See Dirt Run Testimonials & Reviews for Log homes, Decks, House Washing & More!
Welcome to our testimonials page. This is the place to come if you want to hear what some of our customers have to say. At See Dirt Run!™ Inc. we take great pride in our work and attention to detail, and want your experience with us to be one you’ll be proud to share with family and friends. The original copies are on file in our office and we’re more than happy to show them to our clients, and to refer you to any one of them if you like. Once you’re done here, don’t forget to visit the page showcasing our current specials.
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If you have not visited our photo gallery, you’ll want to click the link and visit it. There’s a small sampling of our work, over 1,000 photos and they’re all organized by category and job type, with comments about each job. Click the link for the forum or sub forum to view the full collection for that category. You can also see the most popular photos at the bottom of the page. Clicking any image will enlarge it and provide you with options to view more images individually or via slide show. You will also see videos of work being performed as well as video testimonials from our clients. So grab a snack and flip through our pages, because after all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. All photos on this site are examples of work performed for See Dirt Run!™ clients.
“We recently had See Dirt Run do a complete log restoration on our Western-Red Cedar log home, in addition to our decks and a bridge. We were careful in our selection of a contractor, especially given that we were hiring one from out-of-state. The quote estimate that See Dirt Run provided was itemized and detailed so we knew exactly for what we were paying. There were absolutely no hidden costs. We needed specialists, as the previous owners of our log home never maintained it. Do not be deceived by the name of the company. They are experts are at their craft – which is truly wood specialists. The name should really be “See Dirt Run – Wood Specialists.” The crew did a phenomenal job! They were meticulous and paid attention to details. The crew was courteous, polite, and respectful to neighbors and us. Exceptional job with clean up, not only at the end of the job, but daily. Full inspection upon completion of work and the entire crew wanted to ensure we were happy with every detail of the completed job. We could not be more pleased with the results…Gorgeous, beautiful, and like new! Six months later, we continue to get compliments from friends and strangers alike on the beauty of our home. We highly recommend See Dirt Run for any project, and especially for log home restoration, any kind of wood maintenance, and decks…virtually anything to do with wood, whether restoring or simply maintaining. Our hats off to Beth, Rod, and the entire See Dirt Run crew. If you are considering this company, do not hesitate. This is a stellar company with which to work and I would highly recommend them!!! …a picture is worth a thousand words!”
– K.K., VA., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored.
“I’ll start by saying I’m so grateful my neighbor gave me the name of your company. I had originally considered doing the work myself with the assistance of a handyman. Thank goodness I decided to use a company that is very experienced with the type of house I have, what needed to be done, knew what to expect, and did a very careful and thorough job. Whenever I look at my home now, I am continually surprised by how much better it looks. I also enjoyed meeting you and your crew, all hard working and committed to doing a quality job. Thank you!”
– N.P., Md., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored.
“Beth, Rod and the rest of the crew at See Dirt Run! Inc. were great to deal with. They cleaned up each evening and the quality of the work was excellent. We have a 200 year old log cabin that they put back in to great shape and is ready for the next 200 years!”
– Mr. & Mrs. C., VA., Historic Log Home Owner whose home was repaired and restored.
In today’s mail, a wonderful testimonial….and a bit about how we compare to other companies who have come before us. Thank you! We look forward to servicing your property again.
“I have had my house washed two times before [prior to using] See Dirt Run! Inc., and both times were mini-disasters in that the first time I had water rushing in my front door and oozing three feet onto my hallway’s hardwood floor, and both times afterwards there was no electricity in the bathrooms (all on the same circuit) for weeks, presumably because the pressure was so high the water got inside outdoor covered plugs. In addition, the pressure was high enough to one time “chip” the paint off the wooden window frames. I mentioned my bad experiences to friends, saying I dreaded it but the house was green with algae and had to be washed, and my friend Barbara H. immediately told me to call See Dirt Run, for she had been very pleased with her house washing, and even her neighbors commented favorably. The point is that out of casual conversation can come great advice, word-of-mouth being the best advertising. See Dirt Run’s Rod and Clifton were very personable and efficient, cleaning my house perfectly without any adverse effects or damage. While they worked, I visited See Dirt Run’s excellent website and learned more about their expertise, especially admiring their stunning work on log cabins and decks. As a result I will ask See Dirt Run to wash and stain my extended deck. To that end I questioned Rod, who proved himself to be a teacher, for he patiently explained and made suggestions, clearly well versed in the technicalities of his work. In short, I was most pleased to have a non-stressful, perfect house washing; and I highly recommend See Dirt Run, which is so superior to others. In fact, all house washings in my neighborhood have been inferior to my house washing by See Dirt Run!”
