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, the owner of the company, called me back within a day of leaving a voicemail for him. Within the next few days" he was over my house and we came up with a plan on what would get done. I told him I wanted a coy pond with rock features as well as shrubbery and trees and lawn maintenance. In less then two weeks I had the beautiful lawn he had promised me. He was a very nice person to work with and his crew were wonderful as well. He now comes biweekly to maintain my lawn, cut the grass, etc. and it is always a pleasure to see him.

-Carolyn L.

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"Everything has turned out perfect. We couldn't be happier.
and his workers were very professional and took the time to make sure everything" looked perfect. Cleaned up daily. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was done properly. It is beautiful. I would highly recommend
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-Linda B.

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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 La Crosse

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I can't say enough about happy I have been with my Angie's List contractors but most of all
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with
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. I reached out to the three top rated concrete companies and felt all three were responsive, however,
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went so much farther than the others and at a cost over $1,000 less. He texted me pictures of recent jobs similar to ours. He did a site visit within a day of my call to him. Not only did he talk to me about the driveway, but he saw how the front downspout from our roof was running onto the existing driveway then along the foundation of our newly purchased house (right were we were noticing some water in the basement). He suggested laying a PVC pipe into the gravel and running it down away from the house and did it at no extra cost. He also suggested putting a slight upward slope at the top of the drive to prevent water from the street from sheeting down our driveway. He noticed that the neighbors had done a similar slope and offered to bring in fill and regrade the area for only $100 more. While on site, I asked if he could grade and pour a 9x12 back patio which he did very reasonably.
I was only going to be in town for a few days when the driveway was to be done and
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wanted me to be there when the forms were placed to make sure I was going to be happy with the job. He actually showed up a day early just to be sure he would be done on time.
I can't say enough about what a great concrete contractor
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is. I'm happy other reviewers spent the time to write about him and his company so that I could find him and use him for our home.
- greg W.
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the workers were great and worked very hard. The owner seemed like he had to many jobs going at once and did not budget his time well there were times he said he was going to show up and did not nor did he call when he didn't show up to let us know that he was not able to until a day later. the finished work is very good but that has to do with his experienced crew. overall we are happy with the patio.
- Anita T.
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Bill responded promptly to my request for a quote. His estimate was competitive and included a 5 year warranty. Six weeks later Bill called to schedule us for later in the week. They came out on Thursday, removed the old driveway and graded. They poured and finished on Friday. The crew cleaned up well and were gone by the time I got home. The driveway looks good.
- Donald S.
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It went wonderful from the start. I got the estimate the same day I called. Price was very reasonable. He fit me in within a couple of days to to the work. Very pleased with company!
- Pamela S.
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The price continued to go up during the process without more wall being poured. The reason for the price increases was due to several miscalculations and ordering a lack of concrete while an expensive pump was being rented. Extra charges were passed on to the homeowner based on the contractors mistakes. Crews were small, slow and had little supervision.
- Dan S.
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came out for an estimate the day after we called him, and he came in at the lowest bid. He gave us about a 6-8 week out time, told us it would take about 3 days, and said he'd call us when he could do it. He required a 10% deposit up front when we signed the contract. He wound up calling us after 4 weeks, and said he had a crew that could come by the next day to get started. His crew got the entire thing done in ONE DAY and it looked beautiful. I left for work that morning and came home to a completely brand new patio. He came out that night after I came home, gave us instructions on how to care for the new patio, and he came by the next day to put a sealer on it. It was a completely professional, no
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, no fuss deal for us. We didn't need to take off work,
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was completely available and on time when we needed him, and it was extremely quick and painless. I would definitely use G&B again in the future.
- Megan T.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Concrete Contractors in La Crosse, WI

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A-OK Concrete & Construction LLC

S8704 State Road 23
Plain

Advanced Home Services

837 Royster Ave
Madison

Badger Basement Systems

N1656 Hwy 12
Fort Atkinson

Badgerland Restoration & Remodeling

701 Industrial Dr
Waupaca

Bettesworth Concrete LLC

N 5902 Walden Ct
Onalaska

Blue Escapes Pool & Spa

1406 Capital Ave

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Chad's Concrete

532 Brown City
La Crosse

Christopher Ross Contracting LLC

1310 Mendota St
Madison

CRM PUMPING SVC

1725 GILLETTE PL
La Crosse

DeNoyer Concrete LLC

517 W Division
Sparta

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane

DUANE VOLDEN CONCRETE & MSNRY

W5912 VALLEY PKWY
La Crosse

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Feyen Concrete Construction Inc

W22658 Prairie Wood Ln
Trempealeau

Five Star Concrete LLC

W8033 Prairie Woods St
Holmen

MASONRY CONCRETE BUILDERS

400 3RD ST S
La Crosse

Nick's Tree & Landscape

21671 County Rd 81

Picketts maintenance

s2273a 1st street
Reedsburg

PROM'S CONCRETE PUMPING

1502 ADAMS ST
La Crosse

River City Ready Mix ‎

2845 Hemstock St
La Crosse

Schumm Concrete Inc

8406 Lower 208th St W

T.H.I.S

675 Ridge Rd
Mosinee

TRI-STATE CONCRETE PUMPING

2019 30TH ST S
La Crosse

Walters Concrete LLC

W2330 Herman Coulee Rd
Bangor
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