Louisville Foundation Repair Specialists

in Louisville, KY

74
Foundation Repair Specialists are
in Louisville

29
Foundation Repair Specialists in Louisville
are top rated

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Norma V.
"The company was excellent to work with. The consultant was very knowledgable. The repairman was very professional and competent. I would refer them highly.
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Brian U.
"The crew came out and did an excellent job. Shrubs needed to be taken out to get access and they had to dig down a considerable distance. They were awesome, everything was done exactly" as stated and I was kept abreast to their progress by the team lead. They put all shrubs back, swept back all dirt and mulch (they had put sheets down to not ruin the grass) and pressure sprayed sidewalks and porches along with part of the drive. I will use
and his crew any time I have trouble with any of my rental homes or if I have trouble again.
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Adam and Itamara S.
"Overall it went extremely well. The provider explained what he was going to do. The company was also the best priced for what we were having done. We have not had any water issues since :)

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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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     There are two types of cracks in foudation walls, horizonal and vertical. The vertical is from settling and usually is not that bad a repair onec the settling stops or the cause is fixed. A horizontal crack in my opinion worse unless it happened right as the house was built and it was backfilled incorrectly. That should have been fixed at that time though. Horizontal cracks are a sign of lateral pressure due to either a water problem, improper wall sizing or a combination of these. In these conditions I have always felt complete excavation outside the wall and reconstruction is your best approach with the proper sized block or concrete wall with buttresses as needed.

     You mention the future sale of the home and I would think the total replacement would be the best way as it will not leave any red flags. The steel plating would point to the problem and I can just think of all that would go through a buyers mind. Little things like how long will it be before the plate rusts out and needs to be replaced, even though it would probable last a long time.

     I would think you should spend the money on a consult with a structural engineer and get a written report on the problem and his recommendations as to the best repair. It will help with any future sale of the home. Without drawings the consult should be less than $500. I would bet he would recommend total replacement.

 

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I hope I am reading the question correctly.  By added work, I assume you are speaking of change orders or additional work as opposed to the original work he contracted for? I think there are very few occasions that it would be wise to pay a contractor in full up front for work on the main contract that you are hireing him for. BUT, It is quite common that a general contractor will charge for (and should be paid), all change orders 100% upfront, as changes are typically very disruptive to a building process. Charging up front is somewhat to discourage changes as well as to not make the builder deal with chasing after money at least if he has to work quickly to modify his schedule due to the change at hand. It should have been spelled out in his contract with you prior to the start of the job that that was the agreement for how changes would be handled.

 

Some unscrupulous customers can also contract for work that they don't actually have the money for and then it puts the builder at a disadvantage at the end of the project when trying to collect. so basically doing a change is a courtesy so paying changes up front is part of reciprocating and extending courtesy back.

 

Also, check with some of his references and referral customers and find out if they too had the same experience and see if it worked out ok for them. 

Foundation Repair reviews in Louisville

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After looking at the crack he told us it would cost a couple hundred dollars for him to fix it. He then said that it was an easy fix and told us how we could fix it ourselves for less than $50. We will definitely use this company in the future since they weren't just out to take our money.
- Christina R.
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They gave me the best quote and I might probably be using them. They were very professional. They told me that I did not really needed things that were told to me by other companies. All those work would have cost me an additional $10,000; so, I was very happy with them. They were the most professional company that came to our house. They did a very thorough inspection of the foundation. I would definitely recommend them to others. Other companies recommended me to put steel piers and it would cost me $3000 each pier. Instead
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were going to drill holes in the flab foundation floor and pressure rat it to put a sludge mixture in it. Other companies wanted to use the steel pier.
- Emily H.
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The work went quickly and they stayed on the job until it was completed. They were to locate all utilities, unfortunately
when two of the piers were installed there was damage done to the sewer line and electric line to smaller garage. The result of the damage didn’t show up until much later. Their salesman (
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) said & I have it in my signed contract they if the front porch couldn’t be repaired, they would re-pour, they didn't. The concrete they put back on the drive way is sinking and cracking apart, they killed three plants on the side of the smaller garage. I called the owner; his answer was they were not responsible. I have photos of all repairs and receipts.


- Roy Greg W.
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Great service! These guys have years of experience in this field. They know their stuff. They were very informative and explained

in in detail so that anyone could understand what they would do and why. I would hire them again if I ever have any other structural problems.


