Written Testimonials

Retaining Wall Los Angeles Customer Testimonial

“Alpha Structural, Inc. Thanks for being the best construction team around! Even Megatron can’t break through my wall! Autobots Roll Out!!!”

Tom DeSanto
(Producer on Transformers Dark of the Moon)

“Alpha Structural was an answer to our prayers. We only wish we had known about you much sooner. They did an excellent job of raising our home with less cracks than we had anticipated. The crew was competent and professional and very nice to work with. We will refer you and you may use us as a referral.” K.D. Los Angeles, CA

“I used you guys 13 years ago and you did great work back then. The work was again top notch.” T.T. Venice, CA

“You guys are absolutely terrific. On time, on budget, and an absolute pleasure to work with. When you hear the horror stories that people tell about working with contractors, it's pretty scary. We're thrilled with the way everything has gone and the design of the driveway is brilliant.” S.C.E. Glendale, CA

“The work was done in a timely manner, which was much faster then we expected. The two men who completed the work were extremely professional and did not create any messes. We would use Alpha Structural again.” H.F. Sherman Oaks, CA

“While house "bolting" is hard for a consumer to assess; I felt the phone contact I had with staff was excellent, prompt and will informed, and well followed up. On site staff were professional, efficient, on time, very neat and clean no mess to pick up.” J.K. Long Beach

“Thank you so much for service "above and beyond" expectations. Mark was very professional, helpful and supportive, great at hanging in and problem solving. The whole crew was amazing in their diligence, skill and professional helpful work.” M.M. Sierra Madre, CA

“Dave, thanks to you and Mark for getting us through this process. Also thanks to Marlon and his crew. You did a great job and we will recommend you to others.” G.M. Mt. Washington, CA

“I received more than expected. The quality of workmanship is very good and work was orderly, clean and well managed. I know this was a small pesky job to fix an old rickety house. Supervisor Mario's management and hands-on attention to getting details performed and completed with excellent results is particularly noteworthy.” R.R. Los Angeles, CA

“Your crew was very professional, accommodating and tidy. We will highly recommend you to others.” M.H. Pasadena, CA

“As usual, another very good experience with Alpha! I really appreciated the guys replacing my anti-skunk screening and placing in new cedar shakes after the partial foundation replacement.” M.P. Eagle Rock, CA

“I had a really good experience working with Dave Tourje and his team. They did a seismic upgrade to better bolt our house to its foundations and they added a cement "pad foot" to keep a corner of our house from rising and falling every time it rained and the clay soil absorbed and then lost its water content. Also they created a hole in the foundation to connect the two separate crawl spaces so that they could be accessed from one opening. The crew was professional and did good work... - Also, Camelia Tourje in their office was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive to any questions and really supported their team well. She also made an extra effort to help me fill out paperwork I needed to show my earthquake insurance company. I am very grateful for her assistance.” W.T. Van Nuys, CA

“Alpha Structural was extremely helpful in creating a reasonable estimate and inspection for our property. They are customer service oriented who's staff is knowledgeable. I would recommend Alpha to all.” I.I. West Hollywood, CA

“I hired alpha structural for a structural reinforcement of my apartment building, and retrofitting. They did a great job in less time stipulated. I recommend their work, they have a very good customer service. I thank Mario Hernandez and his crew, Steve Furgeson, Daniel Aparcio for their great service.” P.B. Los Angeles, CA

“Alpha Structural was one of 3 bids we received and were selected because they were the only ones that were completely straight forward with everything involved including an accurate timeline and price. I have multiple properties and have done several foundation jobs and I have never experienced such "Let's get it done!" attitude. Dave was extremely courteous and their supervisor Steve was extremely responsive and took my calls anytime. They had three crews on three houses working together to complete the entire project in 3 weeks. The crew of 13 guys (Abel, Alberto, Brandon, Elmer, Eny, Ever, Guillermo, Juan G., Juan T., Moises, Pedro, Rovison, and Vincent) was very professional and kept the property safe and clean.The workers always showed up on time and were VERY friendly and helpful; answering all questions I had.THEY DO NOT CUT CORNERS! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will be using Alpha Structural for all of our projects. They are the best!” S.P. San Marino, CA

“Alpha Structural provided all that was in the Scope of Work in an excellent, professional, timely manner. The office and sales personnel, plus the workers were all extremely courteous, professional and informational. My new drainage system is quite functional. The new concrete walkway and concrete block wall are as requested and promised. Super Job!” J.C. Malibu, CA

