Fonda Crawl Space Encapsulation

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Business Description: Since 1988, Rainbow Sprinklers and Drainage has been providing exterior irrigation and drainage solutions for residential and commercial customers. We are expanding to allow our proven experience solve your wet basement problems. If we know one thing, we know water. And Rainbow Basement Remedies knows how to remove it from your home.
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Business Description: Hi Angie's List member! We know how hard it is to find a responsible and trustworthy contractor- that's why you joined Angie's List! Here at The Climate Chief, we adhere to simple guidelines of respect, integrity, and responsibility. Showing up on time for appointments, performing the work that we contract to do, and standing behind our company warranty helps homeowners trust that we will be there when you need us. Homeowners (like YOU) should expect this, and we, as contractors need to earn your business. The Climate Chief performs home energy-saving services such as adding home insulation, installing and upgrading furnaces and water heaters, replacing windows and doors, and more! We also perform comprehensive home-energy evaluations to help you discover where your home is using, losing, and wasting energy. We can definitely add more insulation, upgrade your heating and air conditioning equipment, seal air leakage, install a radiant barrier, and more, that will save you the most money on your home energy bills. But with our FREE HOME ENERGY EVALUATION we can also help you identify which repairs and upgrades to do first -- the ones that will pay you back on your investment the soonest! Please call our office (518-459-4443) and speak with Audra, or visit our website today (www.TheClimateChief.com), for more details about our company!
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Business Description: We are a basement and foundation repair company. Waterproofing and repairing every type of foundation material. Interior and exterior drainage systems, sump systems, yard drainage, concrete and block sealing. Our business is owner operated and all work is done by the companys two partners to ensure the quality of the project is never compromised. All our work comes with a warrenty for the life of the structure. We do offer $500.00 off any full basement system installed. All estimates are free...
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Recent Review: It’s been 5 months since Todd and his crew encapsulated my crawl space but I wanted to wait to give a comprehensive review of their services and the outcome of their work. The short answer is: I’m thrilled! Here’s the story: Last summer I bought a small home which has a crawlspace. As soon as the weather turned humid I noticed a distinctly musty/earthy odor. When I had central air installed, all it did was exacerbate the situation by blowing the air from the crawlspace all over the house. To say I was distressed is an understatement. I wasn’t sure encapsulation was the answer but after calling around and doing some online research there didn’t seem to be any other obvious solutions. While I had built one new house (full basement) and gut renovated another (slab foundation) I found myself in new territory with an older home (60s) and a crawlspace. Doug came in and did a consultation. I had a lot of questions and deep dove the technical details. I’m sure it was trying for both Doug and Todd, but every question I had was answered promptly and thoroughly (something other companies failed to do). I decided to go for a full encapsulation solution with a commercial humidifier, drain, and some underlayment in particularly rough areas. Todd (and his assistant Kyle) did outstanding work and every unexpected issue they encountered was handled quickly and professionally. When they found rotting wood forms that were left from when the concrete supports were poured, they pulled them out. When they found some rough areas of construction debris around the perimeter, they cleaned that out. And when Todd found some minor seepage in the corner of the crawlspace that he traced it to the outside where a downpipe was punctured and draining too close to the house, he went and bought some new downpipe and repaired it--charging me just for the materials. To say that these guys went above and beyond is an understatement. Any homeowner knows that feeling of having made a horrible mistake and I wasn’t sure the crawlspace issue could be fixed. Not only did Todd and his crew do an amazing job but they put me at ease throughout the process. They were punctual, tidy, thorough and just generally great to work with. I couldn’t recommend them more highly! (Now if only I could find other contractors who are just as good…) P.S. The other reason I waited so long to write a review is that in my particular situation, there is little separation between the air of the crawl space and the rest of my small house. So after it was first encapsulated, there was a strong smell of… well kind of a mix between plastic and dryer sheets. It was not terribly unpleasant but distinct and noticeable (and I’m very sensitive to smells). If anyone else experiences this, I recommend buying a large fan for the crawlspace and using it periodically to move the air from the crawlspace out of the house and move fresh air in. (I bought a cheap contractor fan that pivots upwards and put it on a smart home remote). Over the course of a few months it dissipated and I’m thrilled to report that I don’t notice it at all now.
