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"We were hoping we were going to be able to use the coupon for 999.00 but I guess our work wasn't more than 100 square feet so we couldn't but we still" ended up going with the company and we are satisfied with the work that was done. The first day they were late to start the job because their truck broke down but the second day they were there on time and everything was complete. I would have liked to have had the trash items picked up, a plastic bottle and a food wrapper, but that would be the only complaint.

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"Missed scheduled appt due to duration of prior job. Made arrangements for the following morning and they were here promptly, went right to work and finished the job satisfactorily and quickly.

-Kathleen P.

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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.

Concrete Repair reviews in Acton

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was fantastic to work with. Very easy to get a hold of, and very responsive if/when we needed to get in touch with him. We are extremely pleased with the finished product and would recommend using Company to anyone looking to get a new patio for their home.
- Tim B.
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The ramp went up pretty fast. And when they went to fix the electric to my shed, they found it was extremely dangerous! And disconnected the power to the shed as it was very unsafe. And animal had chewed through the wire and left it completely exposed to any person or animal. And accident waiting to happen for sure. And they didn't feel comfortable ...More fixing it without redoing it all. So we have to wait on that project. But we will call 's Service again to help fix it. Back to the ramp. The dogs didn't know how to walk on the new ramp that was for their benefit also. And 2 days after it was installed, the rain came and it was so nice to go down & up on it and not worry about falling through....
- Carol S.
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I am puzzled how this genius can obtain new business IF HE WILL NOT RETURN THREE OF MY PHONE CALLS!!!
It's called COMMUNICATION and I can speak Spanish!
- Barry T.
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arrived on time for the scheduled quote and fully explained the scope of work needed to be performed. The work was done professionally, fast and as discussed. kept me informed of the progress of the work (as I was not on-site when the work was performed) and responded quickly and pleasantly to my calls ...More and questions. His work has been inspected by the City and passed without problems. I would highly recommend his services.
- D G.
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This company is a pleasure to work with.
Ash, owner, has a really good combination of expertise, professionalism, and care for the customer.
Our project was a concrete patio replacement at the back of the home. It looked easy -- quick demo and quick replace. But along the way, there were many obstacles to overcome ...More -- extra deep inches of concrete to excavate, rock walls and glass doors to protect, limited slope for drainage, and another concrete slab to tie into.
's expertise and professionalism allowed him to stay cool at every point. We were able to work together smoothly throughout the process -- even when the team had to change tactics in demolition and again when they had to pour the concrete deeper than expected to ensure a good final product. His entire team is kind, respectful, and a joy to have at the house. I am a hands-on, motivated homeowner who likes to understand and be involved in the process and allowed for that motivation, ensuring a good feeling all-around.
I have considerable experience with house projects and remodeling and have never written a review for someone who worked on our house. After working with Ash, I was inspired to do so. He is able to work constructively, determine a successful course of action, and ensure that the final product is great -- a combination of talent that is not easy to find in Utah.


- Ali Z.
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Rays crew is professional and they know what they are doing. We have received many compliments on the new driveway and porch. We will be using them again in the future to redo our backyard porch.
- james G.
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I purchased the deal, but was unable to use it. The owner was a tremendous help. He was able to guide me in a better direction on how to go about getting the type of work I needed done and he was very knowledgeable.
- Louise J.
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The guy came and said the cost for the work I needed would be more than the price. He also said it was 2 men for 4 hours for the price, I could not get an firm estimate out of him and was not comfortable doing business with them so I cancelled the job.
- Joan D.

Concrete Contractors in Acton, CA

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Aaron's Construction

3127 East Ave. J-14
Lancaster

Ace remodeling inc.

18340 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana

Advance Solutions Co

12812 Clemson Dr
Eastvale

AJV General Construction

43023 40th st west
Lancaster

all in one construction

21092 shaws flat school rd

Alma Gardening Co.

