I had a great experience with Inside Guys.
My brother-in-law who's a contractor, reviewed the quotes I'd collected and recommended going with IG. This aligned with the way I remembered a friend in the neighbourhood raving about their work, and so I chose them.
Not being an engineer myself, I can't exactly comment on the technical aspects of the work. However, I used to love going downstairs at the end of each day to see how many new sections had been excavated/framed/filled etc. As we neared the end I assumed that he might dig out the whole lot (as there were so few left) and do one final foundation pour but no, Jakub made sure that there was only ever a minimal portion of the house unsupported at any time.
Speaking of going downstairs, apart from the giant holes in the floor, you would hardly know it was a construction site. The crew always completed a certain number of holes each day, and swept the remaining floor within an inch of its life so that walking around was easy. Tools were neatly set up for the next day and the outside bin was always fenced off.
Because our house is close to our neighbours, and there was really only one access point for the excavation, a section of their pathway was slightly damaged. Inside Guys ended up removing a large section of the path (include some previously damaged concrete) and hand-pouring a beautiful new path.
As with any reno, issues arose as I sorted out things like sump pumps, new window wells etc. On a few occasions I called Jakub for help and he always found time to stop by. First he checked that it was not IG work that was causing the issue (it never was...) but then he'd go above and beyond to do what he could to help solve the problem regardless of the cause. He is an incredibly conscientious person.
I would recommend Jakub and his Inside Guys team without hesitation.
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We are very happy that you found the underpinning process to be seamless and stress-free.
Hope you enjoy your new living space as much as we enjoyed working on it!
All the best to you!