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"So the gentleman came with a 4' leveling stick in hand and placed it in different areas around my house. He said my house was leveled, I just needed new floors," new doors and to have my windows replaced. Anyone with working vision and common sense can tell from the interior and exterior that I have serious foundation issues. When I tried addressing the obvious issues, he dismissed them as though I didn't know what I was talking about. So he leaves and tells me it's not necessary for them to take on the job. What's funny is that when i had other companies come out for bids, without mentioning any names while telling them this story, they knew exactly who it was and advised me that if I know of anyone hiring them for repair, to make sure you read every single line of the contract.

-Emily H.

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"We are very pleased with the results of the installation of the Clean Space product. While our crawl space was relatively dry compared to many crawl spaces, it had" begun to get much more damp over the 26 year lifetime of our home. Now we have a moisture
on the walls and floor, so there is no dampness at all. In addition, the product is bright white, and we have gained a nice storage area that is clean, dry, and warm. We believe that we have solved the problems associated our crawl space, and while the product was expensive, we feel it was very worth-while. The installation process was very smooth. The installer was polite, and careful as he moved through our home to get to the crawl space door. He did everything that I asked him to do during the installation, and explained precautions we should take (such as not puncturing the floor with sharp objects, or not storing objects too close to the walls of the crawl space). While the process usually takes two days to install Clean Space, our installation was completed in one day because our crawl space was not as nasty as many crawl spaces are. We like that the lifetime warranty is backed by a nationwide network, Basement Systems. This means that if the local company is no longer in business, any warranty claim can still be dealt with. Since it is not uncommon for basement repair companies to come and go, we felt it
to go with a company that is part of a larger network. In addition, their sales materials were clear, and the sales representative was informative and helpful.

-GAIL C.

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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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Foundation Repair reviews in Folsom

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to repair foundation after having 3 other companies give assessments/estimates.
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was the most reasonable and they offered financing if needed. I was able to do all this long distance as I live out of town.
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, manager, was friendly and easy to talk with regarding work set up and payment. Any question she could not answer she put me in contact with
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, owner, who was able to explain installation in more detail. Had 8 helical piers installed around the perimeter of my town home. The job was done over a week. My realtor,
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both took pictures of the work in progress. Pictures sent via email. My neighbor went over and checked the area where the work was done and commented that they cleaned up so well that you could not tell they were there. She also took pictures. Upon final payment I received the completed paperwork and a Lifetime transferable Warranty on the area that the piers were installed. I would recommend having
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- Anita F.
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The crew chief was great and they did a good job cleaning up afterwards. I really like the crew that performed the work. The issues I ran into was with the office staff. Absolutely no communication. I had to call to make sure I was still on the schedule the day before. I was not warned that the main crew was behind due to weather the day before and they only sent a starter crew of 4 people on the first day. I had also sent a couple of emails that were not returned.

According to the crew chief the office staff is famous for not communicating with customers. They are performing work on someones investment and need to keep clients informed.

I wouldd advise using them for cost and quality of work, but be prepared to have to make calls to get questions answered.
- Darren D.
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provides easy to read, yet detailed bids including a foundation plan and pier locations. And he has a thorough knowledge of foundation repair. He arrives on time, completes the work in a professional manner within the time frames specified in his bid and does a thorough clean up afterwards. An independent engineer reviews the work and provides a Letter of Completion. The warranties on his work are generous in terms (five years) and easily understood. I would use no one else when it comes to foundation work. Thank you,
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, investor and General Contractor,
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Hill, California
- Timothy R.
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It went very well. We knew a large area of the floor wasn't level by about 1 1/4" because a wall wasn't load bearing that probably should have been, but the sales person did not add that service to the price. Instead, he made a note of it for the workers to look into. After the project had begun, I was given an explanation of what needed to be done to raise the floor and given a price. They quickly adjusted their plans to pour the concrete and install the smart
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before finishing the encapsulation.

They finished in two days. The floor was raised 1/2", which is guaranteed to stay that way, but we are responsible for raising the floor further every three months until it is level, if possible. The floor feels more solid and it is noticeably more level. They also did the necessary things to do the job, like rerouting the drier vent and rerouting a duct.

The encapsulation is working as expected. The crawl space is now room temperature and the above room's floor is also room temperature.
- Samuel G.
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They performed the work in one day, and everything went smoothly. They made some recommendations that other companies did not mention, and felt more comfortable after speaking with the salesman from this company.
- Allan Y.
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They were on time and completed the task promptly, I had little loss in plants around the house even though the flower beds were full. They were careful replanting most of the bushes. They also had to work inside house and cleaned their work and replaced carpet.
- Janis T.
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Entire process took over 20 days. Yearly reviews inaccurate. MBroom continue to shift due to half of slab done right. Company informed and reproposed $14000 to fix their work again. MBroom still shifting (3) other contractors indicate that Mitcho failed to correct matter. BBB has been informed of the breech.
- Lisa Leia G.
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The actual work turned out good, but they cut the line to my water sprinkler system. They came to try to fix it in January after several calls. They couldn't fix it themselves so they had to hire a sprinkler professional to fix it.
- Juanita H.

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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

ALS HANDYMAN SERVICES

Citrus Heights

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

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

Cleanrite-Buildrite

1200 W E Ave
Chico

Colony Construction

7925 Butte Avenue
Sacramento

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
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

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

Lincoln Hills Construction

2375 culpepper lane
Lincoln

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

Monster Contractor

4763 Ravenstone Wy
Sacramento

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

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

Tupou And Sons Concrete

180 Regency Park Circle
Sacramento

Turenne General Contracting

1023 Central Park Drive
Paradise

Valley West Construction

3503 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento

VENCO CONSTRUCTION

8250 Calvine Rd
Sacramento

Walker Handyman Services

330 terken pl
Auburn

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