Memphis Foundation Repair Specialists

in Memphis, TN

38
Foundation Repair Specialists are
in Memphis

9
Foundation Repair Specialists in Memphis
are top rated

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Scott C.
"The roof leaked the very first time it rained after the job was completed. One of the reasons we were given for the leaks was that it rained. Isn't rain one of the main reasons" you get a roof? We tried numerous times to get it repaired or replaced and the owner told us to
him. He went on to say that it wasn't going to do any good since he had closed the company and reopened under a different name. They try to distance themselves from the former Roof Redeemers but they are in the same building and now call themselves
. How likely is it that two companies with redeemers in there name would be in the same building?
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Patrick F.
"It did not go. And I can only guess at the date. It has been some time ago. Here is what happened: I contacted Redeemers, someone came and gave an estimate, later I called Redeemers," said I did want to get this work done if we could plan a date for the work to begin. I was told by the agent that he would have to check his calendar and get back to me. I never heard from Redeemers again. My feeling is: if you
’t get clarity and cooperation with a contractor as you are contracting and are willing to pay them money, you probably will not get cooperation later if problems arise. I moved with another company and am very satisfied with the work.
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Sherry A.
"Went very well. Explained what they were doing, what they found, and if there was any additional costs (which was only $15.00) from the estimate. Truly professional and courteous." Completed the work ontime as promised.

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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 Memphis

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Called for estimate. Very thorough inspection. Detailed estimate provided. Work done as scheduled, and completed timely. Cleaned up work area afterward. Very pleasant to deal with throughout.
- HARRY S.

All Foundation Repair Specialists in Memphis, TN

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AIR TEST LLC

330 Franklin Rd
Brentwood

AJW Investments

2071 Hillshire Circle

Alluvion Construction, LLC

1962 Portland Ave
Memphis

AMERICAN STANDARD FOUNDATION REPAIR, LLC

66 South Walnut bend Road
Cordova

CDS Concrete

PO BOX 1404

Correale Construction

1932 Exeter
Germantown

Easy Living Construction

70 Commercial Loop Way
Rossville

Logan Brothers, LLC

1997 Chimney Rock Blvd
Memphis

Massengill Builders

8145 Cedar Hill Lane

Midtown Renovations

2270 York Ave
Memphis

MLP Contractor LLC

P.O. Box 483
Rossville

More Than Just Floors

4383 Spring Oak Cv.
Memphis

Olshan Foundation Repair

3464 JACKSON AVE
Memphis

Parker's Workshop

1581 Nesting Dove Cove
Cordova

Patriot Renovations

1449 Beaver Trail Dr
Cordova

Piling & Repairs Inc.

1271 W Raines Rd
Memphis

Pro South Construction

10456 Taos Trail Drive
Arlington

Property Maintenance Services, Inc

6412 Summer Gale Dr
Memphis

Ram Jack Of Tennessee

8079 Ellington Dr
Milan

Rapid Response Restoration

205 S Missouri St
Jackson

Redeemers Group

2594 Jackson Ave
Memphis

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr Ste A
Murfreesboro

S & M Customs

3440 MAYFLOWER AVENUE
Memphis

S&S Painting Co.

4474 Willow Rd
Memphis

Strickland Construction

71 Beaver Rd
Munford

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

Synergy Construction

5659 Bartlett Woods Dr
Memphis

Triple E Drywall

7881 Hwy 309 S

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