I brought my friend here to get her hair done for Christmas when we went in we talk to the manager who told us that she could absolutely do what we wanted she said it would cost $95 and it would take about an hour . Four hours later my friends hair was totally destroyed they attempted to fix it but did a shoddy job at that the manager Who is extremely rude by the way so that they could not refund our money to call the owner the next morning which we did after talking to the owner we were told we would be call back in a couple days this never happened . Now it’s almost Christmas and my friends hair is a mess .management is rude . The owner refuses to hold her hairdressers Accountable for the mistakes they made not a good place to go horrible in every aspect
So I took my friend here to get her hair done for Christmas upon going in we told the manager what we wanted she said she could absolutely do it and it would take about an hour for hours later my friends hair was totally destroyed and they refused to refund the hundred dollars that was being paid for they did a shoddy job in attempting to fix it we were told to call the owner the next day which we did and here it is Nine days later and still no word this place is absolutely horrible management horrible and amateur barbers at best
The contractor, Ray Foote and fantastic crew, designed and constructed a gorgeous back patio and walkway to garage for our home in Peeble Creek, Sparks, NV. We were so pleased to work with Ray that we are going to offer him one (or two) of our soon-to-hatch. aquatic turtles. His knowlege and experience was invaluable. Good communication, competative pricing, quality work, clean up, crew professional, on time, he exceeded our expectations. He will do all our work.
Absolute worst hair cut for both me and my kids! The woman here does not know what she is doing! I got dog ears, and had to shave my son's head after going here. Anywhere else would be better!
Called early as a first time customer and they were very rude and then they laughed about it as I could hear because when they put me on hold I could hear them as if they had just set the phone down
I was looking for a traditional barber shop with a barber that did a good job. I'm tired of the girls in the Supercuts and hair salons. I appreciate the old time barber shops...they make u feel like a real man. This shop is located in kind of a seedy part of town, however it is the real deal. There is no "interior decorating". Wood paneling with a heater and a tv. Just 2 barber's chairs. And then there's Gary. A true barber. He gave me a hair cut and trimmed my beard. He even puts the warm shaving foam around the ears and the back of the neck. Then, using a straight razor he finishes those areas perfectly. Guys, it's a dying art. If you want to feel like a man and be treated like a man and you want to look like a man...you need to go see Gary.
I take my casino work clothes to Greenbrae Dry cleaners almost weekly and am delighted with the quality, turn-around time, and prices. Armando and Angie (just two of several) are the most efficient, reasonable and personable employees one could ask for...My clothes look great, I'm treated with consideration, and I'm made to feel very special--I highly recommend Greenbrae Dry Cleaners.
Waited just under 2 hours for a haircut on both visits. On the second visit I thought maybe I was being skipped over due to not making an appointment however a black gentleman was picked before me who I spoke with. He did not have an appointment. This happened several times until I decided to leave. Only then did one of the barbers holler at me that I was next. Also, the whole place smells like weed. I don't smoke but I do support legalization. However, it's not what I want in a professional establishment. Keep it at home. All the barbers seem to know what they're doing as far as cutting hair. The 2 barbers I had both faded my hair very well. They lack professionalism and some kind of waiting order. And maybe a little less favoritism or racism. Whichever it is. Who knows.
That's the worst place you could ever cut your hair. They make you wait like an hour. I cut my hair their and it looked like a 5 year old child cut it. Don't waist your time coming here.
We are from out of town and the sign says on the door that they close at 8:30, I pulled up at 8:20, we had eight other people coming with laundry,I went and talked to the lady who runs the laundry mat and asked her if she would please stay open until they got there they should be there within 5 minutes she said (with attitude) that would be fine as long as we were done with laundry by 10 o'clock(we would have been). so as I loaded my laundry in the washer and started it, all of our friends pulled up from our baseball team unloaded their stuff one made it to the door the others were walking across the parking lot and she had another guy go lock the front door! She told them "no they couldn't come in because they weren't in the laundry mat right at 8:30". It was 8:32. if I could have opened up the washer and got my clothes out I would have taken it and gone somewhere else!!! I've not had such s***** service in my life, the lady was so rude! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL!
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.