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"The tough winter took a toll on our already aging front steps. I called for an estimate to repair loose bricks, but
told me that he thought" we really needed to replace the whole front steps. He came highly recommended so I trusted his assessment. I let them know when we would be on vacation and they completed the work while we were out of town, which was very convenient. The steps look great and we are very pleased with the work. I can't compare prices because we did not get other estimates.

-Laura G.

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"When half of the drain trench had been dug, the basement floor in that area dropped about an inch. They immediately ceased work and called in a structural engineer." He determined that the foundation was secure and that the drop in the floor was a result of erosion. He recommended that holes be drilled throughout the basement floor and filler material be added to support the floor and prevent further dropping. A week later
came back and drilled 2" holes approximately five feet apart, or closer where needed for larger voids, and filled with Bentonite clay for an additional $7900. They finished the waterproofing system in two days.

-David F.

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Mold in a basement is a common problem. My company helps people with this every day. Some of the answers you received were helpful but not all the information is correct. First, you need to eliminate the two main ingrediants that mold needs to survive. The first one is water intrusion. This is a must. I am assuming you have no water intrusion as you make no mention. The second componant that needs to be eliminated is moisture. Moisture is also humidity. Basements need to be kept airtight in the summer months. Some folks have posted that you need air flow in your basement. Nothing could be furthur from the truth. When you open any windows for example, not one micron of air goes out of the basement, Warm humid air is sucked into the basement. Houses suck air into the basement and it meets the cool surfaces and skyrockets humidity. The windows must be kept closed and a dehumidification device installed to ensure humidity stays below 60% humidity. The dehumidifier should be energy star rated and purchasing a seperate humidity guage is a must to monitor the unit's progress. We like to keep our customer's basements at 50% humidity. This eliminates the smell that is active mold spore growth. Once the water and humidity is brought under control. Remove the organic materials that have mold on them. Walls, sheetrock and studs that have been affected. Follow the advice of previous posts as you must ensure that you do not affect the rest of the home. Once removed, install new walls using as much inorganic material as possible. We also install vapor barrier over the walls and seal the floors to stopwater vapor transmission into the basement. Poly plastic is not a acceptable vapor barrier. It is not "zero-perm" and will still allow moisture transmission. It will also crack and break into pieces over the years. A PVC liner rated "zero-perm" is the correct product in this application. Depending how large the basement is and if it is sectioned off will determine the dehumidifier strength. We use the Santa Fe line of dehidifiers as they are super energy efficiant and work like a dehumidifier on steriods. I hope this helps and I wish you the best in Basement Health!
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Where is the home located, what is the exterior wall construction and type, how is the space heated?

 

It could be a whole host of different scenarios that would generate that result.  It is nearly impossible to tell but I would say that most basement moisture problems are a result of bulk moisture intrusion or condensation issues. 

 

Given the deep and hard winter this year, it could be a condensation issue that hadn't previously been shown.

 

 

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Basement Waterproofing reviews in Roxbury

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Injected two cracks in basement wall. One crack had to use staples.
We had a different company fix another crack a few years back. That work took two repairs to stop the leak.
Roxbury Waterproofing Contractors Provider Name Locked
's work
was much neater and worked the first try. They explained upfront the limitation regarding the corner crack repair. No further leaks
since repair. Would definitely use this company again.
- MICHAEL T.
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The product functions exactly as intended, water no longer comes in my basement when it rains, and their work is guaranteed for life. So in the end, I'd still recommend them to others, but be sure to get every single thing in writing on the quote/contract before work begins. There was a significant gap in between what the person issuing the quotation promised and what the person showing up to do the work tried to deliver.
It took a couple emails and phone calls to the company's owner to get what I was quoted to be actually accomplished. They either need to have the same person that quoted the work explain the scope to the on-site workers, or revise their contract forms to accommodate several other details for waterproofing jobs. I had to do a lot of babysitting to ensure I was receiving what I was paying for.
Additionally, one of the workers tried to tie my sump pump discharge line at the immediate base of my downspout. Not only was that explicitly not what was discussed during my quotation, it is simply an industry-recognized bad practice, and yet the worker tried to convince me it wouldn't matter. Shortcuts like these make me nervous about what other corners they cut over the course of my french drain installation, but again, their warranty eased my concerns enough to get past it.
Similarly, a staple gun was used to fasten protective plastic sheeting to the drywall in the rooms where the work was done. Rather than remove these staples individually upon completion, they just ripped the entire plastic sheeting from a single vantage point, putting
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stress on the staples, and ripping unnecessary chunks out of my drywall that I now have to patch.
Finally, their initial attempt at "burying" a downspout line was to place a pipe in the dirt, and sprinkle dirt on top of it, to where the majority of the white pipe was still clearly visible. To their credit, someone returned to bury t he pipe properly, and they changed the tie-in point of the discharge line to a safe distance, but these are lazy shortcuts I wouldn't expect from a professional company in the first place, and for that reason I give them a B in quality and professionalism.
Overall, they still get an A because they continued to work with me until I was happy, and the owner clearly cares about his company and the quality of service it provides, but there are some pretty easy areas of improvement when it comes to communicating and managing expectations with customers.


