Santa Rosa Foundation Repair Specialists

in Santa Rosa, CA

204
Foundation Repair Specialists are
in Santa Rosa

25
Foundation Repair Specialists in Santa Rosa
are top rated

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Rated by
James M.
"The initial meeting went as scheduled and the game plan and price was agreed to based on their analysis of my problem. Nine piers were to be installed at two locations. We scheduled" the work for the following month at my request. The
team appeared on time as planned and began work immediately. One area of our foundation was a bit of a surprise because the builder had utilized a significant amount of excess concrete in that area of the stem wall footing. This resulted in a considerable amount of excess labor to remove the concrete but permitted the use of a different type of pier which eliminated one of the originally planned piers. In conclusion they installed 8 piers and resolved the structural issues as initially identified and discussed. The bill was significantly less than the initial estimate since one planned pier was ultimately unnecessary and they absorbed the additional labor on the excess concrete removal (a couple of hours of extra work). The damage to our foundation plants and shrubs was minimal given the nature of the work required. Clean up was okay when you recognize this is not a landscape company. Time will tell just how effective
's solution to our problem has been but to this point I'm pleasantly surprised and pleased with the service they provided. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
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Rated by
JERRY S.
"We had used Quackers previously to correct a bowed basement wall. We were very satisfied with their work and asked them to come back and do some work on another wall which had earlier" (1998) been braced from the outside (work NOT done by Quackers). The area around the support I-beams and the wall had deteriorated over time since that area had not been resealed after the bracing was done.
took around an hour to fill the crack, reseal the I-beam / wall areas and spot seal above this wall and the other 2 remaining walls.
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Rated by
Steve W.
"Job was started ahead of schedule, all permits pulled, they coordinated with the municipal inspector as well as the plumber who had to move the laundry tub and plumbing lines for this" job. They cleaned up everything and left the house in great shape. I highly recommend
and his crew at
Rite!

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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 Santa Rosa

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We were very happy with the work and entire process. We had started conversations with the company owner a few years back to get estimates for our project. He came to the site on several occasions during that time to reassess the work and update the estimates. Once we were finally ready to start construction, the company was busy but made room in the schedule to accommodate our project. They set a start date for the project and stuck to it. Their crew and superintendent were professional and kept the site clean. They were responsive to our comments and made changes or corrected items when mentioned. As the homeowner and the architect for the project, this was extremely important. I was at the site daily overseeing the work and they were very responsive. They did sub out some of the concrete work. I was happy with the end product but did feel that the sub required a bit more oversight. I thought the company was very fair in pricing, professional and did good work. I highly recommend them and would use them for future projects.
- Ruben S.
B

Rating
We hired DES to seal the foundation on one part of our home, but then they realized we needed a sump pump due to an active water current right next to our foundation. Grant, the PM on the job, came back and explained everything, helped walk my husband through all the issues over the phone since he couldn't be on site, and explained the updated charges. Overall they did a very good job; they trampled an azalea during their work, and the cap is sitting too high, but as soon as they come back to fix these issues (which they've already agreed to), I'll change the Overall Rating to an A. Thanks DES!
- Craig K.
C

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The project itself went well but the company has inexplicably moved out of San
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and only serves the
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area now. Work can with a warranty that doesn't seem to be worth the paper it is written on since they left the area and have not been responding to my inquiries.
- Chadwick and Amy A.
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This was an absolutely wonderful experience. As a new homeowner, I wanted to learn more about my property and their Angie's List deal was a perfect opportunity to identify and potential for long-term foundation issues, drainage concerns, and potential options for repairing and / or replacing some of my older concrete slabs. At the scheduled time, two very cheerful
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engineers arrived and we started taking a look around the exterior of the house. As we started looking around the exterior, they took the time to talk to me about any potential concerns I had, areas to which I might like to have special attention given, and generally got to know me and my house. Looking at the concrete slabs, they were able to identify options for re-leveling those that had shifted over time, noting the areas of some slabs that might be more problematic than others. Examining my drainage, they verified that the current arrangement was largely adequate; the one area that was of concern was identified and explained in quite a bit of detail, and they indicated what the proper resolution would be (which I could handle myself). Completing the exterior analysis, they expertly identified a few areas that they suggested be monitored for any shifting, providing me with the monitoring devices and instructions for installing them properly. The interior analysis involved taking measurements of all ceilings to identify any shifts in the structure of the house - they took a good number of measurements from both levels. They also thoroughly inspected the lower level for any signs of water penetration. I would note that I was both surprised and very pleased to discover that they were both very pet-friendly people. Having completed their measurements, they summarized the result of the visit and were merrily on their way. Within a few days, I had estimates for the identified issues and a report that detailed the examination and findings. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both the engineers, get to know them, and have them perform such a careful and professional analysis of our home. Thanks to them, we have exactly the information we were hoping to get and will definitely be utilizing them in the future. Thank you both so much!
- Mike M.
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The crew was here on time and were efficient. They didn't have to tear up the floor, which was a big plus. After their work, I could barely tell they had done the work on the outside, but in the inside cracks literally closed in some places. I went from over a 2" difference to almost totally level. Great work.
- Naomi T.
B

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came out for an inspection/quote and was very knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of details about the work itself and answered all of our questions. The workers who actually performed the work were professional and completed all of the work to our satisfaction. I would not hesitate to refer them.
- Janet B.
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They completed the job on time just as described in the estimate. They were prompt, professional and knew what they were doing. Very nice to work with.
- Steve K.

