Reviews and Recommendations
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I just wanted to take a minute to thank you very much for taking my call last week and reassuring me that my house is, indeed, sitting on load bearing strata. I was very confident of this until I misunderstood that one paragraph in the engineer’s pier log report and I allowed it to put me into an emotional tailspin by not reaching out to you for clarification sooner.
You, Rod and Tom have gone out of your way to support me in overcoming the challenges of a very long and difficult battle in saving my house for myself and my daughters. I am more appreciative than you could ever imagine.
Please accept my most sincere gratitude for your patience and every single thing that you have done to assist me with the entire process.
You have been a true blessing.
09/16/19 – Patti G.
PIERING (SNOHOMISH, WA)
Seamless! I hate dealing with contractors and took a chance on Robbins & Co for some foundation repair on my old home in Snohomish. They arrived the day they said they were going to, gone before I arrived home from work, and left a bill on my door when they were all finished. It was a perfect transaction and I couldn’t be more happy.
These people deserve lots of respect for working in that environment. The price they quoted was really good. I had one quote from a different contractor for about the same price, but he was only going to replace one beam and one post. For approximately the same price, Robbins & Co fixed the one beam and seven posts! I highly recommend.
07/25/16 – Sarah W.
SLAB-JACKING AND PIERING (FEDERAL WAY, WA)
They did a fantastic job. WOW. My house was built in 1980 and has a concrete slab for the first floor rather then wood construction. The slab itself has slowly been sinking to varying degrees since it was built in 1980, the foundation is not the problem and has remained in its original position. About 3/4 of the slab on the 1st floor had sunk, creating a slope anywhere from 4-8 inches depending on the room of the house. Robbins was able to raise the slab back to its original height. The floors are level for the first time since I bought it in 1985. Robbins was able to fill the voids under the concrete and literally lift the floor back to its original height. Watching the process was amazing. Robbins team worked fast and efficiently through the process.
Additionally, there was a slab that had cracked and broke into 3 pieces on the porch and walkway attached to the front of the house. The remainder of the porch had sunk similar like the inside of the home and was able to be slabjacked. The porch now is level. Doing this has also corrected the roof line of the porch itself and has increased the street appeal. Now when looking at the home you don’t see broken down old home with a broken porch, you actually notice the house. Robbins and Co., along with their team of workers did a fantastic job.
FOUNDATION LIFT (VASHON ISLAND, WA)
After contacting 5 contractors to repair my sinking home on Vashon, Robbins and Co. is the only one who not only responded, but responded in a timely manner. After speaking with Lee, who drove to Vashon, he spent a good 1.5 hours explaining the “post and pier, slab jacking” process, what to expect, and then a few days later submitted a reasonable bid. With Robbins previous endeavors and bid, I opted to move forward with them. I do NOT regret it at all. With confidence, I can say not only do they have character, they have the know how of repair, the equipment and professional, fun employees. Robbie, Ian, John and Adelaine who did the work were fun, on time, listened to and answered all my questions, cleaned up everything and got the job done efficiently and on time.
I am very pleased with Robbins and Co. I believe they not only have the know how of repairing sinking homes, buy they get it done well and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Robbins and Co.
FOUNDATION LIFT (SEATTLE, WA)
My wife and I are very pleased with the results. Your estimator was knowledgeable and replied quickly to all my queries. All three of the workers were polite and knew what they were about. The porch was lifted and stabilized with a minimum of disruption. Your crew also aligned the mismatched sidewalk slabs for me. They cleaned up well before they left. It is easy to recognize that you have a unique specialty and do it very well.
My career has been in heavy construction management for various companies in the NW and I have dealt with a lot of contractors. I can’t say that all my experiences have been as positive as this one. Thanks for your fine work on this project. I would certainly use your services again if the need arose!
PIERING (VAUGHN, WA)
04/11/17 – John J.
PIERING (SEATTLE, WA)
I thought you’d like to know that my son (the engineer) came home after work yesterday and texted me and said “It looks pretty good”. Coming from someone who is a perfectionist and can be very critical at times, that’s a HUGE compliment!
Job well done by your guys – they got it done in one day by using a couple of pre-formed cement piers that already had the appropriate brackets in them. Thanks, again.
FOUNDATION RAISE (SEATTLE, WA)
Your crew did an amazing job on our house! From the smallest details to the major lift, you all were fantastic. Thank you for making this a “trauma free” experience and explaining every process along the way.
Your clean up was over the top too! Thanks for replanting my rosebushes and stacking the bricks back to where they were. We will have no problem recommending your company to any and all who ask about how our house was fixed. Thanks again.
FOUNDATION REPAIR (MASON COUNTY, WA)
Robbins and Co. has been great to work with! Our cabin is way down in Mason County yet the bid was most reasonable and the entire Robbins Team from Admin to the foundation crew are professional and did a fantastic job. They were timely and did what they said they would do. They took a cabin with minimal foundation and floors that sloped every which way; added beams and more support. Results….a nice level cabin floor. Thank you Robbins and Co.
