"The initial objectives was to outline a plan for creating an external trench to stop the water seepage into my basement. However upon the home inspection,
determined that just doing the external trenching ...more would not fix my overall leaking basement walls and that I really needed to get a proposal from a basement water proofing company.
The additional service that they provided was to inspect the external drains with visual optics the two outside, and the internal stand pipe. Though intact and not broken, each were moderately clogged, which they vacuumed, removing chunks of concrete stones and gravel and sediment. Now, when I obtain the services for water proofing the walls, I have the documentation that the property has a combination sewer to which the water proofing company can tie into.
did a great job, careful, methodical, and skilled. They answered all my questions so that I understood the issues and could make informed decisions. "
Rated Review by JACK F.
"They directionally bored from the main water line on the other side of the road in front of the house and plumbed the interior connections to the house water system. They left the yard with no
of their presence and in fact where ...more the holes were dug the area looked better after they left. Exceptional care was taken throughout the job, including hand digging beside the house foundation wall to avoid potential damage from the pressure of the boring machine. When the underground services detection person left confusing marking (mixing up water and gas lines), the August crew chief took the cautious approach and calmly adjusted his project plan accordingly. All of this reflects the experience and concern for doing a first rate job by
. You don't often encounter contractors with this level of professionalism. "
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"I had an emergency on my hands. I just moved to the valley and wasn't expecting to run into problems with the house so soon. My house had water all over the garage, and with two kids, a dog, and a full time job I needed someone to come out ASAP. I called this plumbing company late Wednesday night to try to have someone come out early the next ...more morning so I could make it to work. The technician called me within a few minutes and scheduled an appointment for the very next morning, even scheduling me before his first appointment due to my schedule restrictions. The plumber arrived right on time, ready to go! He even wore booties over his shoes before entering my house! I live in the San
Valley and have dealt with my fair share of plumbers and plumbing companies, so I wasn't expecting very much, but I was so pleasantly surprised. It turns out that my water heater needed to be replaced. He got the job done within the time frame he had mentioned over the phone (which gave me plenty of time to get the kids ready and dropped off at the sitters, and out to work on time), and he did it at such a fair price, and he did such a clean job. He cleaned up after himself and even checked on a leak I had in my kitchen and fixed it for me. I'm so thrilled to have finally found people I can trust. These guys are definitely going into my phone book! "
on a monday because of a leak in the roof at my grandmother's home. I spoke with
, whom was very nice on the phone. He came out on wednesday to do the free roof inspection and estimate. I received the estimate the next day via email. We have had many issues with this one particular spot on ...more the roof the continues to leak over the years, we have had 3 different roofing companies out to the house to fix this problem in just the last year and a half --- the last one costing us about $900. We were very pleased with the estimate price provided to us, I called him back immediately to start work that following Monday. He did a beautiful, neat, and quick repair job. We have had about 3-4 big storms since then and the new repair job is holding up wonderfully!! We are very happy with the results. I would use this company again in the future and would definitely recommend to a friend. "
"It could not have gone better. We had a severe drainage issue at our home - frequent water in our basement, including 3 feet from Hurricane
designed and installed a foundation drainage system that corrected the flaws in the system installed by the builder when the house was built 18 years ...more ago. It was a tough job - not a lot of room with between houses, had to remove some trees, excavate UNDER a deck in the back and work around underground utility cables at the street, etc.
was very professional and accommodating. The work was done on the timeline he promised, despite some unexpected snags, and the results have been terrific - the sump pump hasn't gone on once since the system went in, and the basement remains dry.
Would ABSOLUTELY recommend
to anyone. He's first-rate as a contractor and a person. "
came out and listened to all our concerns and came up with solutions that were both reasonable and equitable. Their estimate was middle of the road of the ones we received.
