Mark and his crew at Top Notch are honest, professional, hard working and personable. The price is a great value for their service.
Before Mark worked on the basement of my old Victorian home, its concrete floor was always wet and the room was extremely moldy. When it rained, water would pour like a waterfall through the old cement between the rocks in the walls and my sump pump was always running, even when there was no rain. But what made matters worse, my family and I had developed chronic headaches, asthma and lung and sinus infections. We were frequently ill and I missed a lot of work.
Mark gave me a fair price to remediate not only the concrete and rock-style basement, but also the adjacent dirt crawl space under my den -that was originally an outdoor patio.
He dug out and built a gravel-filled trench around the perimeter, hauling away large quantities of wet soil. He made sure water would flow from anywhere in the trench to a deep sump container he inserted into the floor. Mark used an impermeable sealant fabric on the walls to direct any water seepage directly into the trench and topped the trench with a special cover. Mark's team then double sprayed and painted all exposed wood and surfaces with a mold killer and a special sealant paint to block any future mold growth or spore release. They lined the entire dirt crawl space with the special fabric and added insulation in the subflooring and exterior walls.
His team cleaned the room thoroughly when they were done and hauled away all of the wet soil they dug out of the trenches. And, they were quick and efficient- they completed the whole job in less than three days. Remarkable!
Mark's work was so thorough that now, even when it rains the sump rarely kicks in because the deep trench redirects moisture below the floor level of my basement. My basement is so dry now that we can actually use it to store things.
What Mark and his team did to my basement changed my life. My daughters and I feel so much better; we are no longer sick - our asthma, lung infections, headaches and brain fog are gone. It was gradual, but within six months after he completed the job, all mold related symptoms disappeared completely and I feel like a new person.
I'm grateful for Mark's service and I highly recommend Top Notch to anyone who has basement problems.