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was great. He was easy to work with, did high quality work, was honest and reliable, and charged us a very reasonable rate for his services." I would definitely use him again, and would recommend him to others.

-Robert B.

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came out the same day of my initial inquiry and spent a good hour with me discussing the project and the options for me to consider. I had" quote emailed me within 48 hours. While he wasnt the cheapest, he clearly displayed the most knowledge and expertise and gave me supreme confidence that the project was in good hands (which they proved to be correct). The project, once started, had some "issues" that were unforeseen, but
and his crew manged them and had solutions in place quickly with little or no additional cost. One hiccup was the drain tile from my driveway to the street had collapsed (this is why my driveway always flooded.
had a plumber on site that day and the project was hardly delayed at all. Overall we were supremely satisfied with the end result and professionalism of
and would recommend them to any home owner.

-Chris H.

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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 Wilkes Barre

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After researching several lifting, pier and concrete companies and after speaking to a professional Structural Engineer, I contacted Crown Foundation & Concrete Lifting, Inc., phone: 405-721-5155, crown @ icnet.net . I spoke with
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, owner at Crown, and established an appointment to evaluate the problems with cracks throughout the structure of my home. Mr.
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came out promptly to my house and after a complete assessment and review of the problems, Mr.
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explained the pier lifting techniques and the procedures used to repair the problems. As this type of work can be very expensive, I was very pleased that Mr.
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's estimate was what I considered a fair and reasonable price. A contract was drawn up and an agreed date to start the work was set. The crew of six arrived timely on the scheduled date and started working promptly. The workers were very professional, polite, friendly and courteous. Not long after the crew started working, Mr.
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, owner, arrived to check on the crew and to talk to me about the process which I thought was a very nice touch. Eight piers were required and the procedure was completed within 8 hours. The crew appeared very skilled and worked very diligently to make sure the home was lifted, leveled and repaired precisely to specifications. After the work was completed, the team cleaned up the work area and one would be hard pressed to determine the location where the work had been done. I was very pleased with the final results. Needless to say, initially I was very anxious and concerned about the process and outcome of the lifting procedure as I had heard many horror stories on companies that did poor work.This was a very positive experience from beginning to end and I would highly recommend Crown Foundation & Concrete Lifting, Inc. to anyone needing this type of work done to their property.
- Reba B.
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Took a couple of calls to get
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on the phone. He sounded like a nice guy and he did mentioned that he had two big projects scheduled for the next 2 months. We scheduled a Saturday morning time to get a quote. Unfortunately, he stood us up with out calling or answering his phone when I called to find out if he would make it. :(
- grisel L.
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I was satisfied with the concrete work that
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did for me and would have given a high grade on that. However, the patio was poured in the Fall of 2013 and the seal began to peel over the Winter. In the Spring of 2014, I contacted Norm and he said he would check it out but never did. I called again in the Summer. I called again in the Fall and Norm actually stopped by the house and looked at the patio. To this date I have heard nothing from Norm. The original concrete patio did not peel, only the new concrete so I believe the seal was put on prematurely.
In summary, the patio was put in in the late summer/early fall of 2013 and started peeling as soon as the weather got cold. It has looked a mess for all of 2014 and now we are in 2015. I think I have been very patient in trying to get this resolved.
Whenever I have spoken with Norm he is polite but is slow to respond.
- Darlyene O.
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It was so easy and stress free working with
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. When you are a landlord living in another state it is very difficult to find contractors that are willing to work with you.
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and his team didn't hesitate to work with me on this project. They made it so easy and stress free. I remember the morning I called his company to inquire about service I was already frustrated after dealing with 2 other contractors. After speaking with
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's secretary I knew this was going to be a much better experience.
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called me back within a couple of hours and by the end of the day he had already sent me a quote for the job.
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and his team were more than willing to work with me and he explained everything that needed to be done. Once I signed the contract my job was completed in two days!!! I was stunned, I thought for sure it would take at least a week or more. Without even asking
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sent me pictures of the completed project and it looks fantastic. My tenants even called me to tell me how nice the sidewalk looked. Thank you
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and team. I appreciate your time and professionalism.
- Stacey J.
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**All 3 jobs were performed at once.
Job #1 Installed Driveway - MOST SEVERE -
The driveway is not level in numerous areas. This has resulted in several major problems inside my house.
Instead of flowing down the driveway into the street, rain water pools around the foundation and eventually seeps into my house. The standing water has caused SEVERE DAMAGE to wood flooring and cabinets inside of my house. I've had to remove flooring in two rooms that are next to the driveway.
Job#2
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(he actually has pictures of our FAULTY
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on his website)
1) The roof on the
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began leaking immediately after being completed. Since then, I have had to have the roof replaced because the water continued to damage the pillars. I had 2 estimates. Both individuals stated that the roof was put on incorrectly (upside down).
2) The
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was holding water because it was not built at the correct angle. So when it rained, water did not drain down the roof. Instead, it pooled on top of the already faulty roof.
3) Damage to the cedar pillars and structure are evident due to the water damage.
The
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will need replacement pillars/cedar planks due to the damage to the water damage.

