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"We own a 100 year old Triple Decker in East Boston. Our neighbor's ground level on one side has come up over the level of the foundation over the years, " and water and moisture has run up over the foundation and into the basement for years. This left a rotten sill along the long side of our home (40') and some bad floor joists. excavated the ground, secured the outside wall, removed the old sill and jacked up and replaced some of the old floor joists. He then made the old foundation higher with new re-bar and concrete, and put in a new pressure treated sill. Some of the floor joists needed to be sistered too. After finishing he stuccowed the outside wall up approximately 2 feet to protect against moisture and re-shingled. Not only is it functional but it looks great. 's crew was very professional and cleaned up every night. They asked for our preferences in taking down some of the old dividing walls in the basement and cemented a hole left by a temporary support wall. also worked well with our engineer who was very particular, which we grateful for.

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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.
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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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I asked to have my basement waterproofed due to flooding. After quoting a price of $5800.00 he asked for a deposit. I asked for his credentials, license, insurance, etc. and he never responded to my request. I would ask for more specifics about the process of waterproofing the basement and he would send me to the website. There he list 3 or 4 things ...More in very vague terms. I wrote him several times and it would take him more than a week to respond. My last email to him was in June of 2013 asking again for his credentials. It is now September 2013 and I have not heard from him. He was quick to contact me and ask me for a 20% deposit.
He was obviously only interested in selling his product. I have since then done some further research and discerned that his process would have been a waste of money. When I asked about attacking the problem from the exterior he was insistent that that approach was not necessary. The work on the exterior was indeed the correct approach and I am no longer have several inches of water flooding my basement. I have since that time found someone else to do the finishing of the interior walls and floor.
- kalimah R.
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Very punctual, professional, knowledgeable of reversing two sets of doors. Started early and finished at end of the day. Advise to put everything on paper so he can follow and provide cost estimate. We will use him again in the future.
- Dennis C.
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was always on time, worked very hard all day and did great work. He left my back impeccably clean and the work was exceptional. He finished within 5 days and did not accept payment until the end when I was completely satisfied. At some point I need a patio done and I will definitely call to do that as well.
- donna T.

Foundation Contractors in Boston

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1-800-BUSYDOG

PO Box 920624
Needham

A 1 Foundation Crack Repair Inc

9 John Robinson Rd
Hudson

A Cut Above

Wakefield

A D CONSTRUCTION LLC

22 Milford Street
Boston

A Watertite Foundation Crack Repair

24 Fairmont St
Leominster

A-Pro Corp

136 Sharon St
Medford

Able Restoration Inc

170 Oak Hill Way
Brockton

Advanced GH Construction

27 Lohnes Rd.
Framingham

AG - Remodeling & Construction

28 Suffield St.
Worcester

Alcantara Contractor

61 Tainter St
Medford

Aldrich Roofing And Carpentry

66 Vernon St
Wakefield

All American Contracting

4 Universal St. Building 4 Apt 8
Framingham

All Season Construction

15 Cary St.
Brockton

AMBIENCE CONSTRUCTION

75 COLUMBIA ST
Cambridge

AMERICAN MADE MASONRY LLC

9 LOCUST ST
Burlington

American Tile & Remodeling

134 Plymouth Dr
Norwood

Aran Islands Masonry

81 Rhodes Ave
East Walpole

ARTHUR O'SHEA

156 LIBERTY ST
Braintree

B&A Construction LLC

341 SIlver Lake Rd

B.C. Building Company

98 North Street
Medfield

Barnes Construction

426 Nantasket Ave
Hull

Barra Building

99 Bigelow St
Quincy

Basement Building Solutions

23 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Rehoboth

BAUTISTA MASONRY CORPORATION

99 Milton Street
Waltham

Bay State Brick & Stonework

PO Box 70
Mansfield

BEAM & STRUCTURAL REPAIR CO

P.O. Box 415
West Bridgewater

Bellrock Construction LLC

1 Atkinson Dr
Saugus

Ben The Mason

23 Cox Ct
Beverly

Besthands Landscape Construction & Design Inc

22 Colleen Mary Way
South Easton

BMB Masonry

108 Brook St.
Hanson

Boston Best Construction

220B Farimount Ave
Saugus

Boston Builders Bureau

30 Stearns Road
Brookline

Boston Concrete Forms, Inc.

