Reviews for Richmond Foundation Repair Specialists
Rated Review by Paul S.
"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."
Rated Review by Don D.
"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 ...more appointment and never called back or responded to reschedule. Very poor communication and responsiveness. "
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Richmond Foundation Repair Specialists Reviews
"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. "
"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."
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
would come with the estimate. Then
came a little bit later ...more 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
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."
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 ...more 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."
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
"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 "
" to take a look at the house to tell me the extent of the problem.
...more from Stable Foundation arrived the next day to provide a free assessment of the problem. Mr.
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
-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.
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 "