– J.O., Md., Loved the house washing service.
“See Dirt Run did superior work. They called us at work on the color of the stain as they felt it may be darker then we wanted once they started. My husband asked if they could stop and let us look at it when we returned home. They stopped working until we called back that evening to say we didn’t see that much of a difference and was happy to have them continue with it. Impressive! They are worth waiting for as their schedule is busy.”
– L.M., Md., Deck restoration services.
“See Dirt Run has been doing this [work] for me for several years and I plan on continuing their service. My mahogany deck requires an annual weatherproofing because the wood is hard and doesn’t soak up weatherproofing treatments like softer woods. This is a 3-day process consisting of stripping off the old finish with a powerwash solution pumped from their truck, a light sanding the 2nd day after the wood dries, and application of sealant on the final day. Their work crew shows up on time, they are courteous, work hard and clean up after the job each day. They are careful to keep treatment away from the house and other non-deck surfaces. This process is the only one I know that minimizes adverse effects of stripping the wood. They are good because you have to schedule them several months ahead of time; and they travel to customers throughout our region to bordering states. I have recommended them to other premium, hard-wood deck owners in my neighborhood and I would extend that recommendation to others as well.”
– R.B., VA., Repeat customer with a Mahogany deck.
“See Dirt Run is professional, responsive and performs top quality work!! We have used them twice [log home restoration and maintenance] now and expect to call them again in the next year or two. From start to finish they are a pleasure. They are respectful of our home, plants and animals. There is never a trash or damage issue. If we run into challenges or opportunities they work with us to make the most of our budget. The pricing is a bit on the high side – however you are paying for Top Notch Services and Top Quality Products. As well they offer a range of products to help fit within a variety of budgets. As a matter of fact Rod & Beth work with us so we can perform interim maintenance on our own with advice on which products to use and which deliver the highest value.
We will continue to call upon See Dirt Run and recommend them to others.”
– S.H., Md., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored, and maintenance has also been performed.
“We felt like we struck gold when we found See Dirt Run! on the web eleven years ago, and we have hired them every summer since then. We had just installed new Ipe decks, and our then low-cost deck cleaner told us he could wash and stain them without any problem. We thought our decks were ruined. Rod and Beth to the rescue! Each year, they make our decks and porch look brand new. The same is true for all our much older flagstone walkways and patio. Every job for them is a work of art. They are seasoned professionals who are extremely knowledgeable and articulate about the technical aspects of all types of wood and how to preserve/protect/clean/stain them, especially the exotic woods. They are meticulous, organized, efficient, and thorough, and they pay close attention to detail. They take great pains to make sure that all areas adjacent to the decks/porch are covered so they are not affected by the power washing or inadvertently stained. Never have I had any problems whatsoever with the plants or shrubs in the vicinity where they worked. Rod was careful not to get any water near the baseboard woodwork when he power washed the garage floor. They do their work carefully and methodically. They pay close attention to the weather to make sure the wood is completely dried after cleaning and before staining. They have someone who always answers the phone and will sometimes call in the evening to notify you that the deck will be stained the next day if no rain is in the forecast. Rod and Beth, married co-owners, are honest, hard-working, intelligent, and very customer-oriented and also delightful to work with. I strongly recommend them.”
– L.L., VA., Two ipe decks, ipe screened in porch, walkways, patio, house wash, and garage floor.
“See Dirt Run is a great company. I was using an oil based stain on my logs that had to be replaced every two years. I contacted See Dirt Run and they evaluated my house and recommended another product. This new stain has a five year guarantee. While the process was expensive, the results were amazing. The See Dirt Run people worked like troopers. I got tired just watching them work so hard. As mentioned above, after stripping off the old stain, they buffed all the logs by hand so the logs would accept the stain. Everything they did was labor intensive. No short cuts were taken. The end-results were amazing. Great company, great people. I highly recommend them to anyone for log staining. They also do power washing (which they did on my house) and deck washing. Explore their web site and see all the example of what they have done. My log home is also featured.”
