We first worked with Almac Landscapes over 10 years ago when we wanted to not only improve the look of the older house we’d moved into, but also to solve a number of problems the lot presented. After discussions with several firms, Almac stood out as the only one that we felt both fully understood the problems and offered solid yet straightforward solutions to them. Alan’s engineering background and surveying skills gave us a great deal of confidence.
We were and still are extremely happy with the work they did then – their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to high quality work resulted in long-lasting and elegant solutions to our tricky problems.
So, when we needed some expert advice after an uncharacteristically heavy downpour in June led to water in our basement (and many, many others in the neighbourhood), we, of course, turned to Almac.
Alan came out immediately to evaluate the situation and offer ideas for improving the grading (where some areas had heaved and others sunk over the years) and for channelling water safely past a spot where our neighbour’s house is both close to and lower than ours (as we wanted to move water away from our house, without moving it across the property line to theirs). It was a real relief to have a trusted expert to advise us after a stressful event, and we are so grateful for the time and attention he gave us, as his schedule was no doubt already fully booked!
During all our discussions, Alan made every effort to come up with a plan that would balance his desire to keep our costs down with our desire to have every conceivable protection against flooding in place. We are, again, very happy with the results.
When the work crew arrived, we were impressed by how many of them we recognized from over 10 years ago – it is so reassuring to have that level of experience at work! They are a great crew, extremely professional, a real pleasure to have around, and they always had time and patience for our questions, curiosity and requests for clarification as the work proceeded.
The result is beautiful, neat, and functional. Thank you all so much for coming to our rescue!