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"They took a very difficult job of cutting through concrete block, concrete fill and rebar to install a ventilation fan in my basement. Originally they thought it" was simply a concrete block, but did not complain when they discovered the block was filled. The agreed to work on a Sunday afternoon, Arrived on time and did a thoroughly professional job. The fee was more than fair and I highly recommend them and will certainly use them in the future!!

-Rick B.

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"There was a month wait for service, and the workers said this was a small wait compared to what people normally have. I was told that they would contact me and schedule" the project, however after a month went by I finally e-mailed
and she immediately replied that they would be able to start that next morning. This was a little frustrating and seemed like the scheduling was disorganized. However, we got it figured out and they were able to come on a day that I would be at home. Overall the work was good, except that the blocks above the garage are not perfectly straight/level across. They made it seem like the gentlemen that did the estimate did not figure in all of the requirements to finish the project appropriately for the garage header, and the cost went up when they realized this on site. The level on the floor improved with the
underneath the house, and they seemed to repair a little more on the brick mortar than I expected them to.

-Barclay O.

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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.

 

Don

Foundation Repair reviews in Nashville

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The project went very well. Initially I had requested times via Angie's list to have
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come and assess the work needed. When he didn't respond I simply contacted him through his web site contact info and he responded immediately. This would be the only suggestion I'd make is to contact him directly and not rely on the Angie's list "suggested dates/time" request.
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provided pictures of the foundation situation and explained very clearly what would be needed to address the issues. His price seemed reasonable and fair so I immediately engaged him. He was clear it would be a couple of weeks before he could complete the work as he was just starting a large job. I followed up with him several days later and we agreed on the date to do the work. He arrived on the agreed upon date, at the time promised, had the necessary resources to complete the job that day. He corrected another issue he found as part of the original scope of work at no additional cost. I highly recommend
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if you have foundation issues.
- Charles C.
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The house had multiple foundation and support problems due to bad construction. We initially hired a big-box company that advertises regularly on TV. Their work left us in one big mess which resulted among other things in over-lifting which caused extensive interior wall cracking and possibly even more structural damage. I'm guessing they were so hard to communicate with because they didn't know what they were doing. GUB to the rescue. Although it was expensive, the owner and every employee was knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. They corrected much of the problem of the previous company and additionally corrected several severe problems which had not been addressed. They were timely, efficient, and left the premises in better shape than when they arrived. Highly recommend.
- Michael S.
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Jonny
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(owner) showed up on time and discussed how they could do the work and listened to my concerns and answered my questions.He gave me a written price and explaned what it would cover ,lenght of job ect. .VERY PROFESSIONAL.
I accepted his price and we scheduled the job,.
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the job foreman ( his brother) showed up on time ,and met with me and discussed and explained how the job would progress.They went to work ,and made great headway,the workers were polite and focused on the job.
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was great and explained things and addressed any concerns i had .These guys work HARD! My house sets on a full basement ,and i feared it would be hard to lift ,level and stabilize ,but they do this stuff every day so no problem for them.They finished the job ahead of schedule ,and the house seems much stronger and level now.Very few settleing pops and crackleing noises now,Fingers crossed for future,but no worries -Transferable lifetime warranty.They left my yard cleaner than when they came and everything filled in great.Even though they had 8 or 9 men working in my backyard nothing went missing !.THANK YOU! JOB WELL DONE!

- joseph B.
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Everything was pretty good, Except our rep was a little too pushy. We were selling the home and need a little work done, Did not ever intend on eating under the house, I did not need anything that clean or fancy. But overall would be a great thing for the right person, Just not us..
- LILLIAN W.
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The project was delayed a few days due to bad weather.
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was very good at keeping me informed about what was going on...first about when they would begin working and then about the progress that was being made on a daily basis. The job required some access to the interior but the crew was scrupulous about not tracking dirt into the house and cleaning up behind themselves. The quality of the work was first class. In addition,
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made a number of suggestions for improvements that added to the project's success.
- David S.
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Every step of the way, these guys were great. Very professional. When there were a few extra things we wanted them to do (including some work on our back porch), they had no problems doing it.
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is excellent to deal with and finished everything on a timely basis. I highly recommend
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- Katherine and William H.
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Contacted
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for help with moisture issues in home crawlspace, foundation slippage and yard drainage.
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(
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) came out promptly, listened to the problems, surveyed the situation and recommended a plan of action. He explained everything he would do in detail and followed up with a written proposal. We agreed on the price and he scheduled the week and a half needed to complete the job. He and his men arrived each day on time. They did everything as agreed and a few extras. They cleaned up each day and hauled off all debris at the completion of the work;. All work was completed on schedule.
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was knowledgeable about water issues and I am very pleased with his work. While I won't know for sure until the heavy fall/winter rains come whether or not my drainage issues (in the yard) have been solved,
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assured me he will come back if needed..

- Mrs. Walbrey W.
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He was punctual and did the job quickly and professionally. He informed me that the amount of plastic that he would be putting down for the price would not cover the entire crawl space. He provided a reasonable quote on what it would cost to cover the remaining crawl space. Did not have it done as most of the other area was still okay and I was in the process of selling the house and moving to another state. Was very happy with his honesty and work ethics.
- DON W.

