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Reviews in Portland for Pool Installation

CRETEC CONCRETE LLC
5.0
Cretec Concrete did a fantastic job replacing our pool deck. The existing concrete deck was built in 1960, and it had cracked and failed, was topped with indoor tile...in seriously bad shape. Spencer and his crew removed the demo'd materials quickly. There was some damage done to the underlying pool mechanical piping in the process (which should honestly be expected), but the crew replaced all the piping and stood by while we completed pressure testing. Whenever a new challenge came up, Cretec let me know right away, and we were able to calmly and professionally find a solution. They also formed and new steps for all our outside doors. Bottom line...These guys are professional, punctual, problem-solving, nice guys. I would hire them again and recommend them without hesitation.
- Lael A....
Versatile Excavating
5.0
Mitch was both punctual and professional. He was a really nice guy and was able to do everything I was hoping for. He also to a great job cleaning up after the job was completed.
- Travis F....
Ted Rudiger Excavation Inc
5.0
THIS IS AN UPDATE. I have upgraded my original overall rating to A. Ted sent his crew back out to address some of my concerns and they did a great job. Thanks, Ted! *************************** Overall I have been very pleased. Ted was pleasant, quick to respond, worked with me about changes to the original plan and was flexible. I had a 28 x 14 foot partially in-ground pool on a sloping yard. Some of the pool's cement walls extended up as much as two feet above ground. My back yard was not the most accessible as it was fully fenced and laid out in such a way that getting large machinery to the pool area was challenging. Ted worked with me to find a plan to do this without having to tear down the front fence. Originally, Ted thought that he could jack-hammer holes in the bottom of the pool and fill it with the rubble (as is typical), and then fill in with soil over the top. It was very important to me that I have at least 2 feet of soil on top of any rubble so that I could run a deep rototiller over the area as it was going to become a vegetable garden. After looking for a bit he advised that he would have to remove at least some of the cement. He quoted what we believe was a fair price for doing this work, as well as removing all the decking material, small pump house, pipes, fencing, leveling the yard so that it sloped evenly away from the house, and relocating or replacing some drainage pipes. He was also going to make sure that the electric service that had been run to the pump house was properly buried and he'd leave it with a junction box attached to a post near the old pump house. He also offered to remove a large stump near the pool. Because the decking covered much of the pool footings, I specifically asked how he would handle additional charges if he got under there and found that there was more to do, or that he had to remove extra material. He said that his quote was firm and that it was his job to quote correctly so that if surprises occurred he would cover them. He originally quoted $8,000 and then we agreed to add $300 to this to add a load of good garden compost soil. Ted's bid was very generic and did not go into details. In retrospect, I wish that we had been more specific on the details. The bid did not include the stump removal, and described the job without speaking much to leveling the yard. I did call Ted, and he assured me those were included. His word was good and there were no issues surrounding these items. However, once the decking was removed, it turned out there was an additional cement retaining wall, and more cement footings that were going to prove problematic to cover. This turned out to be a small point of confusion in what we originally agreed to. It was absolutely resolved to my satisfaction ? but it likely would have been better if we'd had the contingency as part of the original bid. I think we both would have felt better about it. On the day work was scheduled to start, Ted came out to go over the plans with me. As it turned out, I had found out that the electricity that had been run to the pump house was actually just a wire laid under the pool decking. I decided not to have Ted run that to the bottom of the yard and just asked him if he would instead put the junction box at the house. I had removed some branches from large trees, and completely removed some small trees in preparation for the job and asked him if he could remove the debris along with the decking, etc. I did not expect him to do this as part of the job since it was additional work. He and I settled on a very fair price for not only removing the branches, but also for removing the stumps. I was very pleased by his cheerful willingness to do this extra work as a last minute request. In addition, he and his crew agreed to relocate a small tree and a bush while working on the yard ? again at what I considered to be a very fair price. Ted's crew was very pleasant and prompt. They removed the decking, piping and debris quickly and efficiently. They neatly rolled up some chain link fencing that I planned to keep and put it in the garage for me. They also saved aside pier blocks that I wanted to keep and moved the pool filter and pump into my garage. They were all very willing to be helpful and make sure I was happy with the work. While he was there that day, Ted also looked at the RV parking pad attached to the garage. It was where the large truck was going to either have to park, or come around and we were trying to ascertain whether or not it would support the large equipment. As we were looking at it, Ted noticed a number of significant cracks in the foundation, and in the garage foundation. I have been having problems with water leaking into the garage ? flowing in from this parking pad. Ted advised that I should remove this old pad as it was likely contributing to the demise of the garage foundation. He advised that he would remove it for an additional $500, slope the ground away from the garage foundation, patch the cracks in the garage foundation, and if I wanted it, would deliver a load of gravel to create a replacement parking area at the cost of the gravel ? no charge for delivery. Coming at the last moment, I was unsure about whether or not I wanted to do this, and wanted to talk to my spouse. We had to make a quick decision as the excavator would be arriving the next day. We actually ended up calling Ted early the next morning so that my spouse could be in on the conversation, and appreciated Ted's willingness to talk over the details and