Evansville Foundation Contractors

in Evansville, IN

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in Evansville

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Diane E.
"It went very well. They did the work on the scheduled date. They performed the work as requested and there were no
costs or surprises. The concrete porch was" sloping and the walkway was uneven. They corrected these problems. Incidentally, we had just bought and installed a new double front door. The person in charge of the mud jacking work pointed out that our new door was warped on one side. He said that would cause a draft and security issues. We were able to get this fixed. We would not have noticed this. The price was reasonable. We are pleased with the results for both the porch and the walkway.
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Vinod P.
"All work has been completed over three visits as and when home owners approved their estimates. There were some instances where owners were not satisfied with work and had to call them" back which they did and completed work to owner's satisfaction. Most of the sidewalks are interconnected so even though we had to raise one block of sidewalk, it requires raising all connected blocks (usually 3 to 6 or sometime more blocks are connected) raising the over all cost of fix per bad spot to around $550 but still cheaper than pouring and redoing sidewalk. We would call them again next year if additional members get interested in fixing their sidewalks.
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Lawrence S.
"The work was done shortly after the estimate, with a day or two and the two person team was so efficient. The job was perfect and the cleanup was outstanding. I would recommend them highly.

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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 Evansville

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did a fantastic job all the way around. Setting the appointment was easy, I was satisfied with the price and they were quick and efficient. I will use them again.
- Anne K.
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A rapid completion time was important for me and
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exceeded my expectation to get it done on time, especially considering the small windows we had for the weather.
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's knowledge and advice were very much appreciated even during the quote process. He took the time to explain stuff that others did not. I would definitely use his services again if I need any concrete work.
- Mike B.
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We had water coming into our basement after a heavy rain several times over a period of a couple of years. The solution was an internal French drain and the stucco-like finish on the walls.
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installers arrived at our home when they said they would and completed the job in the time frame that they stated. Because the concrete floor in the basement need to be jackhammered, the installers masked off the doorways to prevent dust from coming upstairs. The dampness is gone from the air in the basement and the room is very dry and comfortable. The salesman was at our home during part of the installation and the owner of the company stopped in to check on the progress. At a later date, we also had them do an internal French drain on the other side of the house as well .We have recommended
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to several people who have had a similar problem with their homes.
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- Mary Ann T.
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Nick did mud jacking and foundation repair for my house. He did a great job at a great price. I would definitely recommend his services!
- Kathryn A.
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We got his name from the people we bought the home from. We thought he was an entire construction company. We later found out that he contracts out for all the work to be done.

In the contract, there was supposed to be a clause that included all the materials and labor. That was never provided. He kept asking for all the money up front and that made us feel very uncomfortable. Nothing was ever itemized, he just kept saying that things were going to cost "more."

The first thing we noticed was that he was trying to cut corners. For instance, he ordered cement infused lapboard siding, instead of cement skirting. Item like that kept piling up. Further, we had numerous workers tell us to be cautious of Mr.
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. They said that he obviously didn't know what he was doing.

Things took a turn for the worse when it was time to do the garage. The homes foundation was attached, and he wanted to build the garage on a floating slab. We had numerous people try to explain to us that you can not do that. Further, we tried to explain it to Mr.
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, and then he started saying that the garage was no longer going to be attached. This upset us because we didn't agree to that.

His interior setup person didn't even show up, and he refused to pay the exterior setup company out of the money we already gave him. He asked us to pay for that, but the setup was never completed. The exterior contractor then came after us for the money, so we had to pay.

At that point, we repeatedly requested a list from Mr.
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to itemize all costs, both labor and materials. He refused. At this point we lost all faith in Mr.
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and asked for our down payment back. He would not give it to us. Now we have been left to complete the project on our own. we've had to pay for the rest of the setup ourselves, along with correcting all of the faulty work that was already done.
- Carrie S.
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I submitted an online quote request and within a day I was contacted. They scheduled a time to meet with me to give me a quote. The quote was half the price of the other vendor. They communicated the entire process and when they would be on sight to complete the job. They called me before they arrived to communicate even more. I had to leave for work so I left them working and they called me to update me on the job. Everything looked great and I am super happy with this company.
- Christine E.
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and his crew were able to get at this project in a very timely manner, and did a great job. They were able to do an amazing amount of work every day, and do it very well. There were a couple of minor issues that we noticed after the installation was completed, but
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came back and fixed them to our satisfaction within a day or two after we informed him. We were very impressed with his responsiveness, from the day we first contacted him for an estimate to the very end of the project. Our new floors look great, and we would highly recommend
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to anyone considering a flooring project.
- Karen D.

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