Concrete Replacement Experts Inc.

Concrete Contractors
Edmonton AB T5N 3M4
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Nesa in Toronto
Nesa in Toronto
1 review St. Albert, AB
10/10

Driveway, Apron and path to Front steps

I am a Senior Woman with little experience in hiring Concrete Contractors. My Driveway was terribly uneven with at least a 12 inch drop from my Garage Floor and a huge crack that looked like a step from driveway to path to my front door. It was a terrible eye sore and embarrassing to have my neighbours driveways look great with mud jacking but I could not do that. I put a broom handle under the crack and there was nothing there. I knew mudjacking wasn't the answer so when I saw Concrete Replacement flyer I contacted them. Wade explained in terms I could understand the Work and Rick and crew carried it out. I now have a Driveway I am proud or. My Driveway now is up to the same level as my Garage without the drop. The crew were professional, quick and cleaned up as they went. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who needs quality concrete work done. Thank you Wade, Rick & Team.

Approximate cost of services:
$11,500.00
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(Dear Reader - Somehow the website messes with location and reverts to HOMESTARS head office in Toronto. This client is in St Albert)
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Hi Nesa
& Happy New Years.

Yes the drop from your garage to your driveway was horrendous as was the massive chasm in your sidewalk. How you lived with it for so many years is unbelievable, it's amazing nobody ever tripped on it.

I'm glad we were able to help & make your home safe & attractive again. Its definitely added appeal & value to your home and now you can park in your garage once again.

Take Care,
Wade

Willi
Willi
2 reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

Driveway and sidewalk

Prompt comprehensive quote. I am an old fussy engineer.
Rick explained what was happening as they went along. The job started somewhat late but once they started, it was completed in 4 working days.
My sidewalk was badly cracked. Removal of old concrete difficult due to the builder using loose sand as a base (required hauling out) and pouring up to 10 inches concrete with poorly placed rebar.
The fix:
The base of 5" of compacted road crush with 12" center fiberglass rebar and 5" concrete met my expectations.
The cleaned up each day and returned the
landscaping to an acceptable standard.
All on all very satisfied and I feel you get what you pay for.

Approximate cost of services:
$14,600.00
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Company Response

Hi Willi,

I love working for old fussy engineers because they truly understand "how" we are better than most concrete companies by the way we follow the industries "best practices".

- 12" centers for rebar Vs 16", 24" and higher
- Using little plastic chairs to hold the rebar off the ground so it remains in the middle of the slab, not sinking back to the bottom where's it's useless.
- 2 x 6 forms for a 5" thick slab vs 3.5 or 4"

And many other little details.
Plus... a very friendly, polite crew.

I'm glad your happy & Thank-you for the review.

Wade

Ken
Ken
0 reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

Excellent and Reliable Work

Extremely impressed with timely, reliable service. They completely all of the demolition, leveling, and pouring cement within 4 days. The quality of completed driveway is excellent . highly recommend concrete replacement

Approximate cost of services:
$17,400.00
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Hi Ken,

Yes we try to disturb the neighbours as little as possible by getting in and out as fast as possible without compromising on quality.

Because our entire main focus is driveway replacements my team gets very proficient ....

I'm glad you're happy.

Cheers,
Wade

Easter Seals Alberta
Easter Seals Alberta
0 reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

Amazing partner for charity project

We feel lucky to have found the Concrete Replacement Experts for our project. Wade was very knowledgeable and responsive. He understood the unique circumstances of our property and the challenges of our driveway replacement project as a charity that supports people with disabilities and medical conditions. He worked with us to create a schedule and budget that accommodated our home and even made the incredibly generous decision to donate towards the project. His team was professional, clean and efficient and even helped when there was an unrelated emergency in our home. I can’t stress enough that the Concrete Replacement Experts truly are passionate about what they do and giving back to the community they live in.

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Company Response

Good Morning,

It was an incredible honor and pleasure to be nominated as the contractor of choice to tackle your huge circular driveway.

Your staff were incredibly accommodating in allowing us to jump in full force and just get it done. Thank-you for trusting my approach, to minimize the impact on your front entry, and to give that access back to you asap.

This approach worked well minimizing the amount of time your residents couldn't use the main entry, getting it back to them, and then allowing us to focus on the largest part of the project.

