Thank you to Mike and team for the great work done at my mother's home.
The work and cleanup was done with care, being very considerate of the property and our neighbors.
Communication was clear with plenty of updates from initial estimate to completion.
Great work done! Thank you!
Mark - North York
Project: Waterproofing - January 2017
Thanks to Mike and staff at Above and Below Exteriors. It was a positive experience start to finish. The quote was very professional and detailed, no corners were cut. The job was done when promised. Great attention was paid to leaving the site as they found it (minus a foundation leak). I was very impressed with the care used from driving the excavator over our grass on sheets of plywood to returning the flower bed back to the way it was. I would highly recommend Above and Below Exteriors!
Rob P. - Barrie
Project: Waterproofing - November 2016
I have lots to say. Fantastic experience. Your services are endless.
T. S. – Barrie
Project: Waterproofing - September 2016
Above and Below Exteriors delivered a classy and clean landscape for our property at a high-value price point. Mike brought creative ideas to deal with drainage issues, window wells, hot tub placement, walkways and the back patio. He intimately knew the product options available at our desired price range. Mike met his budget and timelines perfectly. We enjoyed working with Mike and his team immensely as he gave us confidence that they would do the job well and within the agreed upon parameters. The entire team was respectful of our property and our time. Overall very pleased with the Above and Below landscape experience and the lovely and functional space the team created.
Tania and Colin - Richmond Hill
Project: Sewer line, Driveway, Waterproofing & Fence – June 2017, Front Entrance Way hardscape - July 2015, Concrete work & Sodding - October 2014
During the sale of our house, we realized we had to replace a portion of the sewer pipe under our front yard. We contacted 2 "industry experts" but their quotes seemed high and excessive in scope. While looking for a 3rd quote, we were referred to Above and Below Exteriors. Not only was the price much better than the first two, we really appreciated the time Mike took to explain the work to be done. Mike was also extremely accommodating and patient in answering our questions. This was very comforting to us at such a busy and stressful time. The work Above and Below Exteriors did for us was quick, very well done and, most importantly, clean. We thought the yard would be a complete mess but when they were done, we could hardly tell the yard had just been excavated. All they had to do was power wash the driveway the next day. I told them that I would be happy to wash the driveway myself but Mike insisted on coming back the next day to wash it himself. To us, that demonstrated pride in their work and a work ethic that would not let them leave the site until it was 100% complete. We will definitely call on Above and Below Exteriors again!"
Trevor and Jacquie Beauchamp -Newmarket
Project: Waterproofing - December 2015
Thank you for the excellent work at our house. Looks great, and I'm positive the water issues on the side of the house are a thing of the past.
I wrote up a review for you and Above and Below Exteriors on Homestars, so you might be getting an email notifying you that a review has been submitted. In the meanwhile, I'm attaching my review/testimonial here as well in case you have another place to put it for your own site:
"Mike from Above and Below Exteriors responded to a call when I needed to waterproof one side of my foundation after I noticed some moisture in my basement carpet.
Mike noticed a crack in the foundation that was the potential cause of moisture, and took a look around the property to make sure other cracks did not exist. He also suggested window wells for two basement windows that were too close to ground level. Both the suggestions were well thought out and fixed the issue in the basement.
Mike's quote was very reasonable and thorough, with line item descriptions for all work to be done, and costs clearly shown for each item.
Leading up to the day of work, Daisy kept me up to date with emails to set up the schedule. Mike and his crew arrived right on time on the day of work, and pretty much pulled a 12 hour day to make sure work got completed when the weather was cooperating.
Mike was extremely helpful in explaining every step of the work being done, answering all my questions. They used up-to-date materials, making sure all work done met or exceeded code required for waterproofing the foundation. All the members of the crew kept the work site clean and tidy, and were careful not to disturb any of the existing fixtures in the backyard and around the house. After the work was complete (took 2 days exactly as per the estimate), Mike cleaned up the site, probably better than it was before he started.
