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"They did a wonderful job even added some extra little patch job. From the moment they showed to do the est. to the final job cleanup they where great. I held off" giving a review to see how it would hold up. All of or neighbors have said it looks great. I liked how they made suggestions and listened to what my wife was looking for. The frame work was solid and the amount of rebar was impressive. I have had concrete work done before and this was better than all other work done.

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and his co-worker set the job up on Friday, then returned Saturday to pour the concrete. He stayed late ensuring" the job was finished. In the end it was a beautiful job well done and I plan to utilize him again in the future.

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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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Concrete Repair reviews in Modesto

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I had a huge piece of cement that was all cracked from the mulberry tree roots and I had another section of lawn that I never could seed, too much shade. So had them come out dig up the take away the old cement and pour a new section that was lawn to make my patio twice as large. Did great work. He also is licensed.
- Patsy O.
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We could not be more pleased with our new driveway. The old driveway was terribly cracked and did not drain properly. The new driveway is beautiful, and the drainage problem was expertly resolved by
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. Everyone who worked on the project was courteous and professional. We would not hesitate for a moment to recommend
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- Karen Z.
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, did a fabulous job. He was punctual and extremely polite which I greatly appreciate. I have had extensive remodeling done to my home for the past 3 months and
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was, by far, the most professional contractor. He was here at the time he said he would be to give me a bid and started the 2 day job the next week. I am extremely hapy with his work! Thank you,
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- Ronalda T.

Concrete Contractors in Modesto

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100 PERCENT CONCRETE inc.

149 Darcy Pkwy
Lathrop

5 Star Pool Plaster Inc

7275 National Dr
Livermore

7 Contractors

1046 Reno Ave
Modesto

A PLUS CONCRETE & LANDSCAPING

1708 AMESBURY PL
Modesto

AAA Painting & Construction

2927 Magliocco Dr
San Jose

AARON RICHARDSON CONSTRUCTION

3701 coye oak dr.
Modesto

Abba Builders & Construction

517 Stein Way
Waterford

ACCELERATED CONCRETE CUTTING

PO BOX 579227
Modesto

Adams And Burrows Concrete

20720 Mchenry Ave
Escalon

Adrian Construction

19580 Dahlin Road
Escalon

ALL AROUND CONCRETE PUMPING

5600 MILNES RD
Modesto

Alpha Team

Oakdale

Amigo Landscape

2077 Swan Pl
Fairfield

APCO PAVING

PO BOX 6203
Concord

Aspen Landscaping and Construction

13952 E. Tokay Colony Rd.
Lodi

AUSTIN'S CONCRETE & ASPHALT CUTTING

2601 OAKDALE ROAD
Modesto

Babylon Gardens Landscaping

140 McHenry Ave
Modesto

BARAJAS CONCRETE

1101 PEEK AVE
Modesto

BLESSED CONCRETE CO.

3416 MERRIFIELD AVE
Modesto

BOB LEONARD & ASSOC

1325 EL PINAL DR
Stockton

Brick House Masonry and Concrete Designs

1562 Clotilde Court
Turlock

BRINK & SON CONSTRUCTION CO

3304 WHISTLER AVE
Modesto

Build 2 Fit

1133 Woodland Dr.
Turlock

Burkett's Pool Plastering Inc

600 N Frontage Rd
Ripon

C&J Marvin Enterprise

495 S. Goldenstate
Turlock

CHATEAUX FRAMING, INC.

3701 Georgeann Place
Ceres

CONCRETE BY PETE

2640 MERLE AVE
Modesto

CONCRETE SPECIALTIES

1444 Prospect Ln
Modesto

cth Installations

2314 Reile Ave
Escalon

Custom Pools & Remodeling

5200 Motsinger Rd
Ceres

D & D CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION CO

9237 LITTLE CREEK CIR
Stockton

D & H BRILLIANT LANDSCAPING

9620 Angelina Court
Stockton

D & L CONCRETE PUMPING INC

3730 DAKOTA AVE
Modesto

D H CONSTRUCTION INC

2201 GLASGOW DR
Ceres

Daniel Snedegar Handyman Unlimited

4637 E Service-Road
Ceres

David Anderson Construction

2908 Carmella Way
Modesto

Davids Artistic Tile

P.O. Box 66
Empire

DELTA BAY CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING INC.

9155 Connie Avenue
Stockton

Don Eddings Enterprises

3149 Bramham Ct
Modesto

Donald Mount Construction

PO Box 4279
Manteca

DOROTHY'S TILE & STONE

925 CARVER RD
Modesto

Dowdy Construction Inc.

