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Chicago Excavating Articles

Flooding problems? Call a drain pipe expert

Wet basements, crawlspaces or overly-saturated lawns could require the expertise of an exterior drain pipe installation and excavation expert.

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"Our condo association was experiencing extreme amounts of puddling behind our building in the common area every time it rained. The water would stay for days and was putting the concrete patio and walkway at risk for damages and sinking which ultimately impacted the safety of our 4 tier wooden deck that connects all of our units and leads to each of the back doors. After getting 3 different estimates we went with
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. I had worked with
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before on a personal internal project (tile backsplash) and really liked his approach, his team and responsiveness. Their bid was not the least expensive but it was very competitive and they went over and beyond in walking us through what we needed and why. He was incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. Additionally, they offered to try and save our shrubs which were 8 years mature while no other contractor would even consider it. We were extremely happy with the work. I don't ever hesitate to recommend
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"We have had water issues in our basement every time it rained.
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came out and suggested we tear up the concrete so that it sloped away from our basement door and to a trench drain located at the bottom of the stairs where most of our water came from during a rain. We also installed a battery back-up sump pump to ensure that if the water did get backed up to our catch basin, the water would not go into the basement. We have since had several hard rains and it has worked wonderfully.
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and his on-site team lead by
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were professional, on time, and courteous. We even had a box built for the battery but after installing the box, we found the cords were too short. We called
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and he had
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come out to take a look. He replaced the cords for free. We even decided to reroute our downspout and
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gave us the name of a wonderful guy who did a great job for a fair price. We could not be happier with the job performed.
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"We bought a house and the basement was our highest priority. We would entertain down there a lot so having an unfinished basement at 6' (even lower where the support beam was) was going to be very bothersome. We knew that we would
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more height once we finished it so I called
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to come out. His head almost touched the ceiling when he came over! He gave us estimates for 12", 18" and 24" because we were undecided on how low to go. Based on our budget, we chose to lower the ground 18". We had talked about getting a permit so
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got an engineer to draw up plans and they got it for us.
They demoed the existing ceiling and walls and removed it for us. They installed waterproofing (drain tile, sump pump) so that we wouldn't have any water leaks in the future. He also installed overhead plumbing for us so that we wouldn't have to worry about flooding. We told
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that we wanted to add a bathroom in the basement later so he even had them leave plumbing in place for that.
There was 5 columns that held up the support beams and
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was able to eliminate 2 of them by replacing one of our wooden beams with a new steel beam. He also replaced the remaining wooden columns with steel columns. After the ground was dug out, they poured the cement in just a day! We also hired them to build stairs for us.
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is really accommodating and just an awesome guy. We got so many estimates but
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and his company had the most reviews on Angieslist AND they were the cheapest. GREAT find!
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"I cannot say enough of how impressed I was with the respectful, cordial and professional demeanor of all the trades who worked on this project.
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certainly surrounds himself with quality subcontractors and his carpenters were simply stellar. As far as the project management goes, there were 2 project managers,
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was the initial project mgr and later replaced by
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is a very personable individual,
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's listening skill set and thoroughness with details were much appreciated after experiencing a few lapses in communication with
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. The process felt like an eternity hampered much by weather conditions that delayed the progress of the exterior phase of the project. There was also a frustrating delay in the siding delivery caused by shipping errors on the manufacturer's end. Things got a bit tense in the latter weeks of the project, due to my impatience and unnecessary micro-managing which no doubt battle-tested
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, and for this alone, they should be awarded a
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and commended for their level of calm professionalism.

Post-project completion:
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stands behind his work and is ready to make things right if something is amiss. He immediately remedied a problem with the roof after the first big snow fall presented leaks and shortly, he plans to have a section of concrete walkway re-poured after having been inadvertently stained with oil by one of the subs.
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went above and beyond in the finished product for this job, everything looks terrific and it far exceeded our expectations. We have received numerous compliments on the overall appearance and quality of workmanship.
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conducts business in an honest and honorable manner. We highly recommend
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"After having a great experience with Basement Waterproofing Solution completing all of our basement problems - it was a no brainer to use them again for our
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project. Our 100+ year old house's
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had previously been the home to several oil tanks so was full of smelly oily sand that
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out the entire basement.

