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"Very professional and knowledgeable. Came out on time and it was obvious he wasn't going to try to do anything that wasn't necessary In order to get more" $$ from us. He works the project with his team. The only reason we didn't have the job done was that it was more than we expected - however we know concrete work is not cheap - and it needs to be done correctly, which we no doubt feel it would be if we used
if we decide to go ahead with the job.

-Linda R.

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was prompt and thorough in providing the quote for the job back in November, advising me of his timeline for getting jobs done. Winter this" year being what it has been, there was an understandable wait in getting to my job, but once he called to advise he'd be there with his crew, they were punctual, professional and did quality work, including doing some extra gravel work on an adjacent driveway at a great price, saving me money, time and hassle if I had sought to get that work done by anyone else. I'm very pleased with
and his work and recommend
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-GERALD W.

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Bids are NOT done based on a multiplier on top of materials cost to get labor cost. Think of the consequences in the example you gave - by that method using say plain home depot tile made in Honduras might cost $5/SF materials, so by your method $10 labor. Now, same floor, with Carerra marble or Barre Granite at $75-100/SF - so do you want him charging you $150-200/SF labor when it takes almost exactly the same time regardless of material ?

To put it in simple terms, contractors:

1) figure the amount and cost of materials and consumables needed from the plans and specifications, applying a markup (from 15-50%, depending on contractor and how fancy or specialized a job it is).

2) Then they figure the equipment needed and the operating time to be used or elapsed time to be rented or leased - either opperating hour or elapsed time, or combination of both, especially if it consumes fuel

3) They then figure the labor time for the various trades required to do the job, maybe add an efficiency or ease of work multiplier to those hours to fit the job conditions, multiply those hours by the hourly pay rates, then multiply that times the "load" or "Labor Overhead" to account for employment taxes, workman's compensation costs, health plan, etc, etc.

4) Then they add in the cost of any architect or engineer plans or certifications that are needed, government permits and inspections, etc.

5) Then they add in any subcontractor bids, with appropriate contingency amount for each.

6) All those above totals are added up, an appropriate overall contingency added if needed (typically 5-10%, but on remote site jobs I have seen as high as 200%), and (depending on how contractor figures his costs) at least all the "in-house" costs like his equipment, consumables, and labor costs have a percentage overhead and profit added to them - typically about 100-150%. Some contractors use a lower overhead percentage but apply it to the total estimated job cost, not just in-house costs.

This "company overhead" or "general overhead" or "G&A - General and Administrative Overhead" covers the costs of financing and running the company, management and secretarial and general supply and maintenance costs, buildings and equipment yards lease or mortgage cost, working capital cost, insurance, loan interest, general shop equipment payments, profit, etc. Some contractors use a lower overhead and apply it to every cost in the job, some (especially those doing government work so havingto adhere to government accounting rules) apply a "markup percentage" to materials and rental costs and outside subcontract services, and apply G&A overhead only to in-house costs.

 

That being said, for a general class of work it does generally (on normal jobs) work out that there is a general multiple of labor to materials cost. For instance, yard work and residential tree work is heavy on labor, so it might have a labor to materials ratio of 3:1 or even 5:1.  Detail foundation hand excavation and underpinning can run to 5:1 or more. Many types of building construction like plumbing, tile, carpentry, etc. do end up with a very roughly 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of labor to materials cost. At the other extreme, high energy efficiency or hurricane rated glass installation or a fancy full-building computer and communications system or high-end entertainment center might have a labor to materials ratio of 0.25-0.5 because it is designed to go in pretty fast, but the materials cost a lot.

For your case, a hardscaping ratio could run from 0.5:1 or less to as much as 3:1 or more, for installations with very expensive imported stone and fancy woods and a lot of bought decorative items such as statuary, to the opposite labor-intensive landscaping with lots of sidehill terracing and hand-planted flower beds, hand-dug irrigation system trenches, and manual-placed concrete block or railroad tie walls. Each job should be figured on its own merits - using a "rule-of-thumb" is where people commonly get unpleasantly surprised. That is why you typically get 3 bids unless you have a contractor you trust from prior experience and are confident will give you a fair shake regardless of being sole-sourced. Personally, both for my own purposes and professionally in the design and construction business, I have found sole-source to trusted contractors you have experience with is, in the long run, a BIG money and time saver, as well as making it far more likely to finish on schedule and let you sleep at night.