's son and partner
and the crew were all so easy to work with, honest, ...more dependable and very knowledgeable. They took care of all our concerns above and beyond! I was in close contact with
, who works in the office, and she answered all our calls in a very timely manner with a great combination of being both personable and professional. Their work exceeded our expectations. We have had NO drainage problems at all; and considering some of the storms we have had in the past year, it was nice to no longer have mini lakes in the yard! We are very happy with the work that was completed. Our yard was left very neat and tidy and had we not been here watching the show from the windows, we never would have known the amount of heavy work that was performed. These guys really rock! We would use them all over again if we move to another place with drainage problems. We highly recommend
"We had to use this company as they were selected by our home warranty company. The first time that they came they were late in presenting even though they had a large time frame to come. The first man that came was not professional at all; he did not wear a company shirt nor drive a vehicle that would suggest he was working with the company. Despite ...more me taking a day off work and waiting most of the day on him, he spent 10 minutes (
) at our home and said we needed a new water heater and then left after taking pictures. We then got a call the next day saying his suggestion was incorrect and we were only getting the thermocouple replaced. Someone else then came to install the part, however, the first man did not give him the correct information, so he, like the first man, spent 10 minutes at our home and left saying he did not have the supplies needed (day 2 of taking off work for the company and still no repair and no hot water). Finally, on the third time, they came during their time frame and did the repair for approximately $400 in about 3 hours of time. Our home warranty only covered the cost of the part, we had to pay for the new pipes that had to be placed so that this part could be repaired, so the cost of $400 was solely for his time and the pipes (which was only a small area), the cost above did NOT include the cost of the thermocouple which the home warranty service paid for.
Overall, very unprofessional in that they were usually late and almost impossible to reach to find out when they were actually coming. My husband had to make repeated phone calls to ask when/if they were indeed coming. If you are a working individual and don't want to waste vacation days waiting around on a plumber, then avoid this company!
and crew arrived 10 minutes early for an 8am start time and were able to get to work, even though the materials were not delivered until 9:15am (ordered through Lowe's). I ordered the fence through Lowe's and
. were contracted through Lowe's, but I would use them again independently. They ...more completed the work in a timely manner, even with a few back steps beyond their control (rain the day before, narrower property line than expected, trees in the way of the line). The fence line looks good and is plumb all the way around the yard, and was able to sustain the dog jumping on it immediately after installation. Everything was cleaned up afterwards, and no unnecessary mess was made of the yard, despite the rain the day before! "
for anyone's gutter drain issues. His assessment and methodology are accurate, efficient and minimally invasive for your lawn and your budget. I would unconditionally hire him again for future work. I had three other estimates from reputable companies.
's estimate was more competitive ...more because he took the time to critically investigate the components of the job and not just figure a dollar amount based on linear feet. His trademark, leave the job looking like he was never there, is true. After correctly watering and settling, the sod shows no visible markings of anything being done to our yard. Thanks
"Without scheduling a date/time, and without any paperwork or formal agreement,
came on to our property before the start of business hours (approx 7am) with a large excavator and dug a HUGE (8'x10x) hole in our front lawn. When we arrived at work (approx 8:30am) half of our lawn was a muddy, crudely refilled crater and
...more was cleaning off his huge excavator. He mentioned, "Sorry, didn't find anything" and faxed us a quote for the full project ($10,000) the following week.
Two weeks later, Sevco sent 1 employee with 1 rake and a bag of lawn seed to "grade and reseed" their destruction- The employee spent approximately 30 mins half-heartedly pushing dirt around. At no point did the employee or any member of Sevco Construction make any contact with our company regarding the work, which was completed with absolutely unacceptable result- we have pictures from 5 months later of our still totaled lawn before we were forced to hire a landscaper to repair the damage. Needless to say, we did not choose Sevco construction for our project.
Unfortunately, that was not the end of our troubles with Sevco Construction. Months later, having received ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT in ANY form from Sevco Construction, I contacted
to ask if he planned to complete the lawn repair. At that time, for the first time ever,
told me that not only did he already fix the lawn as much as he wanted to, but that we OWED HIM $800 for digging the hole (which had provided us with no useful information). Sevco Construction never sent us a single bill or made a single phone call regarding this mysterious balance- it was only when WE contacted him that he decided he was owed money.
When we refused to pay without at the very least receiving an invoice or bill for the work, rather than sending anything, Sevco sued us in
Court for the $800. Essentially, the judge split the difference of the cost and entered a $480 judgement against us.
Our mistake was allowing Sevco to step foot on our property in the first place- because he had completed the work and we couldn't prove that we told him NOT to dig, they said that he was entitled to $480, even though he had never gotten a single piece of signed paperwork from us, never sent a single bill, never got permission from us to do the work, and never contacted us to make us aware that he believed he was entitled to money.
Aside from this review for AngiesList, we have also filed a permanent grievance with the Better Business Bureau. As it turns out, this isn't the first time Sevco Const. has mislead people into frivolous court
to make some money. A quick
of Courts Civil Case Lookup for "Sevco Const" (www.willoughbycourt.com:8080/CivilConnect/cvlLookup.aspx) returns more than 25 cases of Sevco Construction
clients after the fact.
I would be happy to provide anyone additional information, but I would STRONGLY recommend avoiding Sevco Construction. "