Business Description: Angies List Super Service Award Winners for 7 YEARS STRAIGHT!!! (2012 - 2018).
Company Minimum = $3,000-4,000 depending on type of job.
Fully Licensed (Class A in VA and MHIC in MD) and Insured Concrete and Masonry Contractor.
We Specialize in:
Public Sidewalk Repairs
Curb & Gutter Repairs
Front Stoop (Porch)
Prince William County
City of Fairfax
City of Alexandria
Montgomery County (selective areas)
Recent Review: One of their engineers came out to assess the issue and explained all about what the issue was related to and what needed to be done to repair the crack. He was able to explain in very easily to me. It turned out not to be a big deal and they epoxy injected the crack in one day. Their crew was very polite and clean. Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend Deska Services if you have foundation or structural concerns.
Recent Review: It went very well. They are very knowledgeable. Very easy to work with. They had a pretty quick turn around response in terms of the initial meeting to providing the necessary information needed.
Recent Review: Going with JP General Construction was a bit of a leap of faith as most of the reviews on Angie's List are for smaller jobs, but I could not have been happier with Mr. Peredo and his crew's work. After getting estimates from several firms who'd reviewed the plans from my structural engineer, his bid for the work was very fair -- not the cheapest, but more than $15,000 less than the much larger firm which had been the runner up. I'd note that the work at my house was so complex (replacing the entire foundation of the house from the inside) that two of the firms I interviewed wouldn't even bid on the work. Mr. Peredo immediately knew how to best execute the engineer's plans and he quickly demonstrated his construction knowledge when he found that the structural engineer's plans needed to be modified in order to safely and more effectively complete the repairs. The engineer, on two separate occasions agreed with Mr. Peredo's plans and offered to redo the drawings. First, he recommended doing the demolition of the existing shelf footers in a more conservative but time consuming way and second, he recommended using a single steel I-Beam, instead of two separate sections, even though the larger steel I-Beam was much tougher for his crew to put into place. In the end, I have no doubt that Mr. Peredo's proposed improvements resulted in a more structurally sound final product. A crew of four showed up every day, worked their butts off all day, and the worksite was organized/cleaned daily. Until the new walkout was finished, the crew had to walk through my house to get to the basement/bathroom and put down dropcloths to keep out hardwood floors as clean as possible. There were seven or eight different Arlington County inspections required throughout the process and we passed with flying colors each time. On one of the more complicated phases of work, one of the inspectors stayed for over an hour taking different measurements and scrutinizing the work. I'd note that I had a terrible experience with a contractor on a different project (sued and won a judgement against him), so Mr. Peredo was OK with my structuring an extremely tight, specific contract with corresponding schedule of progress payments. I'm a tough customer (especially when I'm spending a lot of money) and, much to the chagrin of my wife, scrutinized his team's progress as soon as I returned from work every day for a month. Just terrific on all fronts.
Business Description: At HV Concrete Services, we love doing concrete projects but we can handle most home improvements jobs as well. With over 20 years of experience working with General Contractors on commercial and residential sites, home improvements come fairly easy. Our client satisfaction and workmanship come first. Call or text us to schedule a FREE ESTIMATE today. We love seeing happy homeowners check off those to-do home tasks off their list.
Recent Review: They did the engineering and work for us. They had top nothch work. With the proposal they were professional and clear. It was clearly written and easy to understand and very detailed. The clean up was done daily. The project mgr assisged to my project was very helpful and was here everyday with the crew. Communicaton was excellent with him. They took the time to answer any questions and took the time to show you. The crew never just sat around, they did a good job. The communication with the crew sometimes was a little difficult but they were very helpful. The guaranty was excellent and the price was well done. I even called the President of the company when the work was done and praised her company and how well everything went.
Business Description: We are the premier structural and civil engineering company serving Virginia, Maryland and the DC area. ELMECH Industrial Services' goal is to provide our customers the very best services and personal attention while maintaining a competitive cost and an efficient schedule. SERVICES: - Structural, Civil and Architectural Design - Commercial and Residential Building Design - Building/Home Inspection and Evaluation - Engineering Design & Drawings with PE Stamp for Construction Permits/Approval - Wood Construction - Residential Structural Design (Bearing Wall & Column Removal) - Construction & Permit Design Drawings (CAD Drawings) - Structural Steel, Light Gage Steel Framing - Concrete Design, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Masonry Design - Architectural, Structural & Building Plans, Details and Specifications - Foundation Design, Retaining Walls - Home Additions Design & Drawings with PE Stamp for Construction Permits/Approval - Surveying
Recent Review: I called Kemp Home Inspections for an evaluation of the crawlspace under my home built in 1932. Jill, structural engineer, arrived on time for the evaluation and reduced my anxiety by explaining how the inspection process would work. She inspected the living space first to look for any indications of structural problems; using laser technology to detect any slopes in the floors. She inspected around the perimeter of the house and then went into the crawlspace. She was very thorough and the entire process took 3 hours. Jill went over all of her findings with me and explained possible remediations. I received her report a few days later. It was excellent- clear and easy to understand. Jill was very knowledgeable and personable and I really enjoyed interacting with her. I highly recommend her!!!
