and he said he didn't like to use the board because they sometimes gets clogged.Seems to make sense to me but if I was so smart I wouldn't be asking your opinion.Should I pay the extra money and go with a company that uses the drain board.Of couse each company states that their system is the best?I would appreciate your help.Thanks.
Old 12-06-03, 06:54 AM
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Hi Pat,

First off, get one more bid, second, ask these guys for previous customer references, best if the jobs are at least a couple of yrs back, then call or visit them & find out how they're satisfied with the job, their place still dry? Good luck
Old 12-06-03, 08:39 AM
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Plastic drainage board needed?

Thanks,that's good advice.Do you think the plastic board is necessary?Have you ever heard of them getting clogged?Thanks.

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