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"We were concerned about some cracks in the drywall. The representative arrived right on time, took a look, assured us that we had nothing to worry about, and refused" to charge us. Very much appreciated the service and professionalism.

-Mark B.

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"Job went fine...timeliness and worksmanship was fine. I don't see that I ever got the constantly advertised $500 off a rather expensive ($7000) project. However," the work had to be done since we had a real moisture and future mold problem if not addressed.

-Paul S.

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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.

The crew pouring the foundation for this member's house drew raves from the county building inspector. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Debra C. of Palm Coast, Fla.)
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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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Foundation Repair reviews in Richmond

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After several phone calls and contact us by email submissions, we finally had to call several times to reach them. After talking with them we made arrangements for an appointment to look at the problem and provide a price quote. They no-showed for the appointment and never called back or responded to reschedule. Very poor communication and responsiveness.
- Don D.
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The project went well overall. The workers were professional and courteous. They showed up within 30 minutes of the appointment time and stayed until the work was done. The construction manager called after each visit to ensure we were satisified.
My only frustration was that after spending $10k to have the new beam installed, they would not
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the joists. Frankly having a new beam that doesn't touch some of the joists is almost worthless. I shimmed myself, but it was disappointed that they didn't take care of it.
- Travis G.
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arrived on time with his crew and they went to work. All work was performed in a satisfactory manner with professionalism courtesy and cleanliness.
- Roger B.
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I was selling my house to first-time home buyers who were very concerned about everything.They had the house inspected (house, chimney, foundation, radon, FHA). Inspections out the wazoo. Chimney inspectors said I had work that needed to be done for $7,000! Even though I called
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to check out my foundation that the inspector said needed fixing,
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checked the chimney inspection report and the chimney for no cost. He told me that the chimney inspectors were nuts!

As far as the foundation goes, he told me that the foundation (he is central Virginia's only master mason) would last another 100 years as is, but the the buyers insisted on it being fixed.
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recommended an alternate way that it could be "repaired" for $1000 less than the house inspector suggested. The buyers refused to have it fixed that way, but rather, the way the house inspector suggested. House inspector also said that the foundation under the fireplace in the family room was sinking, due to a tree that was "probably cut down" and had rotted, leaving a hole.
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explained to me why this was absolutely wrong, (long explanation not worth writing about) and said that the only thing needed was to fill the hole will gravel and everything would be fine.

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is extremely honest, reliable and straightforward. Although I am a single woman, he explained everything to me in detail, treated me with respect and made sure I understood why he was suggesting what he was suggesting. He finished the job exactly when he said he would, gave me three different estimates, with an incredibly quick turnaround, due to the buyer's request, and charged a very fair price for the entire job, which took him only one day.I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. He was a joy to work with because he's so knowledgeable and trustworthy.
- EDWARD L.
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They came out and they were going to have someone else come and take a look at another part of it for them. The second guy came out and he was going to start the work right then. I didn’t have an estimate at that time. He told me that
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would come with the estimate. Then
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came a little bit later with an estimate in hand expecting me to start the work right then. I really wanted time to review it. I was really disappointed with all three groups that came out. I got a really good recommendation for all of them through Angie’s List, but my experience wasn’t good and I am a pretty easy person to work with. I was hoping it would have turned out a little better. I was real hesitant to pursue the job. I am sure
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is a fine company. If my experience had been different with them, then I might have really worked with them. They eventually did send me an estimate, but it was very nebulous. It didn’t give me a whole lot of information. They were very responsive and punctual as well. I haven’t marked them completely off my list, but they are not at the top of my list too. So, I might consider using them in the future. I am sure they are a fine organization. The way it was all handled upfront was really unsettling for me. So, I didn’t have the confidence in moving forward with them at this point.
- Tori K.
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is both very professional and very friendly. The work performed by him was excellent. He provided me with price quotes for the two jobs very quickly, and provided a time estimate as to when the work would be done. The prices for doing the work on both projects were very reasonable. Due to a break in the very warm weather, he worked on the deck first and then repaired the staircase. The deck took a day and a half, and the staircase repair took about a half day. My wife and I are very pleased with his work and how well the new deck floor and the staircase now look.
- J. Terry M.
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Mr.
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inspected the foundation areas of concern and assured me that I didn't need to do anything at the present time. This was quite a relief after the previous inspection.
If I ever do need foundation work I will definitely call
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- Sandra V.
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The floors on the main level are sunken on one side of the house. I am purchasing this property in order to renovate. My main concern is that I do not want to buy a house with expensive structural repairs. So, I call "
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" to take a look at the house to tell me the extent of the problem.
Mr.
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from Stable Foundation arrived the next day to provide a free assessment of the problem. Mr.
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observed the sloping floors on the main level and when into the basement to assess the problem. He did NOT bring a flashlight so we used my cell phone as his light. I told him before he came that this was a vacant property. He pointed out one of the piers that seemed to be lower that the other 2 piers. He said that I would have to
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-up the lower pier to correct the floor sloping on the main level. He made me aware that raising the pier would cause wall cracking on the upper stairs.
I said great, how much and when can you start. Mr.
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then said, "I do not this type of work?" Really... The reviews on Angie's list appeared to show that this is EXACTLY the work that he does. I asked him the direct question, is the house structurally sound. He said yes, just needs one pier jacked-up, besides a few cracked walls, no bid deal. I asked would he put his assessment in writing.
"NO WAY, I'm not an engineer, just a guy with a lot of experience looking at foundations"
My contractor has looked at the foundation and brought a flashlight. He showed me that the beam on top of the piers is cracked and needs to be replaced before you can start leveling the piers.
For me, a cracked foundation beam is a structural problem. Not happy at all with my experience with this "
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- Rodney B.

