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6. Stamped Stained Custom Concrete
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Concrete Installation

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Pawtucket, RI
We hired SSCC to install a patio in our back yard. Definitely 5 stars for the quality of work. From working with them, it sounds like there is one owner who has several subcontractors all over Massachusetts who complete the work. We first contacted them back on April 13th and the owner responded quickly, I told him approximately how large we thought we wanted the patio and we scheduled some time to do a quote. The two people I worked with are Cliff and Joe. I never met Cliff in person and it was Joe who came out and did the quote and sent people to complete the work. Joe measured the area and did a drawing for us. At first we wanted a 16x18 but wanted to extend it to the corner of the house which he said we could do. He even removed a 15 foot section of old asphalt walkway for us. Joe seemed eager to do the work and said he had two jobs ahead of us but we could start on May 5th as long as the weather cooperated and that the most out job would be delayed was a couple weeks due to rain (can't pour concrete within 48 hours of rainfall). We decided to go for it and Joe insisted he come explain to my partner what would happen and come by to sign the contract personally so we did that the following weekend. I feel the need to call out that we've had really bad luck in the past hiring people either on thumbtack or recommended by people in town. We had a tile job done where the person took a 5 day vacation in the middle and took 4 weeks to complete A job they said would take a week and ruined all of our brand new appliances so needless to say we were nervous but willing to give them a shot. May 5th came around and of course it rained. Cliff was unbelievably patient with my daily texts to find out if they were coming every day after that. The job was pushed back to may 11th. I check in on May 8 to make sure they're still coming and I am told yes. May 11th rolls around and there's a thunderstorm so I text cliff for a new date. I am then told May 13. I text Cliff Tuesday to find out if they're still on track to come Wednesday, but unfortunately it was pushed to may 14. On May 14 Joe personally showed up with another guy and dug out the patio. I was confused because when they left it didn't seem as big as we talked about so I talked to Cliff about extending it and the price went up by about $575. No big deal, if we're gonna do this we want to do it right. Joe told me he'd be back Saturday to finish up. Friday rolls around and I check in with Cliff, it was pushed again. May 20th rolls around and no one shows up. I text Cliff and it sounds like joe needs more supplies because we extended the size. Ok all good. Supply delays due to covid? Fine. Rain delay fine. Cliff keeps great contact and makes me feel less nervous. May 26 comes and have not heard from Joe who I have also been calling and texting. I did get one voicemail while I was at work telling me he promised he'd be there. On May 27, two guys come and finish digging. Awesome! May 28 two more guys come and form and add gravel to grade the cement and I provide my second payment. Excited to see how big it's going to be and it feels like we're in the home stretch. I text the following Friday to find out when they're coming to finish and pour... Unfortunately my check hasn't cleared and Joe can't schedule until it does. The check finally clears on June 3rd. Wishing I had paid in cash by then lol. From then on I contact a combination of Joe and Cliff - Cliff always responds and Joe doesn't really. At some point my partner gets frustrated and calls Cliff and Joe. After this finally on June 13th, the patio is poured and stamped. Joe came personally and brought a crew of guys and poured, graded the land and stamped. The following day they came back to seal and finally on Wednesday 6/17 Joe came to pick.up some construction material and went the extra mile by making some cement planters for us. He also gave me some paint to paint the cement steps we have out back (they're old and gross). Overall were happy with the patio and the quality is amazing. Cliff is a saint for dealing with my extreme anxiety and when Joe knew how important this was to us he came through and went the extra mile. I think that maybe they had gotten really busy and that combined with supply delays due to covid, and car problems and weather everything kept getting pushed back. If Cliff hadn't of been so responsive I would have been a lot more freaked out but overall we are very happy with the work and excited to spend many years on the patio.See more
