What We Do
Jim Gardner Construction specializes in residential structural repair work, including foundation repair and replacement, basement digouts, drainage systems (French drains and downspout and site drainage), replacing and repairing entry stairs and porches, earthquake / seismic retrofitting repairs and upgrades, and retaining walls.
We proudly serve homeowners in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Piedmont, California.
Clients Love Us
Call Jim with the jobs where you want to be 100% certain they get it right. We worked with him to solve drainage problems at our house only after we'd worked with several other people who got it wrong. Jim understood the problem immediately, scheduled the work within a month of our conversation, the crew was on time, very communicative and helpful, quick and neat.Susan P.
It has been a pleasure to work with Jim and his crew on a drainage job that my husband and I had to deal with in our home. The design Jim came up with saved us money and was the best way to go. There are very few contractors out there with the amount of experience he has. He made it a priority to communicate clearly and quickly and kept to our budget. We now have a dry house and they finished ahead of schedule. They were kind, very tidy and we barely noticed them working in the house.Jessica G.
Jim Gardner was able to diagnose our drainage problem and find a solution which was both cost-effective and would work for the long term. I would highly recommend Jim Gardner Construction for your drainage needs.Karen G.
Jim and his crew put in a new foundation for me and they were fabulous. They were professional, efficient, tidy, quick, and courteous. He gave me a timeline and stuck to it. His crew cleaned up thoroughly every day. When Jim came to look at my home and give me a bid, he was the only contractor, out of four, who crawled under the house and took his time checking out the condition of the foundation. I trusted him right away and was completely satisfied with his work.Jeanne J.
I have hired Jim directly and have referred him to countless real estate clients. The quality of work that he and his crew provide will mean that your structural and/or drainage problems are solved for good. Jim provides top-notch work, performed on-time and on budget for a fair price with no surprises. He’s the first person I think of whenever I get that oft-posed question “Do you know a good foundation guy?” Yes… yes, I do.Cameron P.
Jim and his crew replaced a large section of our very long concrete driveway on a very steep hill in Orinda. In addition they installed a long closed drain and French drain to alleviate drainage problems. Despite the difficulties of troublesome neighbors and unexpected depths of old concrete, they did a fantastic job. I highly recommend Jim Gardner Construction.Tom B.