This Dealership represents the ideal balance between professionalism and the right sense of urgency to be sure that the customers are receiving the best service possible. The culture of this team is very solid. They also have a tremendous amount of car knowledge. This operation is truly exceptional. Prestige Motorsport is a the best used car dealership with excellent financing and warranty available. They buy, sell, trade, finance used cars that are high quality and offer free 3 month warranty on all the vehicles. I had my 2011 BMW X5 for 11 months now with not a single issue! Thank you Prestige!
3590 Sunrise Blvd Ste 1Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Purchasing, financing, car buying experience was exceptional and service was BEYOND EXPECTATIONS and fast. Sam showed me everything about my car inside out, so I wouldn't have any questions after I left the dealership. They really know how to take care of their customers in a 1st class way. Best car buying experience I have ever had!
I absolutely LOVE Prestige, so much so that my parents and brother also bought a car from them last year, BEST DEALERSHIP IN SACRAMENTO. The staff here is exceptional. They treat you like family and take such good care of you. I am now a life long customer. The other dealerships should take note of not only how to treat customers, but also to retain them. Thank you for our 2013 Mercedes C250!!!
We worked for Don Nelson as a sub-contractor as part of his owner-builder pool project at his house, beware of doing work with this guy or letting him do any work for you. We did the dig,plumb steel and equipment set for Mr. Nelson he poured his own deck and payed the Gunite company and dealt withThem direct, Mr. Nelson is making claims that we did clean his skimmer free of concrete when he him self made the mess in his own skimmer he is also claiming be missing parts from his skimmer we left a box with the skimmer basket and skimmer baffle as we do every job it's his responsibility to keep track of it long story short this guy is just trying to get something for free and waist time do not work for this guy as a sub and also do not letThem do your deck they are extremely messy and unorganized.
Husband and I were first time buyers. We did ALOT of research and shopped around but found Prestige to be our best options. Sam and the staff were excellent and did a really nice job coaching us through the process. Bought a used BMW and love the car. Hope to have a long relationship with Prestige and off to a great start.
My car buying experience was great. I got a really good price on my 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 AMG and they gave me a really good value on my trade better than any other dealer I went to. I went to multiple dealerships in Rancho Cordova and called online to other dealerships. For over a month I was looking. But I ended up buying from Prestige. They were excellent. Best and easiest car buying experience I have ever had. The salesman that I was dealing with was Sam. He was great!!! He matched and exceeded any other value on my trade and gave me a steal deal. Thank you so much!!
Prestige is a great place to get a used foreign car for a great price regardless if you finance or buy cash! I would recommend this dealership to everyone! I bought me a 2008 BMW 750Li super clean 1-Owner with warranty and 0% financing! They have warranties and work with everyone on financing with many finance options! Sam helped me out and was very easy going no pressure and super friendly! 5 starts to Prestige!
Recently bought my daughter a car from this place and got an amazing deal through Alex! Looking forward to going back and getting myself something nice as well! Very professional and coordinated dealership with deals you can't get anywhere else! Alex & Sam are awsome! They're very helpful and honest unlike other small dealerships. Definitely recommend this place to anybody!
THE STAR I GAVE I HAD TO GIVE..I GIVE THEM NO STAR REVIEW..STAY AWAY!!! BEWARE!! They give you a NMVTIS history report & IT IS FAKE!!! I bought a car & was given this report, only to find out that ALL the information was FORGED!!! I asked for a carfax & SAM (the person I dealt with)-said it cost money to get that report..& it does he is correct-I feel as though, when in a business this is important, I took it upon myself to pay the fee for the CARFAX..AFTER I FOUND OUT THE REPORT I WAS GIVEN WAS NOT REAL..& boy oh boy-the car had so so so many things-(that had I known) I would have never purchased the vehicle!! Not only that I HAVE HAD MANY ISSUES WITH THE CAR THAT HAPPENED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER PURCHASE..SO PLEASE BE GO ELSEWHERE....OH AND THEY SAY NO FINANCE CHARGES BUT THAT IS A LIE, LIE LIE...THEY JUST ADD IT TO THE PAPERWORK..BUT MAKE YOU THINK ITS NOT A FINANCE CHARGE...HORRIBLE PLACE-PLUS ALL THE CARS HAVE REALLY HIGH MILEAGE..
Tried to look at one of their cars more specifically the 2001 Nissan maxima special edition never got a chance to sales man flaked out on the appointment. Was very difficult to get ahold of someone.
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.