- Brice B.
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I went with
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because he was the plumber contracted by the previous owner five years ago to replace the original waste water line(s) from the house to the city T (connection) at the sidewalk. Unfortunately he could not remember nor easily find the notes on which lines he replaced (sanitation, sewer or both). He's older and he's old school. No fancy camera to peek in the pipes. And honestly, the man has so much experience that he can assess the situation reliably through feel and experience.
He was incredibly difficult to schedule. He kept delaying, postponing because I wasn't a critical case (no pipes bursting for example) as I wanted to understand why our basement kept getting some minor flooding. But he finally did come after I bugged him a lot & often. He seemed to be humored by the attention, thank goodness and didn't tell me to bugger off.
But he came with another guy and they went around the house, opening downspouts and flushing them out with high pressure. He removed a lot of smelly gross slimy debris from the driveway drain, which had been always slow to drain & I thought it might be broken or the cause of the basement water. That now drains fine.
He used a cutter to clear the main lines from the house to the sidewalk, although he said they were in general in good shape (not too many tree roots & debris). Unlike other plumbers, he wasn't afraid to take the cutter past the T connection to the city side of the pipe to keep clearing out the pipe. That's when he told me that there was "big clog" in the middle of the street and that I should demand a camera verification when the city comes to clear their side. He was adamant that my side was all good and "not to let the City tell you otherwise". He said all this in an empowering way as he knew the basement had gotten wet multiple times, not in a defensive way. I called the city to tell them to come clear the lines and they did but no camera.
And sure enough, we had a massive 100 yr flood in the area and my basement got wet again. So I called the city again and it took them two more times and finally i got camera verification. I haven't had a problem since.
Roxbury Waterproofing Contractors Provider Name Locked
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- Doug C.
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I made an appointment for a Friday about a week ahead and he called a couple of hours after the scheduled time to reschedule for the next day. It was raining a lot, so I guess he had more important customers to take care of that day. He never showed up the next day and ignored my text.
- Andrea M.
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The entire process was very smooth. Nick was very professional and efficient. He inspected the entire basement and carefully explained what he observed and suggested corrective actions. I had many questions - which he answered in detail. When he was finished he wrote up a full report, printed it and left it with me. There was no pressure to purchase services! Just the facts!
- Mary E M.
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met with us in early June and was responsive to the inquiry for a visit, recommendation and quote. He was prompt and communicated with us often as we had plenty of questions after the initial visit. After getting several more recommendations and quotes, we settled on Premier due to our interaction with
Roxbury Waterproofing Contractors Provider Name Locked
and the other reviews on Angie's list. Additionally the recommended work was in line with my research where the other 2 providers did not even come close.
We were not disappointed. The team that did the earth anchors and the team that did the drainage were top notch. Not only were they all friendly and go out of their way to be accommodating, they treated our house carefully and did an amazing job keeping things clean, neat and orderly during the process. At the end of the job, you could barely tell that we had so much work done. It was left clean. The teams on site were great. The work was done in exactly the amount of time that was scheduled.
Thanks again to your entire team
Roxbury Waterproofing Contractors Provider Name Locked
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- Angela J.
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Contacted Angies list for help. They opened a case but I never heard from them again.
When I finally contacted them through chat all they wanted to do was give me a discount and reschedule.
Avoid MTR and avoid Angies List. What a waste of time, especially since I am just beginning a total house rehab.
- john G.
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had completed repairs in my crawl for a previous owner. I
am currently selling my house and there was joist damage noted on the buyer’s
inspection. I called them to give me an estimate for repair, since they had done
work in the past on the house. I thought it was a good idea, but I was wrong.
The women answering the phones made me jump through hoops including emailing her
the prior contract from the prior owner. She also insisted I pay to transfer
the contract into my name before she would send anyone to give me an estimate. That
cost was $25, which was no problem. However, she would not take payment over
the phone and I had to mail it to her prior to any communication about setting
up an estimate. I explained on the phone and in email that the damage sighted on
the inspection for my buyer did not appear to be in areas of prior repair but
she still required all this extra legwork just to get a quote.
I attempted to clarify if I would have to go through some many steps just to get
an estimate for joist repair if her company had never done work on my house. At
that time she told me her workers were booked until September, which would have
never worked due to the repairs being needed to close on the sale of our house.
The house being on the
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was a point I was clear with her from the first
phone call.
I would not use this company due to it being difficult to use them in the first
place.
- Hilary P.

