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"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.

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Crawl Spaces

Homes that aren't built on a slab foundation or basement feature crawl spaces to allow for the necessary access to plumbing, electrical and other home systems.

crack in concrete driveway
Foundation Repair

Many homeowners worry about the severity of foundation cracks in the basement.

Relying solely on measurements to determine the condition of a foundation often leads to risks incurring further damage to a home, says Granott. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Virginia.)
Foundation Repair

Measuring your foundation for levelness alone is not enough to determine if your foundation needs repair. A foundation expert will evaluate all the factors.

Foundation and basement repair experts advise homeowners not to ignore cracks, which can expand into costly foundation failures. (Photo courtesy of member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Va.)
Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair

Foundation damage can lead to costly repairs, especially if left untreated for a long time. Check out our expert tips for best advice on how to handle.

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Foundation Repair, Structural Engineering

Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their home’s foundation until it’s too late. A foundation problem could jeopardize the structural soundness of your home and make it impossible to sell without first being corrected. Get tips on what you can do to prevent problems.

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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 Madison Heights


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.

I called Tarheel Basements a little over 2 weeks ago about concerns I had with my house/foundation. I explained why I was calling, and they scheduled a visit for today.
Prior to today's visit, they mailed me a packet. The contents included pamphlets with information and pictures specific to the types of conditions I had called and expressed concerns about.
The techinician,
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, showed up on time and spent over an hour checking my house. He was professional and knowledgeable. I was relieved to learn that repairs are not needed, but if they are in the future, he explained the process and provided an estimate of what certain repairs may cost.
There was no charge for today's visit, and I can't express how much I appreciate the peace of mind I have knowing that I do not have to worry about foundation repairs at this time. If that need ever arises in the future, Tarheel Basements will be the company I choose to do the work.
Great customer service and great customer experience!

- Mark T.

I have a large crack (about 12 inches) from the top of the wall to the doorway between the dining room and kitchen. I was concerned that the recent earthquakes may have caused significant damage to my pier and beam foundation since my home was built in 1948. Scheduling the appointment was convenient and the $55 coupon was great. They conveyed their findings to my Mother who met them. They followed up with a written report via email that I received one day later. They noted 3 problems: sagging in the doorway, sagging in the bathroom and dry foundation. Their report indicated the items to be repaired and advice regarding the dry foundation. What I really liked was that they said that the suggested repairs were not an emergency and could wait until further updates are done to the house. I will definitely use them again.
- Deborah H.

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O. arrived on time and alerted me prior to his coming by phone.
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went around the basement and inspected the walls and windows for moisture penetration, and signs of deterioration. He listened to my concerns and wrote a report and recommended an indoor french drain installation based on his professional judgment of the situation.
I received the report with a schematic of my basement and his assessment as a pdf on email. He included a detailed estimate for the work proposed.
I feel that I got a report and an hour of evaluation for $49 and it is fair.
- Dora W.

I am so very pleased with the work completed. I bought this house not too long ago. It's amazing how many issues can be missed! On all four corners of the foundation, there were large pieces of concrete that had broken off under the brick. After being fixed, I can't tell that it was ever broken. He did an excellent job of tuckpointing some areas of the brick that I did not notice needing repair. I had a large crack in a basement wall going sideways and about halfway in the eight foot tall wall. He told me that it was caused by too much pressure from the ground being too wet outside. He said the pressure from outside was pushing against the concrete wall and the crack would continue to grow larger and eventually leak. He installed new french drain outside to divert water away from the foundation and then sealed the crack in the interior basement wall. I am so totally pleased I can use the wood
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in the basement. The first time I tried it, smoke filled the basement! It turns out the original clay flue liner was broken but the chimney was completely blocked by soot! It was just a matter of time it would have caught fire. I am pleased that all of my questions were answered politely and to the point. They didn't try to sell me services that were not needed. Everything was carefully explained to me on each of the repairs that needed to be made and why it needed to be done. The guys were always friendly and showed up on time. When everything was complete, I couldn't even tell that they were even there to begin with! They cleaned up any mess that the job created. I have high regards and highly recommend
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to anyone who needs to have work done. I will definitely hire them again in the future!
- Nancy L.

