Manitowoc Foundation Repair Specialists

in Manitowoc, WI

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Foundation Repair Specialists are
in Manitowoc

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Foundation Repair Specialists in Manitowoc
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Brandon T.
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put together a good remediation plan for my rental house and Dallas crew did a great job of implementing it. Before they started none of the doors would even" open without forcing them and a few couldn't even be forced. Afterward everything lined up great and the crew was careful to check everything before they left. I am very happy with the foundation service. They also did some minor adjustment to my home and that also went without a hitch.
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yaron B.
"I rated
as lower mainly because of really bad scheduling issues and service related to it. The work was recently completed so I cant speak on the durability,but" with a 3 year warranty I believe that
will stand by their work and I'm very happy with the quality so far. Scheduling and attention to peoples times was really bad.
truck broke down so they had to cancel on me on the day I was waiting for them at my home even though the truck had broken down the day before. I can understand these things happened but I was expecting a call or message early instead of waiting and having to call them. After being rescheduled a week later, I was in the exact same situation: I was waiting at my home and they never showed up, so after calling them they told me the truck never got fixed. Second strike for really bad service. After ranting on the phone they apparently started to improve their 101 customer service and called me in advance that they had to reschedule yet again. Frustrated that a month had gone by I asked for a discount and they were OK giving me one which at least shows that they care about customer service, just not really good at executing it...
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Jacob B.
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did a terrific job repairing my foundation. After years of having a leaking basement and cracks in the walls of my home, the crew put in six piers and two drain" tiles. I would recommend this company to anyone! They were extremely professional and very fast at getting the job done correctly. Definitely worth the money!
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put together a good remediation plan for my rental house and Dallas crew did a great job of implementing it. Before they started none of" the doors would even open without forcing them and a few couldn't even be forced. Afterward everything lined up great and the crew was careful to check everything before they left. I am very happy with the foundation service. They also did some minor adjustment to my home and that also went without a hitch.

-Brandon T.

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"I rated
as lower mainly because of really bad scheduling issues and service related to it. The work was recently completed so I cant speak" on the durability,but with a 3 year warranty I believe that
will stand by their work and I'm very happy with the quality so far. Scheduling and attention to peoples times was really bad.
truck broke down so they had to cancel on me on the day I was waiting for them at my home even though the truck had broken down the day before. I can understand these things happened but I was expecting a call or message early instead of waiting and having to call them. After being rescheduled a week later, I was in the exact same situation: I was waiting at my home and they never showed up, so after calling them they told me the truck never got fixed. Second strike for really bad service. After ranting on the phone they apparently started to improve their 101 customer service and called me in advance that they had to reschedule yet again. Frustrated that a month had gone by I asked for a discount and they were OK giving me one which at least shows that they care about customer service, just not really good at executing it...

-yaron B.

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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 Manitowoc

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Things went well. They rescheduled to do the work due to weather issues. They were on time and did a great job. I was happy with their work.
- BETTY H.
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I would highly recommend
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to anyone needing the services they provide. The people who work there are friendly, professional, on time and do great work. From the start of setting up an appointment to the explanation of work being estimated through completion, the experience was one that I wish I had with any business I deal with.
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W. our contact person was fantastic on how he explained and recommended things. He had the crews there when they needed to be and the people doing the work were friendly and pleasant.
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did a great job with follow-up to make sure work was done as he outlined and that we were satisfied. We feel like we found a great company in
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and will recommend to anyone we know who needs their services. Thanks
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for a job well done!!
- Jim W.
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I was selling my home and had to have some foundation repairs completed for the sale. I contacted three (3) foundation repair firms; all three were on Angie's List and all three had good reviews. Two of the three were recommended by friends and all three came to my home and provided an estimate.
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P. with Structured provided an estimate that was significantly lower than the other two estimates and he took the time to explain the difference to me versus the other two estimates.
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was extremely patient and endured several phone calls and texts from me as I thought of other questions. What impressed me was that
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didn't try to "up sale" me. He actually worked with me to determine if tunneling (more expensive) was necessary or if we could make some of the repairs by breaking up the slab and installing the piers.
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totally put me at ease in what was a very stressful time. He was always pleasant and prompt to respond. When my repair work was scheduled, the Structured team showed up promptly and had the repairs completed a day early. They cleaned up the debris and left everything in great order.
In addition, the staff at Structured are first class. I particularly want to give kudos to
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who made sure I had all of my final reports in a timely manner for closing and was also quick to respond to any inquiries I had (and I had a few as this was a first time experience for me).
I would certainly recommend Structured to anyone who is in need of foundation repair. They are honest, ethical and straight forward.
Thank you
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-- you showed me that there are good people and good companies out there that really want to help their clients and deliver the highest quality of customer service.

- Gloria F.
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We are so thankful we found
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on Angies list. He was extremely responsive, solution oriented and his team is extremely professional and knowledgeable. We couldn't be more impressed.
After
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came out and gave us an estimate of the work he began instantly working with out site planner to plan the project. We had a second contractor that came out around the same time as
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and we were completely unconfident in his ability to do the work and thus we never even got a quote because he wanted a bunch of additional information we didn't have at the time.
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is in high demand so our project start date was later than we had hoped, plus it was Thanksgiving, so because we had a short timeframe we got a third contractor to come out and they quoted 3x the amount to do the same work and again made it seem very complicated. So we stuck with Shoretech and thank goodness we did. The work was completed, with multiple inspections, within 1 week and 2 days.
Every interaction with
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made me and my husband feel completely confident in his abilities. Better than that was how he navigated the complicated permitting process with the County of Orange and ensured that we 100% permitted the kitchen. If you have un-permitted work in your home and/or need structural work done then please call Shoretech. We give our full recommendation!!!
- Tamara A.
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Called to set up time for service and I was informed that the special was no longer valid. Talked to the owner and he promised to get back to me about a refund and doing the work at regular cost. After a few days of calling him and no returned calls I moved on. He said the special was to be taken down but it is still up on Angie's List. He asked where I lived I told him and then the communication stopped. don't know if it was because I lived in Southwest Atlanta that ended the relationship? Very puzzled by the response. No returned call after I was willing to pay full price. Disappointed - would sum up my review. I was really looking forward to working with the company. They appear to do good work.
- Ralph W.
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My husband found them. Somebody in the neighborhood had done it and he liked that. It's a different foundation. They do it differently. My husband went and talked to the neighbor and got the name. He even went and talked to them and they came. They were very professional. I liked them. It took them two days. They had to come around and dig holes. The engineer, which I found out later, is the owner. He was very nice. He was here and was checking while they were lifting up the house. Everything was really nice. Everything was left clean. They covered everything around the holes that they made. I would recommend them to people for foundation.
- Hilda E.
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was great to work with; He was very quick to access practical/cost effective solutions for the foundation in my basement. The job was finished fast. I was also very appreciative as he volunteered to fix two issues outside of the initial project: He patched a crack on the foundation exterior as well as removed an old concrete slab in my yard without asking for payment! I would highly recommend to everyone and will use his services again.
- Jesse A.

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Creative Masonry

1700 N Elinor St
Appleton

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane

Froemel Well Drilling

15251 W County Rd B
Hayward

RaiseRite Concrete Lifting Inc

PO Box 1054
Manitowoc

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

Sure-Dry Basement Systems

754 W Airport Rd
Menasha

Sure-Dry Basement Systems

754 W Airport Rd
Menasha

Tri State Basement Repair

27188 US Hwy 14
Richland Center

Van Wyks Inc

W4271 Cth W
Waldo

VerVelde Masonry

N1910 Dulmes Rd
Cedar Grove
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