Phoenix Foundation Contractors

in Phoenix, AZ

97
Foundation Contractors are
in Phoenix

4
Foundation Contractors in Phoenix
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Michael S.
"Contractor still has not contacted us for over one month and still does not answer his phone (I just tried again before posting this review). If the contractor does not want our business," or is sick or something, he should at least return our call and let us know.
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Armando G.
"I have never used a company personally for concrete grinding. Working in the construction inspection industry my expectations were high from the get go. The two gentlemen, performing" the service, arrived to my residence early and were very professional. After assessing the area requiring the leveling / grinding, they went right to work. They were knowledgeable of
specifications and went over and beyond with the work performed. I was beyond satisfied with the finish product. I felt I got my money's worth and found a solid / trustworthy company in the end.
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Rick R.
"The crew was punctual, professional, and all facets of the job were done expertly. I will use this company again when I am ready to update the family room. Highly recommended.

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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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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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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.

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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

Mudjacking reviews in Phoenix

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I got four bids, this was the best price and the designer spent the most time with us laying out the pool design. No major issues except an extra hard dig fee of $600 charged by the subcontractor. The workmanship was excellent, especially the design, waterfall and flagstone work. When I had questions the supervisor called back within 2 hours.
- KRISTEN L.
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It was supposed to be a 2 week job and it lasted a whole lot longer. They didn t really explain the plants and when they bloomed they were ugly. Our palm trees are barely hanging on after a year. We had to get rid of all the plants after a year. I would advice people to not use them.
- GWENETT T.
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and his crew did an excellent job on the installation of the floors. They did a very professional job and even made the rock fireplace look as if it were sitting on the flooring! The crew was very punctual, and neat during the job. I am VERY HAPPY with the end result.
- MARIA V.
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Concepts. He showed up on time and went over the job with me. He made suggestions to improve the job by adding a bench to the shower area.
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's workers showed up on time and were professional and polite. Their work was perfect.
- Deborah M.

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360 Masonry & Concrete

22040 N 21st Ave
Phoenix (New River)

911 Home Design & Construction, LLC

1464 S Stapley Dr. 1008
Mesa

ABC Services LLC

PO Box 1577
Litchfield Park

Accure Contracting

16801 W Toronto Way
Goodyear

Action Concrete Pumping Arizona

2439 e catalina ave
Mesa

Action Concrete Pumping AZ

3923 E Catalina Ave
Phoenix

ALLIANCE EARTHSCAPES & CONCRETE LLC

890 S VISTA
Apache Junction

America's Handyman, LLC

PO Box 1006
Higley

Anders Construction LLC

610 E Bell Rd
Phoenix

Applied Building Concepts

11742 W Monte Lindo Ln
Sun City

Arizona Foundation Solutions

3841 E Superior Ave
Phoenix

ARROWHEAD CONCRETE INC

P O BOX 3410
Gilbert

AZ FIREBIRD CONTRACTORS INC

310 N VAL VISTA DR
Mesa

AZ Home Floors

947 S 48th St
Phoenix

AZRA HOME SERVICES LLC

4408 E MALDONADO DR
Phoenix

Belville Concrete Llc

13229 S. 48th St
Phoenix

Brooks Floor Covering

4410 w. union hills dr.
Glendale

Building Specialist LLC

PO Box 10362
Glendale

BURROWS CONCRETE

4022 W. LINCOLN ST.
Phoenix

CASCIO DEZINE SOLUTIONS

1645 W Indianola Ave
Phoenix

Cathedral Homes, Inc.

PO Box 72943
Phoenix

CDC POOLS INC

2364 S AIRPORT BLVD
Chandler

Clair Adams Engineering LLC

6332 E Presidio St
Mesa

Consumer Finance Solutions

6909 W Ray Rd., B15-106
Chandler

Creative Landscape Designs

3927 W Anderson Dr
Glendale

DATELINE CONSTRUCTION LLC

2241 E CAROL AVE
Mesa

Decks Done Right

10888 w melinda ln

Decorative Concrete Coatings of Arizona

610 E Bell Road Suite 2-164
Phoenix

Desert Rock Building and Remodeling

PMB # 275, 2753 E. Broadway
Mesa

Discount Auto Insurance

2510 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix

Discount Insurance

2510 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix

Don Smith Concrete West

17330 N Mountain View
Waddell

DORADO DEVELOPMENT LLC

19320 E Avenida Del Valle
Queen Creek

DORADO RESTORATION

19320 E Avenida Del Valle
Queen Creek

Dryland Homewerks

Apache Junction

Dynamic Concrete, LLC

15323 e via del rancho
Gilbert

EagleLIFT

10410 Trademark St

Eco 360 Solutions, Inc

1815 W 1st Ave ste 107
Mesa

Eco 360 Solutions, Inc

1815 W 1st Ave ste 107
Mesa

ehs International Inc

3011 E Broadway Suite 300
Phoenix

Encompass Inspections

PO Box 537
Waddell

EXACTEX LLC

598 Redwood Rd

FIANO & SONS PLASTERING LLC

15233 E Skinner Drive
Scottsdale

FINAL TOUCHES

8214 W ROMA AVE
Phoenix

FLO-TECH, INC

PO Box 43948
Phoenix

Furcini Construction Co

4300 N 54th Street
Phoenix

Gaje Contracting LLC

2711 E Blue Ridge Way
Chandler

Hawk Builders, LLC

6040 N. 7th St .
Phoenix

Joes Concrete Pumping

PO Box 447
Higley

JT Management & Design

5328 N. Oro Vista Court

Kelco Concrete Corp

14039 N 34th Ave
Phoenix

Kullberg Pressure Grouting Inc.

28248 N Tatum Blvd
Cave Creek

Labor Guys, LLC

San Tan Valley

larrys retired business

19502 N 65th Ln
Glendale

Levario Builders

718 S. 112th Ave
Avondale

Levelup Enterprises, Inc.

18862 N. 62nd. Drive
Glendale

LGL CONSTRUCTION LLC

P.O. BOX 10605
Tempe

LRG Developement LLC

9855 N 19th Drive Ste 4
Phoenix

MPF Construction, LLC

Apache Junction

Mr. Right Handyman

910 S Gary Dr #216

New Adventure Homes L.L.C.

47201 N. New River Rd.
New River

Nyce Concrete Construction Inc

2425 E Thomas rd
Phoenix

Patterson Construction

PO Box 203
Gilbert

Peak One Builders & Restoration, LLC

7900 East Greenway Rd
Scottsdale

PMG Masonry, Inc.

23740 N Central Ave
Phoenix

Pride Development & Construction

19827 E 30th St.
Phoenix

Red Mountain Building LLC

P.O. Box 6904
Chandler

Rgallc

114 e Hampton av

RLV DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

8776 E SHEA BLVD
Scottsdale

Tanna Construction

855 E. Glade Ave.
Mesa

Tnp Gate & Repair

8625 W. Payson Rd.
Tolleson

Trade Masters

5338 E Danbury Rd
Scottsdale

we will do IT

2152 wst 1st place
Mesa

WF CONSTRUCTION INC

22226 W CHAPAROSA WAY
Wittmann

Your Coatings Guys

4875 W Ray Road
Chandler
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