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returned my initial call within two days and arranged to come over and review the job. I had talked to him about a year ago, but had decided" not to have the work done at that time.
still had my information in his computer and quickly refreshed his memory of our previous conversation. The day the crew came out to pour the sidewalk, they were very professional, friendly and efficient. They answered a couple of questions I had before beginning work, and then got right to it. They finished in about 3 hours, I believe, then said they would come back the next day to remove the framework. Which they did, and answered my concern about spots I could see in the concrete that I thought were due to a light rain we had later in the day. They explained that the spots were places were aggregate was in the mix, which takes longer to dry than the surrounding material, but that they would disappear. And they did within a couple of days. While here, they also picked up any little chunks of concrete left over from the job, and replaced the scalloped concrete edgers around the flower bed that butted up against the sidewalk. I really appreciate companies who clean up after the job is completed. All in all, I am very happy with this company, and would definitely use them again.

-Nela V.

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"I requested an estimate for repairing one of the steps to my front door as well as the sidewalk from the driveway, which had been damaged by winter weather.
" was the only one of the people I contacted who told me that the step could only be patched, not rebuilt, and that the rest of my front stoop was sound. (Others had quoted several hundred dollars to "repair" the step.) He completely dug out and rebuilt the sidewalk, removing the annoying and useless step that had been at the end of the walk at the driveway (his recommendation). He also filled in what turned out to be a large hole under the step, which had contributed to the crumbling, The new sidewalk looks 100% better and has improved the appearance of the front of my house.

-Sandra K.

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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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Concrete Repair reviews in Lenoir City

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I talked to three contractors, but it was apparent to me that
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was going to do the best job, and he was only slightly higher than the next lowest bid. The patio was not accessible by truck, so he elected to use a concrete "buggy" to bring the wet concrete from the drive to the pour area. To protect the existing concrete sidewalk steps, his crew laid down sheets of plywood so they could drive the buggy to the pour site. All through the project,
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cautioned his crew to protect the walk lights and plantings and keep the wet concrete from splashing on the existing brick walls of the house and wall.
He added 3 in. of concrete to the existing slab (which was actually the roof of our garage), connected to the new pour. They hauled away all the debris, and kept a clean workplace throughout the project. It was necessary to remove a section of sidewalk that connected to the old patio, so he included a concrete ramp to meet the new (now higher) slab. They did a beautiful job.
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suggested an aggregate finish, and this they did by sealing the slab after it had partially set, then washing and brushing off the top 1/8 in. of concrete to
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the earth-
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pebbles. This gives the finished job an interesting, varied, and very slightly textured surface. The final step was to seal the entire surface, and re-set the posts holding the roof.
It was obvious that
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and his crew are very experienced, and they only wanted to do the best job they could. There were no surprises in the price - the cost was exactly what he bid. We couldn't be happier.


- ART K.
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Our job took about 3 working days start to finish. The crew was very professional. They laid platforms down to drive their loader on and they picked them up every evening. Two days after they finished, my grass is back to normal. I've seen other concrete companies just drive on the grass and it kills it and leaves tracks.
I never saw anyone just standing around not doing anything. The weather delayed my patio by about 10 weeks. The crew could have easily rushed through my job to move on to the next, but when I looked out my window to see the progress, I could tell that they were paying attention to details and trying to get things just right. My patio is only 2 days old, so I cannot comment on warranty issues or problems, but as of right now, I'd highly recommend Decker.
We put our deposit down mid/late-April and they were already scheduling 7 weeks out. Obviously this changes year to year, but if you want a patio done early summer, get on their list early.
- Angela B.
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exceptional service; delivered around weather conditions and the work passed my
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inspection with compliments (which rarely happens). Well done
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- George U.
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showed up on time and the day that was expected. He gave the area a good looking over and we discussed what I wanted. He gave me a written bid/proposal right then, which was reasonable and in line with others that I had gotten. The only downside was at that time they were scheduling 8-10 weeks out. I would have liked to use them, but that was just a bit too long. I would not hesitate to call them again in the future and recommend them to others. I know they would have done a wonderful job.
- JOSH B.
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It went very well. He was here when the excavator was working from the beginning and was here early in the morning each day. The job took two days and he stayed late on the second day to finish. We were very impressed with his professionalism and great crew.
- Bonnie D.
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The replacement of the front porch/patio went well and looked good. The steps and walkway looked awful. The step risers were not all the same. Two were 90 degree
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and and one was an acute angle. The top step, which is 4' x 4' landing, looked more like a ramp then landing. Also the the walkway leading to the sidewalk was crocked toward the end. When i told
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what i thought he became very defensive and told me i knew nothing about concrete. I may not know much about concrete but i know what looks good and what looks bad, and this looked awful. I told him i was not happy with the work and wanted the steps and walkway replaced. I told him i would not pay him until this was done. This made him irate. He threatened to
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me. I asked him about his "Craftsmanship Grantee" on his business card. I said if he wants to take me to court thats fine, let a judge decide. He eventually came back and replaced the stairs and walkway, at which point i paid him.
He was awful to work with. At one point he said F%$K You to me. Do not hire him or you will be dealing with a major headache.
- Jason T.
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I arranged the entire procedure via email which was very convenient. I sent pictures of the problem step asking for a quote which they gave a range for, indicating that it would have to be finally determined by an onsite inspection. I was okay with that and approved the repair.
We were going to be out of town when they could come, but I figured it was a
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job and they could call me if there were any problems. When I returned home, I discovered that they had raised the wrong step--they raised the step that you walk on when you approach from the street, but it was the step approaching from the driveway that I wanted fixed. Oops! Error on my part for not specifically indicating the side step. Error on their part for not looking at the front door from all approaches.
However, they agreed to come out again and do the correct step at no additional charge--Score 1 for
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When they worked on the correct step (and I was present at this time), they corrected it some but found that they could not raise it as much as it needed because something was snagging the step underneath. It needed 4 inches more. They tried various things, but couldn't do it.
They said that since they were unable to improve it as much as they said they would, they would not charge me for the job. Score 2 for
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Two lessons learned:
1. Try to be very specific about what job you want done, and be present to supervise if at all possible. Even though I had sent pictures of the problem step and its location relative to the front door, the work crew didn't get those pictures.
2.
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is a quality company whom I would be happy to recommend to others.


