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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.

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Unless it was a monolithic pour (poured as part of the foundation wall) you should have nothing to worry about with a jack hammer in the hands of a skilled worker and it is highly unlikely it was. I have never seen this done in my 40 plus years in the business. There probably is a piece of expansion joint material between the wall and the slab and even if not the joint between the wall and the slab should creat a weak point that will break.

 

Don

Mudjacking reviews in Pottstown

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Job went very well. They not only raised the porch with also made some minor repairs between the porch and service walk at no additional cost. Would use them again in a heart beat!
- KIRK C.
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The service went great. A crew of 15 came out and completed the job in 1 day. They were very fast and efficient workers. They did leave a little bit of a mess but it was not horrible. Their pricing was reasonable. It was very easy to schedule their service and they even showed up a little early.
- Richard B.
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did a great job. We had the job done while out of town.
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called to schedule, and agreed to take pictures and forward them to us on completion.

They were the only ones willing to watch the weather and get it done. All other providers said they would get back with me in April.


- Michael O.
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I am very happy with the work that
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and his crew completed. The cost was reasonable and
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was good at communication with me about work times. Would definitely call again.
- Erin B.
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the home is built on a gentle grade. the grade at the front of the home, where the sidewalk is located, 'drops off' quickly ( estimate is 40%). the sidewalk had settled in several locations. the contractor drilled holes and then hydraulically forced a slurry of lime and sand into the holes and raised the settled sections of cement. we had to have the contractor return a second time to raise some of the sections, due to settling. we had been advised by the contractor to stabilize some of the sections with earth or cement because of potential water intrusion and subsequent settling. These repairs were made following the first and second repairs. We have had some additional settling (1 inch) of the sections.
Important: the slurry does not
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like a cementitious (cement) product. the slurry does possess good to excellent compression strength but only in the presence of dry or well drained soil. the slurry does not provide good
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strength unless the repair area is very stable. the customer must know these important factors before starting the repair. if you do not start with a stable, well drained base, you will not get the desired results.
the company was professional, prompt and courteous. the overall rating is for the limited capability of the slurry used for the repairs.
- john F.
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We like the pouring job that
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did - our driveway looks nice and they helped us with some of the design brainstorming that was valuable. I see people drive past and take pictures of our driveway, and I believe they've gotten new business in the neighborhood based upon how ours looks. They clearly have a lot of experience in doing driveways. However, the time it has taken for them to complete the work has been abysmal. We're 6 weeks into what should have been a one week project. Excuses have been numerous - weather, holidays, health, etc. Even with these excuses (some legitimate and should have causes a few days' setback each), we're at a point where the project is nearly done but is STILL not 100% complete. If you go with
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, you'll likely get a nicely poured cement project that looks great. However, you run the risk of having it take weeks and weeks or even months to complete. I dislike writing a poor review - we like the owner and workers. But the truth is, they're slow and the work gets pushed out.
- Catherine D.
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arrived on time with an employee and leveled the sidewalk. It took an hour for two men to complete the job. The sidewalk is now completely level.
- Robert M.
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He saved me probably about $2,000.00 because instead of getting the concrete replaced, he just raised it because the front porch is sinking. They put rocks underneath it and lift the concrete up instead of having to pour new concrete and tear it up. I'd give him all A's.
- Randy S.

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A.G. Remodeling

113 Ryers Ave.
Cheltenham

A.L. Verna General Contracting Inc.

717 S Columbus BLVD
Philadelphia

Able Mechanical & Construction

70 Blue Ridge Drive
Levittown

Agron Construction

10154 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia

all seasons outdoor homenomics

PO Box 15224
Philadelphia

Allen Lee Concrete Construction, LLC

2504 Nora's Court
North Wales

America Construction Inc

2156 Longshore av
Philadelphia

American Building Inspectors

18 E. Eagle Rd.
Havertown

Ancona Construction

Philadelphia

Andrew T. Ronon , Contractor

204 Grayling Ave
Narberth

Anthony Radatti Home Improvements

116 Nester Dr
Norristown

APPLE LANDSCAPE MGT. INC.

