We had a flooding issue in the basement of our 50+ year old rental property. Originally we called in a large company in the area. After spending over $1000 to diagnose the fact that we needed new drainage tiles, we were quoted $40K+ to replace the drainage tile system around the house. We then called a smaller company but was quoted $25K still to replace the tiles. We were told there was no way around replacing the system.
After reading the reviews on Homestars, I decided to call Carlo for a second opinion. Even though Carlo does not offer a free estimate, it is completely worth the few hundred dollars to ask him to come in and evaluate the situation. Carlo met my husband on site and was immediately able to diagnose the situation and necessary repairs using his camera system. Unlike the other companies, he took the time to walk around our property and explained what needed to be replaced and what could be repaired.
Carlo ended up suggesting repairing our existing system by replacing only a section of the tiles while clearing out the rest of the tiles that could be salvaged. As expected with a 50 year old house, complications came up but Carlo was able to stay close to the original estimate. He kept in touch with us throughout the process, which we appreciated since we were not on site with him as it was a rental home.
The entire project ended up costing us a fraction of what the original company quoted us. I wish we had contacted Carlo from the beginning!
Thank you for all your help, Carlo!