Gesco Construction Inc. is a licensed general contractor and with 14 specialized contractor subcategories. We can fulfill all your concrete work for residential and commercial projects. The company is a member of the APCHQ and it has been through the due diligence process of the organization.
Unfortunately, self-builders often underestimate the number of subcontractors involved in foundation work and thus neglect the coordination and monitoring of the quality of them. The business model is based on Gesco quality integrated services for all of the work on the foundations and concrete floors.
We avoid ball park estimates. Detailed and comprehensive quotes are elaborated from a plan and usually following an onsite visit within a few days. For example, the quality of concrete, type of construction, site access and the number of openings are all factors to consider in a foundation project, and therefore, they can influence the price.
According to the plan, our quote usually includes excavation, connection to municipal services (water, sewer and storm), footings, foundation walls, french drain, stone laying, waterproofing, backfill, concrete floors and slabs. We can also include the demolition of existing buildings, site preparation and septic systems when required.
In most cases, changes requested by the client causes price adjustments. The cost of excavation may vary when we discover the presence of rock that has to be blasted or broken, unstable soils and abundant presence of water. In these cases, the work is interrupted and solutions are discussed with the client.
Water is an important component of concrete. Even after one year, there is between 1 and 3% water in foundation walls. During drying (cure), shrinkage cracks may appear. These cracks are “normal” and have nothing to do with the quality of work. However, structural cracks in walls must be avoided as they affect the strength and impermeability.