Carmichael Foundation Repair Specialists

in Carmichael, CA

113
Foundation Repair Specialists are
in Carmichael

8
Foundation Repair Specialists in Carmichael
are top rated

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Debbie G.
"He discussed with me how the problem can be fixed & provided an estimate. He was professional & courteous. I like that there is the potential for financing. I have decided" not to have the work done at this time. I will definitely contact them when ready to do the work.
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Walta W.
"I wasn’t pleased. When they lifted my house up, but what they did on the outside, they didn’t fill in the cracks. I’m afraid that water will fill the cracks. My doors" aren’t closing properly. I still have high/low places. It’s low towards the front. I had to call them back 2-3 times to level my floors, which they were supposed to do in the beginning. I felt like I had to watch them constantly in order for them to do.
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MICHAEL P.
"They were good. They showed up on time and they were clear about their ideas of what they recommended. The deal was for $49 of assessment where as the normal assessment fee was 2" or 3 times of that. So they just had the deal for doing the $49 assessment. Our experience makes it seem like they are a solid company. They were prompt and performed good service. They did what they said. They were prompt about calling and that whole process. We give them good
for what they did which was just an assessment and there wasn’t any work done. It was kind of hard to fail on unless they were not prompt in their communications, and they showed up on time. So there’s really no reason to give them any downgrade. The price was good. They did what they said and they provided a decent assessment.

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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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     There are two types of cracks in foudation walls, horizonal and vertical. The vertical is from settling and usually is not that bad a repair onec the settling stops or the cause is fixed. A horizontal crack in my opinion worse unless it happened right as the house was built and it was backfilled incorrectly. That should have been fixed at that time though. Horizontal cracks are a sign of lateral pressure due to either a water problem, improper wall sizing or a combination of these. In these conditions I have always felt complete excavation outside the wall and reconstruction is your best approach with the proper sized block or concrete wall with buttresses as needed.

     You mention the future sale of the home and I would think the total replacement would be the best way as it will not leave any red flags. The steel plating would point to the problem and I can just think of all that would go through a buyers mind. Little things like how long will it be before the plate rusts out and needs to be replaced, even though it would probable last a long time.

     I would think you should spend the money on a consult with a structural engineer and get a written report on the problem and his recommendations as to the best repair. It will help with any future sale of the home. Without drawings the consult should be less than $500. I would bet he would recommend total replacement.

 

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I hope I am reading the question correctly.  By added work, I assume you are speaking of change orders or additional work as opposed to the original work he contracted for? I think there are very few occasions that it would be wise to pay a contractor in full up front for work on the main contract that you are hireing him for. BUT, It is quite common that a general contractor will charge for (and should be paid), all change orders 100% upfront, as changes are typically very disruptive to a building process. Charging up front is somewhat to discourage changes as well as to not make the builder deal with chasing after money at least if he has to work quickly to modify his schedule due to the change at hand. It should have been spelled out in his contract with you prior to the start of the job that that was the agreement for how changes would be handled.

 

Some unscrupulous customers can also contract for work that they don't actually have the money for and then it puts the builder at a disadvantage at the end of the project when trying to collect. so basically doing a change is a courtesy so paying changes up front is part of reciprocating and extending courtesy back.

 

Also, check with some of his references and referral customers and find out if they too had the same experience and see if it worked out ok for them. 