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Ace Construction of TN

536 Uptown Sq.
Murfreesboro

Advanced Solutions

1090 Charlie Reed Rd
Chapmansboro

Affordable Driveways & Patios By Glen

4575 Manson Pike
Murfreesboro

AIR TEST LLC

330 Franklin Rd
Brentwood

American Home Design

880 Conference Dr
Goodlettsville

American Integrity Construction

4029 Brimestone Wy
Greenbrier

AMERICAN STANDARD FOUNDATION REPAIR, LLC

66 South Walnut bend Road
Cordova

Andrews Construction

109 Galion Dr
Columbia

Armstrong Remodeling

2817 West End Rd.
Nashville

Atlantis Waterproofing and Mold Control

982 Humble Drive
Cookeville

B & B DESIGN BUILD LLC

103 Gladstone Ln
Franklin

B & D Construction

5006 Bonnahill Dr
Hermitage

Barrier Waterproofing Systems

337 Philadelphia Rd
Lebanon

Barry Edwards Construction

925 Walton Lane
Murfreesboro

Belle Meade Landscapes

4503 Harding Road

Bill's Contracting & Remodeling

1043 Hogan Branch Rd
Hendersonville

Classic Handyman Co Inc

306 46th Ave N
Nashville

Concrete Express

PO Box 8
Hendersonville

Corum Engineering Design & Inspection

2924 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville

Crawlspace Solutions TN

301 S. Perimeter Pk Drive # 100
Nashville

Custom Remodeling & General Builders

100 Village Green Rd
Gallatin

D & D Services

1846 Wilson Pike
Franklin

Darwin's Handyman Service, LLC

213 Chamberlin Street
Nashville

Dohler Contracting LLC

1413 Beech Hollow Ct
Nashville

Doles Masonry

643 Alsup Mill Rd
Murfreesboro

Dwyer of Tennessee

6083 Schumacher Park Dr

Elan', LLC

PO Box 698
Old Hickory

Elan`, LLC

P.O Box 698
Mount Juliet

FAST HANDYMAN SERVICE

4731 TROUSDALE DR
Nashville

Foley Remodeling

112 Midtown Court
Hendersonville

FRONTIER BASEMENT SYSTEMS

755 N WOODSON RD
Clarksville

Fusion Investments Corporation

2206 Dortch Ave
Nashville

Ginn General Contractor

2230 Centerpoint

Ground Up Builders, Inc.

4743 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro

H&H Home Improvements

507 Prichard St
Lebanon

H2OUT Waterproofing

2339 Old Callahan Drive
Knoxville

Hammerman 37027

P.O Box 846
Brentwood

Handi Andy

160 Groves Drive
Nashville

HandyPros Property Services

113 Plumlee Rd.
Hendersonville

Holland Contractors, Inc.

P.O. Box 1448
Lebanon

Jerry's Home Repair Service

PO Box 732
Ashland City

Keystone Partners LLC

823 N Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro

Lee Company

331 Mallory Station Rd
Franklin

Maple Ridge Group, Inc.

PO Box 959
Monterey

Martin Company Construction

6547 Embassy Dr
Murfreesboro

ML Webb Masonry

225 Randy Rd
Madison

Nash Structural Solutions

PO Box 92017
Nashville

Ochoa Bros.

PO Box 210651
Nashville

ON THE JOB

169 Remington Ave
Gallatin

One Call Home Team LLC

242 W Main St
Hendersonville

Page Const. Co. LLC

2600 Trotwood Ave
Columbia

Phil's Handiman Service

121 Randy Rd.
Madison

PINE HAVEN LANDSCAPING

3039 GREER RD
Goodlettsville

Pro-Lift Systems inc.

1920 Nightwalk Court
Murfreesboro

Quality Home Solutions

1004 Belcor Dr
Spring Hill

Quality Homeworks

3914 East Ridge Drive
Nashville

Restorepro Inc.

1810 hy 41
Goodlettsville

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr Ste A
Murfreesboro

Saccheri Construction

PO Box 397
Pegram

Summit Property Restoration LLC

655 N Main St
Goodlettsville

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

T.H.E. Construction

808 Highland Drive
White House

Tennessee Craftsmen LLC

PO Box 1173
Franklin

Tennessee Foundation Services

8226 NEAL ROAD
Arrington

The Wills Company

6606 CHARLOTTE PIKE
Nashville

Tri Green Landscapes

2517 Golden Pond Lane
Spring Hill

Unipro LLC

PO BOX 1093
Brentwood

United Structural Systems Inc

2111 Boat Factory Rd
Pleasant View

Universal Solutions

788 Dejarnette Ln
Murfreesboro

VELER ROOFING & EXTERIORS

PO BOX 68354
Nashville

Vesta Homes, LLC

400 Stone Chimney Ct.
Nashville

Warner Bros Foundation Repair

2880 Lyncrest Dr.
Nashville

Worley & Son

8893 Hester Beasley Rd
Nashville

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