Our crawlspace hasn't changed much since our house was built in 1970. In fact, the original furnace was still down there! We at least had some lighting for if/when we needed to tend to our hot water heater. Nevertheless, I avoided going down there as much as possible. When we decided to do a home refi this year, we knew it would be a good investment to have the crawlspace encapsulated. After interviewing four companies, we wen't with the guys at Crawlspaces.com. They seemed to be the most straight forward and genuine about their recommendations on what we needed to have done. Installation went smoothly and the team was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. I'm pretty particular and like things to be perfect, so when I mentioned a couple of things I'd like to see "wrapped up" a little bit (upon final walk through), the team didn't hesitate to happily get them done. Now we're left with a BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN, NO LONGER SCARY crawlspace. We plan to use it for some light storage in the near future. We no longer have a musty smelling crawl, the house hasn't smelled musty at all, and our humidity levels in the crawlspace are 34%! INCREDIBLE!!! I will work with Jim and the team at Crawlspaces.com for any future crawlspace needs in this, or future, homes, and will recommend them to anyone looking for a crawlspace transformation!
Area Buford, GA
Cost $5,000 - $9,999
Date May 2017
Posted: 6/12/2017 • Link to this review
The crawlspace under my house gave me such anxiety just thinking about it. Previous owners forgotten junk, standing water, mold, critters and lord only knows what else. It was a very dark and scary place. The guys from crawlspaces.com literally transformed it into a clean, dry, bright white space in a matter of two days. The three gentlemen that work for Jim Briley are probably the hardest working guys I've ever seen. They busted tail from the time they arrived until the job was done. Jim would come in to complete some of the more skilled type of projects. He even replaced a floor joist and helped with a drainage problem I had out front at no extra charge. The only negative I have, is that after the heavy intensive labor was done within the first two days, and Jim needed to come in and finish up a few things, I seemed to have a little more difficulty getting my phone calls returned by him, and felt slightly frustrated. The job was eventually all completed, to my utmost satisfaction, and I couldn't be happier.
Posted: 9/13/2013 • Link to this review
No only did the crew from Crawlspace.com resolve my smelly, gross crawlspace issue but they also resolved several other issues in my house and poured a little extra concrete for me. Jim is the best!! He's honest, hard working and a genuine gentleman. His crew was great and left me with some wonderful concrete art!! Love this company. If you have a crawlspace issue Jim's your guy!
Posted: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
They came out to help diagnose a leak that was letting water into my basement. Turned out to be something I could fix easily on my own, and they said as much. No charge for the help and advice, but very much appreciated!
Posted: 5/30/2013 • Last edited: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
I've gotten to know Jim over the last year. He does very good work, is honest and takes care of the customer. I recommend him.
Posted: 3/05/2013 • Last edited: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
Thanks to Crawlspaces.com I am no longer afraid to go in my crawlspace. It is clean, mold and mildew, and rodent free. Great extra storage space.
Posted: 11/25/2012 • Last edited: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
Crawlspaces.com is fantastic. In 2005 I had my crawlspace waterproofed / encapsulated. All the basement musty smell and odor are gone and the crawl space is as dry as a bone 7 years later. The service was outstanding and the best money I've ever spent on my home. If you have a wet or musty crawlspace - these are the guys to call!
Posted: 5/21/2012 • Last edited: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
After getting several estimates to solve the ick factor of my dirt crawlspace/potential basement, I had to go with Jim Briley! With an odd space that slopes from a 3 foot crawlspace on one end of the house to almost an 8 foot room on the other, I needed more than just encapsulation. In only two days, he and his crew (a very friendly bunch) turned the space into a clean, white crawlspace that joins a usable clean, white basement area with a concrete floor! As he is apparently a jack of all trades, he was also able to adjust plumbing, gas lines, a/c ductwork and framing to turn a hallway closet into the interior entrance to the "new basement". After 8 years of dreaming, We can now enter the space from within the house, and are planning to use it for daily uses(instead of just storage)! He is honest, fair, affordable, and accommodating! We love Jim (and crew)!
Posted: 4/25/2012 • Last edited: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
Before my crawlspace met Jim Briley it was full of water, sopping wet earth, cracked blocks, hills, valleys, and trenches. The exposed footing was jagged and uneven like an untamed mountain range. I called 6 Atlanta area waterproofers for quotes, and crawlspaces.com was not only the most competitively priced but Jim was also the most non b.s. down to earth one of all, and even gave me some good sensible tips for my property during the estimate. He and his crew completed the job in a very timely manner while properly locating and grading the drain pipe, as well as clearing off the wild footing and leveling out the entire space. The new sump pit is deep and located precisely. Encapsulation was well beyond code requirements and turns the crawlspace into the exact opposite of what it used to be; a friendly, welcoming, easy to work in environment, and most importantly, dry. All waterproofers offered the same solution: an interior drain pipe system to a sump pit and encapsulation to prevent mold growth. If you do your research you will see why: it works. By all means, get your other estimates, but do not hesitate to go with crawlspaces.com because the quality of work is outstanding.
