Schenectady Concrete Repair Contractors

in Schenectady, NY

150
Concrete Repair Contractors are
in Schenectady

34
Concrete Repair Contractors in Schenectady
are top rated

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Rated by
Brian L.
"Results were mixed. On the positive side, the cracks were sealed and Midland was the only one of 3 companies that proposed the correct solution to the problem (based on further research" of the problem). The workers were pleasant and worked very hard. On the negative side: the finish on the caulk was not as smooth as we would have liked, the
pointing work left residue on the brick and was not consistent in depth and appearance with the rest of the house. We had asked to be home for the original estimate and for a return visit to "wash" the area. We had agreed that I would give them a check for the work when they returned. Both of these visits were done when we were not home. When we withheld payment waiting for them to come back to resolve concerns (we did not even know that they had come back to do the wash), we were subjected pressure over the phone and in emails to pay including a threat to take us to court if we did not. They did come back and improve upon what they did originally and we did pay them the full amount. I do not think they would have come back if I had not withheld payment. It was not a pleasant experience and I would not use them again.
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Rated by
Gina C.
"From the very start
was above par in all areas. They promptly replied, described the service and procedures in detail after seeing my balcony, kept me informed" of their progress and called if they would be delayed. When they poured it I noticed a few flaws and they immediately came back out , said it was not up to their standards and redid it. I was amazed. They used high quality materials and were very professional throughout the process. If other contractors followed suit we would have a perfect world. Not only awesome work but the same quality and professionalism
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Rated by
Ian K.
"All of my interactions with
were fantastic: They came out to quote the job within hours of my calling them, they reviewed the quote completely and explained" why we had to do the appropriate preparation work to make the floor last a lifetime. The started on time, finished on schedule, they cleaned up - you would never know they were there. In addition they are a trustworthy vendor - I went to work and gave them the access to the house - and they made sure my pets did not get out.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

Angie's Answers

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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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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. 

 

 

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If the state requires a contractor's license, then he needs to have a license in each state he intends to work in - plus state/local business licenses as applicable.

 

This does not mean there are not a lot of contractors who cross state lines without proper licensing - the penalties in may cases are not real severe and are just a fine, not criminal, so many take the chance.

 

As you say - argh  - many contractors are not really businessmen and have zero legal education, so many people get burned.

Concrete Repair reviews in Schenectady

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I have used them in the past for others small jobs and they were excellent. This was a much bigger job. Removal of the kitchen cabinets, installation of new cabinets, tile floor in the kitchen and new vanities in the bathrooms. They were prompt and professional. They recommended a tear out but I only wanted a remodel so that I could keep the cost lower, in retrospect they were right. A complete tear out would have allowed to to customize the rooms more to my personal preference.
I would use them again in the future and listen to their recommendations more up front.
- steven C.
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Exceeded our expectations. Told us they would come in 6 weeks and they showed up in six weeks. Told us the work would take 5 days and it took 5 days. Took no money up front; only took money when job was satisfactorily completed. Even made suggestions to the design that improved the look of the finished product.
- Mort H.
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His quote was very reasonable among the 5 or so I contacted. As he is the person who gave the quote and who actually worked alone by himself, he took great care about the quality of work. The overall work is very well done. It looks great. I certainly would use him again and recommend him to any one else. He is trustworthy,
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and punctual.
- Munir G.
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From the initial contact through to job completion,
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was very responsive to any questions or concerns I had. He spent time at the jobsite each day to keep tabs on the progress and kept me updated. His crew was very professional and always cleaned up the job site each day before leaving. I highly recommend
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- Melissa G.
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Things went fine. It took them 3 days to complete (includes time to dry) and then they put a nice boarder around it all. Looks great.
- Lynne S.
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It was an excellent experience. They were here on time, courteous, and fun to be around. They did a fantastic job, and it was excellent to be around them. I would recommend him to anyone with absolute confidence.
- Jeannie W.
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I wasn’t pleased. When they lifted my house up, but what they did on the outside, they didn’t fill in the cracks. I’m afraid that water will fill the cracks. My doors aren’t closing properly. I still have high/low places. It’s low towards the front. I had to call them back 2-3 times to level my floors, which they were supposed to do in the beginning. I felt like I had to watch them constantly in order for them to do.
- Walta W.

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 ave
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 St. 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

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 & A Custom Homes

424 Third St
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

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

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

2 Corinne Ct
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

SnowGo

po 4219

Stone Tech of Albany

429 Whitehall Rd
Albany

Style Painting and Tile Construction Company

354 Burtonville Rd
Fultonville

Superior Masonry Solutions

114 Fordham Road
Valatie

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

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