Anthony and Son Concrete

Concrete Contractors
Brampton ON L6V 2W9
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samar d. in Mississauga
samar d. in Mississauga
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
5/10

Concrete driveway extension and retaining wall

I will update the rating once the work is finished.

We recently hired Anthony after receiving a lot of quotes. We hired him because he was friendly and because they agreed to provide me with certain criteria that i was looking for including a 6" slab for the driveway and proper rebar in all the concrete.

When it was time to pour the driveway slab, I showed up (as we do not live at the house) and measured. The slab form was between 3-4inches (after the gravel was in place). After discussing with them i agreed to let it go but asked that they put more rebar to help with the cracks. If there is something specific you are looking for make sure to let them know and to reiterate it and monitor it. The rebar and the slab size may not have been required but this is what we asked and agreed on so they should have done it.

Anyways they did the job and it looks good but we will see what happens after 1 year or parking a car on it. I will update you once some time has passed.

One other item was the control joints on the retaining wall. It is required that control joints be placed on retaining walls just like slabs to help guide the cracks to a joint otherwise you will have cracks all over the wall. I had asked them to put control joints on the face of the retaining wall and at the top but i guess Anthony did not understand. He agreed to do it but when he went back he only put the control joint on the top of the wall and not down the face. Luckily i held onto some money because i had a feeling it would not get done. Right now it has been 4 days since they left and have not returned. I will update this post once they return to finish the job but i have a feeling it will not get done as he is now out of Country?!

They are a nice group of guys and they get the job done but I would be very specific if you know what you want and make sure they understand your expectations.

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samar d. in Mississauga
samar d. in Mississauga
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
2/10

Concrete driveway extension and retaining wall

We recently hired this company after receiving a lot of quotes due to the friendliness and because the agreed to provide me with certain criteria that i was looking for including a 6" slab for the driveway and proper rebar.
When it was time to pour, i showed up (as we do not live at the house) and measured. The slab form was between 3-4inches. I was not impressed. After discussing with them i agreed to let it go but asked that they put more rebar to help with the cracks. I wanted a 24" x 24" grid. They did a weird u-pattern where it was around 48"x48" grid. What bothered me the most was that they kept saying don't worry you dont need it. I am a structural engineer by trade. And even if i don't need it, thats what i specified and we agreed on. It is irrelevant if its not needed.

Anyways it looks fine but we will see what hapens after 1 year or parking a car on it.

They also did not finish the job after they got payment. I had told them to put control joints on the face of the retaining wall. All they did was joints on the top of the wall and not down the face. Luckily i held onto some money because i had a feeling it would not get done. I paid them because Anthony was harassing me with text messages about needing the money. So i paid but not in full.

I would stay away.

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