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"We are very happy with our now darker, cleaned, and protected aggregate concrete driveway.
, the owner, pressure washed our driveway first." And after it had dried,
returned and sealed it (CLS was also the company who poured the replacement aggregate driveway). If you need to blend with neighborhood driveways that are aggregate and older, we strongly recommend doing the following: Have sealing included as part of the contract with the understanding that final payment, covering the cost of sealing, will be withheld until that has been completed (sealing cannot be done in cool or rainy weather, so it’s pretty much limited to summer). Nailing down the time for the sealing might be a bit difficult, but CLS aims to please. We previously gave CLS As on the driveway itself. His men worked very hard to make it look good. Was not the cheapest price but reasonable with sealing included.

-John P.

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"They promptly returned our email request, and agreed to a price based on pictures provided. The scheduled the work, showed up on time, did a great job, cleaned up" after themselves, and charged what they agreed to charge. The only thing missing was a big bow on top. What more could you ask for?

-Andrew B.

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Concrete Repair: How to Avoid Common Scams

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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 Rockvale

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SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! I obtained quite a few quotes. The pricing was all over the board. The worst of it is most of them either didn't call back or didn't come out to quote when promised.... I even had one come out and I never heard from them again.
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's pricing wasn't the cheapest nor the most expensive....More />
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and his crew did EXACTLY what they said they were going to do EXACTLY when they said they were going to do it. He answered his phone or called back immediately. Couldn't ask for better service.
The job came out AMAZING! And as you would expect they handled everything from permits to clean up.
I highly recommend
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- Charles G.
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. performed and followed all the necessary work as as required by the Department of Buildings
and in accordance with the plan submitted by the architect.
They also finished the job in the time frame as per our contract.
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is a dependable and reliable company and I would recommend highly to anybody.


- Alain R.
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came out and met with me and gave me a quote of $2200 to
install an extended driveway and dog run. I thought the price was
excellent so I hired them. Prior to getting the work done, we had to
reschedule a few times due to weather, and
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does not respond back
to you right away. Sometimes it was a day or two before he responded back.
The day of installation, he and his crew just showed up and started
work without notifying me when I expressed to him several times that I
wanted to be present. Once we discussed what was going to be done, they
continued their work. He uses a bobcat with tracks to push the dirt
out. The tracks destroyed my backyard after consenting to leave the
dirt behind, which I regret doing! Now I have to reseed and get the
backyard back to normal thanks to all the ruts he created! The crew
seemed like experienced guys except for one guy who clearly was not.
After the job was about finished, I gave
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his check of $2200, and
he returned to tell me that I still owed him another $350 for the dog
run, which was supposed to be included in the original price quote he
gave. He had the price scribbled on a yellow notebook pad! He then
asks me if he emailed the quote to me, which he obviously did not!!
Learn from my mistake and get his quote in writing!!
The third day, they came to get their equipment and left an atrocious mess!
There was mud and large concrete chunks left in my neighbors yard,
driveway, and street! They DO NOT CLEAN UP at all! They even used my
hose and water to clean their equipment off without my consent and did
it in my yard, which left residue of concrete in my yard! Who the fk
does that! No respect at all for your property! The following morning,
at 0500, the guy showed up blaring his music as he came to get the 2x4
frames and bobcat. They have no respect at all for you or your neighbors
who are sleeping!
As for quality: my driveway has
spaces and cracks along the sides/
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where they didn't use enough
concrete to fill these areas up. So there is a higher potential for
future cracks in those delicate areas along the
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. They also
attempted to create a ramp that leads to the back yard which looks very
amateur. I could have probably done a better job then that with no
experience! The dog run/pad they made is not even leveled. I get a
large puddle towards the front every time it rains or gets wet.
I had several buddies and family members that were ready to use this
company, but after my experience, I have told them to look elsewhere. I
can not recommend this company to anyone, because of their lack of
quality service, lack of respect to your property and neighbors, they
don't stay true to their quotes, and the clean up is just a headache!!
Do yourself a favor and keep looking!
- Shaun L.
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My husband & I found
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Brothers Concrete at the Home & Garden Show. In the summer of 2012 we hired them to put in a stamped concrete patio and gas firepit. We did our due diligence (we thought) & went to the homes of other customers to see his work & it looked great (the houses we visited were family members of his).
As soon as the work was complete our firepit was making a loud whistling sound. After several trials and error, he found out that the wrong tubing was used to install the gasline. Our newly laid stamped concrete had to be cut open and the tube had to be pulled out and replaced. The key for the firepit was also put in the ground (as opposed to in the side of the firepit) so it constantly fills up with rain and gunk and is very difficult to turn on as well as a hazard for tripping on.
The following Spring 2013, just 9 months after the patio was poured, it started to crack and crumble off in several areas. They did come back to look at it and put a “patch” on the crack and resealed the patio. The patch has since cracked and crumbled and looks worse than it did in the first place.
Spring 2014, the firepit bricks started to come off and the patio continued to crack and crumble in places.
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did send someone over to look at and to replace the bricks around the firepit. The laborer cut slots into the bricks and cut all the way through to the 2nd
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of bricks leaving cut
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on every brick that don't line up.
We are now in Summer 2015. The patio continues to crack and crumble and the top appears to be “peeling” off in certain areas. I have tried to contact
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several times and sent him pictures but I get no reply.
I can’t tell you how disappointed we are. We truly liked the owner and thought he was a
good guy but now my husband and I are left with a crappy looking patio and it
will cost us twice as much to have it ripped up and re-done, money that we
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have right now. We thought we were paying
extra for something amazing and it is nothing but junk. We are truly sick about it.
- Mary W.
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The new walkway looks great! We are very pleased! The original plan was to have a stair up to the landing, but
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came up with the idea to slope the walkway a bit to eliminate the need for a step. It worked out well and really improves the look of the front of our house.
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was great to work with and the quality of the work is outstanding. He definitely knows what he is doing and we like that from his experiences, he was able to suggest an option we had not thought of. We will definitely call
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in the future for any work we may need.
- Karen S.
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Provided sent up an employee with no supervision or direction. He elected to clear our lot when we did not ask for that work to be done and we had stakes in the ground that they removed without permission. He did remove the trees as asked but then some of the wood disappeared. He then did our dig out for our septic in the wrong place at the wrong depth. Had to fill in all of the dig-out and hire a new company to do our septic. He then applied a
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to our property to muscle us into paying him for work that was shoddy or not performed.
- Marla M.
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The work was all completed in one day and
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was at my home the next morning to clean and finish up. He's was very easy to work with and seems like a really nice guy. I'm very happy with how everything turned out. It looks great and the price was great too! I would definitely recommend his services.
- anna R.
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was responsive it getting me a quote and started work within a few weeks; the team/laborers worked very hard and did excellent concrete work; A shout out especially to
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who took the lead and lead the team to do a high quality job. We had a little trouble getting a brick approved in a timely manner and the scheduled mason was a no show. Another mason was found and the quality of work was OK. All in all, I highly recommend
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and team.
- William C.

