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, was on time ... no problem there. He was open and shared his secrets" about the concrete business. He gave me tips on how to recognize concrete contractor con games. No problem with that. HOWEVER
did not have the prices on
reviews in mind, when he pitched MY quote. Explained: a. One job on the review listed a drive at 8' x 80', 6 inches of 4000 lb. concrete, fiber mesh all for $4000... ( 8'x80' ! ) MY JOB?: 10' x 36' was priced at over $4900 ! and he insisted it was a rock bottom deal... that if I wanted cheaper, he could adjust the job. He spoke to ME about 4" of concrete.... PLUS Mine you, his price was higher than anyone I had ever interviewed for the same job. b. Another customer details how
was good enough to do some landscaping in addition to the concrete drive way installation of 30' x 9'. They went the extra mile, favoring the customer's request to save certain grass areas for him. The price was $3680. MY JOB?: not only next to $5000 + but no way to honor MY request to save some of the Xoysia grass for ME while digging for the drive. I wanted would relocate it to the back yard.
self. No can do..."The machine will tear it up", he said. (or words to that effect) I guess SOME customers rate and others, NOT. PS: I stand by everything stated in this report as true, without embellishment

-CLIFF E.

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"The crew was prompt and courteous. The job took two days and they kept the jobsite tidy and clean. Job was completed on time. I can't say enough about the end" result. We love the work and will be hiring Mr.
and his crew for a future project. Very professional and a job well done!

-Tammy S.

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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 Pelham

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I loved working with
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. He communicated promptly and specifically. His workers were all professional, even when my 4 year old decided to go dancing in the concrete!). I will definitely be using them for any future projects.
- Alicia P.
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The work looked good in mid-October when done and we were satisfied. By spring, the biggest chip that was repaired was falling apart and needed to be repatched. I contacted them, and was advised that he didn't think I wanted to pay him to come out to repatch, and to buy some patching cement and do it myself. This company does not stand behind their work.
- Craig C.
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Job went as planned. T&L showed up on the day he said he would. Placed forms in the areas where they would pour concrete and removed all excess dirt/rock from area. They set up the rebar and suggest adding small section of concrete for our Recycle Bins. Which we did. They pour went well, even with a late start due to Miles Sand & Gravel. He understood what i wanted and what was required of the
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. They were very professional, friendly and courteous. The service was excellent and i referred them to another home owner in the development. Which they were hired for.
- Gloria V.
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Our sidewalk was pitched toward the house and we started to see some seepage in the basement during heavy rainfall.
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and his team did an excellent job pitching the concrete away from the house and also patched up a 4ft crack on the side of the house. My neighbor informed me that they took their time and made sure the work was done right. They asked for his contact and will call him when they are ready to replace their front steps.
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also leveled a portion of the garage floor and filled up a large crack with epoxy.
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answered all questions I had and made some recommendations. After a couple of months I started to see a gap between the house and the newly poured concrete.
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reassured me that this is normal due to shrinkage and came back to caulk it. I cannot say enough how wonderful
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is. I recommended him to my mother-in-law to replace the walkway in front of the front steps which sunk in and caused the first step to be higher than normal. Again he did a great job. I wish there were more contractors like him.
- Rommel G.
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It's hard to find a reliable concrete contractor these days, especially for a small job with so much construction going on now.
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(
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) was able to fit me into a gap in his busy schedule for a relatively small one day job.
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and his crew poured and finished a concrete pad for a
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bath house in one long day. The results are, as usual, excellent (I've used
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before). Extremely pleased with the results. I would recommend
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to anyone with a similar job.
- Ralph D.
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I called
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on a Sunday afternoon and he picked up immediately. After emailing a few photos and the city form to him, he replied with a quote within the hour. It was within my expectations so I just gave him the go ahead. He just proceeded to get it done from there. Got the city permits (which were another $180 on top of the fees to
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) for the sidewalk and parking. I guess the city imposes a 2 week wait after that for some reason but several days before the work, he had the no parking signs up. Job was done in half a day. He came back the next day when dry and checked on it. There was 1 corner of a tile which he did separately and patched another area not in the original remit at my request. Very seamless, painless process for me.Was always very responsive on email (within an hour).
- Stephen B.
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I was exceptionally pleased with the work done by
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and his staff. Pat kept me informed of the progress and followed up to make sure I was pleased with the work performed. Everything was picked up and the area cleaned. My concern was the metal/glass enclosure would not fit back property, but it looks seamless as if never removed.
- Ruthie O.
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. responded quickly to our phone calls and texts. He came out immediately to give us a quote and began work quickly. He and his crew were courteous and efficient and they did EXCELLENT work!! We would definitely recommend them and use them again when we are ready to have the sidewalk at the side of the house (we live on a corner so we have A LOT of sidewalk) and driveway redone. Two of our neighbors had their sidewalks redone by
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. and one also had him back to do their driveway a year later. The work was done so well and looks so nice that we decided to have him do ours as well. They did not mess up our lawn or anything else in the process of the work and what little grass and dirt had to be reomoved and put back was done so neatly that we are VERY pleased!!
- Karen J.

