Pittsburgh French Drains and Excavating - Isbir Construction

About Isbir Construction & Landscape

Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp. is a professional company. We are most interested in tough, unique, difficult, or special projects. We specialize in drainage systems, retaining walls, decorative pavements, and excavating. These types of projects are normally an excellent fit with our company. Our educated and professional staff allows us to offer what we call turnkey service. Turnkey service is where we handle all aspects of a client’s project. This can include all or some of the following:

  • Concept Planning/Preplanning
  • Landscape & Architectural Design & Engineering
  • Permitting & Inspections
  • Complete Project & Construction Management
  • Project Installation by our Crew & Specialized Contractors on our Team
  • Jobsite Restoration to Pavements, Landscaping, & Lawns
  • Care Instructions for Newly Installed Products & Plants

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Tim GreenTim Green
15:51 03 Jul 24
After several less successful attempts to keep water out of my basement, I called Isbir. Mike came out, made an assessment, and a solution. His crew arrived and had only nine feet between my house and my neighbor's to excavate down to the bottom of the foundation. Crack found, sealed with hydraulic cement, covered in tar and plastic, and filled back in. After they were done you couldn't tell they were even there. My neighbor was none the wiser, not even loose dirt on their side of the boundary. Isbir is a pro, and the results are fantastic. They even shared their project photos with me. Forget the "guy" who "knows" how to fix things, and just use a pro who really knows how to do it and provides follow on service, if necessary. Thank you, Isbir.
Jill BlundonJill Blundon
16:33 21 Jun 24
After having experienced flooding in my split level home following 2 days of heavy rain in April 2024, as a result of ground water infiltration, and the failure of two interior sump pumps, I decided to bite the bullet and have an exterior French drain system, foundation waterproofing, and a gravity drain to replace a garage sump pump, installed. I did extensive research into local Pittsburgh-area vendors and selected Isbir Construction and Landscape. Mike Isbir spent considerable time during his site visit listening to me discuss the history of the situation, and suggesting alternatives for correcting it. The company has a soup-to-nuts approach which included agreed-upon restoration of my yard.The topography at my almost 70 year old, very hilly, home is challenging. In addtion, below the ground surface is compacted clay interspersed with large sections of shale. There was shrubbery along the walls of the house, a fence around the back yard, and a concrete rear sidewalk and small retaining wall. Even finding space along the curvy residential street for the vehicles was not simple. Despite all of these challenges, not to mention a week's worth of extremely hot and humid weather in June, the Isbir crew completed the work on time and in a professional manner. The crew chief, Mark, arrived about 6:15 every morning. We would discuss the day's tasks, and he and the crew, working as a team, completed them in an expert, customer-friendly manner. Unlike with other work that I've had performed at my house, I never saw crew members texting or talking on their phones, or wasting time in any way. At the end of each day, we would review the status, and Mark was receptive to all questions and comments.I'm waiting for the next heavy 24+ hour rain storm to confirm that I made the right decision. But I have every expectation that I did. Many thanks to Mike, Mark and the whole crew, including TJ, who kept me apprised of schedules, among many other things.
Kathleen TurnbullKathleen Turnbull
23:34 25 May 24
I cannot thank everyone at Isbir Construction enough! I had multiple water and drainage issues on my property. Out of several companies, Mike Isbir was the only person who was able to look at the whole picture, accurately diagnose the issues, consult as needed with other professionals to confirm issues contributing to the multi faceted water problems and he developed an effective plan of action to remediate the poor drainage and flooding. The staff at Isbir Construction have all been wonderful to work with. I recommend these people and this company highly!
Lucy ShouppLucy Shoupp
18:51 15 May 24
The professionalism, skill, care and thoroughness of the Isbir team were top notch! The project was completed carefully and on time! I would highly recommend the Isbir company.
John and Joan KearnsJohn and Joan Kearns
02:32 13 Mar 24
In July of 2023 there was an all day rain with heavy downpours. For the first time in the 47 years we have been living in our house we had major water damage which ruined the carpet in our finished family room. We thought this was an anomaly and had no further water damage from subsequent rains until mid-January 2024 when there was a similar rain event producing major water entry into our house again. We began researching drainage and foundation repair companies and ended up calling Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp. Mike Isbir was very thorough and nice to work with. After agreeing on a contract his crew started on a Monday. Mark Miller was the supervisor and he had a crew of four able bodied and hard working young men. Mike Isbir showed up every morning before the work began and detailed for us all that the crew would be working on that day. We needed re-grading of the land in the front and back of our house and on the left side, a new porch and stepped walkway and a new back patio with a Versa-Lock wall on one side. Work proceeded Monday and Tuesday and the crew tarped all the unfinished work areas Tuesday before leaving because rain was forecast for Wednesday. The rain did come Wednesday and it was all day with at least two periods of heavy downpours, and the water found its way around and under the tarps and we had water entry again. When Mike and the crew arrived Thursday morning we explained what happened and Mike was very apologetic and immediately got to work trying to recreate the water entry using a garden hose. He and Mark found the main points of entry which allowed Mark and the crew to know exactly where the most remediation was needed. They worked all day Thursday and Friday, finishing their work on Friday. We had an all day rain event that Sunday and I am happy to say we were dry. Thank you Mike, Mark and crew. We hope we never need drainage work again, but if we do, you will be the company we call.Joanie and John KearnsMonroeville, PA.
Mark HutchinsonMark Hutchinson
20:22 22 Feb 24
Thank you for all your help. Everything looks great!! I highly recommend Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp. for their expertise.
Matt RoMatt Ro
18:56 21 Dec 23
Very pleased with the work Isbir construction completed on my home. They were friendly, easy to communicate with and very efficient with time management. I would use again. Highly recommend.
terry kosaskowskiterry kosaskowski
18:03 22 Sep 23
Isbir Construction from beginning to end was very informative about what my project entailed and what I could expect during the entire process. Workers were prompt and kept working each day until the job was completed and the owner of the company himself was here to advise his crew as of what had to be done. No pressure was given to me and they were able to schedule my project without any delays. What impressed me the most was how the company handled getting all the history of my problems and checking existing measures I had taken before devising a plan to suit the needs of my problems.
19:40 07 Aug 23
We were very pleased by the work performed for us by Isbir Construction and Landscape Corp. We had been experiencing water issues in our basement for some time, but other issues had taken precedence. When we were finally able to concentrate on the problem, we were fortunate to see an ad for Mike Isbir's company. Mike came to our house and was able to quickly and correctly diagnose what was happening that was causing the water to enter our basement. After we received his estimate, we concurred in his assessment and set a date that was mutually convenient. His crew arrived on time and after Mike went over exactly what they would do, they began our three day project. Everyone did an outstanding job and when now have a dry basement and, new gutters and downspouts, a lawn that slopes away from the house, and a new patio. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the work of Mike's company and crew, including his office staff and project coordinator. Thank you Isbir Construction and Landscape Corp.Greg McCulloughMonroeville, PA
David WoolleyDavid Woolley
17:47 25 Jul 23
Isbir Construction is fantastic. They have done 2 projects for us so far. One involved laying a new sewer pipe on a steep hill. The second involved building a poured concrete retaining wall and a patio. Mike Isbir is excellent--very organized and professional. Mike met me nearly every morning to go over progress. Mark Miller, the Construction Supervisor, is very skilled and conscientious. The construction crew is also excellent. It is a real pleasure to be a customer of Isbir Construction. They deliver what they promise.

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