Portland Foundation Contractors

in Portland, OR

111
Foundation Contractors are
in Portland

15
Foundation Contractors in Portland
are top rated

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JOANNNA G.
"Autumn was pleasant, professional and thorough. We walked around both the inside and outside of the house, me asking questions and him offering advice and options. I really appreciated" the creativity and frankness of his responses. I look forward to working with him on actual projects.
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BARBARA L.
"They gave me a bid but it was too high. I ended up using someone else. They were pleasant. The price was the only downfall. They were professional, punctual, and responsive. My overall experience was good.
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erik O.
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was on time and very professional. His price was fantastic and we were very pleased with the end result. Our only complaint is that we contracted to have the" driveway sealed, but
never returned to do that work. I never paid them for the sealing work, so I assume they got tied up on other contracts and forgot.

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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 Portland

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Ours is an old house and has some peculiar features. In every case,
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has been creative and careful in working on our home. He and his crew have been professional, friendly, and easy to work with. He is honest, on time, and on budget. There are few cases where I can unreservedly recommend a company or individual. This is one.
- David D.
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We had a landscape plan from an architect that we had been dreaming about for several years. We altered that plan by keeping some of the existing plants and showed all of this to
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. He was very willing to make those adjustments and he made a couple of his own. The original plan had a lot of rock in it and he suggested using fewer large boulders while keeping the original layout.
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gave us a start date, an estimated cost and length of time to complete the work. He began on time, came in on budget and completed the work one day early! His crew arrived on time each day, cleaned up after each day's work and worked diligently all day long. The materials estimate was precise and the plan looks like the design we envisioned. We also asked him at the very last to mulch another part of our yard which the crew did for a minimal amount of money.
- JERRY R.
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We had a landscape plan from an architect that we had been dreaming about for several years. We altered that plan by keeping some of the existing plants and showed all of this to
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. He was very willing to make those adjustments and he made a couple of his own. The original plan had a lot of rock in it and he suggested using fewer large boulders while keeping the original layout.
Portland Foundation Contractors Provider Name Locked
gave us a start date, an estimated cost and length of time to complete the work. He began on time, came in on budget and completed the work one day early! His crew arrived on time each day, cleaned up after each day's work and worked diligently all day long. The materials estimate was precise and the plan looks like the design we envisioned. We also asked him at the very last to mulch another part of our yard which the crew did for a minimal amount of money.
- JERRY R.
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We interviewed about a dozen contractors for this work.
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survived several rounds of interviews. I immediately respected his professionalism, patience and eye for detail. He quickly provided requested references, insurance documentation, etc. During the project,
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was upfront and honest with issues that arose. He involved me in decision making, contributed great design insight and made sure all discussions with subcontractors were clarified and everybody understood the work that was to occur. All phone calls made to him were quickly returned. When multiple subcontractors were on site, he showed leadership and they respected his decisions to coordinate their work.
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proved that the most important aspect of a complete remodel was relationship building. He listened to us, gave insight, expressed understanding and was very honest. I would use
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again without question.
- BRIAN W.
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Went very well! Very easy to work with.
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was quick to communicate and a pleasure to work with. They started on time and finished early and stayed to the estimate. The quality of the work was great; they went the extra mile instead of taking shortcuts. Highly recommended!
- Chad R.
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Good service from estimation through completion. Good communication on the phone, in person and with written estimate/contract. The crew did an excellent, diligent job and cleaned up completely afterwards. I'm very satisfied.
- TOM B.
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was great! He was extremely professional and did the
job quickly. After meeting with other contractors on Angie’s List we decided to
go with someone who was timely (yes, there are a bunch of
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professional, knowledgeable, and that could do the job quickly.

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fixed our drainage problem in our breezeway and it looks great!

Thank you
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- Kamala W.