All in all the entire project went well without any issues.

As a surprise we did a time-lapse video of the entire project which will be available soon on our website. We made a 30 second version, a 1.5 min, a 2.5 min, and a 5 minute. I'm not sure if all versions will be uploaded but either way they're fun to watch.

Thank-you again for trusting us. It was a true pleasure to be a part of your upgrades.

Regards,
Wade

Jim and Bev
Jim and Bev
1 review Edmonton, AB
10/10

Driveway and sidewalk replacement

We just finished having our driveway and front sidewalk replaced, as we. As a new area for our garbage containers. We were very impressed with the workers, they were quick and orderly, and very professional. They cleaned as they went and the job site was very orderly. We could see right away the quality of their work, and the completed project looks amazing. I would highly recommend this company!

Approximate cost of services:
$15,000.00
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Jim & Bev

Concrete removal & replacement is a very dirty & heavy job that makes a pretty big mess. As we primarily work in existing residential neighbourhoods, since day one of launching this niche business, we've become acutely aware of how we impact our clients neighbours.

We're very conscientious of this fact so we try to keep things as clean as possible by containing our mess, barricading everything with real barricades not just cheap caution tape, and most importantly power sweeping the street everyday at least once or more everyday. From what I've seen we're probably the only residential driveway replacement company that has our own street sweeper. In our case, a $11,000 attachment for our Kubota that makes quick work of power sweeping the entire street in minutes.

The other way we impact neighbours less is by being extremely efficient & quick. Get in and get out as fast as possible, typically in four days. 1-2 days to demo & prep, 3rd day for pouring the new concrete, and day 4 for striping forms, back-filling, grass-seed, and clean up.

I'm glad you're happy with your experience and the final product.

Take Care,
Wade

Bruce in Grande Prairie
Bruce in Grande Prairie
0 reviews Edmonton, AB
8/10

Driveway Replacement

I had a few quotes to replace my driveway. Wade's quote was the highest but he was able to explain why he cost more. The final product is a really nice new driveway. His crew were fast and professional. Just wish he could bring his cost down.

I was quoted $14,663.25 tax in but had to truck away extra sand and bring in extra fill which brought my price up to just under $16K.

My neighbor had his driveway done for $10K. His job isn't as good as mine but he saved $6K. Not sure if it's worth $6K, but I'm very happy with the work done. I would certainly recommend this company.

Approximate cost of services:
$16,000.00
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Company Response

You were fully aware of the terms of my quote and you thought it over for 9 days before calling me to say you wanted to go ahead with it.

My quote sheet is a template with all the details that I go thru line by line making tick marks or underlining with my pen as explain every item.

The possibility of extra cost is stated clearly in my quote. "If there's fluffy sand, black dirt, mud then we need to remove it" as I will not pour new concrete over a bad base. And I don't know what is under your existing concrete. We include up to 4 inches of road crush but if we need to remove an excessive amount of crud then we may need to bring in more than 4" which was the case with your driveway. .... every bit of this is documented in my quote to inform you before accepting the quote. And my foreman Rick showed you the material that needed to be removed and you acknowledged this to me.

Would you rather we pour your new concrete over a bad base?

In regards to your neighbours cheap driveway. When I first met with you, you told me they were not impressed or happy with the contractor and that you didn't want to use him. And now you want to compare my price to his poor work and the experience?

Plus I don't know the size of it, the scope of work, nor their spec.

You gave us an 8 out of 10 for a score with your only complaint being the removal of the bad base material ... a point that was disclosed in the written quote that you were aware of before accepting the quote.

Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to explain to readers more about how we quote and perform our tasks. Without pouring new concrete over a bad base as many contractors do.

Regards
Wade

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

Seriously sunken Garage Pad replaced (with sump!)

A huge thank you to Wade, Rick, and the rest of the concrete replacement experts. Not just for our beautiful new concrete pad complete with drain sump. But also for restoring my faith that there are still people out there that do things right. Our garage pad appeared to have sunk 6 inches with cracks in all directions.. turns out there was a 32 inch cave underneath it.. My wife and I were shocked to say the least.. Their name says it all. These guys really are experts at what they do. Prompt, efficient, and professional at all steps of the job. Can't offer enough praise, these are the guys you want to hire!

