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Top 10 foundation contractors in Boston, MA

Homeowners agree: these Boston foundation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
FlatLine Concrete Of New England

FlatLine Concrete Of New England

5.0Exceptional(8)
3 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Joe says, "I had Zac do a residential polished concrete floor and it looks incredible! I’m so happy I spent the money it was worth it! " Read more
Aqua Pro Masonry & Waterproofing Corp

Aqua Pro Masonry & Waterproofing Corp

5.0Exceptional(20)
45+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Russell G. says, "Fantastic job start to finish. They arrived on time, listened to what we wanted and did a really great job at a good price. My experience with Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp was excellent. Quick to respond to my enquires and their work was careful and precise. Highly recommend!" Read more
Goodwood General Construction

Goodwood General Construction

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Goodwood General Construction is a leading provider of high-quality hardscape services. Our team of skilled professionals has years of experience designing and installing beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. From patios and walkways to retaining walls and fire pits, we have the expertise and resources to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to learn more about our hardscape services and how we can help enhance your outdoor living space.
Magic Stone Work

Magic Stone Work

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Work as a masonry for 20 years. I am professional in driveways, walkways, brick work, Block work, chimney, concrete, foundation and more.
Zacarias Excavation

Zacarias Excavation

5.0(4)
11 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Ken B. says, "Nelvin and his team did a great job. They showed up on time and completed a complete regrading and new sod installation of my yard in two days. They also repaired two of my window wells and removed a few bushes for us. The yard now looks great and I am completely ecstatic to have thiis great yard for the summer, " Read more
Morales Landscaping & General Construction

Morales Landscaping & General Construction

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Donna K D. says, "I needed the work done ASAP. They were great, coming just 3 days after Emilio gave me an estimate. The workers were here on time, worked hard on a cold day leaving roof super clean as well as cleaning off some gunk from some sections of siding.l Would definitely recommend." Read more
Metro General Construction And Design

Metro General Construction And Design

New on HomeGuide
31+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We enjoy the team concept of working with customers. We also plan our homes with what we call a "flexible design concept" that creates more choices beyond the basic plan. This allows our customer to really make their new home uniquely their own. We have been building homes and doing renovations, large and small, since 1993. The constant changing variety that each new project brings our company.
Boa Heavy Construction Corp

Boa Heavy Construction Corp

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are a full service general contracting firm specializing in custom homes, commercial construction, and residential remodeling. City Living Development is dedicated to building a better construction experience for homeowners and business owners in north middlesex. From initial concept through design, permitting, construction and completion, we can handle all phases of your project. and we are competitively priced. We enjoy new technology remodeling, and all types of deck building too!...
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition
J Q Construction ING

J Q Construction ING

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Li S. says, "Wonderful team work" Read more

Your Foundation Contractors questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to install a foundation?

The cost to install a foundation depends on the type of foundation installed. The most common types of foundations are concrete slabs, pier and beam, crawl space, and basement foundations.

  • A concrete slab foundation costs about $6 to $12 per square foot for a single, poured concrete slab that rests on the ground.
  • A pier and beam foundation costs $8 to $15 per square foot and is made up of concrete or metal piers supported by beams. These foundations are common in areas with sandy or unstable soil.
  • A crawl space foundation costs $15 to $18 per square foot for the elevated foundation with enough space to crawl through. These foundations are common in warmer climates where the frost line is not deep or on sloping lots since they don't require as much excavation as other foundations.
  • A basement foundation is the most expensive at $35 to $50 per square foot. This foundation provides the most space and flexibility. A finished basement foundation can double the living space of a home.

Do you install septic before a foundation?

Yes, you generally install the septic system before pouring the foundation for a new home. The leach field and septic tank need to be located in a specific area of the property and this is easier to do before the foundation is in place. Installing septic first also allows you to have water available on-site during construction.

How much does it cost to fill in a crawl space?

Filling in a crawl space or crawl space encapsulation costs $3,000 to $8,000. Prices include basic cleaning, minor repairs, mold removal, and installing a vapor barrier, a sump pump, new insulation, and a dehumidifier. The total project cost depends on the condition and size of your crawl space, the type of insulation you choose, the thickness of the vapor barrier, and the pump and dehumidifier installed.

Crawl space encapsulation prevents excess moisture, mold growth, radon gas poisoning, and pest infestation. The process also helps alleviate allergens and pollutants to improve air quality. Another benefit of crawl space encapsulation is better insulation that can reduce energy bills by up to 20%.

How long does a poured concrete foundation last?

A poured concrete foundation can last for 80-100 years or more if it is properly constructed and well-maintained. However, a number of factors can affect the lifespan of a concrete foundation, including the quality of the concrete mix and the workmanship, the climate and soil conditions, and the amount of weight the foundation is supporting.

Some of the most common reasons a foundation fails include:

  • Poor drainage
  • Frost heave
  • Tree root invasion
  • Earthquakes and other seismic activity

How deep does a concrete foundation need to be?

Generally, a concrete foundation needs to be at least 12 inches deep to ensure the foundation is below the frost line and can support the weight of the structure. In some cases, a deeper foundation is required. If you are building in an area with a high frost line, poor soil quality, or building a very heavy structure, you may need to dig deeper.

A qualified structural engineer can help determine the appropriate depth for your concrete foundation.

What questions should I ask a foundation contractor?

Here are some questions you can ask a foundation contractor to ensure you are making the best choice for your project:

  • Is your company licensed, bonded, and insured for foundations?
  • How long have you been pouring foundations in my area?
  • What experience do you have installing my preferred foundation type?
  • What does your estimate include?
  • How long will the foundation take to install?
  • Do you have past clients I can contact or a current job site I can visit?
  • Do you offer a written estimate, contract, and timeline for the job?
  • What happens if the foundation is delayed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances?

How do I choose a foundation contractor?

Selecting and pouring a foundation is one of the most important steps in building your new home. Choose the best foundation contractor by following these steps:

  • Get at least 3 estimates with the same foundation type to compare costs.
  • Confirm the contractor's experience with your preferred type of foundation.
  • Make sure the contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured, with 5 years of experience.
  • Look for foundation contractors with good reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for references from past clients and follow up to get their opinion on the work quality.
  • Confirm if the estimate includes labor, materials, and equipment costs.
  • Ask for a contract in writing that includes the costs, timeline, and warranty information.

Reviews for Boston foundation contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Kelley P.
I could not be happier with my with my experience with FlatLine Concrete. My floor looks amazing and they were wonderful to work with. I highly recommend them.
FlatLine Concrete of New England
Sean M.
Great job by the team at Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp. Really pleased with the result, and also very happy with their professionalism and responsiveness. Great workmanship and a very competitive price. I would definitely recommend it to anyone
Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp
Larry M.
Reliable, quality work. Easy communications. Great to work with and highly recommend.
Zacarias Excavation
Sreedhar B.
We hired Morales Landscaping and General Construction to remove 20x40 inground swimming pool. I shopped around for a contractor and finally decided to with Morales. Monola is very knowledgeable and his team is very professional and dedicated. Their price is very competitive and were able to finish a day earlier than planned. They cleaned up and make it ready for next project. I referred him to my friends and planning to use him for my future projects. I am totally satisfied and give 5 star recommendations. Attached some pictures for reference.
Morales Landscaping & General Construction
Carlos S.
Excellent experience
Praobra Construction Inc
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