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"Price is high-end normal but work is exquisite. We threw him a curve by changing site on about 24 hrs notice. He made it work, though, despite having to add on" tree removal, stump-grinding, and extra excavation. Suggest if you have time, get professional excavators and tree removers do that part. Can't beat the care and outcome of his concrete work though.

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did a fantastic job. Their workers were very professional, as was the owner. They were more expensive than the other bids we received, but" we liked the lifetime warranty so we went with them. Overall, we are very pleased.

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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 Valdese

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After calling for an appointment to receive an estimate, the owner Mr.
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arrived on schedule and discussed how he would accomplish the job. His estimate was very reasonable and he answered all my questions. After receiving several other estimates and considering the options, I chose his company because I was impressed the owner himself took the pains to visit the job site and provide an estimate. The other companies I called were not so prompt and several had to reschedule times for the estimates. They were not nearly as willing to answer questions or consider alternatives.
My home is in the historic preservation district of the city of Atlanta and it took me a little over 2 months to get the necessary permits to allow the project to commence. During this process his office referred me to a surveyor who prepared a site plan for the job as the city requested. I appreciated this courtesy and his fee for his services was quite reasonable. Mr.
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's office manager was a big help in the process.
After finally getting the city's approval, Mr.
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's team arrived within a week and started the project. The driveway was broken up on day one, the concrete was poured on the second day and the work was basically finished in that time. The foreman stayed on the job after the others had left to be sure the concrete had set long enough to assure nothing disturbed the finish. The team which came on both days was prompt, professional and experienced.
After allowing the concrete to set for several days, the team returned to clean up the site and remove the forms. They also worked to blend the concrete driveway into the landscape. The finished product looks great and I am very happy with the work.
- Robert C.
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and his crew took care of all of our landscaping requests and needs. Everyone was always on time, polite, and professional. Great communication between all of us. We felt so lucky to have
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and his crew working with us. The job was completed in a timely manner and the quality of his work is outstanding. Each day, great progress was made. And at the end of each day, the crew made sure to tidy up work area. Such a nice gesture. He really takes pride in his landscaping and masonry work and it showed each day they came to work. Extremely pleased with the final product. I highly recommend
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Pros!!!
- Doris F.
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is the office manager. She is the one who came out and gave me the estimate. The company was very prompt, courteous, and accurate. They acknowledged that they were the wrong service provider for me. They were very honest with me. I would use them again in the future if I fit into the expertise.
- Curt K.
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came out to examine my crawlspace floor and walls regarding a moisture issue I had. He recommended sealing the approximately 350 linear feet with injecting epoxy and silica sand into the cracks, as well as sealing along the perimeter wall and foundation supports. He started out with a light epoxy, but when he came back the next day, the cracks had absorbed that and were exposed. He switched to a heavier epoxy which worked better, retreated the original area and proceeded to finish the rest of the space.The crawlspace has a three foot clearance, it took about three days. He came back the following week, and sealed any areas that needed to be touched up.
- Robert A.
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We did landscaping and we needed concrete laid and he and his team came out and did an excellent job. They were in out in less than three days and laid almost 50,000 square feet of concrete.
- TRECIA S.
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did a very good job of replacing our old driveway with a new one twice as wide. He gave an accurate estimate and provided proof of insurance. There were a few challenges with moisture under the old driveway that delayed being able to pour the new driveway. We had a communication issue getting the new date for when he would be able to do the pour but it got resolved after a day or two. The driveway turned out great and he did an excellent job of sloping it down to the street. The driveway looks great and now moves water away from the house and out onto the street. The drop
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was a great suggestion and look far better than its predecessor.
- Joel F.
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was waiting when I arrived home to meet him for the bid. After I explained what I wanted, he was able to give a price right away. His bid was the lowest by a wide margin, but still met every requirement I needed. ALL other contractors were higher to much higher even leaving out cheek walls. I also was clear that I wanted them to work neatly and not leave any mess to cleanup.
When work commenced, they covered the lawn, work area, and house walls with plastic and kept their tools on it. They worked carefully and neatly. They cleaned up thoroughly every day before they left. The job site (my front yard) showed no effect from a week of workers tromping around (not including curing time). The work exceeded my expectations; I could not be happier with my choice to go with
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. I would recommend them without reservation. I would mention that the best way to communicate with them is by email; they always answer the same day or first thing next morning.
- Greg H.
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They were great to work with. I called and he came out to do an estimate the next day. A couple days later and after a couple more higher priced bids, I made the call to go with them. They were able to come out the next week and to pour the slab. They showed up earlier than they thought to do the work and stayed until everything was set and done. In all, they were at home from 10am to 630pm. They were constantly working and answered all my questions throughout the process.
- NATHAN R.

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Affordable Roofing & Home Repair

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Artistic Design Landscapes

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C & K ECP INC

5121 Honest Bob Rd
Maiden

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Foundation Solutions LLC

2650 Ramada Rd
Burlington

carpenters for hire

9052 waterloo st
Hickory

carpenters for hire

9052 waterloo st
Hickory

Champion Window of Charlotte LLC

9100 Perimeter Woods Dr
Charlotte

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

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

Set Free Construction

2907-C Hwy 70 E
Morganton

SHATLEY MASONRY

2554 Powell Brickyard Rd
Lenoir

Slope Solutions LLC

2475 Old NC 18
Morganton

Triangle Contractors, INC

104 Lenoir Rd
Morganton

Unifour Landscaping

PO Box 1113
Claremont

VALDESE CONCRETE INC

804 PRALEY ST SW
Valdese

Vision Design Build Remodel

3425 Amick Road
Lenoir

Wet Surface Technologies

1120 37th Ave Dr NE
Hickory

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