Thanks you for your kind words! Spelling is not my husband's long suit! A knowlegable contractor, yes...speller, no. It was nice of you to reply so nicely! Also, we did get the seam cleaned, mainly due to a good and creative employee. He cleaned it out quite well, and it sealed up pretty nicely! (And saved us a couple thousand!). Thank you so much for responding to our e-mail. Your help was greatly appreciated!