We hired SMC in the summer of 2013, after the big rain storms in late June. Our finished basement flooded and, in the way most construction projects evolve, we learned that there was mold in the walls and a longer-term issue with the drain tile system installed by our previous owners. SMC was hired to completely redo and remodel our 1,200 ft2 basement. We added an office, completely redid a bathroom, and finished off our laundry room which was the only unfinished space there.
We had them tear out and fully replace our old drain tile system and sump pump. We have a new, battery backed-up sump system plus a sub-basement water alarm. Our basement drains were replaced with a single, large “master” drain with backflow prevention. New framing was installed for the additional room and to partition off a storage space in the laundry room. While they had access, we also had SMC replace all of our old galvanized plumbing in the house with new PEX. The hung all new drywall, installed new padding, carpet, and trim and painted the entire basement.
We went from a previously finished basement that was sopping wet with mold and a drain tile and sump pump problem, to a completely, professionally refinished basement exactly the way we wanted it including a new office space. Our basement, while finished and usable before, is now brighter and a much more enjoyable space to be in and we use it all the time.
We were lucky enough to have Sinan himself as our direct contact for the project. He was always professional and courteous. He arranged all the of the permits, disposal, and supplies delivery. He also arranged and managed all of the sub-contractors for doing the drywall, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc. These workers were also all professional in their interactions with me as well as in the work they did. If Sinan said something would happen on a certain date, it did. If obstacles or problems occurred, he and I would discuss them and together we would come to a solution. If I had ideas that weren’t the best, he would hear me out and offer his own ideas in a very professional manner though always said that he would do what I, as the homeowner, wanted.
With the recent heavy rains in June of 2014 we are learning about all of our neighbors who have water in their basements again, just like last year. We seem to be the only house in our neighborhood with a dry basement and I credit that to the fantastic job that SMC did.
I very much appreciate and can recommend the work SMC did for us. The five star rating I gave is very much deserved.