“I have had Alpha perform foundation retrofits to three of my homes as well as concrete slab installation. I can't be more pleased with the service. It is really a pleasure doing business with this outfit. I appreciate Mark & Steve's professionalism as well as the excellent work performed by the tradesmen. This is the way business use to operate; Customer service & satisfaction. WELL DONE!” G.S. Whittier, CA

“Friendly, approachable, professional, expert and reasonable. A great set of adjectives to have next to one another. Great service!” D.A. Los Angeles, CA

“Let me first say how wonderful I found the staff at Alpha Structural. They were conscientious, hard working, and professional. A wall holding up my hillside was literally falling over. Worrying about losing my house I hired Alpha to replace the wall. Their dealing with permits and producing results required by the city were timely and met all requirements. They exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend them and, if necessary, hire them again.” B.E. Los Angeles, CA

“After noticing our hillside sliding behind our house, we called several companies to explore our options. Dave, Dave and Camelia were quick to respond, very detailed and gave us information (by far) more helpful and conclusive. They were honest, provided several options and shot straight. We are very happy with the work and would highly recommend them. You can tell they really care what they do and are great people.” T.S. Sherman Oaks, CA

“Charlie was great at describing what would happen and the team doing the work was efficient and professional from start to finish. Job seems to have come out fine. The real test will be the quake, of course.” P.V. Los Angeles, CA

“We have a beach bungalow that was built in 1914 and the foundation was beyond end of life. Our contractor found Alpha Structural by searching on the Net based on positive reviews. They did such a great job with a full retrofit of the foundation. I'm sorry to say that I think you under quoted my job. Even with that, everyone worked professionally, and the result was fantastic. Thanks again!” B.A. Redondo Beach, CA

“I received more than I expected from Alpha Structural. I was especially impressed with Brad Nestler. He answered all my questions in a way that I could understand. He returned my phone calls promptly etc. He was very knowledgeable about all the procedures.” T.H. Arcadia, CA

“I needed to have a crack in the cement foundation of my living room floor repaired. I dreaded this but I knew the crack was not going to go away on its own. I spoke with a few companies and was eventually referred to Alpha. Starting with my initial conversation with Maggie, who was so kind and patient with me; to Max who pulled up my location (probably Google Earth) and was very impressive; to Kyle who came to my home, explained what I needed and even offered advise and referrals on other repair work; and finally to Steve and his great crew Efrain and Elias. Everyone I dealt with was efficient, professional and extremely courteous making this such a positive experience. I would definitely recommend them.” T.B. Monterey Park, CA

“As a real estate professional, I get to meet a lot of contractors, builders and inspectors. Not only do I recommend Alpha Structural for my clients, these are the guys I call for my own house. Almost as important as the work itself is the advice you get. With Alpha, you get the complete picture of the situation and an unbiased opinion. From the first call to the site visit to the completed work, you get completely professional, courteous and efficient service.” F.O. Los Angeles, CA

“Thanks Alpha Structural! Super job at every step, from deft touches with permitting, to the pride of work of the crew. The house on top may last another hundred years, but the foundation repair might last 1000. The final product exceeds my expectations. Still!” J.C. Los Agneles, CA

“Alpha Structural was recommended to me by our general inspector. Inspector Douglas came on time and gave a realistic, fair and clear review. His presentation was professional and educational, but had no wasted words. I had great experience with Alpha since the moment I picked up the phone to book the appointment.” M.Z. Los Angeles, CA

“Mr. David Schlaich and his company have only worked on my property for one week, but have already done excellent work and showed excellent worth ethic. David in particular is very knowledgeable and confident in what he does and enjoys huge challenges and I look forward to seeing my foundation retrofitted and leveled by him and his company. He treats his customers' homes like his own and truly cares...” A.C. Los Angeles, CA

“Greatest experience with the Alpha team... Mark, Charlie, Kyle and Steve are very professional and honest when it comes to their assessments of your property with accurate and spot-on findings and recommendations. Rapidly created plans with quick city approval and turnaround... I'll never use another foundation company! Mario and his crew are just phenomenal. Did a fantastic job, like literally perfect, and leaves everything more clean than it was before they got here. I could not recommend Alpha Structural highly enough - thank you for being amazing, Alpha!” C.T. Los Angeles, CA