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Recent Review: I THINK THEIR PRICE WAS VERY, VERY FAIR FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK THEY HAD TO DO. THEY WERE PROMPT. THEY CLEANED UP AFTER THEMSELVES. THEY WERE COURTEOUS IN THE HOUSE. THE SALESMAN WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.
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Recent Review: Went well. Work was completed in a timely manor and met expectations.
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Recent Review: Removed insulation, treated the area (big attic area) and encapsulated the area.
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Recent Review: Very well, I was given an estimate, set up date for work to be done, and Scott arrived and completed the work.
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Recent Review: We have a Ranch house built in 1970. At that time, I installed two sump pumps to deal with water issues. Although the pumps and their replacements have worked over the years, there were several issues. First, the sump holes are far from being attractive. Second, the plumbing is a kludge and not up to code. And, there was no backup in case of power failure. I investigated several contractors and decided to go with Kinetic Basement Solutions. This is the best investment I have made in years. Greg and Jason are the co-owners. Greg gave an estimate to replace my two sumps and encapsulate my dirt floored crawlspace. The price was great so I signed a contract. Greg scheduled a start date. Although the start date was delayed, Greg kept me informed of updates. Once the job started he checked in frequently via phone to inform me of schedule changes and work progress. Jason also stopped by often to check progress. The staff worked hard every day and left the basement and garage clean. The crew consisted of a senior guy with two to three helpers. The finished products are outstanding. Each sump has room for two pumps. This is for future room for a backup pump. Each pump has a battery backup. The sumps drain into catch basins in my back yard. The encapsulated crawlspace is clean and bright. Greg is passionate about his product and company. The work was outstanding and the installation team was professional.
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Recent Review: Direct contract with owner and good correspondence with all employees.

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CAdirondack Basement Systems
I had to wait until a few days before the install date to find out when the actual install would take place.  When they did arrive (late) they said it was a 1 day job for 3 men, but I was originally told it was a 2 day job... And only 2 installers showed up for the 3 man job.  I was also told by the sales man that there would be no addtitional charges for anything that they didn't provide in the estimate... Yet, I was told it would be "better" if they did another line install for a 2nd sump pump I had.  And there was a charge for it. Once I went over the job with them, I left to go to work.....They called to say they couldn't finish the job that day and would be back the next. When I came home from work the first day, I was very surprised to find out they left the front door open.  Yes, open.  My neighbor came by to make sure I was OK because he said he was very surprised to see my house wide open and my car no where around.  He wasn't the only one that was surprised.  So was I! I met them at the house the next morning, and expressed my displeasure at the home being left wide open.  They DID apologise, but that wouldn't have helped if my house wasn't still intact.  I rec'd a call from the installer that they were finishing up and had land fill to get rid of at the end of the 2nd day.  They asked if it was OK to dump it in the depressed area near my neighbor's fence.  I said yes, but when I came home, it was spread all over the lawn, including all of the stones and rocks that were in the fill.  Where before I had grass, I now had a nice rocky bare spot.  No where near the depressed are in the lawn by the fence. And I had made plans to have some jacks put in, but they had to be ordered and I had other work I needed done before I wanted them to come back.... So, guess what I got from them?  A bill for the jacks that they installed.... When they never actually installed them.  I have not had the encapsulation system in long enough to see any real benefit yet, but am not very pleased with the contact and professionalism so far. 
- Donna C....
