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C S Recknagel Construction

With Angi since August 2004

Owned & operated by Chris Recknagel.

Amenities

Free Estimates
yes
Warranties
yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
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Verified Reviews

4.7

(24) Verified Reviews

Showing 1-24 of 24 reviews
Charlie W.
5.0
07/01/2016
Good to work with. Spending this kind of money on something that does not add much value to the home is difficult but CSR made it painless. CSR provided reasonable options, made good recommendations on what to do, took care of any concerns, and was quick to contact other trades if needed. Others came in less expensive but I was more confident in what CSR proposed to resolve our issues.
Description of Work
Excavate/straighten 2 basement walls, brace all walls, externally brace 2 wall sections, add a sump crock, cut hole for egress window, and add an egress window well.
Category
foundation repair
Kathleen B.
5.0
07/01/2015
I believe that everything went well. The owner was on-site performing the work alongside of his crew. He obtained the required building permit, scheduled the building inspection and performed the stated work. The work passed inspection and I am very happy that I have completed that project. I would recommend this contractor for your needs. He was timely, professional and responsive to my needs or questions.
Description of Work
Installed support beams and repaired cracks in the wall.
Category
foundation repair
Mark A.
5.0
11/02/2014
Most of the other contractors ran away when they saw the 4and quot; deflection in my wall caused by a elm tree. Not Chris. He had all of the equipment and crew to properly repair the wall. During the review of the job Chris explained his paln of attack which made sense to my engineering background. Chris even suggested an option to make the room larger by taking advantage of the footing of a failed part of the wall. Chris checked in with me every day to make sure the job was going well. He and his crew were very nice to work with. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Description of Work
Repair of failing concrete block wall
Category
foundation repair
Steve P.
5.0
07/15/2013
We liked everything about them, there was nothing I didn't like, they were very professional, they were very quick and they did an excellent job. The pricing was very good; it was very fair.
Description of Work
We used C S Recknagel Construction to do our basement. It had to be excavated. They had to reinforce the walls and rebuild one wall.
Category
concrete repair, excavators, remodeling, foundation repair
Laura J.
5.0
06/05/2012
Mr Recknagel was one of three companies we asked for a quote. His quote was competitive with the others. He did not try to sell us more services than our basement consultant told us was necessary. He was willing to explain the procedures he would be performing in great detail. It was obvious he has been doing this for a long time and we were comfortable with his expertise. Both he and his assistant are very friendly and were a pleasure to have in our home. They worked hard and fast, no dawdling. They were happy to show us what they were doing every step of the way. They laid a protective covering over our floor from the entryway to the basement door. They cleaned up when they were done. Their work passed inspection on the first visit of the inspector and we are happy with final result as well.
Description of Work
Basement wall reinforced with steel beams. Concrete block tapped and drained. Wall cracks filled, New drain tile installed.
Category
basement waterproofing
Howard S.
5.0
09/24/2011
We received a lower quote from another highly recommended contractor on Angie's list and decided to go with that contractor. Had we not received the lower quote, we would have been happy to hire C S Recknagel Construction for the job.
Description of Work
One basement wall in our home had moved into the basement by about an inch, with some cracking of joints and concrete blocks. Chris measured the wall movement and explained how the code applied to the type of wall displacement in our home. He described the repair that would be necessary and provided a written quote before he left. Chris responded quickly to my initial telephone call and was very flexible in scheduling the appointment around my work hours. He was very professional and easy to talk to.
Category
foundation repair
James A S.
4.0
08/02/2011
Everything turned tout just fine with this company. I have no complaints at all and I would use them again. I thought the project overall could have been a little more organized.
Description of Work
They painted the exterior of my home and remolded a wooden deck.
Category
decks, remodeling, house painters
Steve P.
5.0
05/24/2011
CS Recknagel is an awesome team of professional foundation experts. They were very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. They did a fantastic job in a very timely manner. They even laid down a floor protector in my house so that nothing would be dirty, they cleaned up after every single days work, and very kind to my "curious" neighbors. All my neighbors need foundation repair and have all commented on how great Recknagel was - they were quick, clean, respectful and really know their stuff. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone - really excellent company.
Description of Work
Chris and his team were at our home last year to excavate and rebuild 2 basement walls, straighten and beam 3 walls. This year we had him back to excavate and beam remaining walls.
Category
basement waterproofing, foundation repair
Virginia G.
5.0
08/21/2010
This is a follow up report! Two years later we've had no problems. We received 7 inches of rain last month and the basement remained BONE DRY. Many around us were flooded. Before the repair after a similar rainfall we had 4 feet of water in the basement. Great people, great work, great results.