At payment time, Mike went over all the work done line-by-line, and in the case where one of the items in the estimate was not required, he removed it from the cost. I fully appreciated the honesty and clarity when it came to payment time as there were no surprises at the end.
I would highly recommend Mike and his crew at Above and Below Exteriors for their quality of work, excellent customer service and fair quotes for waterproofing and exterior work."
Thanks again for your work, best of luck for the season!
Bhaskar -79 Edgewood Avenue, Toronto
Project: Waterproofing - April 2014
Again, I thank you, Mike and Daisy and your crew for a great job well done!
Please see below the testimonial I wrote and I'll be happy to have prospect clients coming by to see the job.
When we have decided to tackle the front steps and walkway project we contacted about six different contractors from small private contractors to big business companies. Prices varied from 5K to 15K but it was hard to gauge who was good and reliable and who will take the money and run. Above and below Exterior were recommended to me thru a work friend. When I met Mike at my house to get an estimate I felt I was dealing with an honest hard working guy. Very knowledgeable and uncompromising when it comes to quality of his work. His quote was not the lowest but average to market price. I received his detailed quote by e-mail after a few days and decided to close the deal. Mike has been very accommodating and reasonable during the project with pricing for additional work that we have managed to complete much more than we have planned and stay on budget.
I have nothing but good things to say about Mike and the crew. Even the neighbors were happy with their friendly, accommodating and professional demeanor. I have had my share of bad luck with contractors but in this case, we have been happy from start to finish.
Mr. & Mrs. Gahiri
Tyneview Lane, Richmond Hill
Project: Hardscaping - August 2013
Above & Below Exteriors are a very professional crew. From beginning with the quote to the final clean up they were stellar. I have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone.
Gardiner Drive, Bradford
Project: Waterproofing - September 2012
I am happy with the waterproofing job done by Above and Below Exteriors. From the quote until the job was finished, Mike has been very responsive and on time. When Mike came to quote, he was very professional and clearly explained the job involved. The quote was competitive.
When it rained during the job, I requested Mike to take a look at certain basement area, and he and his team took the time to investigate and fixed the problem.
They finished on time and well done. Mike and his team cleaned up the area nicely.
I would recommend Above and Below Exteriors to my friends with no hesitation.
Septonne Avenue, Newmarket
Project: Waterproofing - September 2012
Above and Below was recommended to us by a colleague at work when we had some water infiltration in our basement. When contacted he immediately came over to see what was happening and provided his expertise. One year later, we decided to go ahead and have the work done. We got a quote from Above and Below and one other. We went with Above and Below for the following reasons:
- Mike’s professionalism, honesty and knowledge;
- Ensuring that all bases were covered;
- Outlining all the steps of the work to be carried out;
- Able to answer all questions.
Well Above and Below definitely delivered “Above” our expectations. Their method of working and care that they took in the work that was performed was handled as if it was their own home. They ensured that we knew what was going on every step of the way. When all was done, the yard was put back in place. You would have never known that we had the work done with the exception of the two feet around the house where they dug. Additional work needed to be done as the water line was corroded which entailed further digging. He was more than happy to do the additional work and at a more than reasonable price. As well they were always ready to help as we were putting the deck and trees back in place.
For these reasons we highly recommend Above and Below for any work that you would need to be done.
Project: Waterproofing - May 2012
On October 2011, our family experienced a sewer backup and extensive flooding due to collapsed clay pipes and invasive tree roots. It is a stressful occurrence that no one wants to ever go through. But when it happens to your home, you want to know that you can count on the expertise of the professionals you seek to respond to a disastrous situation.
As a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Centres in Newmarket, I am in properties each and every day. I come into contact with other business professionals from various trades and backgrounds. Along the line, I had a flyer for Above & Below Exteriors. Funny how we can have them ready to refer out but never stop and think it could be our house next – and it was.