AAll Dry Basement
It’s been 5 months since Todd and his crew encapsulated my crawl space but I wanted to wait to give a comprehensive review of their services and the outcome of their work. The short answer is: I’m thrilled! Here’s the story: Last summer I bought a small home which has a crawlspace. As soon as the weather turned humid I noticed a distinctly musty/earthy odor. When I had central air installed, all it did was exacerbate the situation by blowing the air from the crawlspace all over the house. To say I was distressed is an understatement. I wasn’t sure encapsulation was the answer but after calling around and doing some online research there didn’t seem to be any other obvious solutions. While I had built one new house (full basement) and gut renovated another (slab foundation) I found myself in new territory with an older home (60s) and a crawlspace. Doug came in and did a consultation. I had a lot of questions and deep dove the technical details. I’m sure it was trying for both Doug and Todd, but every question I had was answered promptly and thoroughly (something other companies failed to do). I decided to go for a full encapsulation solution with a commercial humidifier, drain, and some underlayment in particularly rough areas. Todd (and his assistant Kyle) did outstanding work and every unexpected issue they encountered was handled quickly and professionally. When they found rotting wood forms that were left from when the concrete supports were poured, they pulled them out. When they found some rough areas of construction debris around the perimeter, they cleaned that out. And when Todd found some minor seepage in the corner of the crawlspace that he traced it to the outside where a downpipe was punctured and draining too close to the house, he went and bought some new downpipe and repaired it--charging me just for the materials. To say that these guys went above and beyond is an understatement. Any homeowner knows that feeling of having made a horrible mistake and I wasn’t sure the crawlspace issue could be fixed. Not only did Todd and his crew do an amazing job but they put me at ease throughout the process. They were punctual, tidy, thorough and just generally great to work with. I couldn’t recommend them more highly! (Now if only I could find other contractors who are just as good…) P.S. The other reason I waited so long to write a review is that in my particular situation, there is little separation between the air of the crawl space and the rest of my small house. So after it was first encapsulated, there was a strong smell of… well kind of a mix between plastic and dryer sheets. It was not terribly unpleasant but distinct and noticeable (and I’m very sensitive to smells). If anyone else experiences this, I recommend buying a large fan for the crawlspace and using it periodically to move the air from the crawlspace out of the house and move fresh air in. (I bought a cheap contractor fan that pivots upwards and put it on a smart home remote). Over the course of a few months it dissipated and I’m thrilled to report that I don’t notice it at all now.
- Amanda S....
FEpic Mold Solutions
Epic said mold remediation was necessary for a crawl space that is clean as a whistle. Either they can't tell the difference between glue and mold (the subfloor is glued to the joists), or they think nobody else can.
- Chris K....
AScott Olsen Handyman Services LLC
Very well, I was given an estimate, set up date for work to be done, and Scott arrived and completed the work.
- Dorothy K....
AAll Dry Basement
All Dry Basement came in and totally transformed a wet, muddy, miserable area into a clean, dry, usable area as a storage resource. Humidity levels were reduced to acceptable levels and my crawl space is now a beautiful, spotless area. Todd and the All Dry Basement crew were on time, pleasant, honest, hard working, reliable and amazing in regards to this project. I cannot say enough to express my faith in this company and the work they do.
- Timothy F....
AKinetic Basement Solutions Inc
We have a Ranch house built in 1970. At that time, I installed two sump pumps to deal with water issues. Although the pumps and their replacements have worked over the years, there were several issues. First, the sump holes are far from being attractive. Second, the plumbing is a kludge and not up to code. And, there was no backup in case of power failure. I investigated several contractors and decided to go with Kinetic Basement Solutions. This is the best investment I have made in years. Greg and Jason are the co-owners. Greg gave an estimate to replace my two sumps and encapsulate my dirt floored crawlspace. The price was great so I signed a contract. Greg scheduled a start date. Although the start date was delayed, Greg kept me informed of updates. Once the job started he checked in frequently via phone to inform me of schedule changes and work progress. Jason also stopped by often to check progress. The staff worked hard every day and left the basement and garage clean. The crew consisted of a senior guy with two to three helpers. The finished products are outstanding. Each sump has room for two pumps. This is for future room for a backup pump. Each pump has a battery backup. The sumps drain into catch basins in my back yard. The encapsulated crawlspace is clean and bright. Greg is passionate about his product and company. The work was outstanding and the installation team was professional.
- William L....
