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"The work to be done was properly explained & all our questions/concerns answered. They went above & beyond to meet our needs; even to the point of rescheduling" the work from the initial agreed on date to accommodate us. The crew was punctual, thorough & professional. The work was completed on time & as promised. The steps look great!! We’re very satisfied & highly recommend them & would use them again in the future.

-Alicia G.

"The person the provider sent to my home, sat in my kitchen and we spoke of several designs. He said he he was going to go back to the office and come up with several" drawings and return to discuss. This did not happen, what did happen, I received an emailed with the most simplistic design of all that we discussed. It stated in the deal on Angie's List "final in-home plan review", this never happened, neither was is suggested that this would happen. No one every returned to my home with any review. The provider explained they had scheduling conflict with bringing the design program on the first visit, but never offered to bring it on a follow-up visit, which would have been the "Final in-home review". The provider offered $100 off if I had them do the work. Why would I have them do the work if they hadn't followed through on the original deal for the design. I was very disappointed.

-Rachel J.

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Concrete repair: How to avoid common scams

If you have a concrete driveway or patio, repair is inevitable. Understanding the quote and repair process can help save money on a needed concrete repair.

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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.



Concrete Repair reviews in Ellijay


I called
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to put in a patio area to include use for a hot tub and a
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came out and gave me a bid and suggestions for my patio which was great. We talked and agreed to staining the patio, adding in a diamond pattern for control joints, and to stamped the concrete to look like stone. A price was agreed upon and then we moved forward from there. I made it clear that I wanted the job done right as opposed to quickly and problematic, especially since we were working with concrete which doesn’t have a lot of room for changes once it is poured. That was the last time I saw
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, although I had plenty of conversations with him over the phone and via text message.
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told me before the frame was laid that he had a car accident and was struggling with injuries. I cannot verify his physical condition or deny it and for my part his story hasn’t change over the course of our interactions.
His workers came out and were polite and helpful, but did not appear to know much about concrete and what you should and shouldn’t do. They didn’t speak much English and it was really hard to get them to do things the way the contract was written unless I talked with
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and then he would relay the information back to his guys. Because
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was not on the job site I was basically acting like the supervisor/general contractor. I had to check all the requirements and make sure that they were being met for pouring concrete. Things that I dealt with were:
1. putting rebar/wire mesh in place for the entire area
2. getting the footings for the future
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dug, and then not filling them back up with dirt
3. correcting the frame so that the height was correct and the concrete wouldn’t fail his guys had 3/4” when we were supposed to have 3-4”
4. pointing out an area where there wasn’t framing
5. making sure the sprinklers were capped where the patio would be placed
6. removing some trim pieces from a column they would be pouring around
7. ensuring that the rebar that was placed into the house was at the correct height
8. getting road base put down to make the foundation secure.
All of this I would relay all through
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to get the work done, but I was wondering why I was paying him when all he did was provide the laborers and none of his experience in concrete work. When we got to the point where the framing was done and the concrete was getting ready to be poured
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wasn’t able to come out because he was still suffering from physical struggles related to his car wreck. And this is where things got bad.
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asked me if we could use the area behind my property to deliver the concrete and I told him I would try to find out but that we should not until I found out otherwise. To my dismay his workers had dirt delivered from a preserve behind my fence to shorten the trips with wheelbarrows in the morning. I was then informed that
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couldn’t pay for the concrete himself due to credit card fraud or something like that so I called the concrete company and paid them with my card. When the concrete arrived his guys wanted the truck to go in the preserve again and the concrete truck driver refused and after an hour or so he left to dump the concrete back at the plant before it dried in his truck. We rescheduled pouring concrete the next day and
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was to take care of getting the concrete paid for and resolving the concrete delivery since he believed it wasn’t fair to charge him/me twice for the concrete when it wasn’t delivered. Later that day I found myself talking with city
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and wildlife due to the delivery of dirt in the morning and was told not to do it again. I called
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and specifically told him that we could not pour the concrete from the preserver and he agreed. The next morning I woke up at 6:30 to the sound of a concrete truck in the preserve behind my house. Concrete pouring was a mess, neighbors were angry and told the concrete company not to let any concrete out of the truck and the police were called. After talking with them part of the concrete was delivered from the preserve and then city code enforcement along with city
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and wildlife showed up again. They moved the concrete truck to the front and the guys wheelbarrowed the rest of the concrete to the backyard.
The quality of the work was then evident after the guys left. Framing was done poorly so that the sides were not straight, curves were wobbly left and right as well and vertically and in some areas concrete didn’t even touch the ground. The stain that was applied was stronger on one side than the other and there was an obvious patch job where the foundation gave way below. I had a diamond pattern made with smaller diamonds in a few intersections and paid $850.00 extra to have this done. The diamonds are anything but symmetrical or lined up. The lines are all wobbly and in some cases weren’t even parallel. The stamping of the concrete is a joke, we asked for a chiseled slate/stone look and what we got looks more like a kindergartner slopping concrete all over the place, not to mention that it appears totally different from one side pf the patio to the other. The patio itself is like the
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with high and low areas all over. But my biggest concern though is that the patio is overall level and doesn’t shed water, which according to the contract should have been sloped away from the house. The area for the hot tub holds a 10’X6’ area of water, and to top it off the water is likely to flow back into the house through the weep holes. I have waited two weeks calling
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almost daily to find out what we can do to get the patio fixed. He has not been able to make it out due to his physical condition to inspect the patio himself, and it has been about two weeks since his guys have been out to my place to do anything. The patio is currently unfinished and
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has not been answering his phone and neither has his admin. I also checked my credit card recently and saw that I was charged twice for the concrete, which to me means that
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told them to do so, and after calling the concrete company they have told me was the case.
I feel that I have been very patient with
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as this process has taken about two months from initial contact to where I am today, and some of that was due to my
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(about 3 weeks). My only hope at this point is that
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gives me the money back or has the insurance and bonding that he claims to have on Angie’s List so that I can file a claim with them to recoup my cost and make this right… and that’s only if he gets back to me.
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is unable to come out and look at the patio area I have had several other concrete companies come out all who have said the last thing to do is tear out the existing patio unless there is dire need over the phone. All of them have stated clearly that there is no other option for me as the work is very sloppy. The flooding which they guarantee will happen cannot be fixed with the way the concrete was laid. They also expressed a lot of concern because there is no expansion joint between the foundation and the new patio. This as they say will either cause the patio to break into pieces or more than likely crack my house foundation.

