Concrete Replacement Experts

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Edmonton AB T5N 3M4
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Sherwood Park, AB
10/10

Concrete Walk and Drive Replacement

Workers are experienced, professional and respectful. Old walk and drive was removed in the first day. The road crush base and forms were installed the second day. Rebar on 12" centers installed the third day. New concrete placed and finished on the fourth day. The work are was kept safe using barricades, pylons and caution tape. The road in front of the drive was swept clean at the close of each days work. The team was open and receptive to concerns and communicated status as the project went along.

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parkerdw in Edmonton
parkerdw in Edmonton
2 reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

Removal and Replacement of Concrete Driveway and Sidewalk

Our original 45 year old driveway had deteriorated and was time for a replacement. I reviewed the contractor reviews on this site and called a few for a quotations. Wade was able to come almost right away to the house and explained why the existing driveway was as it is, what they do to overcome these failures today, the work scope I can expect and finally a detailed quote. Wade scheduled us for the start of the construction season and arrived with all the equipment and material needed to commence. During removal Rick and the men were very thoughtful of the house, the area around the driveway as well as the neighbours either with noise or debris always cleaning up the area at the end of the day. During the preparation Rick took the time to explain why they do it this way and how this is a better construction technique than what was done years before. The pouring of cement and finishing was completed in a morning by a husband and wife team that are truly experienced experts. The driveway and sidewalk looks great, was constructed properly and am very happy with Wade, Rick, the men and all at Concrete Replacement Experts for the care and attention to my project. The final cost was exactly as quoted. Very highly recommended.

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Company Response

Hi Doug,

Thank-you for your detailed comments. I'll be sure to pass your praise along to everybody involved.

We still have to come by for one more sweep-up unless that's been done.

I also enjoyed sharing stories about your passion for cars & motorcycles. I'm sure you'll be sad to let one of them go.

Let's talk again some day.
Take care,
Cheers,
Wade

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

EXCELLENT SERVICE

THIS SUMMER I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK THAT WAS DONE TO MY DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT. THE BOYS WERE VERY POLITE, HONEST AND CLEANED UP THE MESS WHEN THE JOB WAS DONE. THE PRICE WAS VERY CLOSE TO THE QUOATE. THEY ALL WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT WAS EXPECTED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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Company Response

Hello
I'm glad you're very happy with the finished product. There was a few unexpected issues to deal with but once again my team was able to pull it all together and get it done.

I look forward to helping you with your next project when you're ready to do the garage.

Cheers
Wade

Y&A in Edmonton
Y&A in Edmonton
1 review Edmonton, AB
10/10

Driveway Concrete

Our large driveway was due for a replacement after our full house renovation. We had a friend of a friend who was to finish the job. They poorly framed and placed the rebars in the driveway. Things were not going well when procrastination kicked in. We figured something was happening when no one was showing up to work. Later, the guy stood us up a little before the concrete season was to end for 2019 and he did not finish the job. Thankfully, we were accommodated quickly without any hesitations considering our circumstances. Wade and Rick stepped in just in time to correct the rebar and finish our driveway properly before winter. Not only were they extremely professional, but they were very friendly, honest, personable and reasonably priced. The team is amazing with the best of manners and very clean. Rick even back filled the grass areas and built barriers to put along the driveway to prevent any traffic from entering. The quality of work is outstanding. We would recommend Concrete Replacement Experts to everyone. The team did a great job and we thank them for making the experience worthwhile.

