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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).

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"Today’s date is Feb. 27, 2015 as I write this letter. I signed a contract with
, 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.
abandoned the project and subsequently through legal litigation it was discovered his HIC number had expired one year prior to the contract on
1, 2013. In total, $30,900 was paid before
abandoned the job.
had frequent requests for payment draws prior to work completion. Professional estimate from another contractor on the actual work done by
was $10,000. $6,600 was given to
specifically to purchase skylights and a generator. These have never been delivered and
refused to show us the receipts. Each check given to
was cashed the same or next business day at my bank.
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.
attempted to have a final framing inspection completed to receive another payment. The Coding Inspector came onsite and provided a “partial inspection”.
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.
’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.
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 repaired. 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
. 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
for any type of construction project.

-Marty M.

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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 Claremont

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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.



- MICHAEL C.
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HORRIBLE! !!!!!!
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Hunter
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I located an ad in MONEY MAGAZINE to have my driveway replaced,
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Hunter was the salesman who came out to give the estimate, during his estimate he asked if I had any other concrete needs I was considering and I said yes but my funds were limited. He then asked me what I was interested in and I told him, decorative curbing as I had seen in the ad, he asked if there was anything else so I told him I was interested in expanding my patio, putting a pad down for my shed and fixing a footing issue on the corner of my house, again I explained that I had a budget. He said he could do all the work for 5000.00 dollars which was my limit. They wanted to get started right away and it was good timing for me so I agreed. I asked several times for copies of the license and insurance but was always put off by “
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(the owner)” would bring it, but he conveniently forgot to bring it when he came and the concrete was being poured.
Driveway:
I told
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my concerns with the drive as it held water in a low spot, they verbally "guaranteed" it would not hold water when they were finished. The lines and edges of the pouring was not even; before the concrete was cured it was falling apart. Holes appeared throughout the curing process.
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were asked to come out many time but it took several weeks before one of them showed up. When they did come they agreed there was a problem and it needed to be fixed but have yet to make the repairs. The drive is riddled with multiple holes, the edges have broken away and the capturing of water is even worse than before. Despite them saying they would come and fix it, no one has shown up when they said they would or ever.
Curbing:
I expected the curbing be completed with a curbing machine in order to have a smooth, symmetrical, professional appearance as shown in
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’s ad in MONEY MAGAZINE, instead is was done by hand. Despite
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reinforcing that “his guy” was an “artist” and he was positive I would be happy with the job, I wasn't. It wasn't smooth but had gaping holes and was oddly shaped. The edges were sloppy from where the concrete ran under the forms. Brain and
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said many times they would fix it, but they have NEVER shown up when they said they would and now they do not respond to me in any way. His last comment to me was “it looks good from the road” how ridiculous is that!!!
Footing:
I had a “nonstructural” column that was leaning and needed to be pushed back into place and the footing needed to be supported with more concrete. The workers dug a hole without supporting the column and it tilted further away from the house. They pushed it back to the original leaning position (not the upright needed position), put a supporting
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in place and poured concrete. Because they neglected to push the column into place it is still leaning.
Patio:
The edges of the expansion was, for the most part, pretty good, the issues I had were holes the size of silver dollars in some places and there were very strange colors in the concrete. When I asked
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to come back to look at the patio I said, “I have a couple concerns on the patio, have you looked at it?” His response was very sarcastic “I didn’t go over it with a magnifying glass” I was offended by this as I had been very accommodating to all the issue’s and believed in their continuing comments that they would “fix everything” and I would be “very happy”. He agreed that they were worthy concerns and had one of the guys fix the holes. Within three days the patio had developed further holes in different spots. The patio continually develops new holes, shed concrete dust getting on clothes, skin and furniture. I can’t even let my grandchildren play on the patio because of this. In addition, when I asked
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about removing the concrete that was splashed on my new siding I was told it was dust and would spray off with a hose. That was not true and since then have spent many hours scrubbing the siding and having to repaint because of it!
Shed Pad:
I had a shed built in the back yard and wanted to set it on a concrete pad. I had the shed moved so the pad could be poured. The shed pad looked fairly good on initial inspection except for on the back side there was the sharp end of a very large nail hanging out of the concrete. My concerns were someone being cut from it. It was never addressed by the company. Since having the shed moved into place (10 days after initial pouring) the edges are breaking off and it is continuously putting off concrete dust. I have gutters on the shed in hopes to decrease any erosion. Regardless, a bad job is a bad job.
At the end of the evening, they were trying to finish in the darkness without proper lighting, they demanded full payment. I felt bullied by several men expecting payment in cash, I told them that I could only get 500.00 dollars in cash and the rest would have to be a check. Against my "gut instinct" the cash was gotten from the ATM and I wrote a check for the remaining balance of 4500.00 dollars.
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(owner) said the remaining work and repairs would be done ASAP and I would be happy with the repairs. In the end, he said i should be happy, I got 10,000.00 dollars’ worth of work for half the cost when in fact, I have to replace everything and I am out 5000.00 dollars. I contacted MONEY MAGAZINE and they said they were not responsible for the actions of their advertisers and offered no help. Call me naïve, but I was astonished that they would let just anyone advertise! In the end, no one has followed through with anything and the front of my house looks Terrible!
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continually put me off due to personal issues,which I tried to be understanding. Ultimately enough is enough. Therefore at this point, my hopes of putting it on the
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to sell are ZERO as I cannot afford to fix the problems they created!

