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Business Description: Rigidize Foundation Technologies provides expert foundation repair and leveling as well as concrete leveling using polyjacking methods. Our team is professionally trained to repair foundations, concrete and crawl spaces as well as perform interior and exterior waterproofing services.
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Recent Review: Outstanding the crew was wonderful. Phillip was outstanding as was his crew. Very pleased.
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Recent Review: They brought out these huge fans. It took several days, but all was reported dry when done.
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Recent Review: We called Matt one morning when we realized that the heating and air duct in the crawl space had become detached and was just blowing cold air into the crawl space instead of into our home. Matt came out that same evening to fix the problem. He said that he usually does not come out for just one item but that he would do it for us due to the urgency of the problem. While he was out, he also adjusted the latching mechanism on a door frame so it would properly align with the knob. Matt was very professional and friendly. He charged a very fair price especially considering the fact that he came out the same day as we called and that he came in the evening. We will definitely use him for handyman jobs in the future and will recommend him to friends!
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Recent Review: Matt and James came to my house daily for a week and completed each task competently. They were easy to work with and provided good options for the job. I would recommend them.
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Recent Review: OK this was the most inadequate man I have ever allowed do any work on my home. He was either too lazy, arrogant or proud to ask if something was correct or not. He almost ruined the $900 coil on the second day. He and his side kick said that they were going to have to take the coil back down stairs and take out the insides and turn them upside down, something I could see wouldn?t have worked if they had tried to. Oh and it was only going to cost me $200. I knew better, because of not only where I purchased my equipment but the other 6 sites that sell goodman units to the public have the same coil and furnace together. So I took it upon myself to call Goodman Tech Support and ask them to explain how this coil was to be installed with this furnace horizontally with air blowing upflow right. Both units were able to be used in a variety of positions and because of this there were a few inside changes that needed to be changed however, I read the manual from start to finish, obviously unlike Mr. Morris. It should not have taken him more than 2 -4 hours to get all the inside changes done and everything connected correctly but he said he basically had to take the whole thing apart and put it back together. (This really Scares ME) I have no clue what he has done to those units. I found a new Honeywell circuit board with a $60 receipt that I have no idea what he thought or planned on doing with it.   As for the coding part this is far from code. MLGW has already turned us off. There are at least 5 major issues. 1.       The flex line is illegally place per MLGW. It is only suppose to be no more than 18 inches at most. It must connect outside of the furnace and not to the pipe inside. He needed to add on to that pipe so it could connect to the outside using only . (I mean hes has a plastic line inside a hot furnace!!! If that thing melts gas will build up inside the until and KABOOM there goes the roof of my house and possibly many other structures as well, 2.       We had discussed the power supply and the fact it was fastened under very close to the drain pain. I am no expert but since 1861 NEC has mandated that all electrical outlets must be at least six feet from a water source and it may have to be GFCI protected. Ill have to look that one up. However, right now it is just dangling under the safety pan. 3.       Speaking of the safety pan, He purchased a pan $40 not large enough for the furnace and coil to sit in. I could have bought one from the tech store for $15 . Or I could have had a salvage yard make me one for $24. He said he was going to do it, I assumed that is what he was doing for the next 7 days. But he used the same pan with no changes. I hope this thing is not going to be totally redone but since he didn?t do any of the recommendations I asked him to (I had a large particle board I wanted to lay under the safety pan and then use cinder blocks instead of 4 regular size bricks to lay the furnace and coil on. This would have also made his working on the piping much easier. 4.       Speaking of the piping This was a big catastrophe. From the start I explained that this was a 95% unit (it sweats a lot) and it requires a secondary drain pipe from the secondary  coil valve and drain pan  to a ?sterile outside source? where we could easily see it. This is because if the primary valve from the coil that is attached to the pipes from the furnace become clogged, we as homeowners can see it before it leaks down into the walls and ceilings. Something my homeowner just had to pay almost $50,000 to clean up from my old unit getting clogged so often. To date he has 3 pipes all attached together, I have no idea where it is draining to either. One of his guys said that there is a leak under my house. Since before him I had the crawl space covered with plastic and check 3 times for leaks , due to a sink leak about 3 months ago,( I have been keeping a close eye on it to make sure that didn?t start leaking again) I truly believe this is something he has done.  Either way this is not to code, and could potentially cause more fugi and bactiera growth under the house. 