All Foundation Contractors in Portland, OR

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1 & All Concrete Service

4775 SW Julia St
Portland

52 Weeks Construction

872 W Main Street G59
Molalla

A AND T CONCRETE

PO BOX 1062
Portland

A Guy I Know Inc

2850 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. #345
Beaverton

A Team Renovations LLC

3820 SE Clark Ct
Troutdale

A TO Z EXCAVATION

1410 SE 88TH ST
Portland

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala St. NE
Salem

Alternative Edge Concrete

975 SE 29th St
Troutdale

AP Pacific LLC

800 NE Tenney RD

ARRIETA'S CONCRETE INC

PO BOX 2530
Oregon City

Bamboo Concrete

North Portland

Barclay's Gardens and More

14518 SE Oatfield Rd.
Portland

Bateman Construction

4991 SW Nevada Ct
Portland

Best In Concrete

8821 North Penifular Ave.
Portland

Best In Concrete Services

8821 N Peninsula Ave
Portland

BG Construction

20817 NE 87th Ave

BRICK BY BRICK WATERPROOFING

1201 E Burnside
Portland

Bridgeport Concrete Leveling LLC

9540 SW 62nd Dr
Portland

C&E EXCAVATING & MICROBORING CO

45090 SW KNIGHT RD
Gaston

Concrete Lifting Solutions

7110 SW Fir Loop
Portland

Constructive Remodeling

5231 SE 111th Ave
Portland

Coverdale Concrete Co

11440 N E Saver
Portland

CRETEC CONCRETE LLC

11947 NE BRAZEE ST
Portland

Daniel D Roth Construction

9907 SE Amherst St
Clackamas

Denham Construction Inc

15365 SW 141st Ave
Portland

DODSON CONSTRUCTION LLC

2026 SE BEAVER CREEK LN
Troutdale

DOUBLE G CONCRETE PUMPING INC

2888 SE BROOKWOOD AVE
Hillsboro

Ed Gause Construction

17460 Tree Top Ln
Lake Oswego

Encompass Construction & Maintenance Services

16076 S Harding Rd
Oregon City

Expeditious Earthscapes, Inc.

19450 se Hittay tr. dr.
Damascus

F & C Construction, Inc.

PO Box 5006
Beaverton

Flat Rock Concrete Leveling LLC

7531 NE 33rd Drive
Portland

G & C Concrete Services

105 Wilshire Way

Good Neighbor Handyman and Cleaning Services, LLC

11918 SE Division St Ste 443
Portland

Grow Construction Concrete

7900 SW Hunziker Rd
Portland

GruntWorks

8630 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Beaverton

GTM Construction Inc

17735 Mardee Ave
Lake Oswego

Halo Homes LLC

9755
Portland

Hang Lake Construction

14056 SE Carlton St.
Portland

Insignia Construction

553 se 3rd
Hillsboro

Jared Mack Construction

6030 s.e. 89th
Portland

Jason Allen Contracting

4733 N Kerby
Portland

Jason Morgan Concrete

25120 Se Break Front Lane

JR Concrete Construction LLC

5317 SE 140th Ave
Portland

KELLY RUPP FAMILY CONSTRUCTION INC

8855 SW HOLLY LN
Wilsonville

L and F Builders Inc.

17050 SE Pagoda Ct
Portland

Laneco In

17090 NE San Rafael St
Portland

Lanphere Construction & Development

13625 SW Farmington Road
Beaverton

LEITNER CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 1665
Fairveiw

Lo's Contracting, Inc.

4110 NE 122nd Ave
Portland

M Leon Construction

123 Not Specified
Portland

Mac Concrete Construction

20362 SW Skiver Dr
Aloha

Marathon Masonry Inc

1580 SW Hunington Ave
Portland

Mark Paradis Construction Inc

19822 S Jessie Ave
Oregon City

Maximum Construction

18410 S Green View Dr
Oregon City

Meoak Contracting LLC

16491 Hiram AVe

Metro Sawcutting & Mobile Metal Fab

310 NE 202nd Ave
Portland

Meyer Construction

2241 B St
Forest Grove

Michael Todd Boehme Concrete

44900 Coalman Rd
Sandy

Mighty Mike's Handyman Services LLC.

452 Scott St S.
Monmouth

Mt. Hood Custom Construction Inc.

16076 S Harding Rd
Oregon City

NW Renovations

PO Box 186
Sherwood

One Step Construction

12635 SW Butner Rd
Beaverton

Patrick Handley Landscape Co.

14414 SE Garland Ct
Portland

Patrick Masonry & Concrete

11345 NE San Rafael St
Portland

R& E Construction LLC

16215 SW Cameron Ct
Portland

RAIN CITY COMPANIES, LLC

23500 NW 1st Ave

Rainier Pacific

1845 NW 23rd Place
Portland

Ram Jack West

PO Box 11701
Eugene

Seismic Technologies

8616 N Swenson St
Portland

Service Group Construction

10411 NE Fourth Plain,

Sidewalk Specialists

10730 Willow St.
Tualatin

SUN DOG CONSTRUCTION

Mt. Tabor. SE Portland.
Portland

Superior Foundations, Inc.

30915 N Molalla Ave
Molalla

Swendsen Concrete Inc

10630 NW 289th Pl
North Plains

The Rock Guy Construction, LLC

17501 Cardinal Dr
Lake Oswego

The SHIR Corporation

9411 NE HWY 99 Ste. 1

TRI-CO SIDEWALK REPAIR

885 NW DUNBAR
Troutdale

TRUSS T BUILT

PO Box 473
Silverton

Tualatin Valley Concrete

8950 SW Locust St
Portland

U.S. Construction

1315 SE Grace Ave Suite 102

UBuildIt

PO Box 301157
Portland

UPRITE CONSTRUCTION

2106 NW 4TH AVE

W&L Concrete and Masonry

5524 NE 23rd Ave

WESTERN CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS

1995 Wallace Rd NW
Salem

WESTERN OREGON BUILDERS

PO BOX 97220
Portland

WID PAYNE CONSTRUCTION

20035 SW MEADOWBROOK WY
Beaverton

Your Concrete Guy

109B SE Alder
Portland

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