Description of Work
Repair and waterproofing of fairly large, chronically damp/flooded basement. Included diagnosis/repair of one wall which unexpectedly was just cinderblock laid in front of bare earth that was pressing in. Assessment included recommendation for outside modifications which were done well by another company. Company was efficient, pleasant to deal with, and explained things well.
Category
concrete repair, basement waterproofing
Nannette B.
5.0
08/13/2010
I was very pleased. Everything went well. Chris and his men were on time, polite, and went out of their way to help me. It took exactly the time frame he gave me. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Description of Work
Had 3 basement walls mud jacked.
Category
remodeling, foundation repair
TERI N.
5.0
06/10/2010
Chris and his crew jackhammered and dug up a portion of the basement floor so we could move our floor drain and add plumbing for a new bathroom when we were building out a rec room in the basement. They did an excellent job, they were prompt and cleaned up after themselves which was difficult because they had to carry out by hand the old concrete, up the stairs and through the house. They helped prep for the plumbing including leveling and sloping for the new drain. After the plumbing work, they came back to repour the new floor which also was difficult because they had to carry in the new concrete by hand. They were very professional and pleasant to work with. They did an excellent job and I would definitely use them again!
Description of Work
Dug up basement floor to move a drain and to rough out plumbing for a new bathroom. Re-poured concrete to include slope to new drain.
Category
concrete repair, basement waterproofing
Virginia G.
5.0
12/09/2009
They couldn't have been better. Estimate was lower than previous one which only included "evaluating" the cracked wall. Reconstruction of the wall was a major part of the job. Crew was polite, unintrusive (even though job involved some excavation. Wall is fine, basement is dry. We felt fortunate to have found this company. Even though this is a report from >1 yr, it was memorably good service and I wanted to submit it.
Description of Work
evaluation of problem; referral for outside grading, etc; diagnosed problem of concrete "crack" patched by 1/2 wall of blocks - actual wall was collapsing from direct pressure of earth behind (roots almost growing through!); replaced drain tiles, changed sump pumps and did whatever else needed to keep water out of basement. Recommended not doing one crawl space because of price of putting in drain tiles de novo.
Category
concrete repair, basement waterproofing
Steve P.
5.0
11/04/2009
I highly recommend this contractor for any foundation issues you may have. I was extremely happy with how it went. His pricing was by far the best of the three contractors I had quote me. When he quoted he never tried to sell me on additional work. He tells you exactly what is required per the building code in your area, and that's all he does. The other contractors tried to sell me on all kinds of extra work that would have cost me almost double what I ended up paying. As to the work itself, when we originally signed the contract he told me I should expect him the week of Oct. 19th...he actually started the work on Oct. 12th and was done Oct. 16th. Given the amount of work that needed to be done I was very impressed. I had to have a wall taken down, and rebuilt. The hole in the wall was only there for a day, and they did a very nice job in putting a tarp over the hole so nothing got in during that 24 hour period when it was open. The trenches they dug for the excavated walls were only open for three days before they filled them back up. They were extremely careful with my lawn, and only left one small set of track tires in the grass. Considering they drove in about half of my backyard I was very happy with that. They cleaned up after working every day, and put tarps and other coverings on my kitchen floor, basement carpeting, and stairs to minimize shoe marks, mud, etc... They even made a special beams to put against the wall that adjusted for my electrical box, and my sump pump pit. For a small fee they even hauled out all of the dry wall, paneling, etc... that I had to take down so they could fix the walls. I work during the day, so I was unable to be home most of the time that they worked, but even that didn't cause a problem. As I said in the beginning, I was extremely happy with how this went, and I would recommend them in a heartbeat if you have any foundational issues.
Description of Work
We had major foundational issues that needed to be dealt with. One wall was caving in and needed to be knocked down and replaced. Half of another wall had to be excavated and straightened. The other half of this wall required beams, as well as a third wall. The rebuilt wall, and the half wall that was excavated was also beamed when the walls were fixed.
Category
basement waterproofing
Jamin H.
5.0
03/18/2009
The work was done very quickly and professionally-he and his crew were in and out in two days, and left the work site spotless. He called me frequently to inform me of their progress(I was not home at the time)and to let me know when they were done. My only complaint was that someone on his crew must have unplugged an appliance in the basement and forgotten to plug it back in, but this was easily remedied once I found out what the problem was.
Description of Work
Chris added drain tile to one wall of my basement where it was missing. He jack-hammered a trench into the floor, installed an additional sump pump crock, connected to the existing drain tile, tapped the walls to ensure proper drainage, laid the tile, and filled in the trench with concrete.
Category
ceramic tile, concrete repair, basement waterproofing, wells