Waterproofing Contractors in Roxbury, MA

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1-800-BUSYDOG

PO Box 920624
Needham

1HandyTech Corp.

35 Elm St
Stoughton

5star remodeling

149 high st

A 1 Foundation Crack Repair Inc

9 John Robinson Rd
Hudson

A Flawless Finish

10 north st
Danvers

A-Pro Corp

136 Sharon St
Medford

ABA General Contractors

18 Wayside Lane
Ashland

Advanced Restorations

370 county rd
Ashby

AFFORDABLE MASONRY

438 ELM ST
Marlborough

Affordable Mold Removal

1248 Washington St
Holliston

Alcantara Contractor

61 Tainter St
Medford

All-Starr Landscape

560 Nantasket Ave
Hull

Alliance Company

PO Box 430
Newton

AM Remodeling

Brockton

AMERICAN MADE MASONRY LLC

9 LOCUST ST
Burlington

American Tile & Remodeling

134 Plymouth Dr
Norwood

Angelic Cleaning Services

Pleasant St
Dracut

Avico Mason Contractor Inc

505 Paradise Rd Ste 111
Swampscott

B&A Construction LLC

341 SIlver Lake Rd

B-Dry System M/E Inc

25 Sullivan Rd
North Billerica

B.C. Building Company

98 North Street
Medfield

Baltic Home Improvement

50 Carey Ave
Watertown

Barra Building

99 Bigelow St
Quincy

Basement Building Solutions

23 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Rehoboth

BAUTISTA MASONRY CORPORATION

99 Milton Street
Waltham

Bay State Brick & Stonework

PO Box 70
Mansfield

BAY STATE HOME CONSTRUCTION CO

6 ACADEMY HILL RD
Brighton

Ben's Construction Inc

206 S Main St
Natick

Bennett Painting Plus

6 Russell Trufant Rd
Carver

Brothers Property Management

2 Langevin st
Spencer

Bulkhead Doors Inc

401 Wareham St
Middleboro

BWWS Home Repairs

349 Baker St
West Roxbury

C Costello Masonry Inc

PO Box 263
Readville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carino Masonry

341 Stone Street
Walpole

Carlton Plumbing & Heating

14 Carlton St
Lowell

Carroll Flooring & Remodeling

78 oakdale ave
Dedham

Castiello Construction

160 Liverpool Street

Chase Masonry & Waterproofing

56 Keith Pl
East Bridgewater

CJ's Finish Carpentry

505 Maple St
Danvers

Clean Air Experts

22 Codman Rd
Norwood

Coen Construction

10 Harriet St
Boston

Complete Property Care

8 Alton Place Suite 4
Brookline

CRACK-X

25 WASHINGTON AVE.
Natick

Creative Construction Co

11 Cameron Ave
Taunton

CRJ Enterprise Corp

7 Franklin St
Danvers

D L Foote & Sons Inc

169 Middle St
East Weymouth

D.J.SALMON LAWN & LANDSCAPE, INC.

