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"You never want a foundation house right but if I had one I would want on my project. He knows homes not just oops you have foundation issues." He was open to everything I shared with him from another foundation companies review and the structural engineer. Poor house screaming 'help me someone care' and he was not about to start crushing the house. In fact he warned me the house would not make it, the whole thing would crack and he told me how slabs are poured. A lot of variables with my project and his honesty was greatly appreciated on my journey.

-Julie K.

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"I chose not to do foundation work but to learn from this company, very honest, as well as following the structural engineers report and the company they referred" me to. Honestly it's not a well built house, been mistreated with foundation sinking and it's a poor slab pour. I felt I would crack the house if I did any foundation and have chosen a more ergonomic approach and correction of the slab to best of it's ability. I wanted to tip them for the wealth of information I was opened up to!! But a thank you and sharing is most important

-Julie K.

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Homes that aren't built on a slab foundation or basement feature crawl spaces to allow for the necessary access to plumbing, electrical and other home systems.

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If gutters become clogged, water can spill down the sides of the home, pooling around the foundation.

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Emergencies happen to all of us, in all areas of life. But you can and will make it through, especially if you follow this one simple rule: Don’t panic.

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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).




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Foundation Repair reviews in West Hartford

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I took leave from work not once but twice to meet with a inspector at my home, and both times failed to meet it's commitment. The cancellation for the first appointment occurred because the employee was dealing with a personal emergency, which is reasonable. called a day or ...More so ahead of time to reschedule for 4pm the following Monday. "Fine" I said. Shortly later they called back and said 5pm on Monday would be better for them. "Fine," I said. When 5pm on Monday came, I grew concerned because there was little daylight left to perform the inspection, and by 5:10 pm I called to confirm the inspector was still coming-- i.e. let the company know he was already late for his make up appointment. told me he was not late, and instead could not make the appointment because of a traffic incident in DC that morning (from WTOP traffic reporting that afternoon, the blockage in DC had cleared, so I was puzzled why this affected my 5pm appointment). said they called and left a message on my cell phone, but there was no voicemail or record of their call.... "NOT FINE." Needless to say I was angry. I let know this was the second time I had to take leave from work to meet them, and if I can't trust them to honor their appointments, then I certainly can't trust them to fix my the wall of my basement. This was really surprising because the company appeared to be highly rated.
- Natalie H.
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He explained everything over the phone, like not to use a person to do foundation repair because it could be problematic later and to explain to the City of in order to get a time extension to do foundation repair until March when the temperatures are warmer than 45 degrees. He also gave me an estimate ...More of how much that a 4 feet by 5 feet foundation repair would cost which is $3,500 to $7,000. He said his company can't risk doing this kind of repair at this time of year, but to find a highly rated mason contractor through BBB and see if they are able to repair in this kind of cold weather. In addition, if a mason contractor still can't do it, he said to put up wood covers until spring time. He's a great, honest guy that I would recommend to anyone.
- Chandra M.
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After came on site to review and estimate, it was difficult to get anyone in the office to respond and schedule the work. It took several calls and a few e-mails to finally get someone from the office to respond and schedule the work with 's help.
I met when the crew ...More first showed up and he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. We reviewed the work to be done and he set my expectations about working hours, duration of the job, material delivery, etc... which was very helpful.
The work took a little over a week and was always super willing to give updates and let me know how things were progressing. The crew was very professional and cleaned up every day and made very little impact which allowed me to work at home uninterrupted.
The finished work looks great and you can really notice a difference in the stability of the floors.
did exceptional work and was a fantastic representative for !
- Jay S.
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See above. Ham never showed up to give estimate on doing work on my mothers home. She needs beams replaced and front porch floor replaced. I spoke to three times and he always had an excuses why he did NOT SHOW UP. The last conversation I ask him if he did not want to do the work tell me? He said he would ...More be over last Tuesday or Wednesday. He did not show up or call me. The property is in Jonesboro LA. It is 40 minutes from West . I found via Angie's List.
- Joe M.
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From the start, I was impressed by the service provided by this company. They were out promptly to provide an assessment of my problems and recommend the repairs necessary to fix them. I had inspected the area myself, but they provided pictures of all damaged areas. Their quote was very competitive. There was no hard sell and I was very impressed ...More by the individual that completed the inspection and estimate. Once the work was scheduled, they stuck with the job until complete. I was provided pictures of all work and verified them by my personal inspection. I was very pleased with all aspects of this project, would use them again and highly recommend them for similar work.
- FLORENCE W.
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Great service.... Immediate response, worked with my schedule and the customer service and follow up was excellent!
- Peter M.
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They were courteous, professional, and hard workers. They seemed happy to answer our questions and addressed our concerns. We were very happy with the results. Additionally, they cleaned up completely when they were finished, which was much appreciated.
- Sally C.
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We appreciate him taking this small job and helping us out. is an honest business owner who stands by his word.
- ROSE D.

Foundation Contractors in West Hartford, CT

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a1 homeimprovement llc

493 southington rd

ABCDExcavating, LLC

201 Lebanon Ave
Lebanon

AD Driveway Solutions

38 industrial road
Prospect

ALB-European Masonry

PO Box 179
Thomaston

Alex Masonry

62 Sky Hill Cir
Waterbury

All Dry Basement Systems LLC

34-J Keeler St
Danbury

All Seasons Home & Landscape

PO BOX 314
Scotland

Allied Building Contractors, LLC

174 South Main Street
West Hartford

America One Abatement Inc.