- Daniel F.

The men were on time and very professional. The owner,
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, solved a problem I was having with my front steps The sidewalk had sunk. This made the steps uneven in height and a real fall hazard. He raised and sloped the sidewalk. This made the steps equal height and much easier to climb. The added benefit was it makes the water flow away from the house which we all know is a good thing. I also had him evaluate my garage walls which were beginning to chip. He said the walls were fine and were still solid. I thought it was very honest of him. The work was done in a few hours and looks great.

- Wendy H.

We will be hiring him in the near future to replace our driveway with a heated stamped concrete one.
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was an honest guy who has integrity. We look forward to workin with him.
- Carrie D.

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, he looked at it suggested that I patch the area which I did and it work out just fine. Saved me $500, thanks just talking to me helped alot
- Rodney A.

After looking at our job he determined that it was out of the scope of
what he does. However, he spent a lot of time talking to us and giving
us suggestions of who to call to try to fix our problem. He was very
knowledgable and helpful. We would not hesitate to call him for other
- Debra P.

After contacting three contractors for estimates to build an aggregate concrete sidewalk, I decided to go with
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, 210 Dusty RD, Boonville, IN. One factor I considered was that Affordable was building a driveway for one of the new
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homes being built in my subdivision and I was able to see their completed work. Affordable visited my home on Friday March 27, 2015 to get information in order to give me an estimate. Almost a month later, and only after I called, I was given a quote for the work. I was told that they were scheduling jobs several weeks out, but a 10% down payment ($220.00) would get me on the list. On Wednesday April 22, I provided the down payment. On May 26, June 1, and June 3 I left voice messages inquiring about the status of my installation. On June 4, I sent an email inquiry in which
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Knirs responded (surprisingly quick), stating that he was sorry about the no return calls, and that he would call me. He also stated that I was scheduled the first week of
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Knirs did not call me… and Affordable did not show up the first week of
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as promised. I sent an email on Monday
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13 and left a voice message on Thursday
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16 attempting to get a status on my sidewalk installation.
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did not respond to either message. I sent an email on Monday
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20 asking for a refund of my $220.00 down payment. To date I have not received any response nor have I received a refund. I will update this review when I receive my refund.

- Randall A.

