Dave Marcotte Foundations

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5498 West River Dr Ottawa ON K4M 1G8
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Christine in Orleans
Christine in Orleans
3 reviews ORL, ON
10/10

exterior crack repair in two locations

Dave Marcotte's crew is a class act. Last fall we got several estimates for two cracks that leaked occasionally and needed repairing. Dave's company was not the cheapest, but it was the most cost effective for the work that needed to be done and he was less than half what some of the big name companies were charging. At a time when I struggled to even get someone on the phone, Dave came out, explained his procedure and why the cracks needed to be repaired from the outside (not the inside, like the cheaper quotes said...). This spring we decided to go ahead with the repairs, which were completed within two weeks. Dave's crew was polite, clean, and hard working. They went above and beyond the call of duty, and I would recommend them to anyone. Kudos.

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Miranda and Paul in Westboro
Miranda and Paul in Westboro
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation waterproofing membrane and weeping tile

We discovered a wet basement problem at our home last summer and decided to install weeping tile and waterproofing membrane on all four sides of our home.

We opted to go with Dave Marcotte and would highly recommend him to anyone requiring foundation work on their home. Frankly, we would recommend him as a general contractor as well (as he has an excellent depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in the construction business) but we believe that he now specializes almost exclusively on foundation projects.

Dave Marcotte is one of the most knowledgeable and reliable contractors that we have had the pleasure of working with. He certainly tries to go the extra mile and is incredibly service oriented. We never needed to chase him down for updates on our project as he was often quick to pick up the phone and touch base with us as needed.

Not only was the Dave Marcotte team an incredibly tidy and courteous crew, but they were quick workers that paid attention to detail. Unbelievably, they were in and out of here in under two weeks, leaving our decks, walkways, and landscaping in better shape than before they started their work.

We couldn't be more pleased with Dave's work and our sentiment is shared by our neighbours as well. We have had at least four different neighbours comment on how impressed they with the professionalism that Dave and his team showed while working on our property.

We will certainly be recommending Dave Marcotte to friends and neighbours for many years to come.

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K & C in Edwards
K & C in Edwards
3 reviews EDWARDS, ON

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10/10

2 seperate projects. 1) crack in foundation wall. 2) water found in the "cold room" under garages

Repair #1 (600.00).
A crack in my foundation starting from the corner of a window - running vertically to just above the floor. Total length about 5 feet and greatest width was about 1/4 in. Water leaked into that room during spring thaw and "heavy" rains. I found Mr. Marcotte by researching local businesses. I was very impressed with his website and the detailed information about his business, possible faults and repairs as well as testimonials from satisfied Clients. I sent him an email and he called me within hours. My first impression was that he was knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy. I explained the situation and he told me he was rather confident that the repair would be minor and 100% effective. He came within a few days, examined the crack and confirmed that an epoxy injection - taking less than an hour would repair the crack. He was very polite, confident and demonstrated skill and professionalism. I have since renovated that room from a damp and somewhat damaged state to a lovely family room with new floors and paint. Many storms have passed and another spring has gone by and the room is dry and very pleasant. Dave Marcotte Foundations is an excellent company.

Repair #2 (3600.00). The concrete room under my garages was wet every spring and after rains storms. A year after the previously mentioned repair, I thought to go to no one but Mr. Marcotte. I merely sent him an email on a Wednesday/Thursday explaining the problem and he replied back asking if he could come out on Saturday. He came ON TIME and he examined the room and determined through wetness and stains that the water was coming in from the floor as well and from above where the garages "sat" on top of this room. He could dig from the outside down to the footing and install or replace (if already present) a weeping tile system. I had NO idea if one was in place or not. Another, less expensive approach would be to cut a trench in the room itself and set up weeping tiles and a sump pump - incurring no damage to my driveway. This would also include wetproofing the wall with a "platon" wrap. We agreed and he came to do the work 3 days later. He brought two workers with him and they were wonderful. They too were very polite, very patient to answer my questions and happily offered explanations to the process. They worked very hard to keep the area clean and 3 days later the work was done. As part of this repair and at no additional cost, Mr. Marcotte took the time to rework the garage drains and rework the water discharge plumbing (adding a clean out valve) from my other sump pit in another room. He has come back as a follow up applying additional water proofing in the corners. So far, the room has dried and has stayed dry. He is very good at his work, his workers demonstrate the same professionalism that he does and he is pretty funny too. He loves dogs so he must be OK.

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Neil in Bridlewood
Neil in Bridlewood
1 review KANATA, ON
10/10

Foundation Repairs

I contacted Dave to get a quote on some foundation repairs at our home. He replied to my initial e-mail very promptly and followed up with a phone call to discuss my questions. Dave came out to my house to do an estimate for repairs the next day. Upon arriving, he inspected the areas of concern and he took the time to explain to me the repair options, including how the repairs would be conducted and the pricing. Dave was very professional and it was obvious that he knew the subject that he spoke of.

I arranged for Dave's team to complete the repairs to my foundation, by using the crack injection techniques described on his website. His crew arrived at the scheduled time and upon their arrival, they again explained to me the process for the repairs. They walked me through what they would be doing and they also showed me the process of how they conducted the repairs as they completed the work. They kept their work area tidy and completed the work in a thorough and professional manner. Dave's crew was very friendly and efficient in how they conducted their work.

