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Earthquake Retrofitting reviews in Arlington

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Went terrific - much smoother than we anticipated. There was a minimum of noise and disruption int he process, which was important
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we work from home. They even held off on work one afternoon so I could do a conference call. Gave us a letter for our insurance company at the end of the process. Very clean, very professional, very honest. Loved them!
- BRIDGET M.
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Cipres was contacted to make an appointment for services. He answered the phone and I was able to make an appointment right away. He was going to be in my neighborhood so it worked out perfectly and he was able to install the earthquake valve the very next day. He was very professional, called to let us know that he will on his way, so that we did not have to wait all day for him. He installed the valve and also took time afterwards to explain how the earthquake valve worked. I would definitely hire him again for future plumbing related projects.
- John R.
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The service went very well. They installed a gas shutoff line for our house along with the standard earthquake retrofit. They had to do a bit more than they planned, just the way our house was constructed, but it was well within the quote. The workers were prompt and ended up staying quite late to finish the installation. They were very professional and cleaned up the place well.
- Benjamin C.
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We had our 1930 house's foundation bolted to the foundation. Because the basement is 3/4 finished and some walls are covered with built-in-bookshelves and the like, it was going to be cheaper and easier to access most of the house through the outside, by removing the lowest row of shingles. For that part of the house,
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used heavy-duty cement screws and straight metal plates to bolt the foundation to the sill plate, and smaller metal plates to connect the sill plate to the "box" around the exterior of the floor joists. They used an internal plate system to secure the foundation in the unfinished part of the basement. They did lead containment when they removed the shingles and kept chips cleaned up. Once the foundation work was done, they replaced the original row of cedar shingles with pre-primed, matching cedar shingles. They did a few other securing touches with some metal reinforcement plates to some of the beams supporting the house. They also did some basic bolting of our garage's sill plate to its slab and a few other things to secure the garage.
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is the owner and he personally came out for both the estimate and the work, overseeing one assistant. He was communicative and to-the-point. He came in at the estimated cost. All the work was as described and seemed very solid. They cleaned up very well every day they were here -- all the work took about 4-5 days, including getting the city permit done.
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can supply a letter and specs to get earthquake insurance if that's desired. We're happy with
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's work and it's nice to have a house that stands a better
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of remaining more intact in the event of the earthquake we're supposed to get sooner or later.
- Aaron K.
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I have worried about not having my foundation bolted for a while, but it still took me time to bite the bullet and get it all done.
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came to give me an initial quote/inspection and I was very impressed with how candid and knowledgeable he was. I decided I would use them even if a bit higher than others, but honestly their quote to me was also competitive. The crew finished work in about 3 days and left the basement even cleaner than before! Things looked great and the work passed inspection on the first try. I had a great experience with these guys.
- Michael H.
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Cipre, owner, was in immediate contact, arranged a time, was on-time and finished the work early. He left the work area clean and in order and accompanied me around the property to ensure all pilot lights were relit and operating correctly

As mentioned in previous reviews,
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cleaned and touched up the paint on the gas meter, and discussed with me how the gas shut-off valve worked. And
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is very patient, highly qualified and knowledgable.

I intend to hire him for additional work. Thanks
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- JOHN G.
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They did an awesome job. Highly professional and pride in workmanship. We were very very pleased and I would not hesitate to recommend
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and his team.
- John P.

All Seismic Retrofit in Arlington, VA

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AJ Ross Service

5406 Riverdale Rd

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303

Argos Construction

3259 Shelter Creek ln

Cross Build Metro DC

PO Box 1282
Springfield

EASTERN ELECTRIC INC

4032 TRAPP RD
Fairfax

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr

I S ENTERPRISES

1324 H STREET NE

Kolb Electric Inc

5901 Blair Rd NW

Mobile Heat hvac

6137 leesburg pike #201
Falls Church

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