"We bless the day we glommed on to Neal Golding and his Applied Waterproofing services. Based in Hayward, the company serves the entire Bay Area. Last winter, the weather worn bricks on our front balcony began to leak copiously into an alcove adjoining our downstairs bedroom. There's nothing like the sound of gushing water to strike terror in a homeowner’s heart. We immediately contacted two local waterproofing contractors for an evaluation and estimate. Each of them recommended a virtual rebuilding of the front of our house -- demolishing the entire brick facade and replacing it with stucco. Upshot: 2 estimates -- one for $37,000 and the other for $43,000. No way could we, on a small retirement income, spring for such a draconian fix. Our peerless contractor, Dave Ford, suggested we contact Neal for a different approach, involving a resurfacing of our balcony and increasingly porous front steps. Within 5 days, Neal's competent crew had sanded down all of our exterior brick surfaces and applied an impermeable coating. When we called about a hairline crack that appeared a few weeks after completion, Neal's men were out here in record time to take care of it. Even with the steady assault of this December's downpours, our interior remains snug and dry. An unanticipated plus is that the spiffy new black surface enhances the look of our boring 1950s house. The cost for this wonderful solution -- $3,950! And the icing on the cake is that Neal's workmanship comes with a 5-year warranty. He's a terrific find."
‒ Nina S.
"I liked the promptness and cleanliness, and they got the job done on time. They did a great job."
‒ Bob Z.
"He was prompt and able to work around the weather."
‒ Cathy L.
"He did what he said he would do."
‒ Cherry K.
"He is straightforward, diligent and he does great work."
‒ Dale P.
"His work is very professional. He did everything I expected and more. He was highly recommended to us by another contractor who won't use anyone else when doing high-end jobs."
‒ Marty S.
"I liked his attention to details, the good customer relations, and he followed through."
‒ Daren B.