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"He was professional, courteous, considerate of cleanliness as he worked, and responsive to me as a customer. Most important, I trusted him in my house and with" my animals. He was also creative as he worked and made adjustments/enhancements along the way. I would recommend him ! And yes, i plan on using him again for future jobs.

-Kathy M.

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"First, the nightmare driveway: We bought the house new in 2002. In the first couple of years of construction in the sub, the builder had to demolish & replace" 50+ driveways due to improper design & prep of the fill. Mine was to be replaced but the builder went toes up prior to replacing my drive. Within 2 years a couple of adjacent slabs had sunk in the middle of the slab noticeably and it only worsened from there. Fast forward to today. The
(never again) was on my case to fix the driveway or suffer fines. As the concrete is 15 years old & spalled from the salt, I looked first at replacement. The single-car drive is not huge but I was still looking at a range of $2700-3500 to rip & replace. Being upside down as many of the houses in the area are, I didn't feel that I could invest that amount so I looked at leveling instead. I received several quotes and selected
based on cost & other reviews on
. The crew showed up on time (even a bit early) and were onsite about 6 hours. The driveway was so uneven that they pumped 11 yards of fill and even had to leave to 'reload' and return, which they did promptly. There were a couple of areas where the edges opposite of the sunken
had 'heaved' so severely that I was told that they probably wouldn't become 100% level. Watching the crew work, however, it was clear that they had enough expertise in leveling that even working with this 'tricky' situation, they were able to achieve very good results. No it's not perfect on a couple of the outside edges but the way that they 'split the difference' made it look darn good and virtually eliminated all trip hazards. The crew was friendly, punctual and professional. At one point another crew even showed up to review the work and offer suggestions on the difficult areas. At all times the crew worked with a very large level, I'm assuming to ensure drainage away from the house. The work is warranted for 2 years and they were sure to tell me to give them a call if any adjustments become necessary. Time will tell, but seems like a great job & a good option to replacement when money is an issue.

-William S.

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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. 

 

 

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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.

Mudjacking reviews in Metairie

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Essentially, He tore our place up. We had a Fall and Spring season with heavy rain. Now we are noticing that our internal doors will not shut properly. we've had all of the internal cracks repaired, but there is a problem outside. We have a brick wall that is about 5 ft tall and it is crumbling. The bricks on the top are out of place and that is not an area of our home that ever had any problems before, so whatever they did clearly caused it. We are trying to sell our home and he was aware of that beforehand. That was why we made the decision to have this large project done. Now, the home is in worse shape than it even was before.

When they installed the piers on the end of our home, they totally ruined all of our landscaping. They yanked out what was there and did not put it back so our landscaping was left in disarray afterwards. We also have a back porch that is cement and is a part of the foundation. They did not investigate that and just assumed it was separate from the foundation. They drilled piers down through our porch which wasn't necessary. It also destroyed our carpeting.

We have attempted to contact them several times. We have left messages and emails and have had no response.



