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provided a timely & complete estimate and explained how the work would be done and the timing. The work was performed on time and his staff was pleasant and professional.

-Cynthia W.

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comes personally to every job, and on that first day he and his crew removed the furniture from the porch, (including my wicker swing) and" tore out the front steps and the slates on the porch. There is a small porch (5x8) level with the front entrance, and four steps going down to the larger patio/porch( 11x30). He leveled the area after removing the slates, laid out and framed the sidewalks, and then left a man here to frame the new steps. The evening prior to the scheduled pouring of the cement, I noticed the frame for the new steps was larger (and nicer) than those they tore out. They would've been much nicer than the originals, but, unfortunately, it looked like my swing would bump into them every time it moved! The swing was not there, and the framer didn't consider it when he was working. The swing can't be moved the other way due to a large chimney on the other side, and I certainly l wasn't about to give up that swing! I texted
(it was fairly late in the evening) and he called me immediately. He cancelled the pour, came out first thing in the morning, and had a worker stay and reframe the steps.....no problem at all. He apologized for the mistake and took care of it right a way. This was a bigger job than it may sound. My small porch was resurfaved and finished to match the new steps. My large porch/patio was totally redone and the finish makes it look alot like stone! The sidewalk parallels the driveway and I may occassionally want to park on the patio in winter, so it's all 5-6" thick, so as to be drivable! He then added a cement apron to the
of the porch for smooth turning in off the driveway. I cannot say enough good things about
and his crew. They are experienced, know their business, but best of all,
is a perfectionest! I am pretty picky, some call it OCD, but every concern I had was quickly addressed by him and done to my great satisfaction. Not only do I highly recommend him, I've already booked him to redo my driveway and add a turnaround behind the house!

-DIANE C.

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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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Stamped Concrete reviews in Cocoa

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Ok....had to come back several times and redo cracks, surfacing and sealing. Original seal was water based and came off. Redid with acrylic seal. Some paint and seal spots missed first time. Very responsive to getting right.
- Michael H.
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Arrowhead is great to work with and they do wonderful work.
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, the owner responded promptly to my inquiry and priced the job fairly. They were a little on the high end of the scale, but worth it! The crew showed up exactly when promised, kept me apprised of how the job was progressing each step of the way, and they were very respectful of my property. They were very patient as we worked together to mix the stain colors to my satisfaction. Although the nature of the job it is a messy process, they did their best to keep things as neat as possible and their clean up after the job was phenomenal. The best I have ever experienced with any contractor. I would highly recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone.

