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Regal Stone LLC
Recent Review: Danny showed up on time and took the time to understand te job, then went and did it quickly and professionally.
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Bailey Construction & Landscape Group
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Recent Review: Work was done professionally and on schedule. Found ways to save money on the job but did not cut corners. Very satisfied with the results. Very accessible during the job and after the job was complete.
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KnowTrees, LLC.
Recent Review: Wonderful! Matt is very knowledgeabe. I had an eye for what I wanted done with a tight budget to work with. Matt came out with many great tips and ideas that all worked for my budget. His crew was responsive and great to work with - even with my last minute scope changes. The job was completed in a weekend - just as promised. His financing option allowed me to enjoy this beautiful addition to my back yard sooner than I intended. I would definitely recommend KnowTrees and work with them again for any new project!
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Viking Development Group,LLC
Business Description: Viking Development Group,LLC.- offers home/ commercial solutions to your service needs. We are the local choice for affordable service in Atlanta and surrounding areas. We will provide you with the best pricing and a very comprehensive breakdown of what it will take to make your project successful. Call today and talk to professional and experienced Viking Development Group, LLC.
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All Clear Excavation LLC
Recent Review: I asked David to help me with an excavation project. He gave me a very fair price. He scheduled the work quickly, showed-up as promised and did a fantastic job. What really impressed me is that he was not quite satisfied with the outcome, brought in another piece of equipment (on his own initiative) and over-delivered and never mentioned charging extra. I highly recommend David and his crew at All Clear Excavation.
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The Pink Plumber
Recent Review: the job went well except that for two hous of labor basically and no parts at all snaking and digging a 4x10 hole with an excavator the price was extremely high works out to 1800 per hour
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MCLELLAN EXCAVATION & LANDSCAPING
Recent Review: We wanted to place an above ground-pool in our backyard, but our garden layout was far from ideal, i.e. quite some slope, an old and ugly retaining wall and some less than ideal trees in the backyard made things not that easy. We were just planning to excavate some part and regrade another part a bit. After a call with Bill, he came by and provided us with some very good insights and tips. His pricing was also very reasonable, so we decided not to go for the original plan, but listen to Bill. We removed the trees and retaining wall completely, he excavated the area for the pool before the pool installers came by and he backfilled the pool, regraded the whole garden (around 8000 sq ft) and put nice Zoysa sod. Our backyard make-over is just splendid! Bill is easy to contact, answers your questions, and clearly mentions when he will come by and arrives on time as promised. In fall, also our front garden needs a make over, and Bill will be the one we call!
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Superior Buildings Carports & Concrete
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Recent Review: Our homesite is large and in an unincorporated part of East Cobb County.  The land had been neglected with a dense thicket of half-dead trees, stumps, and uneven ground left by the tree removal service.   Bryan had to bring-in a Caterpillar 953 track loader with a toothed-bucket to first rip and dig around 150 stumps and root-masses; that took several weeks of intense labor and rough grading.  Approximately 200 tons of dirt was graded and moved to correct drainage issues, all of which was part of our existing lot so no new material had to be imported.  Another 10 large tandem-axle dump truck loads and two 16 cubic yard container loads of JUST STUMPS AND TREE ROOTS were excavated and removed from the work site.  Bryan completed all of the dirt work personally using his own equipment and trucks; he is an owner/operator and does not lease his equipment.  This is somewhat rare with smaller contractors due to the sizable overhead expense involved.  So in other words, what he tells you he can do is not contingent on what the rental company may or may not have the day work is to begin.   Site preparation can be difficult and laborious depending on how much dirt has to be moved and graded.  Since there were so many trees and stumps to deal with (not to mention the garbage weather this year), this phase took several weeks to complete.  Good equipment operators know intuitively how to level, backfill, and finish grade for effective drainage.  Bryan knows how to do this very well, and our site, slab footings, and yard were finished to our specification.  After site prep, we pulled permits ourselves with the county.  This requires a surety bond to be purchased, as well as a septic analysis by the county health department.  It did not matter that scope of work had no plumbing or electrical, so be prepared (we had to have our drain field replaced which cost $4200 including soil analysis).  The footings were prepared to code and passed with no issues.  Again, an experienced dirt and concrete tech will save you time and money if allowed to perform necessary site prep first.  It makes no sense to get your footings dug only to fail inspection due to inadequate compaction of substrata, or a stump or root that is rotting underneath.   The buildings are engineered structures that have already been designed to code for numerous municipalities and counties nationwide.  So after we selected what we wanted, partial payment was made with balance due on satisfactory completion.  The crew arrived on-time and completed both structures in two days.  HINT:  if you have fresh concrete and don't want oil dripped on it by their truck, ask the lead to place some cardboard or wood under the engine, otherwise you'll have an awesome oil spill on your 13k concrete driveway that Bryan crafted two weeks prior.  The driveway and sidewalk were formed and poured in two separate days, and went-off without any issues.  Like all the concrete, we paid the plant directly which represented a savings since Bryan does not mark-up that cost; you only pay for the labor and material actuals.   The whole job - all four phases - took about 140 days to complete, including weather delays.  Dirt work and grading requires a "sweet spot" of moisture, temperature, sunshine, and readiness to complete effectively.  If you're patient, especially here with ATL bi-polar weather, you will end-up with a satisfactory job.  This stuff cannot be rushed.  The metal buildings are high quality and match the house in color, roof-pitch, and layout.  The more you spend, the better looking and higher quality building you'll get.  Opt for welded truss work, 12 gauge steel framing, and boxed-eaves.  I opted for custom insulated garage doors that match the house garage door.  That, as well as color-matched gutters and vinyl windows make it look crafted and finished.   Bryan is honest and what he says he will do is what he will do.  He provides a written estimate and does his best to stick to it unless a major change-order such as all-day stump removal or grading revisions occur.  He does not bait-and-switch; he will stop the job and notify you should something need attention.  I recommend his services.
