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service we feel a hole lot more at ease with his evaluation and the price was great . The lady in" the office answered as many questions as she could . The whole experience was great, after our experience with a different company before them Granite really put us at ease. I would recommend them to anyone.

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came over and evaluated" the situation. He took some measurements with a floor laser in the kitchen. The floor was definitely not level. He then ventured into the crawl space to further a**** the foundation problem. It was determined that when the house was built some 55 years ago, the builder just didn't put enough support under the floor.
sent over a detailed proposal to correct the problem. After accepting the quote,
performed the work on the foundation. He jacked up the floor and installed sister joists and support posts to shore up the foundation. The floor is now in great shape and level for the first time in a long while! The folks at
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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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Foundation Repair reviews in Northfield

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This company recommended inside and outside work where the other two companies only recommended inside job. For what they were going to do inside and outside, the price probably was not too out of reason. Most companies offer free estimates where this company charged. Only time will tell if we made the right decision.
- Joy S.
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Contacted me in a timely manner. Kept all appointments. Work was completed without flaw and on the scheduled time and date. he was completely professional.
- Sherry B.
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Called ahead of time to see if OK to start 1 day early. Crew showed up on time and worked almost completely thru w/o breaks.
- Brad B.
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It started out well. Very professional up front with their business office staff. I made the initial appointment several weeks in advance. They sent an email confirmation and called 30 minutes ahead of time to let me know they were on their way.
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introduced themselves, measured, and offered to talk to my engineer. They did not leave me with a bid. The engineer had suggested I have a 10' hole dug to check for water.
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called me with a $2000.00 bid for this work but offered to apply it to any piering work they did. $2000.00 was way overpriced. I received another bid for $500.00. At their initial visit,
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had suggested I work with
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in the future. I contacted
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and left him a voice mail message to call my mobile phone. Instead, he called my home phone. This meant we had to play phone tag. I called him back and asked him for a bid on my house on a specific day, several weeks out. He said he was too busy and would see if
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could meet with me (didn't
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say to work with
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said he would call back in 10 minutes and I never heard from him again. Frustrated, I called
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, and he said I was on his calendar for the next day. I told
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that was news to me as I never heard back from anyone. So I met with
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and he measured, again (they lost the first measurements), and gave me a bid for 6 interior and 18 exterior piers. He also said that the office girls said they called and talked to me when they scheduled the appointment. I was offended as I never spoke with anyone, and isn't the customer always right?
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was pleasant and professional, but I got the impression that there were many more charges to come that he was not identifying. He made several innuendos about this and that. For example, pulling back the carpet and drilling holes in the foundation to see how much space was under there to see if it needed to be filled. In the end, I had too many negative experiences and doubts to spend that kind of money to have work done on my house so I went with another company.
- Shanna H.
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I called a few weeks ahead of time to schedule an appointment. They called 20 minutes ahead to let me know they were on their way. Showed up, no intro, no handshake, no fluff. All business, not salesy.
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White measured my house, gave me a drawing with piers, a bid with firm pricing (5% Angies List discount!) and educated me on piers and the process. I was impressed by
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's knowledge and the fact that he educated me and didn't just "sell" me.
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is one of only two companies that followed up with me. Several weeks later, after meeting with a total of three companies, I called
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and he came back out to answer questions and look at the possibility of more work.
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exhibited the same integrity and knowledge he impressed me with at our first visit. He suggested I didn't need the additional work that was suggested by the other two companies and said we should take a wait-and-see-approach after the 15 recommended piers were installed. His contract was straight forward and I signed that day. Within a week the work was being performed. Four guys and a foreman began hand digging the piering holes in 18 degree weather. They were diligent and it was obvious they knew what they were doing. The only day the did not come, at my recommendation, was the day temperatures were below zero and warnings were issued. We lost less landscaping than originally predicted. The workmen worked hard and expeditiously. They completed the work in 4 days, including 2 piers from the inside of my house. This work could have been a nightmare but, honestly, I have experienced more stress with having a bathroom painted than I did with having my house piered. The condition they left things in was almost as good as it was before the work was done. I would HIGHLY recommend
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- Shanna H.
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I contacted
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21 with several weeks advance notice. They were a no-show. I contacted them again and was told they forgot to put me on the schedule. Bill
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came out 2 days later and measured my house, using the engineer's drawing that I provided him with. He told me I needed to pier my whole house, including inside walls, and may need some mud jacking. I asked him why. He said my footings were bad. I asked him what that meant and, after I pushed him for an answer, finally said they were cracked. There is no way for him to know this and I doubt it is true. Two other bids and two engineer reports don't support this and they don't support piering my whole house. He never followed up with me. I didn't care for his demeanor, did not feel he was being honest with me, and I expect a lot more from someone who wants me to spend $39,500.00 with them.
- Shanna H.
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Excellent.
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is very professional and communicates well. He and his crew were organized, performed the work in a timely manner, and cleaned up well. The work was extensive and complex; I am not an expert in this line of work, but it appears to have been carefully prepared and executed. I would highly recommend this company
- Julia M.
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The support for the structure, which had started to deform and separate from the house proper, was solidly re-anchored and appears absolutely stable. The work was done over two years ago, so the success of the project is clear.
- JEFFREY M.

