I have had moisture in the corner of the basement washroom since I purchased my house just over two years ago. I didn't know if it was the foundation or some other leak but I did worry about mold and dampness.
I called Fairney and Sons. I had a flyer that said they would do a free estimate and Bill came over and had a look. He said that he could waterproof the back wall - that was all that might be necessary but first, since I was worried about mold, he suggested opening up the wall in the bathroom and removing some drywall and using a mold spray. Also looking around for leaks.
Mike turned up the next morning, sent by Bill. As it turned out, after cutting out quite a bit of drywall, it was not the foundation - and there was no mold. But the stack was cracked quite severely. Instead of a large expense of waterproofing the foundation they saved me a lot of money by just finding the real problem and only fixing what needed to be fixed.
As a woman in my 60's, knowing very little about home maintenance they could probably have told me anything and charged what they liked - but they were direct, honest, prompt - did a great job and very affordable. Fixing the stack, removing quite a length of pipe and replacing it with a 2 1/2 ft length of PVC piping and some sort of rubber under it cost $575 and in January - after we know that it isn't going to leak anymore Mike will replace the drywall with new drywall - and the baseboard and repaint - for $250.
I am thrilled!
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