“Alpha Structural is my #1 go-to company for foundation inspections. Dave Tourje is phenomenal and will always give his honest and objective opinion on all existent foundation problems. Call Alpha Structural if you want the services of inspectors who care for Your Foundation and YOU! ” E.Z. Los Angeles, CA

“I was referred to Alpha Structural from another structural/foundation company here in LA who was not qualified/experienced to deal with the specific conditions of the house I'm purchasing. Dave and his team came out right away, identified the issues and prepared a summary recommendation which thankfully identified serious foundation issues which would have been disastrous had we not known about them prior to closing escrow. Their professionalism and expertise helped us avoid a major disaster which we can't thank them enough for.” T.S. Santa Monica, CA

“I have used Alpha Structural twice now and they have been great to work with. I would refer them out to anyone who needs any structural work in LA. Dave Tourje knows his stuff!!” A.W. Pasadena, CA

“I have large ceiling cracks which were causing me some concern. I called Alpha and Steve came out and looked at the house and reassured me that there were no foundation issues. He showed up on time and looked at the house... - He is obviously knowledgeable and explained the most likely explanation for the cracks. A very pleasant experience.” S.S. Agoura Hills, CA

“I've worked with Alpha Structural twice. In 2011, they completed a “sister foundation” on my home. Initially I thought I would have to replace the original brick foundation, but Alpha was able to suggest this alternate approach which turned out to be both cheaper and less damaging to my house. Although I got several quotes for the work, I felt the most confidence in Alpha. The engineer I met with was very knowledgeable and discussed similar projects they had completed. Alpha Structural did a great job, and I've never needed any follow-up work. They stayed on schedule and on budget and cleaned up after the work was done. Last year, I hired them to build some structural walls in my basement. I was very pleased again!” T.D. Pasadena, CA

“We hired Alpha to do some extensive retrofitting and shear wall installation at our home. We were told that we would need an engineer, so I found Alpha through Angie's List. They came out to the house and explained exactly what they were going to do in a way that made us feel very comfortable. Their office staff was very responsive and they were easy to work with. The pricing is competitive and very fair for the high quality of work.” J.M. Venice, CA

“Alpha completed retrofitting work on the foundation of our house in May. They are a very hard-working, professional company. Their prices were competitive and I appreciated the easy communication with their team. The only hiccup in our project was a long, unexpected delay in the permitting process. Overall, they did a very good job and I would recommend Alpha again in a heartbeat.” S.Y. Pomona, CA

“I had a very good experience with Alpha Structural - absolutely no fault to find! I hired them to reinforce the master bedroom of my home, which had been remodeled in the 80's and was slowing leaning downhill. I needed more help than any contractor could provide. During the initial meeting, I was very impressed with Alpha's engineer. His original sketch was clear and diagnosed the problem exactly. Their prices were reasonable. I felt really comfortable with Alpha through the whole process. Alpha was on-time and on-budget. They are certainly the “Alpha Dog” in this business!” L.L. Mount Washington, CA

“We used alpha to rebuild a foundation on a hillside home built in 1925. It was a major project with 6 piles, rebar everywhere and 7 trucks of concrete. Kyle alleviated some our stress by walking through the engineering plans and checked in with us during the 3-month. There were some weeks where we would have liked more communication, but for the most part those guys worked really hard and did a professional job. There's no question our house is solid and stable and will remain that way forever.” J.A. Los Angeles, CA

“I hired Alpha Structural to bring our 85 year old hillside home up to code foundation-wise. The quote was fair and they did an excellent job. The men working on the house were friendly and communicative about what they were doing at all times. I was pleased with their work and I would definitely use them again.” C.K. Los Angeles, CA

“I noticed that erosion had started to make the foundation of my house unsafe, so I found Alpha Structural in my neighbor2neighbor handbook and gave them a call. They were very professional and kind, fairly priced, and seemed to understand the nature of work required so I hired them without shopping around any further. Although I needed to consult geologists and the permit process was lengthy, Alpha helped me through every step and the work was actually completed in less time than I expected. Their workmanship and workmen were both wonderful, and when they finished I referred them to my neighbor across the street who needed similar repairs!” E.P. Pacific Palisades, CA

“Mark Schlaich from Alpha Structural came out to give us a quote on seismic retrofitting our duplex in Highland Park. He was very knowledgeable and professional. The price was reasonable as well. The crew came out and finished the work on time. I will definitely recommend Alpha Structural.” G.L. Highland Park, CA

