Solocrete General Contracting Ltd

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4045 Mayfield Road Brampton ON L6Z 0A1
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Ray &.
Ray &.
3 reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Stamped Concrete Driveway & Porch

We recently had our driveway and porch done with stamped concrete by Solocrete. We can't say enough about how professional and friendly every work crew was. They arrived when they said they would if not earlier. Every interaction we had strarting with John the owner was amazing. The end result was over and above our expections. We would highly recommend Solocrete.

Approximate cost of services:
$12,000.00
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am glad we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate all of your recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you. I wish you and your family all the best. - John

Belina Mississauga from Mississauga
Belina Mississauga from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Walkways & rear patio

John and his crew did a great job on our walkways and rear patio. We are very pleased with colors and a quality of stamped concrete they did. They were very profesional and efficient.We received a lot of compliments from our neighbours and friends. We already recommended Solocrete to one of our friends and will definetly recommend them due to good job and reasonable price.

Approximate cost of services:
$8,200.00
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. All of us at Solocrete appreciate all of your kind words and recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you. I wish you and your family all the best - John

Hank
Hank
7 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Stamped Concrete Patio

Daniel and his team worked over a span of 2 weeks to deliver a stamped concrete patio in the backyard of 500 sq ft (including concrete cutting, sealing). I chose a beige color for the main concrete portion and a chocolate color for the borders and, needless to say, it turned out great! Although this job was completed in Aug 2014, I'm here giving their well-deserved review because they delivered quality as promised - simple as that.

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. All of us at Solocrete work very hard to give you a quality product. We appreciate your acknowledgement of this. It was a pleasure doing work for you. I wish you and your family all the best - John

Ellen and Eugene in Mississauga
Ellen and Eugene in Mississauga
9 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Driveway, walkways, front porch & rear patio

This review is long overdue but one I’ve been eager to provide. First of all, I would highly recommend Solocrete to anyone and everyone who’s looking for concrete work. Interestingly enough, I was at a mining conference in downtown Toronto and mentioned some of the renovations I was doing in and out of the house and a colleague said he had a great concrete guy if I was looking for stamped. I told him we had ours done by Solocrete and he chuckled as he had used John about six year ago at his home.
John was very patient with me. I had him come out twice to provide a quote because after the initial quote which was for a white concrete (sidewalk look) walkways and rear patio, I decided to ask for stamped concrete and included the driveway.
Pricing was reasonable. Certainly not the most expensive but not the cheapest either.
John and Idila also patiently worked with me in the colour selection. He met me at his business in Brampton to go over the numerous shades of gray he had. He also made his recommendations based on his experience with what they looked like in the sun and in the shade. Afterwards, Idila provided me with about a half dozen locations where they had done work with my colour selection so that I could see a complete job. One homeowner happened to be home when I visited and they were happy to show me the backyard and spent about 10 minutes sharing their experience and tips with me.
The framing wasn’t perfect the first time, but it ended up being close to it. There were a couple of places around the house where the framer graded it incorrectly towards the house. They were remedied before any concrete was poured.
The staff work hard and John monitors them closely as he dropped by every now and then to see how things were progressing. I appreciated the hands on approach John takes … he actually works as hard as his crew when he’s on site.
Another pleasure was dealing with Idila. All my questions and concerns were acknowledged and followed up on in a timely manner. They make a very good team.
90% of the concrete looks amazing. The cuts are good, the borders look good and I’ve had plenty of compliments from my neighbours. There are a couple sections that look pitted but I don’t think there’s a remedy for that at this point. I don’t really notice them anymore.
Over the winter, much of the sealer has stripped and there’s been some cracking where my window wells have expanded. I’m not concerned that these aren’t matters that will be remedied by the Solocrete team.
Overall, I would highly recommend John and Solocrete and would not bother looking anywhere else if a need or opportunity arose.
As I’ve said before, John & Idila, I’d be happy to be a reference for quality of work and colour selection if people want to drop by!

Approximate cost of services:
$25,000.00
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an honest and informative review. It was a pleasure to have spent quality time with you in order to achieve the best possible result. I also was happy with the work we did for you, other than a few minor repairs which will be remedied. The Solocrete team and I greatly appreciate all of your kind words, acknowledgements and recommendations. Your offer to be a reference for our work is very commendable of you. I cannot thank you enough. I wish you and your family all the best-John

M.FARHAT from Mississauga
M.FARHAT from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

DRIVEWAY, SIDEWALKES AND PATIO

I don't usually write a review, however I was so pleased from John and his team work, encourged me to write!
they are very professional and flexiable. they did my whole house concrete, the work amazing. Job done quick, some delay because of the weather but otherwise was excellent.
price wise was the best, I had 2 other companies the rate was competitive not a lot but the best. I should say they focus on how to make the job perfect they spend a lot of time preparing and absolutly don't cut corners from what i saw! this was my experience with Solocrete thought to share it with you.
I stongly recommend it.
I thank you John and all your staff great work wish you all the best.
Musbah
820 Stargazer dr
Mississauga.On

Approximate cost of services:
$25.00
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for sharing your experience with our company. Both the crew and I are happy that your experience with the process was a positive one. We appreciate all of your kind words and recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you. I wish you and your family all the best-John.