JOB # 3 Concrete Stamped Patio
1) Several major cracks developed in the concrete within months of installation - significant cracks are visible
2) The "stain" came off within a few months after being installed
3) The stamped patio is not level-causing water to sit on the porch after it rains
Mr.
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was made aware of all these problems early on (months after installation) and continues put me off.
My ex husband has noted all the times, "he will come by", and he has not. Since then, and after two years of frustration I began calling Mr.
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to work on a solution. Mr.
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does not answer calls and his replies to my emails/texts are: “I will go by later”. "Later" has yet to happen.
I am slowly repairing the damage his faulty work has caused and will seek legal counsel.
Do not make the same mistake we made.
- Thomas D.
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We were originally quoted a lower price, but it was raised because the owner realized it was a holiday (President's Day), and he said he was going to have to pay his worker more. Not sure I believe it, but I couldn't wait any longer. The fellow showed up more or less on time. We had borrow water from the building next door for the saw, which is water-cooled and lubricated, and the water in the hose froze while we were trying to get it working. Eventually we got the water working, and the
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began. He made quick work of it, but it made a mess! He didn't try to cover the walls to prevent the mess from getting on our walls, which I thought would have been a good idea. The wall ended up needing new paint. And near the end of his cut he hit a water pipe, so we had to turn off the water frantically and have a plumber repair that. Overall, quite an adventure, but they did what they said they would do, just not quite as cleanly and smoothly as I was hoping.
- Jim F.
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We were pleased with the attention given and the end result of this painting job. The workers were conscientious and detailed in the prep work, and did a fine job of painting. The job took four days and each day a foreman would stop by and call to make sure the project was going well. We did have a couple problems but these were quickly corrected. They tried to get a second coat on the same day as the first, but it started raining before they could finish. Even with covering up the work and tarping the ground there was paint runoff from the storm.
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returned on the next dry day, gave it another coat and cleaned up the ground cement. We also had a problem with the front light going out on the day of power washing, and though it turned out to be a broken wire
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sent an electrician to repair it with no additional charges. It was a pleasure working with this company and will be bringing them back in the spring for other renovations.
- Beva G.
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From beginning to end
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CONTRACTING-
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and his crew kept in contact with us every step of the way. I was very IMPRESSED as to how attentive to detail, efficient, knowledgable, polite and punctual they were. Even his office staff were very helpful when necessary. Considering the massive work they did the price was reasonable. F I have another project coming up and I WILL be calling
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CONTRACTING again.
- Christine A.

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Amoroso Quality Contracting

2553 Tacoma Dr
Blakeslee

ANISKA CONCRETE

1016 SPRING ST
Old Forge

AR-Tech

39 Rte 435
Gouldsboro

Ashley Grace Homes

PO Box 1630
Albrightsville

B P Home Repair LLC

PO Box 1532
Wilkes Barre

B squared construction

19 green street
Edwardsville

Basements Love Us Inc

519 A Cinnaminson Ave

Bear Owen Paving

326 Hickory St
Peckville

Blakeslee Home Improvement Inc

373 Route 940
Blakeslee

Bobby Long

Sweet Valley

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carefree Renovations & Maintenance LLC