5.       Then there is the venting. I paid $100 for a concentric venting kit. This makes it very easy to remove the deadly CO while bringing in fresh out door air into the inlet of the furnance. Because these units sweat so much it cuts down on that, it  keeps the inside of the furnace cleaner and prolongs its life(instead of bringing in air from the dirty , fugi, bacteria , dusty attic). He didn?t use the kit at all. Stated that the attic was open so I didn?t need the fresh air inlet,, CODE OR NOT I wanted it!! He went out and spent llike $100 on PVCP piping  rather then have me buy a $10 45 degree angle piece. Again this was in the second week and I did not see him for 4 days so it would have been here in 2. It was as if he did most all the work on a rush job in 1 day on a Friday where he was here from 10 am until like 8 pm. 6.       Last but not least I ordered a special filter for my unit. It took about 4 days to get here. It was about 74 degrees or lower at night so waiting was not a problem for me. However, he built a place for a filter to fit and was suppose  to put on a door. There is no door along with all the other things. Ok so the day he gave me the quote I agreed and paid him $600, I specifically told him that Code told me not to pay him anything until they came out. So we have all these things not done correct and he comes to me for the remainder of his money.  Oh and a bonus he tries to tell me he spent almost $500 for extra materials.  I was wanting to hold out $800  but he just threw a fit.    I knew then that this was the type of guy that well does a half a** job or maybe even a good job, until hes about 8 ? 10 hours from fixing everything correct. He wants yopu to pay him even though hes not done (plus he acts like he bought all this extra stuff ) These receipts could no way in h*** be all mine. He had 2 other similar jobs that his guru crew was doing so he was trying to double or triple dip. But I refused to pay him anything for the materials I had never authorized. Plus I should not paid him anything until everything was done but My husband didn?t know the whole story and was also yelling at me to pay him. I held out $300 from what I was suppose to pay. I have not heard from him again.   Do not hire this guy for anything until you get his insurance info and checked it out. I am hoping this will be the only thing that saves us, if he really has it.  Do not hire him and give him free reign to buy anything needed, I was lucky I had that in my contract (however he never left a contract with me). So make sure you get it or at least write on the check what is going on.   Oh and one of his guru employees kicked my dog, I almost took him in for x-rays but decided to wait a few days. It was swollen but he wasn?t limping is the only reason I waited.   He was no means the cheapest but he wasn?t the most expensive. If he would have not been so arrogant and asked my opinion rather then refusing me to enter up my attic and correcting his mistakes before he had gone to far (all the while saying your gonna like it , it looks good)  then he would have not had this problem.   The second day I had a licensed tech tell me if this guy didn?t do it correctly or didn?t finish it he would do it for no more then  $800 depending on how much he had to do. I told Mr. Morris that.   On the day he demanded to be paid He had the nerve to tell me he wished he had never taken this job, and I told/reminded him I wished you would have told me that on day 2. You could have kept the $600 and I could have paid the licensed tech $800 and come out way cheaper then the 1950.00 you were charging me. So he had his out and could have stopped at any time. Like I cared at this point that he wished he had not had taken the job.

Reviews in Clarkedale to Encapsulate Crawl Spaces

ARedeemers Group
Project went well. Our crawl space was gross but not totally terrible. We did renovations on the first floor of our house, and when we pulled up the ceramic tile floor that was in our kitchen, the backside of the tile was covered in mold. I wasn't concerned about having a dirt crawl space or honestly the water in it until then. Kind of assumed out of sight out of mind. They fully encapsulated the crawl space, added a dehumidifier and sump that were appropriate to our size space. Didn't think they were trying to sell me more than I needed. I had to install an outlet in the crawlspace for the dehumidifier, but they told me I would need to. I don't know anyone that wants to spend money on their crawl space, but I wasn't about to have mold all through the house from the moisture coming from below.
- Ben G....
ARedeemers Group
The representative inspected my crawl space and the exterior perimeter of my home. He answered my questions and addressed my concerns in a professional and courteous manner.
- Rachelle H....
AHandyworks Complete Home
The access to my crawl space was blocked by attractive brickwork and the attic was blocked by inside wire screens at both ends of the house. It was all completed in a couple of hours. I would definitely hire them again.
- Lawrence G....
APunchlist Plus
We called Matt one morning when we realized that the heating and air duct in the crawl space had become detached and was just blowing cold air into the crawl space instead of into our home. Matt came out that same evening to fix the problem. He said that he usually does not come out for just one item but that he would do it for us due to the urgency of the problem. While he was out, he also adjusted the latching mechanism on a door frame so it would properly align with the knob. Matt was very professional and friendly. He charged a very fair price especially considering the fact that he came out the same day as we called and that he came in the evening. We will definitely use him for handyman jobs in the future and will recommend him to friends!
- Catherine A....