Concrete Contractors in Rockvale, TN

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A-1 Concrete Leveling

3444 Howard Bridge Road
Columbia

A1Roofman

PO Box 66

Affordable Home Improvements

4114 Oprah Hill Rd.
Watertown

All Around Floor Support

2041 Crossgate Rd
Dyersburg

All Work Contracting Services

3744 Apostle rd
Morristown

Anderson Poured Walls

250 Rockwell Dr
Morristown

Big Country Lawn Management

2012 Cheyenne Court
Chapel Hill

Brent Myers Construction, INC

205 Windbriar Dr
Tullahoma

Bridge Masters LLC

9709 Manassas Drive

Bridge Water Construction

31 Hackett Hollow Lane
Pleasant Shade

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CLEARWATER POOL & SPA

857 McArthur Street
Manchester

Cochran Exteriors LLC

6330 E 75th St

Contract Services

169 Walnut Grove
Milan

Cross Driven Construction

1558C Brinkley Branch Rd
Hendersonville

Easy Living Construction

70 Commercial Loop Way
Rossville

El Zorro Concrete

491 Lower Halls Mill Rd
Shelbyville

Ellis Construction

PO Box 213
Watertown

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Extreme Lawn Care

85 Wyndelake Cv
Jackson

Goddard Construction Co LLC

9695 Lebanon Rd
Mount Juliet

Ground Up Builders Inc

4743 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro

HAYNES SERVICE CO LLC

1644 UNIONVILLE DEASON RD
Shelbyville

Hertz Asphalt and Concrete Services

14144 Old Hickory Blvd
Antioch

J&S Construction Company, Inc

1843 Foreman Drive
Cookeville

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

Magnolia Restoration

342 Hopkins Ave
Lewisburg

McCalla Homes

306 Locke Creek Road
Readyville

MGM CONCRETE CONTRACTORS

9504 CUB HOLLOW RD

Moore's Concrete Work

14340 Hwy 76 N
Somerville

One Call Home Team LLC

242 W Main St
Hendersonville

Paul C Winchester Construction

6632 Ditty Road
Cookeville

PERMENTER REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION

1410 Forrest St
Dyersburg

R & K Home Improvements

2070 Wild Cherry Ct
Lewisburg

Raleigh Concrete

225 Bybee Rd
Newport

Russo Landscape

415 Old Statesville Rd
Watertown

Shelter Home Maintenance

9405 Nashville Hwy
Mcminnville

Specialty Construction Solutions, Inc.

101 Tateho Rd.
Greeneville

Sundek by Superior Concrete Resurfacing Inc

116 Airfloat Dr
Hendersonville

Super Man

3540 Price

T & D CONCRETE

10686 ROCKVALE RD
Rockvale

Tate Concrete Construction

140 Tom Brummett Rd
Bethpage

Tennessee Foundation Services

8226 NEAL ROAD
Arrington

Tim Crownover Construction

1036 Poplar Springs Bargerton Rd
Lexington
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