inspection/estimate in South Haven, MI
Foundation Specialist has employed some truly talent and one of those people is "Mike Tovar". This is a follow up testimonial to the exceptional professionalism of Mike Tovar, the specialist who come out last fall to inspect our leaking foundation in two rooms. I can't say enough good things about this man but the few immediate description that come mind are: exceptionally knowledgeable, honest, direct, and empathetic. Last fall Mike wrote up a $5000 estimate to address two leaking rooms in the basement if we wanted the work done immediately but he recommended that we address some gutter adjustments first to see if that might save us some money. We had a second estimate from a competitor who made no attempt to advise us to address the gutters/roof overhang/landscape. Instead, the competitor tried to up-sell and recommended the whole house be waterproofed for $15,000; and the rest of the house never leaked before for over 10 years. The competitor wanted $10,000 to do the same amount of work as Foundation Specialist ( just the 2 rooms ). We followed Mr. Tovar's recommendation to extend the gutters first and was able to resolve the water intrusion in one room. Mike was already $5,000 less than his competitor and following his free advise, he was about to save us even more by having to address one of the two rooms only. We reached out to Mike the following spring to give us an up-dated estimate. Upon arriving to our door, he independently took note of the gutter extensions. When I brought him to the area of the room where we still had water intrusion, his exact words when he saw the problem were " something is not wright here ". He did some diagnostic test of running the outside faucet, then running the kitchen faucet and deduced the problem was a broken main drain pipe that was then leaking back into the basement. Just to prove how talented Mike is, we had the same main drain pipe routed out six months earlier and asked the plumber if the main drain pipe was leaking because the water coming into the basement was almost underneath the pipe. The plumber at the time did do the same tests as Mike did but was not able to produce the same results at that time. I asked the plumber no less than four times if it could a broken main drain line and he was for certain it was not. I even asked him to look one last time before he drove away and he still was sure that it was not the main drain pipe. I think I annoyed the plumber but even I suspected the main drain line. Mike could have easily lied to secure the job and there would have been now way we would have ever figured it out because his work would have hidden and masked the leaking main drain line. Eventually the main drain line will either collapse completely or fill up completely with soil and we would have paid for 2 separate jobs. Mike said we would have to hire an excavator. The excavator quote was only $2750 I felt horrible for asking Mike to come out twice to our house and neither time did we employ him. I offered him some cash for his time and for saving us so much money but he refused my offer. Mike is compassionate and empathetic because he gave us free advice to try to save us some money. Mike is exceptionally knowledgeable because he figured out the plumbing problem that the the plumber couldn't. Mike is honest because he refused to charge us unnecessary work. Mike is professional because as busy as he is all the time, he still came out a second time to look at our problem. I am extremely impressed with Mike Tovar. I am saddened that I could not hire Mike to do my drain pipe problem because I know if could have, he would have done it wright the first time and the cheapest price.
Crawls Space Encapsulation in West Olive, MI
I was first introduced to Foundation Specialist by Mike Tovar whom gave me an honest quote that was even a little lower than the other competitors with out me even telling him their given quotes. I wasn't pitched with the "buy now get 10% off" pricing strategy pitch that the others threw at me and the price was still a tad lower than the others. Andy, Zach, Mike and Dre all did a great job encapsulating my crawl space. They were able to complete my 1100 sq. ft. crawl space within a days work. I was informed of what was all completed and Andy even installed a drainage system for my furnace condensate pipe. If I ever need any any other work completed related to Foundation Specialist services, I will definitely call them again.
Foundation inspection before buying a home. in Mokena, IL
My husband and I were considering putting an offer on a small home across from a small lake. The offer would be pending any inspections. I sought out a foundation specialist and was FORTUNATE to talk to a mechanical engineer who specialized in foundations when I called Foundation Specialist. Mike from Foundation Specialist thoroughly explained to me all the things that he would check to see if the foundation of the house was sound, and if it needed repair, what it would cost. Also, he assured me that if there was a major concern with the foundation, he would tell me. My husband and I were very impressed at the thorough inspection Mike had done. Mike explained everything clearly. The inspection report came the same day of the inspection. Knowing Mike from Foundation Specialist was going to do the inspection gave us confidence to put the offer on the house. We felt strongly, if there was a problem, Mike would be the guy to tell us. Likewise, my husband and I felt 100 % confident when we asked to be released from our offer due to serious foundation problems. We may not have gotten that particular house, but we did feel fortunate we had Mike from Foundation Specialist working for us! I am 63 and have been a business owner for over 28 years. Mike's competance, professionalism, and geniune concern for our house decision was a true blessing! Thank you Mike and the Foundation Specialist.
Remedial drainage construction in Eaton Rapids, MI
I would recommend Foundation Specialist to any one for basement work. They walked me thru all that was done on my basement from the estimate to the end of the on site job. Also following up with calls to make sure all was done to my satisfaction. The crew was efficient in their job and cleaned up when they were done. I’m very pleased with the job done on my basement.
Basement Shoring Up in Grand Rapids, MI
FS just complete their second job in 18 months for me: shoring up the basement of a single family home which had been inexpertly adjusted over the years. I couldn't be happier with the experience and the result. I worked with Mike on both occasions to scope and plan the requirements, and Spencer was the foreman on the most recent job. Both are great communicators and problem solvers, and went above and beyond to ensure the end result was safe, secure and to my satisfaction, keeping me appraised of any changes to the plan along the way. As a property investor, it's reassuring to have them come out and inspect a property pre-purchase.
Waterproofing basement, new cement floor in Nunica, MI
We have a very old Michigan basement that continually had water running through it like a river. Mike came out for a quote and was extremely thorough at explaining what was going on and how their company could help. We had several other companies quote the job but felt most comfortable with the knowledge and professionalism Mike offered. The crew that handles the job were equally professionally and attentive to detail. Joe and his crew were polite and answered all of my daily questions. I wish I could remember all their names because they really did an awesome job with our basement. Also, speaking with Macey and Chris over the phone was always pleasant and they were able to coordinate the dynamics of our unique situation and ensured we were happy with the companies work.
Foundation Repair in Kentwood, MI
Foundation Specialist came this week and fixed my foundation problems. Joe and his team were professional and did a wonderful job. I will recommend them to anyone I know if they need their basement done.
Crawlspace Foundation Repair in Grand Rapids, MI
The gentleman assigned to our project provided education about how the repairs truly function. He was also prompt and always kept me in the loop.
Foundation Repair in Kentwood, MI
Mike Remar was my initial contact with Foundation Specialist LLC. He is a certified structural specialist. Mike was on point, honest and communicated with me constantly through the process of evaluation and remediation of a home that my wife and I purchased in Holland Mi. If you have a need for foundation, structural or water abatement from your residence or business look no further. Mike and his team of professionals deliver quality service and product. Jim and Laurie Stamas
Foundation Settlement Repair in Grand Rapids, MI
We had a crack repaired in our basement. They did a wonderful job. The employees were great to work with and took the time to explain the process. The quality of workmanship is excellent. Highly recommend.