580 Chelsea Street
E Boston

Boston Home Renovations

8 Museum Way
Cambridge

Breffni Construction

52 Main St
Quincy

BWWS Home Repairs

349 Baker St
West Roxbury

Callaghan Masonry

89 Minot Street
Boston

Carino Masonry

341 Stone Street
Walpole

Castiello Construction

160 Liverpool Street

CHARISMA REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

512 Pawtucket St
Lowell

Chase Masonry & Waterproofing

56 Keith Pl
East Bridgewater

CJ's Finish Carpentry

505 Maple St
Danvers

Coen Construction

10 Harriet St
Boston

COLLIER MASONRY

FOREST ST
Methuen

Collins Custom Exteriors

75 Allen Rd
Billerica

COLONIAL BARN RESTORATION, Inc.

269 OLD BAY RD
Bolton

Colonial Restorations

74 Dug Hill Rd
Holland

Complete Property Care

8 Alton Place Suite 4
Brookline

Concrete Restorations Co. Inc.

14 Mystic Valley Parkway
Winchester

Construction Specialties, LLC.

9 Poplar Street
Worcester

CRACK-X

25 WASHINGTON AVE.
Natick

Cudeso LLC

71 Summer St Suite 3C
Haverhill

D L Foote & Sons Inc

169 Middle St
East Weymouth

D S Brody & Associates Inc

133 Brewster Road
Waltham

Daigle Engineers Inc

1 East River Pl
Methuen

Danusis Construction

27 Mockingbird Lane

David Cowhig Masonry llc

445 mountain ave
Revere

DAVID KNUTTUNEN PE

24 BRIDGE ST
Newton

Davidson Engineering Inc.

241 Mt Vernon St
West Newton

DC Construction Services Inc.

84 Crescent Street
Franklin

De Paula Home Improvement

261 Church St
Marlborough

Delio Corp Remodeling & Repair

301 California St
Newton

Derek Leider Masonry

3 Wyncrest Cir
Andover

Dhimiter Sevi - General Construction

37 Colberg Ave
Roslindale

DiCarlo Masonry and Stoneworks

41 Swales Farm Rd.
Plymouth

Done Right Services

5 Mount Vernon Ave
Billerica

Dream Work Home Services

73 Preston Street
Marlborough

Dry X Waterproofing

67 meadow hill rd

Drycrete Waterproofing

13 Sun Street
Waltham

Duracraft Home Improvement Inc

729 Farm Rd
Marlborough

E.A Masonry

72 Tremont st #1
Norwood

eagle masonry inc

50 aberdeen ave

Eastern Waterproofing Co

PO Box 420
Allston

Eloi Construction

19 Wilson St
Lynn

Environic Solutions Inc

169 Elm St
Waltham

F Kempes General Contractor

62 Valley St
Malden

Five Star Discount Roofing

22 Hudson St
Halifax

Five Star General Services

14 Suite B
Lawrence

Folan Contracting & Improvement

98 Granite Ave
Dorchester

Frank Vanaria Company

724 Concord Rd
Sudbury

Future of Construction

30 Evans St
Weymouth

G L Clark Construction

177 Jenkins Road

G&B Masonry

Judge rd
Lynn

G.S. Redlon & Sons, Inc.

3 Shaw Street
Middleboro

GENERAL DYNAMICS CONSTRUCTION

2073 Second NH Turnpike

Genesis Utilities Corporation

119 East Elm Ave
Quincy

Geo-Pom Construction

74 Stanton Street
Boston

GF Construction

46 Kenmere Road
Medford

GF GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

26 Edith St
Everett

GF SPRAGUE

45 Kearney Road
Needham Heights

Glynn Contracting, Inc

11 Lantern Lane
Lynnfield

Graham Waste Services Inc

1093 North Montello Street
Brockton

Gulla Landscape Inc

467 Washington St
Norwood

GW & Sons Builders

24 Roselin Ave
Quincy

Halliday Construction

1408 Centre St
Roslindale

Handyman by Frank Co.

