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"From the first call
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.

 

Don

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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 Schenectady

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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.
F

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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 Schenectady, NY

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518 Remodel

411 Rte 146
Altamont

783-SEAL, 783-PAVE (Smith's - Latham, NY)

776-D Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham

A REAL PLUMBER

26 TICE RD
Albany

A2Z Construction

Ballston Spa

AAZ REMODELING

4 Elmhurst Avenue
Albany

ABConstructionIICorp

36 Anthony Ln.
Albany

Action Contracting

To be provided at a later date
Mechanicville

ADIRONDACK BASEMENT SYSTEMS

4 JONES RD
Clifton Park

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE

All Around My Home Solutions

106 Clamsteam Road
Clifton Park

ALL METHOD WATERPROOFING INC

2 AGNES AVE
Schenectady

All Points Construction

PO Box 237
Greenville

Altamura and Associates, LLC

PO Box 2195
Ballston Spa

Anthonys Masonry

300 Eleventh St
Schenectady

Arnold's Masonry and Paving LLC

Maple St & Wooster Ave

AW Construction

9 Chipmunk Chase
Saratoga Springs

Aztec Hardscape Designs Inc

13 Runnel Dr
Schenectady

Banker Enterprise

14 Dymond Road
New Lebanon

Bellamy Construction Co

6684 Amsterdam Rd
Schenectady

Bennett Contracting Inc

693 S Pearl St
Albany

BK Masonry

8 Emmett Dr
Nasayuna

Bonacquisti & Son

41 Wisner Road
Averill Park

Brazill Contracting

39 Shannon Ave
Cohoes

Bricks, Blocks and More

PO Box 68
Stillwater

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capital District Construction

22 Pinewood Rd
Guilderland

Capital District Contracting Inc.

8 Schuyler Avenue
Latham

Champion Window of Albany

12 Petra Lane
Albany

Christopher's Paving

740 Hoosick Rd
Troy

CLD Custom Carpentry

169 stone mill rd
Hudson

Cnc lawns & property services Inc.

210 Rte 4 N
Schuylerville

Collar City Concrete

19 Central Ave.
Troy

Concrete technologies

1 second st
Gansevoort

conway custom works

5198 RT 81
Greenville

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

CRACK TEAM

1292 GOWER RD
Schenectady

CRACKSEAL BASEMENT TECHNOLOGIES LLC

PO BOX 1032
Ballston Lake

Craigs Mowing & Landscaping LLC

PO Box 1506
Clifton Park

Creative Concepts

123 St Name
Schenectady

CREATIVE CONCRETE DESIGN INC

11 STEVENSON ST
Schenectady

Creative Stone Work By Stone Wall Masonry Inc

882 OBrien Avenue
Schenectady

D & L Tile & Stone

21 Criswood Dr
Albany

D & R Paving

1 Apollo Drive
Albany

D HERBINGER CONSTRUCTION

9 Blossom Hill Court
Rexford

D.A. Chainyk Construction Services

173 Colonial Avenue
Albany

Davco Construction LLC

2107 4th Ave
Watervliet

Dynamic Roofing

1026 Trinity Ave
Schenectady

Elite Home Renovations

116 Bluebird Terrace
Fort Edward

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Ez Homefix LLC

502 Rynex Corners Rd
Schenectady

FOCUS CONSTRUCTION

1095 PARKWOOD BLVD
Schenectady

Frost Excavating

286 Tidball Road
Schenectady

G. Richardson and Sons Contracting

31 South Main St
Voorheesville

Garone's Concrete Pumping, LLC

205 Park Avenue
Mechanicville

Genesis Painting

115 Mill St.
Troy

Grandview Properties

23 N Grandview Terrace
Voorheesville

Hayner Masonry

22b Adirondack circle
Gansevoort

HD Concrete

853 Rock City Rd
Ballston Spa

Helderberg Concrete

2017 berne-altamont rd.
Altamont

Heritage Residential Services, LLC

23 Heritage Pkwy
Schenectady

herzog construction

25 crawford rd

HMA Contracting Corp

535 Brickyard Rd
Schaghticoke

J C RUSSELL GENERAL CONTRACTOR

503 SACANDAGA RD
Schenectady

J&M Fish Family Contracting

5 Masten Ave
Cohoes

James & Doraine Bushnell

43 Martins Hill
Ravena

JC MCCASHION CONSTRUCTION INC.