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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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The cost to install the veneer stone has a wide range do to many factors. It can range from around $9 to $17 per square foot. It depends on the location, the stone being used, job access, skaffolding needs, wall prep and such. I would think you would be on the lower end of the scale. Your job is on a concrete surface so it eliminates one of the biggest problems they are having with this product, wall preperation. This one of the things that separates the high bidders from the low ones. There are million dollars homes being torn down because of improper wall prep. One a wood frame house a backing system that allows drainage is a must or the moisture absorbed by the veneer can rot the walls behind with alarming speed. Some have had makor damage within the first four years. On a concrete wall the veneer needs no such prep at most wire mesh applied if it is an older concrete wall.

 

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Is the wall that the garage is sloped toward and adjacent wall of the home?

 

If not, it should not be of real concern. 

 

Try to keep the water out of the garage with a gasket on the door. 

 

 

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Job went perfectly, except for minor weather delays. Crew showed up on time daily, worked steadily with minimal breaks, cleaned up after all work, and job came in UNDER estimate.
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All Stamped Concrete Companies in Asheville

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A1 Concrete & Construction

460 Paint Fork Road
Barnardsville

Affordable Concrete

PO Box 250
Etowah

Allison Contractors, LLC

P.O. Box 2469
Hendersonville

American Garage

6130 Asheville Hwy
Pisgah Forest

Appalachian Paving and Concrete Inc

900 New Haw Creek Rd
Asheville

Asheville Painting Co

270 Asbury Rd
Candler

Barefoot Brothers Service Company

P.O. Box 18811
Asheville

Cane Creek Concrete Inc

120 Joe Bailey Dr
Fletcher

Carl Bailey

10 Highland Hills Dr.
Pisgah Forest

Carolina Concrete Designs Inc

W US Hwy 64
Horse Shoe

CAROLINA READY MIX

608 OLD US HIGHWAY 70
Swannanoa

Favorable Changes

10 Grove St
Weaverville

Freshwater Finishes LLC

60 Bear Creek Hills Dr
Leicester

GREEN CRESCO CONCRETE PRODUCTS

319 MARTINS CREEK ROAD
Barnardsville

Handy Home Helpers

68 Wild Turkey Trail
Hendersonville

HomeGrown Landscapes

804 Lancaster st.
Durham

HomeSource Builders

172 Charlotte Street
Asheville

HomeSource Design Center

172 Charlotte Street
Asheville

JC Concrete

37 Came Sharpe Rd
Leicester

JC Concrete

37 Came Sharpe Rd
Leicester

John Jervis

54 Davis Dr.
Asheville

Ken Swensen

104 Sunset Hills Ct
Asheville

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive
Smithfield

Milestone Contracting

200 Olde Eastwood Village
Asheville

Ninja Painting

125 S Lexington Ave
Asheville

Perfect Coats Painting & Remodeling

8031 Goldenrain Way
Raleigh

Prime Grind Inc

55 Valley Lane
Pisgah Forest

S&K Concrete Finishing

PO Box 431
Etowah

Scheuerman Construction

917 Sand Hill Rd
Asheville

Slope Solutions LLC

2475 Old NC 18
Morganton

Southeastern Property Care

P.O. Box 883
Lake Junaluska

STONEYARD.COM

265 Foster St

T's Construction and Property Preservation

111 N Mapleton Dr
East Flat Rock

The Buddha Man Handyman

16 Vance Crescent Street
Asheville

The Garage Authority

442 Blantyre Church Rd.
Horse Shoe

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Westside Pool & Spa

230 Green Acres Dr.
Leicester

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