St Petersburg, FL 33705
Remodeling - General
Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom
Services Performed: Yes
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Work Completed Date: September 09, 2015
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $15,000.00
Home Build Year: 1958
Description Of Work:
We bought a house about 2 1/2 years ago, knowing that several masonry walls were going to have to be replaced along with bracing the 2nd story deck to complete the work. We contracted AAA after reviewing Angie's List rating and got a reasonable bid from them.
They demolished the existing wall and began the prep for putting one of the walls (6' H x 35' L) up. July and August were very rainy months, so there was some unavoidable weather delays. One of the reasons that the wall was crumbling was there hadn't been proper footing or anchoring of the wall. AAA hired a masonry company which did an excellent job of putting up the wall and assuring that it was well constructed; even using metal rods to tie it down.
The second wall had a few issues. When we initially asked for a quote to replace a side wall that was topped by a fence and posts holding up the upper deck roof, AAA failed to note that the roof would need to be braced to support the deck while construction commenced. We brought this to their attention and the estimate was increased to accommodate the change. The masonry work was very well done; and they did it without harming plants on either side of the wall. There was also a bit of confusion with putting in replacement fencing on top of the wall, but the issues were resolved.
Clean up by the masonry company was not satisfactory, but when we notified AAA they sent someone out the next day to take care of it.
There was a bit of misunderstanding about billing (we were initially charged twice for the same work) but those issues were easily resolved when we brought it to their attention.
I have always believed that expecting perfection is ridiculous, but the sign of a good general contractor is one who makes sure their subcontractors do the job right. I will continue to use AAA for renovations in our house. Up next...a bathroom! Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes