Dave Marcotte Foundations

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5498 West River Dr Ottawa ON K4M 1G8
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Sean & Audrey, Centretown West
Sean & Audrey, Centretown West
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation Repair

Similar to many others facing major foundation repairs, we were confronted with a large amount of money to be spent and sought several estimates to ensure we did what was necessary, and that it was done right. When we met Dave Marcotte we were both impressed by his knowledge of foundation repair and his non-pressure sales approach. His estimate was similar other companies, but as other reviewers note, his company did things others did not. In particular, replacing the excavated soil with proper stone to ensure drainage, tarring by hand, and insulating around the foundation.

Our foundation is stone rubble constructed in 1890 that required excavating to the bedrock and cutting below to lay the weeping tile and sump pump. We did not know what condition the 1890 stone walls would be one they were un-earthed. Dave’s expertise and experience was reflected in his estimate, as it identified the work required and there were no major ‘surprises.’ Dave had understood and identified beforehand the issues pertaining to such foundation repairs.

What makes Dave Marcotte Foundations stand out is that Dave and his crew made a difficult and intrusive job easy because they focused on only one job at a time; completed it within the estimated time and budget; were very respectful to our property; employs a very courteous and friendly staff; and Dave genuinely was concerned we were satisfied with the final product.

Furthermore, Dave is a great resource to other professional contractors, such as masons, painters, carpenters ect.. He only works with others who share his professional work ethic. After seeing the quality work Dave did on our foundation we sought his recommendations for other work and have now engaged his brother Paul Marcotte to construct our front porch, and his associate Mario to replace our basement windows. We will also have Merco back to do more repointing inside the house

Dave did an amazing job restoring to its former glory an 1890 stone foundation that neighbours now all ask – who did your foundation? followed by, can I get Dave Marcotte’s number? We would highly recommend Dave Maroctte and, in fact, have already done so to friends requiring foundation work.

Great job Dave, thanks so much!

Sean and Audrey

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Thanks for the feed back and very kind words. Hope the rest of the work (fence, deck, laneway etc...) go well!

Cheers,

Andrew in Hunt Club
Andrew in Hunt Club
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation/weeping tile repairs

After receiving a number of quotes and a variety of conflicting advice and proposed solutions, I engaged Dave on the basis of a very strong recommendation from a friend who is the owner of a very reputable company in the fire and flood restoration business. I was extremely happy with the result. Dave and his team went above and beyond under challenging site and weather conditionsns. He fit me in on short notice, arrived when he said he would, and stayed until the job was complete. He diagnosed and addressed the problem, patiently answering my many questions and explaining everything to me step by step. He and his team were knowledgeable, took a problem solving,thoughtful approach and were willing to do what it took and go the extra mile to get the job done properly. He and his team were courteous and friendly. It was a pleasure dealing with Dave and I would highly recommend him and his team for any foundation issues. Than you Dave. Much appreciated! Andrew Lieff

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Appreciate the comments Andrew. Hope the rest of your basement restoration goes well!

Paul Guevremont in Ottawa
Paul Guevremont in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation Waterproofing

After receiving quotes from several competing (and heavily marketed) foundation repair companies, my neighbour and I selected Dave Marcotte based on his knowledge of the trade and a very reasonable price. The work consisted of waterproofing our foundations and laying weeping tile which was done (for 2 houses) in 1.5 weeks without any breaks in the work schedule. Throughout the entire process, Dave and his friendly crew conducted themselves with utmost professionalism and integrity - even assisting with tasks unrelated to the job. Our basements are now dry as a bone after nearly 1 year since the work was done!

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Thanks for taking the time Paul and I grand you were happy with the service!

Patrick Donnelly in Ottawa
Patrick Donnelly in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation Waterproofing

I hired Dave to do our foundation waterproofing after having several quotes. Not only did Dave have a very friendly approach but he was very professional and brought certain aspects of the job to light while others did not. Right away I felt very comfortable with him. Doing my due diligence I asked for references for past jobs so that I could find out for myself how he was. What I did not expect was that all of his references not only checked out but they even returned messages so that they could talk about how "great" he was. My first impression was right and I booked him to do the job. He and his crew showed up for when we booked him and even worked through some of the worst weather in Sept and finished the job when he said he would. Like all jobs there were some "jackpots" that came to light but nothing that Dave could not only handle but kept me in the loop on all of it. Although the job was very messy they all made sure that the site was cleaned up. He even had some extra top soil delivered and spread out so that I could re-sod the entire front yard. The basement is dry and our yard looks great. Thanks to Dave and Shane, the rest of his crew and all the subs that came in to help. I would have no issue recommending Dave to anyone. In fact there have been several people walking by who have asked about him because he did not leave a lawn sign because we did not have one to do so.

