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"It went great! The crew chief was very helpful in walking me through the process to establish expectations, and then at my request he let me tag along with him" during part of the lift. I have a much better understanding of this process now and it's not as scary as people think it is. They did a great job to protect the vegetation around where they did the work, fixed the grade up against the foundation all around the house, and then cleaned up very nicely. The chances that I will use this company again in the future are very high because I will continue to buy rent houses.

-Mitchell S.

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"If you have foundation/settlement issues, do not do what I did. I should have gotten a report from a structural engineer ($300-500) before contacting and contracting" with foundation repair companies. Instead, I got bids from 3 different companies that I picked out of the Yellow Pages (Angie's list wasn't really on the radar at that time). Those 3 were probably the worst possible ones I could have randomly picked. They all quoted a higher price than what I found out later was a reasonable, normal amount for that kind of work
was the one that I felt best about at the time. They took them a long time to do the work ( more than a week). I have a feeling that was because they hoped to "justify" the too high dollar cost. The work was rarely supervised by a boss- a variety of workers showed up-it was not a consistent work crew . The work and its results were complicated by the fact that while the holes next to the foundation were dug and left open, a heavy rainstorm caused lots of water to fill the holes and consequently flow into our basement. When the work was finished, May had to return twice to actually truly complete the repairs to their promised standards . And, although the work was finally completed, I absolutely got the feel that I had gotten "screwed". May----Too high a price, so-so work and less than adequate communication during the process. In 2015 I had to do more repairs (4 more Piers). I did it right. Structural Engineer's report (
Seig Engineer, an excellent choice) Used an excellent company (Pier Magic- a reputable company) The 4 pier job was efficiently completed in ONE day.

-Harold S.

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Crawl Spaces

Homes that aren't built on a slab foundation or basement feature crawl spaces to allow for the necessary access to plumbing, electrical and other home systems.

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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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Foundation Repair reviews in Thiensville

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Had a good visit with the engineer. He was very thorough and told us what we needed to fix and what we didn't. Put us at ease by explaining foundation problems are extremely common in the area and that he had seen many worse than ours.
The crew came out on time and were fast, quiet (considering they had to jackhammer), and courteous. They even finished a day ahead of schedule. Follow up was very good. If I had questions or needed paperwork they were quick to get back with me.
- Marc W.
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I was very impressed with everything about this company and the work performed. This company was very upfront with all the details on this job and gain my confidence immediately due to the honesty and straight talk used to explain everything. They understood my needs with getting this project done timely. I was in a position to need this project done before very short deadline due to this property was being sold and I needed this to be complete before closing. They not only adjusted their schedule to meet my deadline they completely the project within two days. Once the crew started I can tell you every employee clearly showed work ethic being they all demonstrated that they clearly knew what they were doing. The crew clearly shown there experience and that they were focused on job. Everyone on the job was super polite and all were whiling to talk to me about the project had how it was going. By far the best group of guys I have ever worked with in this type of project. Once the project was completed the whole crew went into clean up mode and I have never seen anything like it. They were extremely detailed in the cleanup of the project which mirrored the detail they put into the actual work. I really can’t say how extremely impressed I was with everyone at the company including all the crew members on the project. I would highly recommend this company and the fact they are part of the WAFRP puts this company far above the competition.
- Robert B.
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When an inquiry is made of any company by a potential client/customer, that action alone indicates the problem or concern is enough for the individual to stop whatever they intended to do, research and contact this company. Receiving no response from them to an inquiry as compared to other contacts made in the same industry; reflect directly upon the company's professional standing, responsiveness and quality of services provided.
I definitely shall never contact this company again or recommend them to anyone, other than to share my bad experience. I can understand if they had some type of situation preventing them from responding, yet as a business in this competitive
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, the use of an auto-responder email explaining their circumstances or phone voice mail would be the best way to handle this situation.
I am sorry I received no response as they might have been the company best suited to handle my problems and concerns. Again, they might have an unknown situation preventing them from responding or following up of which I am unaware. I have no way of knowing the answer to that question and this is now a lost opportunity for both of us.
This review is submitted strictly as an FYI to the other members for their consideration.
- Craig M.
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The job was okay but follow up was horrible. They had no communication and were completely unprofessional. Their phone is always busy and they never call back. They have no actual office address to check up with either. I have been trying to contact for over two months and they will only respond by text and not give me any information. I just need them to sign a paper stating that the work they did was paid so that I can sell my property. I am not able to close on my house because they will not answer my calls or help me
- Dan A.
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Scheduling initial inspection and the job were very easy with
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inspected crawl space and reviewed engineer's report Crew that did the work were prompt, friendly, and cleaned up. Happy with the results of work. Springy floors and one bathroom door closure issue resolved. Would use again.
- John M.
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There was only one issue that was cleared up, but they worked under another name (Structural Systems) that was confusing, but they explained that they also advertise on the radio and other places. They did a very good job. They were good about explaining what they were going to do and they cleaned up the area when they were done. He even shoveled the driveway for us so we could get out! I was very pleased with them and amazed at the work that they did. I would recommend them to anyone who needs basement repair.
- Mary M.
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Had 3 companies provide estimates. IFR was 1/2 the cost (price included the city permit, plumbing inspection and structural engineer final report). Although they were going to do alot less work. I was concerned about that at first, but they convinced me that I didn't need as many piers and that concrete would be fine for my situation. In fact, one of the places that the other 2 said I needed piers, IFR said was actually due to a rotted seal plate and the tree roots growing next to the house and recommended that I cut down the tree. When pressed on it, they said they'd be happy to sell me more piers, and more expensive materials if they thought I needed it, but they didn't want to sell me something I didn't need.
They used a large crew and installed the concrete piers and leveled the beams of the house in half a day. Immediately upon leaving, I realized that they didn't repair the seal plate. I called their office who got in touch with the foreman, and his crew came right back and repaired the seal plate the same day (he had overlooked it on the work order). While under the house, he noticed that there was another section of seal plate on the otherside that also had issues, and that he wanted to replace it. They did so the next day AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.
Although they filled the holes from the installed piers with extra dirt, after the recent rains we had, a few of them sunk below ground level by about 1 foot. I called their office, and they had a guy come out the next day and refill the holes.
All in all, very pleased.