I purchased a $49 foundation inspection deal and
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found that although the foundation of the main house is fine, that there was a problem with the attached screened-in patio. After the discount from the Angie's list deal, the foundation repair cost $4800, including an inspection by an engineer. Everything went great. The team to do the repair work showed up on time, about 7:45 a.m. this morning, and got to work
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came out to talk with them and complete the paperwork, but the the lead on the project had already showed me that he had all of the information that he needed on his phone.
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sent him the diagram and details. They were very quick and had all 10 piers in place before the engineer showed up a little after 10:30 a.m. The engineer recommended that the foundation come up another half inch on the end that was the problem and they did that while he was there. He seemed very happy with their work. After they finished -- about 11:30 a.m., I walked around the area where they had worked and it was difficult to find any evidence that they had been there. They had carefully bagged the dirt that they dug up and replaced it when they finished, so no one would even know that I had foundation work done if I didn't tell them. I am very pleased with the work that was done and the fact that the warranty is transferable if I should ever sell the house.

Foundation Contractors in Madison Heights, MI

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4-Ever Water-Tite

33333 Kelly Rd

5 Star Construction and Design

2899 E. Big Beaver Rd.

A & M Basement Waterproofing

62115 Hidden Pond Dr

A to Z Home Remodeling Co.

17601 Roselawn St


37838 Seaway Court
Harrison Township



Action Fire Repair Corporation

29157 Five Mile Road

active asphalt

46537 Ecorse Rd

Active Basement Waterproofing

3456 Burns St

Advance Home Inspectors

7261 Voerner Ave
Center Line

Advance Restoration

22815 Macomb Industrial Dr
Clinton Township

AJ Construction

61177 Allen Ct.
South Lyon

All Cities Restoration

47515 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Twp

All Type Landscape Co

P.O. Box 201

American Masonry Specialist Inc

3655 Academy St.

Anchor Masonry, LLC

37642 S Groesbeck Hwy
Clinton Township




P.O. Box 23009

Atlantic Coast Waterproofing Inc

8101 Sheraton Park Dr

Attention To Detail

Mt. Clemens

B Dry System of Michigan Inc

8175 Big Lake Rd

Bauer Builders Inc.

53590 Andrew Cir
New Baltimore

Bayside Builders Inc

21304 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe

Belvedere Construction LLC

6149 Trailside Dr


1440 E.Lincoln
Madison Heights

Bond Bilt Home Improvement Inc

30140 Van Dyke

Brick Preservation

8724 Essex.

Brickworks Property Restoration LLC

35122 Cordelia St
Clinton Township



BROADCO Property Restoration

44700 N.Groesbeck Hwy.
Clinton Twp.



Calandra & Son's Construction Company

38361 Pineridge St.
Harrison Township

Champine Services Inc

49344 Monte Rd

Choice Home Improvement

6623 Middlebelt Rd
Garden City

Cobalt Construction

PO Box 2213

Complete Service Restoration

3528 Lakewood Dr

Constructive Services

985 E. Jefferson Ave., Ste. 300

D J & Associates (Restoration Contractors)

56450 Grand River
New Hudson

D.M. McCann Services

1251 Edgeorge

David Veatch

6478 Simmons

DBC Company, Inc.

46574 ERB DR

DEC General Home Improvement

700 Laird St
Lake Orion

Deciantis Building and cement LLC

1526 Rattalee Lk rd.

Dependable Construction

5304 Eastview Rd

DeRich Builders

8400 Westwood

Deroche Construction

21205 Martin Rd
St Clair Shores


PO Box 182468

Diversified Excavating LLC

7810 Whittaker Rd

Donato Group, Inc.

