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Foundation Repair reviews in Portsmouth


We thought we might have a sinking foundation problem and my husband contacted "XYZ" company to assess and give us an estimate. Well they said we needed 43 piers and tried to hard sell us, offering a discount if we contracted with them by end of business day. Didn't seem right to me so I went to Angie's list and found the lovely folks at
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Foundations. They did a thorough inspection and spent quite a bit of time looking at every little crack my husband could find. The only help they could offer us was the number to a plasterer. To our relief we were informed that we merely had some cosmetic issues. These are friendly, honest folk. they spent about an hour or so with us despite the fact that they wouldn't be making any money off of us. I would hire/recommend them without hesitation. , (Do not remember the exact date but I believe it was in March)
- susana H.

During the initial site visit the salesman
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up a "contract" for the two installs. The salesman offered up several "freebies" for both the bathroom site and the kitchen site. The overall value sounded good so I signed the contract and paid them the required 50% up front. After the beam was installed under the bathroom. I crawled under the house to inspect the work. I saw no " freebies. I knew they were to come back and do my kitchen however I wanted out of the contract b/c I had a feeling they were never going to give me these freebies. I understood these freebies to be several replacement joists.
Lesson Learned: The problem with freebies is that they are NOT on the contract. Therefore when
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failed to produce these freebies I didn't have a leg to stand on in demanding that they give them to me BUT these "freebies" were my deciding factor in hiring
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as I felt they offered the best value compared to other contractor proposals.
There were 3 workers at my house for a total of 3 hours for the beam under the bathroom. I felt that they had done the work too quickly and questioned the quality of the work. I spoke to the salesman and told him I wanted out of the contract for the kitchen portion of the work. He put me in touch with the owner
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wanted to know why I wanted out of the contract. I told him the story and he insisted that I stay with the contract and that I would be happy with the results. At this point was frustrated knowing I have to get the work done b/c I am short on time and I just got the feeling that he wasn't going to let me out of the contract without a fight. I was on the 3rd day of the contract and had every legal right out of it. I told him that if I continued with the contract I wanted a new contract written to include the "freebies". He said that he promised I would be happy with the work when finished so I gave
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the 2nd
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but looking back I think the main reason is b/c I'm short on time and already have too many things on my plate.
All in all I give
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a "C" b/c I feel I fell for the "freebie" trick, which was my fault. However I expect a contractor to be more honest. I was offered what seemed like a better value yet it was not delivered. In legal terms its called a "bait and switch" when you are told one thing and receive another. This is where written contracts come in handy yet my freebies were not in the contract. Also the concrete that was removed in my garage was replaced with the yellow bag quickcrete and it looks like h***. It's not level with the rest of my garage and doesnt match the smooth finish of the rest of my garage.
If I had to do this over again - I would demand those "freebies" be put in the contract (in writing). Also I would have had 2 seperate contracts written up, 1 for the bathroom and 1 for the kitchen. The kitchen being contingent on the satisfactory results of the bathroom.
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also asks for 50% of the cost up front. I will NEVER again give anyone 50% of the cost up front. The government doesn't even pays its contractor's 50% up front. No one gets paid until the job has been inspected and is satisfactory. Any financially solid company should not require 50% up front.
For $7500 I expect top quality workmanship. I felt I overpaid for the amount of time the workers spent at my house for the bathroom portion. The owner did mention that the material was extremely expensive b/c of research and development. I don't believe this type of foundation repair to be new technology. However I'm justifying the price b/c they offer a 25 year transferable warranty.
The workers and salesman were extremely nice despite my concerns. I felt the owner to be a little pushy in
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me from wanting out of the kitchen portion of the contract.
- Susan R.

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said that I don't have to worry. The sag on the floor is because of settling. He advised me to measure the cracks on the wall regularly and to call if there's a big change. He has sharp eyes and he even went in the crawl space to inspect the foundation. Thank you
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- maria M.
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All Foundation Repair Specialists in Portsmouth, VA

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7 Cities Termite & Pest Control

1530 East Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA

A-1 Inc Exterminators

1704 S Park Ct
Chesapeake, VA

Aarons Siding & Roofing/antique restoration

4310 county st
Portsmouth, VA

ACME Animal Removal & Bee Control Services

Serving the Entire Hampton Roads Area
Norfolk, VA


Suffolk, VA

Advanced Builders Inc

19159 Farm Rd
Smithfield, VA

Advanced Engineering Construction

1800 Rokeby Ave
Chesapeake, VA


234 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA

AMC Foundation Repair

5552 Raby Rd
Norfolk, VA

American Dry Basement Systems/Mold Pro Inc

28 Del Mar Dr
Brookfield, CT

Anointed Masonry One LLC

P.O. Box 1492
Norfolk, VA

ArtDivine Painting, A Home Improvement Company

916 Westwind Place
Virginia Beach, VA

Atlantic Foundations Inc

1700 Lambert Ct
Chesapeake, VA

Atlantic Hardscapes

820 Stell lane
Va Beach, va

Atlantic Power Wash Exterior Cleaning & Coatings

228 Citation Drive
Newport News, VA


1240 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA


4701 Bromfield Ave
Virginia Beach, VA

Bay Shore Construction

3101 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Bayshore Construction, Inc

3101 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

BCC Services Inc.