- Rorry P.
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We truly enjoyed our experience with
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and would highly recommend them to everyone. Columbia has has many periods of intense rain in the past couple of years, and we were tired of having most of it come into our house. Working with
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was very easy. Our only regret was that we tried fixing it ourselves too many times and should have called them sooner. At our recent annual home termite checkup, the inspector said that it was one of the best looking drains that he's ever seen. That is a testament to the work done by
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. I can honestly say that we can sleep easier because of the work that
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did at our house...especially when it's raining!
- Robby W.

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A GRADE ABOVE RESIDENTIAL GRADING

N 57 W13817 THURSTON AVE
Menomonee Falls

A+ Environmental Inc

22 North 3rd St
Fort Atkinson

AASCEO

1810 Oakdale Drive
Waukesha

Accurate Basement Repair

3125 East Allerton Ave
Milwaukee

Adonnis Waterproofing Co., Inc.

10520 S Howell Ave
Oak Creek

All American Gutters LLC

795 South Main
Saukville

All Masonry Inc

719 S 121 St
Milwaukee

American Foundation Specialists

11011 W Forrest Home Ave
Hales Corners

Apex Development LLC

7343 W Layton Avenue
Greenfield

Badger Basement Systems

N1656 Hwy 12
Fort Atkinson

Badger Building Restoration

1034 Riverbend Dr
Hartford

Barajas Construction Llc

2545 s. 15th pl
Milwaukee

BASEMENT SPECIALISTS INC

4335 S 114TH ST
Milwaukee

Bayer & Bayer Inc

S81 W12997 Hi-view Drive
Muskego

BELFOR USA Group Inc.

