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HVAC personnel from years back ran electrical and venting for AC through a vent cover, leaving an open invitation to mice and squirrels.
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personnel were efficient and accurate in assessing the situation to start with. Two other contractors and one pest control company also assessed the situation and missed what
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found. I've done caving, so I checked the crawl space myself.
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was the only company that was accurate in their assessment. Their price was reasonable. The workmen were efficient and professional. They placed tarps to prevent tracking dirt through the house. They were appropriately suited up to go into the crawlspace. They brought out more than 10 large garbage bags of debris! The pest control company that quoted for "pest mitigation and debris cleanout" didn't even recognize the piles of pine
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, corn cobs, and peanuts the squirrels had stashed underneath the old plastic. I highly recommend
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services. They are trustworthy and honest contractors.
- Gloria B.
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It went great.
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and all of his employees were incredibly fair, nice, honest, and non-alarmists. They did not try to talk us into doing more than was necessary and saved us a lot of money. The work was done incredibly fast and well. They cleaned up after themselves better than any other contractor we have had. We would use them in the future for sure!
- Scott E S.
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The crew came on time every day and
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patiently answered all my questions each morning. They were efficient and professional, I would deifinitely recommend them.
- Sarrah B.
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When I discovered mold and water damage in my garage and basement, I first contacted a specialist to remove the damaged sheetrock and carpet; then I had to find someone to mitigate the damage. I had no idea what was causing the water damage. The first two firms I called were going to charge me nearly $10,000 for a package of remedies, including water guards, special basement walls, a sump pump and de-humidifier. A third contractor recommended, for $7500, that he dig a trench outside the house and waterproof the foundation. Given the conflicting information, I decided to contact one more waterproofing specialist. That was when I contacted
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was the only person who took the time and effort to figure out the source of the problem--a broken pipe from a faucet outside the house which was rarely used, and which is why it had gone undetected. He came to my house 3 times (and sent another worker once) to figure it out, and did not try to sell me anything. In fact, he didn't get a single dime for his efforts since a plumber was needed--the plumbing bill was $468.22. The only thing
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asked was that I post a review of my experiences on Angie's List, so I signed up just to do that. I am extremely grateful to
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--not only that he saved me literally thousands of dollars--but that he was conscientious and thorough in his investigation. I would highly recommend his firm to others for this reason.
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- Connie S.
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and his crew did a great job at a very reasonable price.
We had an upper story added to our house during an extensive remodel in 1995. We had cut into an existing concrete retaining wall to create a garbage can area and support for a new front porch. The new porch foundation and wall began to separate a few years ago and then recently got much worse. I had 5 or 6 contractors take a look at it. Bids were very high. None of the solutions completely addressed the issue. We had almost given up but we worried that the wall was either going to collapse or the porch was going to start sagging. We were scheduled to move for an overseas posting within the next few weeks for the next 18 months. I was worried something catastrophic was going to happen in our absence. I was having nightmares about it.
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had a decisive plan on the spot. He had full confidence that he could fix the problem once and for all. This is not the feedback I got from the other contractors.
He and
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in the office accommodated our rushed schedule. The crew was always punctual and cleaned up nightly from what was a very messy project.
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was on site several times a day to check on progress. He is very pleasant to talk to and always available for questions. During the demo he pointed out the previous cinder block portion of the wall had been filled with dirt and not concrete the engineering had called for. I had permits and everything. It was a horrible job. I had even talked to the contractor who did the original work. I am so happy I didn't pay him a second time for such poor work.
The replacement wall section will outlast the house! It is solid concrete with plenty of rebar. They slurried the old and new wall surfaces together. Cosmetically, the wall never looked this good. His men also did a beautiful job replacing all of the trim that had to be removed to gain access to the structural posts. They even caulked and painted. I was expecting to have to do that myself. This is one of the few times a contractor didn't leave me with a to do list after they were finished. I greatly appreciate that.
The temporary support posts needed to stay in place while the concrete cured. We had already left and was concerned they would be there for a long time.
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came the next week and removed them as promised.
I will use
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again when we return. I don't say that very often. Luckily, the biggest project on our list turned out to be the easiest contract of them all!


