Delaware Excavators

in Delaware, OH

Excavating Reviews in Delaware


The first contractor we met came out to look at the job and give us the estimate. He was very personable. We had scheduled at 5:30 pm. He called promptly at 5:30 pm and told us that he would be an hour late due to finishing up another job. He showed up at 6:30 pm promptly. His price was just right. We met the other contractors on the day of the excavation. They had some equipment problems in the morning but called at 8 am to let us know they were still going to be here. They did an excellent job and were willing to stay as long as it took to get the job done. The next day when we had the stairway installed by the other company, they even commented on the great excavation job that aero did for us.

and his shady practices at all costs. Where to start with this mess of a job...? First off, he met with us and we decided on a pattern, stone color, and accent color. I should have known his price was too good to be true, but we made a plan and he started work.
Almost immediately, things turned bad... Without talking to us, he bought a different accent stone than we talked about. He also decided that instead of laying the stones down in the agreed upon pattern he would just
them down in rows. Just one other slight problem, the grading on the patio was wrong - he actually sloped it to run back towards our house. After talking to him he agreed to redo the work and
the stones in the pattern we agreed to but that the accent color we wanted 'was just an example' so he wouldn't change it. He also said he would fix the sloping problem. He did change the pattern, but even after he was done the patio never drained right. Initially, I thought that with the way that the rest of the yard is sloped it might end up all working out, but as fall turned into winter the problems really started to show. Water didn't drain out of the patio as it should have and the winter freeze/thaw cycle ended up causing the retaining wall to start to move. That caused the pavers to move and the whole porch started degrading structurally.
So I called
out and he said he would fix everything. After he ripped out all the pavers he realized just how much work it was going to be to fix the patio correctly and he comes up with some lame excuse that my kids must have left the hose on and 'flooded' the patio causing the damage. He claims he called the water company and they told him there were big spikes in usage at my property. When we called the water company, they said that they wouldn't give that information out and that they had no record of anyone making such an inquiry - better still, they said that the water usage at my home has been below average and there was nothing unusual in terms of our water usage. He says we need to call our insurance company and get them to pay for his incompetence by saying that the damage was caused by 'accidental flooding'. When I called him out on his lie about talking to the water company and told him he needed to fix the work he got irate, insulted my wife and hung up the phone on me. You can see from the pictures the complete mess and hazard zone he left my back yard in then to add insult to injury he actually has the audacity to send me a bill for ~$650 for the 'repair' work he and his crew did ripping up the patio and abandoning it.
So now I'm waiting on a reputable company to free up to fix the patio correctly and we're missing out on a summer of enjoying our backyard. I've also got the added stress in my life as I'm preparing to take this idiot to court for failing to honor his warranty and basically destroying my back yard. Never - NEVER - ever, ever ever let
even step foot in your backyard. This guy does not know what he is doing and he will even stoop so low as to blame
children for his blatant ineptitude.
- Christopher L.
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All Excavators in Delaware, OH

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A & B Plumbing

1993 Kenton St
Columbus, OH


Delaware, OH

A-1 Concrete Leveling

2199 Lockbourne Rd
Columbus, OH

A-Ace Septic Tank Sewer & Drain Cleaning

4210 Groveport Rd
Columbus, OH

A.B. Robertson Excavating LLC

225 Nashoba Avenue
Columbus, OH


Columbus, OH

ABC Home Services

707 S Front St
Columbus, OH


Delaware, OH

Ace Septic Tank Cleaning SVC

1876 Mink St SW
Pataskala, OH


Columbus, OH

AK Utilities

310 Morton St
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Alexander Drain & Septic

10141 Shipley Rd
Johnstown, OH


Columbus, OH


Johnstown, OH

All Around Home Maintenance

698 Musgrove Rd
Chillicothe, OH

All Home Maintenance

Johnstown, OH

All Home Roofs & Siding LLC

3051 Lamb Ave
Columbus, OH

Amanda Plumbing Sewer & Drain

39 E William St
Delaware, OH

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