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"This company is very professional and very knowledgeable. I have had a lot of work done by them in the past and I would not have chosen another company for this" work that I needed to have done in December , so I could sell my house.
, the owner, took one look at the hole under my home and knew what was needed to save the foundation from cracking in the middle. The foundation was staying level because of previous leveling done by this company, but the dirt shrinking underneath the middle of the house did make the foundation very vulnerable to crack in the center.
immediately suggested "pumping" and that was done within a week of the discovery of the problem. Then when I was in the process of satisfying a potential buyer about the house, the plumbing problem showed up, so I contacted
because I trusted them to find some help for me that would not bankrupt me totally. The called some other companies in my area and located some workers who were idle at that time and they hired them to dig a 37 foot tunnel under my foundation so that the plumber could fix what turned out to be two leaks. This job was started right before the New year, but was not finished until January 8th, 2015. It was done well, and then I could I could sell my home with the knowledge that I was selling something with no problems and with a warranty to pass along to the new owner. I have heard from the new owner that the company,
, has been in touch and has reassured him that if he has a problem they will be there to fix anything under the warranty and provide help with anything that needs repairing or remodeling outside of the warranty . This is an honest company, their prices are fair, in fact many times I thought they were giving me such a good break, they were losing money on the deal. I no longer own the kind of property that would need their kind of service, but I would certainly recommend them to anyone who does need help with foundations, remodeling, plumbing, any work on houses. They are not only honest, they are efficient and knowledgeable.

-Patricia D.

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"Went very well. I'm a remote landlord and both my tenant and I were pleased. Job was done quickly and results were great. Gaps in the house closed up, no complaints" in the 1.5 years since. Communication was excellent. I asked a neighbor to look in on the work and he was impressed. Only thing that could have been better would be flattening or removal of excess dirt at the end of the job, but the site was cleaned up otherwise. Over time, the soil settles back in around the piers anyway. I got a great price for being a member of Lifestyles Unlimited real estate investors group.

-Timothy L.

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Crawl Spaces

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.

crack in concrete driveway
Foundation Repair

Many homeowners worry about the severity of foundation cracks in the basement.

The crew pouring the foundation for this member's house drew raves from the county building inspector. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Debra C. of Palm Coast, Fla.)
Foundation Repair, Concrete - Pouring & Repair

Pouring a foundation is the first critical step in building your home, so make sure you know what to look for if you're hiring a custom builder or doing a portion of the work yourself. Here are some foundation basics.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

Relying solely on measurements to determine the condition of a foundation often leads to risks incurring further damage to a home, says Granott. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Virginia.)
Foundation Repair

Measuring your foundation for levelness alone is not enough to determine if your foundation needs repair. A foundation expert will evaluate all the factors.

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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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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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Foundation Repair reviews in Nashua

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+1 for business integrity here. We called them out when the tile guys noticed a bit of a slope. After an interior inspection and walk-around, he told us that although he'd love to sell us some foundation work, the home really doesn't appear to need any, and that the slope is likely just due to seasonal movement and second-floor settling. "The house looks great for this neighborhood -- I'd leave it the way it is."
Setting up the appointment was very easy, and the response time was quick and professional. The appointment was set less than one week out. He called the day prior to ask if it would be okay to shift our appointment back a couple of hours, and I had no problem with that. When he arrived shortly ahead of schedule, the door was ajar (due to tile workers) and the doorbell wasn't working, so he called my home number from the porch to say that he was here. He removed his boots at the door (possibly noticing that I wasn't wearing shoes in the home). He was courteous, professional, and took time to explain many of the settling and seasonal movement symptoms we were seeing.
We were kind of expecting a big expense on the horizon, but we ended up paying nothing. We think that's pretty cool.
- Alex F.
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We paid our $49 Angie's list price to have this company come and give us a structural engineering report on our foundation for the sale of our home. The website says they are licensed structural engineers. They said for the $49 we would get a 15 point inspection report.
They came out, looked under the house, but sent a quote to do the repairs instead of a report. When we called back to say we needed the actual report to present to the buyer, we were told they are NOT actually licensed engineers, and could not provide this report.
We then had to hire AN ACTUAL structural engineer at an additional cost to give us a report.
Just a horrible case of false advertising!! DO NOT ask these people for a structural engineering report!
- Wes P.
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Concrete driveway leveling and crack repair work was performed to our satisfaction, by a 2 man crew, who arrived promptly at 8 am and completed the repairs in less than 4 hours.
The work was expertly done. Almost half of the driveway had settled with resultant cracks and joint movement, caused by water intrusion into the substrate below the slab. The slab has now been raised back up to level by drilling small holes in the slab and filling below with light weight dense foam, pressure injected. Upon completion of the leveling process, all the crack joints were filled with sand cement topped off with a flowable epoxy, thus sealing the joints.
Observing the work as it was done, I was impressed by the skill level shown and, especially, the judgement of how much injection can be done without causing further cracking to occur due to over filling, or uneven filling.
It is important for potential customers to know that this is repair work. The intent is to make the driveway completely functional and safe. The evidence of it being repaired will be obvious but should, when finished properly, be acceptable. The only alternative, complete demolition, sub slab consolidation and new slab construction, would probably cost at least ten times as much and much longer to complete.
The two men worked diligently, showed a high level of competence and were very courteous at all times. We were very impressed and would, following this experience, strongly recommend
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- Myles M.
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The Field Technician (
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's language for us. He initially calculated that two days of labor would be required; however, on the morning when the project was to begin he dispatched two full work crews to accomplish the task. We are getting on in age and I suspect that
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had this in mind when he sent the extra crew along. The result was that our inconvenience was was reduced to a single day. The workers were cordial, respectful and responsive to our requests. On the above date,
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did a follow-up to ascertain if any adjustments were needed. In the beginning, he provided us with an all inclusive warranty and we are very comfortable with it. Prior to arranging the foundation repairs we considered various contractors and we're glad we chose
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- MACK M.
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When the work was completed, there was no additional movement for about one year. During that time, I completed the inside of the garage with sheetrock and moldings. Then I noticed additional cracks in the walls of the brick foundation and inside along the sheetrock. This continued and progressively got worse. Finally, in March of this year, I contacted the company again and requested a visit. Both an engineer and company representative came to the house. Neither one of them could agree on why this was happening. After several conversations between the two, they suggested ADDITIONAL work, in which they would then go underneath the concrete slab and secure it again. And, in addition, 5000.00 more cost!
I felt they have created additional problems in my garage that were not there when they first touched this structure.
- George C G.
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came out to assess my concerns about some shifting action in my house. Was very upfront about potential costs for making adjustments to the piers (ended up not needing any) and for other work (vapor
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, repairing cracks, etc). He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly - seems like a really honest guy.
His team was on time and extremely professional. They did an amazing job and showed me everything they did afterwards.
My only slight complaint was that he called to schedule the work the evening before they came, so not a lot of notice, but it all worked out fine.
I would use
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- Michael D.
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came out to determine whether the house needed piers. Impressively honest,
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told us we didn't need their services yet! What a rare find in a world where most companies try to sell you products you don't require. We were told what to watch for (what things would indicate a need for piers in the future) and even given a rough estimate of what future repairs might cost. We couldn't be more satisfied and would call
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- Joshua J.
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Inspection was as expected, I already knew there was an issue. I didn't realize sump pump had stopped. Technician was able to get the sump pump working ,which had nothing to do with the Big Deal! I received a quote for services needed. very reasonable. And he also called to come in early, after having a cancellation. Thanks
- Connie H.

