La Plata Foundation Repair Specialists

in La Plata, MD

169
Foundation Repair Specialists are
in La Plata

35
Foundation Repair Specialists in La Plata
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PAUL S.
"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.
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Audrey M.
"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.
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Patricia K.
"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."
exceeded our expectations! They had the repair completed the next week.
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,
, for being so prompt and helping my son meet his deadline. We definitely recommend your company to anyone needing foundation repair work.

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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 La Plata

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They were on time, prompt, did a good job, explained their findings, and were very professional. I would definitely recommend them.
- Charles D.
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These boys worked very hard. A 2 day job took 3 plus an extra crew on one day because of all the bedrock. I got to watch the whole process. If you need foundation work on your house, don't hesitate to call
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. They definitely deserve their A rating!!!
- Barbara R.
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is the best foundation company in Houston. I had a great experience, great service and am very pleased with the results. I wouldn't trust my foundation to anyone else.
- Laralee W.
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They arrived on time, were very polite and knowledgeable, they explained every step. They came into the house often to verify that the process was accomplishing what it was supposed to (floor being leveled, cracks in walls stabilized or improving, not getting worse). They were professional in every respect. We would definitely recommend them unconditionally!
- Lee P.
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At first,
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did an amazing Job of coming out to the church and offering very cheap and potentially pro
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work to solve the issue. Unfortunately, after this occurred we went into a black hole. After weeks of repeated attempts to get the work scheduled, we were completely ignored. Very disappointing and frustrating!
- Seth C.
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Got a booklet on foundation repair in the mail along with a picture and profile of the person who would be coming by my house 2 weeks before the appointment. That was a good first impression and an indication of the professionalism of the company. The day before my appointment, the sales rep called me to inform me that he wouldn't be able to come because he had been called for jury duty. He said we could reschedule, or if I wanted to keep the appointment that the owner of the company would come out and honor the original time. I couldn't reschedule, so
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(the owner) showed up the next day with two other gentlemen. They were very thorough and took their time to gather all the information they needed to present a solution. They were back and forth between the house and the crawl space 4 or 5 times making sure all measurements were exact. I received the proposal the next day.
Budgetary concerns necessitate putting the job off for a few months, but I wanted to post this now because I was so impressed with the professionalism of the company. It's rare today to find a company that doesn't use high pressure sales tactics or try to sell you something you don't need. I would recommend
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and
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to anyone needing their services in a heartbeat. I will update once the repairs are done.
- Geoff K.
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The job went very well. They came out sooner than planed due to a delay on another job. They removed the soil to install the piers, raised the wall to level, backed filled the holes , and sloped the ground for positive drainage away from the house, I was pleased that I selected this firm to do the work. I asked them about another question I had about my foundation and they could have got another days work , but they said that since I had no real evidence of a problem that I would be wasting money to fix a problem that I only thought I might have. I would not hesitate to call them with any future problems I may have with foundations. I woyuld highly recommend them to anyone.
- James T.

All Foundation Repair Specialists in La Plata, MD

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A A Action Waterproofing Inc

410 S Camp Meade Rd
Linthicum Heights

A-Plus Advantage Inc

4423 Lehigh Rd
College Park

AAV INC

8101 Hudson Falls Way

ABC Design and Build Inc

6715 Blacklick Rd

AJ Ross Service

5406 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale

All About Waterproofing Inc

2602 Laurel Brook Road
Fallston

All Aspects Waterproofing

8735 Bollman Pl
Savage

Ameri-Dry Waterproofing

11011 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley

American Home Specialists

13221 Mockingbird ln
Bowie

American Mold & Restoration

3540 Crain Hwy
Bowie

American Renovations & Remodeling LLC

3555 Secluded Spring Drive
Mt. Airy

American Service & Installation Corp.

15812 Mt. Everest
Silver Spring

Americas Best Contractor

2972 Ps Business Center Dr

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303

Archer Contractors RPD Corp

PO Box 111
Damascus

Archiquest Inc

5412 Woodway Dr

AWT & ASSOCIATES

6047Old Central Ave.
Capitol Heights

B & B Quality Home Improvement

13251 overcup oak court

Ballard Enterprises LLC

2875 Hambleton Rd
Riva

BASEMENT UNLIMITED

1430 Galena Rd
Essex

Bay State Custom Homes LLC

P O Box 322
Brookeville

Bob Grill General Contractor Inc

9817 Lanham Severn Rd
Lanham

Bonillas Contractors Inc.

13408 Tamarack Rd
Silver Spring

Bonn Group America Inc

1629 K Street NW

Chamberlin-Washington Inc.

6482 Sligo Mill Rd
Takoma Park

Chesapeake Builders, LLC

2508 Cherokee Street
Adelphi

City Masonry, LLC

816 N Washington st

City Renovations & Remodeling LLC

938 E Swann Creek Rd
Fort Washington

Contractors Consortium LLC

6412 Brandon Ave.

D & F CONSTRUCTION

11913 SEVEN LOCKS RD
Potomac

D & S Builders

331 Apple Grove School Rd

D&T Construction

PO BOX 459
Owings

Dash Construction Inc.

