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We recently purchased a 100-year old row house in Columbia Heights with several noticeable issues. The floor slanted, the front porch was at an angle, and the former owner did a shoddy job on several decks. Our inspector did a thorough report but we were already near the end of our budget and needed to prioritize the repairs, especially since several contractors were suggesting rebuilding the entire house or putting in pillars on our first floor.
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came to the house within a day of my placing a call and went through all the problem areas from the inspector report, offering some basic ideas on how to fix. He could have provided detailed work plans for extra charge, but we just wanted the basics. About a week later he provided a report with pictures explaining any issues along with the quick suggested fixes. Extremely helpful, especially after hearing 5 different opinions from contractors about how to fix.
Prompt, professional, and easy to work with.
- Adam S.
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We are in the midst of remodel and noticed some significant cracking where supporting walls had been removed. Although our plans were engineer reviewed, that person was no longer in the area. I decided to hire a structural engineer to review and I am so glad that Mr.
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was available. Because we could not continue work until things were inspected, I was pressed for time. Called him monday, he came tuesday and very swiftly realized that our contractors had not put in any of the specified beams and that the house was structurally at risk. By that Friday he had provided us with a new plan for installing supports in 4 separate areas and noticed an additional area that required support that was not on the original construction document.

Throughout this process, he was very calm, thorough, and responsive. His pricing seems very fair--400.00 for the initial visit (he was there 1.5 hours) and 75/hour for the plans. So fair, in fact, that our contractor is thinking about using him on future projects!
I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to others.
- sarah K.
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He was very thorough with his inspection and explanation. It was clear he has a lot of experience with homes in
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, DC and was able to relate my issue to similar issues in other houses. I will absolutely hire him to do the repair work once I purchase the house. He gave me the peace of mind and clarity I needed.
- Amanda D.
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My contractor removed the wall and now I have a wonderful open-island kitchen with granite.
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was amazing, super professional, responsive and very honest from a price perspective. He charged only 275 for one inspection, when all the other structural engineering company who gave me a quotation, would have charged 400-500 dollars only for the inspection. He charged me only once, even if he came out twice. So happy with his services, I decided to call him again to assess the possibility to place a roof-deck on my roof. He came, inspected the roof, made a positive assessement and did not charge me for the visit, saying that if we decided to move forward with the deck, he would have charged me next time when he would come to take the measurements.
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was so kind to provide me with the contact of another contractor specialized in roof decks, with prices much more competitive than those on the
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- Roberta B.
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and his team did an excellent job on our backyard renovation project. We initially hired him just for a garage renovation that required a crumbling brick wall to be demolished and replaced, roof replacement, new windows/doors, electricity installed and new concrete slab. He reconstructed our brick wall with cinderblock to make it stronger, then put a brick facade on the outside so it matched the rest of the garage.
Although he initially came in higher in price, he competed against two other bids we had received and reduced the price while maintaining his promise to provide higher quality service. Overall, he was the best value. He was very responsive and kept us informed of the status of the project, letting us know when they were applying for permits, when they would begin construction and how long until they would be finished. In addition, he completed the work in a timely manner with the whole thing being done in about 2 weeks. We were very pleased with the finished product and are excited to have a nicely finished garage.
We were so pleased with his work on the garage that we hired him again two weeks later to build two retaining walls that we quickly realized may be too complicated for a DIY project. He also removed an old concrete patio for us. He immediately knocked off $1500 the price of the wall for being a repeat customer, which was nice. He again did a great job on the walls and the project only took about 2 days. We would definitely recommend
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- Laura S.
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does good work and is responsive to phone calls and texts. He's very professional and doesn't promise on things he can't deliver. I would use him again for other home improvement jobs.
- Eric G.
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He arrived at property in response to my request due to several noticable cracks that appeared throughout the home. He explained the services that he would provide, walked through the home taking pictures and measuring. Performed the inspection from top to bottom and inside and outside. When finished let me know what to expect and by when. I received a professional report detailing his observations, probable cause and repair recommendations earlier than expected. I feel very comfortable with his knowledge and experience of the matter and will move forward with his recommendations. Thank you.
- Rachel B.
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The workers were truly professional.
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, the engineer assessed the problem. The subcontractor services, which was hired through them, were not that great. I did not feel they were professional. The billing was not done very well also. I felt the billing person was rude.
- David W.
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Overall it was a fair price to provide a technical evaluation. He will charge more if you want him to write a report, so be prepared to take notes while he walks around and talks.
- Valerie C.
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The earthquake in August evidently caused a network of cracks in the basement floor, which was brought to our attention a few days later when the hurricane caused water to seep through the cracks and soak the carpet. I called
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based on Angie's List recommendations, intending to get bids from several contractors but, after consulting with
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Tatchell and
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, it was clear to me that I wouldn't find a better match for my project (in retrospect, it was perhaps not an ideal match for them - they were juggling several large contracts and my comparatively tiny job demanded a disproportionate amount of their time and attention).

