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".The job went great, except that when it began, as with any project, when you start digging and moving things around, you find other things that you didn't" know were there. In our case, a drain pipe was found where a footing was supposed to go. let us know immediately and proposed a solution that worked around the drain line (much better than moving it) and provided an approved cost effective alternative to the original plan. , at our request, obtained City permits and coordinated inspections by City inspectors. A great job by all - workers, office staff, we are very pleased. we would use them again and recommend them.

-Chris C.

" responded quickly to our request for a quote. Finding a company that will work flat roofs with an existing foam roof was a challenge. We" had three contractors provide estimates. was competitive in pricing but was by far the most thorough in their work plan. We were impressed with their attention to detail. They were meticulous in their approach even though it cost them additional time. They thoroughly cleaned and repaired the existing roof, unplugging all drains. Then they applied an asphalt primer cover, followed by a fibered emulsion and then 4+ coats of white elastoweric. They always left the site clean. and were true professionals!


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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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responded to my email the very next day. I received a phone call. Unfortunately circumstances arose that pulled me away from this endeavor. Every phone call was pleasant and professional. I did manage to finally sit myself down to apologize and let them know I would have to post .
I definitely ...More do plan to use them when I am able to.
- Patricia A.

was great from first contact, providing a thorough assessment of what needed to be done with regard to the foundation, and more importantly, what didn't need to happen. Her quote was very reasonable and less than some we received.
The crew was amazing - polite, punctual, fast ... and cleaned the work site on a daily ...More basis.
The work was completed on time and appears solid and the home looks no the worse for wear after having a quarter of the foundation removed and replaced.
I would use Atlas again.
- Jeffrey S.

My husband and I were looking for a home and discovered a issue with the foundation during our home inspection. We needed a contractor to give us an assessment of the extent of the work that would need to be done to fix the foundation. I called , with , and he was fantastic. He spent a ton of time up ...More front speaking with me about what could be going on with the house, and then was able to come out the very next day to perform an inspection. This was crucial because we needed to make a decision on what we were going to do with the home quickly, and we were bumping up against the Thanksgiving holiday.
came out and performed a thorough slab and foundation inspection. He gave us a full run down of what we would need to do to properly fix the home, and spent all the time we needed to answer our questions and address our concerns.
Further, he even followed up with me after the inspection, when my husband and I had had time to discuss what we'd learned, gave us his opinion, and made himself available for any additional questions.
In a society where everyone always seems to be in a rush and hurrying to the next job, made us feel like we were his number 1 clients. Ultimately, we decided not to go through with the purchase of the home, but had we done so, we would have hired to perform the work. I'd highly recommend them!
- Colleen M.

In a word: Awesome!
Art and gave an excellent presentation on the logic and affordability of the Engineered Foundation System. This was a 'no mess' seamless two-day process with no disruption to our home life. The life-time, 100% transferrable ...More warrantee gives us total confidence and peace of mind that we are firmly planted. The city building inspector looked at the work and their plans a week later and signed off in a few minutes stating that "Oh, these systems are great! There is never a problem." We can highly recommend this company for their excellent customer service, professionalism, and for this outstanding product - a foundation with a warrantee that is 100% transferrable upon sale and re-sale of the house.
- Kathleen D.

The job was done over two days without problem. 's team was professional and experienced. It is hard to gage the final product as the outcome of their work will be shown "if I don't have any problems". I feel comfortable to recommended to others.
- Jeff S.

told me from the initial phone call that she was booked for the next few weeks, if not month(s). I needed the foundation repaired prior to renovations so she squeezed my project in. The team completed the work on time and in only a few days. 6 months later I noticed a few cracks around the door frames and stucco. Atlas came ...More back to check on the foundation and determined they were cosmetic cracks and no additional work was required.
- Jeremy B.

and his team showed up on time and did the job according to 's initial estimate. All the guys at the site were friendly and professional. The job took about 3 weeks but we never felt that our lives were interrupted. Whenever we had questions, the guys were guick with their answers.
Overall ...More it was a great experience.
- Billy C.

showed up on time, his estimate was the lowest and best
the house was in escrow and needed to close by the 15th of may
he fit my job in his schedule and it was completed on time
the work was done well according to code and a certificate of completion was submitted to escrow
was ...More on the job site and made sure the job was done right,
- edward Y.

Foundation Contractors in San Diego

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24/7 Handyman Service

P.O Box 16125
San Diego

A Affordable Handyman and Construction

1027 Leslie Road No. 2
El Cajon


7145 Mohawk St
San Diego

A Structural Concrete

Chula Vista


4570 Alvarado Canyon Road
San Diego

ABM Construction

549 W 5th Ave

Absorb Flood Restoration

26755 Jefferson Ave

ACME Flood Inc

2647 Gateway Rd

Acuterra Drainage and Foundation

3525 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego

All Around Mobile Home Service

27425 Sweetspire Terrace Pl.

All Phases and Trades Construction Corp

1211 Maryland Pl
San Diego

All Phases Outdoor Living

9320 Willowgrove Ave, Suite N

Alpha Flood Restoration and Remodeling

8240 Parkway Drive
La Mesa

American Geotechnical, Inc.

