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" is a very nice guy. He had poured a driveway at a previous home for me and it was excellent. The price he quoted was good and a bit cheaper" than another quote. Problems started right away. Instead of removing old driveway and setting forms in one day, like the previous job, it took over a week to partially remove the old driveway. He poured the first half and ran out of concrete so he went to Lowes and bought bags of sacrete to finish first half the day after the concrete truck was there. The area didn't match and some areas were rough and looked patched. Several times he'd say they were removing the rest of the old driveway and sidewalk, but day after day nothing happened. Maybe a week or two later the rest of old driveway was removed and part of the forms were put up, but once again, he'd say they were pouring the next day and didn't. More days went by and he finally poured the second half of the driveway. The concrete was extremely rough, which he blamed on the gravel and being too dry. Not sure what I was supposed to do about that. Over the next few days he came back and worked on most of the rough areas, but now they don't match so I have a new driveway that looks like patchwork. He also raised the price about halfway through, so the quoted price no longer applied and l did not like that at all, but felt stuck with half a driveway, so I paid him more than the original quote. Another week went by after the second half of the driveway was poured, before the sidewalk was poured. Very frustrated to have paid so much for a driveway that looks like it has been patched in many places and is extremely rough in areas. This job was nothing like the first one he did for me. The crew was his sons, when they weren't in school, which I don't have a problem with if there had been other crew to actually do the job. I felt like I was the step child job that only got limited attention when it was convenient. Nothing to do now but look at a lousy rough driveway every time I walk outside. Very disappointed

-Jerry K.

"Excellent work......cost was on point for the work performed. Garland & are very professional & it was my pleasure to have them on" this job. I would recommend this company in a heartbeat! I live in Georgia & this work was performed on a home I own in , ....they also keep me updated even though I had a someone to represent me in my absence.

-peggy J.

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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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).


Foundation Repair reviews in Birmingham


They were very punctual, professional, and explained all the work very well. Work was completed quickly. I would recommend them in the future.
- Braden P.

It was not a great experience. The owner is . It was a 4 1/2 month project. From the man in charge to the subs he used, there were not any bright spots. It started out with great hope and good intentions. Some of the subs were sub-par. The city had to come back a minimum of 3 times and reinspect the work done by the plumber. ...More I'm not convinced I am free and clear of any plumbing problems. The electricians did an average job by today's standards. There were certain areas they fell a little short of code. I went in behind the work and took care of certain issues because I am gifted in that area but I shouldn't have had to. The contract was blown out of the water by 23 percent. The only shining star in his whole operation was his framer. His framer did conscientious work. His crew was there when they said they would and did what they needed to do. The work they did was technically good. They did not cut corners. They seemed very on top of things. The masonry crew was probably a group of illegals. The heating and air guys were dumb and dumber. They had to come back and rework some issues. I don't want the plumber or heating and air guys back in because they have had their try. The whole experience overall was negative and I would never recommend the individuals for various reasons. Every time they came it seems to get worse so I don't want them back in my house.
- Dan C.

I noticed back in that walls in my den were 'splitting'. upon further inspection, 2 walls were vertical random width/length 3/4' flooring planks & the remaining walls paneling. The adjacent bath was shower board which was also splitting. came out the 1st week of August for a job estimate ...More & his crew started job 10 days later. Job was done on time according to contract. His crew was punctual, clean, & very professional. They were also good about cleaning up daily after work. During this job, another problem involving the foundation was found. A previous shower leak had caused wood rot with the foundation & had been 'fixed' with 2x4s and 4x4s that were in contact with the crawl space. had a foundation specialist come in and attach steel beams, remove rotten wood, & fix the problem correctly. Highly recommend!
- Anna H.

My property was experiencing soil erosion underneath the deck area at the foundation. If left unchecked, water would have begun to damage my foundation. The complication was that there was an existing ground-level cement extension next to the base of the house. Garland, his son and their crew managed to trench underneath all of this and poured a new ...More cement , protecting my foundation. In addition, he recommended an extension to the rain downspout. The extension was buried underground and water will now exit further away from the house. Garland impressed me as someone who had seen it all before and could handle whatever situation he might encounter. He was prompt in beginning the job and was quick to complete it. Since he had all the equipment needed to do the job, I asked him to take care of a situation at the front of the house. An additional cement step was added to the front of my house. I am very pleased with the service received.
- John G.

I have bought and lived in a lot of homes in different areas of the country. This was by far the most through home inspection I have received. The inspector covered the electrical, heat and air, appliances, plumbing, windows and doors, foundation. He checked the entire home from the attic to the basement. Very professional, prompt and courteous. The ...More inspection was to last 2.5-3hrs. He was still working at the home when I left after 4hrs. Would highly recommend this company.
- Carol M.