Foundation Repair reviews in Carmichael

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arrived on time. He was very courteous & professional. He discussed with me how to fix the problem & provided an estimate for doing the work. I am not ready to do the work at this time, but would be willing to use them in the future.
- Debbie G.
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and his crew did an excellent job. They were punctual, efficient, and even saved us a bit of money off of our initial estimate. I would highly recommend
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and his team to others.
- First L.
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I purchased an Angie's List Big Deal for this service. They came out and did an estimate. I have not decided whether I am going to use them or not because I am getting other bids for the foundation work I am wanting done. They came and did an inspection on the outside and did measurements of the level of the house inside and out. Then they
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up a diagram of my house and marked all the areas where the foundation had shifted. Then they
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little piers to bump up my foundation and showed me how much I would need. Then they quoted me a cost. They did the same as the other three foundation companies that I had asked for and they were not on Angie's List. Their price was medium; I got two lows and one high and theirs was kind of medium. Their price was competitive. They sent me an email about two days after I bought the stuff saying they were going to contact me, but they never did so I ended up calling them back asking if we could set up a time. The guy came on time and everything.
- Ellah P.
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From the first point of contact, everyone at the company was very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and punctual. We had to reschedule the original appointment due to a death in the family, and
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was very understanding, as was the office staff. He was also very honest about the poor quality of work that had been done by earlier this spring by another company. He took photos under our house and went under there with me on a very hot August afternoon to explain the situation as he saw it. He gave a detailed explanation of his recommendations.
Several weeks passed during which all members of the
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team were very cooperative, helping us decide the best course of action to solve our moisture issues. They promptly provided several estimates.
Once the work was scheduled, the team was punctual - we got a phone reminder from the office staff to let us know the approximate time of day they would arrive.
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the work team and contacted my husband several times during the process to explain necessary changes in the nature of the work and the price.
The team was neat and left our yard and the surrounding crawl space area in good condition.
At the conclusion of the work we were unable to meet with
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during the week, so he came out on a Sunday afternoon to explain the work and the newly - installed Atmox system.

- Lisa L.
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This was for my Mom's home. They did me a big favor fitting me in the schedule within a few days, while other providers told me it could be weeks just for an estimate. I explained that it was my Mom's house and I only had this particular day off and they squeezed me in. I watched for some time and they did a thorough job opening up the cracks so that the adhesive and injections would work well. They cleaned up well.
- PAUL S.
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My husband was impressed with the service and the professionalism. He was extremely helpful, provided great information and emailed a timely complete report of his findings. We would definitely recommend this company to our friends.
- Audrey M.
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After a home inspection regarding the sale of my son's home, we were informed that a crack in the foundation had to be repaired. We had a short timeframe to have the work done.
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exceeded our expectations! They had the repair completed the next week.
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provided us with a detailed description of the work and cost and was very good about explaining what work needed to be done. The cost was reasonable. He and his staff were very personable and were very good about communicating with us. The foundation repair looks great! Thank you,
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, for being so prompt and helping my son meet his deadline. We definitely recommend your company to anyone needing foundation repair work.
- Patricia K.

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A Quality Maintenance 2

6932 5th St
Rio Linda

AED Construction

680 Tallega Ct
Galt

AK Developers Inc.

P.O. Box 215838
Sacramento

Alpha II Omega Construction

10151 Kuhn Ranch Way
Elk Grove

AM Pacific Engineering Inc.

5000 windplay drive
El Dorado Hills

American Geotechnical, Inc.

3100 Fite Circle, Suite 103
Sacramento

Austin Chase Inspector

3319-A julliard Dr.
Sacramento

B Line Construction Inc

430 Lea Way
Sacramento

Bill Reed Handyman Service

21000 Old River Road
West Sacramento

Bowerbird Remodeling

2418 overhill
Davis

Brasiel's Construction Company

7583 Circuit Dr
Citrus Heights

Britt Barber Construction

5440 Horizon Ct.
Placerville

Business Finance Store

Castle River Way
Sacramento

BUTLER'S HOME REPAIR & REMODELING

8429 Pearl Prvt way
Citrus Heights

BW Maintenance & Remodeing

PO BOX 1764
Norht Highlands

Cal Price Contractor Inc

1471 Meredith Way
Carmichael

Cal Pro Contracting

2820 Deelane Ct
Shingle Springs

Canterbury Construction

2660 Northview Dr

CARL YOUNG CONSTRUCTION

485 Miles Ct.
Auburn

Charles E. Schoff & Co.

9336 Caltrop Court
Fair Oaks

CHRISTIAN CONSTRUCTION

8780 Country Vista Ln
Orangevale

Colony Construction

7925 Butte Avenue
Sacramento

Connor Construction Co

6709 Chastain St
Orangevale

CONSOL CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 301 GUINDA
Guinda

CUMMINGS CONCRETE INC

PO BOX 112
Rescue

D & H BRILLIANT LANDSCAPING

9620 Angelina Court
Stockton

dahlquist construction

PO Box 720441
Pinon Hills

David Morris Concrete Construction

1375 El Camino Verde Dr.
Lincoln

David W. Hoppe Construction Inc.

