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7. South Bay Builders
Good 4.4

(16)

Good 4.4

(16)

Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
We were looking to remodel our very outdated 2 1/2 bathrooms (originally 1965) with permits. Given our modest budget, we were skeptical about finding a licensed contractor. Are we glad we found Benny Mendoza from South Bay Builders to take on this project! His knowledge, experience and workmanship is top notch and great temperament and attitude. He and his small crew quickly ripped out the old bathrooms, reinforced the floor joists, replaced water damaged subfloor, moved the bathtub, toilets and plumbing, did electrical, did floor and wall tiling with great design suggestions, did roof work for the bath exhausts - all this while keeping the work area clean. And inspections passed the very first time. Pleased with his work, we add a change order to frame new closets in the bedroom and add recessed lighting in our living room. Again, very well done. Would happily recommend Benny to take any project big or small - would really be a "been-there-done-that" for him. Here is his license info. https://www.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/PersonnelList.aspx?LicNum=1010036&LicName=SOUTH+BAY+BUILDERSSee more
We were looking to remodel our very outdated 2 1/2 bathrooms (originally 1965) with permits. Given our modest budget, we were skeptical about finding a licensed contractor. Are we glad we found Benny Mendoza from South Bay Builders to take on this project! His knowledge, experience and workmanship is top notch and great temperament and attitude. He and his small crew quickly ripped out the old bathrooms, reinforced the floor joists, replaced water damaged subfloor, moved the bathtub, toilets and plumbing, did electrical, did floor and wall tiling with great design suggestions, did roof work for the bath exhausts - all this while keeping the work area clean. And inspections passed the very first time. Pleased with his work, we add a change order to frame new closets in the bedroom and add recessed lighting in our living room. Again, very well done. Would happily recommend Benny to take any project big or small - would really be a "been-there-done-that" for him. Here is his license info. https://www.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/PersonnelList.aspx?LicNum=1010036&LicName=SOUTH+BAY+BUILDERS
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9. P&D Interior and Exterior home remodel
Excellent 4.9

(7)

Excellent 4.9

(7)

Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

Discounts available
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Using Thumbtack was a good alternate rather than going through a contractor which was very expensive. I searched for siding installation and came across Pedro’s profile. I was very impressed after reviewing his work at the Sunol project as it was similar to my project but smaller. When I met him, I envisioned what needed to be completed with the siding repair. He was very professional and offered several alternative solutions to my project in order to minimize cost without going over my budget. He provided several references which I only used one from the Sunol project. The feedback was very positive and allowed me to further pursue Pedro in starting my project. He showed up with his crew of 3 early Saturday morning and completed the project in 6 hours. Upon completion, he texted me the final pic of the siding repair. I was very impressed with his accomplishments and would highly recommend him for your construction, repair or remodeling project. Here’s a pic of the before and after of the siding repair. I plan to get a quote and utilize his service for some other projects around the house.See more
Using Thumbtack was a good alternate rather than going through a contractor which was very expensive. I searched for siding installation and came across Pedro’s profile. I was very impressed after reviewing his work at the Sunol project as it was similar to my project but smaller. When I met him, I envisioned what needed to be completed with the siding repair. He was very professional and offered several alternative solutions to my project in order to minimize cost without going over my budget. He provided several references which I only used one from the Sunol project. The feedback was very positive and allowed me to further pursue Pedro in starting my project. He showed up with his crew of 3 early Saturday morning and completed the project in 6 hours. Upon completion, he texted me the final pic of the siding repair. I was very impressed with his accomplishments and would highly recommend him for your construction, repair or remodeling project. Here’s a pic of the before and after of the siding repair. I plan to get a quote and utilize his service for some other projects around the house.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Does a deck increase home value?

A back deck may (or may not) increase your home’s value or attract potential buyers if you’re looking to sell. According to the Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features, a new wood deck with an estimated construction cost of $10,000 recovered $8,000 for the overall recovery of 80%. Still, 9% of realtors suggested that home sellers should add a new wood deck before putting their home on the market, and 4% said this project has helped closed deals. 

The impact of adding a new deck will likely depend on its material (wood, composite, etc.) and where you live. For example, if you live in an area where people rarely spend time outside because of the weather, it’s reasonable to predict that prospective home buyers might not rate a deck highly on their list of must-haves when looking for a new home.  

When in doubt, consult with your realtor or a real estate expert to figure out if adding a new deck to your home is the right move to increase your home’s value. If it is, contact the best deck contractors near you to get free estimates and start planning your project.  

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How do I find a contractor to build a deck?

First, conduct an online search so you can see a list of the best deck contractors in your area. This makes it easy to compare the top-rated pros, and you can quickly view their ratings. 

Next, click on several contractors’ profiles so you can read their customer reviews and view photos of decks the pros have completed. When reading the reviews, look for information that highlights the contractors’ quality of work, their ability to build the deck on time and their pricing methods. As you’re looking at the before-and-after photos of completed decks, pay attention to the craftsmanship, materials and style so you can get a sense of the contractors’ skills and experience.

After identifying several deck contractors who seem capable of building your deck, look into their credentials. Confirm the requirements in your state and city, and try to verify the pros’ licenses online. Or, you can ask the contractors to provide you with an overview of their credentials.  

Your last step: start asking for free estimates from several contractors. Give them as many details about your project as possible so the pros can give you an accurate estimate. What type of material do you want for your deck? How big will it be? Where should it be built — your front yard or backyard? When do you need it built?

Make your final decision after comparing quotes and analyzing the research you’ve conducted. Ultimately, you should pick a contractor who has experience building your desired deck, the necessary qualifications, mostly positive reviews and fair pricing.

What should I ask a deck contractor?

One of the first questions you should ask is whether the contractor has the proper license or insurance. To be a licensed contractor in many states, they must have the experience and knowledge to pass the requirements from your state’s licensing board. 

You should also inquire if they have done work related to your specific project. Just because they’re a contractor, that doesn’t mean they’ve built a deck or an addition like yours. Ask for photographs of decks they've built in the past, and go online to read reviews from past clients.

You also need to ask for a free estimate from several contractors so you know how much the project will cost you and so you can pay the best price.

Get started today by contacting the best deck contractors near you

How much does it cost to build a deck?

The cost of building a new deck or porch is $1,500. However, this price can vary depending on a few different factors. The square footage of the space, the type of materials to be used, the intricacy of the project and your specific region can cause the price to fluctuate. To find out how much your new deck will cost, get free estimates from the best deck contractors near you.

For more information, read “How much does it cost to build a deck or porch?

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Is it hard to build a deck yourself?

If you don’t have the skills, experience and qualifications, building a deck may be difficult for you to do on your own.

Structural integrity is key when constructing anything, but especially something you plan to have your family and friends use regularly. The safety of the structure takes careful planning and experience.

Professional contractors have the knowledge to make a safe, beautiful deck for you. They also know the proper permits and insurance required to legally build a new deck or remodel a porch in your city.

When in doubt, contact the best deck contractors near you and start getting free estimates today.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Reviews for patio pavers
Teresa C.
I first impression was they reached out to me quickly and scheduled the visit to decide what I plan to do for my patio. However, the quality of the job is not what I expected. The pavers weren’t cut the size they should be. I had asked them to replace some pavers of the steps but they still don’t align with each other. Also some of them are not leveled. You can see the photos attached. Another upset thing is they didn’t clean up the grey sand/concrete at the edge of the pavers. I really hope I can give them higher rating, but I truly disappointed with the result.
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