Woodstock Foundation Contractors

in Woodstock, GA

115
Foundation Contractors are
in Woodstock

15
Foundation Contractors in Woodstock
are top rated

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Rated by
Sanford T.
"They were more expensive than the other
that we contacted, but we chose the company because it was the only one that would guarantee its work. Furthermore," the crew arrived on time, acted professionally, and did a good job.
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Rated by
John S.
"I had 3 walk slabs leading up the house that were sloping towards the foundation and created a trip hazard. I also discovered large voids underneath the front stoop and wanted to fill" to help some water drainage issues along the foundation. Went with
based on reviews and quotes I received. They weren't the cheapest, but seemed the most responsive to the issues I was facing. Was able to negotiate a little better price than originally quoted. They were pretty backed up and said it would take about a month to get scheduled, which was fine with me. I received a phone call the day before they were coming out to do the work, again, fine with me, just wasn't going to be home at the time. The work itself, by nature, is relatively messy with the mud they use. They drill small holes in the slabs and pump material underneath to level them. I was happy with the end product and looked ok, a bit of mud residue was on the stoop and in the lawn (which I was expecting). My neighbors were home at the time and told me a little more about the work. They used my outside faucet and didn't hook it up very well, which was leaking/draining around my foundation (as noted above, I've been having drainage issues around my foundation). My neighbor was nice enough to tighten the hose connection to stop the leak. Apparently their pump had broke in the service truck that took them some time to fix. The truck was parked in the street and created a bit of a traffic hazard during the repair. There was a lot more mud residue on the driveway which my neighbors had asked them to clean. Overall, end result was good, would have liked a little more attention and care to the details during the actual work.
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Rated by
Mitchell E.
"WOW! They were fast, professional and priced right. It was difficult to get some
companies to even come out and give us an estimate for what they described" was such "a small job". Not
. They came right out, gave us an estimate and explained the whole
process. We signed the contract, scheduled a work time and the job was done in one day. We love our sidewalk and can't imagine we waited so long to have it fixed. We are so glad we found
and will definitely use them again in the future for any concrete leveling work we may need.

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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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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. 

 

 

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If the state requires a contractor's license, then he needs to have a license in each state he intends to work in - plus state/local business licenses as applicable.

 

This does not mean there are not a lot of contractors who cross state lines without proper licensing - the penalties in may cases are not real severe and are just a fine, not criminal, so many take the chance.

 

As you say - argh  - many contractors are not really businessmen and have zero legal education, so many people get burned.

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Unless it was a monolithic pour (poured as part of the foundation wall) you should have nothing to worry about with a jack hammer in the hands of a skilled worker and it is highly unlikely it was. I have never seen this done in my 40 plus years in the business. There probably is a piece of expansion joint material between the wall and the slab and even if not the joint between the wall and the slab should creat a weak point that will break.

 

