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!