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"We were hoping we were going to be able to use the coupon for 999.00 but I guess our work wasn't more than 100 square feet so we couldn't but we still" ended up going with the company and we are satisfied with the work that was done. The first day they were late to start the job because their truck broke down but the second day they were there on time and everything was complete. I would have liked to have had the trash items picked up, a plastic bottle and a food wrapper, but that would be the only complaint.

-Kristin D.

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"Missed scheduled appt due to duration of prior job. Made arrangements for the following morning and they were here promptly, went right to work and finished the job satisfactorily and quickly.

-Kathleen 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.

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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.

Concrete Repair reviews in Cedar Rapids

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was fantastic to work with. Very easy to get a hold of, and very responsive if/when we needed to get in touch with him. We are extremely pleased with the finished product and would recommend using Company to anyone looking to get a new patio for their home.
- Tim B.
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The ramp went up pretty fast. And when they went to fix the electric to my shed, they found it was extremely dangerous! And disconnected the power to the shed as it was very unsafe. And animal had chewed through the wire and left it completely exposed to any person or animal. And accident waiting to happen for sure. And they didn't feel comfortable ...More fixing it without redoing it all. So we have to wait on that project. But we will call 's Service again to help fix it. Back to the ramp. The dogs didn't know how to walk on the new ramp that was for their benefit also. And 2 days after it was installed, the rain came and it was so nice to go down & up on it and not worry about falling through....
- Carol S.
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I am puzzled how this genius can obtain new business IF HE WILL NOT RETURN THREE OF MY PHONE CALLS!!!
It's called COMMUNICATION and I can speak Spanish!
- Barry T.
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arrived on time for the scheduled quote and fully explained the scope of work needed to be performed. The work was done professionally, fast and as discussed. kept me informed of the progress of the work (as I was not on-site when the work was performed) and responded quickly and pleasantly to my calls ...More and questions. His work has been inspected by the City and passed without problems. I would highly recommend his services.
- D G.
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This company is a pleasure to work with.
Ash, owner, has a really good combination of expertise, professionalism, and care for the customer.
Our project was a concrete patio replacement at the back of the home. It looked easy -- quick demo and quick replace. But along the way, there were many obstacles to overcome ...More -- extra deep inches of concrete to excavate, rock walls and glass doors to protect, limited slope for drainage, and another concrete slab to tie into.
's expertise and professionalism allowed him to stay cool at every point. We were able to work together smoothly throughout the process -- even when the team had to change tactics in demolition and again when they had to pour the concrete deeper than expected to ensure a good final product. His entire team is kind, respectful, and a joy to have at the house. I am a hands-on, motivated homeowner who likes to understand and be involved in the process and allowed for that motivation, ensuring a good feeling all-around.
I have considerable experience with house projects and remodeling and have never written a review for someone who worked on our house. After working with Ash, I was inspired to do so. He is able to work constructively, determine a successful course of action, and ensure that the final product is great -- a combination of talent that is not easy to find in Utah.


- Ali Z.
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Rays crew is professional and they know what they are doing. We have received many compliments on the new driveway and porch. We will be using them again in the future to redo our backyard porch.
- james G.
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I purchased the deal, but was unable to use it. The owner was a tremendous help. He was able to guide me in a better direction on how to go about getting the type of work I needed done and he was very knowledgeable.
- Louise J.
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The guy came and said the cost for the work I needed would be more than the price. He also said it was 2 men for 4 hours for the price, I could not get an firm estimate out of him and was not comfortable doing business with them so I cancelled the job.
- Joan D.

Concrete Contractors in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Affordable Construction

4640 Blarney Dr
Cedar Rapids

Atwater Concrete

PO Box 295
Cedar Rapids

berner concrete

520 E.1st street

Big Buck Construction

2121 Goblins Gully Dr SE
Cedar Rapids

Bob's Home Improvement Co

2145 Echo Hill Rd
Marion

buckman construction

1303 Whipple Court
North Liberty

C & S CONCRETE

6081 32ND AVE
Shellsburg

Clarks Home Improverment

199 Holiday Lodge Road
North Liberty

CONCEPT BUILDERS

7003 CHOCTAW RIDGE RD NE
Cedar Rapids

Concrete Gone Wild

Cedar Rapids

Concrete Professionals

570 Penn Ct, Suite A
North Liberty

CONCRETE RAISING BY TOMLINSON

2351 BLAIRS FERRY RD NE
Cedar Rapids

CROELL REDI-MIX INC

300 50TH AVE CT SW
Cedar Rapids

CURTIS CONTRACTING CORP

5806 ELY RD
Cedar Rapids

CUSTOM CONCRETE BY AFFORDABLE

4640 BLARNEY DR
Cedar Rapids

Cutter Construction

1049 Juniper Dr SW
Cedar Rapids

Dan Sherman Custom Concrete

160 3rd St Alburnett
Alburnett

DAVE WEBER CONCRETE INC

1847 FERNOW RD
Marion

DECORATIVE CONCRETE OF IOWA

120 COLLINS RD SE
Cedar Rapids

Don Jeffrey Construction

1620 Hinkley Road N.W.
Cedar Rapids

E & F PAVING COMPANY LLC

714 31ST AVE SW
Cedar Rapids

EGGLESTON CONCRETE CONTRACTORS

7024 DEER HORN TRL NE
Cedar Rapids

Fischer Quality Construction

300 west 32nd street

High Quality Home Maintenance

1323 O Ave NW
Cedar Rapids

House Doctors

1047 Regent St Ne
Cedar Rapids

hr construction

151 26th St NW
Cedar Rapids

Iowa Precision Concrete

104 Williams Blvd
Fairfax

J&M Construction LLC

605 5th Ave
Van Horne

JASON SMITH CONCRETE CONSTR

PO Box 11027
Cedar Rapids

John Forrest Co.

2728 74th St
Watkins

Kelley General Construction Services

915 Wiley blvd. N.W.
Cedar Rapids

Kevin Hartin Concrete

324 Orchard Street S.W.
Swisher

King Construction

3045 Samuel Court Unit C SW
Cedar Rapids

Larry's Parking Lot Service

2530 North Liberty Rd NE
North Liberty

Loman Construction

1432 WILD PRAIRIE DR
Iowa City

Marion Restoration

3504 N Kostner Ave

Marv Pesek Masonry Inc

2866 Mt Vernon Rd SE
Cedar Rapids

MD Company

Iowa City

Norwegian Nursery and Landscapes Inc

5111 Twin Mound Dr Ne
Cedar Rapids

Okken Construction

5160 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Cedar Rapids

Peerless Compaction Grouting URETEK ICR Heartland

1200 SW Brookside Circle #15
Grimes

PENNEBAKER CONSTRUCTION INC

1761 MEMORIAL DR SE
Cedar Rapids

PNP CONSTRUCTION INC

1101 WILLIAMS BLVD
Fairfax

S & M Concrete

2617 18th St SW
Cedar Rapids

Sanders Creek Company LLC

3018 Prairie du Chien Rd NE
Iowa City

Select Construction Inc

695 49th St
Marion

Smith Enterprises

PO Box 10979
Amana

Stout's Masonry Restoration

609 2nd Ave
Vinton

Sutton Construction

PO Box 11573
Cedar Rapids

T S CONSTRUCTION

3311 CHESTER RD
Cedar Rapids

VIKTORA CUSTOM CONCRETE INC

624 22ND AVE SW
Cedar Rapids

Westfall Concrete & Const.

332 10th Ave
Conroy

Wittenburg's Concrete Construction & Snow Removal

1382 Prairie Chaple Rd
Springville

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