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"Me and my wife had recently purchased our home. Shortly after we discovered there was water damage in the basement we didn't know how serious it was until
" (One of the owners of
) came out to inspect. He found the home had concrete steps, which were covered by a wooden deck, and the steps began to sink and created a void to which water was filling our crawl space and eventually making its way into our basement. (Previous contractors didn't even mention the steps) The first good thing about
is the price was very affordable for the amount of work he did! We had two other companies come out and the prices they quoted us was unbelievable and their work did not include the French drain in the basement.
offered me references and I was able to contact them and even view the work he performed. Everyone I spoke to had nothing but nice things to say and viewing the work he performed had me sold. The next thing that really stood out was
, the owner, was actually in my basement performing the work WITH his guys! This I have never seen. This made me feel at ease about the work being performed, he was approachable and kept me and my wife in the loop about everything going on.
made sure the work being performed was to his satisfaction. He even took care of a few things that was not in the contract. There are so many good things I can say about the work performed by
. Its the little things that count and
takes pride in those little things. While disconnecting my washer and dryer he noticed we had a leak from the kitchen down into the basement. He took care of it for us without charging extra! Other companies would have not even acknowledged there was a leak, let alone fix it with no additional charge. I hope I am making it clear
did an outstanding job for us! We are on his list of references and we highly recommend

-Bryan J.

"These people are bad news! They do terrible work and are scam artists. We hired them to build a walkout basement for our new house. First, Skip dug the hole in the" wrong place. Not sure how, but he missed where I wanted it by about 30 feet. Next, he placed the support beams in the wrong place. And what's worse is he didn't even know it - I had to point it out to him. Apparently, he doesn't know how to read a set of plans. Let's see...the backhoe I rented? He tore it up. The concrete finishing machine that he rented?
had to call the police to come pick it up at his house. The concrete forms that he rented? I had to take them back to GFS after they had been overdue for several weeks. Oh, the basement that we hired him to complete? He had to tear down one wall that he put up because it started to crack badly within a week of putting it up and he poured it 3 feet out of square! Avoid
"Skip" Crank,
and Concrete, All Phases Concrete, and whatever other names they use.

-missie W.

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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 Mount Vernon


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replaced my cracked, uneven, weathered driveway and a short section of walkway with broom finish concrete with brick boarders.
The work was performed exactly on schedule! Every aspect of the job went smoothly; from demolition, framing, concrete pour to the brick finish. The crew was punctual, worked efficiently and cleaned up the work site every day. I couldn't be happier with the end result. It is exactly what we wanted.
The work is top notch. I watched the brick accent work and the workers were true craftsmen. Every brick is evenly spaced and perfectly level with the surrounding concrete.
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was an absolute joy to work with. His communication was excellent and he was incredibly helpful. Seriously, he's one of the best contractors I've worked with in the 20 years I've owned this house.
I would recommend
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without reservation.

- Mario R.

I talked with
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several times before his men actually came. He was always very friendly. We set a date for him to come do my driveway (in front of the house). His team was on time and went right to work. It was actually very interesting to watch them! But they completed the job very well and cleaned up everything before they left. I didn't have to do anything in terms of cleaning - which I really appreciated. Very few leave all cleaned up when they leave. But
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was very quick to tell me when I would be able to use the driveway and told me if I had any problems in the future with anything at all, to call him and he would make it right. I really appreciated his professionalism and courtesy to me. All in all....a great service, great work done, and great help! I would not hesitate for even a second to recommend
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- Judy V.

It was a great company. They showed up on time. Got the job done. Very professional. They do excellent worked. Would highly recommend
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for there services.
- Jeff Z.

They are very professional and were very responsive to all calls and kindly answered all of my many questions. They did a great job and we are very pleased. The crew was friendly and spent a long tme getting the concrete smooth and even. We would definitely use them again. I had 3 bids and they were in the middle.
- Catherine B.

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responded very quickly to our phone call. He came the next day took measurements and give us an estimate. The estimate was the best of the 3 we had gathered. That tilted the balance in choosing him since he had great reviews. The job took 2 whole days. On Saturday morning he came and ripped the old concrete, disposed of it, install rebar and frames. On Monday morning the concrete truck came first thing in the morning and they spend the whole day smoothing, buffing and making sure it was completed to our satisfaction. They were extra clean and left the site like they found it.
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was very receptive to my husbands concerns regarding splashing concrete in our newly painted walls, so he covered them with plastic to prevent any accidents. One great thing about
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is that he did not treat me as if women had no saying on a job or knew nothing about it. He listened to me and answered my questions. Overall,
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and his crew were very courteous, polite, and did a great job. Once he have save enough money to re-do our driveway, they will be the ones we will call. Very happy with the job!
- Maria V.

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was fantastic to work with. He helped us narrow down exactly what we really wanted to do, especially with working with our budget. He and his team were very professional, dealing well with some tricky scheduling issues (mostly due to uncooperative weather).
- James K.