3001 McKittrick Ct.
Ceres

E&R construction

1513 Dwight Ln
Modesto

FIGUEROA'S CONCRETE

120 FRESNO AVE
Modesto

Fisher Bros House Moving Co Inc

2801 Lovelace Rd
Manteca

Fontana Landscape Management

4411 Esmar Rd Frnt
Ceres

FOWLER CONSTRUCTION

2936 DAKOTA AVE
Modesto

Frank's Landscaping

1978 Lauritson Ln
Manteca

Generation Builders

P.O. Box 23
Riverbank

Golden State Construction

19765 Sutliff Rd
Escalon

Handyman Construction

4235 Oak Bay Drive
Salida

HARTT'S POOL PLASTERING

PO Box 3026
Turlock

J R CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

7525 Kemper Rd
Modesto

James Shupperd Concrete

1050 E D St
Oakdale

JH Krick Construction

17455 Sonora Rd
Oakdale

Jim George paving

15200 monetary rd

JOAQUIN PAINTING INC

1004 CARVER RD
Modesto

K & D ENTERPRISES INC

4107 MORGAN RD
Ceres

K R Concrete Construction, Inc.

P.O. Box 1701
Oakdale

KEENER ENTERPRISE

3838 GUERNSEY AVE
Stockton

KEETER CONCRETE RESURFACING

1117 SALISBURY LN
Modesto

L & SON CONCRETE HANDYMAN

1755 BOLANDRD
Modesto

Landbreaker Landscaping

2415 E Acacia St
Stockton

LINGLEY ENTERPRISES

4218 Technology Dr
Modesto

Lingley Enterprises

P.O. Box 430
Modesto

M H CONCRETE

PO Box 139
Modesto

Marengo's

po box 690531
Stockton

Matthew Griffin Trucking

9102 E Lathrop Rd
Manteca

McClure Plaster & Paint Inc

4617 Main St
Denair

MGB Building and Construction

Eisenhower Dr
Riverbank

MODESTO SUPERIOR CONCRETE INC

2009 CASA GRANDE CT
Modesto

Monark Construcyion

236 San Juan Dr

N & N CONCRETE PUMPING

1118 TUOLUMNE BLVD
Modesto

N L Construction

945 Westmont Ct
Modesto

NATHAN MASELLIS

104 CHABOT CT
Modesto

No Limit Builders

1801 Greger St
Oakdale

Northstar Property Services

1614 Courtyard Drive
Manteca

O'day Painting

PO Box 4094
Stockton

Oceanic Concrete

PO Box 4335
Manteca

ODDS & ENDS CUSTOM CONCRETE

4836 STRATOS WAY
Modesto

OLIVEIRA CONSTRUCTION

2703 REMBRANDT PL
Modesto

PAT GARCIA'S CONCRETE PUMPING

924 RIESLING DR
Modesto

Patton General Contractor Inc

17640 Carrolton Rd
Escalon

PETERS GUNITE MATERIALS

2705 NATHAN AVE
Modesto

Quinly Builders Inc

2079 Goldeneye Way
Manteca

R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION

3913 Ridlon Court
Ceres

RAM Construction

3913 Ridlon Ct
Ceres

RAMIREZ CONCRETE PUMPING

1400 OHIO AVE
Modesto

RAY ORR CONCRETE

PO BOX 6128
Modesto

RAYMOND & SONS

3925 SHARPSBURG DR
Modesto

RB Construction

1518 Coffee Road Ste G
Modesto

Runyan & Runyan Construction

PO Box 1626
Turlock

Scott Family Landscaping

313 Covena Ave
Modesto

SOLID CREATION

2829 HOBART CT
Modesto

SOLID ROCK CONCRETE CONSTR

1475 TOM FOWLER DR
Tracy

Sousa's Landscape

PO Box 70126
Sunnyvale

STAT-X General Engineering

1948 Austin Ave
Clovis

Stockton Ace Hardware

3201 W Benjamin Holt Dr
Stockton

System Pavers

1570 Brookhollow Dr.
Santa Ana

T G RAMSEY

1828 SARATOGA DR
Modesto

Taylor Renovation & Construction

3105 Del Este Ave
Modesto

Timco Construction

6609 53rd St
Sacramento

Top Estate Construction, Inc.

5013 Kimball Hill Circle
Stockton

Torre Reich Construction Inc.

219 N. Broadway St.
Turlock

Travis Johnson Landscaping & Design

4021 Green Knoll Rd
Salida

Ultimate Concrete

PO Box 177
Turlock

VAL'S CONCRETE

1717 PAWTUCKET AVE
Modesto

Vintage Landscape Service

P.O BOX 2133
Turlock

Wilson General Contracting

1852 W 11th St Suite 149
Tracy

Woods Construction Co.

2813 Darius Lane
Modesto

wyman construction

1860 beyer lane
Stockton

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