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"Uriel did a fantastic job! We found him on Angie's list after scheduling with another contractor and having that contractor not show up! My husband called Uriel" and he came out right away to give us an estimate. His estimate was the same as everyone else's so we decided to move the project over to
. We were promptly emailed a typed bid explaining the bid and what exactly we were paying for. Uriel was very professional every step of the way and kept in constant contact letting us know about any schedule changes and really explained to us how the project was going to work. Although it was a small project (just a back patio) my husband and I were nervous to spend money on a back patio like this. It only took him a day to complete and it looks fantastic! He made it match our existing patio so the whole thing will be consistent. My husband and I were very pleased with his work and will definitely use him again for future projects!

-Brian D.

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at the number provided here on Angie's List, a woman answered the line with just a, "hello?". I thought" maybe I had the wrong number since most businesses will usually answer the phone by stating the company name first. After confirming I had the right number, I began to tell her the kind of work I was looking to have done and then proceeded to ask a few questions but she stopped me mid-sentence and I asked if I could just text her from my cell with my address so that her husband (the person that does the actual work) could give me a call back to answer my questions. I thought it was odd that she asked for my home address so soon, but I proceeded to send it anyway. She told me her husband would call me back in 20-30 minutes. But....nothing. I actually didn't get a call back from the husband until late that evening but wasn't able to pick up the phone at the time. He called back again 2-3 times the next morning and left a few messages stating that he was outside my home for 'our appointment'. Having never spoken with him or confirming any type of appointment time, I was confused. Why was he showing up at my house unannounced early in the morning and giving me grief (via voice message) for not 'showing up' for our meeting??? Once I could finally get to the door after dealing with a fussy toddler, he was gone. I tried giving him a call back but only got voicemail, so I left a message. Never got a call back, never an apology for showing up without prior notice, nothing. What I did get though, was a very
text from the wife: "We had an appointment today at 9am but no one showed up...what's up with that?" I responded with the facts: "We never had an appointment scheduled because I never actually got my questions answered because I never actually spoke to anyone that would have done so. How could I have scheduled an appointment without having had a conversation about it?" After that exchange, I still received no apology, no offer to actually schedule a real appointment and make things right, nothing. I haven't heard from anyone from
since. If this is any indication as to how they treat potential customers, what does that say about how they treat actual paying customers? These are the absolute facts. I have the texts and voice messages to prove all of it. If you were thinking about using their services, think twice. My suggestions? STAY AWAY from

-Celyna 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.


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.


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.




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. 



Concrete Repair reviews in Athens


I called 5 companies for an estimate to replace part of a shared driveway including the apron & sidewalk. Four of the companies gave me an estimate for the work. Two of the companies refused to get the permit to do the work.
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& Sons answered my questions, said they would obtain the permit for the job, and scheduled the work in a timely manner. They did an excellent job on the driveway.
This is a shared driveway. I could not see the workers from my house so I made a point to go out to where they were working several times a day. The men working on the driveway seemed fine with my "checking out" what they were doing and with me asking questions. They were always polite.
As this is a shared driveway. I asked
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& Sons to notify both of my neighbors ( who would be sharing the cost) of when the project would be started so they could move their cars. That was just in case something happened that I could not notify them.
Athens Concrete Repair Contractors Provider Name Locked
& Sons did notify all of us in a timely manner.
- Elizabeth B.

We contracted
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to excavate and construct the walls and floor of our new home. First off the planning staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with site layout, the excavation subcontractor they used was nice and did a fine job. The crew that completed the footers and set and poured the walls were very nice and answered any questions ask. After the walls were set and forms removed the corners were in bad shape (forms are not vibrated)
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sent someone out repeatedly to "patch" them. When the floor crew came to pour the floor I was unable to be on site, they poured the floor on a windy day (not good) the floor came out with dipped and raised areas. They had to come back out and take out a 5x5 section and replace it, the floor cracked everywhere except the lines they cut. At this point I had to contact the owner more than 5 times to get him out and look at the flooring, when I finally got him to come out he brought two crewmembers with a small angle grinder to fix the floor. After the owner inspected the floor he had to rent a floor grinder to attempt to smooth the floor out. We were told that what was not ground down were within the contract allowance, so now we are left with a lumpy floor that does not slop to the sump drain. I would not use them again. See for yourself, look up
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on YouTube and see the job they did for me.
- stephen H.

