Orlando Foundation Contractors

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in Orlando

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SUSAN H.
"This was a 50 year old house with radiant heat (pipes through which hot water is piped to heat floors)the crew was careful to try not to hit any pipes. They hit one (not responsible" to fix. )it could have been a lot worse with all the pipes in the floor. Was very pleased with the crew.
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Jean-Louis P.
"We wanted to remove this unuseable sliding door and replace it by a wall and a window and also fill the landscape area in the swimming pool enclosure.
has" assessed very accurately what I wanted to do, gave me a very detailed quote in a matter of two days and, after been asked to perform the work, they gave me an appointment for the next week. Work was performed on time, within delays and slightly below price as the cost of materials was a little bit lower that he had expected. I am very satisfied with the experience and I recommend it to you.

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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 Orlando, FL

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1800marbleguy.com

1397 22nd St N
Saint Petersburg

A New Beginning Environmental

1324 Windmill Ridge Loop
Orlando

ADVANCE CONTRACTING SERVICES

285 Jackson Avenue
Cape Canaveral

ADVANCED SERVICES

102 timbercove Cir
Longwood

AGA Sons Construction

12636 Maribou Circle
Orlando

AKO Framing & Construction, Inc

468 Waterfall Dr
Spring Hill

ALRON CONSTRUCTION, LLC

467 FORREST AVE, 115
Cocoa

Americas Guy

16215 State Road 50 Ste 202
Clermont

APPLEGATE HOME IMPROVEMENT

Suoth Kirkman Road
Orlando

ARTISTICRETE DECORATIVE CONCRETE

1419 E MAIN ST
Leesburg

AVILEZ CONCRETE CONTRACTORS

627 east cleveland st

B&H Construction, Inc. General Contractors

4025 Morris Bridge Rd
Zephyrhills

Barnhardt Construction LLC

26221 Pheasent Run
Wesley Chapel

Bay Pointe Community Builders

19764 Paddock St
Orlando

Brogan Concrete

1732 Willa Circle
Winter Park

Camilo Handyman

1329 W. Pointe Villas Blvd.
Winter Garden

Certified Foundations Inc

1306 Banana Rd
Lakeland

CHAMPION FOUNDATION REPAIR

8504 E Adamo Dr Ste 140
Tampa

Cloud 9 Services, Inc.

1201 W JACKSON ST
Orlando

Concrete Craftworks

4750 Britt Rd
Mount Dora

Construction Solutions

1750 Florida Ave
Oviedo

Construction Solutions Concepts

934 N. University Drive
Pompano Beach

Dan Swingle Construction

1074 Leeway Ct
Orlando

Dickson Construction Services

1929 Lime Tree Dr
Edgewater

Distinctive Builders Inc.

811 Bill Beck Blvd.
Kissimmee

DNJ Hardwood Floors, Inc

1421 Amanda Rd
Kissimmee

DOLEZAR CONSTRUCTION INC

51 REMINGTON RD
Winter Garden

Dust - Free Speedy Floor Removal

4045 NW 43rd St
Gainesville

E.D.S. Construction

8316 Pine Island Rd
Clermont

Empire Custom Builders, Inc.

PO Box 530025
Debary

Everlasting Home Repair Inc

6061 Edgewater dr unit H
Orlando

Fender Marine Construction

1201 West Jackson Street
Orlando

FLOOR TECHNOLOGIES

11911 W OKEECHOBEE RD
Hialeah

Food Health & Environmental Safety

563 Ferguson Drive Suite L
Orlando

Forrester Contracting, Inc.

16050 Sandhill Road
Winter Garden

Gibson Home Improvement

7225 Windham Harbour Ave
Orlando

Global Construction Enterprises

1128 E Donegan Ave
Kissimmee

Granger & Associates, Inc.

2173 Hunley Ave
Apopka

Home Pro Inspections Orlando

280 Dirken Dr
Debary

Hubby Rental

13549 Ivy Brooke Ln
Orlando

J & E Industries, Inc.

P.O. Box 881
Oakland

JMD Global Developers LLC

35 West Pine Street
Orlando

John La Rosa House Doctor

686 Moss Dr
Altamonte Springs

John Ls Rosa House Doctor

686 Moss Dr
Altamonte Springs

JOHN'S MAINTENANCE

201 YARMOUTH RD
Casselberry

Key Rose Inc

499 N. SR 434
Altamonte Springs

Let Brice Do It Concrete & Pavers

7436 Barnacle Ct
Winter Park

Loraal, Incorporated

4856 Lorraine Way
Orlando

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

LRE Ground Services Inc

1115 S Main St
Brooksville

Masimo Construction Inc

16105 83 Rd Pl N
Loxahatchee

My Handy Craftsman Inc.

PO Box 456
Winter Park

Nieves H&G Services LLC

134 Zacalo Way
Kissimmee

Procrete Systems USA

PO Box 672
Vero Beach

Pulcini Construction, Inc.

6923 Narcoossee Rd.
Orlando

Quality Concrete Services

1205 w 19th court

Ram Jack of South Carolina

2075 US Hwy 21 South

SCFL Handyman Express

1924 S CONWAY RD
Orlando

Smooth Finished Concrete

407 E. 9th Street
Apopka

South Florida Construction Group, Inc

2300 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach

Spartan Contracting Services, Inc.

354 Blue Heron Dr
Winter Park

Structure Craft, Inc

224 Colonnade St

Tascon Landscaping Services LLC.

207 Taft-Vineland Rd
Orlando

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS INC

1141 Hideaway Dr N
Saint Johns

VK Building Group

Casselberry

Wardlow Building Group, Inc

2341 settlers Trail
Saint Cloud

We R.O.C. Construction LLC

313 chancellor ct
Saint Cloud

Williams' Construction

4229 Lake Richmond Dr
Orlando

XRC LLC

478 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs

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