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Company Response

Hey Guys
It was a great pleasure being able to step in and help you out at the last minute. Having a highly organized team gives us the ability to respond to unusual short notice requests like yours sometimes. I'm glad it all worked out.
Cheers
Wade

Barb  in St. Albert
Barb in St. Albert
1 review St. Albert, AB
10/10

new driveway and sidewalk

We are very happy we had Concrete Replacement Experts replace our 45 year old crumbling driveway.
We started our journey by reading online reviews of concrete companies in the Edmonton area. We requested quotations from three of the best reviewed ones. All three quotes were competitive but we chose Concrete Replacement Experts because we liked their detailed quote, which laid out the specifics of the demolition and removal of the old driveway and the supply and installation of the new one. Wade came out, explained the process, listened to our ideas and concerns, offered suggestions, and completed the quotation on site. The entire process took about an hour.
The work crew was very professional, friendly and efficient, they demolished our old driveway and removed the debris in two days. Another two days to prepare the ground by framing, installing ground crush, tamping, and installing rebar. Care was taken to ensure proper grading for water runoff and drainage. Rick, the foreman, even suggested replacing our sidewalk with a new one that was up to code. Another day to do the preparation for the new sidewalk and we were ready to go.
They timed the concrete pouring with clement weather, they weren’t in a hurry to get the job done, they waited for as ideal weather conditions as possible. The concrete pouring team consisted of a pumper truck and a two person team to spread the concrete. It took about two hours to pour and spread the concrete and another two to finish spreading and broom it. The husband and wife team were truly masters of their craft, with 55 plus years combined experience. The concrete contractor said “you’re only as good as your last job” - boy, are they good!
The end result was a beautiful new driveway and sidewalk that is the talk of our St. Albert neighbourhood. We couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend this company.

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Company Response

Barb,

I can't express my gratitude enough for the very detailed review you wrote.

Not only am I completely humbled by your appreciation but also truly proud of my team and what they accomplish. My guys on site personify the "white collar professional experience" I want to deliver to a very dirty & heavy trade.

With the new driveway, siding & shingles your home is really starting to transform. I can't wait to see what you do with the landscaping next year.

See you then.

Thank-you
Wade

Sheryl in Sherwood Park
Sheryl in Sherwood Park
1 review Sherwood Park, AB
10/10

concrete removal and replacement

Great experience with the concrete replacement experts. Right from the first time Wade come out to give us a quote, to 28 days after when Wade came out to seal the completed project.
Wade came out on a Thursday evening to give my husband and I a quote, before he left we had the quote in our hands. The very next day I called Wade and excepted the quote. There was a little be of luck on our side as as they were just finishing a job in Sherwood Park , so that Sunday Rick the Foreman brought the equipment over and we were able to meet with him. On Monday bright and early Rick and his Crew showed up and began the removal of the old concrete. The guys were an awesome bunch, We have 2 dogs, one that is elderly and the guys made sure that we had a ramp that we could take the dogs in out of the house with, that was very much appreciated. They worked all week removing and prepping the driveway and patio for pouring. By Monday they were ready to pour, unfortunately Mondays weather looked like rain so postponed till Tuesday. The finishing couple were very good and also Sam who
operated the pumper truck. Everyone was polite and cleaned up after themselves. We have no hesitation in referring Concrete Replacement Experts to any of our family and friends.

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Company Response

Hi Sheryl

Thank-you for commenting here.
My guys really enjoyed your project. As common in outdoor construction there were a few hiccups but we still got it done quickly. Your home looks a lot better now and we've received calls from your neighbors so maybe we'll see you next year.

Take Care
Wade

CJ in Edmonton
CJ in Edmonton
1 review Edmonton, AB
10/10

Concrete replacement, pad, walks, and driveway

Our home had the original concrete from 1976. The concrete had sunk a significant amount and the cracks were becoming uneven. Basketball was more of a risk because the ball would bounce unpredictably, and even walking was becoming hazardous. Safety was the reason that we chose to have the concrete replaced.
After getting quotes and researching contractors, I met Wade and discussed the project. I requested references and went to look at a few of his accomplishments. Impressed, I gave his team the job.
A talented crew arrived and got to work immediately. Uncovering what must have passed building codes in ‘76, there was additional support required for the landing. The garage pad was hollow underneath and required proper fill and compaction. I was impressed with the work of the crew and communication from Wade.
Despite the unforgiving wet weather, they completed the job and exceeded my high expectations in a tight timeframe. Not only is the concrete correctly supported, but it is back to the original grade. Concrete doesn’t come cheap, but I believe that we found value in the quality of work that Concrete Replacement Experts did. The crew cleaned up the site each day leaving it tidy along with the neighbourhood. What initially was a safety concern is resolved and it looks like a face lift for our property as well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wade and his crew.
Thank you for the excellent work and open communication during the project.
Clark

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Company Response

Hi Clark...