ARedeemers Group
Great work, You should always oversee any big job on your house for the small things to be sure are done. But just like the before after on web site that what basement/crawlspace are now like and big big difference on A/C and humidity. A/C is colder and running less. 90yr old dank basement is now white and bright. It's worth the investment.
- Steve D....
ARedeemers Group
They just gave me a verbal price. I wasn't interested in that type of investment. It was somewhere in the neighborhood of $10000 to $20000, might be closer to $20000. They were really good. There wasn't a problem with that at all.
- Billy B....
AS & M Customs
Matt and James came to my house daily for a week and completed each task competently. They were easy to work with and provided good options for the job. I would recommend them.
- Robert D....
AHow-Handy! Handyman Service
We hired Howard a few years ago to do one small job (install a new porch light timer) and had a good experience. This time, we had a much longer list of repairs. Howard was very accomodating to our schedule - he even stopped by to perform an emergency job (repair 2 toilets) before we left our home in the care of a house sitter. He returned later to complete the list. Howard did a fantastic job on every single item. There was one request that he didn't feel that he was best suited to perform (some concrete repair on front steps) and I really appreciated his honesty. We would have been unhappy if he tried and it didn't look right. I felt completely comfortable with Howard caring for our home...he treated it as he would his own, I believe. And he charged a very fair rate for his services (which included him obtaining any needed supplies).
- Jennifer J....
BHandyman Connection - Memphis
They reviewed the job and forgot/lost the work order. I called back and they found it, apologized and quickly provided and estimate. Estimate was fair. Trim carpentry was excellent and the craftsman actually mudded and painted some areas that were not part of the original agreement. He eanted the room to look perfect when he finished, and it did. The ceiling fan install was not easy and included a trip to the attic crawl space above during a 90 degree day. The mounting bracket was a special part, but the craftsman found it and made it work. Tile work was exceptionally well done and the craftsman saved me big on tile. I had exactly enough tile, but he couldn't break any or I'd have to order another box of an expensive 18" porcelain tile. Usually you hear to plan for 10% breakage, but he didn't break any tiles and the cuts were perfect. My only complaint is that the wrong color mortar was used on the brick ribbon around my back porch. I might have mentioned using "buff" mortar 3 times. Unfortunately, the mortar is a bright gray whereas everything else on my home is a light brown mortar. They told me they had too much time into the project already - and I agree that they probably did, however spending an extra hour to stain or cover the mortar to more closely match the existing would have yielded an A+ review. Now I have to do that, and it's something I just paid for... Recommend that homeowners purchase things like paint, mortar, grout and anything that needs to be an exact color or finish to deliver an aesthetically pleasing finished product. Also recommend that you review material receipts for things like saw blades, etc that won't be yours after the job. I found about $20 in materials that "technically" chould not have been on my final bill, but I paid them anyway because I was happy with the overall results. I really liked the craftsman, and have already provided 2 referrals.Great guy.
- Paul G....
FJr Morris Home Improvement
OK this was the most inadequate man I have ever allowed do any work on my home. He was either too lazy, arrogant or proud to ask if something was correct or not. He almost ruined the $900 coil on the second day. He and his side kick said that they were going to have to take the coil back down stairs and take out the insides and turn them upside down, something I could see wouldn?t have worked if they had tried to. Oh and it was only going to cost me $200. I knew better, because of not only where I purchased my equipment but the other 6 sites that sell goodman units to the public have the same coil and furnace together. So I took it upon myself to call Goodman Tech Support and ask them to explain how this coil was to be installed with this furnace horizontally with air blowing upflow right. Both units were able to be used in a variety of positions and because of this there were a few inside changes that needed to be changed however, I read the manual from start to finish, obviously unlike Mr. Morris. It should not have taken him more than 2 -4 hours to get all the inside changes done and everything connected correctly but he said he basically had to take the whole thing apart and put it back together. (This really Scares ME) I have no clue what he has done to those units. I found a new Honeywell circuit board with a $60 receipt that I have no idea what he thought or planned on doing with it.   As for the coding part this is far from code. MLGW has already turned us off. There are at least 5 major issues. 1.       The flex line is illegally place per MLGW. It is only suppose to be no more than 18 inches at most. It must connect outside of the furnace and not to the pipe inside. He needed to add on to that pipe so it could connect to the outside using only . (I mean hes has a plastic line inside a hot furnace!!! If that thing melts gas will build up inside the until and KABOOM there goes the roof of my house and possibly many other structures as well, 2.       