Jason Marquez from Mississauga
Jason Marquez from Mississauga
17 reviews Mississauga, ON
8/10

Front Porch

Not a lot of concrete companies would come out to do a quote let alone the actual job for a small one like mine, which was redoing my cracked and sinking front porch (about 50 sq. ft.).

The work itself appears to be done properly and I am happy he took away the old porch. Only part I was unhappy with was the lack of communication for when he or his staff would be at my place to start and continue (despite John telling me he would call me before he went over...I never did get a phone call). Some days I would arrive home and some work was done, but I wouldn't know this before I went to work (it would be a surprise to me). The finish wasn't what I expected ("brush finish"), and I could not tell him what kind of finish I did want ("smooth finish"). Might seem small and trivial but not to someone who will be seeing it everyday.

Regardless, the work was done and I would still use them again provided the communication was better.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,800.00
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First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry that communication between us was not !00%. Going forward, I know I will work on communicating better. It was a pleasure doing work for you. All of us at Solocrete appreciate your referrals and any future work you have. All the best-John.

Sam from Brampton
Sam from Brampton
3 reviews Brampton, ON
5/10

Stamped Concrete

I had work done from Solocrete about 6 years ago as a number of homeowners in our area were doing it. It always looks nice when brand new. Well the initial meeting was rushed but the price was good so I agreed to it. When installation was to occur I received a call on Friday night saying they would be there Saturday morning. And they were but not much notice. Installation took a few days. There wasn't a lot of consultation on design or color but the end product did look nice. It was a quick job but seemed like they did what they wanted to without talking to me. We had agreed on sinking all my downspouts. They decided to leave one in the backyard as is. Never received an explanation. However, I have to say that after 6 years and 3 seals (from person Solocrete recommends) the concrete is not great. Especially on the steps. Lots of cracks and chips. Customer service has not been great with the general reply from Idila that the concrete is supposed to expand and contract. My top step is not even joined to the front porch any longer. The response I received was it will contract in winter. I wish I had never had it done and am tempted at this point to have it ripped out at the front of my house. I don't know how people avoid injury in the winter from the snow and ice. Super slippery. I will add some pictures shortly.

Approximate cost of services:
$25,000.00
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First of all, I would like to respond with some facts. Stamp concrete takes one and a half to two weeks to complete. This is weather dependent. It is important to maintain your concrete in order for it to look good for a long time. There are suggestions on our website such as never use salt and only use sand in the winter. When resealing concrete; make sure shark grip is used (an anti-slip agent) in the sealer.
In terms of steps; expansion joints are used to allow movement of the concrete with the hot and cold seasons. The expansion joints are used between the existing concrete porch and newly poured steps. This is the proper way of doing it. Therefore, the new concrete cannot be touching the existing concrete.
As Home stars cannot reveal your real name and address; I encourage you to call the office and ask for me to discuss further. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you and all the best-John

Ed
Ed
12 reviews Newmarket, ON
10/10

Front Stairs, Side Walkway and Back Patio

I had John come out to quote this scope of work in Nov 2012. His price was very competitive at the time, and although some other companies had quoted less, i knew cheaper does not mean better.
From day one John and his team were A1 professionals. They did a great job, were on point and schedule and did everything above and beyond. When it comes to concrete you have to make sure that the concrete solution used is a strong one. Some companies will quote you a lower price with much lower quality product. Be weary of those companies.

This past winter our concrete cracked pretty bad, resulting in some water entering our basement. We picked up the phone, called Idala at the Solocrete office and 2 months later they re-did all the broken and cracked concrete, along with repairing the water leak all FREE OF CHARGE. This company will stand by their work and will repair it should their product crack or break. This is something you cannot pay enough for, especially in an industry where many people will take your money and run. John and his team did a spectacular repair job and our home once again looks great.

If you are looking for someone to do your concrete call Solocrete. You will realize that they are top of the food chain in the concrete business.

Approximate cost of services:
$13,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for sharing your experience and for taking the time to write such a sincere review. We here at Solocrete aim to satisfy our customers and making our customers happy is our main goal. We are pleased to here we did just that for you. We truly appreciate you recommending Solocrete to potential customers. It was a pleasure doing work for you. All the best-John

Charly from Mississauga
Charly from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Concrete Driveway

John and his team did an good job on our driveway. Although the design wasn't our expectation, the outcome is very good. Also the price is reasonable. Overall I am pretty satisfied of john's concrete work.

Approximate cost of services:
$13,000.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Spend more time to listen and explain to the customers, before the job starts.
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy that you are satisfied with our work and your experience was a positive one. It was a pleasure doing work for you. All the best - John

Khalid from Oakville
Khalid from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Driveway

The Solocrete team did an amazing job on our driveway and backyard porch, all within a reasonable price. John & Co were extremely courteous and professional. They were passionate about the work they were doing and it showed in the end results! Not only were they extremely skilled and hard workers but they were also friendly and accommodating of all of our suggestions or questions. All the work was done in a meticulous manner, and was completed with care. The end result surpassed all of our expectations. We have even had a few neighbours complimenting the new look of our driveway. We are extremely happy that we decided to obtain the services of the Solocrete team and would recommend them to anyone!

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Thank you for sharing your experience and writing such a wonderful review. All of us at Solocrete take a lot of pride in our work and we greatly appreciate your acknowledgment. We want to express our sincere thanks for your business, kind words and recommendations. It was a pleasure doing work for you. 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!

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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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