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REE-Construction/First General Idaho
REE-Construction provides emergency response, damage mitigation, mold remediation, structural reconstruction and contents restoration services though out the Magic, Wood River and Treasure Valleys, from our offices in the Twin Falls, Hailey and Boise areas. More
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Of 376 customers surveyed, 183 responded (49%)
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Water damage restoration (360)
Commercial construction (324)
Fire damage restoration (323)
Storm damage restoration (322)
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Reviews are different than comments. These are star ratings that homeowners ask us to publish, and they come with a written description of the type of experience they had working with their contractor. We publish all of the reviews we receive: positive and negative alike.
Review by Donna J. of Burley, ID
The staff was all very polite and helpful. Clark was always helpful when I had any questions. Sara at the office was also very helpful. Isaiah was so great he went above and beyond to get the job done for me. Love that guy! Thanks to the whole staff for a job well done!
Comment from Picabo, ID
I would recommend REE-Construction to a friend.
Review by Melody R. of Buhl, ID
Review by Barry N. of Stanley, ID
"Area Of Satisfaction" comment from Hailey, ID
REE-Construction/First General Idaho arrived promptly during the holiday weekend. They addressed the problem effectively and to our satisfaction. They were extremely knowledgeable and safe. They knew a lot of about the long term damage from water damage and leaks.
Review by Penny K. of Caldwell, ID
"Area Of Satisfaction" comment from Heyburn, ID
Everyone was extremely nice and they were clean and Clark was prompt and clear. They actually showed up, a lot of construction companies say they'll come and then won't show for weeks or ever for that matter. ReeConstruction was great at getting the job rolling.
"Area Of Satisfaction" comment from Boise, ID
Everything was explained well and handled. Dealing with Insurance company is something they really aced.
Review by Vince G. of Boise, ID
REE-Construction did a great job in fixing my home after we had a bad plumbing leak. They took care of everything from the dry out to the rebuild. They explained the process, worked with the insurance company and delivered as they promised. I met with their representative and they walked me through all the work that was done and explained everything. I am 100% satisfied with them and would recommend them to other. Thank You,Vince
"Area Of Satisfaction" comment from Wendell, ID
I was the most pleased with the communications and the finished project.
Q&A with REE-Construction/First General IdahoView all
black spots on the roof. can you tell me what is the cause of this? have lived in this house 12 years and have had no problems. what can you do to clean this?
There isn't a lot of information, so I'll make some assumptions. First the black "spots" are on the inside of the roof sheating, the black spots are assumed to be mold and you live in a cold climate?
If my assumptions are correct you probably have inadequate ventilation of the attic area causing moisture to accumulate, condense and probably freeze during cold weather (hence the spots being limited to north side where sun does not directly heat roof in winter) This water probably thaws in the spring and leaves enough moisture at the surface (water activity) for a long enough time with sufficient temperature to allow mold (probably Cladosporium) to grow.
This is probably either as a result of a moisture source, such as a bathroom vent or perhaps ambient moisture escaping the finished area at an attic access, can lights, etc. I suspect when you added the insulation, the temperature of the attic space was lowered during heating season as less heat was lost to the attic from the finished space.
Probably need to verify that there are no sources adding moisture load to attic, then add or increase the size of the venting or add a humidistat activated exhaust fan to the attic space to correct the cause and then properly remediate the (apparent) mold.
If the spots are on the outside, the addition of insulation may still have changed the balance of the attic temperature, resulting in moisture staying on the roof longer than in the past as the roof is not heated and dried as quickly by the "lost" heat from the inside. This may mean it is becomes a maintenance issue either by addition of a controlling agent in or on the roofing material or (annual) cleaning to remove the "spots" when they appear.
What is the best flooring for a cold, damp basement? There is existing carpet over a concrete slab.
"Best" is a relative term. There are certainly options that provide different levels of comfort at different price points. Recently, we've used a product called Thermal Dry from a company called Basment Systems that installs a over the concrete. It is a snap together PVC product (unaffected by moisture) that has a matte finish(for carpet) or a faux finish (like a wood appearance). This prevents direct transfer of moisture from concrete to carpet and provides a (minimal) insulation layer at the floor layer.
I am sure there are other simlar products on the market, but this one has served us well.
What laws regulate builders putting workers at risk, and buyers at risk by not following code, industry guidelines, and manufactures instructions.
I'm no attorney-but this is how I understand things as a layman.
Risk is a broad term and I don't know if you are talking to the safety and health or the finanical well being of employees and buyers.
As far as the safety and health of employees there are hundreds of different specific regulations (that carry the weight of law and are mostly administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or a state agency) that address different industries and different scenarios, but as an overall approach the General Duty Clause lays the foundation for pretty much any of those https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_id=3359&p_table=oshact
The "code" reference probably relates to plumbing, electrical, building etc. codes. They certainly regulate various trades and carry penalties of various types (generally financial or with financial consequences, not criminal) for failure to follow them.
As far as industry guidelines and manufacturers guidelines, failure to follow those certainly expose the builders to potential civil lawsuits to compensate someone for alleged damage as a result of that failure.
If there was a situation that resulted in a charge of criminal negligance that results in injury, then I imagine any of the codes, regulations and installation would be brought in to support (or refute) such charges.
- Better Business Bureau
- EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
- Independent Mitigation and Cleaning/Conservation
- Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
More about REE-Construction/First General Idaho
As a GuildQuality Guildmember, REE-Construction/First General Idaho relies on our customer surveying to help them deliver an exceptional customer experience.
We have surveyed customers on behalf of REE-Construction/First General Idaho in Twin Falls, ID; Boise, ID; Hailey, ID; Jerome, ID; Ketchum, ID; Sun Valley, ID; Gooding, ID; Buhl, ID; Kimberly, ID; Meridian, ID; and 33 other cities in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California.
In this report, REE-Construction/First General Idaho has published a summary of the customer feedback they've received since they joined GuildQuality in December 2012. In that time, 183 out of 376 customers (49%) responded to a GuildQuality satisfaction survey, with the most recent response in February 2016.
REE-Construction/First General Idaho surveys all of their customers shortly after the completion of work, and their feedback appears in the summary on this page.
If you are a REE-Construction/First General Idaho customer, and if REE-Construction/First General Idaho completed work for you after December of 2012 but you haven't yet received a survey, please let us know.