– P.M., WV., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored.
“See Dirt Run completely restored my log home. They stripped the logs via crushed glass blasting, buffed the logs, fixed/replaced some rotted logs, stained, sealed, and cleaned up. They were very easy to work with and talk with. They were very polite and did a great job. They are scheduled to come back and do more work for us and I would recommend them to anyone. They worked with us to help trim the price in any way possible, including letting us do some of the work ourselves.”
– D.H., Md., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored and repaired.
“My recently purchased log home was in bad need of repair, as the finish was failing terribly (never maintained). See Dirt Run blasted all the finish and stain from the log house, as well as the decks and porches, and re-stained and sealed the entire surfaces. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the type of services they were providing, as well as courteous and friendly. They protected the gardens and lawns, and cleaned up as they found the property. The end result was astounding, as the beauty of the wood was restored, and the finish applied to protect the wood will last for years to come. They also offered a maintenance schedule for inspections, to ensure their product will last. Hands down they are the contractor of choice if you are looking to restore and finish outdoor wood furnishings!”
– H.W., Md., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored.
“My husband Mitch and I selected See Dirt Run! Inc to wash our house, and were thrilled with them. The office staff was knowledgeable and very helpful in answering all of my questions. The work crew was polite, professional and courteous. They took their time cleaning the siding and scrubbed areas that were very challenging to get it as clean as possible. Our home was very overdue for a good cleaning. There are many trees around our home so it gets pretty dirty. They were also very careful around my flower and herb garden, which I really appreciated. We recommend them without hesitation and will use them again when the time comes. Thank you for such a thorough job!”
– M.B., Md., Low pressure soft washing for their aluminum sided house.
“I have been so pleased by See Dirt Run and recommend them highly. They are very knowledgeable and professional, and give information about how to care for the wood, to keep it strong and looking good as long as possible. They are timely and clean up completely afterward – the only way you know they’ve been there is that the wood looks beautiful. A pleasure to do business with!”
– Dr. R., A Cat Clinic, Md., Cedar arbor restoration, fence and building washing.
“We have a 7-year old finicky large deck/lattice work underneath to conceal storage, made of cedar, Trex flooring, and pine supports. This is the second time, the first time was two years ago, we contracted with See Dirt Run (SDR) to powerwash and stain the deck/lattice work, two benches, and one small bridge in our back yard. On both occasions they did an outstanding job, showing excellent understanding of how to treat a Trex deck floor and soft cedar wood. They took great pains not to get stain on our deck underdecking or the paver patios. And their clean-up left the area spotless. They are a bit pricey, but being a believer in the “you get what you pay for” mantra, I didn’t mind paying their price. I will do so again gladly in two years.”
– C.L., VA., Trex and cedar combo deck maintenance.
“I honestly must say that my house looks better than it ever has. All work was done professionally and efficiently! I recommend this company highly!”
– C.E., Md., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored.
“Rod, Beth and crew did an outstanding job on my log house when it had been neglected for at least 10 years prior to my recent purchase. Their communication was excellent and they did what they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it. Great work guys!!”
– L.F., DE., Log Home cob blasting restoration as featured in Cleaner Times Magazine
“Log Home Restoration is extremely confusing and often times homeowners have to wade through a sea of BS with less than reputable restoration companies to get honest answers and professional consulting. Save yourself a lot of headache and time by placing your trust and investment in a company that does it right the first time. See Dirt Run restored my most important investment and brought back life to my log home. Thank you Beth and Rod for your attention to detail.”