672 Millville Road
Uxbridge

Dawn General Contracting

15 Iron Horse Dr

Details Home Improvement

4373 Washington St
Roslindale

DiCarlo Masonry and Stoneworks

41 Swales Farm Rd.
Plymouth

DiOrio Builders and Designers Inc

5050 Washington St
West Roxbury

Done Right Services

5 Mount Vernon Ave
Billerica

Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc.

5 Byron Street
Wilmington

Dry X Waterproofing

67 meadow hill rd

Dry Zone Basement Systems

850 Bedford Street
Bridgewater

Drycrete Waterproofing

13 Sun Street
Waltham

East Coast Water Control

5 Kendall St
Walpole

Eastern Waterproofing Co

PO Box 420
Allston

Eloi Construction

19 Wilson St
Lynn

Environic Solutions Inc

169 Elm St
Waltham

FBN CONSTRUCTION CO.

17 WOLCOTT CT
Hyde Park

First Class Roofing

160 Baker St
Walpole

FORSYTHE PAINTING

53 PRINCETON ST.
North Chelmsford

FORSYTHE PAINTING

53 PRINCETON ST. APT1
North Chelmsford

FORTE ENTERPRISES

60 HILLTOP ST
Milton

Foundation Armor

3 Bud Way Ste 27

Fresh Start Contracting

94 Park Avenue
Belmont

G SPAULDING CO

57 FOUNTAIN ST
Haverhill

G&B Masonry

Judge rd
Lynn

Galloway Home Improvements

328 Beacon Street
Lowell

GENERAL DYNAMICS CONSTRUCTION

2073 Second NH Turnpike

GF GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

26 Edith St
Everett

Gil Boudreau Painting

70 Woodhill Hooksett Road

Golden Group Construction Corp

20 Tattan Farm Rd
Worcester

Gpconstruction

Tallant Rd

Green Pro Enviromental

550 Adams St
Quincy

Grogan & Sons Contracting

104 Davis St
Quincy

GW & Sons Builders

24 Roselin Ave
Quincy

Halliday Construction

1408 Centre St
Roslindale

Handy Randy Services

181 Liberty St
Marlborough

Harris Construction Inc.

25 Millbury Boulevard
Oxford

High End Definition

PO Box 354
Billerica

Horizon Chimney Services Inc

PO Box 224
Franklin

House Pro General Contractors

135 Nickerson Dr
Stoughton

J & C Project Services

190 Whipple Road
Tewksbury

JAMES W MILLER INC

95 EVANS ST
Watertown

JAZ Building and Remodeling LLC

4 Minute Man Drive
Bedford

JD Carpentry

55 Eliot Rd
Revere

JJ Calnan and sons Contractors

17 Reservoir Road
Lynn

Joel Jette Construction

57 Walker Rd
Wales

JSM construction

10gaywood circle
Methuen

K Clancy Carpentry

509 Elm Street
Bridgewater

Kostkutters1.com

113 Albion St
Wakefield

KPF CONTRACTING INC

58 WEBSTER ST
Douglas

L & L Property Services

387 Water St
Quincy

Lopez & Lopez Contractors Inc

PO Box 627
Marlborough

LPB CONSTRUCTION INC

P.O. BOX 115411
Waltham

Luis Jara Home Improvement

5 Seymour St
Roslindale

Maven Constuction

10 Grove Ave
Sharon

McCabe Masonry

77 Seymour St.
Roslindale

McCarthy Construction

315 Lake St
Arlington

MCCORMACK BUILDERS

37 Elm St
Canton

MCS Environmental

425 Main St
Hudson

MECHO CONTRACTING INC

PO Box 577
Methuen

Mercer Construction

383 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester

Middlesex Construction Services, LLC

36 Village Road Unit 714
Middleton

Midurski Bros. Landscaping Inc.