We hired SSCC to install a patio in our back yard. Definitely 5 stars for the quality of work. From working with them, it sounds like there is one owner who has several subcontractors all over Massachusetts who complete the work. We first contacted them back on April 13th and the owner responded quickly, I told him approximately how large we thought we wanted the patio and we scheduled some time to do a quote. The two people I worked with are Cliff and Joe. I never met Cliff in person and it was Joe who came out and did the quote and sent people to complete the work. Joe measured the area and did a drawing for us. At first we wanted a 16x18 but wanted to extend it to the corner of the house which he said we could do. He even removed a 15 foot section of old asphalt walkway for us. Joe seemed eager to do the work and said he had two jobs ahead of us but we could start on May 5th as long as the weather cooperated and that the most out job would be delayed was a couple weeks due to rain (can't pour concrete within 48 hours of rainfall). We decided to go for it and Joe insisted he come explain to my partner what would happen and come by to sign the contract personally so we did that the following weekend. I feel the need to call out that we've had really bad luck in the past hiring people either on thumbtack or recommended by people in town. We had a tile job done where the person took a 5 day vacation in the middle and took 4 weeks to complete A job they said would take a week and ruined all of our brand new appliances so needless to say we were nervous but willing to give them a shot. May 5th came around and of course it rained. Cliff was unbelievably patient with my daily texts to find out if they were coming every day after that. The job was pushed back to may 11th. I check in on May 8 to make sure they're still coming and I am told yes. May 11th rolls around and there's a thunderstorm so I text cliff for a new date. I am then told May 13. I text Cliff Tuesday to find out if they're still on track to come Wednesday, but unfortunately it was pushed to may 14. On May 14 Joe personally showed up with another guy and dug out the patio. I was confused because when they left it didn't seem as big as we talked about so I talked to Cliff about extending it and the price went up by about $575. No big deal, if we're gonna do this we want to do it right. Joe told me he'd be back Saturday to finish up. Friday rolls around and I check in with Cliff, it was pushed again. May 20th rolls around and no one shows up. I text Cliff and it sounds like joe needs more supplies because we extended the size. Ok all good. Supply delays due to covid? Fine. Rain delay fine. Cliff keeps great contact and makes me feel less nervous. May 26 comes and have not heard from Joe who I have also been calling and texting. I did get one voicemail while I was at work telling me he promised he'd be there. On May 27, two guys come and finish digging. Awesome! May 28 two more guys come and form and add gravel to grade the cement and I provide my second payment. Excited to see how big it's going to be and it feels like we're in the home stretch. I text the following Friday to find out when they're coming to finish and pour... Unfortunately my check hasn't cleared and Joe can't schedule until it does. The check finally clears on June 3rd. Wishing I had paid in cash by then lol. From then on I contact a combination of Joe and Cliff - Cliff always responds and Joe doesn't really. At some point my partner gets frustrated and calls Cliff and Joe. After this finally on June 13th, the patio is poured and stamped. Joe came personally and brought a crew of guys and poured, graded the land and stamped. The following day they came back to seal and finally on Wednesday 6/17 Joe came to pick.up some construction material and went the extra mile by making some cement planters for us. He also gave me some paint to paint the cement steps we have out back (they're old and gross). Overall were happy with the patio and the quality is amazing. Cliff is a saint for dealing with my extreme anxiety and when Joe knew how important this was to us he came through and went the extra mile. I think that maybe they had gotten really busy and that combined with supply delays due to covid, and car problems and weather everything kept getting pushed back. If Cliff hadn't of been so responsive I would have been a lot more freaked out but overall we are very happy with the work and excited to spend many years on the patio.

