The basement of our temporarily unoccupied, built-in-1935 home, had begun to harbor mold on knotty pine wall paneling, due to poor waterproofing, and a crumbling foundation. We needed one side of the wall fully waterproofed (including exterior work on the house), and to have the knotty pine paneling on that side of the basement wall replaced.
I had previously been stood up for an appointment with another contractor, but working with Gotham Builders was much more organized and professional from the initial phone conversation with the lady at the office (sorry for not having her name handy!). Jay the lead contractor was an extremely good communicator, and showed a lot of flexibility in dealing with the particular situation of my family. I trusted in Jay's word from the get go due to his overt professionalism. He was able to properly assess the situation from day one, and start work very soon afterwards. Having demolished the moldy wall, we found that a few electrical lines and bits of plumbing in the basement were rusty and needed replacement. We were informed of this, gave approval, and this too was quickly remedied. In total the job consisted of Basement Waterproofing, Interior Demolition, Reframing, New Electrical, New Plumbing, Insulation, Interior Sheet Rock and New Windows, and th e project was completed over the course of a long weekend, and the weekend immediately afterwards. Throughout this process Jay would send photos so we could understand the situation in full (my family and I was unable to be present during the work process). To be honest, I can't imagine having a more positive experience with a contractor. I would highly recommend working with them, it is absolutely worth the money for the peace of mind, thoroughness and consideration.
- Nikhil Y.