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A Girl and Her Tractor
Recent Review: I called Adrya and described the project. She came out, took a look, and gave me a quote. I agreed to the price, and she came out on Saturday morning to do the work. She excavated the area to make room for the wall, and she smoothed out another part of my lot where I want to put down paving stones. Everything went very smoothly.
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Banks Septic
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Recent Review: Called Banks on Monday to come check out water backing out of our clean out in the septic line. We had the septic tank pumped one year earlier and I feared that there was something more serious going on. The crew came out early on their appointment day after calling to check if that was OK. When they arrived, the went right to work locating the tank. Within minutes they had located it and their mini backhoe opened up access to the cap right on target. The entire time I watched as they made sure to pull back downspout drains that went down the hill over the septic tank area. I was astonished at the care they took accessing the tank. One year earlier a 30 x 30 section of grass was covered by the dirt removed by a previous septic company I used. After opening the tank, they found a clog in the baffle, removed the clog and ran a line up the feed to remove backed up debris. With the previous company, just pulling out the hose to do a similar process was an additional 125 upcharge. Once they removed the clog and told me that the tank looked like it was functioning properly and that I should not have any concerns, they asked if I still wanted the tank pumped. Since they were already in there, I said sure. The crew immediately backed the truck into the driveway and began removing the hoses necessary for the pumping. From the driveway to the location of the tanks required 4 sections of hose. The previous company charged me for each additional section of hose. Once the tank was cleaned, they used the same attention to detail to gently replace the dirt, take care of the plantings, and smooth the hill. I was waiting to hear the new total for all the services they completed, running the hose, clearing the clog, pumping the tank, dragging in extra pump lines etc. Surprise! The cost for the service was the same amount they quoted before starting the job. Banks never told me I needed additional services, never charged me for bringing out additional tools, never told me I needed "The Treatment" (a "special" powder that should be run through my field for $$$), never tried to replace the PVC baffles, never tried to charge me for additional hoses or for having to dig deeper than 2 feet etc. in short they did what they said they would do and never tried to get more out of the job. Other companies work on commission, these folks just work! These guys have my business for life!! Oh yes and if you ever consider the other company Rooter Plus in Cumming don't. Banks Septic Tank Services are hands down the best of the 3 companies I have used in the past.

Reviews in Atlanta to Prepare Building Site

ARegal Stone LLC
Danny showed up on time and took the time to understand te job, then went and did it quickly and professionally.
- Donald R....
ABailey Construction & Landscape Group
Work was done professionally and on schedule. Found ways to save money on the job but did not cut corners. Very satisfied with the results. Very accessible during the job and after the job was complete.
- Robert J....
ABailey Construction & Landscape Group
I thought it was a sink hole at first, but turned out to be a trash pit. They removed everything. Everything turned out excellent. They were very professional, prompt, and explained everything as they were doing it. I was pleased with their services and I highly recommend them.
- Barbara K....
AKnowTrees, LLC.
Wonderful! Matt is very knowledgeabe. I had an eye for what I wanted done with a tight budget to work with. Matt came out with many great tips and ideas that all worked for my budget. His crew was responsive and great to work with - even with my last minute scope changes. The job was completed in a weekend - just as promised. His financing option allowed me to enjoy this beautiful addition to my back yard sooner than I intended. I would definitely recommend KnowTrees and work with them again for any new project!
- Jessica J....
DViking Development Group,LLC
The pricing was fantastic, but the owner/operator is insanely lazy and very difficult to communicate.  Do not waste your time.  I was quoted 3-5 days, I fired him after 5 weeks.
- John H....
AAll Clear Excavation LLC
I asked David to help me with an excavation project. He gave me a very fair price. He scheduled the work quickly, showed-up as promised and did a fantastic job. What really impressed me is that he was not quite satisfied with the outcome, brought in another piece of equipment (on his own initiative) and over-delivered and never mentioned charging extra. I highly recommend David and his crew at All Clear Excavation.
