" i.e., A local favorite, or highly recommended because Excellent job at a reasonable price. Had one bid from another company that was $4800 and Howell did it for $950. David is very friendly and makes sure you are satisfied before they leave. "
I was in a bind as I had waited till the last minute to have the slabjacking done. These guys were very prompt, text message connections helped extremely with my schedule. I was able to have them look at the job via MMS, and provide a rough quote. They exceeded expectations all across the board. I would recommend these guys to anyone!
Great job. Front porch footing was exposed and needed to be raised. The crew came, dug, poured concrete and came back and jacked up the porch. The crew was very professional and did an outstanding job. The landscape around the porch was returned to the way it was prior to the work being done.
[HowellSlabJacking] did a great job of straightening out our patio. It had cracked and raised up in a couple of areas. Now it it level and looks great. They also raised our front porch step that had sunk. They cleaned up and left our house looking great. I would recommend them to anyone who needs concrete work.
Our basement had 3 walls which were bowing, possibly contributing not only to our previous issue of water leaking through the walls, but also to possible future instability of the ground floor of the house. We had a licensed engineer/home inspector evaluate the basement walls as well as the proposals we had obtained from 4 companies to fix them. Howell was on top! They were wonderful to work with; the results were very professional, they did some extras to make the walls more aesthetically pleasing at no additional cost, the warranty on their beams is good for 25 years & is transferrable to a new owner if house is sold, & they totally cleaned up when they were done. In addition, they completed the job in a timely fashion, which is also important, & worked around our basement dewatering system. They also were available for questions without being pushy. I would highly recommend them & would not hesitate to give their name & number to members of my family needing this type of service.
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Lincoln, Illinois 62656
For the past few years I have steadily watched a small crack evolve into a 3/4" crack in one of my basement walls. The bowing of the wall caused me to fear of going into the basement and finding bricks and dirt on the floor.I saw your ad on local TV and gave you a call. An appointment was made and your employees came by for an estimate. [Your Men] were efficient and truthful in their presentation. We agreed to the work and a repair date was set.
On the scheduled day, they installed the beams and the required bracing. I had imagined the work would stop further cracking but I was completely amazed when I saw the crack was gone. The bricks were back to normal and the bowing was gone. They used concrete to weatherproof the crack. They made sure we were satisfied and they thoroughly cleaned up after themselves. Please use our name as an endorsement of your work, your product and most importantly, your employees.
This is just a brief note to express our appreciation for the work your firm performed on a porch slab yesterday in New Castle Indiana. We are very happy with the end results that saved the demolition and reconstruction of the existing slab. This, of course, pleased us from the financial aspect; but it also has sentimental significance by preserving the work that our dad had done in building the existing porch almost 50 years ago. [...][Your Lead Man] was extremely courteous and cooperative. He encountered some problems at first that seemed possibly insurmountable but his persistence in solving them paid off. His respect for the final appearance and thorough clean-up left things looking as neat as they had been before he started.
Being a business owner I would be happy to hear that our employees provide this same performance. Too often one only hears if there are complaints. While the good things are taken for granted should you care to use this in any manner as a testimonial to the quality of your work, please feel free to do so. Thank [Your Lead Man] again for us and best wishes for your continued success.
Sincerely, John M. Garvey
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Aug. 27,2003 [HowellSlabJacking]
I had two projects to be done at my home in Illinois. My basement walls had cracked and the different angle of the concrete blocks caused a crack in the living room ceiling as well as the kitchen ceiling. Additionally my sun-room had settled somewhat and the walk and outside door were out of plumb. Your men were here Wednesday and Thursday doing both jobs and I am totally satisfied. After the sun-room was perfect again, the men had some time left and raised my back porch well as the front sidewalk The crew [...] arrived Wednesday and started excavating. They all impressed me with how hard they worked and what nice people they were. The only problem I had was that this was the first time I had hired a project done rather than doing it myself. I kept feeling as if I should be doing something. Thanks again for a great job!
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Everything seems to look OK from the work that was done……………Thanks for a good job.