Don

Mudjacking reviews in Woodstock

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They did a great job! Very professional, responsive and competent. We wanted to make sure our front steps, which had sunk about 4 inches, were not a trip hazard anymore.
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was quick to get us a quote, and after obtaining a few others, we called to schedule the work. They were able to work us in quickly, arrived when promised and completed the job in no time! Happy to have nice front porch stairs again. We would certainly recommend them to others.
- LARISSA W.
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The sidewalk at my home's back door was pitching in toward the steps and foundation, which allowed water to pool there. The basement wall would get wet during heavy rain.
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raised 6 segments of sidewalk to allow water to flow away from the house.
I had two other concrete raising companies look at it and they told me that they wouldn't be able to help me, although they didn't offer an explanation as to why not.
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was able to accomplish what others had said couldn't be done.
- Douglas N.
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was very straightforward and informative and urged me "not to waste my money" on leveling but to have the whole garage floor replaced. He referred me to a company who does that kind of work and got I very reasonable estimate to replace both the garage floor and complete driveway. It is refreshing to meet an honest sales rep who does the right thing. I highly recommend
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P.S. It pays to educate yourself, do your homework and get more than one estimate. I previously had two other companies look at the garage floor, Company A said "yes, they could do the leveling for $2,000". Company B said " don't waste your money and get it replaced". Unfortunately, Company B referred me to Company C, who gave me an estimate of $9 K just to replace the garage floor.
- Robert P.
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After reading the reviews I should not have been so surprised at how professional this family owned business was. Unfortunately in the past I have experienced other contractors show up late, leave early, and spend most of their time with a cell phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other and use profanity. This did not happen with this company. From the beginning with the bid, Mr.
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was honest and told me work that did not need to be done that we thought we needed. I was so impressed that I recommended to my neighbor who had a much larger job to do. They met with Mr.
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and we both decided to use this company. They had several bids from other companies.
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's bid was not the least expensive nor the most expensive but you just felt they were honest.
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and son showed up on time and worked tirelessly throughout the day to complete both jobs. They were friendly and willing to answer any questions I had. You could tell that they did not try to "hurry the job" but took the time to distribute the mud-
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material evenly in the holes. They obviously have the experience to do the job correctly. They cleaned up the work-site completely.
You will not be sorry to hire this company.
- Carol H.
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The owner himself does the work. He had to raise our 20 year old sidewalk over 7 inches! He did a fantastic job. He is professional and takes his time to make sure the work is done right. This was a difficult job due to the slabs being sunk so far below what is code. From our front stoop all the way to our driveway, he lifted the slabs and leveled the entire walkway without any cracking. His prices are very reasonable. I shopped around and received quotes from 5 other companies. I would highly recommend
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to anyone looking for these services and I would certainly use them again if the need arises.
- Pam C.
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Came out in a couple of days for a quote. Started work within a time frame they quoted me when here. I didn't even know they were here until the sounds of the
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hammer started making the filler holes. Three man crew were efficient and professional. I feel they went beyond expectations by filling in an area that's always been open and been a problem with debris collecting between a step and the front porch. They cemented over the plugs and filled cracks so the walk looks almost like new. A low spot that always collects water and then ices during the winter will do so no more, Some of the 'lifts' to the slabs were 3-4 inches! It even feels different to walk on the walk now. Great job and I highly recommend
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- John A.
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Owner/operator
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Scheitz did an outstanding job. He re-did work done by previous owner with attention and detail free of charge. He was very professional and did quality work and clean up.
- DON M.

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AAA Concrete

132 Springston Ct
Marietta

Abercrombie Contracting

7301 Holland Way
Lawrenceville

ACS Construction Inc.

PO Box 13175
Atlanta

All Pro Atlanta Home Repair Service

47 Floyd Creek Church Rd.
Taylorsville

ALM & Associates, LLC

3695F Cascade Rd Ste 1122
Atlanta

Am Renovations Inc.

2575 Delk Rd.
Marietta

ANDREWS EURO STUCCO & TRIM

3710 Hamilton Dam Rd.
Dacula

Aqua Fun INC.

