Westside Drainage

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Dani
Dani
1 review Surrey, BC
10/10

Drain Tile repair

One of the big drainage companies told us we needed to replace our entire drain tile system. The quote was well over $30000. We called Westside Drainage for a second opinion. Carlo explained why changing the entire system was unnecessary and would likely not lead to a favourable outcome. He explained where the problems were and what repairs were needed. The work was completed in a timely fashion and with high degree professionalism. We highly recommend Carlo and WestSide Drainage.

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It was a pleasure working with you and your partner. Thank you for the kind review all the best.

earl in Vancouver
earl in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Drainage issue fix - fast, helpful, value

We had drainage issues (60+ year old house) and two larger companies had a look and told us we needed new drain tiles and quoted 35k+.
We called Westside Drainage and Carlo provided a more thorough inspection (for a fee, which was credited towards the fee when he did the rest of the work) and showed us how our drain tiles were fine and that the issue was much more isolated.
He provided a reasonable quote and delivered the fix promptly and within the budget, and has also been available on short notice to help with other issues.
I strongly recommend Westside Drainage

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It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for taking the time to write a nice review.

Melissa in Coquitlam
Melissa in Coquitlam
1 review Coquitlam, BC
10/10

Inspection of Drain Tile

I called Carlo after I kept smelling a musty smell in the house and in the basement. We had had a mold inspection years ago that came back all clear. But every spring and summer we were still smelling a musty odour in an area in the basement. After talking to Carlo on the phone, he suggested we check out the drain tile as I was suspicious the smell was linked to after we were watering our plants outside. Carlo walked me through the drain tile system we have at our house, used the camera to thoroughly inspect everything and check for blockages. He also ran water tests to ensure our back sump was working. He basically left no stone unturned! When everything checked out ok, he inspected the basement. He came to the conclusion that as we had an older home, they did not put a water proof barrier on the outside of the concrete foundation, which meant that every time we were watering the plants located next to the house, the water was soaking into the concrete which was causing the smell in the basement. Needless to say, we removed all the potted plants by the house and we now no longer have that musty smell in the house! Had we not called Carlo to help us investigate the issue, we would have been causing moisture damage to our house for years to come! Carlo had also inspected our main water shut off (to rule out leaking pipes) and had noticed that it was not configured properly and will be prone to future leaks that could cause major flooding in our basement. Something our home inspector should have caught and told us about 8 years ago when we bought the house! Carlo opened our eyes to the importance of drain tile inspections. If you are buying a new house, you should have the drain tile inspected! And if you currently own a home but have no idea what type of drain system you have, it is well worth the $500 to have peace of mind that everything is in working order and educate yourself on exactly how the drain tile system should be functioning. It will save you a lot of money later on by being proactive now! Thank you Carlo for taking the time to answer all of my questions and educating us on how to take better care of our home. :-)

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Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure working with you.

Ruth in Vancouver
Ruth in Vancouver
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Drainage Tile Repair

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!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review I appreciate it. It was a pleasure working with you. All the best.

Private User
Private User
1 review Coquitlam, BC
10/10

Driveway drain

Based on word of mouth and reviews, Westside Drainage was our first choice when we needed to deal with erosion around our driveway drain. Carlo was able to help us in just a day or two. As is often the case, the job was a little more complex than we thought, but Carlo took it in stride and finished the job quickly. We recommend Westside Drainage.

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It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks for your business and nice review.

Karen in Toronto
Karen in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fast, prompt and under quoted price

During the heavy rains this winter my basement suite was flooding and Carlo was able to come quickly to assess the situation. He came up with an action plan to identify the problem and thoroughly explained it. He was really busy but was able to squeeze the job in sooner than he had scheduled. While fixing the issue Carlo was very honest and said that he wasn't able to do much with a collapsed tile that was located under my cement staircase unless I wanted to take the stairs out. Instead he came up with a solution to divert the water away from that particular area and saved me a lot of money. Carlo was super fast and tidy - leaving the work site spotless at the end of each day. Thank you Carlo for being so great at what you do!

