A year ago I hired a company that specializes in repairing foundation walls, as mine was collapsing due to weakened footings from shoddy workmanship by a previous waterproofing job. I paid several thousands of dollars (I mean a lot!) to this foundation expert who removed an existing French drain and stabilized the wall. He noted my footings had been compromised but did nothing to support them. Almost immediately my basement began taking in water. Without a French drain or some type transport system there was no way to transport water to the sump pump. The foundation “expert” had no explanation and no solution, Then I found Walt Gural. I could have saved thousands of dollars and a great deal of aggravation and angst if I’d only found him 1st! He is knowledgeable, patient and honest. He knew exactly what the remedy should be and, without laying blame on the previous contractor, supported the footings, re-installed the French drain, added a lolly column for additional support and did all this following consultations with his structural engineer. Walt spent a great deal of time explaining the process and reassuring me (many times) this was the “fix” and that my new, expensive wall from the prior foundation repair was not going to fail. Max is a terrific worker and sets the standard for all the other workers on the job. If you’re spending tons of time researching foundation repair and/or basement waterproofing companies, stop now and JUST HIRE WALT!!