- Leslie B.
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We moved into a new & modern condo that had almost no light fixtures and was therefore very dark. Our first task was to get attractive ceiling fixtures and have them installed by an electrician quickly. The electrical work was extensive. It included, but was not limited to replacing a light rail and transformer in the kitchen with 4” inch (remodel) can lights, installing low voltage rail and pendant lights in the dining room, extending wiring from an existing junction box to a new junction box, relocating a junction box and adding new light switches & dimmers. We realized that we’d need a dry-wall contractor to patch holes in the ceiling caused by the electrical work. And we’d also need a drywall contractor to patch many holes on a wall in the living room where a wall-mounted loudspeaker, flat panel TV and wooden frame around the TV had been removed. We asked our electrician,
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Electric if he could recommend a dry-wall contractor.
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recommended the
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. The bid we got from
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, owner of the Dept. of Construction, was higher the bids from 2 other contractors we received. But we chose The
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for the reasons they were recommended by
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explained that they regularly work together on remodel projects, and do so cooperatively and very well. Their practice is to have the dry-wall team come to the job site an hour before the electrical team arrives to prep the site for the work by covering floors, windows, countertops, walls and furniture, and tenting off adjacent areas to limit their contamination from dust and debris. And the dry-wall team remains on the site as the electrical work is being done to provide whatever help they can to the electrical team and to follow behind the electrical team to patch holes as soon as practicable. On job day,
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and his assistants arrived around an hour ahead of
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’s electricians. They spent that time carefully preparing the condo for the electrical work by covering floors, windows countertops, walls and furniture, and tenting off adjacent areas of the condo. The electrical team arrived around 9 AM and finished around 9 PM. During that time,
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and his assistants remained on site, patching holes in the ceiling and the holes on the living room wall where the TV had been removed.
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and his assistant returned for a few hours over the next two days to sand the drywall patches, remove the plastic tenting and paint the ceiling. The close cooperation of
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’s team with the electricians while the work was in progress was impressive. So was the quality of the dry-wall work. Because of their care and attention to detail, there is no hint in the condition of kitchen ceiling and living room wall that extensive dry-wall repairs had been done. The ceiling and wall appear as new. (See also our Angie’s review of
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- AMY V.
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Overall, we were very pleased with the work done.
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really knows his business. The work crew was on time every morning and done for the day when I got home from the office. The work they performed matched both the quote and the expectations that
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set with me when we generated the initial quote.
- Chris W.
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This was a 5 day project and the crew was on time everyday and kept the work area very clean inside and outside the house. The scope of the project changed a bit as work progressed and
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kept me informed and kept to the budget. He is very knowledgeable and personable and easy to work with. I have used this company once before to solve a wet basement issue and the basement has been dry ever since (its been about 2 years now). I really trust
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- Stacy W.
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exceeded all my expectations.
We had previously contracted with another firm to take care of standing water in our basement crawl space. The prior work was not sufficient, and they ended up laying a vapor
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over an existing vapor
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- which is a recipe for trapped water.
Start to finish my experience with
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was fantastic. They were responsive from the first phone call, the estimator was diligent to survey the problem and then we had a thorough and clear conversation on what needed to be done.
The crew started and ended on time and were extremely courteous and considerate.
The real bonus came when the final bill arrived. Keep in mind we had a contract for the work - yet they discovered they didn't need to do as much as they anticipated and took $2,000 off the final amount. That represents character and truthfulness that is in short supply from most vendors today.
I would hire them in a heartbeat if I ever needed any of their services.
- Richard A.
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The representative showed us, with his manuals and drawings and then in the area of interest, how his company would have to install one of two very expensive proprietary wall "shields" all around the perimeter of the basement (even on the opposite side from where the water was leaking and pooling) while at the same time removing a good part of the concrete flooring to install a French drain leading to a sump pump in a far corner. Not only was the scope of the work extremely invasive and lengthy but far more costly than we had budgeted for. Fortunately, we received some very good advice to explore another option and in the end that advice paid off 3 times over - however, that advice notwithstanding, we would not have used
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for two reasons: the first was that we asked the representative if his was the ONLY way to procure water abatement in the basement and he said yes and tried very hard to sell and sign a contract for the work ON THAT DAY without giving us time to think about it. Secondly, we simply did not have the money necessary for '
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' work in the budget-it far exceeded our allowance for this problem. We would have had to seek an alternative anyway. As it was, the alternative we sought was NON-invasive, a guaranteed fix and 1/4 of the price.
- Toni W.
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All Waterproofing Contractors in Portland, OR

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M P Plumbing Co

15330 SE 82nd Dr
Clackamas, OR

Maximum Construction

18410 S Green View Dr
Oregon City, OR

Meoak Contracting LLC

16491 Hiram AVe
Oregon City, Or

MJB Restoration and Painting Co

ne portland
Portland, OR

Mr. Maid

2907 SE Division Street
Portland, OR

Mt. Hood Custom Construction Inc.

16076 S Harding Rd
Oregon City, OR

Nathan Allen Construction

17615 SW Blanton St
Beaverton, OR

New VIsta Construction LLC

9816 NE 9th Street
Vancouver, WA

New World Inc

3439 NE SANDY BLVD STE 689
Portland, OR

Olson & Jones Construction, Inc.

PO BOX 19563
Portland, OR

ONE LAST CARESS CONSTRUCTIONLLC

6125 SE NEHALEM ST
Portland, OR

Palumbo and Son's

11875 SW Baker St,
Beaverton, Or

PARALLAX CONTRACTING INC

2738 SE 98th Ave
Portland, OR

Pest Free

12919 NE 126th PL Ste B
Kirkland, WA

Polonia Construction

12181 SE 114th Ct
Happy Valley, OR

Posten Painting Inc

12706 SE 27th Ave
Portland, OR

Pro Design Construction LLC

236 S 5T Ave
Cornelius, OR

Pro Dry Basement Technologies Inc

16119 SE Evelyn St
Clackamas, OR

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