2640 Financial Court, Suite A
San Diego


San Diego

AR Engineering Construction

11835 Carmel Mtn Rd, #1304-367
San Diego

arrow buildind

3594 Adams Ave
San Diego

Arrow Building

3594 Adams Ave
San Diego

Atlas Footing Repair Inc

1136 Greenfield Dr.
El Cajon


PO BOX 19331
San Diego

B2 Contracting, Inc.

3121 Geronimo Avenue
San Diego

BA Worthing Inc

640 Grand Ave

Beach City Builders Inc

2604 B El Camino Real

Berkley Construction Inc

1520 Dale St
San Diego

Black Dog Builders

3628 Buena Vista St
San Diego

Blue Pacicfic Contracting

4749 Oceanside Blvd Ste E

Boonstra Construction, Inc.

3720 Oceanic Way


PO BOX 2223
Spring Valley

Brett Anthony Construction, Inc.

4169 Illinois St.
San Diego

Brian Thomas Consulting Inc

396 Eddie Dr.

Briven Construction Inc.

1227 Clarence Dr

BWW and Company

832 Ardmore Cir

C D W Waterproofing & Restoration

2401 E Katella ave

Caliber Home Loans

701 Palomar Airport Rd Suite 300

California Custom Concrete

8655 Lake Murray Blvd Suite #16

California Smartscape

4920 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego

Canyon Crest Construction

17595 Harvard Ave

Castillo Contracting Co.

3748 40th st
San Diego

catlin general contracting

po box 87
El Cajon

CDC Inc.

2855 Dennis Lane
Lemon Grove

Choix Concrete

San Marcos




San Diego

City Concrete

2801 B Street
San Diego

CMS Construction Services, Inc.

4425 Larchwood Pl

Coastal Concrete Construction

1458 Greenfield Dr
El Cajon

Cook Construction & Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 1664
Imperial Beach


San Diego


PO Box 865

Custom Builders of California

1835A S. Centre City Pkwy #436

D E Contreras Construction

3564 Harris St
Lemon Grove


PO BOX 1201

Dakini Engineering General Contracting

1121 Carlsbad St
Spring Valley

Dave & Company

835 West Empire

DBB Services

39440 Chaparral dr.

Dimond Construction

10112 Gem Tree Way



DR Mason Construction

1802 talmadge dr

Dr. Homes Roofing Handyman and Home Remodeling

3423 Caminito Santa Fe Downs
Del Mar


El Cajon


10410 Trademark St
Rancho Cucamonga

Earl Flores & Sons Inc

653 Requeza St

ECG Construction Inc

3614 Columbia St
San Diego

EK Home Services

1259 Oak Drive

Extraordinary Landscaping

PO Box 1058

Famiglia Construction

5981 Trojan Ave
San Diego

Fannin Built Construction

P.O. Box 82752
San Diego

Final Construction Inc

3070 Racetrack View Dr
Del Mar

Finest Home Remodeling

22287 Mulholland

G L Keiser Contracting Inc

750 B St #2100
San Diego

GAC Concrete

10207 Buena Vista Avenue

Gary Faith Construction, Inc

PO Box 26642
San Diego

GDC Construction Inc

1031 Silverado St
La Jolla

Golden State General Contractors

Rancho santa fe rd

Greener Rhythms

4303 maple avenue
La Mesa

Greyhound General Inc

32348 Cole Grade Rd
Valley Center

Haener Contracting

11793 La Colina Rd
San Diego

Hawks Construction

16463 Lyons Valley Rd

Hersum Construction

6365 Marinindustry Drive
San Diego

Hi-Tech Builders Inc

5435 Balboa Blvd.

Honey Can Do

44548 Seeley Ave

Imperial General Contractors

1211 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

Integrity Restoration, Inc.

4901 Morena Blvd
San Diego

Ironwood Pacific Construction

271 Roymar Rd

Iuli Construction

8047 Mission Gorge Rd

J Walsh Construction Inc

5663 Balboa Ave
San Diego


2036 Nevada city hiwy
Grass Valley

James Bailey

635 13th St
San Diego

James Hess Permit Services

5102 Diane Ave
San Diego

JMG Construction

144 e Sheridan ave

John Rodenbo Construction

We Come to you!!
San Diego

Kiwi Fab Construction, Inc.

1352 Lurline Lane

Klee construction

728 Vanitie ct

KM Construction

1040 Golden Rd.



Lair Builders Co

645 27th St
San Diego

Larkin General Contracting

1380 Garnet Ave.
San Diego

Laser ReLevel, Inc.

