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came to do the estimate and arrived 45 minutes early. My husband had wanted to be there as well and" had left work to be home in time for the appointment. I showed
the plans and the area, he took a few measurements and was gone in 20 minutes. He passed my husband on the road and rolled down his window and yelled 'looks good I'll get you an estimate'. The estimate came in weeks later with several mistakes that took time to correct. The final estimate arrived in June and I paid the 20% down and signed the contract. And waited. And waited. Finally in August the site surveyors came out and immediately noted that
hadn't included a cement pumper in the estimate.
then emailed us a change order for another 10% of the contract price to cover the pumper and demanded we sign the order and pay. We laughed out loud - who forgets to include a cement pumper in a cement job? - and declined, saying it was their error.
called, yelled 'we're not in the business of losing money, I'm canceling the contract', and mailed our check back. So we are left with unsafe steps at the end of a building season, and have to start the process all over. I went through Building Industry Associates of Lancaster to see if they could get
to stand by their "stated commitment to providing its customers with fair pricing and quality service" but instead
quoted another part of the contract that gives them the ability to cancel any contract at any time, up to 3 days before the work is scheduled to start. I have since found out that they used to be Stampcrete of Lancaster until they 'rebranded' (the CEO's term - friends in the
area said they were forced to do this because of all the bad work they did) and moved to Lititz. They upgraded to a more professional website but you'll note around the web the only glowing testimonials are from nebulous customers in 2012. This has worked out for them - they collected the interest on our deposit and have moved on to other work. If their business plan is to get in a lot of work by issuing fraudulent estimates, and then basically blackmailing customers for more money right before the job is suppose to start, I guess they'll be 'rebranding' again soon.

-Mary W.

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"This was the nicest group of guys. They were professional, efficient, and very detail oriented. We are so pleased with the results. He was very informative and" answered all of my questions during the consultation and even let me add my dogs paw print into the wet concrete. They kept me involved throughout the process to make sure it looked exactly as we wanted. The color/staining/texture combo came out better than I imagined. We are very happy with them and their work and have two more jobs booked with them later this year. Thank you Thank you!!!

-David B.

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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 Ruskin

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D & E was great to work with.
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went above and beyond to make sure everything was done right. It is very obvious they care about customer service and making sure the customer is happy with everything being done. They are honest and very helpful on the decisions that need to be made. Will tell everyone about D & E!
- Tim L.
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Could not have gone worse....showed up drunk with inexperienced help. It took them over a week and they destroyed my entire yard!! They finish on the concrete was terrible ,they did not put in expansion joint till a week later.the concrete is cracking everywhere and needs to be removed and re-poured by a different contractor.the owner
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has done this kind of work to several other people...I wish I had seen a review like this!!! Use this Company and you will regret it!!
- Jason H.
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Contractor answered the phone when I called and came out the same day to bid. Wasn't the cheapest bid , but the showed up on time and cleaned up after themselves. The concrete looks great!

- JEFF F.
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was out first to quote authentic, genuine, honest and on-time. Crew showed up on time and ensured the patio shape was what I envisioned. Remaining crews came out day 2 & day 3. Job finished and well done!
- Sarah R.
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(owner) is one of the more responsive contractors I have met. He replied to emails, text, and phone calls in a timeline manner and was very personable.
The work was done close to the scheduled date and when his crews did arrive, they were very courteous, careful not to damage my lawn, and asked me many questions about how I wanted my layout. It took about 4 days from forms to finalizing the concrete. They worked well into the evening to make sure the job got done.
Pricing was a little higher than other estimates, but
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was fair when we needed to negotiate some adjustments to the job.
I am very happy with the work and would use them again.
- Ruby N.
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Prices were very competitive. Great cleanup and no mess was left around. He was very instrumental with getting the work done in a timely fashion!
- Donna N.
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came promptly and met with me at the site to review the scope of work. He offered several suggestions to speed the project while there.
Written, detailed quote was received within 48 hours of the visit for estimate of work.
He and his assistance arrived as scheduled and completed hanging the ceiling and wall drywall boards in less than two days. The following day all seams were taped and sealed. Allowing the sealing material to dry over the weekend he returned on Monday and rough sanded and applied another sealing. This took two days to dry due to humid weather conditions. Once all was dry he and his crew sanded all surfaces before applying a drywall sealer primer coat.
Although he could have rushed the job he did not and took his time to ensure all sealed surfaces, then primed surfaces were dry before proceeding. Humid weather conditions did not speed this process!. Once all primer was dry, he repeated the process applying two coats of ceiling and wall paint 2 days apart to ensure complete drying.
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's total commit to perfection ensured that he will be the first choice when we need any drywall, painting or light construction.
- Tom G.
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From the first phone call to the last email
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were the the nicest and most professional contractors I have delt with. They were punctual with appointments and call backs. They even offered to come out on the
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4th weekend if it was more convenient for us. Throughout the whole process they had great ideas and listened to whatever we had to say. Their crew was also wonderful, all very freindly and courteous. And then there is the work itself, absolutely perfect! We had alot of concrete poured and there is not a flaw to be found.
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even pointed out a few things that he did not like that I didn't see and made sure they were fixed perfectly. We had a few estimates that were less but I sure didn't mind paying a little more for the quality, service and enthusiasm that we received. I would recommend
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to anyone in a second. The service and quality we received for the money was worth every penny.
- Patrick C.

