Tampa Foundation Contractors

in Tampa, FL

127
Foundation Contractors are
in Tampa

11
Foundation Contractors in Tampa
are top rated

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Rated by
Sanford T.
"They were more expensive than the other
that we contacted, but we chose the company because it was the only one that would guarantee its work. Furthermore," the crew arrived on time, acted professionally, and did a good job.
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Rated by
John S.
"I had 3 walk slabs leading up the house that were sloping towards the foundation and created a trip hazard. I also discovered large voids underneath the front stoop and wanted to fill" to help some water drainage issues along the foundation. Went with
based on reviews and quotes I received. They weren't the cheapest, but seemed the most responsive to the issues I was facing. Was able to negotiate a little better price than originally quoted. They were pretty backed up and said it would take about a month to get scheduled, which was fine with me. I received a phone call the day before they were coming out to do the work, again, fine with me, just wasn't going to be home at the time. The work itself, by nature, is relatively messy with the mud they use. They drill small holes in the slabs and pump material underneath to level them. I was happy with the end product and looked ok, a bit of mud residue was on the stoop and in the lawn (which I was expecting). My neighbors were home at the time and told me a little more about the work. They used my outside faucet and didn't hook it up very well, which was leaking/draining around my foundation (as noted above, I've been having drainage issues around my foundation). My neighbor was nice enough to tighten the hose connection to stop the leak. Apparently their pump had broke in the service truck that took them some time to fix. The truck was parked in the street and created a bit of a traffic hazard during the repair. There was a lot more mud residue on the driveway which my neighbors had asked them to clean. Overall, end result was good, would have liked a little more attention and care to the details during the actual work.
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Rated by
Mitchell E.
"WOW! They were fast, professional and priced right. It was difficult to get some
companies to even come out and give us an estimate for what they described" was such "a small job". Not
. They came right out, gave us an estimate and explained the whole
process. We signed the contract, scheduled a work time and the job was done in one day. We love our sidewalk and can't imagine we waited so long to have it fixed. We are so glad we found
and will definitely use them again in the future for any concrete leveling work we may need.

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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 Tampa

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They did a great job! Very professional, responsive and competent. We wanted to make sure our front steps, which had sunk about 4 inches, were not a trip hazard anymore.
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was quick to get us a quote, and after obtaining a few others, we called to schedule the work. They were able to work us in quickly, arrived when promised and completed the job in no time! Happy to have nice front porch stairs again. We would certainly recommend them to others.
- LARISSA W.
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The sidewalk at my home's back door was pitching in toward the steps and foundation, which allowed water to pool there. The basement wall would get wet during heavy rain.
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raised 6 segments of sidewalk to allow water to flow away from the house.
I had two other concrete raising companies look at it and they told me that they wouldn't be able to help me, although they didn't offer an explanation as to why not.
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was able to accomplish what others had said couldn't be done.
- Douglas N.
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was very straightforward and informative and urged me "not to waste my money" on leveling but to have the whole garage floor replaced. He referred me to a company who does that kind of work and got I very reasonable estimate to replace both the garage floor and complete driveway. It is refreshing to meet an honest sales rep who does the right thing. I highly recommend
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P.S. It pays to educate yourself, do your homework and get more than one estimate. I previously had two other companies look at the garage floor, Company A said "yes, they could do the leveling for $2,000". Company B said " don't waste your money and get it replaced". Unfortunately, Company B referred me to Company C, who gave me an estimate of $9 K just to replace the garage floor.
- Robert P.
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After reading the reviews I should not have been so surprised at how professional this family owned business was. Unfortunately in the past I have experienced other contractors show up late, leave early, and spend most of their time with a cell phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other and use profanity. This did not happen with this company. From the beginning with the bid, Mr.
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was honest and told me work that did not need to be done that we thought we needed. I was so impressed that I recommended to my neighbor who had a much larger job to do. They met with Mr.
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and we both decided to use this company. They had several bids from other companies.
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's bid was not the least expensive nor the most expensive but you just felt they were honest.
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and son showed up on time and worked tirelessly throughout the day to complete both jobs. They were friendly and willing to answer any questions I had. You could tell that they did not try to "hurry the job" but took the time to distribute the mud-
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material evenly in the holes. They obviously have the experience to do the job correctly. They cleaned up the work-site completely.
You will not be sorry to hire this company.
- Carol H.
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The owner himself does the work. He had to raise our 20 year old sidewalk over 7 inches! He did a fantastic job. He is professional and takes his time to make sure the work is done right. This was a difficult job due to the slabs being sunk so far below what is code. From our front stoop all the way to our driveway, he lifted the slabs and leveled the entire walkway without any cracking. His prices are very reasonable. I shopped around and received quotes from 5 other companies. I would highly recommend
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to anyone looking for these services and I would certainly use them again if the need arises.
- Pam C.
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Came out in a couple of days for a quote. Started work within a time frame they quoted me when here. I didn't even know they were here until the sounds of the
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hammer started making the filler holes. Three man crew were efficient and professional. I feel they went beyond expectations by filling in an area that's always been open and been a problem with debris collecting between a step and the front porch. They cemented over the plugs and filled cracks so the walk looks almost like new. A low spot that always collects water and then ices during the winter will do so no more, Some of the 'lifts' to the slabs were 3-4 inches! It even feels different to walk on the walk now. Great job and I highly recommend
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- John A.
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Owner/operator
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Scheitz did an outstanding job. He re-did work done by previous owner with attention and detail free of charge. He was very professional and did quality work and clean up.
- DON M.