118 Cushing Street
Stoughton

MJ Nicholl's Landscaping LLC

77 Gridley St
Quincy

mk masonry

Boston

Mr Iceman Co. Roofing

15 Gates St
Boston

Mullen Construction

231 Elmwood St
North Attleboro

MyCraftsmen

PO BOX 22
Chelmsford

N.J.K. Construction

20 mill St.
Dracut

Neat Cleaning Services

4 wise street
Jamaica Plain

Neponset Valley Construction

281 Winter Street
Norwood

New Age Masonry

Truman Parkway
Hyde Park

New England Bulkhead

216 N. Maint St
Sharon

New England Crack-X

800 Turnpike Street
North Andover

npconstruction

158 Concord Rd
Billerica

O'Neill Masonry

23 Saranac St.
Boston

O'Sullivan Brick and Stone

42 Walnut St
Foxboro

Orival Property Services

11 chestnut street
Lynn

Paul Gentile Painting

18 Temple St
Abington

PBI Construction Co

545 Washington Street
Brighton

PETERSON CONSTRUCTION

210 BROADWAY
Lynn

Phalan Construction & The Handyman

881 R Waverly St
Framingham

Pioneer Basement

31 Sanford Rd
Westport

PRATHER CONSTRUCTION CO INC

250 MILTON ST
Dedham

Precision Roofing and Remodeling

50 Hillside Ave
Quincy

Premier Building Solutions LLC

80 Labor In Vain Rd
Ipswich

Pro Pave

1078 Pleasant St
Norwood

Property Pro Restoration

1000 Mt Laurel Cir
Shirley

Provost Construction

52 Great Pond Rd
South Weymouth

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

145 Newton Rd
Haverhill

Quality Insulation

110 Perimeter Rd

Quinn Bros Construction

17 Parkview terrace

R&B painting and carpentry

2 Washburn ter
Cambridge

R.M.C. SERVICES

31 POPE ST
Hudson

REAL DRY WATERPROOFING

Mr. Curt Guenther
Multiple Locations

RemodelWerks

621 Main Street
Shrewsbury

Renaissance Masonry

35 Upland Road
Belmont

Rennovare Construction

311 Washington Ave
Chelsea

Rescon Basement Solutions - MA

11 Hobson St.
Methuen

Rick Nolet Contracting

71 Middlesex St
North Chelmsford

Ryan Home Service

23 Spruce St
Kingston

S + H Construction Inc

26 New St
Cambridge

S P V Remodeling

34 Fairview Rd
Stoneham

Salon Belle Vie

707 Milford Rd

SCANZILLO CORP

10 DRIFTWAY
Scituate

SCFay Construction Corp

88 Marked Tree Rd

Service Master By Gaudet

6 Jefferson Ave
Woburn

Sevi Construction

616 Hartford St
Westwood

SGH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

293 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
Boston

Shibles Construction Inc.

133 Bridle Rd.
Billerica

Skillville Corp

23 Boutwell St
Wilmington

Steamatic Inc

11 Leonardo Dr

STEVE & SONS HOME REPAIR

46 BOSTON AVE
Somerville

Steve E Valenti Builders Inc

151 Magazine Street
Cambridge

Supreme Waterproofing

49 Standish st

SWEENEY BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION LLC

2 WHISKEY REBELLION CT

The Bulkhead Man Incorporated

75 Fuller St
Middleboro

The Crack Team

395 Tilden Commons Ln
Braintree

The Handy Painter

45 Blanchard Rd
Boxborough

Three Brothers Home Improvement

Po box 4802
Framingham

Top Cat Construction

p.o box 3106
North Attleboro

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

Total Restoration

158 Summer St.
Weymouth

Touchstone Masonry

56 Clark Ln
Sudbury

Value Dry

16 N Center St

Value Dry of Massachusetts

494 Franklin St
Framingham

Water Dry/ Basement Systems

Park Street
North Reading

Water Stoppers

108 Bullard Street
Walpole

Winthrop Emergency Plumbing

89 Veterans Rd
Quincy

Wollaston Sewer Cleaners

596 Hancock St
Quincy

Woodridge Construction

7 Skehan St
Somerville

Woodrite Construction

51 Puritan Drive
Quincy

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