Foundation Contractors in Nashua, NH

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ARTHUR O'SHEA

156 LIBERTY ST

B&A Construction LLC

341 SIlver Lake Rd
Hollis

B.C. Building Company

98 North Street

Bulkhead Doors Inc

401 Wareham St

Callaghan Masonry

89 Minot Street

Castiello Construction

160 Liverpool Street

CRACK-X

25 WASHINGTON AVE.

dan tyler masonry

236 rear jewett st
Manchester

Danusis Construction

27 Mockingbird Lane
Newmarket

David Cowhig Masonry llc

445 mountain ave

Dr. Fix It

49 Salem St

Dream Work Home Services

73 Preston Street

Dry X Waterproofing

67 meadow hill rd

E.A Masonry

72 Tremont st #1

Gpconstruction

Tallant Rd
Merrimack

Graham Waste Services Inc

1093 North Montello Street

Granite Roots Construction

132 New Hampshire Drive
Concord

GW & Sons Builders

24 Roselin Ave

Handyman911

9 Gabrielle Dr
Hudson

Henline Builders

8 Riverbank Rd

House husbands

704 bay drive

Jayron

100 Iron Horse Park

MyCraftsmen

PO BOX 22

NETR Inc

165A New Boston St

New Age Construction LLC

17 Taschereau Blvd
Nashua

New Age Masonry

Truman Parkway

New England Crack-X

800 Turnpike Street

Odwyer Builders

6 Franconia St.

Old House Works

842 Washington St

Orival Property Services

11 chestnut street

Parent Construction

85 Elm St
Nashua

PAYNE BUILDING MOVERS

141 PAYNE DR
Center Strafford

PBI Construction Co

545 Washington Street

PIC Home Pros

2 Chester Rd
Derry

Pro Pave

1078 Pleasant St

Property Pro Restoration

1000 Mt Laurel Cir

QUALITY ROOFING

1 ATHERTON PL

Quinn's Construction

1049 Lakeview Ave

Ryan Home Service

23 Spruce St

S & W Roofing, LLC

195 1/2 East Side Drive
Concord

Salon Belle Vie

707 Milford Rd
Merrimack

Select Contracting

25 Cherry Street

Silvestri Industries Inc

401 Wareham St # B

Skillville Corp

23 Boutwell St

SOLID EARTH TECHNOLOGIES

3 HOWE DR
Amherst

Sonny D Construction INC

24 Back River Rd
Bedford

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

Team Engineering

67 N Mast St
Goffstown

Team Handyman LLC

4 Birch Road
Newton

THE BULKHEAD MAN & SONS LLC

12 GAVIN RD
Mont Vernon

The Carpenters

99 Coburn Woods
Nashua

The House Doctors

1330 Ranchland Dr

The Productive Earth

73 Saunders St

Vallerand Builders, Inc.

309 Concord Road

Value Dry

16 N Center St

Zagwyn Construction LLC

71 Cota Rd.
Merrimack

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