They were responsive, fast and made the process easy. I would hire them again in a heartbeat if I needed this type of work. Timothy and Juan were amazing! Absolutely professional and they even delivered the plans to our front door.
- Julie I....
MS. SHERROD HAWKINS CAME TO ME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. SHE IS NEW TO THE AREA. SHE COMPLETED A VERY THOROUGH EVALUATION OF MY PROPERTY. AND ALSO OVERSAW THE HIRING OF CREWS THAT SUITED MY NEEDS.
- Brian R....
AThe Foundation Expert
He came with a structural engineer. He was extremely helpful and provided a free estimate. I was very impressed that he brought a structural engineer. I would highly recommend him.
- Elizabeth T....
AKemp Home Inspections, LLC
I called Kemp Home Inspections for an evaluation of the crawlspace under my home built in 1932. Jill, structural engineer, arrived on time for the evaluation and reduced my anxiety by explaining how the inspection process would work. She inspected the living space first to look for any indications of structural problems; using laser technology to detect any slopes in the floors. She inspected around the perimeter of the house and then went into the crawlspace. She was very thorough and the entire process took 3 hours. Jill went over all of her findings with me and explained possible remediations. I received her report a few days later. It was excellent- clear and easy to understand. Jill was very knowledgeable and personable and I really enjoyed interacting with her. I highly recommend her!!!
- Marilyn F....
AAPAC ENGINEERING INC
Robert was highly recommended by an architect friend to consult on a foundation issue. He assessed the situation, walked us through his recommendations for repair, and drew up the plans to be used by the contractor. Additionally, he spoke with the county permitting office when we hit some roadblocks with the permit, and agreed to meet the county inspector (at the inspector's request) to review the work upon completion. Robert is very personable, professional, and able to explain complex engineering work to laypeople.
- Catherine P....
AKamran Ohi P E
EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, VERY RESPONSIVE, TWO DIFFERENT CLIENTS HAVE USED THEM. WOULD USE THEM AGAIN.
- Jill B....
DLouis & Associates LLC
Louis was easy to schedule and was at the house within a week of me calling to schedule the inspection. Louis performed the inspection, relying on me to point out areas of concern and then taking some brief measurements and photos. However, he could not diagnose a main area of concern in second floor joists due to no access to joists either from above or below, and did not provide a solution or a diagnosis despite being paid for analysis. His visit was a turning point in the quality of service. His report was substandard. He did not properly document all needed repairs, and what he wrote in the report differed from what he mentioned in person regarding a failing floor joist. Multiple attempts were made to contact Louis by phone with voicemails and by e-mail to clarify discrepancies between the report and comments during his inspection, but he failed to communicate back to me. Overall, this service was not worth the $500 that it cost.
- Nathan M....
AKemp Home Inspections, LLC
Working with Greg Kemp and Kemp Home Inspections was fantastic. We are selling our home, and the buyer's home inspector noticed some cracks on our foundation. Of course, everyone (including me) freaked out. We hired Greg to come do a structural inspection because he is a certified professional engineer. I had some foundation contractors come out before Greg and of course they all told me the house needed over $50k in work done (despite being a fairly new house), clearly just trying to sell me the most expensive solutions in their arsenal. Greg came and literally saved the day. He did a thorough inspection inside and outside the home. He checked every inch of the foundation, and discovered there were no big issues that would cost us a fortune. Greg talked me through what he was doing, what was what on the foundation, and potential solutions. He emailed me a formal report the same night that we were able to pass onto our buyers. We were prepared for bad news, but I'm glad Greg didn't have to give us (or the buyers) any. Greg was an all-around nice guy to chat with and had a lot of information to offer. I was able to schedule the appointment fairly quickly, with no hassle. I will definitely recommend him for all of our (and anyone else's) home inspection needs in the future, not just engineering related.
- Sarah R....
ASTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SLTNS
He is pretty good, overqualified to PhD. He is just very knowledgeable. When I was looking to remove a wall to open up a rump, so he had to look at the bearing structures and he gave me a design what would be required for the beam and all of that. I was impressed. He was professional. Price wise, I contacted six different people and he was about half of most.
- Tyjuan W....
AHouse To Home Solutions
They were recommended by my structural engineer. They're excellent. They were the best people to work in my house.