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A 1 Roofing & Siding Inc.

722 Lincoln Way West
Massillon

AAA HOME REPAIR SERVICES

862 Lakeview dr
Lorain

Accel Home Renewal & Roofing

1007 Shadyside Ave.
Canton

Ace Basement Waterproofing

1295 Akins Rd
Broadview Heights

Advance Masonry & Full Chimney Service Inc

11978 Edgerton Rd
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Affordable Caulking and Sealing

6694 Salerno St NW
Canton

Airguard Restoration

50 Public Sq
Cleveland

Alba Contractors

8670 Twinbrook Rd
Mentor

ALLEN KEITH CONSTRUCTION CO

2735 GREENSBURG RD
North Canton

Alman Brothers Excavating

33590 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton

AMERICAN CHIMNEY

970 CENTER ST
Grafton

Americon Inc

16926 Detroit Ave
Lakewood

AMG Trademark Properties, LLC

24120 Laing Rd
Bedford Heights

B. Hoover & Sons Contracting LLC

3700 Blackmore Rd.
Perry

Basement Care

1700 E Waterloo Rd
Akron

Basement Solutions of Ohio

3189 Union Ave SE
Minerva

Belsole Ground Works

5035 Beach Road
Medina

Borchert's Enclosure System Inc

13566 Ridge Rd
North Royalton

BradyMoore construction

3142 ridgewood rd

Bullington Builders

4900 Ferndale Ave
Sheffield Lake

Carmen & Sons Concrete

4528 E Boston Rd
Brecksville

CARRIERI CONSTRUCTION INC

11133 W SPRAGUE RD
North Royalton

Cavella and Hair Inc

515 Perry Dr NW
Canton

CC Contracting

5372 Bedford St
Bedford Heights

Certified Craftsmen of Northeast Ohio, LLC

3905 Pershing Ave.
Cleveland

Charles Micochero The Fix it Man

932 Haynes Street
Akron

Class 1 Pavers & Remodelers

1481 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland

Cramer Engineering, LLC

PO Box 22257
Akron

CURB MASTERS CONCRETE CUTTING

3370 Eberly Rd NE
Hartville

CURROW SIDING & REMODELING CO

4825 NEWCOMER RD
Stow

Dan Guardo Contracting Inc

31 E Lods St
Akron

Destorm Maintenance Contractors

1480 Holmden Rd
Cleveland

Difranco & Son Co Inc

36501 Eddy Rd
Willoughby

DLV Enterprises, LLC

8526 Creekside Drive
Sagamore Hills

DMS REHAB PROPERTIES

5607 LAFAYETTE AVE
Maple Heights

Eco-Seal Home Solutions, LLC.

4535 TR 367
Millersburg

Eden's Excavating Inc

PO Box 7103
Eastlake

Elite Custom Contractors

1672 Algiers Dr
Cleveland

Estes Builders

190 Redfern Rd
Chippewa Lake

Expert Basement Repair

17850 Bridge Creek Trl
Chagrin Falls

firstexperts

2771 Stark Dr
Willoughby

Gant Rehab and Handyman Services

1822 Alvason Rd
Cleveland

GARRETT BASEMENT WATERPROOFING

1629 EASTERN RD
Barberton

George Thomas Contractor, Inc.