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1800marbleguy.com

1397 22nd St N
Saint Petersburg

A & F Construction Inc

5546 Lavender Ave
North Port

A-CHALET

2323-B State Road 580
Clearwater

AAA Concrete & Construction

2711R N.Combee Rd.
Lakeland

Above All Levels Inc

5018 N Hale Ave
Tampa

Advanced Concept Construction INC

12407 Hawkeye point pl
Riverview

ADVANCED MASONRY SYSTEMS

5403 ASHTON CT
Sarasota

Affordable Home Repairs

7315 Buchanan Drive
Port Richey

AKO Framing & Construction, Inc

468 Waterfall Dr
Spring Hill

ALRON CONSTRUCTION, LLC

467 FORREST AVE, 115
Cocoa

ASSOCIATED CONSTRUCTION

25352 WESLEY CHAPEL BLVD
Lutz

Atlas LLC Const. & Foundation Repair CGC059466

13101 Spring Hill Dr.
Spring Hill

Axis Construction Incorporated

206 East Tennesee Avenue
Seffner

B&H Construction, Inc. General Contractors

4025 Morris Bridge Rd
Zephyrhills

Barger Builders

303 62nd Ave North
Saint Petersburg

Barnhardt Construction LLC

26221 Pheasent Run
Wesley Chapel

BIRGE'S CONCRETE& BOBCAT SERVICES,INC

14772 63rd Way N
Clearwater

Boyd Construction Company

21 6th St N
Saint Petersburg

BTL Engineering Services, Inc.

5802 N Occident St
Tampa

Buckeye Excavating

1880 Starkey Rd
Largo

Certified Foundations Inc

1306 Banana Rd
Lakeland

Certified movers

14206 Grubbs lane
Riverview

CHAMPION FOUNDATION REPAIR

8504 E Adamo Dr Ste 140
Tampa

CLEAR TECH POOLS

8045 46 Ave N
Saint Petersburg

Construction Solutions Concepts

934 N. University Drive
Pompano Beach

Dolphin homes of Tampa bay

3318 south west shore blvd
Tampa

Dosmark Construction Inc.

7203 Spring Valley Dr
Tampa

DuncanAmerica

4479 45th St S
Saint Petersburg

Dust - Free Speedy Floor Removal

4045 NW 43rd St
Gainesville

e-construction group Inc.

8601 4th Street N.
Saint Petersburg

E.L. Shearer Concrete & Masonry Inc

8311 63rd Way N
Pinellas Park

Eicher Construction

4815 Hoyer Dr
Sarasota

Elite Pavers

23110 State Rd 54
Lutz

Epoxy Floor Coating

1969 Crystal Lake dr
Lakeland

Eyecandy Hardscaping LLC

4053 Center Pointe PL
Sarasota

FlatWorks, Inc.

305 Bear Ridge Cir. Suite 101

FLOOR TECHNOLOGIES

11911 W OKEECHOBEE RD
Hialeah

Floors Coast to Coast Inc.

