Absolute professionals in every sense of the word! Juan and crew took care of my property as if it was their own. The pride and craftsmanship in the work they performed was truly refreshing, and took a huge load off my plate. I highly recommend Avila's Concrete to anyone that is looking for a company they can count on for great communication, follow up, and most of all - a job well done.
I called on a Saturday morning and asked for an estimate. By that afternoon, someone was at my house and gave me the estimate and quoted a 2 day job. He was already on his way to another job in the area, but I appreciated him taking the time to stop by my house on the way without having to be pr…
These folks do a good job. Fair pricing too. This most recent project was my third or fourth time to use them in 15 or so years. My only complaint is that one of the post extensions (6' to 8') was welded on slightly crooked. It's a minor detail that, although it bugs me, I didn't think it was ba…
2804 Prestige RdKeller, TX 76244
From Business: *Seasonal Hours on Saturdays *Serving the Metroplex Since 1984 Concrete on Demand is an on-site specialty concrete mix company that delivers concrete when you need it. We mix concrete with different admixtures and at different psi levels depending on customer needs. We do residential as well as average sized commercial pro…
1025 W Commerce StDallas, TX 75208
From Business: Reliable Concrete is a ready mix concrete supplier serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. Our company's mission is in our company name. We will supply quality ready mix concrete at competitive pricing for your commercial, residential, and industrial needs.
Irving, TX 75060
From Business: Thank you for your interest in Pro Decorative Concrete. We specialize in concrete flooring with either a decorative or epoxy finish. Gone, are the days of the dry, bland concrete look. Spice up the feel of your home with a nice shiny new concrete floor. Give us a call today for your free quote! We look forward to working w…
Poolville, TX 76487
From Business: Robert's Concrete Creations is a local company with a local owner. Robert was born and raised in the construction industry and started out on his own back in 2013. Robert's Concrete Creations is a full service company that can handle projects of any size and scope. Call us today for a free estimate with a friendly family f…
Just had them widen both sides of my driveway including matching the exposed aggregate on the existing driveway. They were competitively priced, very prompt and thorough. I could not be happier with the results. I will definitely use them again and suggest others to get an estimate from them als…
26. Robles Painting
429 Pilant StArlington, TX 76010
From Business: Robles Painting is skilled and experienced in providing painting services to residential and commercial properties, whether they are interior or exterior. No matter the size, Robles Painting can get it done right the first time to your satisfaction.Robles Painting company has over 15 years of painting experience with hundr…
Tex Art Stone was recommended to me by a landscaping company. My first visit was very pleasant and my second visit was even better. It was unlike any other retail shopping experience I have ever had. What I mean is, it is definitely self-service and unique in it's procedures. You drive onto a we…
28. Fox Rental
3 Locations North Richland Hills Euless AndGrapevine, TX 76051
From Business: * Fox Rental & Sales Is A Family Owned Business That Has Been Serving The Metroplex For Over 30 Years. We Have Three Convenient Locations Offering Timely Pick-Up & Delivery Service Via Radio Dispatched Trucks. * Fox Rental Started By Supplying Heavy Equipment To Local Contractors To Finish Professional Jobs. As The Busines…
30. UOL Builders
509 County Road 807Alvarado, TX 76009
From Business: UOL Builders is your premiere business for creating your own Outdoor Oasis (Pergola, Pavilion, Outdoor Kitchens, and Stamped and Stained Concrete) We cover a large service area, servicing ALL of the DFW area. UOL Builders have more than 30 years of combined experience helping home owners with their Outdoor Living projects,…
I have been trying to build a house with riverside for 3 months. They don't communicate with us the customer. We can't talk to Paige the superintendent. Have to talk to the sales person Jim Steele. He doesn't text or email back for a week or never. The subcontractors install the materials and then have to rip things out because it is wrong, crooked and just don't care. They put our drain for the bathtub in the wall and for two months told them it is in the wall. So they installed the bathtub. They drink alcohol in our new house. They think the customer doesn't know what is going on but some customers been around construction all their lives. Don't use them.
not only are they unprofessional but they were about to hit a pedestrian correctly crossing the street...
