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"When
first finished the job in summer of 2012, it looked beautiful. We were very happy with the driveway and stairs. The first winter came" and went with no problems. Even though we get slick spots in the shadow of the house, we didn't use any snowmelt products on our driveway. Partway through the second winter, I noticed significant scaling problems. I called
that summer to ask about it. After all, I expected the warranty to be in effect since we hadn't used any products to melt snow.
told me that the warranty was only for major cracking, and that the scaling was due to magnesium chloride. I said we hadn't used any, and he told me that our cars' tires carry it from the street to the driveway. Well, we're driving on the same streets as everyone else, and their new driveways aren't scaling.
also said that he'd come and power wash the driveway, but he never did. We paid another company almost $1400 to power wash and seal the driveway, but the scaling is even worse this winter. I feel so cheated to have paid 7500 for a job that began to degrade 18 months after it was completed. Our driveway looks terrible, and it will just get worse and worse as the areas with scaling grow larger and small pebbles dislodge. I would never use
again, and I recommend against them whenever somebody asks me about concrete work.

-Beth K.

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is my go-to for any concrete work on my property. They have helped replace several large sections of long driveway and poured a large patio" in the rear of home. Always high quality and easy to work with. Best in class for sure.

-TRAVIS G.

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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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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 Ellijay

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did an awesome job! We didn't look into getting our concrete work done for our generator placement in a timely manner. So, we were a little pressed for time when we contacted
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. He was out the next day to assess the job and give us an estimate. The day after that
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was poured!
Ellijay Concrete Repair Contractors Provider Name Locked
was professional, punctual, and did a great job! He performed the job for exactly the estimated price he gave us up front. He was an excellent value. We checked pricing with several concrete companies before choosing
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and he was several hundred dollars less than the others. Can't say anything negative about the experience. Job well done!
- Jennifer W.
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Entire process took over 20 days. Yearly reviews inaccurate. MBroom continue to shift due to half of slab done right. Company informed and reproposed $14000 to fix their work again. MBroom still shifting (3) other contractors indicate that Mitcho failed to correct matter. BBB has been informed of the breech.
- Lisa Leia G.
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It went very well. I was prepping a house to sell and I had them do several things. I was a pretty happy camper overall. The only downside was the guy they sent to paint my stucco hadn't actually done stucco painting before – but he still did a great job! The concrete guy also did a great job.
- Edward K.
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was very professional and arrived much sooner than I had expected for the estimate. Not only did he give me a full review of the items I had asked about he provided me with information for me to complete minor repairs without the replacement I assumed I needed. He was very straight forward and was a delight. When it comes time for me to actually need the work I'm already sold on his services.
- Stephen M.
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From the first visit to the final cleanup,
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and his Manadarino employees did a fantastic job. The price was competitive and the work was impeccable. I would recommend anybody who is looking for concrete work to go with
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- Laura H.
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I'm very satisfied with the result. Prior to the start, I was told when the job would start, what would be accomplished each day and when the job would be complete. The crew was professional, met each daily goal and worked with me to come up with the stucco color. I will use DE
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- Robert W.
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I would highly recommend
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they did a great job on our patio from start to finish . They where fast and very clean which is a big deal to me I was very happy all around.
- Brent J.
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Very professional. The work is top no issues. Everything was done how the contractor promised. My wife is not easy to impress and she was totally satisfied. I was very happy and will continue to use and recommend.
- ofelia C.

All Concrete Repair Contractors in Ellijay, GA

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1 Roof Atlanta

5751 W Stewarts Mill Rd
Douglasville

3-Fold Masonry

723 Winona Street
Vidalia

A PLUS CONCRETE PUMPING

855 SENECA DR
Ellijay

A To Z All Trees LLC

273 Peggy Meadows Ln
Douglasville

A1 Cement Finishings & Bobcat Work

1289 Doyle Road
Cedartown

A1Roofman

PO Box 66
Ellijay

AAA Construction Tree and Roofing

18 David Dr
Cave Spring

Amicalola Gardens

233 Hwy 9 S
Dawsonville

Andrew's Ornamental Iron

PO Box 826
Griffin

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

581 Webb Industrial Dr
Marietta

Arlis Home Services

30 Ridge Crest Dr
Blairsville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell Construction

2515 5th St. S.E.
Moultrie

CARDD CONSTRUCTION

10 BUMPY HOLLOW RD
Ellijay

Carpentry by Danny

1253 Madola Rd.

Circle D Contractors, Inc.

1163 New Bethel Church Rd
Dawsonville

Cisco's Home Works

75 Longview Drive
Dawsonville

COLWELL WALLS & FOUNDATIONS

811 OLD TAILS CREEK RD
Ellijay

Create A Crete LLC

429 Dean Mill Rd
Talking Rock

CUTTING & CORING INC

PO BOX 1029
East Ellijay

Do It Right General Contractors

11163 Hwy 53 East
Marble Hill

donald stiles roofing

164 rahway street

DRIVEWAYS R US

3014 BRADSHAW CLUB DR
Woodstock

E CONSTRUCTION

32 HARMS RD
Dahlonega

ELLIJAY CONCRETE FINISHING

10 CHANDLER WAY
Ellijay

Engineered Solutions of Georgia

2260 Northwest Parkway
Marietta

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

First Victory Home Specialists

478 Fowler farm Dr
Talking Rock

HC Construction & Grading

2291 HWY 76 West
Clayton

HUNTER HOME IMPROVEMENTS

475 COMMUNITY CIR
Jesup

J & G POURED WALLS LLC

3592 OWLTOWN RD
Ellijay

jollyremodeling

647 dale trail

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

Lee Smith's Masonry & Construction

2241 Townsend St
Brunswick

LJA Builders Inc.

485 S Augusta Ave
Waycross

Lowery Concrete Finishing

10 Chandler Way
Ellijay

mario handyman & home repair

668 mccrimmon rd
Fitzgerald

Mountain Man Remodeling

185 Mountain Laurel Ridge
Dahlonega

Nathan Peterson

1024 West Mountaintown Trail
Ellijay

North Georgia Retaining Walls & Concrete

6555 Bells Ferry Rd
Woodstock

Outdoor Solutions Inc

PO Box 1406
Hiram

Parker Construction LLC

274 Old McCoy Place
Waleska

PK Masonry

5090 Highway 92
Douglasville

Precise Engineering LLC

308 Rolling Hills Rd

Sheriff's Home Improvements

PO Box 271
Dawsonville

Smith Masonry

141 BUCK CORBIN RD
Lyons

Snow Services

Blairsville

SOLID ROCK STAMPED CONCRETE

316 BEREAN CHURCH RD
Ellijay

STARKS FOUNDATION & CONSTRUCTION CO

321 CALL WRIGHT RD
Ellijay

T&J Exteriors Inc.

PO BOX 249
Locust Grove

TRI STATE CONCRETE FINISHERS

140 CANDLER RD
Ellijay

TRIANGLE CONTRACTING INC

408 Savannah Place
Mcdonough

Wayne Wheeler Construction

PO Box 2596
Acworth

WEAVER FOUNDATIONS LLC

PO Box 2503
Ellijay

Welch's Construction

369 Thornton Rd s
Chatsworth
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