– D.C., MD., Log Home stripping and sealing with Perma-Chink
“I have to tell you how thrilled I am with the results! I really loved this house when we bought it, but I have had a certain level of anxiety about the work it needed and about the upkeep of it…I cannot tell you how great it feels to have found you guys to do all that you have done! And to know that upkeep in the future is a phone call away….! I love how beautiful the house looks! ”
– T.K., MD., Log Home stripping and sealing
“It is nice to know that there is someone out there who takes pride in their work and obviously loves what they do! After talking to numerous companies who claimed that they could clean, stain, and repair our home, we are so thankful to have found See-Dirt-Run. You have made our log home look as good as it did when the logs arrived 17 years ago. The repair of damaged logs was such that we can barely tell where the repair begins. This is a true sign of quality workmanship and professionalism. Your crew must be commended as well, they’re hardworking, professional, neat, friendly, and are experts in their field. Thank you for answering all my questions and taking care of the many changes we made throughout the job, and mostly, thank you for bring our home back to its “like-new” condition. We are comfortable knowing that our home is well protected from the elements, including insects. We look forward to seeing you in the spring for our annual maintenance. Thank you again for a job well done! ”
– P.G., MD., Log Home log home stripping, chink painting, trim work, and sealing with Perma-Chink
“We are exceptionally satisfied with the outcome of our log home restoration. It looks brand new. Your crew was knowledgeable, thorough, hardworking and courteous. We were unsure what to expect from the process and dealing with See Dirt Run! was one of the best contractor experiences we have ever had. I would not hesitate to contact you for additional services in the future. Thanks very much!”
– P.T., MD., Log Home stripping and sealing
“We own a log home in Haymarket, VA and we want to tell everyone that See Dirt Run! Inc. did a fantastic job not only cleaning our entire log home, but our expansive deck, as well! They were professional, thorough, and scheduled us in a manner that was convenient. Beth and Rod researched the treatment needed to restore our 5 year old log home and deck to its original luster and finish. We are extremely pleased with the work they performed. We would recommend See Dirt Run! Inc. without any hesitation or reservations!!”
– G.C., VA., Log Home maintenance washing and sealing with Sikkens
“See Dirt Run!™ is not your typical deck cleaning company. These professionals thoroughly examine your deck before providing an estimate. Then they clean it as if they are restoring a work of art. The sealing/staining is done by hand, methodically and meticulously; they not only cover siding, windows, and downspouts with plastic, but they cover the soil and flagstone on the ground with cloths! Our deck looks brand new and fantastic! ”
– L.L., VA., Ipe Deck restoration – Repeat Customer
“What can I say? We’ll see you folks next spring for our 3rd year in a row. Many thanks for a job well done!”
– L.L., VA., Ipe Deck restoration – Repeat Customer
“I appreciate your professionalism and your attention to detail. Thank you for restoring my trust in contractors. As you are keenly aware, I am residing in a fairly new log home that has been poorly constructed. As a result of your meticulous workmanship, it is a pleasure to view the exterior of my home.”
– H.D., Pa., Log Home Owner whose home was fully restored.
“I had my deck pressure washed and sealed by See Dirt Run!™. They are a professional organization. Every step of the way was professionally handled and expertly organized for my convenience. Everything from thanking me for allowing them to give me an estimate, to plastic protection covers placed on plants and my house during sealing impressed me. There was no need for me to manage quality, schedule or anything. They offered to do the work without me being present and fit their work to my schedule. Most companies could learn how to perform customer service from them.”
– S. B., Herndon, Va., Deck restoration.
“BEST IN THE BUSINESS! The work was done by neat, caring, professional men with tremendous results. My deck and porch look BETTER than new. A VERY VERY thorough washing definately made that dirt and grime RUN and the sealing job was the frosting. HIRE THESE PEOPLE!”
– M. M., Germantown, Md., Deck & Enclosed Porch restoration – repeat customer!
“We love our deck! We would like to have you back soon to do the playset. The buzz about you guys is filtering through our neighborhood. Thanks again for a job well done. We didn’t think is was possible!”
– M. J., Laytonsville, Md., Deck & Furniture restoration
“The result is extraordinary. I was about ready to get rid of this mahogany deck as too high maintenance but after your treatment I’m going to keep it. Your crew is thorough and pays attention to detail, very good work. We will definitely call on you again for periodic maintenance.”
– R. B., Leesburg, VA., Mahogany Deck restoration
“Just remarkable! The deck looks wonderful! The power cleaning of our siding made 20 year old siding look like new. The attention to detail was incredible. Thanks for a terrific job!”