Stamped Concrete Contractors in Ruskin, FL

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A & F Construction Inc

1121 W Price Blvd # 13
North Port

A Algae Eaters

37440 Phelps Road
Zephyrhills

A. A. Services

4553 Audery ln
Newport Richey

ABM Aluminum Inc

1021 South Combee Road
Lakeland

ABOVE THE REST PAINTERS

7037 Lenape Cir
New Port Richey

Absolute Asphalt & Concrete

1010 Commerce Blvd N
Sarasota

Acclaim Service Group

1324 Seven Springs Blvd, PMB 325
New Port Richey

ADVANCED MASONRY SYSTEMS

5403 ASHTON CT
Sarasota

AKO Framing & Construction, Inc

468 Waterfall Dr
Spring Hill

Artisan Operations, LLC.

11563 57th St Cir E
Parrish

Artistic Decking

26717 Hickory Loop
Lutz

Astro Crete

3440 Troy Dr.
Zephyrhills

B&H Construction Inc General Contractors

4025 Morris Bridge Rd
Zephyrhills

Beck's Lawn Care and Landscaping

12297 Croft Drive
Largo

Belsley Construction, Inc.

1406 Dew Bloom Rd.
Valrico

Bing Gwong Plastering

845 42nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg

Blue Gator Construction Corp

9639 Alvernon Drive
New Port Richey

Boyd Construction Company

21 6th St N
Saint Petersburg

Buckeye Excavating

1880 Starkey Rd
Largo

CCR Custom Concrete LLC

1913 Redwing circle
Port St. Lucie

Classic Kool Decks Inc

373 Osawaw Blvd
Spring Hill

CNK Construction, Inc.

10937 N 29th St
Tampa

Coastal Contracting & Restoration, LLC.

4710 96th Street
St. Petersburg

Colvin Inc.

11382 81st Pl
Seminole

COMPLETE POOL RENOVATIONS INC

PO BOX 14835
Clearwater

Concrete Wizard Inc

627 Crystal Dr
Palm Harbor

Couch Brick Pavers Inc

17863 Hunting Bow Cir
Lutz

CR & C Stucco, Inc.

3519 46th St E
Bradenton

Cross Life Construction Inc

3700 Perdew Drive
Land O Lakes

Deck Solutions

5855 Pauma Ct.
Sarasota

Diamond Refinishing llc

4468 baycedar lane

Diversified Building Contractors LLC

11705 Boyette Road suite 463

DONALDSON CONSTRUCTION CO LLC

517 LAKE MIRIAM DR
Lakeland

DuncanAmerica

4479 45th St S
Saint Petersburg

e-construction group Inc.

8601 4th Street N.
Saint Petersburg

Eicher Construction

4815 Hoyer Dr
Sarasota

EJS CONSTRUCTION

2324 N HIGHLAND AVE
Tampa

Epoxy Floor Coating

1969 Crystal Lake dr
Lakeland

Eva Claire Corp

4613 West North A St
Tampa

Exterior Basics

2425 Geigel Ave
Orlando

Eyecandy Hardscaping LLC

4053 Center Pointe PL
Sarasota

FAM Paving and Sealcoating

32101 Foxfire Ln
Deland

FlatWorks, Inc.

305 Bear Ridge Cir. Suite 101

FLOOR TECHNOLOGIES

11911 W OKEECHOBEE RD
Hialeah

GALLON CREATIVE CONCRETE INC.

10018 Memorial Highway
Tampa

GB Pavers

1172 N Jefferson Ave
Sarasota

General Construction & Maintenance

11139 Bridgecreek Dr
Riverview

Gone Coastal Roofing & Building

4250 Bell Ave
Sarasota

Gulfshore Tropical Landscaping

710 5th St. N
Saint Petersburg

H.A.S. Construction Solutions, Inc.