- Michael T.
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We really liked
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and his team. Professional, punctual, up front and easy to work with. Mudjacking our front stoop is no longer a possibility.
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and team provided great advice and were clear with what could and could not be accomplished. I would recommend
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to others.
- Nicholas U.
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They showed up promised us all kinds of goodies. Said they would be able to start within a week. Here we are months down the road. Near impossible to get ahold of anybody. Argel Cital the owner is as arrogant as they come. Cant even tell how many times the roofers were confirmed on a scheduled date. Trust me if you value your house, do not use Aztec construction group. They forged and endorse my checks incorrectly to deposit within a few days.
- harley P.
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does an awesome job. I have used him often in the past from small projects to a major renovation and have found his work to be of high quality, reasonably priced, and he finishes on time. He is prompt in returning calls and gives thorough estimates with no
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- Kenneth N.
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-Rich lifted the section of our front walkway that had sunken. They also caulked the area between the steps and the section they lifted. The caulk ended up going deeper than we expected, and they even made a return trip to refill the area that needed it, and check that everything looked good. We would definitely recommend them.
- Megan D.
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15th Den, the owner of
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gave me an estimate and an overall scope of the job. Den spent a lot of time talking about how he learned to install concrete patios. He said he would bring over concrete color tile samples. He told me he wanted to do an excellent job so that I would give him an excellent rating on Angie's List. For these reasons, I hired Den.
Two days later, Den dropped off two men and they removed the wooden deck. Siding was torn from my house at four places. I'm still fine.
Next day, gravel arrives. Den and his team arrive with a backhoe and they begin tearing out the grass for the patio and the side yard. Unfortunately, the backhoe gets a flat tire 30 minutes into the job.This was a Saturday. No word until Wednesday when the backhoe tire was fixed, the gravel was brought in and the frame was set.
I'm doubting their expertise at this time. I ask Den about the rainspout that will run under the concrete. The backhoe had torn apart part of the drain spout. The part of the piping that would be buried in concrete was flimsy and wrapped in old loose duct tape, which was all right when
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beneath the wooden deck. It looked tattered and precarious to be buried under concrete. I asked Den twice about this and he said it would be fine.
Since I didn't hear from Den for the rest of this week, I hired a man to come in and replace this drain spout and piping. He made sure it was buried and supported well. He also changed out the piping so that it would look good on top of the concrete patio. I know that Den said that they would have done this work. But it took the man I hired 5 hours to figure out how all the drainpipes that were buried in the dirt worked together, to buy the right parts, and to install them well. At the end of the project, Den did pay for one half of what I paid the man I hired. Since I was now aware of the level of Den's workmanship, I found paying this other man to do just this one job well was money well spent.
It is now Monday,
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27th and the concrete arrived. I never received the sample tiles, which was one of the main reasons I hired Den. He gave me lots of excuses why I could not have these sample tiles. I heard lots of excuses throughout this project. The patio was pour and stamped and the release color was added. Gravel was put along the side yard.
Throughout this next week, Den or his son would come over after 5 pm and do a little something: power wash the powdered colors off the concrete. I came home on Friday evening around 8pm and Den was out in the near dark carving out the grout lines. I turned on the porch light and let him alone.By this time I had given up. I just wanted it done.
Den came over Saturday with a power washer. He then stained a dark border and applied a sealer.
The sealer was applied poorly with heavier pools of sealer and smears and empty spots. By this time, whenever I talked with Den, he told me I didn't understand his job. He kept saying I was trying to rush his job and that the concrete needed to set. I actually just wanted each step to be done well and that was not happening.
On August 3, Den's son came over and put an oil based shiny sealer on the patio.I also begged him to add some stain to the side
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as this now had dark drips from the border stain and these would show. Believe me, they made me feel like I was a fussy woman who couldn't accept a dark, drippy
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to her expensive new patio.
We're almost done here. Now it is time to repair the siding that had been torn, the mailbox that had been smashed, the lawn that had been ruined from the backhoe, and of course, talk about the drainpipe I had already fixed. In frustration I finally presented an idea that I hire someone to repair these things and deduct it from my remaining balance. Fortunately, this plan was accepted.
On August 8th, Den's son came over and we completed our transaction together.
Three weeks later, I'm happy with the patio. I'm enjoying sitting on the patio and not looking at all the details too closely. I think Den framed out a beautiful shape for the patio that suits my backyard well. It is stamped well and looks like stone.
- Sharon S.
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I called
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on June 22, 2015, for an estimate for sidewalk repair. I spoke with the receptionist, who said I would hear from
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in 2 weeks or so. On
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17, 2015,
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left a message asking if I still wanted an estimate. On
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24, 2015, (I was back from vacation) I called
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and said, yes, I needed an estimate. This is the last contact.
- Helen W.
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Had to wait over 2 weeks for apt 8/11 (Tues). Rec'd call saying running late then got another call that we would need to re-schedule to 8/13 (Thurs). He was on time for this appt. walked the property, examined the basement explained process & said he would probably be able to get us an estimate the next day (Fri). When we did not receive an estimate by Tues. I called the office to confirm my email address & was told he ONLY does estimates on Fridays so he would have it for us by end of the week. The next Monday still no estimate so I called back & was told she would "ask" him to call. Another week later & still NO CALL or ESTIMATE. We can't move in until the basement is repaired & now we've wasted over a month waiting on a company that obviously doesn't want the job. It would have been nice if we were told that upfront!
- Cynthia H.

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A & A Enterprises

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New Orleans

Absolute Lawn Care & Landscaping

239 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy
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7704 Morris st
Metairie

AK Utilities

310 Morton St

Al Sanchez Construction LLC

4323 Division St
Metairie

Aldrete And Sons Shoring

2403 24th St
Kenner

Bayou Concrete

2838 Augusta St
Kenner

Bixler Homes

200 St. Ann
Mandeville

Centineo Construction & Remodeling

720 N. Bengal Rd
Metairie

Clesi Foundations, LLC

3500 N Causeway Blvd Ste 160
Metairie

Concrete Designs LLC

160 Onofrio A Lococo Dr
Raceland

Davie Shoring Inc

3 Veterans Blvd
Kenner

Delta Consulting Group Inc

3433 Hwy 190
Mandeville

Demo Hauling LLC

3720 Academy Dr
Metairie

Dixie Construction Services LLC

1725 Celtic Dr
Marrero

Drye Polyjacking

4900 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Early Three Foundation Repair Services

11931 Morrison Rd
New Orleans

Eco Builders Inc

900 OLD SPANISH TRL
Slidell

Edward Jones Home Improvement

248 Barry ave
Jefferson

Gandolfi & Associates, Inc.

P.O. Box 8271
Metairie

GB Bulders

59271 Carroll Road
Slidell

Grind Crete

31135 Susie Cir N
Denham Springs

HMD Contracting, LLC

P.O. Box 56314
New Orleans

JAT Construction LLC

6926 Fleur De Lis Dr.

LA'S BEST ROOFING & SIDING

513 5TH AVE
Harvey

Lemi-Duit Property Maintenance

424 Pacific Avenue
New Orleans

Louisiana Contractors

P O Box 640426
Kenner

Louisiana's Contractor

2528 Joy Ann DR
Marrero

Manhour Construction

218 South Robertson Street

MD Restoration Group, Inc.

5609 Berne St
Metairie

Nola Mudjacking

2635 Marietta st
Kenner

OLIVIER CONCRETE SVC LLC

1410 Bridge City Ave.
Bridge City

Rouse Custom Construction

6751 Canal Blvd
New Orleans

S&B CONCRETE LLC

1005 VETERANS BLVD
Kenner

S.E.A.N. Construction

625 Saxony Lane
Kenner

SES Enterprises LLC

701 River Rd
Jefferson

Skyy Bridge Developers

P.O. Box 10
Marrero

Tony Pavers

104 E Morales Str
Chalmette

TRIPLE "E" ENTERPRISES LLC

2812 Bradbury st
Meraux

Your Local Contractor

1800-c Hickory Ave
New Orleans

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