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Basement Finishing or Remodeling

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Leo and his team were amazing. Super responsive, punctual, and professional. They went above and beyond for us. Long story short there was a miscommunication with the paint color due in large part to my own ignorance (I’m not a painter! This is why I hired professionals!). The painter repainted both rooms with the correct color after having already completed the job with the slightly off color (again, MY fault) and Leo comped the charge. Both men were so understanding and generous with their time and resources. Never once did they make me feel bad for this mistake. Instead, they made it right. And while the painter was working, Leo even discussed with me my vision for my bathroom remodel, on his own time, free of charge. These guys are awesome. HIGHLY recommend 10/10. I would work with them again in a heartbeat, and likely will when I get around to that remodel! Book these guys. You won’t be disappointed.See more
Leo and his team were amazing. Super responsive, punctual, and professional. They went above and beyond for us. Long story short there was a miscommunication with the paint color due in large part to my own ignorance (I’m not a painter! This is why I hired professionals!). The painter repainted both rooms with the correct color after having already completed the job with the slightly off color (again, MY fault) and Leo comped the charge. Both men were so understanding and generous with their time and resources. Never once did they make me feel bad for this mistake. Instead, they made it right. And while the painter was working, Leo even discussed with me my vision for my bathroom remodel, on his own time, free of charge. These guys are awesome. HIGHLY recommend 10/10. I would work with them again in a heartbeat, and likely will when I get around to that remodel! Book these guys. You won’t be disappointed.
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  • Serves Chicago, IL
We are one of Chicago's leading builders of select, unique, single family homes, condominiums, 2-flat to single family home conversions, single family home renovations and single family home additions! Every individual custom home is the most important home - because it is your home. Our goal has always been and continues to be; to build incredible homes with beautiful design, outstanding function and unparalleled quality. Contact us to build your new home, as your general contractor we will help you realize your dream of a home that is exactly what YOU want. Custom home builders should do exactly that - build a home customized to YOU. We do NOT follow the cookie-cutter method of custom home building, you know the homes we mean, they look exactly the same as the next door neighbors except for the siding color. Not the custom houses we build. We believe that neighborhoods are built one home at a time and Chicago is above all, a city of neighborhoods. We are proud to be a Chicago new home builder and build each home to exacting specifications. We are proud to offer our unique designs and services as a custom home builder and new home general contractorSee more
We are one of Chicago's leading builders of select, unique, single family homes, condominiums, 2-flat to single family home conversions, single family home renovations and single family home additions! Every individual custom home is the most important home - because it is your home. Our goal has always been and continues to be; to build incredible homes with beautiful design, outstanding function and unparalleled quality. Contact us to build your new home, as your general contractor we will help you realize your dream of a home that is exactly what YOU want. Custom home builders should do exactly that - build a home customized to YOU. We do NOT follow the cookie-cutter method of custom home building, you know the homes we mean, they look exactly the same as the next door neighbors except for the siding color. Not the custom houses we build. We believe that neighborhoods are built one home at a time and Chicago is above all, a city of neighborhoods. We are proud to be a Chicago new home builder and build each home to exacting specifications. We are proud to offer our unique designs and services as a custom home builder and new home general contractor

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is the best waterproof flooring for a basement?

There are several great options for waterproof basement flooring. For example, epoxy floors are waterproof but are thicker and sturdier than paint. Make sure the concrete substrate has been prepared for application. 

Tile is a designer’s dream, giving you a moisture-resistant surface that’s infinitely customizable. Rubber sheets or tiles are also good waterproof options, particularly for playrooms, workout areas or laundry rooms. 