32 Hardy St
Waltham

Handyman Fran

23 Falmouth Rd.
Watertown

Hemenhalt Construction

PO Box 332
North Easton

Henline Builders

8 Riverbank Rd
Maynard

Henry Scopa Home Improvements

16 Shetland St
Boston

High End Definition

PO Box 354
Billerica

High Score LLC

1 Oak Drive

House husbands

704 bay drive

House Pro General Contractors

135 Nickerson Dr
Stoughton

Hub City Builders

10 Lacy Street
North Andover

Iantosca Construction Inc.

23 Lewis St
Saugus

INVERNIZZI CONSTRUCTION CO

661 MIDDLE ST
East Weymouth

J Faenza Masonry Inc.

211 Union Street
Franklin

J Opalinski Contracting Inc.

242 park ave.
Arlington

Jayron

100 Iron Horse Park
North Billerica

JD Masonry LLC

132 Wampum St
Plainville

JEO MASONRY & TILE

35 PERKINS AVE
Malden

JJ Calnan and sons Contractors

17 Reservoir Road
Lynn

JMV Construction INC

33 Murdock st
Somerville

Joel Jette Construction

57 Walker Rd
Wales

JURADO CONSTRUCTION

267 COLUMBIA ST
Cambridge

khyco

210 PARK AVE, STE 291
Worcester

King & Son Masonry

23 Greymere Rd
Brighton

KNEELAND CONSTRUCTION CO

407R MYSTIC AVE
Medford

Knowles Construction Co., Inc

20 Dean Street
Norfolk

Kostkutters1.com

113 Albion St
Wakefield

Laporte Masonry & Waterproofing

127 Cottage St.
Boston

Leo Rabello General Contracting

PO BOX 45432
Somerville

LJ's Home Renovations

163 sycamore st
Holbrook

LuciGold Incorpoated

3065 Cranberry Highway, Suite 8

M F REYNOLDS INC

125 E ALBION ST
Medford

M&J One Call Do All Inc.

39C Myrtle St.
Waltham

Mack's Painting & Carpentry

185 Walnut St
Lynn

Maguire Masonry

29 Bostonia Ave
Brighton

MAGUIRE MASONRY & PAINTING

5 A EMERALD CT
Stoneham

Marco Polo Construction

121 B Tremont St.
Brighton

MARTIGNETTI ENTERPRISES INC

32 MERRILL ST
Amesbury

Masonry & More Inc

34 Benson Av
Framingham

Masonry Contractors Inc

62 B Solaris rd
Boston

MasonWorks Landscapes

83 Altamont Ave
Melrose

Michael G. Foresta Construction

24 Grandview Terrace
Andover

Middlesex Construction Services, LLC

36 Village Road Unit 714
Middleton

MJD Excavating Inc

147 Horbine Rd
Rehoboth

Modern Structures, LLC

56 Penn Street
Quincy

Mullen Construction

231 Elmwood St
North Attleboro

Mulvey Builders

87 Garnet Road
West Roxbury

MyCraftsmen

PO BOX 22
Chelmsford

NETR Inc

165A New Boston St
Woburn

New Age Masonry

Truman Parkway
Hyde Park

New England Masonry And Son

po box 401
Norwood

NOEL DANAHER CONSTRUCTION

23 OLD FARM RD
Woburn

Novelline Custom Builders, Inc.

