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"When
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
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.
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.
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
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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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 Stone Harbor

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did an awesome job! We didn't look into getting our concrete work done for our generator placement in a timely manner. So, we were a little pressed for time when we contacted
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. He was out the next day to assess the job and give us an estimate. The day after that
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was poured!
Stone Harbor Concrete Repair Contractors Provider Name Locked
was professional, punctual, and did a great job! He performed the job for exactly the estimated price he gave us up front. He was an excellent value. We checked pricing with several concrete companies before choosing
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and he was several hundred dollars less than the others. Can't say anything negative about the experience. Job well done!
- Jennifer W.
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Entire process took over 20 days. Yearly reviews inaccurate. MBroom continue to shift due to half of slab done right. Company informed and reproposed $14000 to fix their work again. MBroom still shifting (3) other contractors indicate that Mitcho failed to correct matter. BBB has been informed of the breech.
- Lisa Leia G.
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It went very well. I was prepping a house to sell and I had them do several things. I was a pretty happy camper overall. The only downside was the guy they sent to paint my stucco hadn't actually done stucco painting before – but he still did a great job! The concrete guy also did a great job.
- Edward K.
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was very professional and arrived much sooner than I had expected for the estimate. Not only did he give me a full review of the items I had asked about he provided me with information for me to complete minor repairs without the replacement I assumed I needed. He was very straight forward and was a delight. When it comes time for me to actually need the work I'm already sold on his services.
- Stephen M.
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From the first visit to the final cleanup,
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and his Manadarino employees did a fantastic job. The price was competitive and the work was impeccable. I would recommend anybody who is looking for concrete work to go with
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- Laura H.
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I'm very satisfied with the result. Prior to the start, I was told when the job would start, what would be accomplished each day and when the job would be complete. The crew was professional, met each daily goal and worked with me to come up with the stucco color. I will use DE
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in the future on other projects.
- Robert W.
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I would highly recommend
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they did a great job on our patio from start to finish . They where fast and very clean which is a big deal to me I was very happy all around.
- Brent J.
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Very professional. The work is top no issues. Everything was done how the contractor promised. My wife is not easy to impress and she was totally satisfied. I was very happy and will continue to use and recommend.
- ofelia C.

All Concrete Repair Contractors in Stone Harbor, NJ

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A List Concrete

18 Lafayette Ave
Voorhees

AAA Paramount United LLC

Egg Harbor Township

Affordable Waterproofing LLC

8000 Rte 130
Riverside

Anthony DiLeo Inc

1060 W Bay Ave
Barnegat

ARKK Builders LLC

2106 New Road
Linwood

Basements Love Us Inc

519 A Cinnaminson Ave
Palmyra

Big E Construction

40 Fern Dr
Little Egg Harbor

BLACKJACK ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION

517 S ENGLISH CREEK RD
Egg Harbor City

Blevin Construction

222 Delaware Ave
Egg Harbor Township

Bud Hemphill Contractor

253 indian trail rd.
Cape May Court House

Burke Construction & Contracting LLC

358 Crescent Dr
Cape May

C. Solutions

6152 Old Harding Hwy
Mays Landing

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

COASTAL POOLS & SPAS INC

508 W PATCONG AVE
Linwood

Color Stamp Concrete Inc.

1444 Hurfville Rd
Deptford

Creative Concrete

585 N County Line Rd Ste 7
Jackson

Dems Home Improvement

135 Devon Rd
Somers Point

DLC Construction

6 Edward Ct
Clifton

Enviropro Basement Systems

90 Kimm Dr
Newfield

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Facchine Construction LLC

136 Crestview Dr
Deptford

Gdl Concrete LLC

600 PORTLAND AVE
Pleasantville

GRANIERI CONSTR & RENOVATION

1019 WOODLYNNE BLVD
Linwood

HACKNEY CONCRETE

416 N ELBERON AVE
Atlantic City

Jersey One Construction, LLC

106 Pine Road
Hammonton

John Schoener Carpentry LLC

51 Beebetown Road
Hammonton

Joseph D. McCann Builders LLC

4114 Landis Ave
Sea Isle City

JS Contracting

68 Upper Orchard

K Kitchens and Granite

200 Tilton Road
Northfield

K-Con Construction

1500 Mayslanding Road
Hammonton

KB Colors

Egg Harbor Township

LGE Associates LLC Construction

3153 Fire Road
Egg Harbor Township

Mad Waterproofing

Hillsborough

MASORY BY MIKE MCBRIDE

1245 Atkinson Ave
Somers Point

Moore Remodeling

611 N Suffolk Ave
Ventnor City

Mudduck construction

26 Toni Lynn Ct.
Hammonton

mwg masonry contr. LLC

14 s. essex ave

Our House Home Improvement

231 Waterford Road
Hammonton

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave
Egg Harbor Township

Penn Jersey Paving

7 Jennifer Ct
Mount Holly

Precision Decks & Remodeling

112 Leddon Ln
Turnersville

Precision Decorative Concrete

1533 Philadelphia Ave
Egg Harbor City

Pride Custom Concrete

506 Woodstown Road
Swedesboro

PRO CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN INC

1 WESTCOAT RD
Egg Harbor Township

ProCrete

9 Hamilton Avenue
Linwood

R C services

Mays Landing

RJC Concrete

7421 Strand Ave
Mays Landing

Rocky Concrete Pumping & Roofing

120 Skyview Dr
Washington

Sager Restoration Services

1602 Frankford Ave

Scattolini Brothers

611 N Wildwood Blvd
Cape May Court House

SCS Construction

2334 Rt 9
Cape May Courthouse

South Jersey Waterproofing

1915 Orchard Dr
Williamstown

Standby Power Systems

1606 Tanner Ave
Burlington

Sulpizio General Masonry Contractors Inc.

2121 Rhododendron Ct
Mays Landing

T Gun Construction

Egg Harbor Township

TermiGuard Services & Fenwick

420 Kelley Drive
West Berlin

thomas construction

7913 atlantic avenue
Margate City

Total Design Builders LLC

7 RED GRAVEL CIRCLE
Sicklerville

Woodford Bros Inc

6500 State Rte 80

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