5197 Trabue Rd
Columbus

Gillespie Construction LLC

21504 Ellen Dr
Fairview Park

GLS CONSTRUCTION

3067 Oaklawn Park Blvd
Stow

Green Ridge Builders LLC

10145 Bear Run
Doylestown

Hansen Restoration Inc

6050 Stone Rd
Medina

Hathaway Construction Services

1212 Mt. Vernon Ave
Akron

Henceroth Construction

47508 Middle Ridge Rd
Amherst

Holland Remodeling & Building LLC

840 Bath Country Drive
Akron

hometownconst

3734 dotwood st nw
North Canton

Homeworks General Contractors Inc

3619 Liberty Ave
Vermilion

I.T.S. Construction

3225 Middlebranch Ave NE
Canton

J&M Home Improvement

995 oakland ave

JC Antioch Concrete Co

19205 Fairway Ave
Maple Heights

JL Excavation Services LLC

1651 New Milford Rd.
Atwater

JMD Construction Ltd

12950 West Geauga Trail
Chesterland

JOHNSON HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

8835 TAYLOR MAY RD
Chagrin Falls

K G Structures Inc

414 Sawgrass Dr
Akron

Kearns Construction, Inc.

1425 Cuyahoga Street
Akron

Kelly Masonry Inc

3805 Laurel Glenn Dr
Broadview Heights

Kevin Ball Construction

PO Box 169
Tallmadge

KLIER STRUCTURAL MOVERS

18456 PITTS RD
Wellington

KOONTZ CONSTRUCTION

2045 Marwell Blvd
Hudson

L & L Waterproofing & Foundations

2179 Killian Rd Ste E
Akron

L & S CONCRETE

1120 W Edgerton Rd
Broadview Heights

L.R.J. Masonry

Cleveland

Lake Eire Companies

8746 East Ave.
Mentor

LEESON'S HOME & Business Improvements

10303 ALMIRA AVE
Cleveland

Miletti Home Improvement

492 Crystal St
Akron

Milex Construction and Masonry LLC

56 South Glenn Elynn
Youngstown

Mister Mason

8285 Crudele Dr
Cleveland

Mr V's Concrete & Construction

1523 Laclede Rd
Cleveland

Municipal Services of America

29647 Lakeland Blvd
Wickliffe

Mural & Son Inc

11340 Brookpark Rd
Cleveland

Neohab, llc

326 S Rose Blvd
Akron

Norlyn LLC

5655 Chatham Dr.
Seven Hills

Ohio Basement Systems

8295 Darrow Rd
Twinsburg

Old Time Home Improvement

1011 Clearview ave

Olivieri & Son, Inc

197 Trail Road
Brunswick

One Call Construction

9604 north ridge east
Geneva

Pioneer Basement Solutions

671 Baltimore Ave
Akron

Pioneer Basement Solutions

716 Rex Ave NE
Canton

R E Majer Co

835 Highland Rd E
Macedonia

Ram Jack Ohio

1450 E 357th St
Eastlake

RL SMITH CONCRETE INC

7951 Stoneybrook Ln
Mentor

Rockford Greenhouse Systems

8661 Twinbrook Rd
Mentor

Rockwood Custom Builders Inc

9038 Fairpark Ave
Canal Fulton

RUSHMORE BUILDERS & CONSTR

8042 ALBION RD
North Royalton

S&D Improvements Inc

6114 Groton St NW
Canton

Sal's Heating & Cooling Inc

11701 Royalton Rd
North Royalton

Samartano Concrete Co Inc

4920 West
Richfield

SANDSSIR SERVICES, LLC

PO BOX 161105
Rocky River

Sferra Waterproofing LLC

223 South Walnut St.
Ravenna

Sitework Developing Inc

9940 Waterford Trl
Chagrin Falls

Squire Construction Inc

472 Medina Rd
Medina

Stalnaker Construction llc.

2259 Cramer Ave
Akron

Steritec Services Inc

1196 E. 152nd st.
Cleveland

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

The Basement Guys

1633 Thornwood Dr
Heath

The Basement Guys - Cleveland

9221 Ravenna Rd
Twinsburg

The ERS Group LLC

5834 Mayfield Rd
Mayfield Hts

The Footer Up

1524 Clarendon Ave SW
Canton

The House Doctors

1330 Ranchland Dr
Cleveland

The Well Doctor

2957 Brady Lake Rd
Ravenna

Toaz Constuction Inc

19205 Rashell Dr
Bedford

TONY NERO CEMENT & CONSTRUCTION INC

16645 AUBURN SPRINGS DR
Chagrin Falls

USA Waterproofing & Foundation Services

1632 Enterprise Pkwy
Twinsburg

Vanni Construction

P.O. Box 236
Chagrin Falls

Vincent Homes, LLC.

2748 Rockefeller
Wickliffe

Weeden Waterproofing

Avon Belden
Avon Lake

Western Reserve Home Inspection LLC

2256 S Overlook Rd
Cleveland

Wise solutions

9815 Taylor May RD.
Chagrin Falls

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