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was very nice, very flexible (came after hours) and very reasonably priced. He fixed two blocks and cleaned up everything very clean when" finished and showed pride in his work. I would use him in the future and recommend him to others.

-Bryan B.

"There was a rough opening in the poured foundation (door jamb and door were removed) that
to a storage space that had been filled with concrete." Some of the concrete jutted into the basement.
and team closed the opened with concrete block and reinforced it with rebar after removing the concrete that extended into the rough opening. Not only did
clean up the concrete that was removed to clear the opening, but also removed the concrete left from previous attempts to clear the opening. Very professional and would definitely use them again

-Del U.

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Crawl Spaces

Homes that aren't built on a slab foundation or basement feature crawl spaces to allow for the necessary access to plumbing, electrical and other home systems.

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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).


     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.



Foundation Repair reviews in Milwaukee


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was great -- thorough, knowledgable -- totally not selling, but consulting to the problem. He recommended getting data from a structural engineer, whom he proceeded to call on the spot to broker an introduction. Result was no action needed so I did not have to use Accurate but I would go back to them first if I ever did.
- Patricia W.

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came back after he had completed an initial foundation repair job for me and did a small
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pointing job on an additional building located at the same property. While he was doing the first job, we had talked about him doing the
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pointing if he/we had time. True to his word, when he was back in the area, he gave me a call and dropped by to do the
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pointing. He even moved items that were in the way. I have yet to receive an invoice for this additional service and will be contacting
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to find out what I owe him.
- Linda R.

Accurate was professional and efficent from start to finish.
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came to my Mom's home to give us our
estimate. Since our basement was a finished basement with paneling and other decorations, on
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's initial visit, he gave us good information on how to improve drainage around our house. However, he gave us instructions to prep the basement for a second inspection, so he could properly assess the condition of the walls behind the paneling, and thus work that needed to be done. As it turned out, we discovered more cracks and bowing of the walls behind the paneling, so we were glad we were not going to get unexpected costs after we signed the contract. After
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's second inspection we promptly received his detailed estimate of work.
Our plan was to get estimates from 3 high quality contractors, and pick the best one. One dropped themselves out of the process.
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and the other contractor gave us estimates that we felt were very close in scope of work and price. However, the reasons we chose Accurate were quality reputation, word of mouth experience from a friend and also from a neighbor, time needed to complete the job, and warranty of the work. We took our time to make our decision (5 days) but once we had all the information we felt very comfortable with Accurate.
The drain tile test was performed professionally, however we discovered unexpected issues.
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had been very clear that this could happen, so we added the drain tile replacement to the scope of the work. My recommendation is to ensure that the timing of the drain tile test & basement work be well enough apart so that any additional prep work can be completed before the Accurate crew starts the job. We were able to do the prep work very quickly, but it was a rush job!!
The crew arrived promptly & ready to work.
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and Junior
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the crew, and kept us informed of work to be done and progress. All the men working had Accurate T-shirts on, so we knew the guys belonged in our house! The guys were never loafing around - they were constantly moving & constantly doing the next tasks in the process. They even worked through lunch & dinner, sneaking in meals & hydration. The crew covered in plastic the items we had moved to the middle of the basement in our prep work. That covering protected the items & minimized the dust that needed to be cleaned up after the work. The crew members were also very informative & friendly - towards the end of the day we all had to resist chatting with each other so they stayed on task!! My Mom was very impressed with the work ethic of the entire crew, and their professional demeanor.. They worked until dark on the first day, and promptly arrived on the second day to complete all the work. There were a few follow ups like the city inspection & concrete pour during the following week, but Junior let us know the schedule so we had no issues. Also, they took care of a few tasks to make sure the basement and yard was in good order after the work was complete.
Excavation and drain tile replacement will be create alot of noise & dust....so follow
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's suggestions. My Mom left to her
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' house a few hours to get away from the noise. I stayed because it did not bother me. But follow
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's suggestions!!
Also, the office staff and
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were very responsive throughout the entire process. The bill was true to the quotes and contract, without any surprises.
Overall my Mom & I can recommend Accurate without hesitation.

- Diane H.