Catherine L.
4.0
10/17/2008
Did not hire.
Description of Work
Replace basement wall and beam rest of basement.
Category
basement waterproofing
Mary L.
5.0
06/30/2008
They were all professional. They always knocked when they came in. They had laid covering on the floor as to not track dirt in. The job was done in a timely manner.
Description of Work
They excavated one wall and they built 42 steel beams on the other two walls. They have to dig a hole in the yard to excavate or the side of the house. Then they try and straighten the walls. The beams brace everything up. They cleaned up everything very well. They even laid something on the grass before they put equipment down as to not hurt the grass.
Category
basement waterproofing
CAROL & MICHAEL D.
5.0
05/28/2008
Recknagel understood the timetable dictated by the pending sale, and his crew began and finished the job on schedule, in one week. The work satisfied me, the city inspector and, most important, the buyers. Recknagel always was courteous in returning phone calls promptly and answering questions. I would hire him again, if needed.
Description of Work
We had to repair the basement. Reinforce the walls, replace drain tile and tuckpoint cracks in my late father's home so we could sell it. Chris Recknagel's company was one of three I contacted for estimates, and the buyer had me use it for the repairs. His estimate was the highest of the three mainly because it accounted for replacement of all the drain tile, which the other two companies' quotes did not reflect. Also, Recknagel made the reinforcing beams himself to fit around the plumbing and electrical pipes, saving me the time and hassle of removing and replacing the pipes, and his crew removed the linoleum, which the other companies would have had me do.
Category
basement waterproofing
1.0
02/14/2007
They did show up on time and that is about the only good thing I can say about them. The materials they used were substandard and poor quality. The old surface actually looked better before they started. They had also had promised the dimensions of the porch would remain the same and it is now much shorter. I don't recall the price they charged me but whatever it was it was excessive considering the poor results they left us with. I do not recommend these people.
Description of Work
They resurfaced the concrete in half our basement. We have a four bedroom house. They also resurfaced a small porch with concrete.
Category
concrete repair
5.0
02/14/2007
My wall is holding up quite well now. It is in no danger of crumbling or falling in now. I felt they did a wonderful job on the repair. They did a nice job of cleaning up the area they were working in. I feel they are a good company to use.
Description of Work
C S Recknagel Construction repaired one wall in my basement by re-enforcing it with concrete when it was starting to crumble.
Category
mudjacking
5.0
02/14/2007
My basement is good and sturdy now. The walls are secure and the house is supported securely now. They did an excellent job for me. They did it quickly and they knew what they were doing. I would use them again if I had other problems with the basement.
Description of Work
C S Recknagel Construction replaced the drain tiles in my basement and put up metal support beams on the four walls due to sagging and moisture damage.
Category
mudjacking
DOUGLAS S.
5.0
07/11/2006
Very prompt, all calls returned quickly. Easy to work with. Professional crew works hard and Left the job site clean. Drain tile is working great. Pleasure to work with. Would recommend.
Description of Work
Excavate one exterior wall, reinforce two walls with beams, replace partial interior drain tile. Tuck point cracks, replace concrete walk.
Category
basement waterproofing
MICHAEL K.
1.0
04/13/2006
I left a message to try and get an estimate on a basement wall repair and never received a return phone call.
Description of Work
No work performed, due to no call back!
Category
basement waterproofing
CHRIS B.
1.0
07/13/2005
I CALLED THIS COMPANY 2 TIMES AND LEFT MESSAGES LOOKING FOR AN ESTIMATE ON SOME BASEMENT WORK. NOBODY AT THE COMPANY RETURNED MY PHONE CALLS.
Description of Work
LOOKING FOR AN ESTIMATE ON BASEMENT WORK.
Category
basement waterproofing
LINDA L.
5.0
08/02/2004
IT TOOK THE CREW 5 DAYS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT AND THEY WERE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND WORKED DILIGENTLY. WE RECEIVED FOUR QUOTES FOR THIS JOB AND HAD OUR HOME INSPECTOR HELP US DECIDE. THIS COMPANY WAS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND FAIR PRICED. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM FOR BASEMENT REPAIRS. VERY HONEST COMPANY AND EXCELLENT WORK.
Description of Work
WE HAD TWO BASEMENT WALLS EXCAVATED, STRAIGHTENED, BRACED WITH STEEL BEAMS, NEW DRAIN TILE, NEW GRADING, AND NEW FRONT STEPS/WALK.
Category
concrete repair, basement waterproofing

Phone

Address

12003 W Brown Deer Rd

Milwaukee, WI 53224

Other Information

Services offered

Interior draw tile replacement, wall reinforcement beams, excavation of walls and re-waterproofing, wall straightening, exterior draw tile replacement, grading and surface water control, concrete removal & replacement, drives, walks, patios & steps.

FAQ

C S Recknagel Construction is currently rated 4.7 overall out of 5.

Yes, C S Recknagel Construction offers free project estimates.

No, C S Recknagel Construction does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

Yes, C S Recknagel Construction offers warranties.

C S Recknagel Construction offers the following services: Interior draw tile replacement, wall reinforcement beams, excavation of walls and re-waterproofing, wall straightening, exterior draw tile replacement, grading and surface water control, concrete removal & replacement, drives, walks, patios & steps.

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