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

Setting up appointments and consultations with concrete contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic should be done digitally. The best place to start is with an online search. After comparing local services, contact contractors directly and ask if they can perform an assessment over phone or video. This may be enough for them to give you an estimate. You can then discuss whether it’s safe to perform the service given current restrictions and guidelines.

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

In order to know if a concrete contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider in your city or state, you’ll need to visit your city or state’s official government website.

Another helpful resource is CISA’s website, which includes a guide to Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 that provides information on a national level. This guideline presents 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors, which can help in determining whether concrete contractors are currently considered essential service providers. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a concrete contractor when social distancing?

If you’re hiring a concrete contractor, stay safe by following the guidelines issued by your local government, as well as those issued by the CDC.  Ensure that you, the contractor and the workers do not come within 6 feet of each other, wave instead of shaking hands, sanitize any involved surfaces and use virtual payment services instead of cash or check. Make sure to discuss a strategy in depth with your local concrete contractors before you start the project.

What do paving contractors do?

Paving contractors can be hired to install a concrete or asphalt driveway at your home, office or property. They can also repave an asphalt or concrete driveway that has been damaged by time, weather or heavy loads. When you are looking for a driveway contractor, request quotes from at least three professionals who are in good standing and have great customer reviews. They should do a site visit and write you a bid, detailing the work involved, materials needed, approximate length of the project and estimated cost.

The site for your new driveway will determine costs and the work required for your contractor. First, the ground must be excavated to lay a clear path. This means removing any trees, bushes and stumps. Next, the driveway contractor will grade the area, making a level surface for the concrete or asphalt. To ensure proper drainage, driveway contractors should install a sub-base of compacted gravel (or similar) 4 inches-8 inches deep, depending on your soil type. Then the concrete or asphalt may be poured and smoothed over the top. Your driveway contractor should recommend an appropriate sealant for your climate and advise you on curing time. When hiring a paving contractor, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for concrete installation?

It is increasingly common for concrete installers to accept digital payments instead of cash or check. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only served to encourage this practice. Look for payment options like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay or others when you compare concrete contractors online. When you contact a concrete contractor, ask whether the contractor would be willing to accept.

Do concrete contractors offer remote or virtual services?

Concrete contractors must be present to pour concrete. If you come across a profile that states the concrete contractor is offering remote services, message the contractor to see what those services include. 

In any case, contact local concrete contractors to ask whether they can perform the job under current guidelines. You can also discuss other strategies to stay safe, like virtual payments and video consultations.

Does a concrete contractor need to enter my home?

If the concrete job is 100% outdoors, a concrete contractor will not need to enter your home. However, certain jobs may require a professional to enter your home, including pouring a slab floor or laying a foundation for a fireplace or other heavy object. 

If a contractor needs to see the inside of your home during the consultation, you can ask to video chat and share photos through email and text messages to reduce exposure. Put a plan in place as you talk to local concrete contractors.

How much does it cost to redo a concrete driveway?

 Here are some examples of average costs:

  • The national average cost to hire a concrete specialist is $2,750, but that price can vary greatly depending on the work needed to repair and resurface your concrete driveway, the square footage of the project, current costs of concrete, and regional labor rates.
  • Driveway contractors average $2-$3 per square foot to smooth and resurface your asphalt driveway.
  • Resurfacing concrete driveways averages $3-$10 per square foot. Pricing can depend on repairs needed, project size and geographic location.
  • Nationally, the average cost for resurfacing a 500-square-foot driveway ranges from $2,000 to $5,000.
  • Sealant for a concrete drive can cost $20-$80 per gallon.
  • Sealant for an asphalt drive averages 25 cents per square foot.

What is the best finish for concrete floors?

The best finish for concrete floors depends on your personal taste. An acid stain is a bold, varied look with lots of texture and the potential for earthy tones and a natural stone appearance. A water-based stain might not last as long as an acid stain, but it gives you the choice of many different colors. Epoxy is great for high-traffic areas, kitchens, bathrooms, basements and garages. It provides a glossy, damage-resistant, non-slip coating on your concrete floors. To find out which finish is the best for your concrete floors, contact a concrete contractor near you.

What do concrete contractors do?

Hire concrete contractor services for projects such as concrete foundations, concrete driveways, slab floors and other concrete work. A concrete contractor builds structures from concrete, often handling every step of the process from mixing ingredients to building the retaining structure to pouring and settling the mix. This individual or team supervises delivery and pouring to ensure that it’s done correctly. Many states require concrete contractors to have a license.

Paving contractors can be hired to install a concrete or asphalt driveway at your home, office or property. They can also repave an asphalt or concrete driveway that has been damaged by time, weather or heavy loads. When you are looking for a concrete driveway contractor, request quotes from at least three professionals who are in good standing and have great customer reviews. They should do a site visit and write you a bid, detailing the work involved, materials needed, approximate length of the project and estimated cost.

The site for your new driveway will determine costs and the work required for your contractor. First, the ground must be excavated to lay a clear path. This means removing any trees, bushes and stumps. Next, the driveway contractor will grade the area, making a level surface for the concrete or asphalt. To ensure proper drainage, driveway contractors should install a sub-base of compacted gravel (or similar) 4 inches-8 inches deep, depending on your soil type. Then the concrete or asphalt may be poured and smoothed over the top. Your driveway contractor should recommend an appropriate sealant for your climate and advise you on curing time. When hiring a paving contractor, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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