Concrete Innovations

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Calgary AB
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Betty in Calgary
Betty in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

A major landscaping overhaul

After much planning and research, we hired Concrete Innovations to do the concrete work for a major landscaping project and we’re sure glad we did.
Our 30-year-old home (and landscaping) is on a large wide pie lot. The scope of the project was huge, including two existing paving stone patios in the back, both ‘pie slice’ side yards and all of the front entry including concrete steps, patio and a dated crumbling brick planter box.
All these areas have been replaced with exposed aggregate concrete. The project required removal of all old material, some tricky grade changes, even trickier solutions for getting around a narrow edge of the property and all the drainage from our downspouts to beyond the concrete. All the possible solutions were discussed in advance; most still needed modifying on the spot as complications and surprises arose.
Concrete Innovations worked in conjunction with the various trades (metal artist for privacy screens and gate posts, pipefitter for gas-line to firepit, irrigation, landscaper). These tradespeople have all complimented the work done by Concrete Innovations.
All the crew, led by foreman Carter, were hardworking, polite, helpful and a pleasure to have on our property. They worked in very difficult conditions happily and cooperatively. The weather wasn’t always on our side. They were always on time and stayed with the project until completion. The job site was well organised and they cleaned up daily. We really appreciated their ‘Can Do’ attitude AND Carter’s calm approach when we discussed different ideas and approaches.
We alerted our neighbours, apologizing for the impact a project of this scope would have on them. They complimented us on the crews, appreciating how hard they worked and how they respected them, cars in the cul-de-sac and even helping the city workers on garbage, recycle and compost days.
Mario runs very good crews, with staff who have worked for him for years and who are very loyal to him and Concrete Innovations. This is backbreaking work, and they worked without complaint. When the landscaper needed rocks moved, they pitched in and helped.
If we have a complaint, it was with some of the communication with Mario. Unfortunately, Mario had some significant delays in responding to us, both in the initial quote a year before and in the winter proceeding this work, leaving us uncertain of price changes and details. (Part of this ‘problem’ is that they are so busy!)
That said, we also delayed the project twice and as luck would have it, I had to leave during the project to deal with a family emergency.
We found Concrete Innovations because of personal referrals and were impressed by the positive reviews online. They deserve them. Work of this scope needs to be done by the right people and we’re thankful we found them.
PS: After the landscaping project was completed, my husband hired them to install a garage trench drain system. This project, done by a different crew, with Ryan and Steve at the helm, was equally impressive and worthy of all the compliments above.

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Thank you, Betty, for the thoughtful and articulate review! I am very proud of our team members and we all appreciate the feedback. I am sorry it took me some time to get back to you, and you're right, we've become very busy thanks to great reviews like yours. But I wouldn't want it any other way. I hope you enjoy your patio for many years to come and thank you again for the time and effort you put into sharing our story.

TJ in Calgary
TJ in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Driveway walkway steps patio and garage drain

Everyone we dealt with from start to finish was extremely professional, knowledgeable and great to deal with. We are very happy with the finished product and have received many compliments from our neighbors about both the look of the project and the cleanliness of the crew during the process. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. We appreciate the feedback (as do our hardworking team members) and are grateful for excellent customers like you. Enjoy your new patio and the benefits of your trench drain!

Shawna in Calgary
Shawna in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Sidewalk

Wanted to replace our cement blocks to have a nice sidewalk that leads up to our front porch. I was recommend to come to Homestars, which lead us to Mario. He answered all of our questions that we had. We are pleased with the work done and would highly recommend.

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Thank you so much for the review Shawna. We are so glad you are pleased. Enjoy your new front sidewalk! It was a pleasure working for you.

Michael a.
Michael a.
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Replacement of old wooden deck with new aggregate

This was the second time we have hired Concrete Innovations to do some work for us. Once again, we were very happy with all facets of the project. The work was completed promptly, and exactly as requested. The crew was knowledgeable and efficient, and managed a somewhat difficult job site without trouble. We have no hesitation recommending the team at Concrete Innovations. Our new deck looks great with furniture and plants!

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Hi Michael,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We truly appreciate the privilege to work for you and your wife, once again. We are so glad you are happy with the new space and the decision you made to replace the old wooden deck with concrete. It turned out beautifully and really tied in very well with the work we did previously. Enjoy your patio for many years to come and thank you again for the business!

Elaine
Elaine
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

concrete steps

I was very satisfied with the work that was done. Mario answered all of my questions and I would definitely call them when I have more concrete work to be done.

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Thanks you so much for the business and the time you took to write us a review. Snow shovelling should be a lot easier now! Enjoy your new steps and thanks for entrusting us with your project. Take care Elaine!