P.O. BOX 26350
Collegeville

Artisan Concrete Specialist

2311 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia

Associated Paving Contractors (APCON)

1525 Campus Dr
Warminster

Attractive Properties

9 Park Avenue
Paoli

Barlow Construction Co

37 Village Way
Malvern

Basement King LLC

5937 Castor Ave
Philadelphia

Basements Love Us Inc

519 A Cinnaminson Ave

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave
Newton Square

Blakes Paving

10 Dillon Dr
Frazer

Blessed Builders LLC

7715 Crittenden St
Philadelphia

Bold Construction, LLC

3648 Greenwood Cr
Chalfont

BQ BASEMENT SYSTEMS INC

525 BETHLEHEM PIKE
Glenside

Burns Masonry & Construction

62 gravel pike
Collegeville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardamone Bros. Inc.

3570 Pickertown Road
Chalfont

carpino concrete

2331 Benson st.

CAWLEY MASONRY INC

1206 SUSAN CIR
Oreland

Central Lending Services Inc

668 Woodbourne Rd Ste 104
Langhorne

Chris Basile Masonry Restoration LLC

221 E Township Line Rd
Upper Darby

Chris Contracting

4215 Lawndale Street
Philadelphia

CKC LANDSCAPING INC

PO BOX 0355
West Chester

CMT General Contractors Inc

63 Colonial Park Dr
Springfield

Color Stamp Concrete Inc.

1444 Hurfville Rd

Contractors United Together

1220 N 60 st
Philadelphia

CORRENTI CONCRETE & PAVING

100 Mill Street
Clifton Heights

Country Lawn and Landscape Inc

618 Laurel Rd.
Coatesville

Craft-Pro Masonry Restoration Inc.

1230 E. Mermaid Lane
Glenside

Craig Kronmiller Contractors

439 Oakmont Ct
Harleysville

CRJ Construction

425 Highview Drive
Wayne

D&T Landscaping

Norristown

Dadem Contracting

922 Pitman Ave
Darby

Daniel Fair Construction

700 Lincoln Ave
Willow Grove

David Biche Custum Builders

38 E Essex Ave
Lansdowne

David Brackin Construction, LLC

1050 Kings Row Road
Oxford

DeLeon Excavating & Construction

2140 Saucon Ave
Bethlehem

DIAMOND CONCRETE INC

521 MAINE AVE
Clifton Heights

DIMENSIONAL CONTRACTORS

PO Box 189
Buckingham

Diversified Constructors, Inc

430 GAME FARM RD
Schwenksville

Domenic Procaccino Construction LLC

311 Blue Ridge Dr
Levittown

Endless Property Management, LLC

PO Box 2211
Southeastern

F. Ramondo Inc.

1020 Garrett Mill Rd.
Newtown Square

Fardella Construction

4210 TACKAWANNA ST
Philadelphia

FINNERTY LANDSCAPING

510 E BARNARD ST
West Chester

flannigan russo contractors

525 NEWTON LAKE DRIVE

Front To Back Home Improvements

P.O. Box 2092
Horsham

Global Building Group

626 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia

Green Brothers Construction & Mgmt. LLC.

1801 Cleveland Ave.
Abington

Ground Up Construction

P.O.Box 1293
Havertown

Harmony Decking & Home Improvements

532 Cornell Dr
Warrington

Hector's Home Improvement

6324 Mershon St
Philadelphia

HK Home Services Improvements-Renovations

801 dresher woods Drive
Dresher

Hydroarmor Systems LLC

191 Yorktown Rd

joe brown construction co llc

2312 N 9th Street
Philadelphia

JOSEPH FUNARI PUBLIC ADJUSTERS

2951 S 16TH ST
Philadelphia

Joseph J. Dry Jr.