104 Mitchell Road
Holliston

O'Brien Construction

90 Undine Road
Brighton

Odwyer Builders

6 Franconia St.
Dorchester

Odyssey Construction

661 Highland Ave
Needham

Old House Works

521 Water Street

On Top Construction& Masonry

220 Quincy Ave
Quincy

Paul Gentile Painting

18 Temple St
Abington

PBI Construction Co

545 Washington Street
Brighton

Perry Brothers Construction

PO Box 646
Newburyport

PETERSON CONSTRUCTION

210 BROADWAY
Lynn

Pioneer Basement

31 Sanford Rd
Westport

PLG Contracting

12 Morris St
Everett

Powerstroke building corp

179 school street
Somerville

Premier Building Solutions LLC

80 Labor In Vain Rd
Ipswich

Pride Landscaping Corp

143 Bow St
Everett

Pro Pave

1078 Pleasant St
Norwood

Property Pro Restoration

1000 Mt Laurel Cir
Shirley

Pros Edge Foundation Repair

27 Pillsbury Street
Georgetown

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

145 Newton Rd
Haverhill

QUALITY ROOFING

1 ATHERTON PL
Boston

Quinn Bros Construction

17 Parkview terrace

Quinn's Construction

1049 Lakeview Ave
Dracut

R & D Designs, Building and Remodeling

22 Pleasantview Ave
Brockton

R and G Contracting

14 NORWOOD ST.
Dorchester

R MAGGIO & SON CONTRACTORS

Po BOX 396
Winchester

R Wood Construction

73 Cottage St.

R&D Home Improvements

94 Partridge
Somerville

R.M.C. SERVICES

31 POPE ST
Hudson

Raskin Construction

12 Riverside Park
Maynard

REAL DRY WATERPROOFING

Mr. Curt Guenther
Multiple Locations

Rene Mugnier Associates

777 Concord Ave
Cambridge

Rescon Basement Solutions - MA

11 Hobson St.
Methuen

Residential Renovation

397 Sandwich Street
Plymouth

RGR Property Services

140 Lincoln Street
Norton

Rick Nolet Contracting

71 Middlesex St
North Chelmsford

Ryan Home Service

23 Spruce St
Kingston

S P V Remodeling

34 Fairview Rd
Stoneham

Salon Belle Vie

707 Milford Rd

Seaway Services

627 Ferry St
Marshfield

Sevi Construction

616 Hartford St
Westwood

Silverio Construction Co

845 Woburn St
Wilmington

Silvestri Industries Inc

401 Wareham St # B
Middleboro

Simons Brothers Inc

17 Conifer Dr
Walpole

Skillville Corp

23 Boutwell St
Wilmington

Socelvic Co

425 Washington St
Brighton

South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas Inc

12 Esquire Rd
N Billerica

STEVE & SONS HOME REPAIR

46 BOSTON AVE
Somerville

Stone and Masonry Specialists.com

240 Main Street
Marlborough

Stone Construction

31 Upton Ln

Struga Construction

49 Como Rd.
Hyde Park

Sunnyside Services LLC

9 Baker Ave
West Yarmouth

Supreme Waterproofing

49 Standish st

T & D Remodeling

North Billerica

Team Engineering

67 N Mast St

Terra Landscape & Construction Inc

138 Fisher St
Westborough

Terra Stone

Po Box 143
Marlborough

Terratec Construction Inc.

19 White Bagley Road
Southborough

THANK YOU HANDYMAN

500 WASHINGTON ST
Dedham

The House Doctors

349 Marlborough St
Boston

Thomas J. Remodeling LLC

10 Lewis St
Maynard

Timber Tek LLC

70 Harvard Rd
Littleton

Todd Widdop, Contractor

55 Progressive Ave West
Bridgewater

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

Top Quality Remodeling

803 Rock Wood Dr
Saugus

Total Restoration

158 Summer St.
Weymouth

Trevor Kelly construction services inc

26 saint paul street
Wilmington

Twins construction

104 waterhill st

United Remodeling

PO Box 35466
Brighton

Value Dry

494 Franklin St
Framingham

We Do That LLC

71 Grovers Avenue
Winthrop

WESS CO

80 PRINCETON ST
Boston

WILLIAMS & SPADE CO

PO Box 216
Wayland

WoW Painting Services

41 Hancock St
Everett

Yankee Renovation

7 Willow St
Dedham

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