Dave Marcotte Foundations

5498 West River Dr Ottawa ON K4M 1G8
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Charles near Merivale
Charles near Merivale
4 reviews Ottawa, ON

Breathing new life into elderly foundation walls . . .

My intention here is to make yet more obvious why the experience of hundreds of reviewers before me have inspired such universal acclaim for the work of Dave Marcotte Foundations.

Last winter, one early morning during a thaw, I heard water running somewhere in the basement. Knowing I had not left a tap open, I feared the worst and the worst was soon realized. Water was pouring through two of my window casements into my finished basement.

During the protracted cleanup, mould was discovered on the subfloor so, in addition to the leaking windows, the foundation itself must have been leaking water behind the drywall, under the rug and onto the subfloor for perhaps a number of years. I would need a company well-experienced in foundation and sump-pump rehabilitation. Also needed: four window wells.

Dave Marcotte Foundations was the last of the companies from whom an estimate was requested. Dave's was by far the highest-rated company but his estimate was more than reasonable compared to those of others and so I committed to Dave with a modest down payment. The only downside in doing so was that I was also committing to a rather long wait before the work could find a place in his schedule. (It should go without saying that Dave's hard-earned, solid reputation has left him much-in-demand.) I didn't mind in the least waiting for work from a company who had inspired such confidence.

The crew of 5 guys showed up the first week in September 2019 and the work was finished within 4 days. The work order had been detailed and every point on it was satisfied completely before his crew pulled out. Even if you've never had such work done, digging up a foundation is understood to be disruptive and possibly chaotic. Dave's workers were focused, systematic, and disciplined throughout, minimizing disruption. After the work was completed, the site was left in pristine condition, and I must admit, much better than they'd found it.

As should by now be clear, my endorsement of Dave Marcotte Foundations is as full-throated and whole-hearted as I can possibly make it. Should you need assistance with a foundation issue, Dave and his crew will not disappoint.

Charles Sager
Nepean, ON

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Thank you Charles for the great review. Dave. Dmfoundations.ca