With the help of
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's team, we turned the nasty sandpit into a huge odor free storage space. The team poured about 4-6" of concrete after leveling the remaining
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sand, which also provides much better support for the above sun room. Also added concrete into perimeter cinder blocks, to hold back dirt and completely enclose the room. They installed a vapor
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on top of the sand - so no more oil smells make there way into the house.

The
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looks fantastic now - it's a completely usable space and the cost was exceptionally competitive. I would absolutely recommend them for any concrete and
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work - through the process of renovating our house, they are the easiest and most professional contractors I've worked with.
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also offered a lot of advice for other projects on our house and was able to put us in contact with some great contractors - it's made a huge difference for us completing our overly ambitious home renovations.

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"Job went extremely well. I had been
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over waterproofing the basement of a house I had just purchased and renovated. I had
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Solutions come out when I bought the house in
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, and he provided an estimate which I sat on until November. At the 11th hour (days before we were planning on moving into the house), I called
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Solutions and talked to
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and
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, the owner, about updating the proposal. We met at the house and reviewed the project.

Based on advice from my inspector we were primarily looking for an exterior solution.
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updated the quote for the exterior solution, and then offered an optional interior solution which he said would still be effective and provide options that would make the basement more usable. He went back to his office and provided me quotes for three different options that day.

Based on his estimates, we were able to review pros and cons of each option, and eventually opted for an interior solution. For the same price as the exterior solution,
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was able to provide the same guarantee for a dry basement, smash out the old basement floor (which was severely cracked), excavate a few inches to up to a foot to both level the floor and provide additional clearance, and pour a new 4" concrete floor.

You could tell working with
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, he wanted us to have the best product possible, and really wanted us to enjoy our basement. In fact, after giving us an extremely aggressive price, which we had pretty much accepted. He threw in rebuilding the stairs (which were extremely steep and had a cramped turn at the bottom) for no additional cost, doing this required him to do some foundation work, but it allowed us to go from our pristine upstairs (we had just finished over $100,000 worth of renovations) to our pristine basement which he had just redone.

In the course of redoing the stairs, we made a change request which was going to significantly increase cost to
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Solutions, but also greatly improve the traffic flow of our house.
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gave us a very reasonable estimate to do the additional work, which literally we were happy to pay. His carpenter was great to work with and a nice guy to boot.

Also of note, when they excavated the basement, it turned out the sewer pipes were higher than the new floor. I expected the worst which was either going to be a hefty extra or some compromise in floor depth.
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called me up and reassured me that they encountered this all the time, that he had included it in his estimate, and that it would in no way affect the outcome of the project even though he had to replace or reposition a substantial amount of sewer pipe.

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, and the crew all worked very well with my general contractor, which made the process that much easier.

Compound all of this with the fact that
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was able to do the majority of the work in the half week we had until our move in date, and the result is that I was genuinely amazed with their work and end product. I felt like
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was personally invested in making sure we were happy with our decision and happy with the end result.

we've been in the house less than a month, and anytime someone comes over to see our new place, I make sure to
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them into the basement to see the transformation of what (when we bought the place) we thought was wasted space into an integral, useable, and even highly enjoyable space. My 2 year-old son asks all the time to go into the basement where thanks to a new, level slab (and the insulating properties of their foam sealant) makes the basement the perfect place to pull him around in his wagon and let him scoot around on his trike.