467 Erb Rd.
Perkiomenville

Josh's Landscaping

PO Box 495
Bensalem

JS Contracting

68 Upper Orchard
Levittown

K&R Home Improvements

ptables3.com
Sellersville

Keen Builders

502 Lestershire

KEVIN MC NAMARA MASONRY

2216 Wharton Road
Glenside

KEYSTONE FOUNDATION SERVICE

910 CREAMERY RD
Newtown

KG General Contracting LLC

1235 Upton Circle
West Chester

L. C. CONSTRUCTION, INC.

2515 Potato Rd
Harleysville

Liberty Builders LLC

239 Ardmore Avenue

Living Stone Masonry LLC

1720 West CHester Pike

M&M Contracting

3248 St Vincent St
Philadelphia

Main Line Home Improvements

175 Strafford Ave
Wayne

MARIANI ENTERPRISES

2437 AVON ROAD
Ardmore

Mark Leuzzi Sr. 4 Concrete

1320 s harmony st
Philadelphia

Masonry Inc

123 Northpark Dr
Levittown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 West Freedley St
Norristown

MG Labetti Associates, LTD

339 Woodlyn Drive
Collegeville

Michaels Home Creations Inc

15 S. Easton Rd.
Glenside

Miller Concrete

p o box 60574
Phila

Mitchell Custom Concepts

1218 Catharine St
Philadelphia

Modern Designs Corp.

364 Gardner st.
Philadelphia

Moore Bros Landscaping/Construction

1617 Ogden Ave
Marcus Hook

Moore Builds LLC

45 Long Bow Drive

Nasella Construction

415 Lindsay Street
Ridley Park

New Jersey Repair

417 Lafayette Ave

Nopone.com

3401 market
Philadelphia

NordCo General Contractors

Sartain street
Philadelphia

Northeast Fence & Iron Works Inc

8451 Hegerman St
Philadelphia

Nunez contruction

2068 E clemintine street

NUSCA

Philadelphia

Oakshade Construction Company, Inc.

400 Otter Street
Bristol

P&G General Contracting

2251 W Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia

Patrick OConnor Inc.

1588 Meadow Lane

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave

Penn Contractors Inc.

419 Dalton St.
Emmaus

PHILIP TINARI & SON CONTR

1336 OLIVE ST
Coatesville

Platinum Paving & Sealcoating

428 Stonyhill Road
Yardley

Precise Maintenance Services, LLC

1481 Buck Road
Feasterville-Trevose

Premier Water Proofing LLC

252 Walton Dr
Morrisville

Purcell Paving and Masonry

1250 Bethlehem Pike
Hatfield

PZT Consulting LLC

705 Bethlehem Pike
Erdenheim

Quality Construction & Remodeling Inc.

9247 Exeter Rd
Philadelphia

Quality Landscapes and Hardscapes

242 snapdragon st
Warrington

RAVCO CONSTRUCTION CO.

P.O BOX 388
Gilbertsville

Renovations Galore Inc

760 Fernwood Ave
Langhorne

RICHARD S PANDOLFI INC

606 CONSHOHOCKEN STATE RD
Narberth

SCOTT BRADY CONSTRUCTION, LLC

3137 Laughead Ln
Garnet Valley

Singh Contracting llc

784 North Blvd

steven juisti cement contractor

103 north highland ave
Lansdowne

TBS Basement Waterproofing

324 Second St Pike
Southampton

The Basement Professor

311 E. Girard Ave
Philadelphia

thomas nicholas masonry

3487 kirkwood rd
Philadelphia

Top Notch Contracting

461 Pensdale St.
Philadelphia

Trainor Concrete & Paving Services

14 Longview Drive
Thornton

TRUCLEAN

22 Evans Ave
Wyomissing

TRYHARD INC

6105 HARING RD
Plumsteadville

Turpin Landscaping, Inc

287 Martins Corner Rd
Coatesville

UNITED CHIMNEY & MASONRY CONTR

320 Holly Knoll Drive
Southampton

VAR Construction Inc

3396-98 Miller St
Philadelphia

VI Construction

1048 Stuyvesant Ave

Whispering Willows Inc.

2275 Keiper Road
Quakertown

Workforce Construction Inc.

1020 Livingston Ave
Phoenixville

www.toohnetwork.com

1235 cayuga street

YACKLE CONCRETE INC

787 Somerdale Road

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