Posted: 12/29/2011 • Link to this review
Slowskys. That TV commercial with the turtle family identifies us very accurately. It took us over five years to figure out the right thing to do with our cruddy crawlspace - the one we would never acknowledge to anyone (except the termite guy) that it even existed. But after we finally made that decision, ZIP! It took Jim Briley and his team just a few workdays over the course of a week or so to change that cruddy crawlspace into our favorite show-and-tell for our friends and neighbors. Jim and his teams (he has concrete specialists and he has foam insulation specialists) know what they are doing, and they have obvious pride in doing their work well. Very well. We are very pleased not only with the end product - which meets all expectations - but also with the manner in which they accomplished their work, which exceeded our expectations. They were all very professional, cooperative, and friendly. Early on, while they were clearing debris from the cruddy crawl, it very pleasantly startled us to hear actual laughter coming from below the house. Jim's team changed it so that it's no longer our "cruddy crawlspace", but an integral - and equal and worthy - component of our home. Thank you, Jim Briley and your team.
Posted: 9/27/2011 • Link to this review
Crawlspaces.com recently turned our nasty, smelly, 1920's dirt crawl space into a beautiful concrete mini basement/cellar. My husband and I are so pleased with the work that was done. The whole experience was very pleasant from beginning to end. Jim Briley and all of the guys who work with him are great. It takes a lot of skill to do the kind of work they did for us. We asked a lot of questions, and Jim was always happy and eager to answer them. He did a wonderful job of communicating with us. We highly recommend this company. The work they did under our house solved so many problems. We used to have a musty, moldy, dark, ugly dirt crawl space with a damp dugout area for the furnace/water heater under our bedroom. No matter how much I cleaned the living space of our house, I always felt like we were living in the crawl space because I could feel it and smell it in the whole house. Also, we desperately needed a good place to store things. We now have a clean, concrete crawl space with a large area (twice as big as it originally was) that is dug out to head height, with concrete floors and walls that come up to the height of the rest of the crawl space. The before and after pictures are amazing! Now we love going down there. Actually, when all the work was completed, my husband and I set up a little table and chairs and ate pizza down there to celebrate. We thought, "Wow! This turned out better than we ever could have imagined."
Posted: 7/07/2011 • Link to this review
We had a driveway in need of major repair. Jim and crew were able to replace the retaining wall and repave with results that are now a major asset rather than a liability for the house. He suggested some improvements in the design and was patient with our homeowner's association! His crew cleaned up beautifully even replacing a small sliver of grass that got run over. Overall we could not be happier with the results.
Posted: 2/19/2011 • Link to this review
Lyman, Thanks for your kind words. You and Susan are great to work for. Call us on your next project.
I am a home handyman and occasionally my customers ask me to manage a job that I don't have the resources to handle on my own. This was a tricky driveway with a failed retaining wall that was no longer safe to drive on. Jim came in with a very good price, got the job done quickly and very professionally. I'm very please with the work and my customer is thrilled. Crawlspaces.com is now one of my prized contractors and I look forward to working with them again.
Posted: 2/11/2011 • Last edited: 2/24/2011 • Link to this review
John, I wished that all contractors had your great attention to detail and ability to work with others. Keep up the awesome work.
I highly recommend crawlspaces.com. They did a fantastic job encapsulating my crawlspace. My situation is tricky in that part of my house sits over a creek. I did a lot of due diligence prior to hiring these guys and I learned a lot in the process. Seven other contractors who specialize in encapsulation and waterproofing came out to pitch their methodology and provide quotes. Crawlspaces.com had a solution that made the most sense and they saved me money by not trying to push things I didn't need, e.g., dehumidifiers, new drainage system when there was already existing draining, excessive and unnecessary mold remediation, etc. They solved multiple problems for me: moisture, mold, rodents, leaky ductwork, and poor insulation. Their solution included prepping the crawlspace, treating and removing mold, fixing and tying into existing drainage system, pouring concrete, spray foam, and wrapping all the ductwork. None of the other contractors had a full solution for me and most wanted to encapsulate using a thick plastic liner, but they would not warranty against damage to the liner from rodents chewing through (and they will). Concrete solved that issue. This was one of the best experiences I've had working with a contractor.
Posted: 2/07/2011 • Last edited: 2/08/2011 • Link to this review
Bruce, It has been a pleasure working with you and your kind family. Please let us know how we may serve you again. Enjoy that great crawlspace.
I got 5 estimates for my job and found Jim the most flexible and easy to work with. Other companies were either into high pressure sales or had a formula. Jim worked with me to tailor the solution to my needs. My crawlspace is now dry as a bone and the concrete makes it a nice storage space, much better than the attic. It has also lowered the humidity in my house, which was way too high during the summer.
Posted: 10/01/2010 • Link to this review
Thanks Dan, You have been great to work with, let me know how it has improved your crawlspace and storage needs.
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