Everything went well. We worked with
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and he was great. They kept to their schedule and did nice work. The framers commented on how level the foundation was, which was a positive sign of their good work.
- David R.

It did take some time for him to schedule my house which I fully
understood since he gets busy. He does nice work and when we finally
got a date, he stuck to it.
When it was done, I called asking him to look at an area since it looked
like it needed more top coat. He came right out and looked and put
another coat on it.
I recommend him for not only resurfacing but to install your patio.
- Craig W.

Not only did
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come out before the project began but also his Manager did also.
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designed me a front sidewalk that would absolutely take your breath away and made it come true!!! The workers showed up on time, were very personable and you could actually tell that they enjoyed their job, took pride in it and were Masters of their skills in every way. I have no words to thank each and every one involved as I am totally in awe of the outcome!!! I HIGHLY suggest this company to anyone seeking a superior job and have the confidence that it will be a "masterpiece!!!" You guys are welcome at my home anytime!!! God is GOOD!!!
- Brian C.

Highly unethical with use of illegal workers who were complaining about being minimally paid and not being paid for transportation time and overtime. Foreman left worksite during work hours frequently. At times he was intoxicated. Another foreman was not even able to speak English fluently. Disorganization in following plans and purchase of materials. Business Owner asked for side payment, fishy use of ghost suppliers and cash payment to avoid reporting tax revenue. Unreliability of how many workers would show up. Some workers showed up
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. Very unprofessional, unreliable and unethical. End job had to be repeated because of errors in reading plans and poor execution of concrete finishing.

The finished product was as expected. A change order was handled easily and at a fair price. The job was executed with intensity, which is to say they started and kept working until they were done. Clean up was good.
Five years later we have had some movement at the stairs and some hairline cracks by the house - which we expect because of our expansive clay soils. However, the walkways /stairs are holding together and look great.

- Don G.

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arrived promptly and got right to work. Repairs to the water damage on the shower ceiling are almost unnoticeable. Hole in the closet wall was fixed. Cleaned up so that I couldn't even tell he'd been here. This company does many other kinds of repairs and renovations. Will definitely be calling them back!
- Teresa M.

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112 Blackthorne rd

A To Z All Trees LLC

273 Peggy Meadows Ln



Advance Southern

10168 Azalea Dr

Affordable Athens handymen

705 spring valley road #75

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

581 Webb Industrial Dr

ARI Construction & Roofing Inc

PO Box 103







Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CCI Contractors

PO Box 1223

ChrisJanes Outdoor Construction

1640 Wrightsville Ch. Rd.

concrete etc

613 Fox Run





Daniel Brown Construction

1126 Flatwoods Rd

Don Cooper Masonry


EDT Construction & Remodeling

35 Railroad St

ETL Construction

1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Halo Construction Inc.

PO Box 328

Harris Waterproofing & Construction Inc.

3050 Five Forks Trickum Rd.

Hogan Builders Inc.

305 Old Commerce Road

JBR Enterprises Inc

4584 Knightsbridge Rd
Flowery Branch

Jireh Masonry

4343 Walkertown Rd

Lawson Design Construct

1321 Comer Rd



Leeshire, Inc.

211 W Jefferson St









Sandpiper Contractors

2621 Round Ridge Road



Steeleys Lawncare and Remodeling

232 s. myrtle street

Stucco Inspections & Repair Inc

9810 Medlock Bridge Rd

Trademark Contractors, LLC

5215 Palmero Ct

TS Landscaping

112 Juniper Lane

Umbrella construction

102 N Center st

Viking Development Group,LLC

4625 Trilogy Park Trail

Weaver Guy Trim & Remodeling

2455 Azalea Drive

Wolf Development Inc

122 S Stratford Dr

Works Of Art

323 Hickory Street
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