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initially impressed me with his eye for detail during our initial consultation. In spite of having several competing projects, he worked" in our high priority projects because of the potential water damage that delayed repair could cause to our home.
and his team performed the majority of their work during the week, while I was away at work. As the work progressed,
would call with status updates. Each member of the team that I had the pleasure of meeting was gracious to me and respectful of our home. The work looks great, and is exactly what we wanted. One of our neighbors was so impressed with the quality of their work and their professionalism that they immediately hired
' team to for roof repair on their home.

-Rachel B.

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"It went very well and I'm extremely pleased with the results. I got about 5 bids for the job and
's was the lowest. I'm" sometimes nervous about taking the lowest bid but after
and I talked over the scope of the project, and what I needed to have done, I felt like he was the right guy to hire.
's crew was headed by
, who was very considerate and took the time to explain what the crew was doing and make sure it met my expectations for the job.
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were the other two who worked on the house and they were all very nice guys. It took the guys a little over a week to complete the job and the results are excellent. My floors are level and feel very solid. I'm really glad I hired
and I feel like I got a great deal for the money.

-Dylan L.

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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).




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     There are two types of cracks in foudation walls, horizonal and vertical. The vertical is from settling and usually is not that bad a repair onec the settling stops or the cause is fixed. A horizontal crack in my opinion worse unless it happened right as the house was built and it was backfilled incorrectly. That should have been fixed at that time though. Horizontal cracks are a sign of lateral pressure due to either a water problem, improper wall sizing or a combination of these. In these conditions I have always felt complete excavation outside the wall and reconstruction is your best approach with the proper sized block or concrete wall with buttresses as needed.

     You mention the future sale of the home and I would think the total replacement would be the best way as it will not leave any red flags. The steel plating would point to the problem and I can just think of all that would go through a buyers mind. Little things like how long will it be before the plate rusts out and needs to be replaced, even though it would probable last a long time.

     I would think you should spend the money on a consult with a structural engineer and get a written report on the problem and his recommendations as to the best repair. It will help with any future sale of the home. Without drawings the consult should be less than $500. I would bet he would recommend total replacement.

 

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Foundation Repair reviews in Asheville

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Throughout the process that was curtailed at times due to unusual winter weather Mr.
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kept us informed as to progress and consulted us when problems arose. All the other individuals he brought in, such as the excavator, mason and siding provider were professional, courteous and efficient. The project is nearly complete, the yard cleaned up, lawn reseeded and the excavated dirt moved to expand our driveway.. We are optimistic that the flooding problem has been alleviated. We would highly recommend
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, Inc. The estimates were reasonable considering the unknown issues.
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is knowlegable, gracious and in every way a gentleman and a pleasure to work with on such complex problems.
- L. Heather Y.
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Rod arrived on time, inspected the
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crawl space, as well as the exterior of my home. He provided several helpful suggestions for making drainage improvements when I add onto my house. He was very professional, competent and I would hire him again.
- Deborah A.
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I first met
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in February, 2013 when he evaluted my driveway drainage problems and submitted an estimate for grading and preparing a new driveway. While his bid was lower than the company I chose, I based my decision on their surface because I felt it would better match my neighbors and fit in with the neighborhood better. When I called to tell him that I had decided to go with another contractor and gave my reasons, he asked who I had chosen. When I gave the name of this company, HE WAS SO VERY GRACIOUS and told me that he had seen their work and that I would be happy with the result.
So, when I decided to have foundation work done, I didn't even consider having anyone else do the work. First, Mr.
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has a degree in engineering, so he understands what he is doing on a technical level. Second, I believed him to be and my experience is, that he is an honest person of high standards and a quality human being.
As the work proceeded, he educated me in what he was doing, the materials chosen for the job and the reasons for choosing them. He informed me of any changes to the work that were required by conditions that he encountered. He also went out of his way to show me details of my house's construction. He worked very diligently, finished the job in the time he had estimated, and cleaned up and cleared away any debri.
I highly recommend him!
- Barbara K.
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Our experience was better than great! Seriously...he and all his crew and all subs that he recommended were punctual, on budget and professional. His work was excellent and on several occasions his suggestions of a minor change here or there was always the right way to go. We had expected our first floor re model including a full new kitchen would drag on and on.
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was on top of the
schedule and we never found ourselves waiting on something that wasn't thought of or ordered. Not only would we use him again....we already have plans to do so and would not consider using anyone else.
- Lorraine G.

