Dave Marcotte Foundations

Waterproofing
5498 West River Dr Ottawa ON K4M 1G8
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PeterH in Ottawa
PeterH in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Repair leak in Foundation

Prompt estimate. Job done as and when promised. Very neat, tidy worksite that was cleaned up and left in pristine condition. Crew were informative and polite.
Great to have the job done and done well.

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Thanks for taking the time Peter

Jan Calnan and Dan Sauve in Ottawa
Jan Calnan and Dan Sauve in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Replaced bowed house foundation and repaired garage foundation and flooring

After removing drywall damaged by a leaking pipe we discovered that our house foundation was bowed in about 8 inches and needed to be replaced.
We had numerous companies quote for the work cost and timing, Dave's company provided the most detailed information about what work would be done, how much it would cost, when it could be done, how long it would take and any issues that may arise during the work.
Dave was very helpful in letting us know what steps we, the home owners had to take with city permits etc. and was always in communication with us about who would be in and when to do the work.
The team adjusted to the changes required in the work discovered upon unearthing the foundation and finding more issues. The work was done in a timely way while trying to limit inconveniences to us. The location of the damaged foundation meant that both entry doors to the house were affected.
Everyone on Dave's team was polite and respectful at all times and kept their workplace, our home, as tidy as possible while excavating and doing major building work.
Even with the changes and additions to the original work, the final product came in on budget.
We are very happy with all of the work that Dave Marcotte Foundations and the entire team have done with our home and highly recommend them.

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Thanks Jan and Dan for taking the time.

Pete in Nepean
Pete in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Water in basement via window wells (2) and a hairline crack.

Water entered via basement windows and crack in concrete after decent rain. Marcotte's crew completely sealed the crack and redid the window well. Big rain last night and basement is bone dry. All were professional and courteous. Can't get any better.

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Thanks Peter for taking the time

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation waterproofing

As this was an expensive and big job we spoke to several contractors before choosing Dave and his team. We really appreciated that he took the time to answer our questions, explain what he was going to do, and worked with us to find the best solutions both before and during the actual work. His team was clean, professional and respectful of our property. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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Geoff in Ottawa
Geoff in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Major job, excellent results

Dave Marcotte's crew did a stellar job tackling our waterproofing project, which involved a 124 foot perimeter excavation on our 100 year old foundation. He also installed a driveway trench drain as well as a concrete swale between homes to manage water runoff. His own crew called it 'a big job' yet they tackled it with ease, on schedule, and with no surprises. Our thoughts about the process:

--Before construction:
Dave's assessment of our foundation condition was consistent with that of a structural engineer whom we independently hired prior to work. Dave also correctly planned to work in very tight confines, with as little as 2 feet distance between homes where hand excavation was not only necessary, but there was concern around the neighbour's foundation being higher than ours where digging space had to be cautiously measured. Dave properly assessed all risks from the start. We had no surprises as a result.

--During construciton
Dave's crew worked tenaciously during a week of 32C+ heat, and that's a testament to their impeccable work ethic. They started every day on time, pumped it out, took their scheduled breaks, and got right back to work. They were respectful and courteous to my family & neighbours. The job completed within the 2 week target. By comparison, we have seen other foundation companies in our neighbourhood that would start jobs, leave an open trench for weeks on end, and return much later to finish up. Our landscaper saw Dave's work and was impressed with the amount of clearstone (gravel) backfill used for weeping tile drainage, which he said was substantially more than many others he has seen. Final clean-up was excellent, with the lawn properly graded, the yard ready for re-planting, and no debris or piles of dirt left behind. The construction was quiet enough that my 10 month old not only slept through all of his twice-a-day naps during the 2 week period, but the babysitter was playing with him indoors while excavation was happening just 8 feet away.

--Effectiveness:
After the July 2018 torrential rainstorms dumped nearly 4" of rain in 48 hours, our basement was bone dry. Also, we used to have 2 humidifers in the basement that ran constantly. Now only 1 runs part time and it keeps the basement humidity level at/below 50%. The musty smell has abated.

--Final thoughts:
After seeing Dave's crew in action, we understand why he can price his work competitively and be so well rated. His team is very productive, he has multiple crews which allow him to scale up/down at each job site depending on the day's activities, and he has an effective rolodex of subcontractors who made themselves available on short notice. Most importantly, Dave is a good communicator who genuinely cares about his customers and works to keep them informed & happy. We plan to hire Dave's crew to lower our basement in the future.

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Thanks for taking the time and the detailed review Geoff!

L Holland in Ottawa
L Holland in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation waterproofing and sump pit - Glad we called Dave Marcotte

We had water ingress in our basement and called Dave Marcotte based on references we had received and the BBB listing. We were not disappointed.
Dave and his team were professional, knowledgeable, hard working and answered all our questions.
We know the time will come when the foundation at the front of our home will also need to be sealed, and we will be very glad to have Dave's company back again.

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

water infiltration in basement due to too much rain

Dave knew exactly why water had infiltrated the basement and he explained it in a way that I understood. He explained how he would do the work and why. He also offered advice on insulation and framing. His crew was very professional and left nothing behind for us to clean.

I definitely recommend that you invite him to help you with your foundation woes.

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Thanks Diane hope the Reno goes well

Steve in Ottawa
Steve in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Foundation crack sealing

Shane from Dave Marcotte Foundations sealed a large crack in our foundation wall. Work was done on schedule and on budget, and they left our house as clean as when they arrived. Would highly recommend them for foundation repairs.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Sump pit and pump

My wife and I bought a century-old home near downtown last summer. We'd wanted to hold off on any work in the basement until a substantive reno in a few years, but the record rainfall in October dashed those hopes. Dave had done some major work for a friend of ours, who gave him a glowing recommendation. He and his crew didn't disappoint, digging us a sump pit and installing a pump in short order, and leaving the job site spotless. We won't hesitate to call on him again.

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Thank you !

Nariman in Ottawa
Nariman in Ottawa
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Professional and honest

We had few hairline cracks in our basement foundation recommended to be fixed by our professional engineer inspector , after asking few companies to provide us with estimate, Dave Marcotte Foundations provided us with the proposal and solution very close to what professional engineer report recommended.
Despite their very busy schedule (was told they are fully booked and not accepting new clients) , Dave sent Shane to evaluate our case and gave us the piece of mind by explaining us the procedure and steps they use.
Latter we called them to try to book them for the next year and we were told they have some opening that they can fit us in.
Shane and his colleagues were on time and did a very clean and thorough job.
They are so many companies out door trying to take your money by providing the wrong information about your problem...always check with the professional engineers and hire and the right people. We had such a good experience with Dave.

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More about Dave Marcotte Foundations

Foundation repair and waterproofing specialists. If your basement is wet. If you have cracks in your foundation or structural issues. Call us or visit www. dmfoundations. ca At Dave Marcotte Foundations we can provide you with valuable information regarding our foundation repair services. Our emphasis is on services and repair techniques for foundations.

CATEGORIES
Waterproofing and Foundations
SERVICES
Foundation Repairs, Waterproofing,Crack injection, exterior crack repair, Window wells,garage floors,Bowed wall repair, underpinning, wall replacement, basement lowering
SPECIALITIES
Foundation Repairs, Waterproofing and Crack injection
WEBSITE
http://www.dmfoundations.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2002
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, Cash, etransfer
MEMBERSHIPS
Better Business Bureau
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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