2583 Sierra Hwy
Acton

Alonso Landscape Care

39537 166th St E
Palmdale

American Construction

4518 W Ave K
Lancaster

Best Handyman Services

11132 E. Ave R-6

Bishop Construction

P.O. box 378
Lee Vining

Blair General Contracting

16318 Londelius St
North Hills

Boydston Construction, Inc.

1620 N. Inyo Street
Ridgecrest

Built Strong Construction

14431 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

California Certified

12663 Ralston Ave
Sylmar

CBM

PO Box 9973
Moreno Valley

Central Coast Acoustic Ceilings

PO Box 580
Grover Beach

Churchill Construction

1341 West Kildare St.
Lancaster

Complete Concrete

101 Larch Ct
Bodfish

Demeo Construction

P.O. Box 2051
Windsor

DP Environments

11021 Daines Dr
Temple City

Genesis Cocrete

PO Box 1002
Lompoc

Genesis Concrete Services SIS

420 South G Street
Lompoc

GFA Masonry Concrete

2630 West Ave M-4
Palmdale

Green Renovation, Inc.

15024 Hesby Street
Sherman Oaks

Greenbee Landscape

1022 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster

Highland Concrete

29233 106th St E
Littlerock

Honest Handyman

Lancaster
Lancaster

Impressive Construction

P.O. BOX 3035
Huntington Park

Interactive Visions West

4129 Roosevelt Trl
Frazier Park

J&R Landscape

6964 Coronado Way
Riverside

J.D.S. CONSTRUCTION

2036 Nevada city hiwy
Grass Valley

JB Costruction

42617 4th St E
Lancaster

Jones Handyman

Lancaster

Joseph Lutz Construction

PO Box 491
Soulsbyville

Kick Concrete

Lancaster

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

L & S Construction

PO Box 1318
Littlerock

L McQueen Inc.

525 S Mirage Ave
Lindsay

landscaping & masonry

8869 peach ave

lane concrete cutting and coring inc.

857n brand blvd
San Fernando

LaValle & Sons Construction

39450 3RD ST EAST
Palmdale

Lepage Construction

1173 West Ave
Palmdale

LJM Construction Inc

2051 Langley St.
Oxnard

LV'S Concrete

38603 Sage Tree St
Palmdale

Majestic C&I

5779 Spice St
Lancaster

Manuel Fernandez Construction

36976 Cherry St.
Newark

michael david construction

534 w hedges
Fresno

MIKE READMAN CONCRETE

35421 31ST ST W
Acton

Mike's Artificial Grass

2271 Clanfield Ave.
Acton

MOJAM INC.

PO BOX 1270
Littlerock

Ortiz Concrete

1255 east ave j2

PDC Construction

3935 La Sierra Ave
Riverside

Pooltechs - The Pool & Spa Specialists

25852 McBean Parkway
Valencia

R&H Construction

37363 Rd 425c
Coarsegold

Rafael's Concrete Service

202 campfire dr
California City

RJD Construction

12188 central ave #455
Chino

Rjk Builders

PO Box 2056
Lancaster

Rockhard Concrete

37608 5th St E
Palmdale

Romanazzi General Engineering

69 cornucopia
Exeter

Saber Foundation Repair

41357 Date Street
Murrieta

SERAFINE SEGUNDO AGUILAR

30101 ALISO CANYON RD
Palmdale

Sims Services

42888 Lowhill Drive
Lake Hughes

Sir G All Corporation

18660 Altario St
La Puente

Stephen E Beaver Concrete

40550 27th St W
Palmdale

Stoneline General Contractors Inc.

2117 windbreak dr
Rosamond

Temecula Property Improvement

30890 Bardmore Dr
Temecula

The Concrete Movement

3199 Plummers Dr Ste 16
Chico

The Gate Doctor

4051 E Avenue S 4
Palmdale

Trussell Construction

32740 Wisconsin St
Acton

Van Note Construction

PO Box 826
San Miguel

W. L. Vickers Construction, Inc

33562 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa

West Coast Construction

18453 Donna Lane
Perris

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