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"The work crew showed up on time both days, did a good job and were polite. There was some mess left under the house, but overall the work was done correctly and in a timely manner.

-Lloyd L.

" sales reps are extremely good at what they do, so if you call them, expect to hear a hard sales pitch and be prepared to make decisions on" the fly. Cost came out to be higher than I expected, but quality of work was exceptional. Took crews 2 days to completely insulate, waterproof, and encapsulate my crawl space. Crawl space is beautiful now. Some minor cosmetic damage was caused to foundation parging, but gladly reimbursed me for costs to repair. All in all a good experience and my electrical/HVAC bills are down roughly $100/month (likely synergistic with outdoor temperature levels).

-Rob V.

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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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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I have done home renovations since I was in college and I currently hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Masters degree. I understand construction and knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted and requested to come to my home to provide me an estimate for taking the "bounce" out of the floors of my house which ...More was built in 1936. A beauty of a home with solid brick walls and slate roofing. However, came with the agenda of selling me work and signing me up (committing me) to the work. The representative was nice and polite until he gave me the options of what could do for me. My response was to ask for the representative to leave me the estimate and I would think about it. I have many projects in need of resources for this house and in my opinion just another project to be considered and prioritized among many.
Unfortunately the representative would not take "No" or even "Maybe" for an answer he kept pressing and pressing for a commitment. I once sold timeshare property in my youth and was schooled to never take no for an answer and to keep pushing. This by many would be considered "High Pressure" sales. I am familiar with the technique and appreciate that I need to not bend but instead thank the representative for his time, but ask he leave any quotes with me for consideration. This dance continued for over 20 minutes before the representative relented and simply printed a quote as I requested.
My fear and opinion is that uses this pressure sales technique to take advantage of the elderly and others vulnerable to "pressure sales". They have a very friendly TV commercial but in my opinion their representatives stray far from being family oriented and simply will stop at nothing short of intimidation to secure a commitment from the unexpecting customer who simply wants to have a "Free Estimate" (which advertises) but will ultimately get a hard sell and likely be bullied into work they may or may not need, can afford or will find elsewhere cheaper.
My experience is based upon a single encounter with , but it is my opinion that representatives are encouraged to intimidate and hard sell potential customers. I would advise anyone who is considering to perform work to prepare themselves for a hard sell and do not be afraid to say NO! and stick to it. Also besure to always get at least three quotes from licensed contractors before agreeing to have work done. Additionally ask for references which are similar to the work you are considering having done.
In my opinion I was very much disappointed with the representative, his bulling tactics and ultimately my customer experience.
- William V.

was very knowledgeable about what was going on with our flooring. EHe explained every set of the process and completed the work faster than he expected to. The floors and doors look great now.

- Kenneth T.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...More not 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.

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.

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 to check out my foundation that the inspector said ...More needed fixing, 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. 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. 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.

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.

Foundation Contractors in Richmond

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A Class Above Home Rehab

12521 Serenity Ct
Glen Allen

A Notch Above Contracting Services LLC

12937 Carters Garden Dr

AK Homes

2140 Haleford ct.

all american constuction

2231 stratford road

All Crawl

15924 Hampton Summit Drive

All Professional Trades, LLC

6100 Newington Drive
North Chesterfield

Allen Rasnake General Contractor

1713 Old Hundred Road



Atlantic Construction Services

13405 Poplar Grove Pl

Atlantic Power Wash

Newport News

AW Masonry & Restoration

101 Wren Rd

BNW Builders

8601 Staples Mill Rd.

Bone-Dry Waterproofing

10373 Cedar Ln
Glen Allen


10221 Krause Rd

Bradshaw Restorations

607 W 25th St

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave

Capitol City Renovations


Concrete Jack

3402 Acorn St

CSC Construction Inc

16291 Hennessy Way

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News



DPG Construction, LLC

1601 Lake Randolph Drive

Dry Bones Restorations Inc.

1317 Wembly Road

E Pendleton Construction Inc

2406 Arrowood Rd

Earth and Stone Construction

785 Oak Grove Dr

Hall Engineering

8610 Turtle Creek Blvd

Hipp Masonry Works Inc

109 Vine Dr


10018 Moultrie Rd
Glen Allen

Hygrade LLC

4020 Quinton Rd

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street

Jack Bee Fixed Home Improvement LLC

924 Cameron St

James River Concrete Contractors Inc

4108 Bremner Blvd

Jas Revolutioin

North Chesterfield

Jason The Mason

1507 Edenburry Dr

JES Construction

2410 Southland Dr

JES Foundation Repair

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach

Jewels Inc

1001 N 25th St




Midlothian, Richmond



Lamar Builders LLC

3216 Jowin Ln

Lawson Concrete Construction

664 Abbey Village Cir

Masonry Contractors

6412 Binns Ave


3737 Strawberry Plains Rd

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Miller Tyme Roofing and Construction, LLC.

5509 Pony Farm Drive

Moisture and Mold Solutions

10400 Chester Road

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road

Nichols Inc.

2361-D Greystone Ct


5701 Cogbill Road

One Son Contracting LLC

7000 Courthouse Rd
Providence Forge

P.D.S. Contracting LLC

608 Conley Road


2910 Libby Terrace

Reid Constructors LLC

PO Box 5243

Rhodes Construction Co

1220 Richeson Ave

Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Company

355 Olde Rte 604

Smith's Home Improvement

20217 Landora Bridge Road
Ruther Glen

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd

Stable Foundations LLC

12439 Maple St

Sterling Unlimited

6116 Staples Mill Road

T Smith LLC

1076 Oakland Rd

Ted's Carpet Cleaning Service

3303 Golden Lane

The Whole 9 Yards, LLC

19714 Piedmont Ave
S. Chesterfield

Traditional Masonry Inc

PO Box 805

Tri-City Restoration

PO BOX 751

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128

Virginia Basement

PO Box 244

Wells & Daughters Con.

19501 englishwellsway

Yard Solutions

923 Jefferson dr

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