I had a video call with Alex from Aldo Structural Contracting before actually starting the job.
Alex presented us with two alternatives, based on the pictures, videos and home plan drawings.
He also had a third solution in case the finished basement had some hidden surprises for us.
He qualified my own solution which was a compromise that in the end turned out to be a non starter.
Once the project passed the approval phase, Alex and his team moved impressively quickly and with high precision.
They planned ahead their work, then positioned tools, materials, including long LVL beams, and people to cope with the small space (as this was a reno, appliances, furniture and other obstacles were in the way).
Alex applied engineering methods to measuring, dimensioning, cutting, building structures and so on, while explaining to me the reason behind his decisions.
As an engineer myself, I can only highly appreciate the logic and reasoning in a hands on situation as no two renovations are the same.
Alex minimized the removal of carpentry, tiles, drywall to make room for the new supporting beam installation and also cleaned up the space after.
The job concluded in one long day, keeping a promise made by Alex when he described the scope of work.
Alex made sure the next team was provided with temporary plywood covers, all required screws were planted, the framing was complete for the remaining wall, so drywall will follow easily after and also offered to re-position the range hood exhaust higher.
I am very pleased with the work done by Aldo Structural and confident the reno will continue on without issues.
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- Company Response
Thank you Ryan for the positive feedback. Glad we could help. Good luck with the rest of your renovation.