2929 North 114th Street
Milwaukee

Best Choice Landscape Inc

2938 S Waukesha Rd
Milwaukee

Brillo Home Improvements Inc

5315 N Lovers Ln Rd
Milwaukee

Burkham Built LLC

1428 S.1st st.#F
Milwaukee

C S Recknagel Construction

12003 W Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee

CERTIFIED FOUNDATION

6115 S LINNIELAC DR
New Berlin

Charles Weber Consutling

3830 N 85th St
Milwaukee

Clint Lampshire Construction

5473 moorehead lane
Greendale

Colt's Construction

1980 W. Rawson Ave
Oak Creek

Complete Construction Services LLC

6248 S. Racine Place
New Berlin

Continental Waterproofing LLC

6000 N 91st St
Milwaukee

CRC Concrete Raising Corporation

2855 SOUTH 166TH STREET
New Berlin

Cream City Masonry LLC

5128 S 82nd St
Greendale

Creekstone Custom Carpentry, LLC

N144w6818 Pioneer Rd
Cedarburg

CRH Construction LLC

2810 S. 74th St.
Milwaukee

Cusatis Construction

W213N11111 Appleton Ave
Germantown

D & J Restoration Services Unlimited

4666 s 49th st
Greenfield

D.J. Concrete & Masonry Inc.

11022 N. Redwood Tree Ct.
Mequon

DALE SCHMIDT CONTRACTING

2060 HAWTHORNE DR
Elm Grove

Daniel Labrasca Services

5233 County Rd V
Franksville

Day and Night Restoration and Remodeling

S67W24465 Skyline Ave
Waukesha

Design & Build LLC (Rain 4 Rent)

21690 Sierra Dr
Brookfield

Done Right Builders LLC

1100 s 1st street

Dreams Come True

6142 s 33rd St
Milwaukee

Dry Otter Basement Waterproofing LLC

4328 Tanglewood Dr
Janesville

Dun-Rite Contractors

7578 S 75th St
Franklin

Everdry Waterproofing Wisconsin

W226N880 Eastmound Dr.
Waukesha

Express Excavation and Construction LLC

S108 W 16327 Loomis Dr
Muskego

First Class Cement Contractors Inc

4930 N 108th St
Milwaukee

Floor Concepts

14803 W. Hidden Creek Court
New Berlin

Gaidish Foundation

605 west Waterford ave
Milwaukee

GREAT LAKES EXCAVATING

PO BOX 170038
Milwaukee

Haase & Sons Construction

7147 W. Pineberry Rdg
Franklin

Handy Hagan LLC

Po Box 1163
Grafton

Handyman Specialties

po box 210222
Milwaukee

Ihn Company

17300 W Cleveland Ave
New Berlin

Industrial Restoration LLC

10220 Pleasant Valley Rd
Cedarburg

JAW'S SERVICES INC

po box 27
Ashippun

Jendusa Design & Engineering, Inc.

4615 VETTELSON RD
Hartland

Klamco

10060 W Loomis Rd
Franklin

Landmark Home Improvement

4322 s k.k. ave
Cudahy

Mahdee's Home Improvement, LLC

2358 N Holton St
Milwaukee

Majestic Renovations, LLC

2992 Willow Creek Rd.
Colgate

Mccoy Contractors Inc

4230 N 126th St
Brookfield

McCoy Plumbing Inc

2836 N Brookfield Rd
Brookfield

Michael J Till Associates

915 Michigan Street
Sturgeon Bay

Mike Shadid Foundation Consulting

W329 N4730 Lakeland Dr
Nashotah

MUDTeCH LLC

PO Box 41
Dousman

MULLIGAN & ASSOCIATES INC

11244 N RIVERLAND RD
Mequon

My Handy Man

Milwaukee

myHandypro

6819 Wellauer
Wauwatosa

Patera

2601 Sunny Slope Road
New Berlin

PELLATT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

239 JEFFERSON ST
Johnson Creek

QUALITY REMODELING SPECIALISTS INC

W238 N4719 WOODS EDGE DR
Pewaukee

RD Construction of WI, LLC

5224 S 13th St
Milwaukee

Reinforced Concrete Technologies

3845 w Forest Home Ave

SCHULTHEISS CONTRACTORS LLC

2650 S 60TH ST
Milwaukee

SS Remodeling

N5355 Loraine Ct
Fredonia

STEVE'S MASONRY REPAIR

6321 W Ohio Ave
Milwaukee

Stone Solid Masonry LLC

5143 County Road P S
West Bend

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

Tarwid Structural Repairs LLC

4518 Hansche Rd
Racine

The Mudjackers LLC

S29 W27296 Green Ln
Waukesha

The Repair Specialist

2341 N 101 St
Milwaukee

Tri State Basement Repair

27188 US Hwy 14
Richland Center

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