Stacy in Calgary
Stacy in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Triple Garage Slab and Trench Drain Project

I have a large, inner city build (built new in 2015). The triple car garage slab was poured too low and there was not enough slope for proper drainage into the alley. I had been battling with water pooling in the corners of the garage and in the winter months, my garage doors would often freeze to the floor. This was beyond frustrating. I had contacted Mario from Concrete Innovations for a second opinion and he came to meet with me and the builders as I had lost faith in the builders concrete provider (A1 Concrete). I had worked with Mario and his team in 2011 for some exterior work at my previous residence and knew the he and his company offered a top quality product and that the job would finally be done right. After a short meeting, it was obvious (thanks to Mario's help) that another 4 inches needed to be poured on my existing slab in order to create a slope and that a trench drain needed to be installed. I wish that I had used Concrete Innovations from the beginning as it would have saved me a ton of time and headache. Mario has an incredible eye for design, he knows the business and how to deliver the very best product that is going to last and will be done perfect. He and his guys are professional, extremely meticulous and they always clean up after themselves. Concrete Innovations won't be the cheapest contractor out there but it is because you are getting a quality product that will last and will be done right from the beginning. They have over 20+ years of experience and know their stuff. You pay for what you get.

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Hi Stacy,
Thank you so much for entrusting CI with your project. It was definitely a frustrating situation you were in. With our Calgary winters, controlling water in a heated garage is so important. Trench drains are an excellent tool for that. We are so glad to hear the new height of the slab and trench drain are working so well for you!

Deborah in Calgary
Deborah in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Walkway and Stairs

Mario was a delight to work with and offered some good suggestions for our job. All the employees were very polite and left the job site spotless when finished. One of our walkway curves was rather tricky and the team worked with us to achieve the end result exactly the way we wanted. A very professional crew all around.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Deborah! There was a bit of tricky formwork to achieve just the right curve for your sidewalk, but it worked out beautifully. Special thanks to the duo of Alessandro and Steven for their diligent and patient workmanship to achieve your vision. Enjoy your new walkways and steps for many years to come! Thank you so much for the business!

James C.
James C.
9 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Asphalt Driveway demolition and new Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Mario and his crew removed an existing asphalt driveway and crumbling concrete stairs and poured in a colored exposed aggregate driveway. This was no easy feat as the driveway extends from the front of the street to the rear of the property. Mario was very meticulous in insuring that the slope was correct to avoid any water drainage issues (that I was currently having). His crew was excellent and very skilled - they took the time to make sure everything was correct with Mario himself being at site working with his team. I would not hesitate to use Mario and Concrete Innovations for any other concrete work I may have in the future - an extremely satisfied customer here

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We very much appreciate the time you have taken to write this review James. Your project was fairly large in size and had a few complexities to it. There were a couple small changes along the way, but overall stayed the same as the original scope of work. Mario steps in and helps out the team when his schedule allows and at times that he can be most useful. He really enjoys the site stuff. We as a company are very blessed to have some of the most skilled, nicest and hardest working teams around. In our opinion, of course. We are very happy that you are satisfied with your project. Thank you for entrusting our team to complete it for you, and also for being very understanding and easy going throughout the entire process! Take care James and THANKS again!

Jody in Calgary
Jody in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Garage Trench Drain

Had an incorrect slop on my garage floor for 15 years. Every winter had to push water our front of garage creating an icy situation on the driveway.
Found Concrete Innovation website with a video showing the solution I needed before I knew what I needed.
Quick response on inquiries and excellent response on product questions.
During the demolition found an unexpected issue. Can up with solution and dealt with additional scope and charge reasonable fee.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Jody. Glad we were able to come up with a solution for you, and that you won't have the ice to deal with next winter.

Lynn in Calgary
Lynn in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

replace sidewalk and steps, add new patio

Mario and his team did a fantastic job in replacing my front sidewalk and steps, and adding a front patio. They changed the profile of my sidewalk exactly as I requested, and had to dig out a huge juniper bush to put in the patio. All work was done professionally, and his team was very efficient in getting the work done and cleaned up. I love the new look and would highly recommend Mario and his team.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review Lynn. It was our pleasure working on your project. What a difference it made for the curb appeal of your home! Also the functionality. Thanks for being open to our ideas, it was great collaborating to come up with an awesome solution for your front walkway/entrance. Enjoy it for many years to come!

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More about Concrete Innovations

Concrete Innovations Ltd. is an owner operated concrete contractor offering friendly and reliable service to Calgarians since 2000. We use the highest quality products and guarantee superior workmanship. We pride ourselves on client satisfaction and value our long-standing relationships with our past, present and future clientele. CI offers a variety of concrete finishes including Exposed Aggregate, Stamped, Broom Finish, Smooth trowel finish, and Float Finish. These Finishes are also available in a variety of Colors.
We specialize in all types of exterior applications including sidewalks, patios, driveways and other custom projects. We also remove existing concrete, and offer a resealing maintenance package to existing and new clientele.

CATEGORIES
Concrete Contractors and Decorative Concrete
PRODUCTS
Standard Broom Finish Concrete, Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Patios, Sidewalks, Walkways, Stairs, Steps, Landings, Driveways, Garage Pads, Planters, Retaining Walls
SERVICES
Standard Broom Finish Concrete, Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Patios, Sidewalks, Walkways, Stairs, Steps, Landings, Driveways, Garage Pads, Planters, Retaining Walls
STYLES
Standard Broom Finish Concrete, Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Stamped Concrete
SPECIALITIES
Decorative Concrete Flatwork
WEBSITE
http://www.concreteinnovations.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2000
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
RETURN POLICY
No returns
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque
LICENSES
City of Calgary
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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