All Foundation Repair Specialists in Santa Rosa, CA

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A1 PLANET PRODUCTS

789 MARKET AVE
Richmond

AASVED CONSTRUCTION

1206 Stony Glen Ln
Cotati

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo

Acha Construction

765 Warford Ave
Vallejo

AcuStruct

2410 Bates Ave
Concord

AES General Engineering

2108 Cuttings Wharf Rd
Napa

Aflak Construction

1349 Olive Street

All Phase Concrete

1440 Russell Ave
Santa Rosa

AMC Builders, Inc.

2318 62nd Avenue
Oakland

AMS Engineering

1566 Bailey RD
Concord

Argos Construction

3259 Shelter Creek ln
San Bruno

Argueta Construstion

1240 jack london dr

Art Constructions

1705 Clarke St
San Leandro

Artistic Homes inc.

4976 South Pt
Discovery Bay

Avalon Structural Inc

181 Ridgeview Dr
Aptos

B A Morrison

2544 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley

B Line Construction Inc

430 Lea Way
Sacramento

B. Birmingham Inc. General Contractor

70 Hernandez Ave
San Francisco

Baledor Construction

PO BOX 2125
Morgan Hill

BAY AREA RETROFIT

427 San Pablo Ave
Albany

BB&B Builders Inc.

44 Indian Rock ct.
San Anselmo

BD Design Development, Inc.

282 Beverly Street
San Francisco

Belcan Engineers

480 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto

BETTER ROOFING WITH TRAVIS

220 Mar Vista
Watsonville

BF Construction

Sebastopol

BIG RED CONSTRUCTION

946 HOUGH AVE
Lafayette

Bitencourt Hauling

5534 Jefferson Ave
Richmond

Bob Boyce General Contractor

6096 Vincent Ct
San Jose

Bolt Down the Bay Area

3854 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa

Bradley Builders

3836 Selvage rd

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

Butler Concrete Construction

88 South Third Street
San Jose

BWH Builder Inc

532 wyandotte ave
Daly City

California Custom remodeling

709 Kentucky Street

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue
Albany

Capp Construction

5721 Salmon court
Discovery Bay

CAPS Home Renovations

785 Oak Grove rd suite E2 #253
Concord

CDL Construction

732 Gettysburg Way
Gilroy

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Closed

San Francisco

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

Complete Construction co.

20240 Anita ave
Castro Valley

Cook Construction

2098
San Francisco

Cornerstone Concrete Company

1873 Seville Way
San Jose

Custom Carpentry

111 Cleaveland Rd
Pleasant Hill

D. A. Young Construction

2825 Garden st., Apt B
Oakland

D.J. McCann Construction, Inc.

P.O. Box 7561
Menlo Park

D.W Henninger Construction

5216 Manila Ave
Oakland

Dave Hanbury Construction

PO Box 54
Willow Creek

Dave's Remodeling Inc

6047 Tampa Avenue
Tarzana

David E Conroy Construction

1512 Sweetwood Dr
Daly City

DelSan Construction

527 W 36th St
San Pedro

DMC Construction

1113 St. Helena Ave
Santa Rosa

DO Concrete

Roseville

doherty construction

4 Vera Ct
Redwood City

DOHERTY RESTORATION INC

828 Innes Ave
San Francisco

DONPEDRO's General Construction

4227 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

Duvall Construction

14847 Old Cazadero Rd
Guerneville

E . L REMODELING

230 N DELAWERE ST
San Mateo

EagleLIFT

10410 Trademark St
Rancho Cucamonga

EARTHQUAKE & STRUCTURES INC

6355 TELEGRAPH AVEnue
Oakland

Emil's Renovations

501 Midway Court
Martinez

EMJ Builders

6285 Anderson Road
Forestville

ENGINEERED SOIL REPAIRS INC

1267 SPRINGBROOK RD
Walnut Creek

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

European Craftsman

4231 Wilson Ln
Concord

Everlast Construction

1941 Oak Park Blvd Ste 20
Pleasant Hill

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

F Hernandez Construction

313 Pine Avenue
South San Francisco

Fisher Bros House Moving Co Inc

2801 Lovelace Rd
Manteca

Five Star General Contractor

4100-Redwood Rd #211
Oakland

FLINT HOOD CONSTRUCTION

29 ARROYO DR
Fairfax

Floors R Us

2324 Lafayette St
Santa Clara

Foo Bar

San Francisco

forgette design + construction

1601 Julia St
Berkeley

Foster's Constructon & Electric

5554 Amby Drive
San Jose

Foundation Repair of CA

1813 Rutan Drive # A
Livermore

G Moran Construction Inc

318 Starling Road
Mill Valley

G.O.W. Construction

3407 phillips ave

Gold Standard Concrete

1271 Washington Ave
San Leandro

GOLDEN GATE ENTERPRISES

2829 CASTRO VALLEY BLVD
Castro Valley

GoodFellas Construction

4924 Balboa Blvd
Encino

GREACON CONSTRUCTION INC.