Vinyl tiles and planks imitate wood or other materials very convincingly, provide moisture resistance and last a long time. And sheet vinyl is affordable and a great waterproofing solution for those in need of quick fixes.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Reviews for Chicago basement professionals
Clarence P.
Karol and his team did excellent work on my flooded basement. Drywall,paint,trim,doors and carpeting! Very reasonable price with quality work! Will definitely recommend them!
Kosterna ConstructionKosterna Construction
Eric K.
I hired George and his associate Alex to add and remove some walls in my basement, install a bathroom fan, and tile my tub surround. They did excellent work for a fair price and I felt they were trustworthy. I've since hired them to renovate my kitchen and we are in the process of scheduling the project.
Vivaldia Home WorksVivaldia Home Works
Fred M.
I Recommend Mr. Mike for your next Big project.... Mr. Mike built me a bar in my basement with my name on it, and flashing lights... He was on time. He is professional, and dependable.. He gave me everything that i asked for, and everything that was needed to make my bar stand out.. My family and friends are still talking about hoiw nice my bar is, and how good they feel and relaxed when sitting at my great bar. Thanks, to Mr. Mike ... I am so thankful.... .
MSB Carpentry LLCMSB Carpentry LLC
Brett O.
I had a dark and dingy finished basement last updated 45 years ago I wanted to upgrade to a more comfortable space for a family member to move in. Stan came by and he understood what I was looking for pretty quickly. He had ideas and suggestions for my situation we ended up using which were valuable improvements. The crew did good solid work and showed up when expected and the job got done within the expected timeframe. I got a better result than I was expecting particularly in the bathroom/shower and kitchenette part of the unit. Hiring someone when you are doing a big project is a little overwhelming but these guys are straight shooters.
Network RemodelingNetwork Remodeling
Paul Quinton L.
How can modern improvements improve in the future? Be straightforward in the beginning and know your limitations. If you’re unable to perform a task be big enough to say, “I’ve never done anything like this before” or “I usually tackle smaller projects.” The work that was presented as a final product on my basement renovation did not meet my expectations. Then, when I raised concerns I was told my house was a, “Trap-house.” I’ll cede it’s a 100 year old brick bungalow and that water came in through the backdoor during a heavy downpour. But what kind of reply is, “I can’t turn a turd into gold”? I would not recommend this company based off of the work and the disrespect that came the moment I gave an honest critique.
Modern ImprovementsModern Improvements
Greg H.
Alumni Builders was an amazing company to work with on our home renovation. Dan was very professional and upfront with all costs, both expected and unexpected. He was thorough with our contract and allowed us to make changes along the way. He was in communication with us during the entire renovation and would let us know what the upcoming work would be as well as the name of who would be performing the work. We have a six month old at home and Dan was as accommodating as possible with his schedule & needs and understanding of my concerns (paint fumes, etc.) The quality of work was excellent and our basement has been transformed! I would absolutely recommend and rehire Alumni Builders for any future projects we might have.
Alumni Builders IncAlumni Builders Inc
Braden Y.
Eric and his team were amazing! We had a no fun project on our list to remove an old storm door that was rotting out and letting water into our basement. Every time we spoke with someone they pointed to a different type of professional we needed to talk to first. When Eric came out he didn’t bat an eye, knew exactly how we needed to move forward and quarterbacked the whole project. His team was timely and respectful (we had a 10 week old baby at home during the project). Most importantly it fixed our problem, our dehumidifier used to fill up daily and now we empty it once a month max. We will definitely use Eric and his team again!
Exterior Construction Services IncExterior Construction Services Inc
Cleopatra J.
I have been working with this team so far for about a week. They are refinishing our basement, which we had to demolish for permaseal to waterproof and install drain tile and a sump pump in the basement of our new home. They are very communicative. They are always there exactly the time they say they will be and give status reports on every step of the way. So far, the quality of the work has been amazing. They truly work to make sure you're happy and its quite clear in their communication that they wish to make their customers happy. My project isn't finished yet (and I will review again if it is) but I am thus far very satisfied, having previously used contractors who lollygagged and dragged out the job unnecessarily. Edit: Do not use these people. What was a great experience went sour VERY fast. I would give this place zero stars if I could. I hired them to frame my basement with drywall and demolish an old ceramic floor also to cut down my lot next door which was over grown. At first, everything was great. Matt seems responsive and courteous. I am not a construction expert, just a woman who is renovating a home for my family. They did a great job on my lot and a great job demolishing the floors. This is where the good ends. I paid separately for my materials (mostly because there is often materials left over and we have many projects going on around our house so they always come in handy and I like to know exactly where my money goes). I asked Matt plainly if he could leave any left over materials behind because they were mine. He lied and told me that the other materials were not mine and that they belonged to another customer and had been delivered to my house. (this was fishy to me at the time but I had no reason to believe that he was scamming us nor the knowledge to prove him wrong. I paid for: Dewalt 3 1/4 framing nails: 6,000 qty $129.00 Sheetrock 1/2" mold tough drywall 60 qty $577.20 Pro twist #6 1 5/8 Phillip's drywall screws 5,000 qty $57.00 Owns Corning pink fiberglass insulation 60 qty $627.00 Sound proof insulation 7 qty $601.40 2 x 4 96" 115 qty $917.70 X 1 $917.70 Liquid nail 10 qty $36.70 1 $36.70 Total for materials, I paid $3,240.60 with 10% sales tax. Obviously, they did not use 600 nails, 5000 screws. They did not leave these materials behind. They did not use all 60 of the insulation panels and did not even insulate every wall, they used 10 at the most according to our new contractors. They did not use 60 drywall panels- they used 35 at the most. They did not use 115 2X4 and did not even frame every wall. Generous estimate of new contractors? They used 90 at the most. It seems petty, but I paid outright for over 3200 dollars in materials and they straight up stole HALF of that, presumably to use on someone else's house. Some of the things they did wrong: Firstly- they covered almost all of the outlets for the west exterior and interior walls. My new contractor asked me to point out where I'd like my outlets to be and imagine my surprise when I realized the ones that were there had seemingly disappeared. Secondly- they did not use framing lumber under the windows nor near the stairs- resulting in the dry wall not being securely attached in those areas at all. You could touch the wall and it would bow in. Thirdly- for the base north exterior wall, they did not frame the floor with lumber so the drywall floats in the air and can be moved side to side. Lastly- the doorways that they framed for the bathroom/bedroom/closet area were supposed to be the same size and centered. They are not the same size and they are definitely not centered at all. I paid them 7000 for this. We also paid them to haul away some debris that previous contractors left behind. They hauled away most of it but left a BIG pile of it on the edge of my property, claiming that they had paid Republic to pick it up. It has been three weeks now and it is still sitting in the rain getting soggy and disgusting. I have reached out to the business about these problems and they have not been responsive at all, which is why I am posting this review. I paid them 500 for this. Very disappointing experience. We feel very taken advantage of by Matt and Modern Improvements. Unless you have the ability to micromanage and know everything about construction (which you likely do not if you're considering a contractor)- do not give these people your money unless it is for SMALL jobs that can be done in a day or two. In all, I paid them over 10k for a way less than satisfactory job on everything but the jobs that actually required construction. I am glad that I paid someone else to do the taping and mudding and they were able to bring these problems to my attention before Matt and his team could cover and paint them. It will be more expensive- but it will be done RIGHT. I will definitely be seeking legal recourse to recoup my funds and I am very disappointed in this business because I had such high hope.
Modern ImprovementsModern Improvements
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