302 Gilmer Ct
Canton

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

581 Webb Industrial Dr
Marietta

Atlanta Concrete Masters

125 Town Park Dr. Nw.
Kennesaw

B Daly

Atlanta

Baldpates Foundation and construction LLC

10409 Old Atlanta Highway
Covington

Basement King LLC

5937 Castor Avenue

BDM Associates LLC

PO Box 81917
Atlanta

Blackhawk Construction Services, LLC

2270 Northwest Parkway
Marietta

Braswell Construction Group, Inc

6105 Emory Street NW
Covington

C&R Contract Services

2521Millbrook Dr

C. Nash

5934 Rosie Ln
Mableton

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cobb Home Repair

2336 Jomarc Way
Marietta

Colors & Remodeling, Inc

PO Box 1393
Powder Springs

COMPLETE CONCRETE AND MASONRY

110 Cooks Crossing
Woodstock

Concrete By Design LLC

7743 Bucknell Ter
Fairburn

CONCRETE'S BEST INC & HAULING

2600 Gilberts Branch
Douglasville

CRC CONCRETE RAISING OF ATLANTA

2905 Southpark Ter SW
Conyers

D3 Concrete Construction, LLC

3427 osceola trail
Gainesville

DCV Builders LLC

P.O. Box 142215
Fayetteville

Decks & More Inc

1060 Medlin St SE
Smyrna

Decks & Porches Unlimited

2727 White Rock Dr
Buford

DMC Construction

3657 Medlock Brg
Johns Creek

East Cobb's Best Remodeling

3286 Hickory Bluff Dr
Marietta

Engineered Solutions of Georgia

2260 Northwest Parkway
Marietta

EXTREME TECHNOLOGY'S INC

PO Box 1153
Douglasville

GREEN HEART ENTERPRISES

1401 Willingham Dr
Atlanta

GrowtecServices

2330 scenic hwy
Snellville

gunning contracting

9878 Main St
Woodstock

GWINNETT PAVING INC

1425 ROCK SPRINGS RD
Buford

Home Renovations & Remodeling of Atlanta

4920 Atlanta Hwy
Alpharetta

Intown Contracting

3275 Majestic Circle
Avondale Estates

KELLOGG CONSTRUCTION CO INC

2975 CORDURY TER
Cumming

Landmark Builders and Home Repairs

573 N. Saint Mary's Lane
Marietta

Lawrence Interiors

Campcreek Marketplace
Atlanta

MASTERSCAPES INC

1013-b Wiley Bridge Road
Woodstock

Merkerson Handyman Services

131 Orchard Hill Dr.
Ellenwood

Metro Repair

139 Hill Street
Marietta

Mudjack Atlanta

3136 Highland Terrace
Lithia Springs

Mullikin Properties, Inc.

121 Rock Creek Ln
Canton

Noss Construction

422 Grayson
Alpharetta

O'Bryan's Concrete Creations

2660 Turner Valley Circle SW
Conyers

Outside The Box Construction

44 Pine Ridge Road
White

PB Construction

1816 Fair Oaks Pl
Decatur

PERMA JACK OF ATLANTA

2100 ROSWELL RD
Marietta

Pinch a penny l.l.c.

5923 4 Winds Dr SW
Lilburn

PK Masonry

5090 Highway 92
Douglasville

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

1945 JUDY CIR SE
Marietta

R & M GRADING & HAULING

2300 BURNT WOOD DR NW
Kennesaw

rafter h development

74 Grover Way
Dallas

Randall Dayton Interiors

10 26th St
Atlanta

RG Property Maintenance Specialist

2409 Tammeron Dr SW
Marietta

Ricky Roland construction

854 valley drive
Woodstock

S.Duren General Contractors

716 Mt. Zion Rd
Conyers

Safe and Affordable Handyman

4335 Hwy 53
Hoschton

Saffo Concrete

6549 Brown St
Douglasville

Sayers Brothers Construction

2030 Howell Bridge Rd
Ball Ground

Selective Designs

105 Depot Ct
Peachtree City

Southern Contracting

520 Bethany Rd.
Covington

Stone Craft Inc.

4011harmony church grove rd

StressFree Contractors, LLC

5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross

Superior Professional Construction

5583 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta

T. B. Concrete

3056 Mill Park Terrace
Dacula

The Concrete Doctor

4860 camelot dr
Douglasville

The Howard Group, Inc.

1010 Lakeview Knoll

Thomas Contracting

999 Malibu Dr
Marietta

THRASH & SONS

3127 LATONA DR
Atlanta

TRIANGLE CONTRACTING INC

408 Savannah Place
Mcdonough

Unique Concrete Concepts

6205 Jacobs Rd SE
Acworth

WEATHER GUARD CONTRACTORS INC

3595 CANTON RD A9
Marietta

Weather-guard Contractors

3595 Canton Rd
Marietta

Zone Home Solutions

4922 Summer Oak Dr.
Buford

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