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Tonawanda Basement Repair Specialists

Browse these basement repair specialists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tonawanda.

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TM Ink.
5.0
from 127 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie C.
Verified review

Tim did gutter cleaning and repair for me. Tim is a professional. He was on time. Tim cleaned up all the debris from the gutter. Tim is very informative and knowledgeable. I hired Tim to do more work for me at my home.. I have put Tim on my contractors list to call.. I am very please with his work..

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  • 4 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda C.
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The service was outstanding, very polite and courteous technicians. My carpets were stained by my dog but they were able to remove the odor and make them look like new again.

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JP Contracting Services
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
Verified review

I asked Jim to install of an under mount bathroom sink to replace one with a crack. I usually do home repair projects myself but after getting under the sink to attempt it I decided to hire this one out (wasn't sure how to detach the sink since the screws on the mounting clips wouldn't move and I didn't want to damage the granite). I sent Jim a few pictures of the project to be completed, we were able to coordinate our schedules very quickly and easily, and less than a week later I have my new sink installed and a new go-to for handyman work that I'm not comfortable with. While he was there I asked Jim to give me a quote on another project I plan on completing this winter that is outside my comfort zone. Nicest part was that it was easy to get the project done- I didn't have to screw around with cancellations (which I have had to do before from other contractors) and we didn't have to go through a multi-step quote to completion process.

APZ Specialties INC.
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
Verified review

Dan is an honest, knowledgeable and upstanding man who helped to solve a small electrical problem that I was having. I will definitely call on him in the future for other repair work around my home.

ICL
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mark K.
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Structural repairs in basement in advance of selling our house. Dan responded promptly to our reaching out on Thumbtack. Estimate was very fair. Quality of work was excellent. They were very professional but answered our questions and provided great service. They did a good clean up at the job site. We plan to use their services again.

JAD Construction
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Charles E.
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very nice young man. knew how to do repair properly. actually, did more than i originally asked and did not want to charge more.

Robb's Classics
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tristan S.
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Mr. Dorazio work is outstanding. Having completed nearly a dozen assignments for myself and partner I have always been impressed with his craftsmanship and attention to detail. He has been versatile and patient with our ever changing demands - this I applaud him for. He is more than fair with his service fees and has always been excellent with communicating with myself and partner. I highly recommend him for any home repair, restoration and/or anything needed to be fixed (yes cars too!) - He runs a renaissance business with an old school (service oriented) approach. Thank you Robb

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick B.
Verified review

Working with Greenaly was a good experience. They did a good job on the roof repair I got in the recent storm. He came in there as we said and finished the job quick with friendly and honest service.

Done Right Contracting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julie A.
Verified review

Great job on a bilco door for my basement! A pleasure to work with! They even took some extra time to help me with a few other little repairs I needed done. I would highly recommend Done Right Contracting! Thank you Phillip and Danielle!

  • 2 years in business
Brian B.
Verified review

The Weapons Of Mass Construction have done lots of work on my property both residential as well as construction. Numerous jobs that consisted of plumming,drywall,demolition,wall repairs,basement reconstruction,garage repair/reconstruction,installs,etc.

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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