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05/02/2015
By: Anne A.
Concrete Lifting Usa
Concrete Lifting USA did a good job lifting my driveway, which was in pretty bad shape, but it’s a poorly-run company with bad customer service. Our job was scheduled for April 6, but when no one showed up, I called, only to find out they had forgotten about us. I was told their equipment had broken down the week before, and they were finishing another job the day they were supposed to be doing my driveway. They showed up a week later, but about halfway through the job, the equipment broke down, and the owner said he would have to return to finish after he fixed the equipment. He said he didn’t know when he could get back because he had other jobs scheduled. It seems my unfinished job would have taken priority over one not yet started. A week went by, and I had not heard from them, so I called and they said they would finish the job the next day. The job was, indeed, finished the next day, and I was happy with the results. The next step was for us to fill in the existing cracks with caulk, which the owner explained to us when he quoted the job. We were directed to an online tutorial on how to fill the cracks, but the video only addressed filling/repairing expansion joints. We had huge cracks that were jagged and wide, so I called to make sure the process in the video applied to our situation, since we weren’t repairing expansion joints. We were told to follow the same process.A week after the job was finished, and we were ready to begin caulking the cracks, I noticed that the grout that was pumped into the existing concrete was still very wet, with a clay-like consistency. I called to let the owner know, since I was told we should caulk the cracks within a few days of job completion. I was told that the delayed drying was likely due to the heavy rain that had fallen the day before, and that there was nothing wrong. I was told to wait a few more days for it to dry.The response I received on my final call was shocking and inappropriate. After I had applied the caulk to the cracks, I was unhappy with the way it looked, and I wanted to find out if applying concrete on top of the caulk would cause any future problems or void the warranty. I was told, “You need to move on and accept the driveway for what it is. If you wanted a perfect-looking driveway you should have torn out the old one and poured a new one.” I was told that there are “more important things than a driveway to focus on, like family and friends.” I don’t know that I’ve ever been responded to in such a condescending way as a customer. I had been patient with this company’s lousy customer service throughout the entire process, and I certainly didn’t deserve to be treated that way. I called several times with questions after the job was finished because I don’t happen to specialize in concrete lifting; I’ve never had any experience with this process before, and I wanted to make sure I did everything that was expected of me in order to keep the warranty valid. They simply got tired of hearing from me, and they let me know.I want to emphasize that I was happy with the lifting of the driveway, particularly because mine was in very bad shape, but I’m not sure I would recommend this company. They seem to have frequent equipment breakdowns, poor communication, and unfortunately a serious disconnect when it comes to interacting with their customers.
09/11/2016
By: John H.
Otto & Walsh Concrete
These guys did a great job replacing our driveway and front walk and they were quite a bit less expensive than some of the other estimates we got. They were recommended by some of the neighbors who used them.
03/13/2013
By: peggybosnicgertz
Gertz Co
They are awesome! Very professional and highest quality work ever at a reasonable cost. Hire them to do any and all of your concrete work. They do both residential and commercial work.
02/19/2013
By: fbsales
Frank Builders Co. Concrete
Frank Builders Concrete guys were efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and they truly cared about our property. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
12/24/2014
By: Autobot D.
Frank Builders Co. Concrete
frank builders did our back door steps when no one else wanted the SMALL JOB. they were professional, prompt and future business is on the way.
12/09/2015
By: Mark H.
Chris Gorman Homes
Chris Gorman Homes team did a wonderful job with everything. The contractors were great, and we really enjoyed working with them.
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08/13/2015
By: Anna P.
Chris Gorman Homes
I have had a great experience working with Chris Gorman. He is professional, clear, and professional in all aspects.
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08/17/2015
By: Mario J.
Addis Concrete
Awesome crew, affordable and professional Cincinnati Concrete Contractor Services.
Tips & Advices
Resurfacing, where a contractor removes and replaces the top layer of concrete, is a middle ground between multiple patch jobs and a complete replacement.
Homeowners should work with a concrete contractor who is either certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations for high-quality results. These individuals adhere to professional guidelines and are versed in industry and safety standards. Such organizations include: American Concrete Institute (ACI) American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).
  • Are you licensed?
  • Are you insured?
  • Are you bonded?
  • What is your warranty?
  • How long will the job take?
Wet concrete can irritate the skin or cause first-, second-, or third-degree chemical burns. Cement dust contains silica, which damages the lungs and can lead to cancer or silicosis. Many concrete mixtures contain cement, so homeowners should be careful if contractors create the concrete on site. Anyone who touches wet concrete or dust should wash their skin with soap and cold water.
Colored concrete is created by blending liquid, granular or powdered iron oxide pigments with natural concrete. These pigments are either mined directly from the earth or manufactured in a chemical plant.

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