When the decision was made that we absolutely had to tear off the old garage and create a new one, the biggest factor was the concrete. Hands down, this is the most expensive part of the entire rehab project (well, unless I get the countertops that I’m hoping for). Concrete is an item that Trent and I cannot do ourselves and it is highly labor intensive…naturally, causing the cost to rise. We called a handful of concrete companies and the quotes were extremely close to each other. However, one quote included EVERYTHING (hauling away the remains of the old garage, pulling out some tree stumps, removing any remaining soil, etc) and that company was able to start immediately. **Side note: this company also had our quote to us in 24 hours after looking at the house!** We managed to slide into that nice weather we had in March – remember, before the snow came back in April – and this allowed for everything except the driveway to be completed. Below is a review of our experience.
Our review is simple: perfection. The company showed up every day on time, had a competent crew and actually finished the job earlier than they had stated (that absolutely, positively never-ever happens in our world). The crew not only had to manage the job site, but had to be aware and courteous of the surrounding neighbors since the house is smack in the middle of downtown. They will be back in a few weeks (weather permitting…c’mon spring!) to complete the driveway for the job to be 100% over. I’m writing the review now because the experience was so great that I’m confident it will be flawless all the way through.
If you need concrete work done and live in the southwest Michigan area, call Sherwood Building and Excavating. You will not regret it. We were not paid to give this product/service review.