I'll pass your comments to Rick and the crew.
As you can tell my guys and I take a lot of pride in what we do.

Working with a client, like yourself, makes all the hard work so much more rewarding. It's great when clients get involved enough to really learn the extra measures we do to ensure the job is done right through every step. Your appreciation was evident every time you stopped to talk with us.

Thank-you for making a tough job so much more rewarding.

Wade

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

Driveway and sidewalks

Our 60 year old house's concrete was a mess with drainage from the sinking and broken sidewalks sloping to the window wells and our driveway was falling apart. Rick, project manager, and his team were amazing. They never stopped working for a moment despite the issues with much hand work and a double pour (surprise!) to contend with and remove. The project moved along without a pause - so well timed! And the results were grand. The team even dealt with our many rambunctious pets well and no paw prints! Wade was on site a few times to make sure things went smoothly and the site clean-up was much appreciated.

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Hi Louise,

Yes yours was an interesting project with a few surprises but my guys are use to that. The best surprise was your lovely hound-dog,... I know a few of my guys really enjoyed having her around.

Thank-you
Wade

Lori in Edmonton
Lori in Edmonton
1 review Edmonton, AB
10/10

Driveway replacement

My driveway was in really bad shape, dropped 4-6”, and huge sections where it was eaten away down to gravel. Wade explained everything that needed to be done, gave me a great quote, and explained anything that might add extra costs. His crews were really good, polite, respectful of us and our neighbours, cleaned up after themselves. They did fantastic work, on time, and I’m completely satisfied!

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Company Response

Hi Lori

Thank-you for the review... I'm glad you and the kids no longer have the big trip hazards. It was a pleasure working with you and your family.

Cheers
Wade

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

Beautiful Patio Replacement

We recently purchased a 40+ year old home in the west end, and while a lot of interior work had been done, the outside back 'patio' was a complete mess - it was an ugly cement pad made of that awful aggregate concrete crap that's so prevalent in a lot of Edmonton architecture from that era (late 70's). It was horrible to walk on, it was uneven, cracked, sinking, and pooling water. And it runs the entire back length of the house, so we knew we were in for a pretty major project if we were to go through with it.

We got a few quotes, but after seeing all the signs for Concrete Replacement Experts in our neighbourhood (along with lawn signs of people actually getting work done by them), I called them to get a quote. Wade (owner) was there almost immediately, did some measurements, and had a quote to me within 15 minutes.

The job was originally supposed to take around 3 days, but due to our miserable summer of 2019 Edmonton weather, with nearly 2 months of daily rain, it did end up delaying the process, ending up taking more like 3 weeks lol (TOTALLY not their fault whatsoever!!), but they never complained, they just did the work! When they started ripping out the old concrete and steps, they found pockets where the concrete was much thicker than it had originally appeared to be (along with some water damage along one section of the house, which they were also able to completely fix for us!!). This not only added to the length of time for the job to get completed, it also added a little bit of additional cost to the total project, which was not a huge surprise, but we were not told about this until presented with the final bill. For future reference, I would suggest they give a heads-up midway through the project if it looks like it's going to go over budget. Avoids nasty surprises 'after the fact'.

Once the work was completed, the patio and new steps surpassed even our most optimistic expectations. These guys did absolutely outstanding work, and I wouldn't even dream of going with anyone else if we ever need work like this done again. Nor would I ever hesitate to recommend them WHOLEHEARTEDLY to anyone looking to get concrete work done. These guys work HARD, and obviously take pride in their work. They even seeded our lawn after the fact, to restore the patch that was trampled by their (very) heavy equipment.