After doing due diligence and obtaining several quotes from other companies, I found that Michael Malfara of Above & Below Exteriors stood out from the crowd. From promptness, to taking the time to fully explain how the entire process and project would work, providing a detailed breakdown of all expenses for our project made Above & Below Exteriors the obvious choice for our family home.
Our project involved extensive excavation, investigation and removal of tree roots and old broken clay pipes as well as our added choice of opening up and waterproofing our North wall, removal of solid concrete but decaying window wells and replacing them with metal window wells and landscaping repair once the project was completed.
Michael Malfara and his crew were always prompt, friendly, informative. Watching them work when the equipment was brought in left no doubt as to the depth of their knowledge for the task at hand. That peace of mind is irreplaceable.
Interior plumbing was updated as well and our family enjoys knowing that we have protected and enhanced the value of our home. Both personally and as a professional Realtor, I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael Malfara and Above and Below Exteriors for anyone's waterproofing, excavation or landscape needs.
If you have any questions about our Above and Below Exteriors experience, I invite you to freely contact me.
Linda Stephens, Sales Representative
Keller Williams Realty Centres Inc.*, Brokerage
Office Telephone: 905-895-5972
Wells Street, Aurora
Project: Waterproofing - October 2011
After interviewing 6 different companies and getting estimates from them, Above and Below Exteriors was my choice because they told me what they would do and how much it would cost in detail, provided me with a professional written estimate and answered my questions very clearly and patiently...not to mention their price was great compared to others. Above and Below offered me a 25-year warranty on their work were other companies offered only 5 years!
When they came and I saw them go to work, I was even more impressed to the attention they paid to the details of the project and their work and the respect and care they showed for my property.
The job was done on time and on budget and I am extremely satisfied with their work.
I have and will always recommend them to anyone who needs to get their home waterproofed professionally and right the first time."
Parker Avenue, Oak Ridges
Project: Waterproofing - August 2011
We were impressed with Mike as a person. He was very professional from start to finish. During his first visit, he patiently explained the process he would follow to repair a foundation crack and answered all of our questions in a friendly manner. He and his crew completed the job on schedule, replaced and re-graded a section of interlocking brick they had to remove and did a thorough clean up of the area. Above & Below Exteriors price was competitive with other contractors we contacted, but he also provided some additional grading work at no additional cost. We were delighted with Mike and his guys work. We give Above & Below Exteriors our highest recommendation: 10+
Mr. & Mrs. Lott - Holman Crescent, Aurora
Project: Waterproofing - June 2011
The work performed by Above and Below Exteriors was fast and friendly. They took precautions to not ruin existing landscaping and demonstrated the quality of their workmanship. They truly went above and beyond when they surprised me by fixing a small repair that I had mentioned without requesting additional money. Prices were very reasonable, they truly care about their work and I will definitely use this company again. Great work gentlemen!
Mrs. Price - Peppler Place, Barrie
Project: Hardscaping July 2017, Hardscaping - August 2012 - Window Enlargement & Waterproofing - April 2011
I was so impressed with your company’s fast service and reasonable pricing that I will be recommending your services to friends. Thanks Guys!
Homeowner - Cedar Street, Richmond Hill
Project: Landscaping - August 2011, Sodding - August 2010
We were surprised how fast they got it done. Good Job!
Taitt Family - - Palmer Avenue, Richmond Hill
Project: Landscaping - September 2010
My wife & I were very pleased with your professionalism from start to finish.
Homeowner - - 48 Harrison Drive, Newmarket
Project: Waterproofing - October 2010
Our family had the pleasure of meeting Mike back in the Summer of 2010. We were looking at getting our front yard done. We had called a few different companies, but decided to go with Above & Below Exteriors because we found Mike to be very friendly, and honest, he also had the best price. He worked extremely hard, and got the job done before he said he would. We have had so many compliments from neighbours and friends. We would like to redo our backyard in the near future, and would love to use Above & Below Exteriors again. We would refer them to anyone looking for honest, hard worker who will get the job done right.
Haut Family - Newmarket
Project: Landscaping - June 2010