We purchased a 1920s bungalow in Berwyn from a developer who had gutted it. After many problems with water seepage our finished basement flooded and we opened up the drywall. What we found behind was a shock to everyone who saw it — dirt crumbling in. The developer had lowered the concrete slab without underpinning the foundation. In addition to allowing water in, this was letting our house slowly sink in on itself. We talked to several basement contractors, and Steve was the only one who recognized what was going on and knew how to fix it. He gave us two price options, and we chose the higher as it prevented the installation of a knee wall. Steve and his crew took out the edge of our concrete slab, added new footings under the basement wall section by section, added a new drain tile, re-poured the concrete, and waterproofed.
Steve met with us multiple times, and with our engineer. We felt like he actually cared about our problem, and wasn’t just in this for the money. He fixed the problem as promised, and his crew was timely and professional. We had such a great experience, we hired him to do some additional work, installing spray foam and acting as a GC to get the drywall, trim and tile work done.
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money’s worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? 1-2 weeks
Did you find the company through Angie’s List? no
If no, what was the other source? Engineer recommended
Why did you choose this contractor? other, Clear expertise
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I’ve used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? Expertise, work ethic, communication
What did you like least about this contractor? Nothing
What surprises came up during the course of the work? None
What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? He’s absolutely great; use him.
What words of advice would you give this contractor? Keep doing what you’re doing.
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