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McHenry Basement Repair Specialists

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Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 137 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 336 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne W.
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Paul worked meticulously to repair damage on our hardwood floors.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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Chano was great to work with, very responsive, quick to come out and complete the job. Needed drywall repair and painting in our basement done very quickly - they completed the full day project within 2 days of providing the quote and within 4 days of my posting the project. Would definitely use them again

Kingdom Restoration
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Onieka V.
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We had them come out to remove mold in the attic and in basement. They were on time professional and did a great job. We are happy with the work they did.

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Pat H.
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I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how quickly Tom and his team got the job done for me. They did really good work and were professional all the way. I would recommend to friend and family.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy R.
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So I came home from work to find my basement flooded and my sump pump not working. These guys were on the case within an hour. Ian replaced my sump pump, drained out and cleaned up the water, and also explained some other issues that I will need to address at some point in the future. Very pleased with the experience from start to finish. And thanks to Tate too!

  • 30 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn T.
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Russ replied quickly to our request, came to take a look at what we needed, and completed the repair work a couple of days later. He took the safety requirements seriously and used his expertise to decide what what best (this was work needed at my mother's house). We are very satisfied customers and will call on him again when the need arises.

CALI Construction
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Warren E.
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Claudio scheduled next day due to my situation at the time (Greatly appreciated) The work involed the removal of a toilet and repair of the sub floor and floor and reinstallation of the toilet. Claudio brought all of the supplies he needed to get the work completed. He was very considerated of my home and keep it clean even while doing the job. The completed work was very well done. I will hire Cali Constuction again in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Yale J.
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We needed to remodel a bathroom, which had not been touched in 35 years and included a leaky toilet leading to a damaged floor. We sought bids on Home Advisor. Two independent contractors responded in addition to Sears. I met with each to describe the project’s goals, namely 1) to repair the damaged floor, 2) to ensure no further leaks from any pipes or the toilet, and 3) to remodel and update the shower, vanity, floor tile and walls. We were really impressed with Bruce Filipiak of Genesis Construction from the very first meeting. It was clear that he understood the scope of the project and had the experience to do the work, while cautioning that the extent of the exact damage was unknown until they floor could be removed. We met with Bruce at least twice more BEFORE we signed any papers – he was willing to advise us as we delved into the details of designing our new bathroom. After resolving all initial issues we signed the contract with Bruce and looked forward to getting started. We expanded the scope of the project a few times on our own and a couple times on Bruce’s advice. For example, we decided that we also wanted to replace an unrelated exterior door and Bruce accommodated that request. We also decided we wanted a built in the wall shelf in the shower, and again Bruce told us he could do it. Bruce agreed to receive the shipment from Menards at our house. Bruce advised us on the potential additional costs when necessary. He found a couple electrical wiring issues that he fixed as well Once the job was started, Genesis Construction worked clean. The downstairs floor path was taped down to protect it, plastic sheeting was put up to minimize dust spread, and the stairway carpet was covered during the workday. Once the bathroom floor was removed Bruce let us know what damage had to be repaired and preceded to fix it. Everyday we marveled at the progress. They started when they said they would and the project finished in a reasonable time. It looks beautiful! When we sat down to settle up at the end of the job, Bruce produced receipts for everything purchased to accomplish the job. We are very happy with not only the work Genesis Construction performed, but also the way he helped us through the process, and letting us know what decisions and choices we needed to make. We definitely recommend Genesis Construction and Bruce Filipiak.

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin R.
Verified review

I received several lowball quotes from companies that had not visited the site. I saw a few outrageous quotes from companies that tried to tell me that I needed to replace work that was only a few months old and/or insisted on quoting a warranty I didn't want. Mike and his team provided a fair quote and took care of a few minor additional problems at no charge. His team came and completed the job quickly and left the work site clean. I really appreciated his integrity, courtesy, and worksmanship. I'd recommend QHR to anyone needing reliable roof repair!

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew R.
Verified review

Mike was very professional and stuck to his commitment. His crew are hard works and I am amazed at what they got done.... lowering a basement floor 21 inches. There were some conflicts in scheduling the pouring of the concrete but in the end he stayed true to his commitment. I would definitely recommend him in the future.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam F.
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Quick to respond. Repair of several cracks and gouges in an old basement floor.

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Alex K.
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I hired Joe to do some carpentry work in my basement and he did a great job. I will be using him again to help me out with projects I will not be able to complete.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Louis B.
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We took down an interior wall in our house so we needed someone to come in and repair the walls and ceiling. Bill did a great job. The drywall looks great.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Melvon W.
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Very professional and the painting and repair work to my crown molding and walls are superb. I will use again for future painting jobs.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Elaine W.
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Hands down the best worker we have ever hired to work in our home. He is professional, honest, fair, courteous, meticulous, and does expert work and repairs. We highly recommend Dan and look forward to working with him again in the future.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikisha J.
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Tom has done many small, medium sized and large projects in my home. He has redone my entire basement, 2 bathrooms, expanded closets, and painted many rooms. Essentially, he is a 'jack of all trades'. His work is neat, clean. He works efficiently and can accomplish a lot in a small amt of time. He is honest, hard-working, highly experienced, innovative, practical and pleasant to work with. He is also very competitively priced, regardless of the job. I would highly recommend him to do any project in the home!