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Glad the rain stopped long enough for you to get your lawn down!
thanks,

Bogdan Buduru in OTTAWA
Bogdan Buduru in OTTAWA
1 review OTTAWA, ON
10/10

repair of a foundation crack

I am planning to finish my basement and I have decided to use a polyurethane injection to fill a non-structural foundation crack even though it did not leak. I have requested several quotes and Dave offered a competitive price. More importantly, he is very knowledgeable and offered advice in other matters as well. He did a great job and was professional throughout. I would hire Dave again and I would recommend him warmly to anyone needing help with foundation repairs.

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Hope your basement reno goes well! Thanks,

Monica and Dave in Ottawa
Monica and Dave in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

foundation waterproofing

We hired Dave Marcotte to waterproof our foundation. He was suggested to us by neighbours who had some work done by him and we are really glad that we called him. Dave is a very knowledgable, pleasant, experienced and professional person. He sat down with us to explore all of our options and helped us to decide the most appropriate way to proceed. He and his crew were respectful, careful and hardworking and they finished the job in a timely manner. We were so impressed with his professionalism and work ethic that we would hire him again in a second.

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Thanks a bunch for taking the time it was a pleasure working for you.
Your landscaping and new porch look great!

Nancy Martel in Kanata
Nancy Martel in Kanata
1 review Kanata, ON
10/10

Water leak in the foundation

I can only say very good thing about Dave. When I phoned him, he got back to me very quickly and scheduled the work right away. He showed up on time and did the work in a professional manner. The job was well done and was really clean. I am very impressed by him. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Dave!

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Thanks for taking the time Nancy and I'm glad you're happy
Cheers,

Rob Macfarlane in Ottawa
Rob Macfarlane in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation waterproofing

I saw Dave's work elsewhere in our neighborhood before asking him for a quote. Dave works on the job himself (he's a master with the digger.) He left the site clean every day. His crew was polite and professional. And Dave went the extra mile to make sure everything was put back together - parging, garden beds, etc. Job was on time and on budget. Could not ask for more!

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Thanks Rob, Appreciate you taking the time!

Brian McFall in Ottawa
Brian McFall in Ottawa
3 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation Repair

Re: Foundation Waterproofing

Joan and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank both you and your crew. Dave you did a terrific job for us, start to finish. If we needed this work done again, we’d hire your company without hesitation.
We had done our homework in verifying sources to complete our foundation repairs. Most companies we called never even called back. We had one guy come over to look and then he never gave us an estimate. Every time we called, he’d say, oh, just a couple of days. We were most fortunate that your company was by far the best in professionalism, as well as responding to our needs and meeting the dates we had set.
I did a bit of checking and I called people for references. Your company checked out and our meetings confirmed our decision so, we decided to go ahead. You booked us in, were here when you said you would be here, and were done within a week.
The work was efficiently and expertly done. Your company also does stuff that other companies don’t do, such as using fresh stone to fill the excavation and topping that off with soil (actually great for gardening!). Other companies just dump the old fill back in. They also put insulation around the bottom of our walls, they took care of having our air conditioner professionally disconnected and re-connected when the job was finished. They disassembled a portion of our professionally landscaped retaining wall and put it back exactly as it was. Dave even went to our immediate neighbour to advise what he was doing and let him know any mess would be cleaned to his satisfaction. That is service.
In closing, if you are looking for a reference, please do not hesitate in giving our name.

Yours sincerely
Brian & Joan
bim1@rogers.com

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Thanks Brian it was our pleasure.

Ian Glasgow in Ottawa
Ian Glasgow in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation repair and weeping tile replacement

Dave's name was given to me by a business acquaintance when my wife and I were looking to have a long outstanding foundation leak fixed in our basement. I received three quotes to undertake the work and Dave was certainly competitive with the others. However, he was by far the most knowledgeable in describing the problem and what it would take to fix it. He gave us a start date and finish date to complete the work and he met both dates as well as completing the work as per his original quote.

The horror stories surrounding basement repair work is all too common and we have witnessed it in our own neighborhood. Dave and his team stand out amongst their competition and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone who needs to have foundation work done. Even our neighbors commented on how clean they kept the job site and how quickly they worked.


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Thanks Ian, we may have got done a day earlier but for that July heat wave!
The ice water and watermelon your neighbour brought us was great!

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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