I hired Powerlift Foundation Repair (Raleigh, NC office) to install two steel support piers to stabilize my house foundation.
After noticing that one of my doors was no longer closing properly and also observing some wall cracks in the area of the door, I contacted Powerlift Foundation Repair to evaluate the problem. Jim McCown, with the Raleigh, NC office, responded promptly to my call for assistance. Jim conducted a thorough inspection of the areas of concern that I noticed, and then proceeded to inspect the entire house, including the crawl space. He discovered a crack in the foundation that appeared to be the cause of the problems I had observed. He recommended, as confirmed by a professional engineer, the installation of two steel piers in order to stabilize the existing foundation. Jim was very patient in explaining the technical reasons for the problem, as well as the method of repair. He took a great deal of time to make certain that I fully understood the process.
Jim gave me direct contact information for Darren, the crew leader who would be handling the logistics of scheduling, obtaining the necessary permit for the work, etc. Darren called me and kept me fully apprised of the scheduling. On the scheduled date, Darren and his crew arrived promptly at the agreed-upon time and worked diligently, taking just one short break for lunch. Darren answered all of my questions and kept me posted on the progress of the work throughout the day.
While I obviously would have preferred to not have to deal with a foundation repair, I felt that Powerlift Foundation Repair made the process as painless as possible. From the beginning of the process, I felt that I was dealing with a capable and professional company that knew what needed to be done and was prepared to deliver a competent repair in a timely manner and at a very reasonable price.
As a former North Carolina Special Deputy Attorney General (now retired), I have heard a lot of horror stories about home repair companies. My experience with Powerlift was extremely positive and productive, and it is my pleasure to recommend their services to my fellow Angie's List members.
Judith Cary, NC
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This was the second (first official) quote I received, and was half the price of the first bid, because Powerlift determined I didn't need as many piers as the first company had said. The workers were polite, punctual, efficient and neat. They kept me informed at every step. The work has a lifetime guarantee and they promised to return if I needed anything more. Because I'm selling my house to move out of state, I appreciate that the guarantee goes with the house (a standard of the industry, I think). The scheduler made special arrangements to fit in with my timing.
Sue, Perry, OK
We used Power Lift Foundation Repair to do foundation repair.
The workers were great and they did an excellent job. We were very pleased with it. We sure would use them again.
Robin , Lawton, OK
We had some foundation work done and part of that included some masonry work. They did cracks in the brick work on the outside of the house. They installed 3 pairs under the foundation.
They also did masonry repair on cracks in the fascia brick on the rest of the house. The owner came out and looked at the house. He was very knowledgeable in his recommendations. A lot of times you'll find the foundation repair, people want to tear the whole house and it's very expensive to be done. But he said no, we're going to deal with the things to be done to give life to the house and I really appreciated that. The guys that came out and did the work were very quick. They really went out of their way to help us out
Ynez - Norman, OK