Business Description: Dry Basement Foundation Repair is Iowa's premier foundation repair and basement waterproofing contractor. Since 1975 we have fixed over 32,000 leaky settling foundations, bowed walls, basements, crawl spaces and unfinished basements .
Business Description: Complete full service residential and commercial Handyman Services as well as Property Inspections, Indoor Air Quality testing, mold testing and Illicit Drug Testing on homes and buildings.
Recent Review: Dan arrived on time and was ready to go before the Realtor or myself had arrived. After the home inspection Dan walked me through the process step by step indicating some of the areas (beginning with the house exterior and ending in the basement) that could be problems or cause problems, in the near future. He explained in detail what damage could result if some of the problems where not repaired or resolved. He also suggested some ways to fix the problems. Dan explained everything in detail. The entire walk through process lasted about one hour. The one glitch were the dead batteries in the computer/blackberry Dan used for printing out the inspection report. However, he did have the hand report as a back-up. It did take him a little extra time to finish the report by hand. Also, I do not believe Dan is certified for termite inspection but I never asked and he never mentioned it.
Recent Review: Mike showed up on time and was very friendly and professional. He was very thorough and checked every outlet in the house. He took off the electric panel and checked it out. He also took a good look at the furnace. In general the house was in good shape, but Mike did find a few things that needed to be corrected that over the long term could save me a lot of money. He has a cool infrared camera with a monitor that he checked for air leaks and water spots. It was nice to see behind the walls and see that there was no problems. Mike also climbed up into the crawl space and took pictures of the atic with a digital camera to show us what it looked like up there. He was good about answering our questions and I feel like he took his time when going through the house with us. If I need another home inspected I would be sure and use Mike.
John arrived on time, and apparently he had placed the radon equipment ahead of time and checked the roof (to avoid the rain on the scheduled day). So he got right to the interior systems. He looked at everything and went in the attic and crawl space. He showed me how the systems work and made recommendations for improvements. He provided a prompt and very complete report, which I have already referred to several times. I also contacted him with some questions after we moved in, and he got back to me quickly (e-mail) and called to follow up.
- Marianka P....
Mike showed up on time and was very friendly and professional. He was very thorough and checked every outlet in the house. He took off the electric panel and checked it out. He also took a good look at the furnace. In general the house was in good shape, but Mike did find a few things that needed to be corrected that over the long term could save me a lot of money. He has a cool infrared camera with a monitor that he checked for air leaks and water spots. It was nice to see behind the walls and see that there was no problems. Mike also climbed up into the crawl space and took pictures of the atic with a digital camera to show us what it looked like up there. He was good about answering our questions and I feel like he took his time when going through the house with us. If I need another home inspected I would be sure and use Mike.
- Joel E....
ANorske Home Inspections
Joel is very thorough and professional. I’ve known Joel for a while and would highly recommend him for home inspections.
- Layne A....
He did a really good job. He was very patient with us going over things remotely. We are very happy with him. I would recommend him to anyone.
- Rebecca B....
Michael came on time. He made a THOROUGH inspection and a radon test. He opened every window, used thermal infrared camera to check the HVAC system and water damage, check the all electric outlet,... He found a leak in the furnace. He immediately knew the leak was a chronic problem. I have used three home inspectors and Michael was the best. I would hire him again. If you are working with a real estate agent, do not just follow the agent's recommendation. Pick your own home inspector.
- John L....
I was very impressed with the level of detail Mike provided. Not only performing the inspection and promptly getting me his report, but also explained the tools and what I was seeing as he performed the test. Beyond that, I showed up about 10 minutes before the scheduled appointment and he had already don't the things I wouldn't want to do like inspect the roof but showed me pictures and throughly explained his findings. Superior service and very knowledgeable!
- Jason S....
Mike was professional, thorough, courteous, and friendly. He made the experience very comfortable and his report was the best/most thorough report that my father-in-law, who is a contractor and owns several homes, has seen. He has a tool that checks for temperature differences in the walls, which most home inspectors do not have. I highly recommend using him!
- Rebecca S....
AA-1 Home Inspections Inc
Jerry was at the home before us and got all his stuff ready to go when we arrived. Jerry was very professional and knowledgeable about what he was doing. He gave us lots of information on how we could do some of the small easy fixes so that we wouldn't have to hire someone. Jerry gave us information on how to take care of our crank out windows so that they don't rot out and how to work the humidity knob on our furnace. When complete it only took a day to get to whole inspection packet back and again it was very informative and helpful. I would definetly use him again when I am ready to buy a different house.
- Kelli E....
BIndiana Foundation Service
Signed agreement to pier west corner of home, apply moisture barrier on south side of house and spray and remove mold. When digging for the moisture barrier it was determined that the work could not be guaranteed due to foundation deterioration. Company provided information and back filled where they previously trenched. Although I wish it would have worked as originally intended I appreciate the willingness to acknowledge that it would not resolve our issue. Received another estimate for the crawl space - would recommend this company.
- Beverly G....
Michael was punctual, polite and informative. He sent over the inspection the same day with thorough information. He found a number of items we missed that were right in front of us. He has a tool to check everything you would need from electrical, gas, and insulation. He was even able to show us how well the house was insulated with thermal imaging which was very nice!