They Refuse to pay their sub-contractors because they cant get paid due to poor quality work and unprofessional dealings
4509 31st StDickinson, TX 77539
From Business: Reyes Concrete Contractor, is dedicated to providing our clients with the very best in concrete installation and repair for driveways, sidewalks, patios, steps, and a variety of other projects. With many years of industry experience, we take and enormous amount of pride in the attention to detail put into each of the proje…
20064 Emerald LnNew Caney, TX 77357
From Business: From concrete foundations and structures to construction for your project, our team of professionals is here to handle all of your residential and commercial concrete needs. Contact us today for an estimate and learn more about how we can accommodate your project. Our high-quality services can make your vision a reality.
8511 Industrial DriveHouston, TX 77047
From Business: Ironmen House Lifting has generations of experience in the field of Rigging. House Lifting and Structural Mounting. Its our mission to perform safely and provide our customers with the highest degree of respect and integrity.House Lifting focuses on the coastal areas of Houston Texas.Our safety consultant Lloyd N. Kawai is…
Alvin, TX 77511
From Business: At Gulf Coast Stone Masters we pride ourselves on high quality custom designs. We specialize in hammer and chisel work. Your next project for your backyard or landscape will truly be a work of art. Let our masters of customer stone and brick transform your landscape.
711 Old Genoa Red Bluff RdHouston, TX 77034
From Business: General Contractor serving the needs of private industry, municipal, state, and federal construction in the Gulf Coast area. We offer competitive proposals on a lump sum, unit price or negotiated basis on all types of industrial and heavy engineering construction, specializing in pile driving, concrete, marine construction…
Katy, TX 77449
From Business: Sierra Landscaping takes great pride in offering superior work and service. We offer an array of services; including but not limited to Landscaping, Drainage, Sprinkler Installation and Repair, Outdoor Kitchens and Concrete. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do for and with you.
17. Erixon Ready Mix
Houston, TX 77034
From Business: Thank you for your interest in Erixon Ready Mix. Erixon Ready Mix provides its customers with high-quality concrete products. If you need a dependable source of quality ready mix concrete and aggregate products, call Erixons. We appreciate your business.
18. HK Koncrete
15009 N Brentwood StChannelview, TX 77530
From Business: Are you looking for an easy, affordable way to add value and appeal to your property? Rely on HK Koncrete, a concrete paving company that puts your preferences first. Beautiful concrete features add character and value to any property. Our concrete creations are unique and durable that can save your money. When you choose …
23. Mastic Masters
First application went as scheduled. Garage looked great except for a few areas that looked unfinished and needed additional coverage. We agreed with the vendor that he would return to complete the job. It took weeks and several phone calls to get it completed. Have been satisfied with look of f…
24. WDL Lumber Inc
219 Present StMissouri City, TX 77489
From Business: WDL Lumber, Inc. specializes in garage construction, garage conversions, custom home construction, room additions, remodeling, and all kinds of concrete work. WDL Lumber, Inc. sees every construction job from the customer's point of view. From design selections, to the construction work, the entire process is customer driv…
6222 Gessner Rd Ste DHouston, TX 77041
From Business: Arrow Foundation Company Inc. offers foundation repair and drilling services. We also bellbottom piers by hand, a traditional industry practice that few companies still do. We are proud members of the Foundation Repair Association, the Better Business Bureau and Angies List. Arrow Foundation Company Inc. is committed to en…
29411 Wildfern TrlSpring, TX 77386
From Business: We may be small but we are the best! With over 26 years of experience, our lead craftsman is adept at solving problems, planning and carrying out the work. We are well trained in the latest technology but most of all, we care about our work and want you to be another one of our completely satisfied clients. Call today!
This company is absolutely worst with quality. They use un educated illegal workers speak no English or pass back ground check. Buyer be ware poor craftsmanship.
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My name is Diana.I called Dan weyler @ Tropical breeze pools/all concrete by Dan. I had a pool that was very old and need many repairs,Mr. Weyler measured every thing an told me what was needed. So we got complete maker over for Our pool, it took a little longer that expected but it was worth the wait. And the price remained the same as he first quoted and I would recommend Tropical breeze pool by Dan to to anyone.Here's Dan Number : 979-236-8005 you can contact him for good work,he's the best of all.
