Queensbury Home Building Articles

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Services, Inc. misrepresented the quality of the work, the nature of the material, and they did not verify the
information in the reports.
The inspections did not uncover errors in the construction of the dwelling on Lonesome Rd that should have been obvious to a qualified inspection. These include:
1. The vertical steel in the foundation walls was placed approximately 24” on center, while the plans and geotechnical
Investigation called for steel placed between 6 and 8” on center.
2. The
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are not by plan and are unsupported at the first step.
3. The back fill type is not correct and installation was not in accordance with the plans.
4. There is an extra footer across an area way.
5. The mechanical drains were improperly placed.
6. The plans called out for the designer of the foundation to perform the foundation inspection.
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Services, Inc. was not the designer of the foundation.
These result in:
1. The foundation walls being undersized for the soil conditions at the site which could, at some future date, result in failure of the wall and lead to property and personal damages.
2. The
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failing which could result in personal injury.
3. Increased pressure on the walls increasing the possibility of wall failure.
4. Creation of a water basin around the house which prevents proper drainage of the water away from the house. This has resulted in the flooding of the basement at every major storm.
5. The extra footer adds a stress line for the basement slab. The slab has crackedacross this line.
6. The mechanical drains prevent the proper drainage of the basement and results in standing water which has caused
problems with mold and mildew. This increases the possibility of a personal medical condition.


- James H.
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It went great.
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was available to meet with us 3 time to go over what we wanted. He was prompt with the quote and theprice was right. He did another deck in our neighborhood so I had seen his quality and knew that if the price was right he was the one to get the job. His planning was great. The materials were delivered a couple days before they started. They showed up when they said they would.
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works so efficiently that they completed the whole project in one day. They cleaned up after in a very professional way. It showed they were proud of their work.
What he built is solid with little touches like routed edges. We are so happy with the work. It is exactly what we discussed and wanted.
- Tom S.
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They gave an assessment of what needed to be done prior to start up ; their assessment was in line with what other contractors had said in terms of the scope of the work and the price. They arrived on time the day that work was to be done. They were professional and neat. the job was completed in the time specified.
- Kari H.
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was amazing. The contractor was always very punctual, clean, and honest! He made me feel at ease from the first appointment all the way through the end of the project! His price was below my other three quotes and his quality was top notch. Even the inspector who came each time said he has been doing this for years and he could see when someone knew what they were doing and definitely saw this at my house. He had a key to my house for 5 weeks and was always respectable when coming to work. He didn't cuss, nor did his helpers and no one smoked. He even went out of his way to help me fix another problem I was having one day and didn't charge me for it. Great guy and I'd highly recommend
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to anyone. We are very pleased with our new room and the service he provided!
- Tova K.
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From the start to the completion of my basement,
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was in direct contact with us. He was true to his word and showed up when he said he would. He also had the appropriate permits filed with the county and the inspector came to review the work along the way. The painters, electricians, and carpenters were also professional and thorough with their work.
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came out personally to inspect the work by the drywallers, painters, electricians, and carpenters!
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were incredible to work with! Our basement looks amazing!
- Charles D.
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I contacted the provider to schedule an appointment for an estimate on a kitchen remodel. The lady who answered the phone told me that I would need to talk to
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and that she would have himn call me. After a couple of days with no response, I called again and talked to the same lady. I told her that
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had not returned my call. She said that he was really busy but she would write him a note and leave it for him so he would see it and call me. That was over a week ago and I still haven't received a call-back. Obviously I would not recommend this company if you expect any degree of customer service.
- Angela M.
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It is not going well - still can't even get the roofer here to fix a fireplace ( who sends a roofer to fix a fireplace anyway)? Our neighbors are having similar problems, and we are getting together as a group to see if we can put some pressure on them but we thought maybe Angie's List was a large enough group to warn others as our small community is not. Thank you.
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- Robert R.
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Started off strong with framing and then would disappear with little communication with us on what was going on. left the work areas a mess with boards and nails everywhere. We would get fed up and clean it up so our kids could play. Had to rearrange my father coming to stay with us because a four week project turned into a four month project. His estimates were horribly off. He said the bathroom vanity and top cost $400, when it reaally cost $400 for the vanity and an additional $209 for the top. The roof shingles do not match the rest of the house. There are gaps in the dry wall where some connect. Some doors are very hard to close. No one would be at the house or let us know it was being inspected so there were more issues. Mr.
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would not check the work of anyone under him unless an inspector made him or we complained. He would only come by if he wanted another payment. We finally said we had enough and finished the bathroom and floors ourselves.
- Ehab S.
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Great job organizing the subs. Plumber, electrician, insulators, demolition.

Price came in several thousand dollars under estimate.

