Our home in Crosby is on three adjacent concrete slabs interconnected by a super structure. We spent three months taking estimates from several companies to have the entire home raised a minimum of two feet due to flooding concerns. Some companies honestly admitted the job was more than they could handle. A couple of well known companies in the Houston area came out and made their pitch that they were interested and would provide an estimate, but we never heard back from them. Dura Pier was not the lowest bid we received, but we were more interested in quality of work than going with the lowest bidder. None of the companies spent as much time with us explaining in detail what services they offered.
Dura Pier was the only company that offered a turn key project that included disconnecting the electrical, water, and sewer then reconnecting. Contracting electricians and plumbers to perform those services alone would run into the thousands. Beginning on day one the large crew arrived in three large trucks on time to begin work. The total job took eight weeks and I do not recall a single day they were late arriving. Crews even worked in the rain and only temporarily stopped when lightening was present. When the danger of lightening passed they resumed work. The crews worked a strict schedule on site of 8AM - 5PM. The crews and foreman were friendly and answered any questions as the job progressed. We paid extra for tunneling under the main house and elected to have break throughs in the covered patio and three car garage. The patches over the break throughs are nice with a smooth level finish and are squared off. They are not readily noticeable.
I am writing this review four months after the job ended and we couldn't be happier. Raising the home caused a few minor cracks in some sheetrock seams, but those were expected and can be easily repaired. The tile flooring in the kitchen, dining area, and entry way survived intact to our surprise. The best thing was during the entire eight weeks, we were only out of the house for two overnight stays at a nearby hotel during the actual raising because the sewer and water lines had to be disconnected. We never lost power to the living area so during the day we were in the house while it was being raised. When the house is being slowly raised it is an erie feeling and the sounds it makes can be somewhat disconcerting. We contacted Mr. Carter Davis twice by e-mail with questions during the raising and he replied both times on the same day.
The last thing I will mention is the original estimate provided by Mr. Carter Davis was rock solid. There were no hidden costs and the job did not exceed the estimate by a single penny. I would highly recommend that any homeowner considering having their home raised contact Dura Pier to see what services they provide.