6750 Brooklyn Ave
San Diego

Laser Striping

1876 Primera St
Lemon Grove

LD construction

6550 ponto dr


6950 Friars Road
San Diego

lumina builders, inc.

4903 morena blvd
San Diego


534 Edgewater Ave

M H Patrick Builders inc

5005 Helix Terrace


San Diego

Marvin Concrete Inc.

838 Bonita Dr

Masonry Concepts

3450 Hawk Street
San Diego


Carla Way
La Jolla

Medina's Contracting

85 E Palomar St
Chula Vista

Medrano Company

4218 Market St
San Diego

Medrano Company

4218 Market St
San Diego

Medrano Company

4218 Market St
San Diego

Merman Home Improvements & Construction Inc

2815 Morningside St
San Diego

Naidl Construction

2437 Green Hills Way

Nelco Contracting

1611-A #114 S. Melrose Dr

Next Level Construction

5422 Adobe Falls Rd.
San Diego

Norman Electric and Construction

2101 Las Palmas

Olivari Construction & Painting

7145 Mohawk St
San Diego

Pacific Coast Concrete, Inc

2355 Golden Ave
Lemon Grove

Pacific Design & Construction

1765 Garnet Ave. #136
San Diego

Pacific West Construction Group

7703 Convoy Court
San Diego

palacios construction

167 W Hall Ave
San Ysidro

Palmer Brothers Construction Company

5665 Regis Avenue
San Diego

Pedro J Fraire Construction

3081 Nile Street
San Diego

Perfect Choice Construction & Flooring

13125 Danielson Street

Phil Milana Construction Co Inc

3525 Fern Canyon Road

Precision Manufactured & Mobile Home Service

13468 Highway 8 Business, #4

Premier Property restoration & Maintenance

303 3rd Ave. Ste A
Chula Vista

Prentiss Ridges

PO Box 81

Private Eyes Engineers

2420 Grand Ave., Suite B1

R W S Contracting

2604-B El Camino Real #224


Lemon Grove

Radco Construction

333 Poinsettia Ave

Ralph Valkenhoff General Contractor

7880 Camino Jonata
San Diego

Ram Jack Pacific

10928 Wheatlands Ave

RamFLEX Builders

PO Box 1012

Ready Pacific Builders

6730 E Preston St Unit 34

Ree Construction

739 San Juan Place
Chula Vista

Residential Concrete & Design

1106 2nd st

Responsible Construction

1786 Laurel Rd

Ruckle Construction Inc.

p.o. box 178739
San Diego

S&J Concrete Company

PO Box 21612
El Cajon

Saber Foundation Repair

41357 Date Street

San Diego Industrial Furniture

4370 Cartulina Rd,
San Diego

Scott Jennings Construction, Inc.

5445 Taft Ave.
La Jolla

Servpro of El Cajon

445 Vernon Way
El Cajon

SoCal Construction and Design

3584 Hancock St
San Diego

Socal Home Remodeling Inc

16600 Sherman Way
Van Nuys

SOD Builders Inc

17337 Ventura Blvd

Spec 10 Contractors Inc

668 Corte Loren
San Marcos

Stanley Construction Inc.

Po box 723

Sterling Design & Remodeling

4311 Mayapan Dr
La Mesa

Steven Worley Construction Inc

1651 E Main St
El Cajon

Stryker - REO and Trash Out Services

6624B Bell Bluff Ave
San Diego

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave
San Marcos

Surfside Developers, Inc.

4502 Milton street
San Diego

T&E Framing

Chula Vista

Tafoya Construction

505 Cardiff St
San Diego

Tarantino Masonry

5173 Waring Rd
San Diego

Taylor's Home Remodeling

5444 San Miguel Rd

TCE Constructors, Inc.

4661 Brighton Avenue
San Diego

Ted Schultz Concrete

1101 Cloverleaf Drive
San Diego

The Handy Duck

319 Patricia Lane
El Cajon


1815 Main St Ste B
San Diego

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Tower Hill Masonry

4334 voltaire st
San Diego

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

Tru-Block Masonry

525 Parkbrook St
Spring Valley

V and C Concrete

3889 Rogers RD.


1551 4th Ave Suite 402
San Diego

VJP Construction Incorporated

4565 Ruffner St.
San Diego

VS Construction Group, Inc.

6755 Mira Mesa Blvd.,
San Diego

We Build San Diego

3004 Hill Valley Drive

West Coast Mobile Home Improvement

41507 Cherry St.

William Faithluvhope Contracting Inc.

17805 Sintonte Dr
San Diego

World Wide Construction, Inc.

415 Laurel St. PMB #126
San Diego

X Squared, Inc.

1320 Grand Ave Ste 9
San Marcos


San Marcos

Zion Energy

3249 Isla Vista Dr
San Diego

ZNTH, Inc. dba Zenith Construction

5755 Oberlin Drive
San Diego

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