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is a great communicator, and an upbeat guy. Completely trustworthy. He built my 5 star energy efficiency house in 2003, so I am surprised that he is not listed as one of the green contractors.
- Peter Y.
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In November of 2012 we moved into our now home in Bethesda MD. The process was challenging at times however we worked through many of issues with
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MD. In early October of 2013 we had a site visit by
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owner
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Lizzo along with a new site manager to address some issues to make sure we could move in by November. One of those issues was the presence of Mold in the garage and a mold/musty smell in the basement.
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hired a professional to remediate and remove the mold and told us the smell in the basement would eventually go away. In March of 2013 we had our 90 day walk through some general issues along with some open issues from a Site Visit dated 10-23-12. The general issues included some minor repairs, several items that were to be addressed by the subs, and several areas of drywall cracking near the trim and some on a few walls. The drywall items seemed normal considering the settling of the house. The drywall issue was repaired however over the course of the next few months some of the areas of cracking came back along with entire seems of drywall starting to appear in the Master Bathroom and Bedroom. Eight foot sections of the seems of the drywall are visible. We bought this up (in addition to the smell in the basement) in our 11 month walk through and some of the drywall repair was done however the contractor for
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Rock, said he would have to get approval to do the drywall seam repairs. This was in January of 2014. I had never heard back so I contacted
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on May 7, 2014 to which she told me she would have it taken care of and that
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Rock would schedule an appointment. I then followed up via email 5 times before I received an answer on June 5, 2014.
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said
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Rock had been contacted and would reach out to me shortly. On June 20, 2014 I reached out to
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Rock myself only to find out he was never told to preform he repairs. I contacted
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immediately only to get an answer on June 24, 2014 that
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Lizzo would not approve the work order until a permit issue was resolved with
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County. During the construction of my home the site conditions called for a large retaining wall that was outsourced to a Great Scapes.
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site-super
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Point (who was fired at the completion of my home)told Great Scapes that the wall was permitted and to start construction. On May 11, 2014 I was notified by
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County Department Of Permitting Services that the retaining wall was never permitted. They conducted an investigation and issued
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a Notice of Violation along with Great Scapes for doing the work. Great Scapes acted on the information from the
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Site-Super.
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County is requiring either
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or Great Scapes to go through the permitting process to resolve the case. Of course this has nothing to do with the drywall issues in our home however
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has refused to honor their commitment and stand by their product not to mention it took 12 emails and 18 voice mails to find this out. Unfortunately the above issue is a minor issue compared to the other outstanding issues we need addressed. I mentioned to
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that the Hardy Plank on the exterior of the home is at grade level and I learned that there should be a minimum of 6 inches between the grade and the Hardy material.
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performed the final grade of the house and is refusing to even acknowledge the problem. In addition as mentioned above our basement continues to have a mold/musty smell. We have had several folks look at it including the HVAC company and they find it unusual that it still smells this long after construction. And finally today we found mold in our garage, something that was supposed to be taken care of back in October of 2013. This was the final straw and I have no confidence that
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will resolve the situation which is why I am bringing this to the attention of any prospective home buyer that may work with
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in the future. I have a full account of every detail and email between myself and
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We are looking to resolve these issues starting with the most basic and urgent first: 1. Mold in Garage - mold on the wall separating the two garage doors needs to be remediated and repaired along with finding the root cause of its presence. Keep in mind this was an issue
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acknowledged on the 10-23-12 site visit 2. Mold/musty smell in basement - odor in basement needs to be resolved and root cause needs to be determined. Also an issue from 10-23-12 site visit 3. Drywall Issues - the evidence of seams coming apart in the Master Bedroom and Bathroom is clearly an issue of sub-standard workmenship and was identified to
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within the 12 month home warranty. In addition I have email correspondence confirming that contractor was scheduled however
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had no intention of fixing. 4. Final Grade - grade level is touching the Hardy Plank material. I confirmed with manufacture and
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County that there should be 6 inches between grade and material. This needs to be addressed. 5. Permit for Retaining wall - Site-super coordinated the entire construction of the wall (I have several emails that I sent to the county) and claimed that it was permitted. Based on that Great Scapes preformed the work. Site-Super fired after the completion of the house for many situations just like this one.
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needs to obtain permit and have
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County close the case.


- Vikram T.
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All Home Builders in Queensbury, NY

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

518 Contracting

1082 S Schodack Rd
Castleton On Hudson, NY

A & J GENERAL CONTRACTING

2780 AQUADUCT RD
Schenectady, NY

ABConstructionIICorp

36 Anthony Ln.
Albany, NY

ABELE BUILDERS

14 CORPORATE DR
Clifton Park, NY

ABMG GENERAL CONTRACTING CORP

372 Fullerton Ave
Newburgh, NY

Action Contracting

To be provided at a later date
Mechanicville, NY

ACTION CRAFT CONSTRUCTION

49 BUCKBEE RD
Queensbury, NY

ACTION ELECTRIC

11 KATHERINE AVE
Queensbury, NY

Adirondack Contractors & Associates

126 Maple St
Corinth, NY

ADIRONDACK CUSTOMS LLC

4316 Rt. 4
Fort Ann, NY

ADK Construction and Electric

123 Lorraine Drv.
Schoharie, NY

AE Rossi Builders, Inc.

157 Fabian Drive
Schenectady, NY

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala St. NE
Salem, OR

Affordable Roofing & Remodeling

92 Malden Ave
Palenville, NY

Al Packard Drafting Services

57 Vettura Court
Ballston Spa, NY

Albany Home Repairs

PO Box 301
Glenmont, NY

All Around My Home Solutions

106 Clamsteam Road
Clifton Park, NY

All Points Construction

PO Box 237
Greenville, NY

Allura Solar

2575 Johnson Rd
Schenectady, NY

Altamura and Associates, LLC

PO Box 2195
Ballston Spa, NY

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