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"The estimator,
, showed up on time and was pleasant to work with. Subsequently, the crew came out, performed their work with little fuss," and cleaned up after themselves. Price was in line with other estimates. After they leveled the raised concrete, it didn't line up with where it had broken off. Perhaps there's some artfulness associated with this work. Wish I'd know this was a potential outcome when I signed up for the work. Overall, I'd call them again if need arose.

-Ross S.

"hree people came, mudjacked 3 slabs to be dead even, cleaned up and left. They came on a Sunday, which is refreshing to me based on how little some contractors wish" to work. They were cheaper than my other 2 quotes. The only issue was that one slab cracked a corner, which they patched to look as good as possible. I don't know it it was because of anything they did, but I would suspect this type of thing happens. Hardworking, clean, professional. I would recommend them to anyone.

-Patrick S.

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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.


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.


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.




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. 




If the state requires a contractor's license, then he needs to have a license in each state he intends to work in - plus state/local business licenses as applicable.


This does not mean there are not a lot of contractors who cross state lines without proper licensing - the penalties in may cases are not real severe and are just a fine, not criminal, so many take the chance.


As you say - argh  - many contractors are not really businessmen and have zero legal education, so many people get burned.

Mudjacking reviews in Milwaukee


Atlas did a great job. They were prompt, did a great job, they set it up so I did not need to be home when the work was done and they cleaned up well. I would certainly hire them again based on great cost and great service. My neighbor also hired them and were very happy with their work and their low cost.
- alan H.

The driveway was nearly two inches lower than the garage slab.
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raised and pitched the garage approach as well as the adjoining driveway slabs and the connected sidewalk by the front porch. What a difference it makes! We now have a nice, smooth transition from the driveway into the garage.
- Gail R.


I asked him to give me an estimate to Mud
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my sidewalk from the stairs of the public side walk to the stair going down to my garage. Specifically including a slab I have in the back yard that is tilted at about a 10 degree angle. He got me an estimate within a few days of the initial phone call. His estimate was 1/3rd of the cost last guy I talked to. So I went with it. About three weeks later I was told they could be there tomorrow to do the job. I got home that evening form work and the mud jacking job I asked for was not completely done. The slab at a 10 degree angle was one of the two slabs that where not mud jacked. I then closely reviewing the estimate. If you look at the diagram in the right way you could see that the job that was done was what was estimated. The diagrams that are used for quoting from any company that does this type of work are very rough with no scale and no other reference details included. Like where the house is. I called him to talk about it. He was very nice and said he would come out and take a look at it and let me know how much it would cost to finish the job. The following Monday he called me and said his equipment would not be able to reach the back yard and he will be unable to help me out. No discount offered and nothing further to help me out. I feel he should have told me he could not do the whole job up front instead of giving me a quote for part of it and hopping I would catch the fact that it was not for everything I asked to be done.
- Bradly L.

It went bad from the start! On 5/24
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came to tear off the two layers of our roof. They didn't take any precautios to protect our house. We had black "scuff"
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over all over our vinyl siding and brand new front door. Our landscape on the side of our house was destroyed as well. We told them about it and they used a chemical called Oops to clean off the scuffs (which is not safe to use on vinyl siding). This caused severe clouding and obvious "spots" all over our siding. We again brought it to their attention and they used another chemical to try to clean it up. I contacted several other roofing companies and they told me it was permantely damaged. I told
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, the owner of
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, and he disagreed. He wanted to continue trying several other cleaners and I refused. I didn't want it to get damaged worse nor did I feel comfortable anymore. We discussed our options and couldn't come to a resolution. In the meantime, our roof became an issue. It started leaking with the first rainfall after our roof was completed. So I brought this up to
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. He came over and looked at it and they cauked it and said that should fix it. Well it didn't!! We have a visible "hole" or space around the chimney where you can actually put your fingers in from the inside our attic and see your fingers on the outside of the roof. Which means there was still an issue and water was still going to be getting in or leaking in. This was again brought up to
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and with a lot of calling and pressuring
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came out again. His solution again was adding more cauk to fill the holes. The results again were that the roof was still leaking. So once again it was brought up to
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's attention. We arranged for a meeting at our house to discuss our options. It became a heated discussion and
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and his sub-contractor Bill were not happy with what I was saying so they both got into their vehicles and drove away speeding and squeeling their tires. We tried to contact him to let him know that the roof was still leaking and he didn't do anything. This was our last contact with
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. So we contacted
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's insurance company. His insurance company came out to the house, looked at the roof and said he did a bad job. The insurance company told us that they don't cover bad work so we needed to contact
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to get something worked out with him. The insurance company would cover the siding and the landscaping that got damaged but at a pro-rated rate. We never heard back from the insurance company and left several voicemail messages etc. So now we only had one option and that was to contact an attorney. The attorney said we had a good case and we proceeded. The case came to mediation and we ended up wining. This has caused alot of stress and time for me and my family and I don't want this to happen to anyone else!!
- jodi K.