84 Frederick Avenue
Albany

JEFF LUTES

29 PINEPARK RD
Berne

JJC tile & masonry

5694 Jockey st
Galway

jnd tree service

110 forbes st
Amsterdam

John T. Construction

76 E. Fulton St.
Golversville

JOSEPH RADEZ CONSTRUCTION

897 SACANDAGA RD
Schenectady

JS Services

340 Dunham Hollow Rd
Averill Park

JT Concrete

2151 Rowley Rd
Ballston Spa

JT Enterprises

1377 Philomena Rd
Schenectady

KEY STONE CONTRACTING

250 OLNEYS RD
Petersburg

Kinetic Basement Solutions Inc

PO Box 765
Clifton Park

Knights Construction

181 Clay Hill Rd
Fort Ann

KRUEGLER CONTRACTORS

PO BOX 774
Latham

L Browe Asphalt Services

PO Box 271
East Greenbush

Lamountain Contracting

843 7th ave
Troy

Laurenzo Contracting, Inc.

613 Clement Street
Mechanicville

LAWLOR CONSTRUCTION LLC

467 KNICKERBOCKER RD
Schodack Landing

Lazio Construction, Inc.

63 Nott Rd
Rexford

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

M and S Interiors

26 Michael Dr
Schenectady

M Johnson Contracting

135 Cary Rd
Mechanicville

Mike Byer Construction

PO Box 427
Watervliet

MPR Excavation LLC

266 Craven Road
Delanson

msmasonry

Esperance

MULHOLLAND ENTERPRISES LLC

2084 ROUTE 9N
Greenfield Center

Non-Typical Home Improvements

PO Box 671
Caroga Lake

North Country Landscapes, LLC

10680 State Route 9W
Coxsackie

OLD DOG MASONS

5861 VEEDER RD.
Slingerlands

Paniccia Masonry

523 Harrison Ave.
Schenectady

Pantalone Construction Inc

104 Fuller St
Schenectady

PC contracting

7 Curt Blvd.
Saratoga Springs

pisces pools

Schenectady

Precision Contracting

50 Lincoln Street
Gloversville

PREGENT PAVING

Ballston Spa

Pride Painting

33 Defreest Ave.
Troy

ProSeal Sealcoating

23 Wendell Dr
Albany

QUAY CLIFFORD H & SONS INC

3269 GUILDERLAND AVE
Schenectady

Ragone Foundations Inc.

53 wetsel road
Troy

RINSLER MASONRY

PO BOX 554
Slingerlands

Ron's PropertyMaintenance Inc

12 Kenlyn Drive
Albany

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

Saratoga Builders LLC

8 Champion Ln
Saratoga Springs

scotts home improvements

37 elm lane
Stillwater

Sherwin P. M. And Construction

3219 E Lydius St
Schenectady

Silver Stone Contracting

3028 Broadway
Schenectady

Smith's Paving & Seal Coating

305 19th St
Watervliet

SnowGo

po 4219

Style Painting and Tile Construction Company

354 Burtonville Rd
Fultonville

Superior Masonry Solutions

114 Fordham Road
Valatie

T & T Construction

1358 Van Antwerp Road
Niskayuna

TECH VALLEY BUILDERS INC

3 CHESTNUT HILL RD S
Albany

THE BUILDING CONNECTION

34 SHERWOOD LN
Burnt Hills

Todd Jobs LLC

PO Box 423
Latham

Tom & Randy's Handyman Service

xxxxxxxxx
Schenectady

Tony Nash

3 Nash Place
Albany

Tony's Tile Works

1089 Waverly Pl
Schenectady

Upstate Concrete

15 Kniskern Ave
Mechanicville

Upstate Property Service

430 Clarendon Street
Schenectady

Woodford Bros Inc

6500 State Rte 80
Apulia Station

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