Recent Review: We can’t say enough about how pleased we were with the work Accurate Basement Repair did for us. As long as we’ve owned our home, we’ve had a foundation water leak in one area of our basement. Since our house was built in the 1920’s, we don’t have a sump pump but the leakage was relatively minor and controllable. So we chose to live with it. Many years ago we covered the walls in the area in question with decorative wall board, so whatever was happening was invisible to us. But this past Spring the water leakage graduated to actual mud! When I removed some of the wall covering it became painfully clear we needed help. The basement wall seemed to be disintegrating. Furthermore it was at the back corner of our home inaccessible to excavating equipment meaning all manual labor to investigate the cause and provide the fix. A trusted building contractor with whom we’ve worked several times recommended we hire a firm specializing in foundation repair. Research on Angie’s list pointed us to Accurate, and we met with the estimator not too long after our first call. It turns out the problem area originally contained an old outside cellar entrance below an old back porch. Eventually the porch was enclosed to become part of the house, an inside stair case was installed and the cellar entrance abandoned with a thin, poured concrete wall which has been gradually disintegrating over the years leading to water leakage and wall movement. The estimator was able to assess the problem and review some of the potential unknowns, as well as make an estimate. Given the severity of the problem and the inaccessibility of the work area, we were quite pleased with that estimate. Work began as scheduled and within 4 work days, 15 feet of our basement wall and footings were dug out manually, demolished, replaced, water proofed, a sump crock and drain pipe installed and the area backfilled. A few days later a sump pump was installed with all the proper electrical work. Daily cleanup inside and out was done and there was minimal disruption for us and our yard considering all the wheel barrow activity and hauling to and from the driveway on the other side of the house. And we never lost accessibility to the basement! Each of the contractors was a pleasure to work with, patiently answering questions and figuring out solutions with us to the inevitable surprises that were “uncovered”! The most serious one would have been the need to reconstruct not only the stairway, but the stairwell to meet code, requiring expensive interior remodeling. Accurate worked with the local building inspector and came up with a way to confine the work to the basement wall, maintaining structural integrity without affecting the stairwell design. Ironically we ended up with a wider stairwell all the way down that over the years had been narrowed by the encroaching pressure from the outside ground! The last piece of the job was the reconstruction of the basement stairs which turned out beautifully. Start to finish, working with Accurate was wonderful. The early estimate we reasonable and the final price came in only a couple hundred dollars over. Communication with the job scheduler on work days and arrival times was clear and effortless. All the contractors were great and the follow up by the estimator was appreciated. We highly recommend Accurate Basement Repair.