FOUNDATION REPAIR (PUYALLUP, WA)
The crew that was sent to our house to do the work was on time, polite and very professional. I would recommend these guys to anyone that needs foundation work. Everyone that I spoke with or communicated with were great.
SETTLING ISSUES ( MAPLE VALLEY, WA)
We asked them to come out and assess our home for sinking/settling issues. They were very prompt, professional, came out at no charge, and it ended up our settling was normal. The gentleman was very knowledgeable and offered detailed explanations and information. If we did have issues in the future I would definitely use them.
FOUNDATION STABILIZATION ( RENTON, WA)
We were so pleased with the work the Robbins and Company employees did for us. Lee was great with the estimate and certainly offered helpful advice and explanations about our situation. He also recognized that we had a bit of an emergency situation and let the office folks know that we needed to be fit in as soon as possible. As it turned out, we were fit in nearly immediately which was so incredible to us. Sergio and Allan were our crew of workers and they were very professional and did a really great job. We also found the office people, including Donna, to be very nice and very helpful. We certainly would recommend Robbins and Company to anyone who needs work done similar to ours.
Stan and Karen N.
FLOOR LEVELING (TACOMA, WA)
Our house had high and low spots depending on where you walked. Our problem was not the foundation but the supports under the house. We contracted with Robbins to level the house flooring. When they were done our house floors are level and “spot on”. They did a total inspection to ensure we received the results that had been promised. The crew were very professional and respectful and they all worked well. The lead was very knowledgeable. Additionally, they were very mindful of our home and there was less cracking than I expected. They did an excellent job. We are pleased.
SINKING FOUNDATION (SEATTLE, WA)
We called Robbins & Company to assess what we thought was a sinking foundation in a small 1908 cottage that we recently purchased. The interior floors are uneven and slope down 2″ to one corner. Randy Sheets was great! After a very thorough inspection he determined that our foundation was in good shape and that the problem was most likely in the sub floor. Randy was incredibly knowledgeable and took the time to explain the construction of the foundation and why it was so solid even when he knew their services would not be needed. His enthusiasm and knowledge of old homes was impressive. We would definitely hire Robbins & Company in the future.
FOUNDATION STABILIZATION (SEATTLE, WA)
Overall great experience. Started off with an estimate that was open and transparent. They took care of submitting the paper work and engineering with the city. At the installation they took great care to make sure that there was no internal damage to the house as they installed the piers. Very fast, they were able to get 7 piers installed in a day and a half. Everything was done as described in the prelim work.
FOUNDATION REPAIR (ANDERSON ISLAND, WA)
Just had Robbins do a house relevel on one corner. They did a great job. I was especially impressed with their crew leader who communicated with me and answered all my questions. The initial job review and estimate by Lee was equally thorough and helped me make a better informed decision than what I had been planning. Strongly recommend these folks if you need their services.
SLAB-JACKING (SEATTLE, WA)
The men you sent out – Kelly & Randy were so knowledgeable and polite. They deserve a raise. It was so hot and they worked non-stop. I can’t say enough about them.
FOUNDATION REPAIR (OLYMPIA, WA)
Robbins was very professional and confident about solving our problems. We are very happy with the results, the work crew, the estimator, the office staff etc. Everyone was very professional. The bill was exactly what the original estimate quoted.
SLAB-JACKING ( COVINGTON, WA)
Kelly and John both did such a great job with the uplifting of our garage slab. Both my husband and I were very pleased with their workmanship and how conscientious they were to make sure that any mess was cleaned and brought back to the way it was. I even told John that he didn’t need to clean the driveway so good but he insisted that his motto is “to leave the job site cleaner and better than it was from when they got there”.
Kelly made sure that the work was done to his strict specifications, like he was working on his own home. WOW, it’s nice to know that there are still people out there that believe in values. These men are priceless in how they represent the ROBBINS Company. Awesome work! Thank you.
Ray and Debbie W.
STRUCTURAL MOVING (SEATTLE, WA)
Thank you so much. Jeff, you have been especially wonderful. The work you and all your staff have done out here at Woodland Park Zoo has been remarkable (What Can’t you do? – Nothing!). I can say without exaggeration that without your cleverness, energy and consistent “good work” and persistence we would not have be able to do this project. Robbins is a wonderful firm and I really appreciate all you have done. I very much look forward to working with you again soon. Thanks.
Monica L. , Capital Programs Manager | WOODLAND PARK ZOO
FOUNDATION REPAIR (SEATTLE, WA)
They repaired our foundation. They stand by their work and I have a lifetime warranty on it as well. They are wonderful to work with.
Marc & Barbara B.