- sherry J.
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Owner was friendly and upfront. Good communicator.
Gave a good through inspectation of our foundation and the brick home's veneer.
Called to say he would be 15 minutes late for appointment.
Gave us price range for hypothetical repairs.No charge for inspection.
Redirected drain spouts attachments and said this would prevent future basement flooding in those areas.


- Norma V.
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Great. Since, I'm not an engineer, I cannot explain except to say that they drilled several holes in my driveway and garage to build up my foundation. They then filled holes completely and cleaned up the job site by pressure washing any remaining concrete splashes. DO ask to have
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on the job!
- LINDA H.
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UDI repaired the foundation as well as the
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-pointing on the effected exterior bricks. The estimate was exactly right. They showed up when scheduled and finished when they said they would. The men who completed the job were VERY professional and knew exactly what they were doing. The took extra care around the landscaping in the front of my house. They cleaned up completely before they left. The company appears to be a very well run business. I was completely satisfied with the service.
- r S.

All Foundation Repair Specialists in Louisville, KY

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A-1 Bob the Builder & Sons

2301 Magazine St
Louisville

Affordable Builders

522 Emery Rd
Louisville

AMERICAN BASEMENT SOLUTIONS

1992 OLD STATE RD 44

Aqua Lock

1907 Production DR
Louisville

B-Dry Systems of Louisville

3909 Bishop Ln
Louisville

Baileys Masonry, Inc

240 West Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown

Bone-Dry Waterproofing Inc

2529 Ridgemar Court
Louisville

CARDINAL FOUNDATION & WTRPRFNG

1008 TODDS POINT RD
Simpsonville

Case Foundation Systems

449 Downes Trc
Louisville

CDS Midwest Labor Solutions

117 W Jefferson St
Georgetown

Champion Waterproofing & Piering, LLC

406 Production Court
Louisville

CK Construction

PO Box 414

Color Craft Painting LLC

2517 Valley Vista Rd
Louisville

Crawlspace Doctor

120 S 15th St
Louisville

Devon and Malvern Group

117 W. Jefferson St
Georgetown

DWYER COMPANIES

486 ROBERTS AVE
Louisville

Goodfellas Electric Co

7126 Denver Ln
Louisville

GRB Design

1909 Production Drive

Handy Helpers

349 Arlington

Heritage Renovations

7707 Cecilia Way
Louisville

Highland Basement Waterproofing

4635 Illinois Ave
Louisville

Home Design Expo Inc.

455 South 4th Street
Louisville

ICON Engineering And Inspection Services PLLC

35 Public Square
Elizabethtown

J & R Construction Services Inc

633 West Main Street
Lexington

Jaco Waterproofing

4350 WADE MILL RD

JOE JAMES CONSTRUCTION CO INC

4605 ILLINOIS AVE
Louisville

Jordan Enterprises

4814 Red Oak Lane
Louisville

JW WINTERS CO INC

4200 WESTERN AVE
Louisville

KAUFMAN AND SONS

114 N 11TH ST
Louisville

Kingdom Builders Llc

4106 Sanford Ave.

Louisville Masonry & Stone

2344 Dorma Ave
Louisville

Matrix Construction LLC

1215 Manitau Ave
Louisville

Metrohandymen LLC

208 S Hite Ave
Louisville

Mike Perry Masonry

8327 Roseborough Rd
Louisville

New Circle Mechanical NCM Services

PO Box 43397
Louisville

Phillips Waterproofing

175 Rainbow Dr
Columbia

RAISORS EDGE

8219 MINORS LN.
Louisville

Renfro Concrete Construction

1308 Fairdale Rd
Fairdale

Rocky's Waterproofing

109 N 19th St
Louisville

Rod Layman Masonry

321 Stonegate Way
Lexington

Shelburne Contracting

2741 Brashears Creek Rd
Taylorsville

Spencer Concrete Services Inc

9303 National Tpke
Fairdale

Sprigler Concrete, Inc.

1720 Old Potters Lane

Stealth Foundation

1020 Marcie Ln

Story Restorations

1626 Story Avenue
Louisville

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

The Basement Doctor

1504 B Magnolia Dr

The Basement Wizard

4813 Hummingbird Cir.
Louisville

TJ'S maintenance

4578 buds rd

United Dynamics Inc

2555 Cannon St

United Structural Systems Ltd Inc

723 Chenault Brg Rd
Lancaster

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