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Patricia H.
"They worked on the hottest, most humid day of the year without stopping for lunch. The finished product is the best in the 'hood. They are returning next month to install a fence" in the back yard & a railing by the front steps. They are meticulous & professional, a real throwback to how craftsmen use to be.
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A E M.
"All went well.
and
arrived early (8:30 AM) as expected and stayed until work was completed (about 6:00 PM). As I asked questions, both" workmen were more than willing to take the time to explain when they were doing and what I could expect. Work area was left clean.
, the owner, returned later in week to make sure all was fine. Both workmen and
were pleasant with which to work, completed the job as described, and left the work area looking so nice. I would definitely use
. again for concrete work.

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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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Unless it was a monolithic pour (poured as part of the foundation wall) you should have nothing to worry about with a jack hammer in the hands of a skilled worker and it is highly unlikely it was. I have never seen this done in my 40 plus years in the business. There probably is a piece of expansion joint material between the wall and the slab and even if not the joint between the wall and the slab should creat a weak point that will break.

 

Don

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IF done right, yes - needs to have proper drainage to prevent water acumulation under it, proper densly compacted base material, use continuous reinforcement (not individual separate blocks). A nice conservative, not garish imprinted pattern with or without staining can add significantly to a house's exterior appeal for buyers.

 

Of course, you cannot heat it or use ice melt on it or it will eventually crack and spall, especially if the ice melt is sodium or sulfate based rather than the more expensive calcium  cloride or calcium magnesium acetate, which are far less harmful to concrete and reinforcing. Be sure too have it well sealed - should be two separate coats with full drying in between to be effective on new concrete.

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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. 

 

 

All Foundation Contractors in Baltimore , MD

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A.M. Builders

11962 Queen St
Fulton

A.R. Builders Inc

163 RYAN RD
Pasadena

AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

10602 Guilford Rd
Jessup

American Lifts and Remodeling

2435 Lakewood Rd
Parkville

American Professional Chimney & Masonry

4519 Buchanan St.
Hyattsville

Asphalt & Concrete Elite Services Inc

7303 Hughes Ave
Baltimore

AV Carpenters LLC.

6 Tarfside Court
Gaithersburg

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave

Bonn Group America Inc

1629 K Street NW

Brad4Cad LLC

5657 Utrecht Rd
Baltimore

C & K Home Improvement

52 Ridge Ave.
Edgewater

C.A.R.E.Home Improvements

505 Milton Ave
Glenburnie

Capital Paving Construction

PO Box 697
Buckeystown

Central Lending Services Inc

668 Woodbourne Rd Ste 104

Charles E. Jackson Construction

709 S Cherry Grove Ave
Annapolis

Clarksville Construction Services

9050 Red Branch Rd
Columbia

Complete C.R.E.T.E. LLC

6604 Sykesville Rd
Sykesville

Concrete Now

5015 Cook Rd
Beltsville

CONCRETE SLABJACKING INC

8414 WASHINGTON BLVD
Jessup

D & K Contractors

7402 Cherry Tree Dr
Clarksville

D&F Contracting, Inc.

3433 Beckleysville Rd
Parkton

Dan Nichols Contractor

5777 White Rock Road
Sykesville

EMA Contracting, LLC

213 N. Union Ave.
Havre De Grace

first knight landscaping

1633 n payson st
Baltimore

Gem Construction Co Inc

2013 Longview Ave
Rosedale

Gray Falls Construction Co LLC

7 Durkee Farm Rd
Reisterstown

Green Earth Companies, LLC.

1421 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore

Gross & Brown Enterprises, LLC

8775 Cloudleap Court, Suite 200
Columbia

Harbor & Waterford Corp.

6012 Harford Road
Baltimore

HIGHLIGHT CONSTRUCTION CO.,INC

4130 HOME DALE RD
Sykesville

Holleywood Homes, LLC

7438 Rockridge Road
Pikesville

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr
Bowie

Home Duty

1733 Northridge Lane
Bethesda

HOME WORLD INC

84 RITCHIE HWY
Pasadena

Homestead Design & Build

23345 WHitetail Rd
Smithsburg

Howard Construction

3729 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore

HYDE CONCRETE LLC

105 HV NUTT CIR
Annapolis

I AM Painting, Remodeling & Roofing

2512 Pleasantville Rd
Fallston

J Gonzalez Construction

800 Hilltop Rd
Orchard Beach

J R Lee Home Improvements, LLC

111 Horizon Dr
Millersville

J&M Concrete

PO Box 962
Laurel

Jamison Caulking, Sealants & Services LLC

11308 Old Hopkins Rd
Clarksville

JES Foundation Repair

569 Central Dr

Leon Builders LLC

2750 North Rosedale Street
Baltimore

Leverage Contractors Inc

7424 Prince George Rd
Pikesville

Louis Sebastian Contractor

11215 Old Carriage Rd
Glen Arm

M Taylor Enterprise

9914 Tenbrook Dr
Silver Spring

mann enterprises

20 glider dr

Maryland Waterproofing & Radon Reduction Inc

407 Headquarters Dr
Millersville

MDR Concrete and Roofing

5622 Green Hill Ave.
Baltimore

Miller Contracting Group, LLC

103 Chessie Court
Chester

Mr Basement

832 Oregon Ave Ste H
Linthicum Heights

My Hunny Do

PO box 6091

MYERS HANDYMAN CO LLC

2375 Duvall Rd
Woodbine

Neville Masonry and Landscaping LLC

703 Clifton Terrace Dr
Bel Air

NV Care

3605 oakmont Avenue

Piescape

10816 Philadelphia Rd
White Marsh

Post & Beam Design Build

PO Box 535
Phoenix

Premier Concrete Inc

11332 Red Lion Road
White Marsh

PRESTIGE GARAGE FLOOR COATING

5234 Glen Arm Rd
Glen Arm

proline interiors inc.

3720 blenheim rd.
Phoenix

Renew Home Improvements

4995 Threshfield Ct.
Ellicott City

Samco Outdoors

1358 W Jarrettsville Rd
Forest Hill

Sellars Concrete Contractors LLC

6285 Shady Side Road
Shady Side

SELTEC INC

822 KLEE MILL RD
Westminster

Shadow industries inc

825 eastern blvd

Smart Home Services

15 W Aylesbury Rd Ste 1
Lutherville Timonium

Stevens Contracting & Restoration, Inc.

767 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Severna Park

Stone Worx

15707 Smith Rd
Thurmont

Tag Restoration

418 South Bond St
Baltimore

The Handy-Man

5600 Overlook court
White Marsh

Tidewater Construction, LLC

221 Laysan Teal Court
Church Hill

TONY LABATA ASSOCIATES

232 N. CAREY ST, SUITE 1
Baltimore

Universal Maintenance

65173 Seventh Road

US Asphalt & Concrete

PO Box 1490
Severna Park

V Kemp and Son

2827 Lieb Road
Cockeysville

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