FOUNDATION REPAIR ( SEATTLE, WA)
Just wanted to send a note to tell you how pleased I am with your work – amazing job. Thanks!
FOUNDATION STABILIZATION ( SEATTLE, WA)
The work was done quickly and very professionally. My little house has never been more stable! Now on to the dry walling / repair, window adjusting and door alignment, then it will be the best little house ever. Thank you.
FOUNDATION REPAIR ( SEATTLE, WA)
As I liquidated my deceased mother’s estate and sold her residence, we had the need for a major repair to the foundation which was caused by an earthquake. The damage amounted to approximately 1/2 of the perimeter of the house and the crack was so large that we could see light coming through it. I couldn’t have been happier with the result, as was our buyer. These guys were thorough, prompt and dependable. They used their technological skills to determine the amount of settling of the various rooms involved, and brought the house securely up to level again. They were great!
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING (BELLEVUE, WA)
Foundation Consultant, Lee Mattingly, went the extra mile – taking the time to thoroughly inspect the entire situation inside and out, explained all my options and the pros and cons of each, and answer all my questions and then some. His knowledge, experience, and thoroughness is something you rarely see during free estimates from other companies. Due to the urgency of my situation, Robbins and Co. was able to fit me in on standby and get the job started very quickly. Jorge and his crew were friendly, professional, cleaned up after each day, and finished the job a day early. I would recommend this company to anyone needing a permanent solution to a basement that floods every time we get a good rainstorm in the Seattle area.
FOUNDATION REPAIR (CHELAN, WA)
Charlene and Tom,
I’d like to express my appreciation for the foundation repair work of Jorge and Miguel! I’ve never seen 2 guys work so hard. Also very pleasant, professional and courteous and patient in explaining what they were doing! Also cleaned up nicely. Most importantly the repairs appear to have been most effective. The cracks closed up and the doors swing freely.
(My sons will tell you that I’m not that easy to please). I’m impressed. Thank you!
SETTLEMENT ISSUES ( ROCHESTER, WA)
Steve Wicklund came out today to do an inspection of settlement issues on a mobile home we are buying, and I just want to say I really appreciate his honest advice, that it was not a concern, that the wall, while it is settling, is merely decorative, and the main supports for the house are in good shape. This was a huge relief for us, as it may have held up our sale and our dream if he’d have said it was going to require a lot of expensive work to fix.
I just appreciated the honest answer, even if it means he may not get a job that way. This house we’re buying may have a 10 year life left, and then we will be moving it out and putting in a new house. I’ll definitely be keeping your business card to call on again when we need it.
FOUNDATION PIERING ( TACOMA, WA)
I want you to know how nice your crew has been. Their attitude towards each other and the job to be done was excellent. Performance was great and the outcome was more than I could ever imagine. I can rest assured, that I will never have another house level problem. Congratulations to all for a job well done.
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING (SNOHOMISH, WA)
Thank you… Thank you… Your crew did an amazing job on our house! From the smallest details to the major lift you all were fantastic.
SLAB JACKING ( BOTHELL, WA)
The work done lifting our front porch using your slabjack technology was a great success. Thanks so much.
BOWED WALLS REPAIR (SNOHOMISH, WA)
Thank you for the great job you did. You work very hard and seems like you never stop. I’m sure you are a huge asset to the Robbins Company and I wish you many years of success. Please accept this very small token of our appreciation.
Walt & Linda
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING ( KIRKLAND, WA)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank your crew who worked on our house for their hard work, willingness to keep us informed during every step of the process and their excellent workmanship.
Joe And Mandy K.
CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION (ARLINGTON, WA)
Regarding the work your company did at my house, I am very pleased. Every person that I dealt with was very professional, courteous, and kind. Thank you very much.
SAGGING FLOORS ( OLYMPIA, WA)
I would like to thank Robbins and Company and especially Steve Young and his crew for a great job. The work is finished and looks good. Steve and his crew were very professional, and thorough and cleaned up. I will recommend your company to neighbors.
SINKING FOUNDATION REPAIR( EVERETT, WA)
I wanted to take this chance to tell you that I was impressed with both Robert and Leon. They were very professional and efficient while they worked on my home for three days and I appreciated that very much. They are great representatives for your company.
Thank you again for taking care of my sinking foundation. I appreciated Dan Hensons promptness in scheduling my job and also thank him for a job well done.
FOUNDATION REPAIR ( SEATTLE, WA)
My husband and I want to extend our thanks for a job well done. We were pleasantly surprised by the quick, clean, and professional manner in which our foundation was stabilized this week. You took what potentially can be a stressful situation and made it an easy and painless process for us. Thanks again to everyone involved from Doug in sales to Robbie and his excellent crew (including Jorge, Chuck, and in particular Kelly). Kudos to all!