Man Charlie didn't you flip your truck into on coming traffic due to a propane truck STOPPED at the railroad tracks cause you going to fast through red light. And the result was Charlie failed his drug test for marijuana and meth sorry buddy you need to find something else to grip about or spend your time. REALLY?????!!!!!! Pot head
Don't build, save your money. We were lied to from the start. Told we fell into someone's deal that backed out and couldn't change a thing. Appr was 13,000 low because they overvalued it. Had to eat it in my rate since I already put down all these deposits and earnest money they held over my head. First red flag was when we came to look at progress the house was framed with boards that had black mold. If I waited a day the sheet rock was going in the next day. Then throughout the whole build they were reading the wrong plans. When I tried to talk to the GC Misty instead of admitting it she made excuses and lied to us. Said they cut the granite for backsplashes install it and then the tile guys come and remove it to put the tile backsplash upgrade later . Stuff like that all along. Told me as long as my uneven walls, twisted frame boards , wavy ceiling, 1/2 sprayed fence, cracks in trim work, holes in grout, uneven cabinets, molding seams, foundation problems passed inspection it's
The people in the corporate office of Cheldan Homes cheated our business over $2K. We provided services to them and they gave us the runaround and refused to pay us for our services.
I DO NOT recommend this business. They do shoddy work, promise to take care of it then never show up. The work was done in June, 2015 and by August our two driveways were falling apart. I've been calling & texting since August trying to get the repairs done and they either say they're coming on a certain day at a certain time and never show up, or they disregard all messages. They do not back up their work. I highly advise not using them...you get what you pay for with them!
Concrete Removal and replacement and tractor work by the hour.I hall materials, dump truck & skid steer loader work.Bob Cat Work, Rouge Grade, Final Grade, Trench Work.Slabs, Patios, Driveways, Stone Walls, Retaining Walls, House Additions.Culverts, Pads, Parking Lots, by sq. ft also Concrete Saw and Concrete Demolition. Also will spread it out by the hour.Road Base, Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Gravel, Sand.Also have capabilities to demolition pools. and fill dirtThe tractor work will be by the hour, minimal of 4 hours. The tractor is equipped with hydraulic hammer drill, grapple bucket, forks, and drill auger.Email or text for prices.Every Job is for an affordable price.I have 20 years of experience in the business concrete and have all the requirements.
This company cheats contractors by loading concrete over unused hot mud,and loading less than ordered,cheating contractors,and using old mud,Do not use this company!!!! You will regret it!!!!
We went to impression homes to have a home built for us because my husband was getting out of the military. We should have noticed red flags from the beginning. We were sent to several lenders even though we had approvals through the other ones. We made it clear any down payment would mean we would need to close in August and we were told that was fine. We kept stressing we did not want to keep having the credit ran again and again by different lenders when we already have approvals. But we were pressured to do so. The person helping us was not truthful with anyone. She told the builders one thing and us a something else. Now we are 12 credit pulls later with all the lender changes we have bought a house but not from them. When the house was almost finish they tried to make us close before August when we had the down payment.. We were told over and over to ask people we know for 5000 plus dollars. On top of that they knew we wanted to use the VA and not the FHA. When they wanted us to close she told us take the FHA or I can have this house sold in 2 days! We almost did it! Then the lender said look nothing is better then the VA don't let go of your right and that woke us up. We were heart broken to let the house go but we tired of feeling pressured. We were honest from the beginning and was told everything will be fine and they are because we left that company. When we wanted to say no they sent us a letter saying the house was almoat ready so we could not get our money back.. I told them I would write a report and suddenly we had our money back. I feel like the lady just wanted to get the house up and cared nothing about ua. Take the FHA loan and refinance in a year.. the difference in those loans were 350 dollars a month! Please be careful and do not get pressured into switching lenders (it hurt our credit) and taking a loan you don't want. We would have closed on that housw 3 weeks ago but they did not want to wait 2 extra weeks. The house is still for sale and we are in a much better upgraded home. Becareful..
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.