jheady
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USA Concrete, Brick & Stone

Posted on: 5/10/2011

Top rate, professional, friendly

My wife and I have been talking about a replacement for our worn-down patio for years and finally decided it was time to remove the old eyesore and hazard. After evaluating a few patio specialists, we decided to go with USA CBS based on a modified quote (after a few revisions to our original plan). They scalped our entire yard, demolished and removed the old patio and brick walk way, regraded a negative slope, then installed two retaining walls and the new patio. During the regrading of the yard they discovered an old septic tank that we didn't know about. They offered to fill it in and did not charge extra. Also, after demolishing the old patio they discovered that the foundation for the house had some protruding concrete that would make a flat layout for the patio impossible. They gave us options to install a concrete bench to cover up the 'foot' of the house. We weren't sure about this approach and they were patient with us while thinking up alternatives. They were able to to a step in the patio that covered the protruding foundation and without installing the bench. The bench would have added $400 to the cost, but they were not aggressive or insistent that it happen. They used 'industrial grade' concrete which they said is not commonly used in residential jobs due to the cost. They did not charge extra for that material change. Overall we are extremely satisfied with the installation, the workers on site, communication, price, and turn-around for the project.

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Better Decks & Fences

Posted on: 5/1/2008

Great work, fast service, and very affordable

Our job consisted of approx. 225 foot perimeter, 6 foot dog-ear privacy fence with two doors and all posts set in concrete. The guys at Better Decks & Fences provided us with an over the phone estimate initially based off of our own measurement of our yard. Later, when they established an actual estimate by walking the yard, the price did not change. Their cost was at least $1100 less than estimates from other companies for our particular job. We live in 30316 and although they hit traffic on the way, they arrived around 9am. When I walked the yard with the crew, we established that some saplings needed cut down and an old concrete and brick step removed. They did this with no questions asked, no additional charge, and hauled all debris away. They finished our fence around 2pm the same day. They were courteous, professional and affordable. I would recommend them to anyone looking to install a new fence.

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