FOUNDATION PROBLEMS ( FEDERAL WAY, WA)
On Monday, March 24, I called your company to request someone come and look at a situation I have with a sinking problem of my front porch. Yesterday, March 25, one of your employees, a Doug Skeem came to look at the problem. He was very thorough; he came inside the house, and also took a look under the house.
After he finished, he advised that we do nothing at this point as the problem has settled as much as it was going to. He was very honest and courteous, I admire that because he could have made a contract to break out the front porch and do a lot of work which we don’t need.
You have a very honest employee with sincere care for the public, a man with integrity. We want to acknowledge his professional attitude and concern.
Mr. & Mrs. V. Sutley
FOUNDATION REPAIR ( SEATTLE, WA)
In particular, Robert Grondohl did a great job in leading the daily activities of the team. He was always willing to expend extra effort to take care of details. Most of all, he gave us a comfortable feeling that everything was being taken care of properly and that our home was in good hands.
As project supervisor, Tom Fischer was proactive in making sure that any issue I had were addressed and that work was completed thoroughly and in a timely manner.
Mark, I also want to thank you for your time and expertise in coming up with an innovative and workable solution, and for your responsiveness and patience in consulting with me on the plan.
Robbins and Co. clearly puts the customer first, and I would recommend you to anyone in need of your service.
Very truly yours,
BOWED WALLS REPAIR ( TACOMA, WA)
We had some work done by a good company in August. The two men who did the work were very polite. They did their job professionally. Our house is in the neighborhood of 60 years old. It has always had cracks little noises especially at night. Ever since we had the work done I have heard only a couple of creaks.
I wanted to thank you for a job well done. Thank you for being prompt and doing a good job. Please thank the two men, also. I believe their names were Steve and Julio.
FOUNDATION PIERING (KINGSTON, WA)
To Whom It May Concern,
In September your company levitated my sisters house cabin in Kingston, WA. I was pleased with all phases of the process from the assessment of what needed to be done which was initiated by Don Henson and realized by Steve, Rich, Hector, and Jorge.
Thanks to all members of your team for a professional job well done.
FOUNDATION REPAIR ( SEATTLE, WA)
I wanted to let you know that I am quite pleased with the Grip-Tite project that was completed at my home last month. After the early “hiccup” that I discussed with you on December 15, 2006, every Robbins Co. employee that I had contact with including Steve Morgaine was in all ways professional and competent. I was particularly impressed with Leon Kellogg, who I found to be exceptionally hard working and considerate. Special kudos to him.
FOUNDATION STABILIZATION, LIFT AND SLAB-JACKING (SEATTLE, WA)
Lee came out and gave an estimate in order to do the required work. I received bids from RamJack NW and Matvey Construction, as well. While the competition’s prices were slightly cheaper, Robbins and Co came down in price in order to become competitive; however, the main deciding factor were the great reviews they had from both Angie’s List and I spoke with several geotechnical engineers. One of the two competitors uses in house engineering, which I would highly advise against, and the other seemingly had a comparable product and prices, but then it came down to the reviews and recommendations I received.
Robbins and Co came out and did the work as planned, on time, exactly at their bid, and all of the expectations that they communicated throughout the process were accurate. I am always a little concerned about using contractors, but these guys acted professionally throughout and at no time did they say anything that was inaccurate. The end result was better than I expected and I would absolutely recommend Robbins and Co.
PIERING ( TACOMA, WAA)
We have a large Dutch Colonial in North Tacoma that looks like a giant barn and is over 100 years old. The porch was enclosed in the 1930’s to enlarge the living room. The old brick foundation in the front had slowly settled over time resulting in sloped floors, not the safest foundation in the event of an earthquake.
Lee Mattingly from Robbins came to our house and got into our crawl space, a place that looks like Gollum’s vacation home. Lee was very thorough inspecting the space inside and out. Because our situation was somewhat unusual, Lee encouraged us to get a 3rd party
engineering report to avoid bias. We opted to stay with the engineers at Robbins.
Lee came back to us with 3 options in different price ranges from $9000 for beams to $100K for a new foundation that would have added square footage to our basement. He explained every option thoroughly. We opted for helical piers because of their added safety in the event of an earthquake.
Jorge and his team showed up on time the scheduled day to work. They were super professional and very kind. They were also incredibly neat. The work was done in a week, then the concrete cured and they came out 1 more day to finish installing the piers. The space was left cleaner than how they found it! (seriously – the swept up in the basement and the crawl space looked much cleaner)
NOTE: I thought we’d have to move things out of our living room while they did the foundation. But…no, you don’t have to move anything when they do this kind of work.
Now we have a much safer home and the floors, while not perfectly even, are much better!
We had an excellent experience. I recommend Robbins highly and Lee Mattingly especially. He is good at explaining things, patient with questions and answered my calls & messages very quickly.