My only issues with them were relatively minor, but in the interest of a balanced review, I feel they should be mentioned:

1. The communication from Wade and Rick (the project manager) was phenomenal at the beginning of the process, and even until about the midway point, but at some point (I think because of all the delays, and all the other projects they had on the go), the communication just kind of...'stopped'. For the final week of the project, the only way we could get any sort of update was by us having to reach out via phone or text to ask 'is anyone coming to do some work today', 'how much is left to do' etc. We felt they should have kept that high level of communication going until the end, as that's the bar that had been set from the outset, AND it's one of the things that I think really sets them apart from a lot of their competitors.

2. One of their guys - without asking us - decided to use our hose and hose trolley, both of which were basically wrecked by the end of the project, as they were covered in cement. The hose I didn't care so much about, but the hose trolley was a gift, and those things aren't cheap, so when I pointed that out, while I did get an apology, there was no offer to reimburse us for the damages. Since we were getting such fantastic quality of work done at a fair price, I didn't push the issue, but I did find it odd that they wouldn't even offer to replace it.

Again, those are relatively minor issues - overall, we are over the moon happy with the quality of the work that was done, the friendliness and professionalism of Wade, Rick, and crew, and the overall experience as a whole.

I honestly don't think you could find a better company in Edmonton to do this sort of work. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, and how happy you are with the work that we did.  It means a lot to each of us to know that our hard work is appreciated!

The weather was not on our side, but your cooperation and understanding was great.  Doing concrete in poor weather conditions leads to poor quality work and we will not do that, it's nice working with a client who understands it's in their best interest to wait a few more days rather than get an inferior product. We move our projects along as fast as we can, without sacrificing quality, and your project is a great example of that.  It took a little longer, but as you said, the end product is phenomenal and adds to the value of your property.

I also appreciate your feedback on the small items that you feel we can improve on as well.  We certainly try to ensure the price we quote is the price you pay unless there are issues uncovered once we break-out the old concrete as was the case with your project. This is why we have clients view the work area as needed to discuss unforeseen issues as we did with you.

The existing water damage on your home was outside of the contracted scope of work and created another minor delay but after discussing estimated cost with you we were able to repaired the area quite quickly. All things considered, I feel the minor difference in timing & price was good value for all the extra work we did.

Your comment about keeping the communication up throughout the job is also appreciated - with the weather setbacks, we were definitely trying to catch up and focus on getting your job done.  Rescheduling all of the various crews and equipment to keep things on track made it more challenging in the moment.  Going forward however, we have implemented some internal systems to ensure that communication with clients stays high all the way through the project, and I appreciate your feedback to help us add this extra level of service.

In terms of the hose and trolley, as I said at the final inspection, we would be more than happy to replace that trolley for you. You said at that time not to worry about because everything else had been handled so well, but if you want you can certainly reach out to me now and I would be pleased to take care of that.

I am very proud of the work we did at your property, and I am grateful for all of the great feedback and that you're so happy with what we completed for you.

Sincerely,
Wade

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More about Concrete Replacement Experts

Our main focus is replacing "CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS" and "GARAGE FLOORS".

That's why our company name is CONCRETE REPLACEMENT EXPERTS. We specialize in one particular part of the concrete industry and try to keep that as our unique niche.

We will consider light industrial flat work that is similar in nature.

THINGS WE DO NOT DO

Sorry but we do not build foundations, retaining walls, do crack repair, or lift driveways we only replace them.

CATEGORIES
Concrete Contractors
PRODUCTS
"CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS" and "GARAGE FLOORS".
SERVICES
Driveways Sidewalks with driveways Garage Floor Replacement, And other similar flat concrete work. ALSO Garage Floor Corrosion Repair. The concrete we remove does gets recycled.
SPECIALITIES
Our main focus is replacing "CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS" and "GARAGE FLOORS" ALSO Garage Floor Corrosion Repair. We start with impeccable ground preparation, install the raw materials at a higher than industry standard, then finish the final product properly: Smooth and level without any puddles. And we do it quickly and at a price that’s affordable and acceptable to the typical home owner. AND A GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
WEBSITE
https://www.concretereplacementexperts.com/
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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