The Mended Wall offers over 30 years experience specializing in traditional New England stone masonry and offers affordable, comprehensive stone foundation repair and restoration services on Early American homes and barns, as well as historic properties.
Whether you are seeking total repair to your foundation or you are looking to have a wall or two repaired, The Mended Wall is willing to approach your foundation restoration process in phases.
The Mended Wall is also frequently hired for foundation evaluations by home inspectors, buyers and sellers prior to closing.
Now is the time to fix that old foundation
Let's face it ... the days of passing down a failing foundation to a new owner are ending. Whether you are looking to preserve the re-sale value of your property or preserve your property for your family's future, if your foundation needs help, The Mended Wall can restore it's structural integrity.
Typical foundation needs in the preservation of Early-American Homes and Barns throughout New England include:
Straightening of Walls
Tuckpointing / Tuck Repointing
Removal of Organic Matter
Granite Cap Straightening
The integrity of a home begins with the foundation.
The time is now to approach these projects, add structural value to your home and realize energy savings.
Selling a colonial home? Or, selling an old house in NH?
Are you wondering, Why isn't my house selling?
Your foundation may be the reason.
17th, 18th & 19th century colonial homes are built upon, depend upon, and will only continue upon, a good foundation.
Foundation repair is an essential part of many older New England homes - due to age, weather, lack of maintenance or an accident.
Many of these homes are in need of major repair simply because of their age, and not only are they no longer structurally sound, but they have air flowing, and in some cases, water flowing, right through the foundation walls. Nearly all foundations in need of repair require a complete clean-out, otherwise new or surface repairs are simply a Band-Aid. The Mended Wall provides comprehensive, thorough repairs and rebuilds to ensure the longevity and integrity of your structure.
Although it may not be the most favorable spot of any colonial New England home owner to give his or her attention to, the cellar of your old home is of utmost importance to preserving the integrity and longevity of these homes and in establishing improved energy efficiency.
Andrew will work to match your existing foundation so that the integrity of your home is maintained. Repointing your old stone foundation will also decrease or eliminate the cold air from flowing into your basement, providing you with a more energy efficient home.
The Mended Wall also provides necessary excavation services during projects to ensure your foundation is in good shape going forward. Water needs to go somewhere as it runs off the room of your structure. If changing the slope of the land surrounding your foundation is a required aspect of your colonial foundation restoration project, Andrew is equipped to take care of it.
All repairs made to modern day specifications.
"Andrew successfully completed substantial repair work on our 18th century stone foundation. This was a major project taking some 5 weeks to complete. The foundation had large cavities, areas of undermining, and was no more than rubble in places. Andrew methodically restored the foundation excavating and rebuilding the foundation walls using in part hand selected stones he brought from off site. This was a very challenging and rugged project which Andrew tackled head on. The result was a handsome and stable foundation which enabled us to pour a concrete floor, stabilize the cellar humidity, provide structural support to carrying beams, and undertake other plumbing and electrical improvements. Andrew is a true master tradesman and undoubtedly one of the finest and hardest working stone masons in New England. For challenging stone foundation repair and restoration work, you cannot do better than Andrew Spielberger."
- Don and Marian S., Gilmanton, NH
October 20, 2009
I am writing to express just how pleased my husband and I are with you and The Mended Wall. We are ecstatic to have found such a reputable contractor to work on our foundation. You exhibit the determination, skill and pride required to deliver quality work. The quality of your work demonstrates your abilities as a highly skilled craftsman.
We can not sing you enough praises as to your professionalism and quality of your work; as well as your commitment to customer satisfaction. These are traits that are rarely seen and experienced by contractors to homeowners these days. You worked extremely hard and very fast. You are very respectful of my space and my family. You are extremely knowledgeable in your field. Your commitment is unyielding to the job at hand. All of these traits prove to show why you are a master in your trade.
We realize that our foundation was quite a challenging assignment, but you were able to accomplish all of the goals set forth in our contract despite these difficulties. We thank you for your determination to finish the job in a timely manner with the patience that the job required. Our basement looks better than it ever has as long as we have owned our house. Thank you!
Not only would we not hesitate to contact you for future work, but we have already entered into a second contract with you for future work in January 2010. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
We will also be sure to spread your name around to others in need, because your work is of the highest caliber and the price is always reasonable! Please feel free to give our names as a satisfied customer to any prospective client should they ask for a reference.
Denise and Cedric Lodge
Manchester, New Hampshire
Visit our PROJECTS page for photos of some of Andrew's foundation repair, restoration and preservation projects
Most contact made with The Mended Wall regarding stone foundation repair pertains to these common subjects:
repointing a fieldstone foundation - selling an old house - selling a colonial home - antique homes - restoring an old house - how to sell a colonial - why won't my house sell? - new englanders - old home and barn owners - bowing foundation walls - crumbling foundation walls - rubble foundation walls - sagging foundation walls - granite foundation walls - repointing - how to fix a stone foundation - how much does it cost to fix a foundation - foundation evaluations - home foundation inspections - inspecting a fieldstone foundation - how to point - foundation failure - should I be concerned ... mortared rock foundation walls - quality stone masonry in nh - caring for a colonial home or historic property - old home restoration - preservation - barn foundations - creating structural integrity / structural support - updating an old foundation - drainage - straightening of foundation walls - beam straightening - removal of organic matter in basement - water issues in basement - crawl space repairs - weatherizing - leaking foundations - old cellar holes - how do i know if my foundation needs work? - how to repoint a stone foundation - shifting - settlement - waterproofing - methods - how to sell an old house fast - and many, many more
If any of these topics are on your mind, give Andrew a call!