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Reviews in Albany for Installing Retaining Walls

CHM Engineering, PLLC
5.0
John and Collin conducted a site visit to my home for a consultation regarding my detached garage. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. In the end, my project did not require an engineering approval letter, but I would definitely use them for any future needs for structural engineering services.
- Adam H....
Architex
5.0
Tim from Architex is who performed the service. I was quite impressed with his understanding of the situation and his punctuality since it was a home purchase and we had a tight timeline and budget. Tim came out right away to inspect the site and had great advice to give me on the issue. I feel Tim is trustworthy based on what he said to me, he didn't actually recommend follow-up service through him for these issues. Normally I would have expected a sales pitch for some serious work. He gave a very honest assessment that was in my favor not his. I will likely go back to Tim for other work later down the road that will require an architect based on my interaction with him here. I should also say Tim was very knowledgeable about historic buildings and was a treasure trove of information on these types of structures.
- Jerome W....
CES Consultant Engineering Services PLLC
5.0
We needed to cut two members of our attic trusses in order to install a whole-house fan. Robert Mann of CES called us within hours of our Angie's List search and offered to come to our house that very afternoon! He took a look at the trusses and came up with a rough proposal on the spot. Back at his office he ran the numbers and sent us a detailed drawing of the changes the following week. We then contracted a carpenter who successfully implemented the changes based on the structural engineer's specifications. We were happy with Robert's responsiveness and work and would definitely hire him again.
- Derek B....
Select Choice Contracting
3.0
Contracted to do the entire job, foundation to roof. The excavator came to dig out the footings for the foundation, during which they hit the footing drain for the house the garage was being attached to. This led to the realization the sewer line was below the future footing and the sewer line would have to be moved. Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical /Tom Richardson said they didn?t want to be involved in moving the sewer line and I would have to contract someone myself. So the excavator and I contracted the work directly. This set us back approximately 3 days. After the excavator completes the footing excavation as per Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Tom Richardson?s specifications the gentleman asked me if I was building a retaining wall on the one side. I told him we had no plans of a retaining wall. He then explained that we didn?t have proper frost protection on the one side of the foundation. The specs Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson gave him would not work. I explained this to Tom Richardson (Saratoga Craftsman/Absolute Basement/Capital District Electrical) and he put together a quote of an additional $1800 to dig the footing deeper and the additional concrete that would be needed. Why should I pay $1800 extra because Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson didn?t plan and/or execute correctly? Eventually we agreed I would pay half the amount $900. Truthfully only because winter was approaching and I needed the foundation poured. After the excavating of the footing was corrected Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson couldn?t get anyone to pour the concrete for two weeks. Pushing us further into fall/winter which eventually lead to difficulties having my driveway paved by another contractor. The rest of the project seemed to go fairly smoothly. A few minor issues but nothing worth mentioning. One month after the completion of the project, a piece of siding came loose and wasn?t sitting properly. I called to have them come out and fix it. They stopped by, popped it back into place and left. A few months later I noticed the same piece of siding had come loose and was much worse this time, also a separate issue had arisen. The aluminum wrap around the garage door frames had gotten buckled and wavy. I called and left phone messages with no response. I also emailed pictures of the issues. After about a month with no response I started to call about three times a day. Eventually Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson did call me back and left a voice mail saying, he couldn?t find the email and asked that I please send the pictures to him again. I did within 12hrs. No response for a few days so I started to call again. After leaving a few voice mails with no return call I called and left a message saying that I was going to have to hire someone to do the work because they wouldn?t come out and fix the issues. I immediately got a call back saying they would fix the problems but they couldn?t find the pictures and asked I please send them a third time so they would know what they have to do. I immediately did so. I?m now nearly a year after the first email containing pictures of the issues and Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson has done nothing to resolve the issues. I would not recommend working with this contractor Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson due to the lack of follow up.
- Jason D....

Retaining Wall Installation in Albany

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4.8

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Award 2020Super Service Award
Business Description: Koshgarian Family Builders & Excavation proudly serves its customers with pride, integrity and attention to the details that matter most to you. This is one of the many things that sets us apart from the rest. We are locally owned and operated since 1997. We have a wide range of skills but specialize in Excavation, grading and sloping, drainage, utility trenches and installation, small bridges, Demolition, retaining walls, patios, pavers .outdoor fireplaces, stump and downed tree removal and much more. We aren’t afraid to tackle the tough jobs. What problem can we solve for you today?
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Business Description: The Milovia Group is a structural engineering firm specializing in traditional structural engineering, renewable energy technologies and passive solar homes and retrofits.
4.7

(2)

Business Description: Structural Engineering Consultant
5.0

(8)

Business Description: We are a NY State licensed professional engineering firm, providing structural engineering inspections and analysis, general building inspections, assessments, and forensic investigations, to architectural and structural engineering designs for new construction, renovations, and repairs.
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Business Description: Longtin Engineering provides a full range of consulting Structural Engineering services.
5.0

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Business Description: J2 Design & Build: A complete Construction & Landscape company offering one-stop, top-notch renovation services. From excavating, landscape designs, pavers, concrete sidewalks, retaining walls, cultured stone, seamless gutters to new construction, additions, full basement remodels, kitchens, baths, hardwood floors, tile, siding, windows and complete home remodeling, J2 Design & Build can handle all aspects of your project from start to finish.
5.0

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Recent Review: John and Collin conducted a site visit to my home for a consultation regarding my detached garage. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. In the end, my project did not require an engineering approval letter, but I would definitely use them for any future needs for structural engineering services.
4.2

(8)

Recent Review: Tim from Architex is who performed the service. I was quite impressed with his understanding of the situation and his punctuality since it was a home purchase and we had a tight timeline and budget. Tim came out right away to inspect the site and had great advice to give me on the issue. I feel Tim is trustworthy based on what he said to me, he didn't actually recommend follow-up service through him for these issues. Normally I would have expected a sales pitch for some serious work. He gave a very honest assessment that was in my favor not his. I will likely go back to Tim for other work later down the road that will require an architect based on my interaction with him here. I should also say Tim was very knowledgeable about historic buildings and was a treasure trove of information on these types of structures.
5.0

(1)

Recent Review: We needed to cut two members of our attic trusses in order to install a whole-house fan. Robert Mann of CES called us within hours of our Angie's List search and offered to come to our house that very afternoon! He took a look at the trusses and came up with a rough proposal on the spot. Back at his office he ran the numbers and sent us a detailed drawing of the changes the following week. We then contracted a carpenter who successfully implemented the changes based on the structural engineer's specifications. We were happy with Robert's responsiveness and work and would definitely hire him again.

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What do customers in Albany say about Retaining Wall Installation?

John and Collin conducted a site visit to my home for a consultation regarding my detached garage. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. In the end, my project did not require an engineering approval letter, but I would definitely use them for any future needs for structural engineering services.