Neighbor Knows Best
I was new to Atlanta last year and bought a nice bank owned home with a basement. The inspector found no problems, but the first two inch rain was a big problem. I had a company out but the young guy was very high pressure and I was having no part of that.
I was speaking to my neighbor about the problem and he said "You ought to call Trotter, thats who all the old time Atlanta people use."
Well I did and he was right. A very nice older gentleman came out to see about my basement. He designed a system that was able to use a gravity drain, not a more expensive pump like the other company. He also gave me options for the walls if I was going to finish the basement or not. No pressure, good experience. I hired them the next day. The crew did a great job and left everything very clean. They finished the job in just one day.
Now three big rains later I'm dry and I can say my neighbor knows best.