Solocrete General Contracting Ltd

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4045 Mayfield Road Brampton ON L6Z 0A1
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Elopes
Elopes
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

I highly recommend Solocrete

I can't say enough how happy we are with the workmanship this team provides. The workers were very friendly and professional from start to finish.

They poured exposed aggregate boarders around our driveway, both sides of the house, front porch and backyard patio with steps. John shared his advice on design ideas. We are very happy with the results of their work. We have had a lot of compliments from family, friends and neighbors on the work that has been completed around our home.

Thank you to John and your Team for the great job! We cannot wait to use our backyard in the new year.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am glade you are happy with our work. I appreciate all of your kind words and recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

G.mac in Vaughan
G.mac in Vaughan
1 review Vaughan, ON
10/10

Fantastic Stamped Concrete

DO YOUR RESEARCH - For me Solocrete was one of the BEST choices I've made in selecting a contractor (My job was a large patio, shed base, 2x 18" light bases, a walkway from the back to the front, front porch and walk way at the front. it took 2 cement trucks and a little over 2 weeks to complete.

Work was supposed to start at the end of July but did not start until mid Sept( I was actually happy b/c cement cured nice and slow).. This work is highly dependant on weather. Rain and heat waves will cause delays. and the delays will have a snowball effect on the other jobs (don't plan a huge backyard party a week after you expect to have the work done as your project may be delayed due to weather). If your are stamping with colour, prepare for mess and dust; however, John has a crew that will spend a few hours washing down everything (the cement, the house brick, windows, the fences, the driveway, the doors even the street. Basically any mess they make it's clean by the time they leave). My Neighbours even made a comment about the professionalism. This company will not nickel and dime you to make design changes (unless of course your adding significantly more sq footage to job).

Once work started, they move fast. I found that when John or his crew gave an ETA on when they would return, it was pretty accurate. This way I could plan to be home. Keep in mind that if it's raining there is a good chance they are not coming.

John, his workers and the office will tell you that concrete requires TLC to maintain its beauty for the decades to come
- NO SALT, NO ICE MELTERS (SAND ONLY)
- No shovels with metal
- Keep it clean and seal ever other year. I watched them seal and its pretty easy for a DIY project.. hard to screw up. and you can always buy the seal and grip from Solocrete.

The Crew that I would like to point out-
ALBERTO is a master cement mason and is responsible for all the finishing touches that makes the area beautiful. He takes his time and will offer you suggestions. He is very very meticulous about his work.

John (the framer) - Will work with you to make sure that your design is appealing to the eye.

John (the owner) - He demands only the best of his workers

Unfortunately I forgot his name - but the guy who actually did the stamping. He worked with us to pick the best pattern for the area and suggested what release to use with the colour we choose.

My suggestions:

1- This is were doing research is very important even before you talk about price. My suggestion ask about their technique (excavation depth, type of base and its depth, the use of wire or rebar, and most importantly where is the cement coming from, what is the strength and how deep is the pour). Solocrete does not screw around with technique. They dug min 5", 4-6" of base (depending on grade) and min 5" of 35MPA cement (from Dufferin concrete). They used wire mesh in the pad (which they pull up into the concrete when pour) and rebar in the shed base and curbs.

2- Have an idea of a design. This is a very personal preference. I drove around and looked at many different properties for a design. No matter who I called, John included, they all told me basically its what I like and he will give few suggestions on work they've done in the past but its really up to the homeowner. Once you have a design, then John's team will make suggestions. I would like to give a shout out to John (the framer) who played a huge role in making fantastic suggestions with my original design.

3 - Drive around and look at the past work. I took a day and drove from Vaughan to Toronto to Mississauga to Gerogetown. This is what sold me. Seeing John's work from new to 10 years old.. We looked at houses that had the same colour choices we were interested in.. FANTASTIC work

4- Be on site for all phases of work. This is very very important. you are apart of the process and should be there to make decisions on the fly and point out things that you need clarification on.

Overall fantastic - I do wish that they had a landscaping division to the company. I guess the advantage here is they do concrete really really good.

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On behave of everyone here at Solocrete, I would firstly like to thank you for taking the time to write such an informative and detailed review. Your honesty is appreciated. It was a tough year getting through delays and obstacles due to these unsettled times. Secondly, I would like to thank you for including pictures during and after the process. In your review, you accomplish two things; great insight into the process you experienced and the process of picking out the best contractor for your project. Your suggestions in doing your "research" before picking out a contractor are great, well thought out and very important steps for potential customers.
All of us at Solocrete take pride in our work and I am glad that this showed. This just reconfirms how proud I am of my team.
It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Our new walkway

Tired of weeding the lock stone, we chose to have it replaced with exposed aggregate concrete which would go well with the limestone in and around our gardens. Solo Crete did wonderful work tearing out the lock stone to construct the backyard patio and walkways (last year), and the front walkway, steps, porch and driveway edging this year. Their workers were respectful, punctual, very well organized and happily worked very hard together despite some difficult weather conditions.
Keeping the patio and walkways clean is a breeze and NO MORE WEEDING!