From: John osby,In early July, 2013 Tropical Breeze Pools repaired my stamped concrete patio, which had twelve holes punched into it to do foundation work. After my inquiry, I was called back immediately and quickly given a quote. After paying a 50% down-payment they quickly acquired the colorants and began the work when the materials arrived. They put re-bar in the holes then filled them with concrete. They did an excellent job of feathering the concrete to the edges of the holes. They did not have the stamp to match my pattern but did an excellent job of creating a pattern by hand. The color match was difficult, but the outcome was adequate in the end. The job was completed quickly and for the fee agreed upon. Dan Weyler, the owner, was fair and honest, and I would recommend considering Tropical Breeze Pools for concrete work. Here's my cell Dan 979-236-8005
A concrete contractor is a professional who places, colors, finishes, repairs, and maintains concrete, whether for interior, exterior, residential, or commercial use. Many homeowners use contractors for projects like driveways, pools, and patios.
Concrete is a durable, sustainable substance that can be colored, shaped, and stamped into almost any design. It's more energy efficient to produce and allows less heat and cold to escape than other materials. When working with a skilled contractor, homeowners can use concrete to significantly increase the value of their property.
Common Concrete Construction Projects
Concrete driveways are a popular choice because of their durability - they can last up to 30 years - and low maintenance requirements. A basic concrete driveway runs between $3 to $10 per square foot, while a customized or decorative driveway costs between $15 and $25 per square foot. While they're durable overall, concrete driveways are more susceptible to cracks, and harder to repair than asphalt or other alternatives. In addition, patch jobs and stains from gas and oil on concrete are more obvious.
Patching a concrete driveway costs between $6 and $10 per square foot, while resurfacing costs about $2.25 per square foot. Resurfacing is a nice middle ground between multiple patch jobs and a complete replacement. During the process, a contractor removes and replaces the top layer of concrete.
Concrete patios run anywhere from $6 to $17 per square foot, depending on customization and the intricacy of the design. Like driveways, they last for several years and require minimal maintenance, making them a nice alternative to wood. Homeowners don't have to deal with termites, splintering or wood rot. In addition, because concrete patios are a single, solid surface, there are no cracks through which weeds can grow. What's more, concrete patios can be made to fit any area, so owners don't have to worry about curves or hard corners. Many homeowners choose to stamp or stain their concrete patios to mimic brick or stone, getting the same look as these materials for a much cheaper price.
While concrete driveways and patios are cost efficient in the long term, concrete pools require frequent maintenance and expensive renovations. They need to be resurfaced and retiled every 10 to 20 years, which can set owners back $10,000 or more. In addition, it takes anywhere from two to four months to install a pool. That said, concrete pools are more flexible than any other option. Unlike fiberglass pools, they aren't built from a mold nor are they limited to shipping restrictions. In addition, concrete pools do not depreciate in value the way vinyl liner ones do.
Alternatively, concrete pool decks provide a safe, slip-resistant area that adds to the beauty and atmosphere of the pool area. They are faster and cheaper to install than other materials, costing about the same price per square foot as a concrete patio. When it comes to the coping, the material used to cap the edge of the pool, owners of a concrete deck can use stone, precast concrete or poured concrete. Stone is the most expensive option, while precast concrete is the cheapest and easiest to install. Poured concrete, meanwhile, provides the most even finish.
Concrete is the most popular material used to construct basements because of its versatility and moisture resistance. Additionally, poured concrete is resistant to fires and cave-ins. Masonry walls - where the walls are constructed with concrete blocks - have several joints that can undermine their structural integrity. These walls must be properly waterproofed to prevent seepage from soil outside. Homeowners can also choose precast panel basements, where the concrete walls are poured ahead of time and lifted into place with a crane. A single concrete wall costs about $5,000, most of which goes to labor.
Removing concrete costs about $1 to $3 per square foot, but there are several factors that push a demolition job into the thousands. The contractor might charge additional fees if the concrete is hard to access - for example, if it's surrounded by fences or large trees that block construction equipment. They might also charge extra for thicker concrete, complex installations, or if the homeowner wants to preserve part of the original design.
Concrete countertops are custom designed and handcrafted by a designer or architect. Most of their cost comes from the design process itself, but the material runs between $65 and $135 per square foot. Installation costs approximately $40 to $50 per hour. Traditionally, concrete countertops are viewed on the same level as luxurious materials like marble and granite. They provide a seamless, long-lasting surface and can take any form or edge design, making them more customizable than other options.
Costing between $10 and $20 per square foot, concrete floors add a modern, stylish element to interiors. They require minimal maintenance, are easy to clean, and resist scratches from pets. They're also odor resistant, so any spills or accidents won't leave long-lasting smells behind. Because concrete absorbs heat, the floors can even reduce heating bills. They're uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time, however, and they can create an echo. While concrete floors last longer than carpet or laminate, areas with heavy traffic are known to develop hairline cracks.