- JOHN & STEPHANIE K.
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No one likes having to put in a new sidewalk, but this was as painless as it could be. There's a reason everyone in
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uses him! He does what he says he's going to, and the work is neat and professional. New sidewalks are just expensive, but if you have to spend the money, at least the experience is a good one.
- ELIZABETH F.

Concrete Contractors in Lenoir City, TN

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A Quality Roofing & Remodeling

5620 S Briscoe Cir
Knoxville

A-Plus Concrete LLC

105 Wedgewood Rd
Oak Ridge

A1 Concrete Leveling/Foundation Repair Knoxville

5450 HWY 321 N Suite 2
Lenoir City

Aaron's Remodeling Company

705 Gate Lane
Knoxville

Able Gunite

2334 Big Springs Rd
Friendsville

Acadia Landscape Co

203 Gore Rd
Knoxville

ACC Construction LLC

PO Box 10409
Knoxville

AFFORDABLE HOME BUILDERS /A&L CONSTRUCTION

509 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville

American Paving TN LLC

448 N Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville

Appalachian Construction LLC.

2729 Monte Vista Dr
Maryville

Atomic Re-Builders

120 LaSalle Road
Oak Ridge

Baez Roof

PO BOX 53215
Knoxville

Baker Concrete

122 Churchland St
Knoxville

Big E's Concrete, Remodel & Home Repair

110 Hamilton Ave.
Lenoir City

Big Idea Construction,LLC

4004 Seahorn Avenue
Knoxville

Bill Turpin Home Improvements

9608 Cotesworth Ln
Knoxville

Brad Thomas Construction

2420 S View Dr
Maryville

Bridge Masters LLC

9709 Manassas Drive

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell & Son Pools

12603 Lovelace Rd
Knoxville

Carroll Concrete Finishing

1153 Bull Run Rd
Luttrell

Charles Pankey Concrete Services

120 Cunningham Blvd.
Kingston

Citywide Developments

6075 Round Hill Lane
Knoxville

Cochran Exteriors LLC

6330 E 75th St

Commonwealth Contracting LLC

809 Saint Dennis Dr

Concrete Art and Design

739 Piper Rd
Knoxville

Concrete Technology, LLC

144 Buffalo Rd
Clinton

Conner Asphalt Paving

7821 Ridgeview Rd.
Corryton

Cornerstone Building Services

415 N Cunningham Rd
Seymour

CRAIG BELITZ CONSTRUCTION INC

1772 AMHERST RD
Knoxville

Custom Concrete Coatings

2825 Rhett Butler Dr
Louisville

Custom Renovations Co

PO Box 5228
Knoxville

David A Johnson Contracting LLC

4509 Papermill Dr
Knoxville

Decorative Concrete Experts of Knoxville

9439 Trails End Rd
Knoxville

DFW Improved

9741 Preston Rd

Earl L Daugherty Construction Co

3730 Cherrylog Rd
Knoxville

Elite Microspect Home Inspections

713 Owl Hollow Rd.
Knoxville

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Ferry Construction Services LLC