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12521 Serenity Ct
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12937 Carters Garden Dr
Chesterfield

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Powhatan

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1713 Old Hundred Road
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3905 HILLTOP FIELD DR
Chester

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1534 Salem Church Rd
Palmyra

AW Masonry & Restoration

101 Wren Rd
Richmond

BOSE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC

10221 Krause Rd
Chesterfield

Bradshaw Restorations

607 W 25th St
Richmond

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond

C & R Home Repair

Prince George

Capitol City Renovations

23112
Midlothian

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

Concrete Jack

3402 Acorn St
Williamsburg

Criterium-Hall Engineers

2607 Sutters Mill Terrace
Midlothian

CSC Construction Inc

16291 Hennessy Way
Montpelier

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln
Beaverdam

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News

DANIELS HANDYMAN SERVICE

2412 HAWKESBURY COURT
Henrico

DL HURST HOMES, LLC

7360 Shoreline Dr.

Dry Bones Restorations Inc.

1317 Wembly Road
Henrico

E Pendleton Construction Inc

2406 Arrowood Rd
Midlothian

Earth and Stone Construction

785 Oak Grove Dr
Mineral

Erik Cook Landscapes

1740 Log Cabin Rd
Beaverdam

Genesis Architects and Builders LLC

28 Crescent Valley Dr
Fredericksburg

Hall Engineering

8610 Turtle Creek Blvd Apt 211

Hipp Masonry Works Inc

109 Vine Dr
Yorktown

Hygrade LLC

4020 Quinton Rd
Quinton

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

Jack Bee Fixed Home Improvement LLC

924 Cameron St
Petersburg

Jas Revolutioin

North Chesterfield

Jason The Mason

1507 Edenburry Dr
Henrico

JEL Construction Co LLC

4143 Drew Ridge Dr
Louisa

JES Construction

2410 Southland Dr
Chester

JES Foundation Repair

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach

JOHN M LEW CONTRACTOR

3421 SEVEN OAKS RD
Midlothian

KMW MASONRY CONTRACTORS INC.

1428 WATER WILLOW DR.
Midlothian, Richmond

Lawson Concrete Construction

664 Abbey Village Cir
Midlothian

Masonry Contractors

6412 Binns Ave
Richmond

MID ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE, INC

3737 Strawberry Plains Rd
Williamsburg

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing of VA

8382 Terminal Road
Lorton

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Miller Tyme Roofing and Construction, LLC.

5509 Pony Farm Drive
Richmond

Moisture and Mold Solutions

10400 Chester Road
Chester

Morris Construction

612 12th St
Lynchburg

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road
Henrico

NICHOLS INC

2361-D Greystone Ct
Rockville

NORTON CONTRACTING INC.

5701 Cogbill Road
Richmond

One Son Contracting LLC

7000 Courthouse Rd
Providence Forge

PESTOUT

10 San Jose Drive, Suite 4-B
Newport News

RBVA INC

2910 Libby Terrace
Richmond

Reid Constructors LLC

PO Box 5243
Williamsburg

Rhodes Construction Co

1220 Richeson Ave
Richmond

Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Company

355 Olde Route 604
Troutville

Smith's Home Improvement

20217 Landora Bridge Road
Ruther Glen

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd
Chesterfield

Stable Foundations LLC

12439 Maple St
Ashland

Sterling Unlimited

6116 Staples Mill Road
Henrico

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

T Smith LLC

1076 Oakland Rd
Henrico

Technical Towers LLC

3002 E Boundary Ter
Midlothian

Ted's Carpet Cleaning Service

3303 Golden Lane
Richmond

Traditional Masonry Inc

PO Box 805
Powhatan

Tri-City Restoration

PO BOX 751
Chesterfield

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128
Portsmouth

Virginia Basement

PO Box 244
Ashland

Wells & Daughters Con.

19501 englishwellsway

Yard Solutions

923 Jefferson dr
Palmyra

Zero "Punch-List" LLC

Powhatan
Powhatan

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