The Company’s crew (about 8 men) showed up on time & went to work immediately once they introduced themselves. They removed a wall with paneling; removed one foot of concrete around the entire basement floor;(164 feet), one foot away from the floor. They worked tirelessly throughout the entire day (roughly 12 hours) as a team. They used a jack hammer to break up the cement floor, then dug about 12 inches down around the entire basement. Periodically, I went down to the basement just to see how the job was going and took pictures and video taped them. The next time I went downstairs to check things out, they were distributing the lava rocks & installed the drain board. Later, I watched as some of the crew mixed the concrete by hand in front of the house. Again working as a team they carried the old concrete out into the dumpster; they passed buckets to each other through the basement windows to fill the foundation; then carefully smoothed it all out. Josh installed a 2nd pit and sump pump and was extremely meticulous. My house is a Historic Chicago Bungalow built in 1927; we ran into a snap foo, Steve and another crew came back the very next day to wrap up the plumping part of it. Because the house is very old, he was cautious with the original plumping.
Side Note: They did a very neat job and everyone was always very professional. I was impressed with how everyone worked very well together and new what had to be done, plus helped each other out so things ran smoothly; it was nice to see that. Everyone I spoke with, Josh, David, Willy, Junior, Javier, George and Chuck were all helpful & professional when I asked questions. I apologize if I forgot to mention anyone. Also, I truly appreciated Donna, who works in the office; she continued to work on the financial part of things, until she was able to find something that worked for me; and she too, was always Respectful and Professional.
I would also like to mention: I obtained four estimates for this job, and I chose Concrete Crawlspaces & Basement Waterproofing because the sales person Jim White took his time explaining the process and his bid for the job was competitive; I also read everyone’s reviews.
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