40 Atwater Street
New Haven

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street
Branford

Arberia Arts

90-1 Stonefield Dr.
Waterbury

Basement Solutions LLC

37 Main St
New Milford

Better Built Basements LLC

229 Christian Ln
Berlin

Bova construction

46 wolcott rd
Wolcott

BRAGAIA MASONRY

40 WOODLAND AVE
Bloomfield

Breton & Son Builders, LLC

41 Fairview St
Manchester

Budget Dry Waterproofing Inc

158 Rte 81
Killingworth

Campano's Home improvement

592 Williams rd
Wallingford

Castle Developers, LLC

1131 Tolland Tpke.
Manchester

CD BUILDERS INC

100 WEST RD
Ellington

CDS Construction Services LLC

17 Laurwood Dr
Bolton

Chaput Natural Stone & Pavers LLC

132 Chimneysweep Hill Rd
Glastonbury

Charles Abatement, LLC

91 Shelton Avenue
New Haven

Cin Ara Construction

34 Marion St
West Haven

coastline masonry co

17 crystal st
Wethersfield

Complete Carpentry

325 Spring St
Glastonbury

Connecticut Basement Systems

60 Silvermine Rd
Seymour

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

Contracting USA

100 Cold Spring Road
Rocky Hill

Customized Care

New Britain

D. C. Masonry LLC

34 Schneider Rd

Dave's Handyman Shop

9 Selden Hill Drive
West Hartford

DeBaise Construction

33 North Main St.
Wallingford

DH & K Construction LLC

12 Spindle Hill Rd
Wolcott

Diiorio Brothers Contracting

67 Osborne Ave
Norwalk

DON CHILDREE GENERAL CONTR INC

89 COMMERCE WAY
South Windsor

DPMHANDYMANSERVICES, LLC

118 jude ln
Southington

Dry X Waterproofing

67 meadow hill rd
Brookfield Ct

E AIUDI & SONS

24 DEPOT RD
Berlin

Eastern CT Residential

149 Airline Ave
Portland

Emini Masonry

137 Martone street

Eureka Service Group, LLC

70 Grove Hill Street
New Britain

Euro Masonry

274 north harker ave
Waterbury

GaulCostruction L.L.C.

65 Robert Dennis Drive

Global Hill Construction Corp.

2566 Radcliff Ave Apt 54

Hammer Time Home Improvement

56 Ellington Avenue
Ellington

HANDY DANS

121 METACOMET DR
Meriden

handyman-rental.com

P.O. Box 370274
West Hartford

J & J Construction

2402 Harbor View Drive
Rocky Hill

JAD Basement Systems

117 Old Post Rd
Clinton

JIM MASSIRIO CO INC

39 MILL ST
Berlin

JTP Construction LLC

PO Box 145
Beacon Falls

kevin white restorations L.L.C

76 Terrace st
East Haven

Lawnranger LLC

846 South Quaker Lane
West Hartford

Leander Anderson Home Improvement

112 Butternut Lane
Bristol

Master Masonry

162 Riverton Rd
Riverton

Matt Como Carpentry

30 gorman street
Naugatuck

McConnell Construction

1510 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor

Merge 3 LLC

15 Sandra Drive
Manchester

MG Masonry

60 Connecticut 87
Andover

MIREK MASONRY

249 FIELD ST
Newington

Neighborhood Services LLC

PO Box 1365
Burlington

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

Northeast Property Group Inc

150 Eugene O'Neill Dr
New London

Nutmeg Masonry

79 Wildflower Road
East Hartford

Ortega's Home Repair

47 Madison Avenue

Petrucelli Construction

PO Box 612
Wallingford

Pro Home Builders & Remodeling

226 Baxter Ln
Milford

R M BOURGOIN BUILDING LLC

355 FARMINGTON AVE
Plainville

R.A.M. CONTRACTING, INC.

72 Riverside Rd.
Simsbury

REAL DRY WATERPROOFING

Mr. Curt Guenther

RED ROOSTER CONSTRUCTION CO

19 ATWOOD PL
West Haven

Rocamora Acquisitions LLC

86 Fox Hill Dr
Rocky Hill

Rocamora Acquistions LLC

86 Fox Hill Dr
Rocky Hill

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

Speedypride Services LLC

1140 Wolcott Rd
Wolcott

TCF Associates

259 South Main Street
Torrington

The Great Handyman

86 Farmington Avenue
Farmington

The Multi-Service Office, LLC

205 N. Elm Street
Torrington

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St
Manchester

Trademark Enterprise

Po box 153
Wallingford

UNDER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

88 OLD BROADWAY W
North Haven

United Wallcovering Specialties

441 Tollgate Rd
South Glastonbury

Upton, Inc. Landscape & Construction

50 Industry Drive
West Haven

Valentin Construction

58 Silverlane
East Hartford

Viking Masonry

164 Avery Street
Manchester

VINCENZO MASONRY

38 Butternut Lane
Meriden

Violette Silvester And Sons Inc

65 Cherry St
East Hartford

Vogli Masonry & Construction

55 Elrose Street
Manchester

Weingast Jeremy

650 Farmington Ave
Hartford

Ziks and Son Masonry

581 Main Street
Middlefield

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