“We had a flood in our home and we hired Alpha Structural to completely remodel our downstairs. They were amazing, from start to finish! They had a very professional crew that was always on top of everything and they cleaned up every day, before they left the job. Theirs was not the cheapest bid, but they were worth what we got. They were available a number of ways: by phone, email and site visits. They were on time and stayed within our budget. I’ve had a lot of experience with contractors and this was, by far the best experience yet—truly an A1 experience! I would say that the quality of their customer service is what sets them apart.” P.S. Brentwood, CA

“Alpha Structural went above and beyond in repairing a retaining wall that was failing during a rainstorm and had a huge sinkhole behind it. Alpha shored it up and walked us through the entire process in how to deal with it, with the city, with the insurance, everything! They were really amazing through to the end solution. They were very patient. We had them in the pipeline for six months while we dealt with the insurance company. They were there every step of the way. We finally were able to pull the trigger. They came in and repaired everything that a previous contractor had done. We spoke with several other companies as well as Alpha, but Dave and Mark were the most responsive, knowledgeable and the most focused for what we needed. We compared pricing and Alpha is very fair—not the cheapest, but certainly not the most expensive. They were very, very fair with everything. They treated the job site as though it were their own home, and always left it clean and tidy, no mess. The job took them about six weeks—they finished a little ahead of schedule and on budget. We added a couple of things and they took in stride. We could get ahold of them at any time. I’m dealing with other contractors right now and I am having to pull permits and do other legwork. Alpha did it all. Alpha is great. Amazing.” H.H. Hollywood Hills, CA

“Since we moved into our hillside house we have had water seeping into the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level. Alpha analyzed the hillside, digging down nine feet. They are local to the area so they really know the soil here. They sealed the foundation and placed new piping in the rock. They found that water was running along the wall boards. They redesigned the very large drain - that had been damaged - that carries water from the gutters and the driveway. We had to hire an independent geological company to verify that the work was done right. Alpha had done everything right. The compatibility of the workers was also really nice to see. The foreman, the engineer and the workers all worked together for the common purpose to solve my problem. The finisher was great. They did a rock salt finish which creates an interesting texture. The engineer was so excited about the finish that he called my wife over when he was spraying the walk so she could see it was just what she wanted. Alpha’s initial bid never changed, although we had them do some additional work that changed the price.” J.H. Eagle Rock, CA

“When we pulled up the carpet in our hillside home, we saw a crack in the floor. My daughter is a structural engineer and she thought it was a foundation problem. She asked around in the industry for a good company and chose Alpha Structural. Dave saw it and agreed it was a structural problem and gave us a quote. They came on a Tuesday and left the following Monday. They were very professional. They are experts in hillside homes; soil movement on a hill is different from flat ground. Their quote seemed fair; I asked another guy who was doing work on our house to call around for another quote and Alpha’s was comparable. They did a great job and cleaned up everything afterward!” A.A. Arcadia, CA

“We loved them! They came in on time and the only over-budget had to do with unforeseeable events. We are doing a major remodel right now and found out that our foundation that we thought was concrete is brick! Once we started moving the plumbing, I decided to do more. I was pleased with everything they did and everything passed inspection the first time. Ocean Park is the hardest place to get permits and Alpha Structural took care of them, quickly and efficiently. They have been just fabulous! There are really only two other companies that have their experience doing sister foundations, and along with their recommendations, their estimate just made more sense. They are easy to get a hold of. In fact, just this last week I needed to get a drawing from them and they sent it right over, with no charge. That was really sweet of them. I am impressed with Alpha Structural.” M.T. Ocean Park, CA

“My house had been sinking since 2001, when an earthquake ran under my house in Beverly Hills. I called two other companies who failed to help. Alpha Structural came out, did everything up to code and I could not be happier! They used high pressure cement which does not shrink as it dries; one of the other companies did not. It’s so important that they work to code, such a good thing! They also wrote out the scheduled payments up front on the estimate, so we knew what to expect, with their clear communication. Their workers are very nice and always on time. They did a geological survey and had to dig down six feet in some places and fourteen feet in others. It was all a process and when all was said and done, there was no need for any follow up. It was done correctly in the first place. I can recommend them highly.” C.G. Beverly Hills, CA

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