Hi folks. We are in the unenviable position of having to sue our neighbors for the damage done to our property for their unconstrained bamboo. I've...
about 1 month ago
What's your estimate of the total damage? This sounds like a complete nightmare
@amd / $35-40k yet to go. Similar already spent. When we moved in we found ryzomes in the main pipe to sewer.
That is unbelievable. So frustrating. My guy can probably help with the patio if you know what you want, as long as it doesn't involve pouring concrete. Are you looking for patio design, or just rebuilding the same patio?
Does anyone know good contractors that remove concrete? Needing to re-do a LOT of the previous owner's work.
about 2 months ago
I just stumbled on a recommendation from @bcarr for 1-866-SLABJACK. Looks like they are able to do concrete lifting and repair so it doesn't all have to be trashed? Might be worth a look.
Northwest Rock and Concrete Demolition has some good reviews on my neighborhood page. We have a lot of people in our neighborhood who have tree roots damage their concrete and this seems to be the go to. Good luck!
This is a tough one. In my experience these guys don't like to ride shotgun (assist), they want to run the show.
I used to check in with Industrial Coatings & Sealants in Mukilteo prior to doing this kind of work .. they were wickedly helpful in advising on which type of concrete to use (apparently, there are some that lose very little volume when they dry), how to apply acid-reactive stain, also hot-tar-rated epoxy-based sealants, and clear epoxy top coats. They also recommended contractors to advise and sold the requisite tools.
They were purchased by a huge chain a few years ago .. I don't recall the name, so they may not be around anymore. You could try to look them up and see who bought them:
Industrial Coatings & Sealants - Mukilteo, Washington 12521 Evergreen Dr, Mukilteo, WA 98275
That said, if you look for Kemiko dealers in WA State, there's a place call Westside Concrete Associates in Lynwood. I'd call them. Kemiko makes some really great products to treat concrete (like a set of acid-reactive stains), and they require expertise above and beyond "mix concrete and pour", and they're likely to have contractors who are skilled in this area (they definitely have a massive set of concrete products).
Westside Concrete Associates – Lynnwood 412 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087 425-582-9977
I've also walked into Salmon Bay Sand And Gravel in Ballard and they were pretty helpful. Their product selection is fairly limited. They were annoyed with me because I didn't really know what I was doing, so be prepared to be mocked if you go in and ask questions .. but you'll eventually get what you need.
Thanks Tom. Very helpful. It's clear you know your way around a bucket of cement!
I know what you mean about pros not wanting to work with amateurs. I'm prepared to be mocked (that happens all the time) and to get the cold shoulder... and be relegated to full DIY. Seems that once you figure out the correct materials and do the prep, it's a pretty straight forward project. Here's to hoping I don't have to eat those words someday.
Hi - We have a not too residential concrete project - driveway, retaining walls, walkway and stairs at our house in Kirkland. Decorative, but not a...
4 months ago
Hi, MH! My friend @LisaH (do you know her?) recommended a landscape architect who helped her with her house in Kirkland -- the company is Juxtapose Design. I just spoke with Carlos there and he does exactly this type of work and has availability right now. Might be a place to start!
Have a project in progress and looking for someone to help us finish the job. Looking for a Brownstone type stoop build out along with a smaller st...
5 months ago
I think SHD Landscape Design (Scott Holsapple Design) would be a good place to start. it's fairly inexpensive to get a quick design - which can go a long way towards ending up with concrete stairs and a walkway (there are a *ton* of options for this type of work .. from acid-reactive stain to drainage to iron work to planting).
Scott is a super nice guy - he did a design for me, which i'm looking at right now.