The crew showed up on time.
They layed down carpet and paper to protect floors and carpets.
Finished the job in a few hours and cleaned up afterwards.
I feel they did an excellent job.
I will definately use them again in the future if needed.
Great Job.

- Allen A.

Never showed up for the set 9am appointment. I then called 20 minutes after set time to see if anyone was on their way (left message) and I NEVER recieved a phone call back!!

After months of a leaky, damp basement, we had
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Corporation come out to install drain tile and brace two walls in our basement. We were told this would be a 4 day job in total. Throughout the entire process, we were constantly calling them to get a status update from scheduling, to confirming they were coming, to checking on the progress of things, to completion. From 6 weeks before the project started (when we signed the contract) communication was seriously lacking.
Day one, the crew showed up an hour and a half late. They made great progress on the first day and we were hopeful that things would turn out well in the end. Day two, no change in the previous progress. No call, no show to our home. After leaving a length and stern message after hours requesting a phone call as soon as they arrived that morning, we received no phone call back. My husband had to call and email to get an email response that the steel that was ordered wasn't available for the bracing so they didn't come. However, I would have appreciated a quick 30 second phone call to notify us of this change in plan. Day 3, concrete was poured and basement was cleaned up. Day 4, everything was done. We are missing a few items they used to hang their drop clothes over our belongings in the basement. Owner said he would replace them, but still puts a more sour taste in my mouth.
Some scratches and dings on our back door from them going in and out. After the job was all done, we received a call from the city that someone will need to do an electrical inspection, so we had to take more time out of work schedules to accommodate another person.
After a few rains our basement is still dry and it smells and looks much better than before the job, but I would never hire this company again due to extremely poor communication. I would have much rather spent a little more money for good communication and the same level of service.
- Melissa F.

They were not the lowest option, but i believe they performed the best service. The job was done in a timely manner. They were as clean as they could be, and were very respectful of my time and home. The best part is the lifetime warranty. It just sold my home.
- Michael F.

We bought the Angie's List "Big Deal" for this company. I hadn't called to schedule an appointment right away, and so D & J actually gave me a call. They came out the next day to see what we wanted done, and while we had the big deal offer, we knew that the work we needed would require more time than that. We needed our foundation bricks tuckpointed in several places on all sides of the house, two large cracks in the basement brick walls had to be tuckpointed, and our brick porch was in dire need of tuckpointing. They gave us a very fair price for all the work that was needed. They came promptly, worked over the course of several days, even in the heat we have been having here, They even matched the grout to the red brick we have. They cut out all the old grout, and tuckpointed the entire porch, and did all the other work we needed done. They cleaned up, leaving no mess for us. They were very pleasant to do business with, and they gave a great guarantee for the work they did. We would definitely call them for other work we might need in the future.

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Menomonee Falls

A+ Environmental Inc

22 North 3rd St
Fort Atkinson

A-Advanced United Waterproofing Inc

6773 S Howell Ave
Oak Creek


1810 Oakdale Drive

Accurate Basement Repair

3125 East Allerton Ave

Adonnis Waterproofing Co., Inc.