BAdirondack Basement Systems
The installation went well, with everything done as planned. It cost me a bit under $10,000. I was satisfied with the job, until-- a year later (and 10 weeks after a $134 annual service call), the $2000 dehumidifier failed. It failed when I needed it most, during an extended wave of high humidity. I discovered this failure  in the evening, finding gallons of water on my basement floor. I tried to contact the company to arrange an urgent service call for the next day, and found that, amazingly, they do not have evening/weekend coverage for emergencies. The next day, I arranged for a technician to come to the house. He found that the tubing (which should have been cleaned out or replaced at the $134 annual service call) was nearly blocked with some kind of sludge. He also found that the unit was not level-- something else that should have been done on installation, and certainly should have been noticed during the $134 annual service call 10 weeks earlier. According to the tech, these things contributed to something in the unit shorting out, and the coil became crusted with a thick coating of ice, causing several gallons of water to leak out onto the floor. The tech told me it would be very simple to fix, but the ice had to melt first. He cleaned out the tubing and leveled the unit, and told me that I had to replace the air filter, which I'd been told was done at the $134 annual service.  The unit needed a day to thaw before the tech could work on it, but the next day was a holiday. He said he wasn't working on day following the holiday either, and a weekend followed that. He told me to call the office on Monday, (5 very hot and humid days later). I called the next day, to report that the unit had thawed and to request service from a different tech before the weekend I was told that they only had one other tech, and he was booked solid, so I was out of luck until the following week. This meant that the $2,000 dehumidifier was out of service during what was the hottest and most humid week of summer. Late on Monday afternoon, the tech came and made the repair in no time. He had just driven a far distance to get to my home as his last call of the day, which I greatly appreciated. He clearly was very knowledgeable and skilled. There was no charge for the repair. The next day, I called the office to request a refund of the $134 annual service charge, and I really had to press to just get a partial credit for the dehumidifier potion of the service. They tried to insinuate that the unit got out of level AFTER the annual service because of kids, grandkids or pets bumping into it- but no one goes down to that level, and I don't go down there myself except to check mechanicals.  Furthermore, the 'refund' was issued in the form of a voucher that I will have to hang on to present for a break on next year's service. What are the odds that people lose these slips of paper during the year? Talk about nickel and diming the customer!  So, I was satisfied with the work performed by this company overall, but unhappy with what I later found was essentially a poorly-done annual service call.  I was also very unhappy that this company which installs expensive sump pumps and dehumidifiers under warranty does not provide after-hours coverage or weekend/holiday coverage for emergencies. I was told that they only have two repair techs. I suggested to an office staffer that they should consider hiring more techs, and she simply said, "That's not in the plans at his time." She also tried to console me when I expressed worry at having to wait 5 very humid days for my repairs by saying, "You're lucky. We have one lady who's been waiting over two weeks."
- Mary L....
ACleanBright Surface Restoration
Contacted Cleanbright surface restoration because we had a small amount of mold in our crawl space. Matt Golemboski, the owner, returned my call right away and was at my house within 2 hours to do an inspection. Matt agreed with the mold inspector that remediation was required and insulation needed to be removed. Matt submitted a concise proposal that night. Cleanbright began the job the following day and kept us up on the process. The job was completed within the proposed time frame and all materials and waste were removed. We are very happy with the work Cleanbright did and are assured if any problems arise they will fix them.
- Patrick C....
ASpec-Pro Home Inspections
I called Spec Pro to discuss a mold issue in an attic crawl space. Received a prompt call back from Ian and he let me know immediately that he does inspections only and is not a mold remediation company. He offered a lot of helpful advice on ventilation and why there is a mold problem. He also offered information on what to require of a mold remediation company if I indeed contact one. Ian was very helpful despite no financial gain to be had by speaking with me.
- Jennifer D....
ASpec-Pro Home Inspections
I called Ian because I found great reviews for him here on Angie's List.  I already had an inspector do my work, but I needed to ask someone some very specific questions and get a straight answer. Ian was great.  He took my call, and spent at least 15-20 minutes on the phone with me.  The questions I had were about mold remediation in my attic.  As tricky as this process is, Ian had all the bases covered.  He was professional and did not recommend or demonize any vendors.  He did tell me what questions I should ask, and commented about his general experiences with some of the vendors that I had gotten quotes from.  He helped me understand the benefits of mold remediation, especially the importance of proper cleaning BEFORE encapsulation.  He also helped me see the benefits of replacing my insulation, which is something that none of the vendors had suggested.   He discussed the differences in cleaning and encapsulation products, suggesting that a clear encapsulation product may be better long term, and that it would allow me to see the work that had been done (that the mold had been removed and not just painted over).  He also explained the proper methods of ventalation (we have soffits and ridge vents).  Lastly, he informed me that there are no actual NY State mold licensing requirements, but that there are some national certifications that I should ask about. The information has helped me to feel confidant in my decision making process in choosing a vendor wisely.  Ian also told me without any hesitation "If this were my house, this is what I would do".  Excellent response.  Honest.  
- Kevin B....