20 W. Washington Street

Drip Dry Waterproofing and Restoration

57666 Abraham
Washington Twp.

Dry-Tec, LLC

2856 Wood Rd


17801 Homer St

Dwight French & Son's Masonry

305 West Bernhard Ave.
Hazel Park




16500 N PARK DR


51947 Filomena Drive
Shelby Township

Fix My Crawl LLC

28712 Wall st

foundation repair systems

16145 Maplewood Ct

Foundation Systems of Michigan

32985 Schoolcraft Rd

french construction

13451 Brainwood Ave


3362 TRACY
Sterling Heights

GBI Masonry

22271 Starks Dr
Clinton Twp

Geppetto Building & Restoration

685 W. Romeo Road

Great Lakes Waterproofing

34770 Summers St

Grosse Pte.,Waterproofing LLC

2018 Manchester Blvd
Grosse Pointe

Guardian Waterproofing Inc

24123 Greenfield Rd Suite 212

Handyman Shane

2120 Cambridge


PO Box 973226

High Point Construction Inc

39162 Wanda Ave
Sterling Heights

HomeSpec Advanced Basement

850 Minion

Homestead Construction

4512 Rochester Rd
Royal Oak

J Collins Construction

10649 Davisburg Rd

J&K Outdoor Services LLC

11250 McCrone

J.R. And Sons Services

23254 Croft Ave
Flat Rock

johnhood construction

27512 littlemack ave
Saint Clair Shores

JP Quality Carpentry

4199 Cornell St
Dearborn Heights

JT Waterproofing

Commerce Township

Jusino Concrete

4699 Pardee Ave
Dearborn Heights

Karl's Construction LLC

PO Box 66092

Kevin McCormick Masonry

8870 Van Gordon
White Lake

L & L Ross Concrete Placement

6064 Dudley St

LM Engineering

25315 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights

Lombardo Restoration

9399 Mitchell St

M.T. Chargot Building Co

22510 Hoover Rd



Masi Power

4001 9 Mile Road

Maxwell Masonry

21793 David


590 California
Crystal Lake

Metro Construction & Restoration

19110 Canterbury Dr

MZK Home Improvement & Roofing

1874 Canal St
Commerce Township

Northend Builders, Inc.

8040 Ortonville Rd STE B

Now Dry Basement Waterproofing

6544 E. Allen Rd.

Pafco Construction Inc.

1555 Chapin Ave.

Park Ave Assoc

41237 Clairpointe
Harrison Township

Patriot Building and Design

31330 Mound

Perma Dry Basement Waterproofing

23590 Bicking Ct

Plumb Pro

14043 Denne St

Price Builders, LLC

4262 Cambridge Crescent Dr



Professional Home Restorations

43862 Freeway Drive Suite J75
Sterling Heights

Rayne Construction LLC

16000 W Nine Mile Rd

Ross Homes Inc.

4568 Elizabeth Lake Rd

Ryan Renovations

2579 Frankson Ave
Rochester Hills

Sentry Contractors Inc

7250 Capri Dr
White Lake

Sharper Homes, Inc

22136 Springbrook Ave

Signature Services

17500 Dix

Sodonis Group

2709 Buckingham Ave

Somerset Painting & Professional Improvements

647 S Spinningwheel Ln
Bloomfield Hills

Son In Law Service

PO Box 87742

Spectrum Construction

1002 Manderly

src construction llc

3356 ewald circle

Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc

4600 N Grand River Ave

StayDry Waterproofing

6490 E 10 Mile Rd
Center Line

TDH home renovations llc

459 rolfe


5627 Jackson St.
Dearborn Heights

Tomassi Cement Inc

25505 meadowview ln

Top Hat Masonry Repair

7244 Ida Terrace

Ultimate Contracting Corp.

5216 Pointe Tremble Rd Frnt

Versatile Unlimited


Water'b'Gone Basement Waterproofing

28500 Safie Dr
New Baltimore

White Construction


Young masonry

11116 27 mile rd

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