So I just moved into my new house on March 27th. I love the house, except what I found out yesterday kinda put a damper on things (I still love the house though, and am standing by my purchase decision).
When we (fiance and myself) were looking at the house, I asked my realtor to see if she could find out if there has ever been a leak/water problem in the basement.
They reply back with a strong "no". Plus, the basement is near 100% finished, the unfinished part being the heating unit, water heater and air conditioner unit, so why would somebody fully finish a leaky basement right!? Which was the thought of both the realtor and myself.
Well, just yesterday, my fiance was speaking with our neighbors, and they mentioned that they had trenched the side of the house to work on a basement wall crack! I took a look at the cinder blocks on the side of our house near the ground, and sure enough, I noticed a crack, and some black looking paint covering the entire wall (which I'm sure goes down all the way).
During closing, I also asked, once again, looking straight in the guys eyes, that if they've ever had any water problems in the basement, and once again, a strong "nope, never had any problems". What a condescending liar he is. Of course I'm going to buy the house, I'm sitting there signing all the papers, why couldn't he just be courteous, and let me know about the history of my basement? It's funny, because the first rain we got after we moved in, I noticed our carpet was wet on the side of the house with the "leak fix". I tore up the carpet to get the mold out, and bought a dehumidifier. Thankfully the basement doesn't smell moldy anymore! But I was *really* wanting to use my trainer downstairs, where it won't bug anybody! Now I'm afraid to, due to sucking in moldy air... but that's besides the fact...
Anybody have advice? I've contacted my realtor since yesterday, to get in FULL DETAIL on what type of work it was, when it was done, and if there's some type of warranty that can be transferred with the purchase.
Anybody know how good of a fix the "black paint" is? Is it some type of tar? I did fix a downspout that was torn off in the wind, that sucker is on the side of the house for good now, instead of dumping rain water right near an already bad shape wall. And I've added a window well cover. Since then we haven't had as bad as a rain, and there hasn't been another puddling of water, but I'm not going to assume it's fixed by those 2 "band-aids".
Should I have posted this on a different forum?