Get 3 quotes - put them beside each other, throw out the highest and the lowest and you have the best choice, right? WRONG! The problem is that most homeowners and many builders don't know the questions to ask when reviewing a quote, and are often disappointed with the finishing product. Worse yet, is that often to fix their walls they call in a sacking crew, and end up paying more that if they would have gone with us in the beginning.
When reading an architectural concrete quote you need to know you are comparing apples to apples. There are the obvious ones; does it include form ply & materials, concrete & pump, placing, finishing. Any architectural forming company should give you the option to include placing and finishing - thereby holding themselves responsible for the finished product. Should our client choose to go with a different company, we remind them that we cannot standby the finish. Which we would argue is almost as important as the formwork itself. We are the ONLY forming company I am aware that will guarantee your walls don't need parged or sacked.*
Remember NO ARCHITECTURAL WALLS should NEED to be sacked and parged when new. #stoptheparge
Here are some "not so obvious" questions that will impact he cost and quality of your architectural concrete walls:
*Call for conditions of guarantee
Scott finishing up a concrete table top for our friends at Aloe Designs, you can see for yourself at Vancouver IDS 2016. We are excited about a new concrete product that allow us to make planters, tables, fire tables etc that are about half the weight and can be moved around your yard.
Our crew led by Manuel building some great stairs in Vancouver with Nexus Construction. It will take a few pours - but wait til you see them finished! #beautifulconcrete
We are just about finished this fun little project with Aloe Designs in Vancouver. This is why we love making #beautifulconcrete Yes we do custom pavers :)
Scott making the hearth just perfect on what will be a gorgeous outdoor fireplace at gorgeous South Surrey home. 191' of architectural wall in the background will close in the space nicely.
Ask us how to make you a custom backyard fire table in a cost efficient way.
Work has begun on this project in Abbotsford. We are excited to partner with Mierau Contractors. This project consists of 31 low-barrier units of Supportive Housing for men. The building will be operated by Abbotsford Community Services (ACS), which will work with Fraser Health and other service providers, to provide assistance to residents.
We are excited to be underway on a new project with JSN in Richmond. A gorgeous townhouse development on No. 2 Road.
Great little project, some stairs and a wall in Richmond on a beautiful modern home by Dakota Custom Home Builders. Yes, we take pride in the small things.
Taking the time to build the forms on this project means that we can guarantee the outcome of these architectural stairs. Choosing the right company for this type of work is crucial. We'd love to do more of this, it is our specialty.