All Foundation Repair Specialists in Asheville , NC

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Burlington

4 Seasons Home Improvement, LLC

2 Crestmont Ln
Hendersonville

Allison Contractors, LLC

P.O. Box 2469
Hendersonville

American Builders

Post Office Box 2973

Barefoot Brothers Service Company

P.O. Box 18811
Asheville

Basement & Radon Solutions

PO Box 1134
Hendersonville

Blacksmith Nursery and Landscaping LLC

1372 Garren Creek Road
Fairview

Blevins Construction, Inc

319 Roaring Spout Ln
Burnsville

Blue Ridge Construction

PO Box 2565
Candler

Buyers Edge LLC

PO Box 2172
Hendersonville

CAROLINA CARPENTER

303 ROSE ST
Hendersonville

Carolina Construction Services

107 Verzaal
Rocky Point

Carolina Foundation Solutions LLC

2650 Ramada Rd
Burlington

CAROLINA READY MIX

608 OLD US HIGHWAY 70
Swannanoa

Concrete Jack

3402 Acorn St

DAVID HOLCOMBE MASONRY CONTRACTOR

15 WHISPERING OAKS DR
Candler

Ewing & McConnaughy

3161 Old US Highway 70 E
Black Mountain

Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair

1883 Scott Futrell Dr
Charlotte

Favorable Changes

10 Grove St
Weaverville

Frye Masonry Inc

50 Old Concord Rd
Fletcher

G.R.A.C.E. Inc.

503 Sweeten Creek Industrial Road
Asheville

Gib Gibson The Handyman Who Guarantees

385 Burnside Trl
Hendersonville

Going Green Builders LLC

222 Dogwood Hills Dr
Brevard

Groundhog Tractor & Backhoe Services

114 Mockingbird Rd
Swannanoa

Handy Home Helpers

68 Wild Turkey Trail
Hendersonville

Hendersonville Custom Painting & Remodeling

211 Windsor Ct..
Hendersonville

HomeGrown Landscapes

804 Lancaster st.
Durham

JC Concrete

37 Came Sharpe Rd
Leicester

Joseph Wheeler Construction

2044 N Fork Right Fork Rd
Black Mountain

Ken Swensen

104 Sunset Hills Ct
Asheville

Kirk Johnson Construction

15 Big Level Dr
Asheville

LARRY FUNK

324 S FRENCH BROAD AVE
Asheville

Litespeed Construction Inc-Columbia

10120 TWO NOTCH RD. Suite 2 no. 324

Mac Pherson Construction Inc

115 Nicholson Creek Rd
Brevard

Marger's Quality Services LLC

16 Charter Glen
Asheville

Mashburn & Vincent Inc

15 Norton Ln
Arden

Matt B. Scroggs General Contractor

120 Dillingham Cir
Asheville

MB HAYNES Corporation

187 Deaverview Rd
Asheville

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive
Smithfield

Moore Home Services

114 foster hill
Hendersonville

Nemec Construction, LLC

PO Box 300
Swannanoa

New Dream Renovations

10 Freno Dr
Asheville

OMNI Builders

Flat Rock

Outlaw Masonry

501 E Patterson St
Hendersonville

Paramount Services

East Flat Rock

Precision Woodworks

Black Mountain

S&K Concrete Finishing

PO Box 431
Etowah

Smoky Mountain Waterproofing

149 Rainbow Ln
Candler

Southeastern Property Care

P.O. Box 883
Lake Junaluska

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

T's Construction and Property Preservation

111 N Mapleton Dr
East Flat Rock

Terry-Lynn LLC

1596 Jennings Road
Statesville

The Buddha Man Handyman

16 Vance Crescent Street
Asheville

Total Home Maintenance

501 Dennis St
Swannanoa

Whitmer Wood Finishing

PO Box 1117
Lake Junaluska

Z Environmental and Construction

1301 Sand Hill Rd
Enka

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