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"What I wanted was to stop the bounce in my dining room floor. The china on the hutch rattled when one walked near it. I also had the same problem in several parts" of the living room.
came over and convinced me to do the additional work, advising that it would keep everything dry, keep the wood stable, and, prevent mold. Work started 13 January 2015. The project was not completed during the time scheduled (13-15
). The team had to come back, on three more occasions. I foolishly paid in full on the 15th of January. There was rework required because the concrete bases for the piers were not up to code, and the plastic was in some form of disarray. Pressure treated wood was not used for the
door and the concrete around some of the vents had to be fixed. Overall, there were four different teams, on four occasions. After the originally scheduled work, which took place during the week, everything else was worked on a Saturday. The team did not show on one Saturday, and the last workday had to be rescheduled by
due to some scheduling problem. The last team here in September worked hard to fix the problems, To their credit, they wanted to make sure I was satisfied. The bounce in the floor is not perfect, but it is finally better. Perhaps if the last team did the work in the beginning, I would not have had these problems, and my grading of
would be better. Workers smoking on my property will never be given an A rating by me for Professionalism..


"Prompt and courteous, they were very friendly and informative. Showed up on time, and completed the test. Showed what they tested, and what the status of the drain" tiles were. Made suggestions on work to be completed, along with follow up testing in the spring. Very practical advice, not overselling services. Asked great questions, and helped us understand how to fix the problem. We will definitely be calling them back in the spring after making corrections, and would recommend them highly.

-Gwen & Tom M.

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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).


Foundation Repair reviews in Demotte


I contacted SRS via Angies list and Jeramie responded promptly. We exchanged a few messages and he provided me with an initial quote that I was happy with. He is a straight talker, very professional and sticks to his word. He came over to size up the task, confirmed the quote and initiated the permit process at Ballwin. Once that was done, he set a date and completed the work on time. This work can be messy but they left the place clean and nice. Overall a great and painless experience for me. If you are looking for someone who is prompt and professional, Jeramie at SRS is your man!
- A.J. J.

The inspector
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was top notch. He arrived on time and was friendly, professional and thorough throughout the inspection. The entire process took about 1 1/2 hours, and upon completion he told me my foundation was fine, and that I didn't need any work.. He e-mailed me the inspection report along with a watering plan to eliminate or minimize future foundation issues. In addition he also gave me an idea of things to look for in the future that could indicate the beginning of foundation problems.To find a company that very easily could have told me I needed work when I didn't was refreshing. If I need work in the future I'll definitely be going with A1.
- Kimberly C.

Excellent work, professional and courteous. They had to remove part of the deck to do their work and they did an excellent job of cutting it apart and reassembly. They kept us appraised of what they were doing step-by-step. Very impressed. Cost? This type of work is never cheap -- and if you get a bid that seems like a bargain run away as fast as you can. I probably should have given them an A on price because of the type of work, but expensive is expensive even if it is a vary fair value.
- Roland D.

We had to reschedule multiple times, a couple times on our end (wife went into labor the day before the work was to begin) and a couple times on their end (rained out of other jobs). Eventually, we were able to work out a day to have the work done and it was done quickly, relatively quietly (for work using jackhammers), and done well.
My only annoyance is the discoloration of the driveway where they had to jackhammer through and re-pour concrete ... but that was expected. Not really a con, just seemed to be the natural result of the work that needed to be done.
Pros: Relatively flexible, reasonably priced
Cons: Scheduling can be challenging when there is a lot of rain
- David C.

The crew arrived at 11:30 am and worked until early evening. They returned the next day about *am and were cleaned up and out at 4:30 pm. They were very efficient.
- Albert H.

I thought the sill plate on my newly bought home was slipping out due to rot. Very concerned, I phoned
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and he asked me questions about the sill plate then agreed to come out to check it out promptly. Once at my home, he quickly assessed the state of the sill plate and laid my fears to rest: the plate was not slipping out; it is fine just getting wet due to leaky shingles. As a side benefit of the visit,
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gave me recommendations on how to improve ventilation of my shingled home. I found
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to be a cordial, polite and honest man with obvious expertise in his field.
- Maria Aleida L.

Came out promptly and took a few weeks for an estimate. The estimate given was not what I asked them to quote. It took another few weeks of phone calls and emails to get a response back. In the end, they never ended up giving me the quote I requested. Therefore, this job was given to another company
- David C.

Overall, I was highly satisfied with the job. I had gotten an estimate two years ago but hadn't done the work yet. They came out when promised, and I was amazed that they simply honored the two year old estimate. The crew that came out was on time and did the work and cleanup in a very professional manner. They had to go an extra 27 feet with each of the pilings, so the job was more costly than the estimate, but that was expected and the additional charges were warranted and clearly explained in the original estimate. The only problems with the job were in communication at the beginning to get scheduled for the work, and at the end of the job to get the final inspection from the county. Minor issues on leaving messages at the wrong phone number or not leaving messages about paperwork. The communications issues don't detract from the overall competent job.
- Kenneth H.

Foundation Contractors in Demotte, IN

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A&M Home Services

66050 US Hwy 31


5855 Kopetsky Drive Suite D



Bay and Sons Masonry and Construction

4171 Lanam Ridge Rd

CK Construction

P.O. Box 414

ERW Contracting


From The Foundation Up Service

11743 state highway 243

Great Lakes Waterproofing

504 Defiance St

Healthy Spaces

2501 N Cullen Ave

Indiana Crawl Space Repair

1759 N Blue Bluff Rd

M.O.M.Co. Properties

1210 Park Rd.

Mainstream Works

490 S. County Road 660 W
North Vernon

Maximus General Contracting LLC

5916 Falling Waters Dr.


1499 South Dixon & West Defenbaugh

Santana Construction

408 Darl Ave

Skaggs Construction, LLC

139 S Boehning St

Steve Graber Construction

8824 N 900 E

Swainco LLC

3831 Morgantown Rd

The Fireplace Specialist

103 East Iroquois Street

Tri City Builders

5106 Fox Rd

Tri States Painting & Construction

1032 N. 12th St

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