My project was to replace a beam which had been installed a few years prior because of renovation being done to my 2nd floor bathroom. When we had initially purchased the place, the previous owner had removed a wall between the living and dining room to make it open concept without putting any additional support in. Over the years as I lived in the house, I noticed that the 2nd floor was sagging but I thought it was due to age of the home. I had decided to renovate my 2nd floor bathroom, the contractor noticed that the floor was sagging and recommended that I put in a beam on the main floor which I did. After approximately 4 years after the work was done, I noticed that the sagging started to happen again. I decided at which time that I seriously needed to investigate it, so I started doing research online as to what the cause maybe and started contacting various companies. I initially thought that my foundation was sinking so I had a professional company come out and the completed a detailed examination and advise that my foundation was perfectly fine but recommended contacting a structural engineer. I didn’t know anyone, so I started googling and found several companies. The first company I contacted, I had the guy come out and I felt like he was just telling me anything that he thought I wanted to hear to get the job but not what I needed to know. When I contacted ALDO, we spoke briefly at first but then he called me back and we had a more detailed conversation. I explained the issue to him, and he walked me through several different scenarios. I sent him some pictures and video that evening. Aldo came out a several days later and he did a very thorough examination of my place and I mean thorough. He spent almost 2 hours looking at every inch of my place and even sit down with me to explain in detail what he had found and the way to remediate the issue. He took the time to walk me through step by step and explain the process to me from start to finish. He even walked me through the process of obtaining a permit and explained the importance of having a proper permit for the work.
The timing of this project came at a very stressful moment, when we all were working from home but wanted to sell and move to a larger house. Due to obvious liability and pricing situations, I couldn’t put up the house for sale in those conditions. It is important to get the job done the right way the first time as it will save you a lot of time and money. I have learned the hard way the importance of having proper engineering drawings and proper implementation process and as well as using the proper resources for the work.
ALDO structural responded very promptly to our needs, did a detailed assessment of the situation, prepared the structural drawings, and obtained the building permit in record time. They also had their insurance company issuing us a liability certificate directly on our name: extra piece of mind! The implementation was flawless, and inspection passed with flying colours!
After the work was completed, I now had to put my place back together to get it on the market, ALDO introduced me to his professional network: we ended up hiring that team of realtors, who came in also with a full package: they finished the renovation, house cleaning, staging and sale.
I would hire ALDO again for any future projects that I may have and strongly recommend their services for your future structural projects. If you are looking for someone that will be totally transparent and tell you what is going on and not beat around the bush, ALDO is the guy for you. He is honest and straight forward and those are the things I appreciate when working with a contractor.