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Thank you very much for sharing your experience with our company. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with our work. Thank you for providing pictures. All of us at Solocrete appreciate all of your kind words. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Driveway and Front Staircase

Every step of the process was handled in a professional and knowledgeable manner. The end product, a stamped concrete driveway and staircase, absolute exceeded our expectations, they did a spectacular job. We would not hesitate to recommend this company for any concrete requirement.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is satisfying to know that we exceeded your expectations. It makes me feel very proud of our team here at Solocrete. We appreciate all of your recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

Luis in Toronto
Luis in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Stamped concrete & exposed aggregate driveway and walkways

John and his team did a wonderful job for my project.
The scope of work included a double driveway, rear patio area, side walkway and front entrance with steps.
I would recommend him for any concrete related work.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. The team at Solocrete are appreciative of all of your recommendations. We are glade that you are happy with the job we did. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

Treestarrr
Treestarrr
0 reviews Caledon, ON
10/10

Amazing Concrete Job

From start to finish this company was professional and very helpful. John came to give us a quote and assisted with the design idea. Was helpful with questions we had too.
When the job started it was completed in the time frame projected (quickly) and we were very happy. They have many colours and designs to choose from at the show room which again was VERY helpful especially when doing a big job for your front house and back yard!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased that your experience was a positive one and that you are happy with the outcome. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

Ash in Toronto
Ash in Toronto
0 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Awesome concrete job

Solocrete did a great job at my house. I had old broken steps and an uneven grading towards my house and they managed to come up with a great design and fix the grading issue. They did a professional job and in a timely fashion. Totally recommend them to anyone who wants a concrete driveway and steps installed!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and sharing your experience. Our team at Solocrete are appreciative of all your recommendations. We are happy that we were able to create a design that works for your home and looks good too. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best-John

Karina in Toronto
Karina in Toronto
0 reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Aggregate and stamped border

Mr. John and his crew were exceptional and did an awesome job our driveway and walkway. The team was efficient and payed close attention to detail and did an amazing job. Thank you

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Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this review. I want to take this opportunity to thank you and all of our customers for your patience with us. This year we have dealt with allot of obstacles due to Covid 19. It has caused many delays in our work. Even after having your job done later than scheduled, you still had positive things to say about our work. All of us at Solocrete appreciate all of your kind words and recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. Thank you again. All the best-John

Chris Lowe
Chris Lowe
0 reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Front walkway and porch

The experience from start to finish was professional. The quote was done and reviewed with Paula, the price was provided the same day and the expectation of when the work could be completed was also established. The various crews were professional, cleaned up after each portion, the next steps communicated and the workmanship was top notch. I interacted with 8 - 10 of the guys in various stages and each were pleasant and professional. I would recommend Solocrete for any concrete work as they did the job as if it were their own home

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and sharing your experience with us. All of us here at Solocrete appreciate all of your recommendations and the positive feed back on all of our employees. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best- John

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Simply Outstanding

After being referred to John at Solocrete, we could not be any happier with the work him and his crew have done at our home. This was a complete project from ripping out old concrete to replacing with coloured exposed aggregate with a trim. The project was from the end of the driveway, all the way to the end of our backyard. The work is simply impeccable and the price is very competitive relative to other companies out there. One thing I feel that is necessary to add is the determination John and his crew showed in finishing the job. Given these difficult times, it is almost inevitable for unforeseen circumstances to take place, and after learning about John's current situation, I could not be more impressed with what he has been able to do not only for us but for others as well.

All in all, I highly recommend Solocrete as we could not be any happier with our work and will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Thanks, John!

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Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience. We appreciate you patience and recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you and your family. All the best John.

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More about Solocrete General Contracting Ltd

Solocrete General Contracting Ltd. believes that quality, customer service and satisfaction are very important requirements to achieve the highest reputation and trust in this business. We are constantly upgrading in order to give our customers the very best selection and quality in: stamp concrete, regular white concrete, coloured concrete, and aggregate/exposed concrete. We also offer the specialized overlay of jewel stone. Our products are ideal for driveways, walkways, curbs, gardening curbs, back patios, around pools, steps, pillars and overlays on porches. Unique to Solocrete are the french curbs and the smooth and rough finishes of bull nosing on steps.
Give your house a new look … Let Solocrete create it!

CATEGORIES
Concrete Contractors
WEBSITE
http://www.solocrete.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1998
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
0
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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