58 Paul Dr Ste H
San Rafael

Ireland-Robinson & Hadley Inc

85 Beach Rd
Belvedere Tiburon

J. Holden Construction

1605 Gamay St.
Santa Rosa

J.R CONSTRUCTION

P.O. BOX 1473
Antioch

Jeremy Moore Construction Ca Lic 963425

615 Burnett Ave
San Francisco

JMS Construction

P.O. Box 7144
Petaluma

K&L Construction Co.,Inc.

134 Howard St
Petaluma

KRB Construction

707 Continental Circle

L.E. Baca Construction

35120 Buckingham Court
Newark

LEBEC Inc

8494 Lone Tree Way
Brentwood

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

Lucky kitchen and Bath

752 Commercial St
San Jose

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive
Vallejo

Mann Custom Home Construction

PO Box 144
Point Reyes

MANTESCO INC

1725 Novato Blvd
Novato

Marcos Leon Construction, Inc.

275 9th Avenue
San Francisco

Markison Pierce Company

PO Box 1064
Novato

Marvel Architecture

1278 25th Avenue #2
San Francisco

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

MC CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC

123 Wright Brothers Avenue
Livermore

McRae Oddi Construction

381 38th St
Oakland

MICHAEL HEAVEY CONSTRUCTION

2225 Ingalls St
San Francisco

Millsap Degnan & Associates Inc

4280 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael

Millsap, Degnan & Associates

4280 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael

MONTGOMERY BUILDERS

5232 TYLER CT
Castro Valley

Mr. Fix-It Company

3024 Clayton Rd
Concord

Mulhall Construction

1278 25th Avenue #2
San Francisco

Nationwide Secure inc.

3215 Calhoun Ct
Antioch

Ned Clyde Construction Inc

159 Mason Cir
Concord

Nicely Done

1800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

NSF CONSTRUCTION INC.

1141 Marina Village Parkway,
Alameda

nugent constructors inc

721 Old Creek Road
Danville

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue
Richmond

PCC PERKIN'S CONSTRUCTION CO

16621 COWELL ST
San Leandro

Peninsula Dirt WRX Inc.

1098 Independence Av, Suite A
Mountain View

Precision Contractors

5779 Amend Rd.
El Sobrante

Quality Remodeling and Design

159 Donegal Way
Martinez

R & M Builders

PO Box 4583
Santa Clara

Ray Segle Construction

940 W 9th St
Benicia

RD Works Corp

3505 Sonoma Blvd
Vallejo

RDG Construction

1517 North Point street
San Francisco

Repair Wizards

PO Box 1514
Los Gatos

rich alkema construction

96 julian ave.
Napa

RJ CONSTRUCTION

1991 BLUEBELL DR
Santa Rosa

RLC Concrete

Napa Valley

RM FANTASTIC CO.

1268
San Jose

RS Construction Company

2463 HIBISCUS DR.
Hayward

Ruzicka Construction

P.O. Box 1183
Burlingame

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street
Oakland

S.C. Construction

2779 Perch Dr.
Napa

S.R.Y. Construction and Electric

2516 Nason Ave
El Cerrito

SAFE ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

546 Market Street
San Francisco

Sandell Construction Co.

255 Elvia Court
San Rafael

SARATOGA KITCHEN & BATH

20430 SARATOGA-LOS GATOS RD
Saratoga

Scott Ueckert Construction

203 Mayhew Way
Walnut Creek

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

SHECan2

2646 Waterton Wy
Sacramento

Sigura Construction Inc

1300 Memorex Dr
Santa Clara

Silicon Valley Home Repair

444 N 14th St
San Jose

Simon Construction co.

3100 El Camino Real #D

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd #184
Van Nuys

SOD Builders, Inc

800 West El Camino Real
Mountain View

SOIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

927 ARGUELLO ST
Redwood City

Sontag Construction inc

1456 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley

Steve Sproul General Contractor

2775 Prosser Road
Sebastopol

Strongwall Construction Inc

PO Box 8351
San Jose

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B
San Marcos

T-BAR CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

26003 Eastman Ct
Hayward

The Handyman Can of Marin

1709 Center Rd
Novato

Tom Coll Construction

1422 16th Ave.
San Francisco

Van Hooser Enterprises

1049A Dell Ave
Campbell

Van Note Construction

PO Box 826
San Miguel

Vantage Construction Inc

PO Box 9580
Santa Rosa

Vargas Construction

664 Red Rome Ln
Brentwood

Vasona Construction

4120 Business Center Dr
Fremont

VIRDI CONSTRUCTION. INC

P.O.Box 953
Fremont

Wardlow Building Group, Inc

2341 settlers Trail

Wilkinson Design & Construction Inc.

46 Greenfield Dr
San Anselmo

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

Wolff Contracting Inc.

3100 Dutton Ave
Santa Rosa
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