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It was a pleasure working with you and your family. Thanks for the review all the best.

Tom in Vancouver
Tom in Vancouver
1 review Coquitlam, BC
10/10

Drain tile repair

Carlo was a huge help in repairing a severe leak in our crawl space.

He took the time to explain his process, diagnose the problem, provide a quote and delivered on time and on budget.

He communicated proactively and was easy to work with.

Thanks so much for your help, Carlo.

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Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure working with you. If you require any assistance in the future don't hesitate to call.

Brent  in Vancouver
Brent in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Drain Tile Rockstar.

We worked with a great team when we bought our house. The realtors, agents and home inspector are some of the most respected in the business... When I asked for a referral for a drain tile scope, the home inspector suggested Carlo without hesitation... Glad I made the call. Carlo is a straight shooter and industry veteran who knows his trade inside out. He worked with amazing care and attention to detail, while explaining the entire process along the way. Job was done within projected budget & timeframe that was quoted. Highly recommend.

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Thank you for taking time to write a review. It was nice working with you. All the best with your renovation.

LauraD in Delta
LauraD in Delta
1 review Delta, BC
10/10

Blockage in Draintiles

I don't normally write reviews but really wanted to in this case. I wouldn't hesitate to call Carlo again or recommend him to anyone in need of help with their drain tiles. Our home was quite a challenge and a frustrating job as the drains were clogged with years of sand/dirt and tree roots. Carlo worked hard to help us get the system working again. I really appreciated his honest advise, his timely manner and charging what he estimated.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

SylwiaP
SylwiaP
2 reviews Surrey, BC
10/10

Leaky basement walls

I had an issue with my basement walls to be saturated with water. It wasn't an emergency but it already started to create a mold. I called a few companies and Westside Drainage was among them. All the companies were busy saving peoples' flooded basements. I just had to wait few weeks to see anyone and so I did. I booked a few paid assessments. After the assessments, I chose Westside drainage. I picked them because Carlo, the owner, has an experience and he is the one doing the job himself as oppose to other companies which sent me people with none or not much experience. Carlo fixed collapsed parts of the drainage and so far my walls feel dry to touch without opening them to dry.
Thank you Carlo for your help :)

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It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your business.

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More about Westside Drainage

About Us
Who Are We? And What Can We Do For You?
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About Carlo
Carlo is the Owner and Operator of Westside Drainage. He is a Licensed Red Seal Journeyman Plumber and loves delivering drainage solutions to Metro Vancouver. Since 1987 Carlo has been working in the Residential and Commercial Plumbing & Drainage trade and started out as a plumbing and drainage inspector for the City of Vancouver. Carlo was recently nominated as Top in his trade Award for 2009 in the Province of BC.

Carlo knows what it means to deliver top-notch service to clients he genuinely cares about. That’s why Carlo insists on estimating and working on every job site himself to make sure your drainage system is getting exactly the service it needs – no more and no less.
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About WestSide Drainage

Westside Drainage Ltd. is a fully licensed Plumbing & Drainage Company that serves Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas. Westside Drainage Ltd. owned and operated by Carlo Bandiera who is a Licensed Red Seal Journeyman Plumber.

Westside Drainage specializes in drain tile systems inspections and repairs for homes and renovations. Often, competitors will represent that an entire drainage system needs to be replaced – a costly and work intensive process for most homeowners. Westside Drainage starts every project out with a Video Pipe Inspection that will determine whether a system needs repairs or complete replacement. You can watch the entire process so you know exactly what the problem is and what Westside intends to fix.

Call us today to book your Video Drain tile Camera Inspection today!

CATEGORIES
Drainage Contractors
SERVICES
Drain tile Video Pipe Inspections Drain tile Repair/Replacement Drain Flushing Sump Maintenance/Installation Drainage Repair/Replacement Wet Basements Flooded Basements
SPECIALITIES
Visit our Website or call us today @ 778 846-5539 24/7
WEBSITE
http://www.westsidedrainage.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2006
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque or Cash
LICENSES
Fully Licensed
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB A + Rated Company
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Red Seal Journeyman
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
No job too small
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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