Blakely Contracting Ltd.

Concrete Contractors
Calgary AB T3G 1P4
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ADV66
ADV66
1 review Calgary, AB
0/10

Terrible!!!!

I had a terrible experience with Scott and his team. We built a new house and spent $90000 with them, and there were several issues, and Scott has decided he's not interested in resolving the issues - instead ignoring me and my builder.

1) My front door patio and the connecting walkway do not remotely look the same... Front door patio has 1/2" sized stones in the exposed aggregate and the walkway has 1/4" and the stone colours differ dramatically.
2) Around a 3 meter stretch of walkway concrete cracked away weeks after installing it, and Scott came to my house and agreed it looked terrible, and said he would come and replace it.
3) We got a quote from him for our driveway borders AFTER he said he would replace the cracked concrete, but his quote was over $17000 for 18" border and 125sq ft of garage apron, and I got 3 different quotes from reputable concrete companies for 24" borders and 250sq ft aprons for $9000, $9200 and $9700 respectively - Scott got the one quote and bad mouthed the company with my builder, and said he would not lower his quote, so we went with the middle one of $9200.
4) When Scott found out he was not going to do the borders (which had NOTHING to do with the fixing of the cracked walkway), he decided he would no longer repair the walkway.
5) Upon breaking up the cracked part of the walkway, the contractor showed me WHY it had cracked so badly:
a) The concrete was not poured "around" the rebar, instead just lay on top of it.
b) The rebar was in no way "fixed" into the concrete foundation of the house, and was only "pushed" into the foundation about an inch deep, and had pulled out.
c) They had not put a steel brace in underneath one of the stairs, although they claim they did - there was nothing there for over 10 feet and I have all the photos.
d) The ground beneath their walkway sunk around 4" and Scott blames the builder for not compacting it, although HE should have properly compacted the soil UNDERNEATH where he was going to pour a walkway.
e) Scott blames the builder for "poor site management" yet he NEVER once raised ANY concerns with me the homeowner or with my builder - instead he just poured the walkways anyway - even though he now blames it on the ground not being prepped correctly.
f) There were some other issues as well, which Scott just brushes off as bad site management....\
g) After many requests, he came to seal my exposed aggregate patios more than a YEAR after pouring them. The walkways were sealed 8 months after their pour.
6) Scott was quick to bad mouth the one contractor that quoted my driveway borders, but he's done the worst job imaginable. he was THE worst contractor on our entire build. I would run for the hills before I ever used Blakely again. I have tons of photos here to substantiate all my above claims....

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hopper990
hopper990
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Exposed concrete pad.

Scott and company had to demo existing pad, remove saturated mud/clay, replace with drain rock and install weeping tile to sump pump. Then, they planned and installed new exposed concrete pad, 6" plus with a hard edge to 10" plus. I have a high water table which had to be considered. As such, the new Pad is now resting on a 10"X10" grade beam at the outer edge of the Pad. In addition, 12 screw piles have been installed to mitigate any sinking of the Pad and grade beam and as insurance against any lifting or heaving, 2" and in some places 4"inch foam was installed under the new Pad. (roughly 350 sf). Then sealed properly. Great job. I'm very satisfied.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for your review!!

GoVic H.
GoVic H.
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Garage foundation, pad and extensive sidewalks

Excellent communication with the Team. They interacted very professionally with city inspectors, neighbors and me the customer.

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Company Response

Thank you for the review! Our team had a great time working with you on your project!

twinkle
twinkle
1 review Calgary, AB

First Review

6/10

concrete driveway

Scott and his crew were punctual, courteous, hardworking, pleasant to deal with, sociable. We recommend his crew.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for the review!! We are so glad you were happy with our team and services. Enjoy your new concrete!!!!

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More about Blakely Contracting Ltd.

We offer an extensive list of residential services, specializing in flatwork and architectural concrete. We can create any vision that you have in mind. As a team of talented and dedicated individuals, we are committed to excellence and it is our mission to provide each of our clients the quality ...
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