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The Crooked Creek Baptist Church
Indianapolis, Indiana 46228 July 3, 2003
Dr. Michael W. Snow Senior Pastor
Rev. Kevin L. Bengtson Associate Pastor Music & Worship
Rev. Mike Thompson Associate Minister Family Life & Youth
Joan Ridenour Administrative Assistant
Bright Promises Preschool
Cross Cultural Ministries
Sandra Bradley, RNPN
Rev. Barbara Smith
Dear Mr. Howell:
First, I want to apologize for the difficulty I had in hearing you when you called earlier today. I don't know if it was our telephone but I could hardly hear you and I am sorry that I had to ask you to yell for me. I called Dick Thompson and gave him the information and he instructed me to go ahead and send you the $795.00. He also wants to express his appreciation for an outstanding job done by [Your Lead Man]!! "He did one terrific job for us".
Again, thank you for being so patient with me today and for a job well done for the church. God Bless you in a really special way.
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March 14, 2002
To Whom It May Concern : Re: [HowellSlabJacking]
On November 16, 1992, Charlton's slab-jacked our attached garage floor. The work was done in a professional, clean, and courteous manner. They arrived at the agreed upon time and date. I feel that we can recommend this firm to others in need of this service.
Carmel, IN 46033
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Carmel, IN 46032
March 10, 2002
Mr. B. Charlton Howell
I want to thank you again for the excellent work that you and your associates did on leveling our garage floor and patio at the house on Ash wood Drive. At the time we were looking for someone to do the job, only one other would come out and look at the job and they weren't really interested in doing it. You came out, completely explained what you would do and how you would do it, and then gave us a reasonable price to do the jobs. On the day of the work, you showed up when expected and went about the work in a professional way. Even though it took a lot more material than you expected, you did the job right and got the floor and patio raised so water drains away from the house.
When the garage floor leveled, we had a new door installed and it closes evenly all across the opening. After the patio was straightened out, much less water ran into the sump pump after a hard rain. It's been several years since you did our work and both are still doing the job.
Thanks again for the professional way you treated our job. I only wish that everyone doing work for me had the same standards.
Sincerely, Charlie Davis
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March 05, 2002
Bruce D & Linda J Ranger
Thank you for following up on your concrete correcting work. We have been very pleased with the results. When a 4' by 8' section of our aggregate sidewalk sunk about 3" lower than the rest of the walk we called various concrete services and no one would do our walk. We were happy when we contacted you and after seeing our problem you gave us a reasonable price and the section of walk was raised within days of the estimate.
It has been over three years since the correction and that section of walk is still level with the rest. We are happy to provide you this letter of recommendation.
Linda J Ranger
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I am writing to recommend [HowellSlabJacking] for mud jacking work. They have worked for me at my home on two different occasions doing several different jobs of mud jacking. I am most pleased with the results and now that I have the concrete corrected I plan to have a nice top coat applied this spring.
[HowellSlabJacking workers] were friendly, punctual, tidy, and professional during all my dealings with them. Should I have any more concrete issues I would definitely call [HowellSlabJacking].
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November 19, 2002 [HowellSlabJacking]
….Thank you for your good work-please feel free to use us as a reference.
Becky & Mark Rowe
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March 11, 2002
In 1992 Charlton's used their slab-jacking technique to raise our sunken sidewalk. This has proven to be very successful, also less costly then taking out our sidewalk, then pouring another. The holes drilled to insert the mix soon blended with the other concrete. We have been very satisfied with the results.
Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Shrote
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March 5, 2002 [HowellSlabJacking]
Thank you for following up on your concrete correcting work. We have been very pleased with the results. When a 4' by 8' section of our aggregate sidewalk sunk about 3'' lower than the rest of the walk we called various concrete services and now one would do our walk. We were happy when we contacted you and after seeing our problem you gave us a reasonable price and the section of walk was raised within days of the estimate. It has been over three years since the correction and that section of walk is still level with the rest. We are happy to provide you this letter of recommendation.
Sincerely, Linda Ranger
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March 4, 2002 [HowellSlabJacking]
I hired [HowellSlabJacking] when a concrete (block) wall in my basement collapsed during a flood. Charlton Howell provided a detailed, reasonable estimate on the same day I called and started the job quickly. The job involved rebuilding the wall and tearing out and replacing concrete outside the house. I am very satisfied with the quality of the work and would definitely hire Charlton's again for other projects.
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May 31, 2001 [HowellSlabJacking]
Again, I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the work done at my house on 5/29! It's absolutely wonderful! I have been waiting five years to have my steps leveled. I will be more than happy to refer you to others in the future Thanks Again!
Jane H. Copher
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October 5, 1999 [HowellSlabJacking]
Thank you for the fine job-the front stoop looks better than it has for 25 years Thanks for your efforts…(and) thanks for getting to us prompt.