17910 Barney Drive
Accokeek

Dave's Masonry

Atlantic Av
Rockville

David Ricard Masonry

12329 Beechnut Ct

DUNKIRK CONSTRUCTION

3110 HICKORY RIDGE RD
Dunkirk

Earth Friendly Services

3015 Sycamore Pl
Huntingtown

East Coast Builders, Inc

29948 Barger Dr
Mechanicsville

EASTERN CONCRETE FOUNDATION

7950 PENN RANDALL PL
Upper Marlboro

Economy Exterminators

2160 N Salem St

Elite Development

4401 Connecticut Ave NW

Environmental Solutions Service

18244 Piedmont Dr
Cobb Island

Excellent Services

607 Forbes St

EYECATCHERS SCAPES & STRUCTURE

4709 ELMER DERR RD
Frederick

Feature Construction LLC

3831 S. George Mason Dr.

FEATURE DESIGN INC

6361 VERDE CT

FIRE WORKS CLEANING

12210 CONWAY RD
Beltsville

G & E Landscaping & Concrete Services

20801 Hermanville Rd
Lexington Park

G C Construction LLC

9201 Gilmore Dr

GCA CONTRACTING LLC

P.O. BOX 406
Riverdale

Gebcon Corporation

17504 Black Rock Rd
Germantown

Greene Home Services, LLC

13208 Ardennes Ave
Rockville

Guevara Concrete

4214 Avon dr

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr
Bowie

HOMES AMERICA GROUP

27530 Persimmon Ln
Mechanicsville

HP Drywall

5824 Ridings Manor Pl

J & E Home Services

10118 Hampton Woods Dr

Jamison Caulking, Sealants & Services LLC

11308 Old Hopkins Rd
Clarksville

JES Foundation Repair

569 Central Dr

JJC Construction

12880 Edwin Drive

JP Companies Inc

43543 Braddock Rd

JRM DRYWALL & FINISHING INC

1220 S. FREDERICK STREET

Kayton Jack T III DDS

315 Old Ivy Way

LATHROUM MASONRY

20867 Heathers Lane
Callaway

Liberty Constrution of Waldorf, Inc

11700 Bad Dog Valley
Waldorf

Lifelong Renovations, LLC

43610 Lifelong Landing Lane
Hollywood

Lighthouse Property Management, Ltd.

9419 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring

Limitless Design & Build, LLC.

12587 Fair Lakes Cir #263

LUNA CONCRETE INC

11011 LANHAM SEVERN RD
Glenn Dale

M & J Classic Craftsmen, Inc

3502 Majestic Pine Ln

M&M Quality Home Improvements LLC

6032 Gholson Bridge Ct.

Maryland Builders, Inc.

7603 Powhatan Street
New Carrollton

Maryland Waterproofing & Radon Reduction Inc

407 Headquarters Dr
Millersville

MCCO Michaels Construction Company

12406 Great Park Circle
Germantown

MHDM Services

PO Box 1663

Mid S Builders LLC

15521 Kruhm Rd
Burtonsville

Midas Arlington

1001 South Glebe Rd

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S Crescent Dr.

MINOR CONCRETE WORK LLC

9224 CLIFF MILLS RD

MJ Home Services LLC

4367 Hollins Ferry Rd
Baltimore

Molina's Contruction INC

7532 Quail Run Ln

MP POWER INC

18605 SHADOW RIDGE TER
Olney

Mr Basement

832 Oregon Ave Ste H
Linthicum Heights

M² BUILDING AND DESIGN

7407 ALBERMARLE DR

Palmas Construction LLC

4942 Beech Street
Shady Side

Pappas Roofing & Construction, Inc.

726 Silver Spring Ave
Silver Spring

PERHE DESIGN BUILD & CONSTRUCTION

8909 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring

Precision Home Care

51 whitman rd

Pro Home Services

7301 Mill Run Dr
Rockville

ProCraft Construction

2201 Spencerville Rd
Spencerville

Pyramid Homeworks LLC

2021 Sue Creek Dr
Essex

RYAN & ASSOCIATES

2412 Wynfield Ct
Frederick

S D LOHR, INC

7470 BENSVILLE RD
Waldorf

Saund Builders Inc

5416 Colchester Meadow Lane

Select Services

301 Ellsworth Pl
Oxon Hill

SMITHGROUPBUILDERS,LLC

5464 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg

SOPRO Construction & Landscapes

26212 Ridge Road
Damascus

SORGO CONSTRUCTION

4080 Hallowing point rd.
Prince Frederick

South Paw Masonry

3834 Harrison Lane
Huntingtown

Stefan Home Service

5901 Sheraton Cir.

STRAIGHT UP CUSTOM HOMES

2425 FLAG MARSH RD
Mount Airy

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

T&B Renovation Company, LLC

3615-H Chain Bridge Road

Tech 24 Construction

5256 Eisenhower Ave

THE CRACK MAN / THE CRACK TEAM

11139 DEWEY RD
Kensington

The Sharper Cut, Inc. Landscapes

11602 Cheltenham Rd
Upper Marlboro

U 1st Home Improvements

7757 Belle Point Dr
Greenbelt

Universal Maintenance

65173 Seventh Road

Unlimited Design Builders Inc

9003 Greenbelt rd
Lanham

Value Dry Waterproofing

8735 Bollman Pl
Savage

Valued Homes

4930 Solomons Island Rd
Huntingtown

Van-Q construction, LLC

17822 Buehler Rd
Olney

VRN Masonry Inc

19424 Laguna Dr
Gaithersburg

We Can Fix That

5510 Greenfield Ave
Baltimore

WERNER RENOVATIONS

4585 MACARTHURBLVD NW APT 301

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