From that point It took a full month to come up with a final proposal, during which time 1) they dug a hole in the concrete so that an outside structural engineer (recommended by
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on flooring and other options. It took as long as it did partly because our job was dwarfed by contracts that they were already working on, and largely because my husband and I complicated the process by requesting things that
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had to track down, source, and cost.

The work itself began on Sept 27 and was completed on Oct 26. The workers were a pleasure to have around. In addition to Satch,
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keeps a full crew on salary that includes a plumber, an electrician, an amazing finish carpenter, and several construction workers. It's obvious that the company treats their people fairly and with respect - they work their butts off and seem happy to do so! Removing the old concrete and digging out the floor was beyond labor-intensive; because we live in a rowhouse with no basement entrance, the guys had to fill buckets with broken concrete and red clay soil, then carry them out the front door and down the block to where they could park the truck. They worked quickly and at the end of each day they cleaned up as much as possible.

I could go on and on. I was surprised by the quality of their work each time that I went downstairs to have a look. Everyone was meticulous in their work.
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was a joy to work with - always responsive, honest and open. He listened to me, discussed ideas and options freely, and I always felt like a part of the team.

The end result was really way beyond my expectations - the basement has always been my husband's dumpy mancave, but now it's a beautiful gem of a room that I actually want to spend time in! I wish Angie's had a special "A++ I love these guys" category for
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- SUSAN B.
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All Structural Engineers in Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

3 D STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS INC

211 BRISTOL DOWNS DR
Gaithersburg, MD

A & S Associates

8855 Walker Mill Rd
Capitol Heights, MD

A A ACTION WATERPROOFING INC

410 S Camp Meade Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD

A J ENGINEER

4304 EVERGREEN LN
Annandale, VA

A M BUILDING

1500 WILSON BLVD
Arlington, VA

A&I design homes

10282 arizona cir
Bethesda, MD

A&I Design Homes

42918 Tippman Place
Chantilly, VA

ABC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

211 N Union St Ste 240
Alexandria, VA

ABM

843 QUINCE ORCHARD BLVD
Gaithersburg, MD

ABM ENGINEERING

938 N LIBERTY ST
Arlington, VA

ACE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES

6315 BACKLICK RD
Springfield, VA

ACUMEN

1423 CANDLEWOOD ST
Fredericksburg, VA

Acute building construction, llc

2017 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC

ADAPTIVE METHODS INC

15825 SHADY GROVE RD
Rockville, MD

ADG Contractor

3120 Collie Lane
Falls Church, VA

ADTEK ENGINEERS INC

97 MONOCACY BLVD
Frederick, MD

ADTEK ENGINEERS INC

97 Monocacy Blvd Ste H
Frederick, MD

ADTEK ENGINEERS INC

9990 Fairfax Blvd Ste 300
Fairfax, VA

Advance Construction Concepts

10721 HUNTERS PL
Vienna, VA
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