226 12th Ave NE
Saint Petersburg

Handyman 360, LLC

10710 Estates Del Sol Dr
Riverview

Handyman Quality Painter

11112 N 20th St
Tampa

Harry Long Masonry

6990 82nd Ave N
Pinellas Park

High Performance Concrete

12341 Shadow Ridge Blvd.
Hudson

Hildebrand Construction & Remodeling LLC

6605 33rd Street East
Sarasota

Home-Aide Services

8033 Paperbark Ln
Port Richey

Impressions Decorative

19206 Sunlake Blvd
Lutz

Island Contractor

6118 39th av north

J&S Concrete and Coatings INC

5101 Janes Dr
Wimauma

JASON O'BERRY INC.

6355 PINE RIDGE DR.
Brooksville

JMD Global Developers LLC

35 West Pine Street
Orlando

KAIN Contracting

14323 Lucerne Dr, Ste 101
Tampa

King Construction and Energy Management

508 Parker Lane
Winterhaven

L.R.E. Construction Services, LLC

1115 South Main Street
Brooksville

Larry J Morelli, Inc.

5153 Montford Circle
Spring Hill

Larry's Designer Decks

4312 McAllister Lane
North Port

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

Lubke Construction LLC

119 Forest Hills Dr
Saint Petersburg

M & G Janitorial Services

P.O. Box 2925
Land O' Lakes

Master Concrete Coatings

1808 South Club Ct
Tampa

Michiels Home Improvements

3866 Royal Hammock Blvd.
Sarasota

Moresi Construction Inc.

2526 Chapel Way
Tampa

Mr. Epoxy & Paint

2005 17th Ave West
Bradenton

My Handy Craftsman Inc

1950 Lee Rd.
Winter Park

Northdale Concrete Demolition Co

18518 Sapwood St
Tampa

OMNE BORDERS

20021 Pergola Bend Ln
Tampa

Paradigm Property Services

2880 Sequoia Ln
Sarasota

Paul Schaper Roofing, Inc

8949 Gall Blvd
Zephyrhills

Paverstone Inc.

PO BOX 3088
Pinellas Park

Paving Crew, Inc

2150 17th St
Sarasota

Perkins Concrete Inc

6692 119th Ave
Largo

Premier Concrete Design

2152 Portofino Place
Palm Harbo

Pro-Crete Designs of Tampa Bay LLC

1662 Laura St
Clearwater

PROTURN Property Solutions

634 Blue Taverna Ln
Clearwater

R & E Plastering

3115 GULFWIND DR
Land O Lakes

REMBRANDT SURFACE SYSTEMS

4668 Ashton Rd.
Sarasota

Reyes Handyman Services Inc.

1010 N Parsons Ave
Brandon

Rizzo and Pacuraw, Inc

5581 66th Avenue North
Pinellas Park

Rook's Contracting

13023 Delwood Rd
Tampa

Safe Surface Solutions LLC

PO Box 393
Safety Harbor

Sattefield Home Repair

1039 Old South Dr.
Polk City

Schultz Builders, Inc. and Schultz Pools, Inc.

1950 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg

ScottshandyManService

490 Cape Cod Loop

ServiceMaster Clean

7840 Professional Pl
Tampa

Sherwood Professionals Inc

4543 Northgate Ct
Sarasota

Stone Specialties Inc

4322 Pipkin Creek Rd
Lakeland

Stonehenge Construction Group, Inc.

5722 Sea Turtle Pl
Apollo Beach

SURFACE CITY INC.

2398 COMMERCIAL WAY
Spring Hill

TAMPA BAY BRICK PAVERS & SERVICES INC.

1784 SPLIT FORK DR
Oldsmar

Tampa Curbing

20480 Colonial Hill DR # 203

Tampa Decking and Pools

3837 Northdale Blvd
Tampa

TAMPA POOL RESTORATIONS

25516 Inkwood Place
Wesley Chapel

Taylor-Made Surfacing

P.O.BOX 25871
Sarasota

TED'S SEPTIC TANKS

130 ED SCANLON LN
Seffner

TerrazzoGuy.com

10 S Shell Rd.
Debary

The Cruikshank Group

20628 Wild Plum Ct
Land O Lakes

Top Notch Floor Decor Inc

6501 Orient Rd.
Tampa

Trinity 1 Construction LLC

16057 Tampa Palms Blvd
Tampa

Tucson Finishes Inc

6418 Kathleen Dr
Hudson

Unique Custom Remodeling LLC

2424 Peterson Rd
Lakeland

Wadeco USA Inc

5109 Garden Vale Ave
Tampa

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WHC Distributors

8380 Ulmerton Rd
Largo

Wise Property Services

1410 E. georgia st.
Bartow

YETI Construction Inc

13301 Neptune Dr
Hudson

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