– L. K., Germantown, Md., Deck restoration
“Great job, my decks look new!!! It was all done efficiently and the technicians were friendly and polite.”
– R. S., Damascus, Md., Deck restoration
“See Dirt Run, is exactly what this company does. They make your dirt run in a professional and caring way. They were just as thrilled as we were with our deck. They brought our deck back to its original beauty.”
– S. S., Germantown, Md., Cedar Deck restoration
“I had Rod clean and seal my deck and was totally please not only with the work but also with Rod’s follow-up and communications when the weather prevented him from sealing my deck. Please use me as a reference anytime you feel it will help with getting a future job.”
– A. P., Frederick, Md., Deck restoration
“Outstanding work. They took great care to cover everything not to be washed and treated, i.e.. windows and doors. ”
– H.P. Silver Spring, Md., Deck restoration
“Our deck’s fence looks wonderful. We had a very detailed consultation before the work was done. We knew we were in the presence of an expert. ”
– C.R., Sterling, Va., Fence restoration
“You guys were absolutely GREAT! If every firm was as professional as See Dirt Run!™, the world would be a much better place to live. Best of luck to everyone there. ”
– J.W., Potomac, Md.,
“The estimator was very knowledgeable and had pictures and technical information to back up his recommendation. This led us to choose SDR over several lower bids for the same work. The job was well done and the sealing team was very meticulous and thorough. We are very pleased with the job they did. ”
– E.B., Potomac, Md.
“Thorough, completely professional. We will always hire your company to clean and seal our deck! ”
– M.R., Clifton, Va.
“Great value for the money spent!! Expert, competent, and professional job done on my two decks and furniture. Superior quality!! ”
– J.M., Germantown, Md., Deck and furniture restoration
“Rod and his team at See Dirt Run!™ were very professional! There are very few contractors that show up when they say, and do exactly what they say! And when they can’t show up because of weather they keep you informed!! Rod and his team are the best I’ve dealt with! Very professional in both their work and client service! Excellent in every way!”
– G.L., Germantown, Md., Deck restoration, finished with Sikkens Cetol DEK
“Very professional. I would recommend you over and over again.”
– J.M., Damascus, Md.
“This was a large project! My deck is very big and was very weathered. It’s amazing how beautiful it looks now thanks to See Dirt Run!™ Thanks again!”
– J.K., Silver Spring, Md.
“I was blown away by the thorough job See Dirt Run!™ did for such a reasonable price! ”
– A.G., Germantown, Md, Repeat deck care, two-tone work
“The two men were both SO incredibly polite and professional. Hard workers! WONDERFUL JOB! ”
– P.B., Darnestown, Md., Deck, enclosed porch, and wood furniture
“The crew was extremely careful with the fish pond.”
– G.V., Montgomery Village, Md., Deck restoration
“With the bad snow we just had , and given the condition of my roof, calling See Dirt Run!™ was the best thing I could have done. You guys are GREAT! ”
– P.W., Montgomery Village, Md., Emergency service for ice dam and snow removal service
“Workmen called while at the previous location to inform us they were on their way, arrived on time, were polite, good workers, conscientious and did a good job, in the pouring rain no less, cleaning out our gutters which were a MESS! ”
– J. P., Rockville, Md., Gutter cleaning service
“My deck looks wonderful. The detail and quality of the work is amazing. You took and older, damaged deck and made it look like new again. ”
– S.H., Germantown, Md., Deck restoration
“After your pressure washing, my front porch, walkway and deck looked almost brand new. The plantings were not disturbed and that was my main worry. Great job! Thanks for helping me get my home ready for my son’s wedding. ”
-S.O., Montgomery Village, Md., deck restoration, porch and a house wash
“We’re very pleased with the job done on our new deck, the color and contrast is perfect! We’ll be very pleased to refer you business. Thank you! ”
– B.B., North Potomac, Md., Deck restoration
“Your staff are very professional! I would highly recommend you to my neighbors! Thank you for a job well done! ”
– A.G., Brookville, Md.
“Rod, we thank you for the excellent service power washing our sidewalk, patio and flagstones. We hope you have a great summer! ”
– E.B., Gaithersburg, Md., Concrete porch, flagstone walk, brick patio, front porch
“Your company did a meticulous and careful job, with proper protection of the patio beneath the deck, and it came out looking worlds better. I’m giving your name to my son and daughter in law for their deck.”