Approximate cost of services:
$7,200.00
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Company Response

Hi Greg,

BLOW MY MIND is all I can say about the crazy sink-hole you had for a garage, by far the worst I've ever seen. Builders completely suck at back- filling and compacting in layers the way they should. So homeowners like you suffer the negligence if their work.

We're super glad your garage floor didn't cave in while you were parked on it and we're also damn glad you had a great experience working with us and happy with your new attached garage floor & floor drain.

Thank-you for the review.
Wade

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

Garage driveway replacement

We were very happy with the work done by Concrete Replacement Experts and Wade’s solution to my cracked garage pad and garbage pad. He and his team created a perfect solution.

Approximate cost of services:
$12,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Scott,

I'm glad it all worked out well for you. Creating permanent solutions is what we're all about...

Take Care
Wade

Gord
Gord
5 reviews St. Albert, AB
10/10

Fantastic job by a reliable company!

Our old 14 x 58 ft. driveway was crumbling after about 40 years. We hired one contractor who kept putting us off for a start date and so we cancelled their contract. I called Wade at Concrete Replacement Experts and explained the situation that I was in a bind and winter was approaching. He said that since they were just finishing another job in St. Albert, his crew could be at my house to start my driveway the next day. And they were there as promised! A very pleasant difference from the other contractor.
Concrete Replacement Experts had the old driveway and sidewalk jackhammered out and removed in a day on Wednesday. They brought in road crush and packed it down the next day. The following day Friday they installed and tied the rebar, all on small "chairs" so that they rebar would sit in the middle of the poured concrete, not on the ground at the bottom. Early Saturday morning two cement trucks and a concrete pumper arrived and had the whole driveway poured in 1 short hour! The concrete finishing crew went to work and the job was done by mid-afternoon.
We were very pleased with the whole job, from Wade and his crew's good communication, to the useful tips they gave us, the quality of the work, the short time it took, the friendliness and reliability of the workers (thanks Rick and crew!) and especially the final result. Many neighbors stopped by to say the work looked great and asked the crew for a brochure since their driveway needs replacing too. Concrete Replacement Experts even pressure washed the street when the job was done and put in new topsoil around the edge of the new driveway. How good is that!? They completed the job Tuesday by saw cutting the expansion joints in the driveway. See the attached photos to see the finished "masterpiece."
We are very pleased with all the work and the new driveway!

Approximate cost of services:
$18,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Gord,

I'm glad we were able to fit you in with our tight schedule. Rick & the guys put in a fantastic effort and got it wrapped up quickly even though we we're down a guy for a few days.

I'm glad it all worked out even though you were put off by another company.

Your friend in Edm who you referred us to is going to go ahead and replace their driveway this year as is your neighbour on the next block. I know they visited your project a few times and spoke with you again today.

Thank-you for telling everybody how happy you are, it really means a lot to me and I'm very grateful for that and this review.

Take Care
Wade

Dave Power
Dave Power
1 review St. Albert, AB
10/10

Driveway Replacement in St Albert

I am very happy with the work done by Concrete Replacement Experts Inc. The project was completed with the highest standard for quality and workmanship. The crew took great effort to ensure the work was completed safely, on time and with no damage to my property. Everything was cleaned up and put back as it was originally except for a great-looking new driveway. I trust Concrete Replacement Experts Inc. to stand behind their work and recommend them to anyone looking to replace their driveway and walkway.

Approximate cost of services:
$13,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Dave,

Thank-you for the review.
We've had a lot of calls from the signs on your property, people have had great things to say as well.
I'm glad it all worked out and we got it finished within your timeline.

Take Care
Wade

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More about Concrete Replacement Experts Inc.

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" replacements are our main focus.
SERVICES
"CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS" and "GARAGE FLOORS" replacements are our main focus, and we also do some light commercial flat work. As we are in the concrete business and seal all new concrete we have started another division specializing in HOT pressure washing and re-sealing of existing concrete. All concrete get recycled, never to the landfill. Services include concrete delivery, pumping, cutting, sealing, recycling, etc.
SPECIALITIES
Our main focus is replacing "CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS" and "GARAGE FLOORS" and light commercial flatwork. 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/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2017
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque or Bank Draft
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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