4560 Bailey Way
Sacramento

DO Concrete

Roseville

Double O O Construction

1905 C St
Rio Linda

DS Improvements

6800 Sugar Maple Way
Citrus Heights

EagleLIFT

10410 Trademark St
Rancho Cucamonga

Eagleton Construction

4930 Trotter Lane
Shingle Springs

EL DORADO BUILDERS EXCHANGE

3430 ROBIN LN
Shingle Springs

ELLIS CONSTRUCTION

3320 Marlene Dr
Sacramento

FOOTHILL PROPERTY SVC

2950 PAUL BUNYON RD
Placerville

Foundation Repair of CA

1813 Rutan Drive # A
Livermore

George's Construction

1292 Nicks Lane
Placerville

Glaab Construction

1401 Big Curve Ct
Placerville

Glenn's Home and Commercial Maintenance

2204 Cambridge St.
Fairfield

H F SCHWARTZ BUILDERS

3941 PARK DR
El Dorado Hills

Higgins Remodeling

861 La Goleta Way
Sacramento

J&A Pino Construction

424 42nd st
Sacramento

James Louis Concrete

P.O. BOX 345
Wilton

JB Construction

3295 Shelby Place
Fairfield

JLC General Construction Inc

308 El Dorado
Roseville

John Ellis Construction

8100 Mulrany Way
Antelope

K & D CONSTRUCTION

13888 STRUBELS LN
Grass Valley

KARL'S HANDY HOME REPAIR SVC

9541 Niemann Avenue
Elk Grove

KHR Construction

9541 Nieman Ave
Elk Grove

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

Lozano Construction

4229 Lozano Lane
Vacaville

Mac's Remodeling

PO Box 1852
Rocklin

MackConstruction

4801 Marconi Ave
Carmichael

Martinez Construction

4140 Diego Way
Rocklin

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

MAZZA HOMES

6309 ELKHORN MANOR DR
Rio Linda

Miner's Inc

1640 Middle Mountain ct
Cool

MVV Homes, Inc

10183 Croydon wy, Ste D
Sacramento

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

North Cal Builders Inc

9918 Kent St
Elk Grove

O'DOHERTY CONSTRUCTION

7085 Gallagher Rd.
Pilot Hill

O'Toole GBC

1224 V street

Oak Creek Construction

PO Box 1633
Shingle Springs

Paul Kearney Inc

10512 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite 3
Fair Oaks

PEARSON CONCRETE INC

712 CHURCH ST
Roseville

Performance Restoration Inc.

2351 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin

Petty Construction

PO Box 6517
Auburn

POPE COMPANY

8940 La Serena Dr
Fair Oaks

Progressive Construction and Plumbing

6434 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Progressive Construction and Puimbing

6434 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Progressive Construction and Puimbing

6434 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Progressive Construction and Puimbing

6434 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Purdy Construction

2342 33rd St
Sacramento

R&R Construction

415 Kier Ct
Lincoln

RCS Builders

1182 Galston Dr
Folsom

RDH Construction

6144 Gold Hill Rd
Placerville

Rosten Remodeling Inc

1619 E St Suite B
Sacramento

SHECan2

2646 Waterton Wy
Sacramento

Sierra Property Services

1015 Riley St, #311
Folsom

Sindelar Const

4248 Barton Rd
Loomis

Skillz Construction

7087 Shady Lane
Placerville

Sticks & Stones Construction

3304 Cambridge Rd
Shingle Springs

SULLIVAN SECURITY COMMUNICATIO

4830 SORENTO RD
Sacramento

Summit Construction & Remodeling

7513 Rosewood Dr
Stockton

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B
San Marcos

Szilagyi Construction & Landscape Co.

8345 Elegans Court
Antelope

TD Construction

210 S. Jackson St.
Dixon

THE POOL GUYS SERVICE

PO BOX 231134
Sacramento

Valley West Construction

3503 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento

VENCO CONSTRUCTION

8250 Calvine Rd
Sacramento

Walker Handyman Services

2407 Cottage Dr
Auburn

Women's Resource Clinic

101 W 2nd Ave
Chico

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