For a very reasonable cost, we were able to add 50% to the usable space in our house. We are very glad we did this project, and very glad we chose
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Solutions.
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"I had sewage backing up from an outdoor drain pipe on my property between the front of my house and the street. I had first contacted another company who had come out and tried to clear it with a power rod to no avail. That (other) company said the next step would be to try hydro jetting but they did not have the equipment and left me with no solution. By the time I called
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, the problem was getting worse and I was getting really stressed out about it. They were very helpful from start to finish. My experience with everyone from
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was good, from the office staff on the phone to the plumbers and excavators who came out. They were responsive to my sense of urgency and sent someone right away with both power rod and hydro jet equipment. They also had difficulty getting the blockage cleared but, unlike the people I had hired previously,
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kept at it and did not give up, trying different things and re-analyzing the problem periodically. The hydro jet only partially cleared the problem and it turned out that I needed excavation and a section of sewer pipe replaced. Since the problem with the sewer pipe was close to the street, they set up a city inspection with their camera in case there were problems on the city side that needed to be taken care of. They called a few weeks after the job was completed to follow up and make sure everything was ok, so I felt like they really cared about making sure my problem was solved.
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"They were recommended to us by someone. So we called them and we were very pleased. They worked amazingly quickly. They did a great clean up. These are all the kinds of things that you worry about when you have somebody coming to do messy work. They actually did a very good job. They had the stump grinder out there and they had may be one or two guys cleaning up as they were cutting down. It actually is amazing because I guess this is new to me but it doesn’t take very long to cut down a tree and prune bushes if you have several people out there, and if you have the right equipment and if you know what you’re doing. I thought they were quite professional. The owner of the company came out to give us the quote and he gave us his insurance certificate without us having to ask. He told us when they’d be out, and they came out and they did it in no time flat. We will use their services again in the future."
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's (owner) responses (both email and phone call) were timely from my initial request for a quote. He came out and we talked through my basement's symptoms, likely causes, and suggested solutions. During the two days of floor work, the teams (
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) were simply amazing. They protected the grass, cleaned-up afterward, and much more.
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provided experienced plumbing advice and repairs.
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was very flexible and went out his way to ensure the job was done right -- as if *he* was the homeowner. And ultimately, that's what you're looking for in a company.
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"The dig-out and pouring went extremely well. Sand was everywhere for a while outside the house but they did a decent job cleaning up. They used a conveyor belt out one of the basement windows. The window got banged up but it didn't matter since we were putting in new ones. He stuck to the time frame that we had discussed. It took a couple weeks with a short break in between for a previously scheduled vacation and the plumbers to lower the sewage system. They worked peacefully with the plumbers. "

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2 Code Plumbing, LLC

26042 W. Halings Road
Antioch, IL

3D Brick Paving Inc

1000 Lee St
Des Plaines, IL

3W Enterprises, LLC

214 Orleans st.
Carpentersville, IL

4-D ENTERPRISES

4N314 7TH AVE
Addison, IL

A & A SEWER WATER & EXCAVATING

PO Box 590
Spring Grove, IL

A & C SOIL

21542 SCHOOLHOUSE RD
New Lenox, IL

A & T BOBCAT SVC

29W535 HAWTHORNE LN
West Chicago, IL

A 1 EXCAVATING INC

8920 W MAPLE LN
Hickory Hills, IL

A A CONTE & SON INC

31W007 NORTH AVE
West Chicago, IL

A Better Plumber & Sewer Company Inc.

112 Sydenham
Spring Grove, IL

A BISHOP FARM INC

3373 N HOLTON ST
Milwaukee, WI

A Cut Above Inc

16100 So Laramie
Oak Forest, IL

A D BUSH CONCRETE CONSTR CO

454 PFINGSTEN RD
Northbrook, IL

A F BAIRSTOW CO

4821 N SPAULDING AVE
Chicago, IL

A&J CONSTRUCTION

1013 W Irving Park Rd
Bensenville, IL

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago, IL

A-Open Line Plumbing

9803 Hunters Ln
Spring Grove, IL