Based on my experience, I would highly recommend Dave and his team!

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Helene in Westboro
Helene in Westboro
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

update and waterproof foundation, inside and outside - 'turnkey' solution

Dave Marcotte, team and all of his subs have got to be one of the best companies / contractors I have ever had the pleasure to work with! They did what they said they would do, for what they said they would charge and they did it on time, on budget (actually saved me $) and in scope. Clean, professional, personable, friendly... I trusted Dave 150%! I would hire him again in a nano second. In fact, I wish he did more than foundations. Can't say enough good things. He made what was a misrable situation almost enjoyable. lol

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Thanks for the great review Helene!

Kevin in Rockcliffe
Kevin in Rockcliffe
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Basement Floor Excavation/New Floor

Dave Marcotte Foundations did an excellent job with our basement renovation. He removed the existing floor, excavated approximately 8-10 inches, installed drainage stone, vapour barrier, insulation, wire mesh for infloor radiant heat and a 3" new concrete floor. The in floor radiant heat made installation a little tricky. He also enlarged the size of the basement windows which was a great extra. He was on-time (actually, 1 week ahead of schedule) and exactly on budget. I would have no trouble recommending him to anyone.

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Josiane Blanchet in Ottawa
Josiane Blanchet in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Interior weeping tile sytem

We had water coming through our block foundation. We called 4 different contractors for a cost estimate. All of them were roughly in the same price range, but we decided to go with Dave Marcotte as he seemed to us the most professional one; we got a quote within 24 hours and he did not hesitate to come to our place a few times for explaining the different options available to us. The work was done on time and on budget. Dave Marcotte supervised the work himself, and was good at coordinating his employees and other contractors (e.g. plumbers, concrete cutter). We would recommend him to anyone needing foundation work to get done.

Nous avons eu des problèmes d’entrée d’eau dans le sous-sol par notre fondation en blocs. Nous avons fait appel à 4 compagnies pour obtenir des estimés. Tous étaient dans la même braquette de prix, mais nous avons choisi Dave Marcotte pour son professionalisme.; nous avons obtenu un estimé en 24 heures et il s’est déplacé à plusieurs reprises chez nous pour nous expliquer les différentes options qui se présentaient à nous. Le travail a été effectué dans les temps estimés et au prix convenu. Dave Marcotte supervise lui-même les travaux et a su bien coordonner ses employés et autres contracteurs nécessaires à la complétion des travaux (ex. plombier, scieur de ciment). Nous recommandons sans hésitation Dave Marcotte à toute personne se voyant dans l’obligation d’effectuer des travaux de fondation.

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Thanks Josiane. My first bilingual review!

Dave in Rockcliffe
Dave in Rockcliffe
1 review ROCKCLIFFE, ON
10/10

Full basement exterior excavation, waterproofing and restoration to previous appearance.

Dave Marcotte was one of 6 potential contractors for this work. He was highly recommended by an independent engineer we consulted for unrelated work. Dave's quote was not the lowest, but it was highly competitive and MUCH lower than the 2-3 most expensive quotes. His upfront assessment, communications and follow-up were superior to the other contractors, and he spent as much time as necessary to make us feel comfortable with the nuances of the work, the alternative approaches to solving our issues, and the rationale for his recommendations. Importantly, after we had made a booking for some months in advance (he's busy, because he's in demand, because he's good), Dave called personally a week in advance to confirm the work, and then he and his crew showed up on time, as planned. The crew was headed by Dave personally (he drove the digger) and they took great care to protect our property while also getting the job done right. For the duration of our job, we were the sole focus of the team, which was a plus: this was OUR slot, not to be distracted by competing priorities. The work was done on time, at a high quality, with our input throughout, and exactly on budget. We could not have asked for a more positive experience. I hope to never excavate a foundation again, but if I do I plan to call Dave Marcotte to do the work.

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Peter in Barrhaven
Peter in Barrhaven
1 review NEPEAN, ON
9/10

Foundation Repair and weeping tile investigation

Dave visited my home and gave me plenty of free advice on an ongoing water ingress problem.

It was decided that we should treat an existing crack and do investigative work on the weeping tile.

The work was done on the date as planned with minimal disruption and the site was left in the condition in which is was found.

I was very impressed with the professionalism of those involved and would readily use the service of this company again.

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J-P in Woodpark
J-P in Woodpark
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation repair.

I had 6 different companies look at my foundation. I went with Dave because he did a better job of diagnosing the problem and explaining the solution. Other companies suggested much more expensive approaches. He got the job done in a very timely fashion. Very happy with the work.

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Thanks JP glad we could get it done for you. Cheers,

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More about Dave Marcotte Foundations

Foundation repair and waterproofing specialists. If your basement is wet. If you have cracks in your foundation or structural issues. Call us or visit www. dmfoundations. ca At Dave Marcotte Foundations we can provide you with valuable information regarding our foundation repair services. Our emphasis is on services and repair techniques for foundations.

CATEGORIES
Waterproofing and Foundations
SERVICES
Foundation Repairs, Waterproofing,Crack injection, exterior crack repair, Window wells,garage floors,Bowed wall repair, underpinning, wall replacement, basement lowering
SPECIALITIES
Foundation Repairs, Waterproofing and Crack injection
WEBSITE
http://www.dmfoundations.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2002
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, Cash, etransfer
MEMBERSHIPS
Better Business Bureau
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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