explain again, the positive effect that removing the pad could have on the garage foundation. In the end, we decided to do this additional work. I have been very glad that we did, as my garage has now been dry after some torrential downpours. There is one small section of footing that he missed which is sticking up and preventing me from planting lawn there. I intend to call Ted to ask him if he will return to remove that. I suspect he'll do that with no question. Overall, I have been very pleased with the work that Ted and his crew did. Our backyard (though bare currently) looks amazing and slopes evenly. The tree and bush that he moved appear to be thriving in their new locations. We are confident that the garden area is free of cement. While originally quoted at 8,300, the job ended up costing us just about 10,000. Most of that was for additional work which was negotiated at the time ? the removal of extra debris, removal of the parking pad, delivery of one additional load of garden compost, and the relocation of the bush and tree. I felt like all of his charges for this additional work were fair. The only place where I think that Ted expressed some concern that he was going above and beyond, was when he determined that he was going to need to remove the additional cement retaining wall, and also remove the very large cement footings of the pool in order to give me the 2 feet of soil for my garden area. That was not something that he planned on. I did not want him to incur additional cost when we both had originally thought he would only have to remove some of the cement, not all of it. He gave me a very fair price for removing the additional cement and I greatly appreciated his willingness to take all of it out for a price that I doubt covered his costs. He absolutely made sure that I was happy with his work. If there was one suggestion I would make, I would encourage folks to write up a detailed list of the items included in the scope of work. Ted was very helpful and often offered to do additional work free of charge. However, he and his crew did not always remember those details. One member of his crew said that he'd clean the gutter on the garage as part of the work removing the parking pad. That never happened. Ted nicked a tree with the excavator and said that he'd not only put some repair patch on that, but would also do the other trees where I had limbed them. In the end he offered suggestions of what to put on the trees, but didn't do the work. I had to remind him about running the extension of the drainage lines, and in the end his crew only did one of the two lines that I thought was included in the original bid. The pump house electric wire turned out to be dead, but it was not ever attached to a junction box, but rather left coiled on my deck. I'm not sure exactly where it is connected and I'll likely need to hire an electrician to come out and either disconnect it, or attach it to a junction box. Ted advised that his crew would cut a number of roots in the area by the parking pad and then rake it before they left to smooth it all out. When I arrived home from work they had gone, but that hadn't been done. I don't think Ted ever returned to make sure all was done. To his credit, I think that if I had called him he would have sent the crew back out to fix that up, but I didn't call, as I felt he had given me such a good price on some other items it felt petty to complain about that. I think Ted's heart and integrity were in the right place ? he really went above and beyond for me in some areas and was very flexible as I worked through some additional requests. His offer of the additional work was heartfelt, I think he just forgot or got sidetracked. I would recommend that you schedule time at the end of the job to have Ted come back and make sure all was done before his crew leaves. Due to my work schedule, I was not able to do that and I think it would have been helpful. I would absolutely recommend calling Ted ? he's pleasant to work with and will work with your budget. He will take the time to explain the details and will make sure you are happy with the plan.
- Martha D....
The Excavators LLC
5.0
They did a fantastic job. They were very professional. They were easy to work with. I have several bids and theirs was on the lower and reasonable. I'm very impressed. They did it swiftly. They are more professional and helpful, and I highly recommend them. I would definitely use them again.
- Linda A....
Ted Rudiger Excavation Inc
5.0
There was a vinyl lined, 25' X 25' octogon shaped, in ground swimming pool in the back yard. Was tired of buying new liner every few years besides there are not that many days to swim to warrant the needed upkeep.. Had been told by swimming pool dealers that would cost about $10,000.00 to remove it. Ted came out to look it over, gave me a bid, explained what he & crew would do to get rid of it and replace with a garden area. Angel & Roberto were main guys who worked on the project with Angel's brother Mait helping a few times too. Very nice young men. They had to remove metal and other materials from pool using wheel barrows because there was only a 3' or so wide sidewalk access for them to use. Can't even begin to guess how many wheel barrow trips they made. Then the refilling with rocks & dirt! Ted said there was 13 dump truck loads of material used to fill it up...all of it carried in the wheel barrows! I really felt so bad for them, they worked very hard and some days got poured on to boot. I showed Ted another problem my back yard. Before homes were built here in 60s-70s this area was a swamp I had been told...and I do believe it.. The back of my yard was like walking on a soaking wet sponge a big part of the year. Ted showed how putting in a French drain in a L shape will help drain the yard. Hooray! So for $12,000.00 I got the pool removed, hole filled up with lots of big & med. size rocks which were put in a trench they made in deepest part of old pool area to make sure there will now be good drainage for the new garden. And many, many wheelbarrow loads of dirt. Also included in the price was the French drain, and really nice soil for garden boxes. For about $1300.00 dollars Angel covered the garden space with a good heavy duty landscaping fabric, built 7 garden boxes using pre-treated lumber that he lined with a special plastic to protect plant roots from any chemicals from the lumber. Then he put on a nice deep layer of cedar chips around the garden boxes and filled them with the garden soil. Looks terrific! Such an improvement over a pool that was rarely used. All I did was supply homemade cookies for the guys! Thank you Ted, Angel, Roberto and Mait.