40110 Us Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs

Fortress Construction Solutions LLC

19046 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa

General Construction & Maintenance

11139 Bridgecreek Dr
Riverview

GEORGE PRUITT INC

Saint Petersburg

Got Property?

415 Cinnamon Drive
Kissimmee

Granger & Associates, Inc.

2173 Hunley Ave
Apopka

Greg Henry Restoration

8632 Casper Ave
Hudson

H.A.S. Construction Solutions, Inc.

226 12th Ave NE
Saint Petersburg

Heaven Sent Construction

PO Box 151716
Tampa

Hildebrand Construction & Remodeling LLC

6605 33rd Street East
Sarasota

Home Detailing LLC.

1975 Par Pl
Sarasota

J Tino Concrete Inc.

2724 11th Ave W
Bradenton

Jack's Woodwork

Saint Petersburg

James Allen Concrete

14871 Brahma Rd
Polk City

JMD Global Developers LLC

35 West Pine Street
Orlando

john neumann

5538 Belveal Road
Lithia

K & J CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS

4575 46TH AVE N
Saint Petersburg

K Jack Ross General Contractor

923 W Patterson St
Tampa

KALA PAINTING INC

11105 RISING MIST WILBUR
Riverview

KB Builders Home Builder Remodeling + Design

334 E LAKE RD
Clearwater Beach

Living Tech Builders

12900 Starkey Rd
Largo

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

LOW COST CONCRETE INC

2017 PALM WAY
Largo

LRE Ground Services Inc

1115 S Main St
Brooksville

M.W. Thomason and Sons

14928 Heronglen drive
Lithia

Masimo Construction Inc

16105 83 Rd Pl N
Loxahatchee

Metro Restoration and Construction

3703 W Vasconia St
Tampa

Michiels Home Improvements

3866 Royal Hammock Blvd.
Sarasota

Morgan Exteriors Inc

15915 N Florida Ave
Lutz

Mr-Craftsman LLC

3196 Quantum Lakes Dr
Boynton Beach

My Handy Craftsman Inc.

PO Box 456
Winter Park

Paving Crew, Inc

2150 17th St
Sarasota

Phoenix Contracting

3113 Homasassa Rd
Sarasota

PROTURN Property Solutions

634 Blue Taverna Ln
Clearwater

Qualified Precision Specialists

3221 Jolson Dr.
Sarasota

R J SIMONE ENTERPRISES

5535 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey

RamJack

16646 Scheer Blvd
Hudson

Renaissance Property Preservation

8447 Crystal Harbour Dr
Tampa

Rhino General Contracting Inc

2601 Bruton Rd
Plant City

Robert Charles, Inc.

P.O. Box 938
Englewood

Rook's Contracting

13023 Delwood Rd
Tampa

ROOTS SRQ

2446 Grove St
Sarasota

S&M Hardwood

8420 Ulmerton Road
Largo

Schultz Builders, Inc. and Schultz Pools, Inc.

1950 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg

ScottshandyManService

490 Cape Cod Loop

Security Protection Systems

4217 N Lauber Way
Tampa

ServiceMaster Clean

7840 Professional Pl
Tampa

Seven Golden Floors Inc

Sheldon Rd
Tampa

Stevens Contracting LLC

2231 Bendway Dr
Port Charlotte

Tamara Homes Inc.

173 Sandhurst Dr.
Venice

The Cruikshank Group

20628 Wild Plum Ct
Land O Lakes

The Right Way LLC

2330 Hyde Park St
Sarasota

TL Hill Construction

2261 Sarasota Center Blvd
Sarasota

TMT Asphalt

394 15th St SE
Ruskin

Trinity 1 Construction LLC

16057 Tampa Palms Blvd
Tampa

Tropical Elegance Construction. , Inc.

P.O. Box 1512
New Port Richey

VANDERHEI Concrete Construction LLc

35344 Chambers Dr
Zephyrhills

VBG Contractors

529 Interstate Court
Sarasota

Wadeco USA Inc

5109 Garden Vale Ave
Tampa

WHC Distributors

8380 Ulmerton Rd
Largo

WISDOM STRUCTURAL

204 N HOWARD AVE
Tampa

YD West Coast Home. INC

2505 W Douglas St
Tampa

YETI Construction Inc

13301 Neptune Dr
Hudson
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