Today’s date is Feb. 27, 2015 as I write this letter. I signed a contract with
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F&L Construction, on Aug. 10, 2014 to build an addition to my home which
was to be completed within 40-60 days. On the contract he provided, his PA Attorney General’s Office Home Improvement
Contract registration number was 000952.
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abandoned the project and
subsequently through legal litigation it was discovered
his HIC number had expired one year prior to the contract on
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1, 2013.
In total, $30,900 was paid before
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abandoned the
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had frequent requests
for payment draws prior to work completion.
Professional estimate from another contractor on the
actual work done by
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was $10,000. $6,600 was
given to
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specifically to purchase skylights and a generator. These have never been
delivered and
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refused to show us the receipts. Each check given to
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was cashed the same or next business day at my bank.
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had numerous excuses as to why he was not onsite
working and why this was no longer a 40-60 day project: initially the rain and
lack of concrete availability slowed the project. As time progressed, the cold,
the snow and then the death of a friend slowed the project.
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attempted to have a final framing inspection completed
to receive another payment. The Coding Inspector came onsite and provided a
“partial inspection”.
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asked for
the additional money, lying to me stating this was the final inspection and it
was called “partial” because he only had to add a beam. In calling the Coding
Inspector, he stated nothing but a bare frame was in place and he could not
approve the inspection without hard wiring, plumbing, windows, doors and
insulation – all of which had not even been started.
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’s framed in roof leaked into my attached
garage. Water damage caused the ceiling in my garage to collapse, resulting in
a 5x5 foot hole.
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was aware of this damage, and would not repair it. I
needed to contact my homeowner’s insurance and I am attempting to get this
I have been forced to hire an attorney in an attempt to rectify this situation. The job was abandoned, I am
out $20,000+ with little recourse but to hire another contractor to complete
the project and repair damages done and ti complete unfinished work by
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. We have since contacted the PA Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureau, the Fairview Township Police, The
District Attorney’s Office, even local news agencies.
Additionally, there is yard damage. My fence was cut at the
base in two areas for equipment. This was not listed as something needed in the
contract and will cost thousands to replace. There is dirt fill covering a
large portion of my back and side yard, and he also abandoned a large bin of
construction waste which is still sitting in my front lawn.
The statements above are factual with copies of cashed checks, pictures, witnesses and bank statements for
verification. I would never recommend F&L Construction or
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for any type of construction project.
- Marty M.

Contracted for the work on 29 April 2014 and were told the work would be completed in June. In September, contacted the R.D.
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via e-mail and ask if I was going to have to find another contractor since he hadn't completed the work yet as stated. He then called me and stated he would be starting the work on Monday 8 September. On September 8th, he and his crew finally showed up and removed both the existing sidewalk and patio. They poured the sidewalk and set the forms up for the patio. On September 10, they poured the patio. The patio and landscaping were not complete as discussed and contracted for. During this process, they also cut my TV cable even though it was marked. The contract called for high strength, 4000 psi mix, reinforced with 1/2" rebar and fiber mesh. All grounds disturbed by construction will be backfilled with sifted topsoil, seeded and strawed. It was agreed upon that 6-inch PVC pipe would be dug in around the patio for the drainage from my roofs downspout. Instead, when I returned home from work, they had used their bobcat to remove approximately 6-inches of dirt around the patio for drainage. At that time, I told him that this was not going to work and he stated that they used a
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to check the levelness and it would drain around the patio. Well it doesn’t and I now have a puddle and mud every time it rains, not to mention the ice I now get right outside my garage in the winter months. Additionally, with the poor drainage, I cannot close my side door on the garage due to water freezing and pushing the door up. They also ruined my blacktop driveway next to the patio and garage from constantly running over it with their equipment. Will have to replace the blacktop now. The topsoil use around the work was not clean or sifted. Lastly, it has only been 6-months and both the sidewalk and patio are cracked. The patio was supposed to be poured 6-inches thick with a footer and I would be able to build a sunroom on it. Not sure I can even do that with it cracking already.


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Affordable Construction

4640 Blarney Dr
Cedar Rapids

Apple Plumbing

3370 N Hayden Rd

Atwater Concrete

PO Box 295
Cedar Rapids

berner concrete

520 E.1st street

Bob's Home Improvement Co

2145 Echo Hill Rd

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Clarks Home Improverment

199 Holiday Lodge Road
North Liberty

Concrete Gone Wild

Cedar Rapids

Concrete Professionals

570 Penn Ct, Suite A
North Liberty


5806 ELY RD
Cedar Rapids

Cutter Construction

1049 Juniper Dr SW
Cedar Rapids



Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.


Mount Vernon

High Quality Home Maintenance

1323 O Ave NW
Cedar Rapids

hr construction

151 26th St NW
Cedar Rapids

John Forrest Co.

2728 74th St

Kelley General Construction Services

915 Wiley blvd. N.W.
Cedar Rapids

Loman Construction

Iowa City

Marv Pesek Masonry Inc

2866 Mt Vernon Rd SE
Cedar Rapids

MD Company

Iowa City



S & M Concrete

2617 18th St SW
Cedar Rapids

Select Construction Inc

695 49th St

Smith Enterprises

PO Box 10979

Stout's Masonry Restoration

609 2nd Ave

Sutton Construction

PO Box 11573
Cedar Rapids

Tomlinson Cannon Cole

3466 Dolphin Dr SE
Iowa City

Westfall Concrete & Const.

332 10th Ave

Wittenburg's Concrete Construction & Snow Removal

1382 Prairie Chaple Rd

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