-G.D., Germantown, Md., Deck restoration
“Easiest contractor to work with. Dependable, neat.”
– C.H., Germantown, Md.
“Thank you very much! You brought many years back to our deck. It looks great!”
– S.F., Rockville, Md., Deck restioration
“The deck looks beautiful! The tinted sealer makes the deck look like new. Thanks. ”
– A. M., Potomac, Md., Deck restoration
“Work as done very professionally. Workers arrived on time as scheduled and worked carefully paying attention to detail. ”
– C.G., Rockville, Md.
“Very thorough, protective of the property and surroundings. Punctual, good work habits. No down time or goofing around.”
– R.B., Germantown, Md., Deck and fence restoration
“The job was well done. Everything was covered so nothing was ruined. I will call again and recommend this company to others.”
– C.L., Damascus, Md., Deck restoration
“Everyone was very professional. They were not in a hurry and did a very exceptional job.”
– M.N., Frederick, Md.
“Completely satisfied with the work done by See Dirt Run!™ I will use them again if I have a need for their services. ”
– T.B., Kensington, Md.
“Our deck was in horrible shape. In fact, we thought we would have to replace all of the floor boards this summer. Your professional team did an incredible job of reviving it. We were very impressed that you pulled it off with short deadline despite the rainy weather. It looks awesome! Thank you!”
– L.S., Poolesville, Md. – Deck restoration
“GREAT WORK!! ”
– B.J., Damascus, Md.
“The deck looks great! ”
– D.O., Olney, Md. – Deck restoration
“Professional and expert job! Hire the best, Rod’s it!”
– K. W., Bethesda, Md.
“See Dirt Run!™ was very cooperative in the work to be done, the workers were careful not to spray or spill in critical areas. The deck has been given a new life”
– L. W., Silver Spring, Md., Deck restoration
“I was very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the service. Their telephone and customer service orientation is terrific.”
– C. J., Bethesda, Md.
“I was amazed at how clean my deck became. I’m happy about a job well done. This is money well spent. Thanks See Dirt Run!!!™”
– Ms. W., Gaithersburg, Md., Deck restoration
“I wanted to thank you for such a great job on the deck. I can’t believe how new it looks even though it’s nine years old. And thanks for taking the time for being so neat with your work. I’ve already referred you to a friend at work.”
– D. W., Germantown, Md., Deck restoration
“Great job – the house and deck look like new!.”
– M. M. Clarksburg, Md., Deck restoration and house wash
“See Dirt Run!™ did a wonderful job on my house, my stockade fence, and my brick patio! I’ll use them from now on!”
– R. M., Rockville, Md., Brick patio, house wash, flagstone walkway, stockade fence
“Great service and friendly workers! ”
– O.G., Olney, Md.
“Weather conditions were definitely a problem in getting the deck/front porch completed [spring 2003]. However, the crew worked through these conditions and when they arrived to seal it was a very well coordinated effort. Everyone knew wha was expected of them and the sealing went well and was completed albeit well into their dinner hour, professionally and with care to surroundings. ”
– N.C., Germantown, Md., Deck and wooden porch restoration
“Courteous. Dependable. Professional. ”
– C.S., Gaithersburg, Md.
“I appreciated the pleasant professional guys who did the work. Thank you! ”
– S.B., Potomac, Md.
“Need to schedule another spray buff for the week of April 14th! ”
– From a school in Bethesda, Md., Ongoing service account
“The quality of the work was very good and the was performed in a professional manner. I shall recommend See Dirt Run!™ to my friends and shall use their services again. ”
– K.J., Gaithersburg, Md.
“The service was great. The cleaning was a great way to start summer. It made me realize my house and deck was long overdue for a cleaning.”
– M.H., Garrett Park, Md., House wash and deck restoration
“I would recommend the services of SDR to anyone seeking quality cleaning services provided in a timely and professional manner.”
– F.P., Frederick, Md.
“See Dirt Run!™ has done a wonderful job on our covered deck. We feel our money was well spent. ”
– M.W., North Potomac, Md., Deck restoration