10520 S Howell Ave
Oak Creek

All American Gutters LLC

795 South Main

All Masonry Inc

719 S 121 St

American Foundation Specialists

11011 W Forrest Home Ave
Hales Corners

Apex Development LLC

7343 W Layton Avenue

Aqua Doctor

206 cedar ave-256

B & R Construction Associates Inc

S110W15262 Un Church Dr

Badger Basement Systems

N1656 Hwy 12
Fort Atkinson

Badger Building Restoration

1034 Riverbend Dr

Barajas Construction Llc

2545 s. 15th pl

Basement Repair Specialists LLC

1400 S Van Dyke Rd


4335 S 114TH ST

Bayer & Bayer Inc

S81 W12997 Hi-view Drive


2929 North 114th Street

Best Choice Landscape Inc

2938 S Waukesha Rd

Brewer Contracting

3420 Washington Ave

Brillo Home Improvements Inc

5315 N Lovers Ln Rd

Burkham Built LLC

1428 S.1st st.#F

C S Recknagel Construction

12003 W Brown Deer Rd


New Berlin

Charles Weber Consutling

3830 N 85th St

Clint Lampshire Construction

5473 moorehead lane

Colt's Construction

1980 W. Rawson Ave
Oak Creek

Complete Construction Services LLC

6248 S. Racine Place
New Berlin

Concrete Plus Inc

7433 Glencoe Dr

Continental Waterproofing LLC

6000 N 91st St

CRC Concrete Raising Corporation

New Berlin

Cream City Masonry LLC

5128 S 82nd St

Creekstone Custom Carpentry, LLC

N144w6818 Pioneer Rd

CRH Construction LLC

2810 S. 74th St.

Cusatis Construction

W213N11111 Appleton Ave

D & J Restoration Services Unlimited

4666 s 49th st

D.J. Concrete & Masonry Inc.

11022 N. Redwood Tree Ct.


Elm Grove

Daniel Labrasca Services

5233 County Rd V

Day and Night Restoration and Remodeling

S67W24465 Skyline Ave

Design & Build LLC

21690 Sierra Dr

Done Right Builders LLC

1100 s 1st street

Dreams Come True

6142 s 33rd St

Dry Otter Basement Waterproofing LLC

4328 Tanglewood Dr

Dun-Rite Contractors

7578 S 75th St

Eary Building

3240 North Booth Street

Everdry Waterproofing Wisconsin

W226N880 Eastmound Dr.

Express Excavation and Construction LLC

S108 W 16327 Loomis Dr


5051 ERIE ST

First Class Cement Contractors Inc

4930 N 108th St

Floor Concepts

14803 W. Hidden Creek Court
New Berlin

Gaidish Foundation

605 west Waterford ave

GR General Contracting

2307 W Edgewood Ct


PO BOX 170038

Haase & Sons Construction

7147 W. Pineberry Rdg

Handy Hagan LLC

Po Box 1163

Handyman Specialties

po box 210222

Ihn Company

17300 W Cleveland Ave
New Berlin

Industrial Restoration LLC

10220 Pleasant Valley Rd


North Lake

J & J General Contractors Inc

2003 S Muskego Ave

J&K Masonry Co. LLC

P.O. Box 2181

J. Way Construction, LLC



po box 27

Jendusa Design & Engineering, Inc.


JS Excavating & Construction, LLC

South Johnson Road
New Berlin

Kc Masonry LLC

3313 22nd Ave


10060 W Loomis Rd

Koch Construction LLC

18640 Milwaukee Ave



Landmark Home Improvement

4322 s k.k. ave

Mahdee's Home Improvement, LLC

2358 N Holton St

Majestic Renovations, LLC

2992 Willow Creek Rd.

Mccoy Contractors Inc

4230 N 126th St

McCoy Plumbing Inc

2836 N Brookfield Rd

Menomonee Falls Building Service

W156N7259 Pilgrim Rd
Menomonee Falls

Michael J Till Associates

915 Michigan Street
Sturgeon Bay

Midwest Chimney Service

6813 Novak Rd

Mike Shadid Foundation Consulting

W329 N4730 Lakeland Dr


PO Box 41



My Handy Man



1346 North 70th Street


2601 Sunny Slope Road
New Berlin


Johnson Creek

Property Image LLC

PO Box 44181



RaiseRite Concrete Lifting Inc

PO Box 1054

RD Construction of WI, LLC

5224 S 13th St

Reinforced Concrete Technologies

3845 w Forest Home Ave

Schmidt Custom Services, LLC

1246 School Dr


2650 S 60TH ST

Scott's Property Management

715 Sumner

SS Remodeling

N5355 Loraine Ct


6321 W Ohio Ave

Stone Solid Masonry LLC

2024 Green Tree Rd.
West Bend

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

Tarwid Structural Repairs LLC

4518 Hansche Rd

The Mudjackers LLC

S29 W27296 Green Ln

The Repair Specialist

2341 N 101 St

Tiger Restoration Tuckpointing LLC.

4043 State Rd. 31

Tri State Basement Repair

27188 US Hwy 14
Richland Center

Universal Masonry

7707 10th Ave

Verette Construction Inc

4900 N 126th St

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