For the past two years I've been debating what I should replace my old (approx. 30 years old is my guess) high maintenance/not visually appealing patio area with. I eventually decided that a standard concrete pad would be best though I was concerned with the potential of cracking in the future. Looking on other company websites, nobody ever seemed to mention about adding concrete piles to their concrete pads though, when you think about it, it really is the only way for concrete to last in our type of climate. I ended up selecting 3 Little Pigs Masonry as I liked how they're a team of concrete masons (opposed to just a "guy whose poured concrete before") and they install concrete the way it's supposed to be done, opposed to what's the absolute minimum according to our Ontario codes (which isn't even effective -look at how much cracked concrete is out there!). The work was done within a time frame of approx. 2 weeks on and off and I appreciate that it was all done while maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 crisis (we were able to get this in right before the lockdown on residential construction!). One thing to note that was extra impressive is their cleanup after the work was done was incredible -typically whenever I've hired a contractor they don't really do any sort of cleanup and I typically have to spend a few hours doing it myself; very nice bonus. In regards to what can be improved (just mentioning since we can all always improve on something), the top of the new curb that I had installed wasn't smoothed out which resulted in a slightly bumpy top and air entrainment holes that are exposed -smoothing this out after the concrete was just poured would have given a smoother look and probably have prevented the air entrainment holes from showing. Also, I noticed that I was never informed when one of their team mates arrived or left my property -knowing when they were leaving maybe would of allowed me to catch the smoothing issue noted above. All in all, 3 Little Pigs is a great company who will listen to your concerns and will work with you to give you exactly what you're looking for. I would highly recommend and I would no doubt hire them again for any concrete masonry work.
- Company Response
Thank you Jakie for posting this review. We appreciate the detail in honesty that you have written this with. It was a pleasure to work for you.
Three Little Pigs Masonry