They dug down to the foundation of my home in 3 places to install anchors to try to lift the foundation to fix a crack in the brick. They told me that sometimes the lift works but not always. In my case it did not but that the foundation would not drop any further. They mortared the crack and filled in the holes they dug. They did not secure my downspout ...More back to my house but I've requested they come out and fix this about a week ago. So far they haven't done so but I believe they will. Another request may be necessary but I'm sure they want to keep their customer's happy..
This is the second time I used Foundation Repair. I also used them to install foundation in my crawl space. They installed 14 at a cost of approx.. $4,100. I had a crack at the countertop and backsplash in the kitchen. When the sales person first walked in he could see the dip in the floor before even getting out his level. The foundation raised the floor as desired. They even made sure that my interior doors closed properly and fixed the one that didn't.
I feel that they went above and beyond to make me a happy customer.
- Sandy K.

My wife and I are selling our home, and the buyers' home inspector noted a mold-like substance inside the garage. He speculated that the cause could be water intrusion from the other side of the wall, which abuts a sidewalk on the side of the home. The buyers requested repairs both inside and out. With limited time to respond to the buyers, ...More I researched waterproofing and mold professionals, and found that does both. I called at 8 a.m. one morning, and he was at our home by 9:15 a.m. He assessed both the mold substance and evaluated the exterior for potential waterproofing problems. A dishonest man could have easily said repairs were necessary, knowing that I likely would have to do them to sell my home. But concluded that absolutely nothing was necessary on the exterior of the home. He even drafted a report for me to provide to the buyers, explaining that water was properly draining. I learned later that the buyers called him, and he did not hesitate to talk to them about their concerns.
We hired to remediate the mold substance. The crew was on-time, friendly, and they closed everything up since no one was at home when the job was completed.
Throughout the whole process, has communicated promptly, comprehensively, and clearly. He went above-and-beyond what I would expect from most of his competitors. And while I hope I never need his services, I will certainly call upon him in the future if I have any mold or waterproofing issues.
- Jason T.

Garland and his son met with us regarding the repairs and had worked with our engineer on other homes. We were aware that we would need modification to existing plumbing, gas lines and hvac duct work. We received a very fair estimate the next day, felt very good in our initial interaction and did not seek out another estimate. ...More was in charge of our work and was on the job site every step of the way. He worked very well with the other companies who had to do the modifications as discussed above and did not leave them as the work was being done. This allowed us to work and not have to be here for those jobs. was very accessible by phone and would give us updates as the job went on. This job also required city inspectors to review work as the job progressed and handled those on site inspections as well. We trusted this company and gave them a key to allow work to be done while we were at work.

Foundation Contractors in Birmingham

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A & A Construction &Roofing

5608 ave k

A Long Homes

5954 Coleman Lake Road
Mc Calla




11208 Gallups Crossroad

Allied CrawlSpace Solutions

815 Old Trinity Rd

AQI Inspection Services

4688 Bridgewater Rd

B-Dry Waterproofing and Foundation Repair

143 Distribution Dr

Birmingham Income Properties

5330 Stadium Trace Parkway Suite 100

Bob Whitley Decorating Inc

2719 19th Pl S

Bussie Customs 39

395 Co RD 443

CG Contracting

2332 Burns Ln

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

115 Walter Davis Dr Ste B

Contoured Design

2430 County Road 1422

Cornerstone Poured Walls LLC

111 Owens Pkwy

Deca Construction

7213 Groundhog Rd

Don Kennedy and Sons Structural Solutions

696 Founders Park Dr W

EPG Home Experts

404 Main Street Suite 112

Exterior Waterproofing

505 20th St N Suite 1150

Foundation and Home Services

3624 Ave F

Holland Homes Llc

421 Opelika Rd

HomeSmart Construction Services

270 Doug Baker Blvd, Suite 700 - 392

Howard Rigsby Construction

8439 1st Avenue

John Dunn Construction

1507 Morning Sun Circle

North Alabama Builders

311 CR 1387

Precision Heating & Air

6632 Warrior River Rd



Quick Fix Home Repair

9 Dogwood Trail

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr

Sharp Remodeling Birmingham

4691 Trussville Clay Road

South East Concrete LLC

4213 Mountain Top Road

Southern Renovations & Construction, LLC

5235 Pinson Valley Parkway

StoneCrest Home Builders

1747 Russet Woods Lane


5504 1st Avenue N

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