- Karl F....
AThe Pink Plumber
the job went well except that for two hous of labor basically and no parts at all snaking and digging a 4x10 hole with an excavator the price was extremely high works out to 1800 per hour
- Karen P....
CMCLELLAN EXCAVATION & LANDSCAPING
He excavated the sink hole, removed tree stumps, logs etc.  Added 6 loads of dirt to the yard.  he left the yard in complete shambles,  didnt remove all the debris, didnt even try to grade the dirt to a usable level, broke two pipes between my swimming pool and pump, didnt fix them, i had to find the shattered pipes and repair on my own after his helper "kinda fixed" them. The fence sections he took down to get in looked like awful, i had to go back and fix those as well  He offered to come back out the next day 'to finish' with more dirt and grade but wanted to charge his "second day" rate of $1800 just to show up.  The worst part of the whole deal now is getting quotes to fix what he left ( getting on a schedule for such a large job is almost impossible).  mutiple landscraper quotes to add more dirt  and grade the yard to where seed or sod can be laid.  I am glad the sink hole is gone, but i would use this guy again unless he paid me. 1621
- John F....
ASuperior Buildings Carports & Concrete
Our homesite is large and in an unincorporated part of East Cobb County.  The land had been neglected with a dense thicket of half-dead trees, stumps, and uneven ground left by the tree removal service.   Bryan had to bring-in a Caterpillar 953 track loader with a toothed-bucket to first rip and dig around 150 stumps and root-masses; that took several weeks of intense labor and rough grading.  Approximately 200 tons of dirt was graded and moved to correct drainage issues, all of which was part of our existing lot so no new material had to be imported.  Another 10 large tandem-axle dump truck loads and two 16 cubic yard container loads of JUST STUMPS AND TREE ROOTS were excavated and removed from the work site.  Bryan completed all of the dirt work personally using his own equipment and trucks; he is an owner/operator and does not lease his equipment.  This is somewhat rare with smaller contractors due to the sizable overhead expense involved.  So in other words, what he tells you he can do is not contingent on what the rental company may or may not have the day work is to begin.   Site preparation can be difficult and laborious depending on how much dirt has to be moved and graded.  Since there were so many trees and stumps to deal with (not to mention the garbage weather this year), this phase took several weeks to complete.  Good equipment operators know intuitively how to level, backfill, and finish grade for effective drainage.  Bryan knows how to do this very well, and our site, slab footings, and yard were finished to our specification.  After site prep, we pulled permits ourselves with the county.  This requires a surety bond to be purchased, as well as a septic analysis by the county health department.  It did not matter that scope of work had no plumbing or electrical, so be prepared (we had to have our drain field replaced which cost $4200 including soil analysis).  The footings were prepared to code and passed with no issues.  Again, an experienced dirt and concrete tech will save you time and money if allowed to perform necessary site prep first.  It makes no sense to get your footings dug only to fail inspection due to inadequate compaction of substrata, or a stump or root that is rotting underneath.   The buildings are engineered structures that have already been designed to code for numerous municipalities and counties nationwide.  So after we selected what we wanted, partial payment was made with balance due on satisfactory completion.  The crew arrived on-time and completed both structures in two days.  HINT:  if you have fresh concrete and don't want oil dripped on it by their truck, ask the lead to place some cardboard or wood under the engine, otherwise you'll have an awesome oil spill on your 13k concrete driveway that Bryan crafted two weeks prior.  The driveway and sidewalk were formed and poured in two separate days, and went-off without any issues.  Like all the concrete, we paid the plant directly which represented a savings since Bryan does not mark-up that cost; you only pay for the labor and material actuals.   The whole job - all four phases - took about 140 days to complete, including weather delays.  Dirt work and grading requires a "sweet spot" of moisture, temperature, sunshine, and readiness to complete effectively.  If you're patient, especially here with ATL bi-polar weather, you will end-up with a satisfactory job.  This stuff cannot be rushed.  The metal buildings are high quality and match the house in color, roof-pitch, and layout.  The more you spend, the better looking and higher quality building you'll get.  Opt for welded truss work, 12 gauge steel framing, and boxed-eaves.  I opted for custom insulated garage doors that match the house garage door.  That, as well as color-matched gutters and vinyl windows make it look crafted and finished.   Bryan is honest and what he says he will do is what he will do.  He provides a written estimate and does his best to stick to it unless a major change-order such as all-day stump removal or grading revisions occur.  He does not bait-and-switch; he will stop the job and notify you should something need attention.  I recommend his services.
- Lance W....
ARegal Stone LLC
They gave us a quote very quickly. They were very pleasant and seemed very reasonable. We also found them to be very professional. Our experience with them was very good.
- Christina W....