American Foundation Specialists

4.5

(58) Verified Reviews

Founded 1947 • With Angi since July 2003

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Hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Company Contact

11011 W Forrest Home Ave

Hales Corners, WI 53130

Steel Structures - Wall Stabilization

Steel Structures - Wall Stabilization

basement waterproofing2020
Install steel structures on wall to prevent future movement.

Description

Family owned and operated company since 1947. Our professional consultants, engineers, and crews perform foundation & basement repairs to correct problems such as cracking, bulging, settling, collapsing or leaking. We also offer foundation inspections with courtesy and first-class attention with honest opinions, quality work, and fair prices. American Foundation Specialists offers up to a 20-year warranty. ...

Verified Reviews

4.5

(58) Verified Reviews

Ratings Distribution

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Rating Details

Price

4.5

Professionalism

4.5

Punctuality

4.7

Quality

4.6

Resposiveness

4.5
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basement waterproofing (41)foundation repair (32)excavating (10)concrete repair (9)drain pipe installation (7)basement remodeling (5)glass block (5)masonry (4)well & water pump repair (3)home inspection (3)egress window (3)
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5.0

08/14/2020

We had water seepage and some bowing and cracks in our basement walls. Luckily, in our search for a contractor we came across American Foundation Specialists. From the initial inspection and proposal to the repair of our concrete drive when the work was complete, everyone was professional, informative and helpful. We are very pleased with the work they did and would recommend them to anyone.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
foundation repair, block window installation

CATEGORY concrete repair,basement waterproofing,glass block,foundation repair

COST $18,500

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/14/2020

5.0

05/15/2020

Jayme came for the initial quote and to measure for beams. The day of the install, I was told they'd be here morning to mid morning. They showed up about 3:oo pm and said their previous job ran long. They cam in through the back door, which was the shortest way into the basement. They laid down floor protection material from the back door all the way to the unfinished portion of the basement. They...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Beam ~65' of basement wall because of a frost line horizontal crack and 3/4" of wall bow and reset (2) bricks.

CATEGORY basement waterproofing,foundation repair

COST $5,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/15/2020

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5.0

09/25/2019

There's not enough room on this review to express my experience with Tony and Jamie. Our situation with our foundation was very unique and presented some challenges. American's quote was not the lowest nor the highest quote we received. Our decision to use American as our contractor was based on their confidence and reassurance that they can help us through this ugly situation. From the onset the ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Foundation Repair

CATEGORY basement waterproofing,foundation repair

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/16/2019

1.0

08/17/2018

I hired American Foundation Specialists in May for to repair my foundation in June; they seemed OK through the initial sales process but it turned out to be a terrible experience once they started the work. They did not call the Wisconsin diggers hotline to mark my incoming gas line and when I asked them about it two days before the job they said they didn't need to because they know what they are...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Repair foundation cracks, water seepage into basement and install egress window

CATEGORY egress windows,basement waterproofing,drain pipe,foundation repair

COST $11,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/12/2018

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5.0

05/10/2018

I met Jayme and Lyle at the Milwaukee home show. These two guys seemed more of a working type people in appearance (no suite and tie salesmen) so I stopped at their booth and chatted. They explained who they were and a family owned business I found was very appealing for a first impression vs. a corporate company or franchise type business. We set up an appointment they came out on time and told m...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I had water seeping into my basement and bowed walls.

CATEGORY masonry,basement waterproofing,foundation repair

COST $13,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/09/2018

5.0

01/20/2018

Owner Tony, himself, came to the house. He agreed with the engineer as to the number or braces. He answered all of our questions. He also gave advice on related issues. He explained everything that would be done and why. When the team came, they worked efficiently and professionally. It looked good.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The east wall in our basement needed to be braced with engineered reinforcement. We had a professional engineer, who doesn't do the work, determine this.

CATEGORY foundation repair

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/04/2017

5.0

12/30/2017

Fantastic People, Fantastic Company. I called American Foundation Specialists to give me an estimate to fix my basement foundation per the recommendation of a foundation engineer. The first company quoted me approximately $13,000.00. When Jamie and Lyle, with American Foundation Specialists, came out and started to take measurements, he determined that the corner of my basement in question was act...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Basement foundation repair

CATEGORY excavators,home inspection,masonry,foundation repair

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/30/2017

5.0

08/11/2017

Very smooth and courteous professional workmanship. Crew worked very harmoniously together.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Had walls straightened and reinforced inside and tuck pointed. Backfilled and landscaped.

CATEGORY excavators,basement waterproofing,glass block,foundation repair

COST $24,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/29/2017

5.0

08/01/2017

Jayme did the initial inspection and explained what was happening with our basement walls. He described in detail how it would be corrected and gave us a quote that we accepted. The entire crew worked nonstop and got the job done like a well oiled machine. Each one had their specific job and got down to business. It was fascinating to observe them working. They had respect for our home inside and ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
2 basement walls had step cracks. There was water seepage in 2 corners. Outside excavation of 3 walls. New exterior draintile was installed. The outside walls were rewaterproofed and sealcoated and vapor barrier installed. Insulation was then installed. The trench was filled with a layer of stone and then filled with dirt and finally graded topsoil. Existing window wells were removed & replaced. Inside, hydraulic jacks were placed to straighten the walls. The next day steel structures were installed along 3 walls. All cracks were chipped out and mortared.

CATEGORY excavators,home inspection,basement waterproofing,drain pipe,foundation repair

COST $17,700

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/25/2017

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5.0

07/27/2017

They were very professional, prompt, good communication throughout the process, cleaned up the outside without leaving any ruts in the lawn, and inside was like almost "new".

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Basement walls braced, tuck pointed affected blocks, and drain tiles replaced

CATEGORY excavators,drain pipe,foundation repair

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/27/2017

Services Offered

Foundation Repairs, Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Inspections, Egress Window Wells, Sump Pumps, Battery Back-up Systems, Mudjacking, New Concrete, Helical Pier Systems.

Services Not Offered

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General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Financing
Senior Discount
15%
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes