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This is my first Angie review and I recommend that anyone needing bolting or an assessment for bolting on their propetry, contact this company and specifically ask for Zac.
If you want to get your house seismic strengthened then
installation, tell me the additional costs involved, and get my permission to perform the necessary work. His workers were very responsible, cleaning up after themselves every day and working under some uncomfortable conditions (low crawl space, damp and cold areas in the basement) without complaint. They bolted the frame of my house to the concrete foundation and restored my walls to their original condition (replacing wallboard), corrected earlier building errors, tied down my water heater, had a subcontractor install an automatic shut off valve for my gas supply, and followed through with required inspections. I was completely satisfied and fully appreciated their conscientious work on my home.
During the initial visit, was extremely professional and did a very complete inspection of the house. He clearly explained what was needed and what was not and was very upfront about any issues he thought might be encountered when they opened up. I was also very happy to learn that they patch up everything (i.e.: you do not have to hire someone separate to put the basement's ceiling back in order). They were not the cheapest of the contractors we contacted but I felt I would get better value.
The only slight hiccup was when the time came to patch up everything (basically close the ceiling back up).
So overall, great experience: professional, cordial and very responsive. I strongly recommend them.
They arrived for job estimation on time. They clearly discussed available options. The bid was deliverd as promised and explained in detail the work to be done. After acceptance of the bid, during preparation for the work, I discovered a rotted sill plate that wasn't visible until I had removed some old ductwork. Concerned that correction would involve another contractor and affect the start date, I called
The workers arrived promptly on the scheduled date. All work was done in the basement, and they were able to work around shelving units and other obstacles. They jacked up one side of the house slightly to allow removal of the rotted plate and arranged to have a new one (which was an unusual size because of our 1919 house) custom milled. While waiting for the new plate, they worked in other areas. Work proceeded quickly and efficiently. Though the noise of the hammer drill quickly got old, they had warned us in advance and suggested vacating the house during the construction. Since we had two cats, we elected to stay. Work was completed on time per the schedule modifications to account for the additional work. They cleaned up thoroughly. In spite of the dust from the drilling, it may be that the space was cleaner when they left than when they started.
Given the scope of additional work, I was amazed how little upcharge was involved. It has now been a little over six months since the work was completed and we have noted no cracks in our lath and plaster walls as a result of jacking up the house. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience with
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