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Old 08-28-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: somewhere south of Canada
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I spoke to one contractor today and he told me that his minimum charge is $1,200 no matter the size of the job

All I need is the replacement of the path leading from my driveway to my front door. It's maybe 6' x 3', and curved. The path has sunk to where it's at least 2 inches below the driveway level, and very easy to trip over, there's also one step that is badly cracked. I think the drought/lack of water has caused this, but even if we start getting more rain, I don't see the path rising back up.

I sent e-mails to three other companies to get quotes and explained what I need. Not one got back to me

Any suggestions. I live in Cibolo.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I would find somebody in an actively building neighborhood.

A friend of ours extended his driveway about a foot out for around 300 bucks. He just asked one of the guys that was pouring driveways in our neighborhood. It's worth a shot.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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A walkway is one of the easier/fun projects to do. I extended my driveway using Pavestone material, which can be bought at Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes. Came out to be about $300 (of course, my dad and I did the labor ourselves). Took us about 2 days.

Good photos and ideas here: Pavestone Company - Patios / Pathways (http://www.pavestone.com/content/view/197/777/ - broken link)

I know you're looking for someone to do it rather than you doing it yourself, but just wanted to mention that. Have you tried Craigslist for services?
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: somewhere south of Canada
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A walkway is one of the easier/fun projects to do. I extended my driveway using Pavestone material, which can be bought at Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes. Came out to be about $300 (of course, my dad and I did the labor ourselves). Took us about 2 days.

Good photos and ideas here: Pavestone Company - Patios / Pathways (http://www.pavestone.com/content/view/197/777/ - broken link)

I know you're looking for someone to do it rather than you doing it yourself, but just wanted to mention that. Have you tried Craigslist for services?
I looked on Craigslist and there seem to be quite a few out there, but CL makes me a bit nervous. One of my concerns is that they have to be in the country legally, and I don't really want to deal with an unknown either. I want someone licensed, and who will obtain the proper permits.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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I just had a walkway and new driveway put in. They started last week with removal of the driveway and then it began to rain. They finished the job on Tuesday. They did a wonderful job. I absolutely love my walk. They were the least expensive company that was also professional (There are many shady people out there in this business). I have been bragging about them at work and would recommend this company to anyone who needed work completed. The company is MJR Construction @ 210-621-9559 ask for Joh Fautley.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:17 PM
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Also try M & M Concrete - Fred Munoz Jr. email him at martinezmunozd@yahoo.com He has worked concrete from big custom builders all the way down to residential. He prefers residential work; he is good at what he does and he is "legal" . Tell him a neighbor from "the Hills" recommended him.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Also try M & M Concrete - Fred Munoz Jr. email him at martinezmunozd@yahoo.com He has worked concrete from big custom builders all the way down to residential. He prefers residential work; he is good at what he does and he is "legal" . Tell him a neighbor from "the Hills" recommended him.
If people do it the legal way, you pay taxes

if people do it UTT, you dont pay taxes, and no guarantee and probably a cheap price.

Its a tough call.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: somewhere south of Canada
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Its a tough call.

Not for me! I will not hire someone if I know they are in the country illegally.

I haven't done much more research on this 'cause I was too busy trying to find a replacement for my flaky lawn service. I'm hoping that my new lawn guy may know someone who does concrete work, since his full time "day job" is for a landscaping company.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I can recommend Bill Weichert with Concrete Decorating, Inc. He just finished up a patio for us and was very professional, affordable, and it looks great. I got his name from another City-Data-er so that's kind of like a 2-for-1 referral! LOL 210-525-1000 or billweichert@satx.rr.com.

Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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I can recommend Bill Weichert with Concrete Decorating, Inc. He just finished up a patio for us and was very professional, affordable, and it looks great. I got his name from another City-Data-er so that's kind of like a 2-for-1 referral! LOL 210-525-1000 or billweichert@satx.rr.com.

Good luck!
Just called these guys. Wanted $3,500 for a 10x10 concrete slab.
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