They did a great job! They explained the procedure on what they need to do to make the job right. They leveled out the garage floor and told us that the garage door spring on one side was weak. We actually took a level and looked and the floor and it was level. The garage door will need to be replaced which we knew anyway. They mud jacked the driveway near the garage to make sure everything was level. We used the in 2000 for steps to our front and side door and not have any problems since them. We look at Angie's List, saw them and knew we use them again. We have recommend them to a neighbor and they are considering. They cleaned everything up and left no mess for us. The price was a little higher than the quote, but they explained what extra needed to be done to make this right. We did not have the driveway estimated but when the came and did the work they noticed potential problems. Water always went into out garage and this should take care of this (last winter I was chopping ice in our garage). If I were you, I would consider them, call them for an estimate they come out in a day and about 3-4 weeks work is done at least for us, our work was not an emergency. If you needed them there they would be.
- Gary K.

There have been no problems and I was pleased with the service of this company. They were great at answering my questions and I would recommend them to other people. They made sure to clean up all of the messes as well.
- Ron K.

My foundation was just falling apart before they came out and now it is sturdy and able to hold up the house. We could not be more pleased with the work they did or the nice people that were sent out to do it. We got a fair cost but I just don't like telling what I paid for things.
- Dean B.

My wall is holding up quite well now. It is in no
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of crumbling or falling in now. I felt they did a wonderful job on the repair. They did a nice job of cleaning up the area they were working in. I feel they are a good company to use.
- David K.

Foundation Contractors in Milwaukee

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All City Mudjacking Inc.

2853 South 102nd Street


5355 N Milwaukee River Pkwy

Atlas Mudjacking LLC

8361 N Cedarburg

Aurora Health Care

3000 W Mt St



Badger Basement Systems

N1656 Hwy 12
Fort Atkinson

Badgerland Lawn & Landscaping Inc

1624 S West Ave

Barth Mudjacking

2315 Sherman Rd


4335 S 114TH ST


3786 S 124TH ST


10219 W Fisher Pkwy



C & c Concrete LLC.

128 S Center St

C S Recknagel Construction

12003 W Brown Deer Rd

City Wide Concrete Contractors

21466 Silver Spring Dr
Menomonee Falls

Colorful Concrete Solutions

S10 W 2800 HWY 18

Concrete Plus Inc

7433 Glencoe Dr

CRC Concrete Raising Corporation

New Berlin

Custom Care Landscaping and Design

429 Freeman St

DC Coatings

1278 Dousman Street
Green Bay

Dry Otter Basement Waterproofing LLC

4328 Tanglewood Dr

Duerst Insulation Technicians


Dun-Rite Contractors

7578 S 75th St


PO BOX 168

First Class Cement Contractors Inc

4930 N 108th St

Handyman Specialties

po box 210222


South Milwaukee


New Berlin

Infinite Services

114 S 65th St

J & J General Contractors Inc

2003 S Muskego Ave

J. Way Construction, LLC


Jack's Construction

Po Box 651
Hales Corners

Jackson Concrete Inc

445 Rail Pl
West Bend

K C's Mudjacking

2216 Coolidge Ave



Mahdee's Home Improvement, LLC

2358 N Holton St

Milwaukee Home Services

6836 Saint James St

Morici Bros Concrete

12665 W Hickory Rd
New Berlin


PO Box 41


12020 W Ripley Avenue

Quality Mud Jacking Service

2853 108th St

Quid Pro Quo L.L.C.

7844 N. Highview Dr.

RaiseRite Concrete Lifting Inc

PO Box 1054

Reinforced Concrete Technologies

3845 w Forest Home Ave

Superior Concrete Service LLC

N8501 River Rd

The Mudjackers LLC

S29 W27296 Green Ln

Thiermann mudjacking

248 east Antoine drive
Port Washington

Thompson Construction

N72W18711 Good Hope Rd
Menomonee Falls

Tiger Restoration Tuckpointing LLC.

4043 State Rd. 31

TILE TIM Contracting

Oak Creek



Universal Masonry

7707 10th Ave

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