538 Wythe Creek Road
Poquoson, VA

Bedrock Foundation Systems Inc

128 Dorset Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA


9208 Venture Ct
Manassas, VA


PO Box 2157
Virginia Beach, VA

C&A Building and Remodeling

400 Sharon Dr.
Newport News, VA

Cardial Carpentry LLC

15160 Ashby Way West
Carrollton, VA


2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach, VA

Chix Construction, Inc.

PO Box 2697
Big Spring, TX

Clean Air Solutions Inc.

2768 Mulberry Loop
Virginia Beach, VA

Cofield Home Improvement

3209 Morningside Dr
Chesapeake, VA

Crawl Masters

2265 Bartholomews xing
Virginia Beach, VA

Creative Concepts Investments, Inc

6001 Miller Store Rd.
Norfolk, VA

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News, VA


Virginia Beach, VA

E.W. Carter General Contractor

202 Hough Ave
Norfolk, VA

eastern home repair

12551 jefferson ave.suite 101
Newport News, va


3730 DAVIS ST.
Norfolk, VA

Erik Cook Landscapes

1740 Log Cabin Rd
Beaverdam, VA

Expert House Movers Inc

575 Hwy T
Foristell, MO

Four Seasons Home Repair

480m Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA

Gamble Home Improvement

507 Kent Dr
Portsmouth, VA

General Home Improvements

512 Kings Neck Cove
Virginia Beach, VA

General Repairs LLC

4901 Manor Avenue
Portsmouth, VA

Gibson Concrete

4940 Rutherford Rd ste 401
Virginia Beach, VA


Hampton, VA

Hampton Roads Contracting Services of VA

3000 Churchland Blvd
Chesapeake, VA

Hampton Roads Maintenance

1910 Lansing Ave
Portsmouth, VA

HomePro Pest Control

PO Box 15595
Chesapeake, VA

Hudgins Masonry

712 Poplar Forest Ct
Chesapeake, va

Hug-A-Bug Pest Control and Termite Inc

5324 Tuza Ln
Virginia Beach, VA

International Concrete, LLC

5448 Apex Peakway
Apex, NC


201 Cypress Rd
Portsmouth, VA

Jazi Builders, Inc.

476 Richneck Rd
Newport News, VA

JES Foundation Repair

569 Central Dr
Virginia Beach, VA

Jps handyman services

42 camelot court
Hampton, VA

Lawson Concrete Construction

664 Abbey Village Cir
Midlothian, VA

Madison Enterprises of VA Inc.

P.O. Box 16099
Newport News, VA


Poquoson, VA

Marquee Homes Inc.

538 Wythe Creek Road
Poquoson, VA

Matt's Repair

421 Dauphin Ln
Virginia Beach, VA

McGhee's Concrete and Construction

812 Popler Ridge Dr
Chesapeake, VA

Michael Davidson Masonry

101 Honaker Ave
Norfolk, VA


3737 Strawberry Plains Rd
Williamsburg, VA


416 Height hill Rd
Barboursville, VA

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S Crescent Dr
Smithfield, NC

MSH Homes Inc

3524 Ballahack Rd
Chesapeake, VA


Chesapeake, VA

Ocean Cove Masonry & Construction

300 24th street
Virginia Beach, va


10 San Jose Drive, Suite 4-B
Newport News, VA

Pilot Construction, Inc.

12 Bonita Dr.
Hampton, VA

Priority Pest Services

1509 Technology Dr
Chesapeake, VA

Professional Building Services

2404 Chubb Lake Ave
Virginia Beach, VA

Quality Carpenters Inc

637 74th St
Newport News, VA

R & R Home Repair & Remodeling

418 Troon Chase
Virginia Beach, VA

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions

101 Saunders Road
Hampton, VA

Reliance Pest & Termite Inc

644 Prosperity Way
Chesapeake, VA

rock solid concepts

3416 n. military hwy
Norfolk, va

S&A Contracting and Restoration

329 e randall ave
Norfolk, va

Segar Contracting

3712 Mantle Ln
Virginia Beach, VA

Small Potatoes Structural Engineering

505 S Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

Smart Services

1385 Fordham Dr
Virginia Beach, VA

Suffolk Contractors Inc

228 Luray St.
Chesapeake, VA

Suffolk contractors inc.

228 Luray St
Chesapeake, VA

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B
San Marcos, CA

Task List Complete

1001 Little Lake Drive
Virginia Beach, Va

The Crawlspace Company

717 River Edge Lndg
Norfolk, VA

The Gillen Company

5998 Providence Road, Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA

Thrifty Concrete

26 Tillerson Dr
Newport News, VA

Tidewater Masonry

811 W 41st St
Norfolk, VA

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128
Portsmouth, VA

Virginia Foundation Solutions Inc

789 Seahawk Cir
Virginia Beach, VA

Walling Masonry

709 Paul Street
Newport News, VA

Walling Masonry

709 Paul Street
Newport News, VA

Wharton Construction Co., Inc.

703 Howmet Dr
Hampton, VA

What's It Worth? LLC

80 Hermitage Rd
Newport News, VA

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