Concrete Contractors in Pelham, AL

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40 Years In Construction

Roebuck Springs
Birmingham

5 STAR CONCRETE & FINISHING

115 HILLTOP BUSINESS DR
Pelham

Alabama Accent and Remodeling

1718 21st Ave
Calera

ALABAMA RESTORATION-WTRPRFNG

11208 Gallups Crossroad
Harpersville

All Trades Inc.

5885 snowville brent rd
Dora

All Water Landscaping & Irrigation

2270 S Sherrlyn Dr
Birmingham

Alltrade Remodel and Maintenance

1325 Falcon Drive
Birmingham

ANDY OnCall

3 Belcher Dr.
Pelham

Attic Insulation Company Inc

4340 Powell Ave S
Birmingham

Banks Home Building Inc

4206 Brasher Dr
Birmingham

Best Home Maintenance & Construction

362 Island Creek Dr
Calera

BIRMINGHAM DRYWALL INC

3629 River Ridge Rd
Vestavia

Birmingham Income Properties

5330 Stadium Trace Parkway Suite 100
Hoover

Blake Construction Inc

516 20th Ave. N.E.
Birmingham

C & N Contractors

760 N Pine Hill Rd
Birmingham

Cahaba Plumbing

3990 Christopher Dr
Vestavia Hills

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham

Cardinal Roofing & Restoration

608 University Blvd
Birmingham

CASTLE ONE

6244 AMBER HILLS RD
Trussville

Champion Window of Birmingham

309 Cahaba Valley Pkwy
Pelham

CHARLES GLAZE CONCRETE WORK

261 MEADOW LN
Harpersville

Charlie's Construction

4301 Huntsville rd.
Florence

Choice Landscapes

PO Box 368
Trussville

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 610821
Birmingham

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

115 Walter Davis Dr Ste B
Birmingham

D&E EXCAVATING SERVICES L.L.C.

9809 Silley Dean Road
Pinson

Dave's Home Improvement

626 Crumley Chapel Rd.
Birmingham

Davidson Hardscapes

2316 Mountain Run
Birmingham

DETAIL SERVICES, INC

PO BOX 94612
Centerpoint

Don Kennedy & Sons Structural Solutions

7201 Stringfield Rd NW
Huntsville

DRM Masonry

308 12Th St.
Birmingham

DSLD LAND MANAGEMENT CO

1178 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Grayson Construction

1401 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham

HENDERSON CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING CO

4820 HUTSON AVE
Birmingham

Hewitt Concrete Inc

PO Box 291
Clay

Hollywood Pools

1441 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham

HOMES BY INDIANWOOD, INC

2116 OLD MONTGOMERY HWY
Pelham

J & B REMODELING

PO Box 611403
Birmingham

J.E.B. Company LLC

1113 22nd Ave N
Al

JE Construction

1428 Smithfield Park Cir
Pleasant Grove

John Dunn Construction

1507 Morning Sun Circle
Birmingham

JT Construction INC

207 Green Park South
Pelham

Keen Construction

5498 villa trace
Birmingham

Kirkpatrick Concrete

2000A Southbridge Pkwy
Birmingham

LAWNSAVERS

603 ONEAL DR
Birmingham

Mels Remodeling LLC

4025 Young Ave Unit C

METRO CONTRACTORS INC

2455 1ST AVE S
Irondale

Morse Construction

290 Reid Rd
Trafford

NEW GROUND INC

916 BELCHER DR
Pelham

NEWMAN EXCAVATING LLC

850 ROULAIN RD
Odenville

NICHOLS CONCRETE EQUIPMENT

1380 MCCAIN PKWY
Pelham

NM Construction Group

3568 Lorna Ridge Dr
Hoover

North Alabama Builders

311 CR 1387
Vinemont

Pickle Construction and Plumbing

2631 Torrance Rd
Warrior

Premier Restoration

1500 Urban Center Drive
Birmingham

PRIME PAINTING & CONTRACTING

2469 Tyler Road
Hoover

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Quality Restorations, Inc.

2481 Valleydale Road
Birmingham

R. Hall Enterprises LLC

8616 10th Ave. South
Birmingham

Ripp Tide Construction LLC

7240 county rd 109
Bremen

RKR Construction Inc.

po box 119
Trussville

RSC Properties

405 redwood st

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr

S & D Services

145 Chalkville Manor Drive
Birmingham

Saunders Bradford

4100 Autumn Lane
Birmingham

Sharp Remodeling Birmingham

4691 Trussville Clay Road

Shield Properties

301 Cambo Ln
Hoover

Sizemore Specialty Construction

702 Linden St
Trussville

South East Concrete LLC

4213 Mountain Top Road
Birmingham

Southern Renovations & Construction, LLC

5235 Pinson Valley Parkway
Pinson

StoneMark Construction

4581 Deer Creek Trail
Bessemer

SURECRETE DESIGNS OF ALABAMA

2615 PELHAM PKWY
Pelham

Surface Art Systems

7837 5th Avenue South
Birmingham

Trinity Contractors, Inc.

561 Simmons Dr.
Trussville

URBAN SCAPES

5504 1st Avenue N
Birmingham

Veterans Restoration Inc

301 Cornwall Dr
Maylene

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