Stamped concrete is textured to replicate other materials, such as stone, slate, brick, tile, and even wood. In fact, stamping is generally preferable to using these other materials because it provides the same look as stone and brick at a much cheaper cost. In addition, stamped concrete is more durable than other options, especially wood. Prices range between $8 and $18 per square foot. More realistic designs require multiple patterns and colors, increasing the cost.
Acid-based stains mix a water-and-acid solution with inorganic metallic salts to create a chemical reaction that permanently alters the color of concrete. The result is a beautiful, marble-like look. Unlike tinted sealers or coatings, acid stains penetrate the concrete itself and leave no film behind. Although they provide the richest colors of any stain, they're limited to a handful of earth-toned options. Many manufacturers only offer acid stains in eight different colors.
Non-reactive stains offer unlimited color options but lack the depth of acid stains. These aren't exactly true stains - rather, they're coatings, dyes or sealers that sit on top of the concrete, filling the pores with pigment. These treatments are called non-reactive stains because they do not create a chemical reaction like acid stains.
Colored concrete is created by blending liquid, granular or powdered iron oxide pigments with natural concrete. These pigments are either mined directly from the earth or manufactured in a chemical plant. Iron oxide particles are about 10 times smaller than those of concrete. Therefore, when mixed together, the pigment masks some of the natural concrete color. Gray concrete is harder to color than white, so most manufacturers will only mix in dark pigments. White concrete accepts any color but is more expensive than gray.
Decorative, colored, stamped, and stained concrete must be cured to minimize efflorescence, a powdery, white substance that forms on concrete surfaces. This occurs as water in the concrete evaporates, carrying calcium hydroxide with it. When the calcium hydroxide mixes with the carbon dioxide in the air, it becomes calcium carbonate, which remains on top of the concrete. Efflorescence isn't visible on gray surfaces, nor is it damaging, but it ruins the look of color-treated designs. Wet curing is the best way to cure concrete and prevent efflorescence, but it's hard to do so evenly. As such, most people choose liquid curing compounds instead.
Wet concrete can irritate the skin or cause first-, second-, or third-degree chemical burns. Cement dust contains silica, which damages the lungs and can lead to cancer or silicosis. Many concrete mixtures contain cement, so homeowners should be careful if contractors create the concrete on site. Anyone who touches wet concrete or dust should wash their skin with soap and cold water.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Concrete Contractor
As with any home improvement project, it's best to shop around before hiring a professional. Homeowners should ask questions while vetting potential contractors to find one whose terms suit both need and budget.
- Are you licensed? It's always best to choose a licensed concrete contractor, regardless of a state or city's licensing laws. A licensed contractor must pass exams that test his or her knowledge of concrete mixing, construction, and safety. Licensing requirements vary between locations. Some have financial restrictions - for example, contractors in California must have a license if they want to work on a job with a total cost of more than $500. Homeowners can search the website of their state or local government for a list of licensed professionals.
- Are you insured? Generally, insurance covers damage to people or property during the construction process. It can, but doesn't always, cover the cost of a poor job. Get the specifics of a contractor's insurance policy before agreeing to construction.
- Are you bonded? A bond covers the performance gaps in insurance, ensuring the contractor fulfills the terms of his or her contract. Bonding protects consumers from poor work and certain financial obligations, like obtaining supplies and permits.
- What is your warranty? Ask for specific details about the warranties offered, including what types of damage and maintenance are covered and when. Some warranties contain complex or confusing clauses and don't cover common repairs such as pool resurfacing. Never work with a contractor who doesn't offer a warranty.
- How long will the job take? A detailed timeline will prevent any unexpected gaps in construction, weather permitting. Some contractors start a job, leave for a few days, and finish later.
Certification and National Associations
Homeowners should work with a concrete contractor who is either certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations for high-quality results. These individuals adhere to professional guidelines and are versed in industry and safety standards.
- American Concrete Institute: The ACI offers more than 20 certification courses in specialized areas of the concrete industry, including adhesive anchor installation, strength testing, and quality management.
- American Society of Concrete Contractors: The ASCC is a nonprofit made up of more than 600 member companies. It was created by and for concrete contractors to provide educational and networking opportunities, although it does not offer certification.
- National Ready Mixed Concrete Association: The NRMCA offers certification programs related to sustainability, green construction, concrete delivery, and more. Formed in 1930, it is the leading advocate for ready-mixed concrete.