We'd already received three bids for driveway repair and widening the backyard walkway but decided to get a fourth bid from
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. So glad we did!! We met with
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, who talked us through our options for the needed repairs, obviously very knowledgeable, and she also -- unlike the previous 3 bidders -- saw other areas that could use improvement, such as the carport drainage and the awkward entryway stoop. For the latter,
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noticed that people tended to step off the narrow concrete walk to the front door and to cut across an area of bark dust to get to the back gate; she suggested expanding that area of concrete. Plus the front stoop had steps on two sides, whereas the natural place to step off was in the middle -- so she suggested wrapping the step all around. Brilliant!
Not only were the ideas for other improvements welcome but also
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came back with their bid promptly and with a very competitive rate.
The work was done professionally, with good communications during the project, and we have been thoroughly pleased with the results. We will certainly look to
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for future concrete jobs on our property.

- Judith H.

The crew from
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did a really great job on excavating and installing a rectangular 12 x 15 stamped concrete patio in my backyard. The patio is adjacent to my porch and backdoor and was installed with ample water run off away from the house. The total time was about 2.5 days to complete the job but would have been quicker if I did not have a few obstacles in my backyard. This is no fault of the crew and they were able to work creatively to still accomplish the job in a timely fashion. The patio was competitively priced to other concrete/excavation companies in the area but actually had less lead time, which was great for us to use the patio this summer and fall.
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was very helpful in fitting my installation in and the crew was very courteous and thorough during the installation process. Would recommend to friends and family.
- Thomas D.

Concrete Contractors in Ellijay, GA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

1 Roof Atlanta

5751 W Stewarts Mill Rd

3-Fold Masonry

723 Winona Street



A To Z All Trees LLC

273 Peggy Meadows Ln

A-Z Companies Inc

3415 Church Rd
Villa Rica

A1 Cement Finishings & Bobcat Work

1289 Doyle Road


PO Box 66

AAA Basement Waterproofing

71 Dakota Ln

AAA Construction Tree and Roofing

18 David Dr
Cave Spring

Amicalola Gardens

233 Hwy 9 S

Andrew's Ornamental Iron

PO Box 826

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

581 Webb Industrial Dr

Arlis Home Services

30 Ridge Crest Dr

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell Construction

2515 5th St. S.E.



Carpentry by Danny

1253 Madola Rd.

Circle D Contractors, Inc.

1163 New Bethel Church Rd

Cisco's Home Works

75 Longview Drive



Create A Crete LLC

429 Dean Mill Rd
Talking Rock


PO BOX 1029
East Ellijay

D & J Construction Services

P.O. Box 1425

D.J.'s Complete Paintinh & Remodeling

1066 HWY192 South
Twin City







Engineered Solutions of Georgia

2260 Northwest Parkway

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

First Victory Home Specialists

478 Fowler farm Dr
Talking Rock

Floors Sag or Shake

2050 Highway 78 NW

Fort Mountain Concrete Finishers

2580 old ferderal road south



H.B. Concrete

463 Robert Gibby Rd.

harris enterprises

452 taylorsville road

HC Construction & Grading

2291 HWY 76 West






647 dale trail

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

Lee Smith's Masonry & Construction

2241 Townsend St

LJA Builders Inc.

485 S Augusta Ave

Lowery Concrete Finishing

10 Chandler Way

mario handyman & home repair

668 mccrimmon rd

Mels Remodeling LLC

4025 Young Ave Unit C

Mountain Man Remodeling

185 Mountain Laurel Ridge

Nathan Peterson

1024 West Mountaintown Trail

North Georgia Retaining Walls & Concrete

6555 Bells Ferry Rd

Outdoor Solutions Inc

PO Box 1406

Parker Construction LLC

274 Old McCoy Pl

PK Masonry

5090 Highway 92

Precise Engineering LLC

308 Rolling Hills Rd

Quality Hardscapes & Porch Masters Inc

4492 Bluffton Park Crescent A-103

Sheriff's Home Improvements

PO Box 271

Smith Masonry


Snow Services




Southern Tile & Stone, Inc.

175 Morningside Dr



T&J Exteriors Inc.

PO BOX 249
Locust Grove

Tree Landscape and Concrete Services

6403 Edenfield Drive




408 Savannah Place

Wayne Wheeler Construction

PO Box 2596


PO Box 2503

Welch's Construction

64 Amber Drive
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