This review is long overdue but one I’ve been eager to provide. First of all, I would highly recommend Solocrete to anyone and everyone who’s looking for concrete work. Interestingly enough, I was at a mining conference in downtown Toronto and mentioned some of the renovations I was doing in and out of the house and a colleague said he had a great concrete guy if I was looking for stamped. I told him we had ours done by Solocrete and he chuckled as he had used John about six year ago at his home. John was very patient with me. I had him come out twice to provide a quote because after the initial quote which was for a white concrete (sidewalk look) walkways and rear patio, I decided to ask for stamped concrete and included the driveway. Pricing was reasonable. Certainly not the most expensive but not the cheapest either. John and Idila also patiently worked with me in the colour selection. He met me at his business in Brampton to go over the numerous shades of gray he had. He also made his recommendations based on his experience with what they looked like in the sun and in the shade. Afterwards, Idila provided me with about a half dozen locations where they had done work with my colour selection so that I could see a complete job. One homeowner happened to be home when I visited and they were happy to show me the backyard and spent about 10 minutes sharing their experience and tips with me. The framing wasn’t perfect the first time, but it ended up being close to it. There were a couple of places around the house where the framer graded it incorrectly towards the house. They were remedied before any concrete was poured. The staff work hard and John monitors them closely as he dropped by every now and then to see how things were progressing. I appreciated the hands on approach John takes … he actually works as hard as his crew when he’s on site. Another pleasure was dealing with Idila. All my questions and concerns were acknowledged and followed up on in a timely manner. They make a very good team. 90% of the concrete looks amazing. The cuts are good, the borders look good and I’ve had plenty of compliments from my neighbours. There are a couple sections that look pitted but I don’t think there’s a remedy for that at this point. I don’t really notice them anymore. Over the winter, much of the sealer has stripped and there’s been some cracking where my window wells have expanded. I’m not concerned that these aren’t matters that will be remedied by the Solocrete team. Overall, I would highly recommend John and Solocrete and would not bother looking anywhere else if a need or opportunity arose. As I’ve said before, John & Idila, I’d be happy to be a reference for quality of work and colour selection if people want to drop by!
- Company Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an honest and informative review. It was a pleasure to have spent quality time with you in order to achieve the best possible result. I also was happy with the work we did for you, other than a few minor repairs which will be remedied. The Solocrete team and I greatly appreciate all of your kind words, acknowledgements and recommendations. Your offer to be a reference for our work is very commendable of you. I cannot thank you enough. I wish you and your family all the best-John