in early June just after we had experienced flooding in our basement after unusually heavy rains. He came out soon after to give us a proposal to divert runoff away from the house. He projected that it would be August ...more before he could get to our job, which was fine with us. On the scheduled day, four workers arrived around 9:30 and worked nonstop until the project was finished.
came later in the day to inspect and give more instructions. At the end of the day, we had a swale cut across the yard, a downspout directed into a French drain, dirt mounded up against the foundation and covered with landscape fabric, and a retaining wall rebuilt and enlarged to form a detention basin. The machine that was used to carry rock and soil made many trips across the yard and pretty well destroyed the grass in its path, but that was unavoidable. There was no mess to clean up afterwards. I later seeded the swale area with grass and will plant other things in the detention area next spring. I covered the landscape fabric next to the foundation with rock. We have had only one heavy rain since the work was done, and no water came into the basement, but that wasn't a conclusive test. We have had flooding only 3 or 4 times in 15 years in this house, so we may have to wait a while to get a real test. We think that the landscaping will probably solve the problem. "
Rated Review by Derrick S.
"I had an excellent experience from the start to the finish of this project. My interaction with several
staff members was pleasant and professional. An onsite inspection of my area was performed instead of an over-the-phone quote ...more that other companies provided. They were prompt to the job site and constantly communicated status of activity during the entire process. The installation team performing the work was polite, friendly, professional, and experienced. Their positive attitudes caught my attention quick. Team oriented. I appreciated them being very cautious, careful, and considerate of the surrounding areas of my home. I would definitely recommend
to my friends and family."
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"we had so much rain that delayed the start date several times. We had an inch of rain the first night and the owner stopped the next morning and said he wanted to make some changes to the slope of the yard. It took two more days to finish the grading and we have not had any water problems since that was done.
I was impressed that the owner came by ...more and recommend the changes and did the grading in a timely manor. "
"We have had chronic problems with water damage on the end of our house. Previous contractors have done poor repairs which only made the issues worse.
traced the problem to a gap between the exterior foundation wall and the siding, which was allowing water to come in under the flooring and caused the existing tile to buckle. His ...more renovations have fixed the damage and corrected the leak: the last good rainstorm left us high and dry. Very nice job all around."
to waterproof the house. They recommended an extra tough Watchdog sealant, french drains, and a sump pit (just in case). The salesman was very knowledgible. He said if the sump pit ever had water in it, just call and they'd be right out to put in the pump.
We ended up having three leaks. One was in the corner ...more of the foundation and two in the suspended garage area. It look like the cement guys didn't do a good job, it was way above the waterproofing. Actually, none of the leaks were
I called and a
guy came by the next day ( just like they told me they would). They sealed the foundation and the garage area. That was over 8 years ago. The installer was knowledgible and nice.
we've never had water in the sump pit. we've never had a leak at the other two places either.
I would recommend
for all your needs. They performed just like you'd expect: They told me what they were going to do, when they were going to do it, and did exactly that. I only wish my plumber and HVAC companies were that good."
"They did a lot of work. The work was good except that you need to keep an eye on the workers. You should be at home when they are working. The supervision was good. The owner guaranteed his work and you
?t have to give him money until it?s done, which is extraordinary. You really feel nice about his work. A lot of people are ...more nervous about giving money in the beginning itself because you may never see them again. He was recommended to me by somebody who was doing an energy audit that I trusted. So this work was kind of part of the energy audit. The workers dug up the flagstone path to move the gutter out to the street and when they put it back, they just put the flagstone on top of the mulch. Flagstones are supposed to be even with the soil and not just laying on top of it. So they had to do it again just because there was no supervision for that job."
is very professional and did an excellent job. He described what he recommended when he first came out to my house, discussed various options, gave good suggestions, and then completed the job in a very timely manner. Many neighbors have remarked to me how nice my yard looks, and commented on the nice clean up job he did afterwards. ...more He spent over two hours cleaning the driveway and street area. He laid down plywood sheets to protect my yard while he worked. I am very pleased with the work, and would highly recommend him. He is a very hard worker, and does high quality work."
"I had recurring problems with tree roots blocking my drain. Finally it got too bad to simply rod it out anymore,the line was diagnosed as broken. I was referred to
by somebody else on Angie's List (can't remember who). They came out within a week after I hired them. Although the job turned out to be more difficult than ...more originally thought they still managed to complete most of the work in one day and came back the next day to clean up."
"He has also given me a bid for more landscaping that I'm planning on doing next year. The owner was very responsive, adapted to my needs, gave me suggestions I hadn't even considered, and was willing to go the extra mile to make sure that he did his job well."
"Two guys arrived on time. They were courteous and did not patronize me because I am a woman. They assessed the problem and advised me that they could do something, but that a
do-it-yourself would work very well and would probably cost less than $30. They went on to explain how to carry out the project and tell me where to get ...more the materials. Although ADS did not do any actual work, this kind of customer service and integrity is rare and is worth noting on the list."