- jackie S.
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They left a big trench from the concrete truck in the yard, They left materials and didn't clean up. They said they would fix the yard but never did.
- Ana S.
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Spoke with
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on 2/16/15. Explained the work I wanted done. Set an appointment for him to come out and give me a quote. Appointment was set for the next day (2/17) at noon. He never arrived. He never called to cancel or reschedule.
- Michael S.
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(manager for K&K) arrived promptly for our appointment on Friday 2/20/15. We discussed the work I wanted accomplished. He provided several suggestions and answered all of my questions. At the end of the appointment,
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stated he would email a quote to me "over the weekend". Since I still had not received anything from
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by Tuesday (2/24/15), I followed-up with a phone call. The call went to voice mail so I left a message. No one returned my call. I called again the next day and left another message. As of today (2/27/15), I still have not received a phone call or quote from
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I will not be doing business with this company due to the poor customer service.
- Michael S.
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This guy is good! Nice guy and did all the things he said he would do. I would recommend him to others and I will do other projects in the future.
- Leslie R.
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When
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first finished the job in summer of 2012, it looked beautiful. We were very happy with the driveway and stairs. The first winter came and went with no problems. Even though we get slick spots in the shadow of the house, we didn't use any snowmelt products on our driveway. Partway through the second winter, I noticed significant scaling problems. I called
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that summer to ask about it. After all, I expected the warranty to be in effect since we hadn't used any products to melt snow.
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told me that the warranty was only for major cracking, and that the scaling was due to magnesium chloride. I said we hadn't used any, and he told me that our cars' tires carry it from the street to the driveway. Well, we're driving on the same streets as everyone else, and their new driveways aren't scaling.
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also said that he'd come and power wash the driveway, but he never did. We paid another company almost $1400 to power wash and seal the driveway, but the scaling is even worse this winter. I feel so cheated to have paid 7500 for a job that began to degrade 18 months after it was completed. Our driveway looks terrible, and it will just get worse and worse as the areas with scaling grow larger and small pebbles dislodge. I would never use
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again, and I recommend against them whenever somebody asks me about concrete work.
- Beth K.
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is my go-to for any concrete work on my property. They have helped replace several large sections of long driveway and poured a large patio in the rear of home. Always high quality and easy to work with. Best in class for sure.
- TRAVIS G.

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Castle Renovations LLC

P.O. Box 52
Terrell

Champion Window of Charlotte LLC

9100 Perimeter Woods Dr
Charlotte

Classic Home Renovations

2425 N Center St
Hickory

Environmental Home Services LLC

PO Box 5080
Mooresville

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair

1883 Scott Futrell Dr
Charlotte

Inside Out Home Designs

2308 Brookfield Dr
Grover

J&J PROPERTIES OF HICKORY INC.

4868 Wordsworth Cir
Conover

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive
Smithfield

Mountain Stone Masonry & Landscaping

2481 Pinnacle Dr
Catawba

Muse Hauling & Grading

PO Box 286
Denver

Neil Dellinger Masonry INC

5845 W Nc 10 Hwy
Hickory

NEILL GRADING & CONSTRUCTION

2965 TATE BLVD SE
Hickory

Pughs Concrete Finishing

8379 Rhodhiss Rd
Connelly Springs

Sawyers Concrete Service

4057 Hall Dairy Rd
Claremont

Second Look Inc

11534 Lemmond Acres Dr
Mint Hill

Set Free Construction

2907-C Hwy 70 E
Morganton

SHATLEY MASONRY

2554 Powell Brickyard Rd
Lenoir

Sigmon's Concrete Service INc

62 Lavender Ln
Taylorsville

Slope Solutions LLC

2475 Old NC 18
Morganton

Triangle Contractors, INC

104 Lenoir Rd
Morganton

Unifour Landscaping

PO Box 1113
Claremont

Vision Design Build Remodel

3425 Amick Road
Lenoir

Wet Surface Technologies

1120 37th Ave Dr NE
Hickory

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