Bradford Foundation Repair Specialists

in Bradford, PA

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Foundation Repair Specialists in Bradford
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Pam L.
"everything thing went pretty good. came on time, finished up a little earlier than they thought. the electrician came on 12/9 and finished up in about 4 to 5 hours. aesthetically" looks nice. They cleaned up the outside nicely. they broke one of the basement panes on the outside, but fixed the next day.
also gave me a 39 year warranty that is transferrable. All though they did clean up I think, if they used a shop vacuum, clean up on the inside would have been better . They took a door off and never said anything about coming back and putting it back on. All in all they did the job and my basement looks better for it.
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danielle O.
"Excavators took my call right away and offered me good advise on next steps suggesting that I get plans and talk to a structural engineer. They also provided a very high level estimate" of their costs and time it would take to do the work. They offered to come and give an estimate as well. I was very impressed with how professional they were and would definitely use them if I decide to move forward with my project.
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John B.
"Excellent service throughout.
initially came to me as a subcontractor of a shoring company that I had hired to level my home.
ended up" doing much of the work when the shoring company failed. He poured a new foundation for my home, with a new basement floor and several new masonry walls. He demolished and rebuilt a very large (in excess of 1,000 s.f.) second floor front and side porch on my home. He also poured a new concrete driveway and sidewalks.
was a professional throughout an extensive rebuilding process that lasted for over a year. He always did what he said he would do, on time and for a fair price. I would use his services again, and would give him the highest recommendation.
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"everything thing went pretty good. came on time, finished up a little earlier than they thought. the electrician came on 12/9 and finished up in about 4 to 5 hours." aesthetically looks nice. They cleaned up the outside nicely. they broke one of the basement panes on the outside, but fixed the next day.
also gave me a 39 year warranty that is transferrable. All though they did clean up I think, if they used a shop vacuum, clean up on the inside would have been better . They took a door off and never said anything about coming back and putting it back on. All in all they did the job and my basement looks better for it.

-Pam L.

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"Excavators took my call right away and offered me good advise on next steps suggesting that I get plans and talk to a structural engineer. They also provided a" very high level estimate of their costs and time it would take to do the work. They offered to come and give an estimate as well. I was very impressed with how professional they were and would definitely use them if I decide to move forward with my project.

-danielle O.

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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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I hope I am reading the question correctly.  By added work, I assume you are speaking of change orders or additional work as opposed to the original work he contracted for? I think there are very few occasions that it would be wise to pay a contractor in full up front for work on the main contract that you are hireing him for. BUT, It is quite common that a general contractor will charge for (and should be paid), all change orders 100% upfront, as changes are typically very disruptive to a building process. Charging up front is somewhat to discourage changes as well as to not make the builder deal with chasing after money at least if he has to work quickly to modify his schedule due to the change at hand. It should have been spelled out in his contract with you prior to the start of the job that that was the agreement for how changes would be handled.

 

Some unscrupulous customers can also contract for work that they don't actually have the money for and then it puts the builder at a disadvantage at the end of the project when trying to collect. so basically doing a change is a courtesy so paying changes up front is part of reciprocating and extending courtesy back.

 

Also, check with some of his references and referral customers and find out if they too had the same experience and see if it worked out ok for them. 

Foundation Repair reviews in Bradford

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was great from first contact, providing a thorough assessment of what needed to be done with regard to the foundation, and more importantly, what didn't need to happen. Her quote was very reasonable and less than some we received.
The crew was amazing - polite, punctual, fast ... and cleaned the work site on a daily basis.
The work was completed on time and appears solid and the home looks no the worse for wear after having a quarter of the foundation removed and replaced.
I would use Atlas again.
- Jeffrey S.
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They ran into several problems that delayed the completion and required additional work on their part but was beyond the scope of initial project. Most was done expeditiously but towards the end. It took a while to finalize the last details.
- carl J.
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was contracted to restore a duplex whose foundation had been settling unevenly to a level state and install push piers secured to the foundation and going down to bedrock in order to prevent future movement. The floor of the structure was off level by two inches, from one end of the building to the other prior to the start of the job. The contractor raised one end of the structure restoring the building to level and installed steel push piers to stabilize the structure. The work was completed on time by a very professional crew who did a good job cleaning up the work site upon completion. I rated the quality of the work as N/A because only the passage of time will tell if the work was truly successful in stopping the movement of the building. I rated the cost as "fair" because in this area I couldn't find anyone else who does this work with whom I could get a price comparison. The price seemed reasonable considering the scope of the work.
- Steven S.
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These guys did great work. They were on time, courteous, and successfully worked around the roots of a mature crepe
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which has survived and thrived in the first year after the work was completed.
- Peter S.
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Excellent service, care, and clean up. They took time to explain what the problem was, what they could do to fix it, how they would fix it, and what the result would be. I haven't had a leak since.
- CLAUDIA A.
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The service went well and the quality was good but we did have some items come up missing from our garage after the service had been rendered. We talked to the management team and they knew who potentially did the theft and they were subsequently fired for this action.
- John C.
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It was done when they said it would be done. They did it in a single day and there wasn't a single thing that was out of place when they were finished. We were very pleased with the result. They inspected after the work was completed.
- frank H.

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