HC 1 Box 96
Albrightsville

CFK Home Building and Renovations

128 Abbott St
Wilkes Barre

Conscape

49 Maple Ave
Tunkhannock

Consolidated Builders

77 N Hancock St
Wilkes Barre

D&G Construction

120 Staub Rd

Dadurka Concrete & Masonry

44 Tripp St
Kingston

danielson

60 Market St
Wilkes Barre

DAVID MASO MASONRY INC

40 TERRACE RD
Freeland

DEMPSKI CONCRETE

44 LEWIS ST
Wilkes Barre

Driscoll Construction

561 Hunlock-Harveyville Road

E Stern Construction

Hunlock Creek

Edwards All County Paving

108 Brookhollow Rd.
Mountain Top

EmmettbyDesign LLC

153 Upper Green Hill Road
Kunkletown

EMS Contracting, LLC

318 N Sprague Ave
Kingston

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fiscus & Lewis Masonry

2001 Rosanna ave
Scranton

FULL PHAZE CONSTRUCTION INC

197 Courtdale Ave
Kingston

Gerard Lombardi

100 Erie St
Moosic

GPG CONSTRUCTION

107 OLDRIDGE RD
Archbald

HELLER DRILLING CO

34 Elizabeth St
Wilkes Barre

House Doctors

239 Main St
Dickson City

Humphreys Contracting & Home Improvement

33 Mt. Crest Dr.
Lake Ariel

J & M Construction

6391 State Route 654 # 2
Williamsport

J.E. MULTI-TRADE SERVICES

PO Box 431
Hamlin

Jamms Constructions

1108 Birkbeck St
Freeland

jf constrution

1660 murray st
Kingston

Jim Minnick Construction

619 Main St
Wilkes Barre

joe dougher masonry

1214 n main ave

joe dougher masonry

1214 n main ave

JOHN STEMPHOSKI Home Improvement Contractor

14019 SPRING DR
Clarks Summit

JS Contracting

68 Upper Orchard
Levittown

KEYSTONE BLACKTOPPING

17 RIDGEWOOD RD
Wilkes Barre

Life Time Windows and Vinyl Siding

32 Gateway Shopping Center
Edwardsville

Lifetime Concrete LLC

826 Hoch Road
Danielsville

M C GERARD & SONS

620 W. Market Street
Scranton

Meehan Renovations Inc

318 Brooklyn Mountain Road

Old Time Masonry

403 W. Ave.
Wilkes Barre

On Call Constructiom

155 Stapleton Est
Factoryville

PAC construction

Wilkes-Barre

PANZITTA ENTERPRISES INC

72 GEORGE AVE
Wilkes Barre

PATRICK CONCRETE

421 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE
Wilkes Barre

PEI Enterprises Inc.

201 S. Blakely St. 309 / PO Box 374
Dunmore

personal touch experts

43 North Meade Street
Wilkes Barre

Perzia Construction

9 Frederick
Swoyersville

PM & M LLC

146 W Acorn Hill Dr
Olyphant

Pocono Home Inspections

PO. Box 2179
Pocono Pines

QUALITY MASONRY & CONCRETE

249 MCLEAN ST
Wilkes Barre

Rasieleski Construction Co

133 S Washington
Taylor

Rudis Enterprises, L.L.C.

1924 Lafayette St
Scranton

Sanchez Landscape Solutions

424 E. Drinker St.
Dunmore

santarelli stamped concrete/pools

102 Monument Ave
Wyoming

SCRANTON CRAFTSMAN INC

930 DUNMORE ST
Scranton

Shamrock Construction

141 S Fillmore Ave
Scranton

SHERIDAN MASONRY

16040 AIRPORT DR
Dalton

Shimko Construction

293 South Sheridan Street
Wilkes Barre

SLENZAK CONSTRUCTION

1307 BEECH RD
White Haven

SLUSSER BROTHERS

300 ARMSTRONG RD
Pittston

Standby Power Systems

1606 Tanner Ave

Struggle Builders & Home Remodeling

Mount Poconos
Albrightsville

SUMMIT LANDSCAPING

121 MAIN ST
Dallas

T and T Home Repair

10 SIniawa Drive
Archbald

T.W. Keesler & Sons Inc

PO Box 568
Saylorsburg

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

Tom'S Wall Systems

215 Kyttle Pike Rd
Sweet Valley

Vitucci Lawncare & Landscaping

538 Washington Ave
Jermyn

Your Landscapers

Rear 1451 Wyoming Ave
Kingston

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