Mr & Mrs solutions Inc.
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Mukesh S.
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Painting, basement improvements, other handyman jobs. Luis did a great job with painting, and good job with basement improvements. Would definitely recommend for painting.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan U.
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I was very impressed with the quickness and quality of work performed by A Plus Decorating Inc. The owner personally came to my residence to see what I needed done in terms of outdoor home painting and repair and staining of my backyard wooden deck. We discussed what should be done, how long it would take and the cost. A few days after signing the contract, A Plus Decorating's people arrived at my home to begin the numerous large and small painting jobs. The deck had to wait a bit for the threat of rain to pass, but after a few warm days, they were back for the final job of staining the deck. All in all, highly recommended!

All Pro Contracting
4.1
from 17 reviews
  • 56 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Sonny and his crew showed up to remodel my basement I’m extremely happy with the results everything went forward as can be I have no issues hiring him again !

Indoor Air Repair, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
Verified review

What I do know: IAR, Inc. was very responsive, polite, timely and honest about their work. Having mold removed is a huge undertaking and is difficult under the best of circumstances. I trust that IAR did their job well. Although some trim and drywall had to be removed and we had some repair work to be done, the men were careful and as neat as possible. All removal was discussed and was necessary to do the job right. What I cannot know: Did I give them the opportunity to get it all? I'm quite certain that they remediated all the mold they found in the areas I had them look, determined by the one ill family member. I cannot know without extensive testing ($$$) if our entire home is mold free.

E. Reiner Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kala S.
Verified review

We've used Jake to do several projects in our house from repairing drywall damage due to a foundation leak to putting in our new front door and garage door. Jake has always been very professional. The workmanship is beyond our expectations! Thanks for the great work Jake!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

What is a mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the process of identifying and removing unhealthy levels of mold that have colonized in a home, office, school or other building. Over time, if untreated, mold can destroy a home by breaking down cellulose-based materials (like wood or ceiling tiles) and causing a slow and messy decay. In the shorter term, a mold infestation can cause severe health problems. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold can trigger respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritations, problems with your nervous system, and aches and pains. Mold inspection and mold remediation are often requested in tandem, although they are two separate services. Nationally, mold inspection costs range from $250 to $300. If mold has been positively identified in your house, either by visual examination or through mold testing, remediation can safely remove it. Properly trained and equipped professionals use specialized equipment (like vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filters) to keep mold spores contained while they remove contaminated materials and treat infested areas with antimicrobial spray. A key component to a successful mold remediation after eliminating the mold is ensuring that the water source that caused the mold infestation is also resolved.

How does mold remediation work?

Mold remediation can eliminate mold colonies from your home or business. Mold is a normal part of daily life, but in wet or humid settings mold can quickly colonize and spread by making spores. Whether visible or hidden, untreated mold can cause real health problems and cause extensive (and expensive) damage to your property. Mold remediation involves killing the mold, removing the dead mold and preventing future mold growth. Here is an example of the steps involved in professional mold remediation:

  • Contain work area and apply negative air pressure HEPA air purifiers to prevent cross-contamination. If spores spread, the colonies can easily regrow elsewhere in your home.
  • Mist an EPA-registered antimicrobial to suspend and kill mold spores.
  • Remove affected building surfaces.
  • Bag and dispose of contaminated materials properly.
  • Treat cavities/underlayment and dehumidify.
  • Abrasively remove dead loose mold.
  • Apply EPA-registered protective sealer.
  • Perform clearance testing.

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How is a mold test done?

Mold testing can help identify a mold infestation in your home or business. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of test you want done and the number of samples you request. The national average mold inspection cost is $250-$300. The EPA explains that if you have a visible mold problem, in most cases sampling and testing is unnecessary. However, if you have unexplained and potential mold-related illness or can smell mold in your house, mold inspection costs may be a good investment. To avoid unscrupulous testers, the EPA recommends working with a testing agency that adheres to the analytical methods laid out by professional organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of testing done. Prices can also vary, depending on the size of the home, the number of surface areas to be tested, and the extent of the mold infestation. Here are some examples of mold inspection average costs:

  • Swab testing: $200-$300
    • A professional collects a surface swab from a potentially infested area for testing in a lab. Some professionals have concerns about this being the sole test done because it only gathers a small amount of data from a certain area of the house. That’s why it’s frequently done in conjunction with air cell testing.
  • Air cell testing: $250-$350
    • A professional collects an air sample in the home to measure the amount of mold spores in the air. This test is frequently done in conjunction with swab testing to ensure more complete data. Costs are higher for this test because the equipment required of the contractor is more expensive.
  • Both air cell and swab tests provided by the same company: $400-$600.

How do you get rid of mold?

Mold is a naturally occurring and important part of our ecosystem. That said, excessive mold can actually be hazardous to your health. Mold remediation is usually the best strategy to get rid of unhealthy levels of mold in your home or office. If you’re not comfortable working with mold or the area is larger than 10 square feet (3 feet by 3 feet), it is highly recommended to hire a mold remediation professional to resolve the problem. However, if you’re DIY-savvy, don’t have any health risks, and are not freaked out by mold, the EPA gives homeowners the greenlight to clean mold areas that are less than 10 square feet. Here are some EPA-recommended DIY cleaning tips:

  • Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
  • Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
  • Throw away absorbent or porous materials (like ceiling tiles and carpet) if they become moldy.
  • Avoid exposing yourself or others to mold.
  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces. Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
  • If you are unsure about how to clean an item (art, fine furniture, etc.) consult a reputable specialist affiliated with a professional organization in their field.
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