The Best Foundation For Your Projects

Brief Tips & Updates from Anchor Bolt, Inc.
May, 2011


Another Drainage Challenge Solved…

The Backstory – from our client’s point of view:

Finally…our dream of a new family room addition was about to become a reality.

During pre-construction meetings with our general contractor and Mike Barba of Anchor Bolt, Inc., we were asked if we’d ever had water in our basement or puddles in our yard.

Mike reminded us that the presence of water in the basement can lead to the growth of mold spores, which could impact our family’s health.

Indeed, my wife and I DID remember discovering water in the basement after long rainstorms – and all the headaches associated with the clean-up and lingering dampness. I also remembered the troublesome puddles that formed around our home’s perimeter after rainwater flowed from the downspouts.

We were grateful that Mike raised this point, and we agreed that drainage was a key issue. Mike suggested a proactive approach during construction, to prevent any water infiltration into our new (and existing) basement. His creative solution was just what we needed, and our addition is everything we hoped for – including a DRY basement!

Anchor Bolt’s Drainage Solution:

The Anchor Bolt team provided an outlet that directed water-flow away from this home.

We excavated a 2′-diameter x 10′-deep hole, and installed a catch basin/leaching pit to drain the surface water. The home’s downspouts were piped below grade directly into the catch basin/leach pit.

We located the catch basin in an inconspicuous area of the yard, screened between some evergreen bushes.

Another drainage challenge solved, and most importantly – another happy client.


Why Contractors & Clients DIG Anchor Bolt…

“I will not use any other site work contractor other than Anchor Bolt, even if it means holding up my schedule and waiting for him.”

I even tell my customers up front, ‘I use one guy and one guy only. We start when he is available.’ The level of quality and the trust I can put in Mike to make critical decisions on site and keep my interests in mind at all times is something critical to a large business such as ours.

In this business when you have a contractor that your PMs don’t have to babysit, you hang on to him. Combine that with fair pricing and a high level of personal trust, and you get a contractor you won’t want to be without.”

Bill Gadbois
Masters Touch
Building – Remodeling – Design
Medfield, MA

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Solid Support For Your Projects

After a snow-filled winter, we hope you’re encouraged by longer days and the early signs of spring! We welcome the opportunity to provide (or continue to provide) solid support for your projects!

With that in mind, we hope this first issue of our brief newsletter will inspire you to get started on your next project, remind you of the many ways we can help, and encourage you to contact us anytime to discuss your plans.

Warm regards,
Mike Barba, Owner


Comprehensive Experience is the KEY to Results!

Nearly twenty years ago, I began working in the field of residential remodeling including extensive renovations, second story and family room additions. Over the years I’ve sharpened my skills in developing effective solutions to challenges that arise in terms of scheduling, time management and fulfilling our customer’s expectations. Quality workmanship, knowledge and guaranteed results are what Anchor Bolt, Inc. specializes in.

Today, my team and I are focused on excavating and precise foundations. We work hard to ensure plumb, level and square foundations to provide the solid support for your project.


totalstationOur Latest Addition:
Electronic Surveying Equipment

This new equipment offers fast and accurate electronic distance measuring. No more measuring tapes!
The Total Station made our warehouse foundation project possible at the Polar Beverages facility in Auburn, MA. This project encompassed the installation of 75 concrete column footings within the existing 65,000 sq. ft. foundation.

The Total Station can be used on smaller projects involving sloped formwork or other complex layouts. This new equipment gives us an edge over leading competition. Our work can be accomplished is less time and provide nearly 100% accuracy.


Why Clients DIG Anchor Bolt…

“Mike is a pleasure to work with! He thoroughly understands the industry because he owned his own construction & remodeling business before founding Anchor Bolt. He’s not just a specialist; he knows how all the pieces fit together.

“A true professional, Mike is a real problem-solver who just naturally goes above and beyond the ‘letter of the contract’ to get the job done.”

“When our company remodeled a 100-year old, triple-decker home in Cambridge, that was nearly ready to fall down, Mike rose to the challenge. The project required new interior footing piers all while working around temporary shoring, and he managed the work with ease.

“Mike’s remodeling background is valuable to his comprehensive understanding of the art of blending new structures with the existing ones.

“Mike just ‘gets it’, and that’s why we’ll hire him again.”

Rick Cutler
Production Manager / Project Developer
Out of the Woods Construction & Cabinetry, Inc.

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