- Nadia H.
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It looked great for the first couple of months, before the texture started separating from the base in numerous places. It took several months of calls and emails, to get them back out here to repair the separations. All they did was slap some stain on top of the base coat, leaving the project looking far less than satisfactory. The layers continue to separate and expose the base.
- Peggy B.
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We had few problems with the scheduling as
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stated his company was receiving a lot of angie's clients from the promotion he was conducting. However, once they came out to do the work, everything went well. I will hire them again.
- Felton H.
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did a fantastic job designing and installing our stamped concrete patio and sitting wall. The crew was professional and they made every effort to minimize the impact to the rest of my front yard. My wife and I were extremely happy with the service and quality of the patio. Highly recommend them for any concrete work you may have. There price was very reasonable and the quality can't be beat.
- Daniel M.
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My neighbor hired
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to pour a stamped concrete patio + sidewalk and I went over and talked to
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(the owner) about doing my driveway extension since he and his crew was already next door. He came over, measured and gave me a great price (because his crew was already on-site) and because his company offers very competitive pricing in general. After I accepted the estimate his crew went to work - FAST and HARD working crew. They did the prep work on 3/28/2015 and the pour on Monday 3/30/2015. My existing driveway was exposed aggregate, and the new driveway extension
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poured matched perfectly. Exposed is very hard to match and can vary in rock size, rock type, and rock texture. He matched is perfectly, and no one can even tell the driveway was extended (looks natural). I couldn't be happier with
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, glad I came across them.
- Joe J.
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May 13, 2015, payment was made to Mr.
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in the amount of $6200.00 for pouring a concrete patio and stamping it. It looked good from what my husband Nick and I could see, but we were not able to walk on it for a few days or more. Once we were able to thoroughly inspect the job, we found approximately 10 areas where the stamped area was bubbling and cracking, which is not normal. We have made numerous attempts between May 20th to the present to contact Mr.
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about the issue, and to date, he has refused to meet with us to discuss the issues and/or the fix. He has been verbally abusive to my husband on the phone for sending pictures of the problem areas that he requested. He sent his
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out to take a look at the bubbling cracks on or around
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17th, and to finally seal the patio, which should have been done within 30 days, and was not. His
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could only say Mr.
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was going to be on vacation, and we still have heard nothing in return from Mr.
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about the shotty work that he did here. We would not have had Mr.
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complete the work had he not done such a good job for one of our neighbors. Now we are expecting him to meet with us to identify how he is going to address the problems. We did everything that was requested of us and more to help this job go smoothly, and feel we were taken horrible advantage of throughout this process. Mr.
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has never come by to talk with us about the issues or even view them, and admits that the stamping objects he used ripped the cement. He will not look at or address our concerns about the cracks that are in the overlay, but says we are being nitpicky.
- Nick & Cindy B.
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The crew was always on time. They did a great job. They cleaned up after themselves every day. The crew was always polite.
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, the owner's son, was especially awesome to deal with. They projected a time and they actually finished about a week early. They even did extra work - built me a bench out of a tree that they took down from my yard - as a gift without me even asking! It was a complete surprise. The big thing is that they were not afraid to work! They worked from morning to night, even if it drizzled a little bit. They didn't try to find any little excuse to leave.
- Michael B.

Stamped Concrete Contractors in Cocoa, FL

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A & W Concrete LLC

8525 Babcock St SE
Palm Bay

ABC Concrete Inc

5645 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island

AC Construction Group

P.O. Box 101124
Melbourne

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cat Resurfacing Inc

494 Gebhardt St
Palm Bay

COASTAL CONSTRUCTION LLC

2450 Minton Road
Melbourne

CONCRETE DESIGNS OF FLORIDA

565 Acacia
Melbourne

Concrete Visions Inc

1405 W Central Ave
Merritt Island

Coulter Designs

1865 14th Ave
Vero Beach

CTI of Florida

125 Peachtree St
Cocoa

Curb Pro

Enterprise Ct. John Rhodes BLVD
Melbourne

Deck-Tech

Cocoa

Designer Concrete

4005 43 Ave
Vero Beach

Done Right Contracting LLC

1950 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay

FCS Florida Concrete Services

202 Bedford Pl
Cocoa

Flashy Footwear

PO Box 236152
Cocoa

KSC CONCRETE

1740 Huntington Ln
Rockledge

Lash Design Corp

575 Gus Hipp Blvd Unit B
Rockledge

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

Omega Paver and Concrete Designs

1865 Hamlin Ct
Titusville

Payton Stone Company

275 Lynn Ave
Satellite Beach

Peaco Custom Services

1853 Cogan Dr SE
Palm Bay

REMBRANDT SURFACE SYSTEMS

4668 Ashton Rd.
Sarasota

Robert Byars Concrete

1695 E Stardust Dr
Malabar

Senior Wellness Specialists

930 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton

Space Coast Property Services

1220 Cheney Hwy.
Titusville

Stephen Smith, Inc

4808 Fairsun St

Stillwater Construction

2555 Cason Lane
Malabar

STRNAD CUSTOM BUILDERS

4040 Pepper Tree Street
Grant

The Aerial Companies, Inc.

4492 MERCANTILE AVE
Naples

TREVOR BAGGETTE CUSTOM COATINGS,INC

1270 N wICKHAM RD
Melbourne

Walter Contracting Co Inc

1236 Primrose Pl
Rockledge

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WBG CONCRETE AND CARPENTRY INC

1230 nova terrace
Titusville

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