We had discussed the power supply and the fact it was fastened under very close to the drain pain. I am no expert but since 1861 NEC has mandated that all electrical outlets must be at least six feet from a water source and it may have to be GFCI protected. Ill have to look that one up. However, right now it is just dangling under the safety pan. 3.       Speaking of the safety pan, He purchased a pan $40 not large enough for the furnace and coil to sit in. I could have bought one from the tech store for $15 . Or I could have had a salvage yard make me one for $24. He said he was going to do it, I assumed that is what he was doing for the next 7 days. But he used the same pan with no changes. I hope this thing is not going to be totally redone but since he didn?t do any of the recommendations I asked him to (I had a large particle board I wanted to lay under the safety pan and then use cinder blocks instead of 4 regular size bricks to lay the furnace and coil on. This would have also made his working on the piping much easier. 4.       Speaking of the piping This was a big catastrophe. From the start I explained that this was a 95% unit (it sweats a lot) and it requires a secondary drain pipe from the secondary  coil valve and drain pan  to a ?sterile outside source? where we could easily see it. This is because if the primary valve from the coil that is attached to the pipes from the furnace become clogged, we as homeowners can see it before it leaks down into the walls and ceilings. Something my homeowner just had to pay almost $50,000 to clean up from my old unit getting clogged so often. To date he has 3 pipes all attached together, I have no idea where it is draining to either. One of his guys said that there is a leak under my house. Since before him I had the crawl space covered with plastic and check 3 times for leaks , due to a sink leak about 3 months ago,( I have been keeping a close eye on it to make sure that didn?t start leaking again) I truly believe this is something he has done.  Either way this is not to code, and could potentially cause more fugi and bactiera growth under the house. 5.       Then there is the venting. I paid $100 for a concentric venting kit. This makes it very easy to remove the deadly CO while bringing in fresh out door air into the inlet of the furnance. Because these units sweat so much it cuts down on that, it  keeps the inside of the furnace cleaner and prolongs its life(instead of bringing in air from the dirty , fugi, bacteria , dusty attic). He didn?t use the kit at all. Stated that the attic was open so I didn?t need the fresh air inlet,, CODE OR NOT I wanted it!! He went out and spent llike $100 on PVCP piping  rather then have me buy a $10 45 degree angle piece. Again this was in the second week and I did not see him for 4 days so it would have been here in 2. It was as if he did most all the work on a rush job in 1 day on a Friday where he was here from 10 am until like 8 pm. 6.       Last but not least I ordered a special filter for my unit. It took about 4 days to get here. It was about 74 degrees or lower at night so waiting was not a problem for me. However, he built a place for a filter to fit and was suppose  to put on a door. There is no door along with all the other things. Ok so the day he gave me the quote I agreed and paid him $600, I specifically told him that Code told me not to pay him anything until they came out. So we have all these things not done correct and he comes to me for the remainder of his money.  Oh and a bonus he tries to tell me he spent almost $500 for extra materials.  I was wanting to hold out $800  but he just threw a fit.    I knew then that this was the type of guy that well does a half a** job or maybe even a good job, until hes about 8 ? 10 hours from fixing everything correct. He wants yopu to pay him even though hes not done (plus he acts like he bought all this extra stuff ) These receipts could no way in h*** be all mine. He had 2 other similar jobs that his guru crew was doing so he was trying to double or triple dip. But I refused to pay him anything for the materials I had never authorized. Plus I should not paid him anything until everything was done but My husband didn?t know the whole story and was also yelling at me to pay him. I held out $300 from what I was suppose to pay. I have not heard from him again.   Do not hire this guy for anything until you get his insurance info and checked it out. I am hoping this will be the only thing that saves us, if he really has it.  Do not hire him and give him free reign to buy anything needed, I was lucky I had that in my contract (however he never left a contract with me). So make sure you get it or at least write on the check what is going on.   Oh and one of his guru employees kicked my dog, I almost took him in for x-rays but decided to wait a few days. It was swollen but he wasn?t limping is the only reason I waited.   He was no means the cheapest but he wasn?t the most expensive. If he would have not been so arrogant and asked my opinion rather then refusing me to enter up my attic and correcting his mistakes before he had gone to far (all the while saying your gonna like it , it looks good)  then he would have not had this problem.   The second day I had a licensed tech tell me if this guy didn?t do it correctly or didn?t finish it he would do it for no more then  $800 depending on how much he had to do. I told Mr. Morris that.   On the day he demanded to be paid He had the nerve to tell me he wished he had never taken this job, and I told/reminded him I wished you would have told me that on day 2. You could have kept the $600 and I could have paid the licensed tech $800 and come out way cheaper then the 1950.00 you were charging me. So he had his out and could have stopped at any time. Like I cared at this point that he wished he had not had taken the job.
- Robert W....