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the owner was prompt and professional which I really appreciated. His crew worked hard, worked cleanly and got the job" done within the time-frame quoted by
. We are very happy with our new driveway and will hire
again to do other concrete work in the future.

-Vanessa M.

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"Everything went really well with all three projects. We were somewhat nervous about the project turning out like we envisioned but
's" confidence put us at ease. They stamped and stained our porch floor to look like flagstone and it turned out beautiful. They also created a patio which extends around our pool. It was stamped and stained also.
is like an artist in his ability to color the concrete so that it looks very natural like flagstone which is exactly what we wanted. He is very professional and knowledgable in what he does. He was very accessible and punctual and very easy to work with. We really could not be happier with the results!

-Karen D.

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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. 

 

 

Concrete Repair reviews in Fairmont

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I was happy with the pier guys but the concrete guys didn't do as well. The bid was difficult to hammer out but we eventually came to a compromise.
- James M.
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terrible, I want to cry, front sidewalk is already chipping, the aggregate is also chipping and cracking and yellowing. I had seen an offer from Angie's list for a discounted purchased, and when I contacted them they said to not purchase it through Angie's list and to give them the money directly. Unfortunately this did not allow me the protections Angie's list provides, and I had to take them to court to resolve the issue, and unfortunately it is still not resolved.i could go on about how upset i am. He is a haggler, before we started the work i specifically asked him what happens if my cement cracks he said "no worries that's why i have insurance, i would come and fix it" and 3 months later he kept telling me "ill fix it ill fix it ill fix it" and I had to take him to court and I'm out 6660 dollars and i have cracked cement and the courts can't help and there is nothing i can do. he stopped responding and started ignoring me. Even though I won both court cases he still refuses to finish the work
- Patrick R.
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Team did a great job with the pour, and establishing the perimeter. Only minor issue is that the bolts for the building construction were put in a slightly wrong place, hubby had to find a way to use them as is.
- Ilona F.
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arrived promptly and was very courteous as was his estimate also- sent in 2 days after our visit. I had read from other reviews that
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was very knowledgeable and they were right!
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explained every step of this process involved in stamped concrete patio installation from start to finish and even brought his IPAD to show us various projects he's completed, stamped concrete options,etc. What i also liked is that even though we had some ideas of our own,
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was knowledgeable and comfortable enough in his trade to provide us great suggestions on what would look good in our backyard with regards to concrete color, pattern, style,etc. You can tell he knows his business very well and doesnt hesitate to provide suggestions where appropriate. his company is very adept at handling excavation, sprinkler system provisions, and other such customizations- there was never any doubt that these would be done well and with quality.
We had another contractor who rated well with Angies provide us with a bid and while they were much lower, i did not come away with the sense of trust/quality that i did with
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Our reason for not ending up choosing
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was simply that after receiving bids and doing more research on our backyard projects, my husband and I decided to choose an entirely different material for our backyard patio that
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services didnt include.
Had we gone with stamped concrete, im sure we wouldve been working with
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- Holly L.
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I have worked with
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Constructors for the past 3 years. They are very professional, honest, and does great quality work. I hired them to replace an old asphalt driveway, cracked garage slab, and porch concrete on an investment property I have in Lakewood because the existing work had become a tripping hazard to my tenants. ...More />
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team came in and did the job quickly. It took these pros only 5 days to remove and replace 1814 SF of concrete flatwork! They were done in less than week, the quality of the work was superb, and my tenants are also happy with the construction process. I would definetly recommend
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to any real estate agent, home flipper, property investor, or regular home owner. There prices are very competitive and they are very responsive to phone calls, emails, or text.
- Melvin P.
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My existing concrete driveway had severe cracking due to the expansive cycles of the clay soil on my property during the different seasons. I hired
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to replace my driveway and I am extremely happy with the results.

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and his crew came right on time at 7:30 am. They completely removed the existing driveway and excavated an additional 6" of dirt in preparation for the new slab. These guys do very professional work as described in their detailed estimate and contract. They first installed 6" of crushed road base to give a proper "foundation" for the driveway. Next they installed all the rebar reinforcement. Before they poured the concrete,
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double-checked and verified the concrete color I wanted for my home. Next came the concrete pour and these guys did a great job in protecting my home from all concrete splatter.

The stamped driveway and porch came out phenomenal!
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applied a low gloss sealer to really bring out the color in my new slab. In addition, the regular gray concrete slab at my side yard also came out great. I will definitely be using them in the future.
- Mark J.
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We met with
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to show him what we wanted and he gave us an estimate. We were happy with that, but did have a couple of adjustments which
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agreed to without increasing the cost. We told him to go ahead and then there was a big delay with the city causing the problems by not issuing the permits in a timely fashion. Once they were able to proceed they prepared in one day and poured the next to give us 12' x 52' driveway. They were a pleasure to work with and responsive any time we had questions.
- jerry W.
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He arrived early, was friendly, cut the holes straight and exactly as marked, and didn't get water beyond the immediate work area. Went perfectly. This is the second time I've used them.
- Adam L.

All Concrete Repair Contractors in Fairmont, MN

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A-1 CONCRETE GRINDING

415 E 11TH ST
Fairmont

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CB Concrete

149 Cedar st
Hill City

Cole Construction

402 N Valley View Ct
Fairmont

Complete Basement Systems

54004 Loren Dr
Mankato

Dan Richter Construction LLC

90 Reserve Dr
Grand Rapids

DEAN'S CONSTRUCTION

775 190TH AVE
Fairmont

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Mosaic Contracting Unlimited LLC

6101 Norris Lake Rd
Anoka

NELSON CUSTOM CONCRETE

P.O. Box 27069
Minneapolis

Nick's Tree & Landscape

21671 County Rd 81
Big Lake

NV Exteriors LLC

21522 380th ST SE
Erskine

R W STUCCO, Inc.

38246 500th ave
New York Mills

Renaissance Custom Design DBA Bruce Hinton

20239 Oreland Mine Rd
Deerwood

Standard Water Control Systems Inc

5337 Lakeland Ave N
Minneapolis

STROMBERG CONSTRUCTION LLC

41372 LITTLE CLARA DR
Deer River

Vance Construction

609 16th St E
International Falls

Zimmer Bros Waterproofing

4329 133rd Avenue
Spicer
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