American Foundation Repair

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Founded 1995 • Angie's List since September 2002

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Hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Company Contact

26875 W Rte 22

Barrington, IL 60010

Description

Family Owned & Operated since 1986. No high pressure sales person. Never any commission fees. Save money on foundation repair plus great value. Always free estimates for homeowners. Serving Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Foundation crack repair and structural foundation repair all year around service. Sinking home or sagging floor, leveled (to a compromise level). Raise sinking foundations with steel pipe piles (push piers). Replace or repair wooden damaged beams and columns. Basement & crawl space waterproofing (interior/ exterior drain tile system). Crawl Space encapsulation. Never any cross-sales or up-sales, just an honest and fair foundation repair estimate. Additional phone: 312-285-6000 & 847-381-6050...

Verified Reviews

38 Total Reviews
Reviews by Rating
A Rated
27
B Rated
3
C Rated
1
D Rated
3
F Rated
4
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foundation repair (28)mudjacking (10)basement waterproofing (3)excavating (2)appliance repair (1)
Showing 21-30 of 38 reviews
A

RATED

09/14/2017

Completed satisfactorily

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
remove and replace a window well which was leaking along the edges.

CATEGORY foundation repair

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/19/2017

A

RATED

05/01/2013

At this risk of this review sounding contrived I have to say that I have only the best of things to say about American Foundation Repair, Raul Zambrano, and his crew.  When your slab has dropped 2 inches and you find out that it isn't the slab but rather the entire foundation that is sinking it is a frightening process.  I received estimates from three contractors and the entire process with Ameri...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Installed 12 foundation piers, jacked up foundation to original height, repaired multiple foundation cracks to correct settling issues due to drought conditions.

CATEGORY foundation repair

COST $16,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/01/2012

A

RATED

09/03/2012

I chose American Foundation Repair for two reasons: 1- cheaper by several thousand dollars than anyone else; 2- AFR had been in business many years so they were not (a) fly-by-night, but (b) family business so low overhead. Raul came out and did estimate. Professional. Efficient. No upsell or computer slide show to dress up the presentation. Didn't try to make project into rocket science. Stuck to...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Attached garage was separating from house and had sunk a few inches on one side. Cracks were developing in brick work. Needed to have foundation stabilized and lifted if possible to restore level. I had five contractors come out, including American Foundation Repair. All proposed same method of push piers. Each had their own wrinkle on the project but essentially same work was to be done, with main difference in number of push piers needed.

CATEGORY mudjacking, foundation repair

COST $7,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/21/2012

D

RATED

05/14/2012

Raul Zambrano came out to give me a quote.   He told me at that time they were a little backed up and it would take him around a week to turn the quote back around.  It's been two months and several phone calls and I have heard nothing.  Also of note:  they other 3 companies that came out to quote the work described the "traditional" method of digging out and shoring up.  The description of how th...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Quote to dig out  basement a few feet to increase ceiling height. 

CATEGORY mudjacking

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/15/2012

A

RATED

03/25/2007

ON TIME, I CHOSE TO GO WITH ANOTHER COMPANY BECAUSE OF PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION. JESUS WAS ON TIME AND PROFESSIONAL.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
FREE ESTIMATES WAS DONE, WITH GOOD FOLLOW UP.

CATEGORY mudjacking

COST $14,500

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

F

RATED

09/15/2005

WE HAVE A BAY WINDOW THAT WAS BEGINNING TO SAG. THEY DUG DOWN 18 FT. AND PUT IN PIPES TO PROP IT UP. THERE IS A STEEL PLATE ON TOP OF THE PIPES TO HOLD UP THE WINDOW. THEY DID NOT RESPOND FAVORABLY TO A PROBLEM WE HAD AFTER THE WORK WAS COMPLETED. NOW THE BAY WINDOW LEDGE HAS BEEN JOSTLED, MOVED, OR SHAKEN UP IN SOME WAY AND IS NO LONGER FITTING TOGETHER PROPERLY. I HAD THEM COME BACK TO LOOK AT T...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
THEY RESTORED OUR CONCRETE, AND JACKED IT UP.

CATEGORY mudjacking

COST $5,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

A

RATED

04/11/2005

VERY POSITIVE! SALESPERSON WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND POLITE; WORKERS WERE ON TIME, EASYGOING AND INDUSTRIOUS. BRIEF MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT CONCRETE REPAIR WAS INCLUDED IN PRICE OR NOT (I THOUGHT IT WAS, THEY THOUGHT IT WASN'T) WAS RESOLVED QUICKLY AND IN MY FAVOR. ALSO, YOU DO NOT PAY ANYTHING UP FRONT! THEY WORK, YOU ARE SATISFIED, THEN YOU PAY. A FINE SYSTEM. I GUESS I WON'T REALLY KN...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
THREE POSTS WERE SUNK 20 FEET BELOW MY FOUNDATION TO STOP ITS SETTLING IN ONE CORNER, AND MY HOUSE WAS LEVELED USING THE EXISTING STRUCTURAL BEAM IN MY BASEMENT.

CATEGORY mudjacking

COST $4,750

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

A

RATED

03/15/2005

THEY WERE ABLE TO BREAK THE JOB DOWN IN A WAY SO THAT I UNDERSTOOD THE INFORMATION THEY WERE GIVING IN THE ESTIMATE. THEY WILLINGLY PROVIDED REFERENCES UP FRONT. THEY WERE VERY ACCOMMODATING AND WERE HERE WHEN THEY SAID THEY WOULD BE.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
FOUNDATION REPAIR, PIERCING OF FOUNDATION WALLS, CLAMPING.

CATEGORY mudjacking

COST $1,800

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

A

RATED

03/12/2004

JOB WAS PERFORMED AS BID STATED AND IN TIME FRAME AGREED TO. PERSONNEL WERE COURTEOUS AND LEFT MY HOME IN NEAT CONDITION.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
STEEL PLATES AFFIXED TO FOUNDATION, STEEL TUBES INSERTED TO NECESSARY DEPTH, AND FOUNDATION HYDRO-JACKED TO LEVEL.

CATEGORY mudjacking

COST $18,170

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

A

RATED

09/11/2002

THESE GUYS ARE HARD WORKING AND HONEST. WE THOUGHT OUR PROBLEM WAS MUCH BIGGER THAN IT REALLY WAS, BUT HE TOLD US IT WAS ACTUALLY FAIRLY SIMPLE TO SOLVE. WORKERS DID A GREAT JOB AND EVEN TORE OUT SOME OLD BUSHES FOR US. VERY PUNCTUAL AND RESPONSIVE TO PHONE CALLS.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
OUR FRONT PORCH WAS SINKING AND IT WAS BRINGING THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE WITH IT. THESE GUYS JACKED UP THE FRONT PORCH TO LEVEL IT OUT AND PUT STRUCTURES UNDERNEATH TO PREVENT IT FROM SINKING AGAIN.

CATEGORY mudjacking

COST $5,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

Services Offered

- Underpinning. Stabilization of foundation. - Repair Bowed Walls. - Replace Wood Columns with Steel - Replace Wood Beams with Steel - Level Sagging or Sloping Floors - Basement Waterproofing Drain Tile Systems - Foundation Crack Repair | Epoxy Injection - Transferable Warranty

Services Not Offered

*Mudjacking *Slabjacking, *Tuckpointing *HVAC

General Information
Licensed
Not Applicable
Bonded
Yes
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal
Senior Discount
15%
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes
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