3286 Northpark Blvd
Alcoa

Flexible Concrete Solutions

130 Perimeter Park
Knoxville

Foothills Asphalt & Concrete

2313 Pyott Dr.
Maryville

Garrett Construction Inc

912 Crown Ridge Ln
Powell

Gideon Masonry

8725 Coppock Rd
Corryton

Git-R-Gone

1216 Hwy. 321 N
Lenoir City

Green River LLC

P.O. Box 52085
Knoxville

Gregory Builders

3119 Clover Hill Ridge Rd
Maryville

H & M Asphalt Paving & Seal Coating

116 Spring City Dr
Johnson City

Handyman House Surgeon

501 Grace Ave
Sevierville

Harrell Homescapes LLC

P.O.Box 6526
Oak Ridge

heilig construction

1582 little cove rd
Sevierville

HODGE CONSTRUCTION LLC

2019 MONTVALE RD
Maryville

Home Concepts

PO Box 24061
Knoxville

Home Pro's

673 Patterson rd

Hood's Handyman Service LLC

1924 Laurans Ave
Knoxville

J.D. Jackson Contracting Co

2103 23rd Avenue N
Nashville

Jaccard Construction

12818 Geyser Ln
Knoxville

Joyner Property Development LLC

6001 Hidden Brook Ln
Knoxville

Kaleys Concrete

1219 Saybrook Ln
Knoxville

Ketterer Construction

521 Brochardt Blvd
Knoxville

KJ Construction, LLC

817 Ridge Circle Rd.
Andersonville

Knox Roofing

8709 Olde Colony Trail
Knoxville

L & M HOME IMPROVEMENT

6538 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville

L & M ORNAMENTAL IRON CO

221 BERNARD AVE NW
Knoxville

Legacy Construction

2903 Colt Dr.
Knoxville

McCreary Contracting Inc.

2305 Robinson Rd.
Knoxville

McNabb Modern Construction

3415 North Broadway
Knoxville

MOBILE MIX CONCRETE SVC & DSGN

5675 Happy Hollow Rd
Lenoir City

Mosley Construction

9000 Neely Ln.
Knoxville

Mr. Handyman of West Knoxville

118 N. Peters Rd
Knoxville

MY ROOF

115 dexter

Napier Construction Inc.

8209 Ruggles Ferry Pk.
Knoxville

Native Design & Hardscape

1402 Ebenezer Rd
Knoxville

Pape's Handyman/Remodeling Co LLC

PO Box 1454 209 W Main St
Dandridge

Patterson Home Builder

120 Smalley Ln
Kingston

Plan-It Green Landscapes

1639 Dunraven Dr.
Knoxville

Precision Contrators, LLC

103 Esquire Ct
Oak Ridge

Pressure Pro

876 Dorset Dr
Knoxville

Procut lawn expert's

717 Shaw St
Clinton

R E SPARKS CONSTRUCTION

7671 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville

RAM CONSTRUCTION

541 WESTSHORE DR.
Loudon

RDJ Construction, LLC

5722 Urban Way
Knoxville

Reasonable Residentials

4425 N Broadway St
Knoxville

Regal Painting

123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville

RIIKOLA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

P. O. Box 5358
Oak Ridge

RS Construction and Fabrication

201 East Broadway
Lenoir City

Slab Jacker

7135 Old Rutledge Pike
Knoxville

Southeastern Contractors Group

2018 SILVERBROOK DR
Knoxville

Southern Constructors Inc

1150 Maryville Pike
Knoxville

Sowders Construction

833 Freels Ln
Knoxville

Spiritually Driven Project Managing

1704 Prime View Way
New Market

Steve Conner Construction Co

186 MYNATT CIR
Corryton

Steve Mikels Contracting

508 Pickens Gap Road
Seymour

Story Concrete

2107 Allison Ave
Maryville

Supreme Contracting Inc

4325 Greenway Dr
Knoxville

SURFACE SOLUTIONS

324 NELSON ST
Lenoir City

Tate Custom Builders

3824 Kingston Pike
Knoxville

The Premier Handyman

Kimberlin Heights Rd
Knoxville

The Ready Family

1523 E 27th St
Chattanooga

TONY'S CONCRETE WORKS PLUS

500 EAGLE BEND RD
Clinton

TruBlue Total House Care

11124 Kingston Pike
Knoxville

Universal Construction of TN, LLC

11625 Shirecliffe Lane
Knoxville

Volunteer Concrete Pumping & Waterproofing

402 Kelly Hills Rd
Sevierville

Westbrook Repair

8609 Rushbrook Dr
Knoxville

Williams Concrete Pumping

2062 Allen Ridge Rd

WOODS CONSTRUCTION

190 STRUTT ST
Oliver Springs

Young Construction

2522 Tipton Loop Rd
Maryville

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