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"Overall, I was satisfied with the work this company provided. Their price wasn't the cheapest of all the estimates I collected but the inspector seemed more" seasoned than the others I met with. Also, They were able to offer me no interest financing which made doing this project possible. I wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise. No issues with water since they installed the drain tile about 4 months ago.

-Michael W.

"The chimney repair went well so I could have my roof replaced. However, the other work did not get done. At one point he said he was two weeks out to start my job" (he must not be able to read a calendar). First he said he was sick then when he came to my home he was on vacation. It was one excuse after another. He said it would be done by the end of summer and end of summer came and went. I decided I was going to go with someone else then he called and said he could start Tuesday. I told him to forget it (later I found out he was still working on another job not sure what he would of done if I said yes to start my job). I did request him to pick up some old brick he left and it took a week for him to come for that considering he stated he would be there within three days. I learned he pushed me back to take another job that brought in a lot more money. His word is garbage. He does good work if you can get him there. But he is very undependable and I have found his word to mean nothing. He said he dropped the ball, and if that was an apology that was a sad apology.

-Nancy S.

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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 Contractors in Harrisburg

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A+ Masonry Restorations LLC

237 E Ross St

Access Basement Systems LLC

10 Marticville Rd.

Ageless Waterproofing Systems

833 c second st

Alpha & Omega Construction

10 Marticville Rd.

America's Choice Remodeling

3050 C Canby Street

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave

Baker & Sons Concrete

202 Onley Rd

Basement Solutions

1881 Potato Valley Rd

Basement Waterproofing Solutions

1553 Ridgewood Rd.

Basement Waterproofing Specialists

127 2nd Ave

Blue Mountain Builders

541 Brandt Ave
New Cumberland

BMK Construction

1098 Trail Road North

Bradley's Property Maintenance, Inc

6844 Wertzville Rd

C&A Restoration,LLc

537 Brandt sute C

C.A.R.E Property Services

1235 Abbottstown Pike

Capital Choice Home Repair & Remodel

1550 Williams Grove rd lot #146

Carter's Construction

3 Highstone Lane

Central Penn Waterproofing

43 Beattys Tollgate Rd


214 W Grant St

Cornerstone Construction, LLC

122 E Queen Street, Suite 1

Cottrell Basement Waterproofing LLC

1120 S Pleasant Ave

DA Batson, Inc.

701 South 4th st

Daflure Heating & Cooling

22 8th Street
New Cumberland

Deitzel Brothers

1325 N West St

Diversified Enterprises

940 700rd
New Oxford

DNM Contracting, INC

7389 Paxton St

DWH Masonry Services

3271 Trinity Rd

First Impressions Total Services

P.O. Box 4706

Five Star Contracting llc.

3825 Bonnymeade Circle

Gary L Templin Jr. Excavating & Trucking, LLC

1829 Mapledale Road

Giovanni's construction

214 s Lincoln ave

Griesemer Construction

606 vine st

H Malone Home Remodeling

206 N 2nd St

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd

Heinly III Masonry LLC

275 Cumberland Parkway

Home Remedies Inc.

428 N. George Street


17 Clayton Ave

Kelly Masonry

729 highland st

Keystone Foundation Repair Inc

229 Petersburg Rd

Keystone Foundation Repair, Inc.

229 Petersburg Road

Kidd Enterprise

P.O. Box 1259

M&M Restoration


Mabius Masonry

7 Barrick dr

Madrigale Masonry LLC

602 El Hatco Drive

Mark Stone Home Improvement

82 Linda Dr

Matt Clinton Construction

359 S Main St

Maxim Contractors

10387 Jonestown Rd



Moffitt Construction

20 Kralltown Road

morret construction

2 albert lane

Mr Fix It Network

3000 Greenwood St


PO Box 233

Pawling Masonry Inc

1299 Kinderhook Rd

Quick N Dry LLC

1207 Catasauqua Rd

Randy Inch Masonry

16 Coon Creek Rd


Camp Hill

Ridge Builders

32 Middle Creek Rd

Rolyn Companies

7 Crozerville Road

Sholl Carpentry & Construction

2310 Bell Drive

Specialty Masonry

3111 Enola Rd

Stewart Home Improvement

108 F N Reading Rd

tate services


Taylor Contracting

19 Burns RD
Spring Grove

Theodore Z Myers

445 N Walnut St





Tyson's Landscaping & Maintenance

10919 Oak Ridge Ave
Red Lion

Under Construction, LLC

PO Box 1282

Urech Contracting LLC

27813 Elmdale St

Value Dry

154 Hansen Access Rd
King Of Prussia

winblood construction

422 7th St # 1
New Cumberland

Zooks Home Improvements

1034 Furnace Rd

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