- Patricia B....
JACK'S DIGGER SERVICE
4.0
THE AREA HE HAD TO WORK WITH WAS VERY SMALL AND HE WAS REPAIRING A JOB THAT WAS POORLY DONE BY A PREVIOUS EXCAVATOR. HE DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF BOTH DIGGING OUT A LEVEL THE SPACE FOR THE POOL AND SPREADING THE SAND BEFORE THE POOL WAS REINSTALLED.
- Bonnie K....
The Excavators LLC
5.0
Eric provided a detailed bid that included all the specifics that we asked for, including removal of debris, compaction, and other site-specific requests. We were really specific, and Eric was really accommodating, never getting frustrated with how particular we were. Eric definitely understands the idea of customer service, and will bend over backward to ensure the job gets done to his own high standards. There were a few dings in some of the surrounding landscape, but Eric made sure everything was "reset" to the way it was when they showed up. Eric's crew was punctual, and worked through a very hot week to get the job done. Eric's reviews of their progress was thorough and he made sure they stayed on task. This was no easy task considering the access to the backyard, but the team provided professional service, were great communicators, and made sure we were happy with the outcome before taking final payment for the job.
- William M....
Premier Pool and Spa
5.0
Great !! I had met a Premier sales person at a Portland Home show last spring. After getting some brochure information I checked on the companies reviews online. Satisfied with the good reviews I made an apportionment to discuss options that would work for my home. Glendon from Premier met me at my home several times over the next few weeks to layout options on my ground and review some cool digital renderings of my backyard space with several pool options dropped in that I could consider. I made my choice and then had a detailed meeting in their office regarding what to include and basically built my pool with some additional options. I budgeted some things out and kept others until I was good to go with price and design. They kept me advised of the delivery time and the expected completion stages. The various stages allowed for me to do a little work myself to the space and budget accordingly since payments were due when each stage was completed. A few delays happened due to slow transit of materials and city permit process but everything considered it was good and I was excited. They had a good pool educator out to the house for water condition education and equipment. I have confidence that I will be able to maintain everything but I wouldn't hesitate in contact them to assist me if needed. If i have the opportunity to purchase another pool I will contact Premier without hesitation. Great experience and great result that has improved my home.
- Darbey B....
NW Vinyl POOL BUILDERS
4.0
The workers were really friendly, nice and fast. He were not good at calling back, but I think that was because he was very busy. There are not a lot of companies in this area that do this type of work. We would absolutely use them again.
- Jennifer R....
Moss Rock Landscaping
5.0
I love this company. Dave of Moss Rock was referred to me by a neighbor. I had taken out an above ground pool and needed new pavers installed as well as rebuilding the portion of the deck. I had many bids regarding this area and lots of suggestions. However, after meeting Dave, I felt very comfortable working with him. I had originally had pavers around my above ground pool and did not want to toss them in the dump - he suggested building a path to my gate with these pavers. Once they started, they were there every day M-F until completion which was about 2 1/2 weeks. They ran into some sprinkler lines we didn't know were there when digging out for the path - they repaired them without issue. They made great suggestions about rebuilding my deck and adding stairs - craftmanship was excellent (thanks Jeff - (Dave's brother). The dry creek bed was also Jeff's suggestion and it really finishes off the space nicely. They did such a great job and were a pleasure to work with.
- Becky K....

Inground Pool Installation in Portland

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5.0

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Business Description: Vortex Filtration is a well water storage tank filtration system. "WE DONOT SERVICE WELLS & PUMPS, WE ADD FILTERATION TO WELLS & PUMPS, TO CLEAN WATER AND STORAGE TANKS, ALLOWING YOUR WATER TO BE CLEANER THAN A SWIMMING POOL!". Our systems go into storage tanks with a minimum of 2,000 gallons and up. If you are having trouble with clogged filters, dirty water, water heater problems, iron and mineral stains in your toilets and other well water storage tank issues, call us to see what we can do for you. We keep well water storage tanks crystal clear and your water system trouble free.
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Business Description: Repair and or Remodel any Residential issues Plumbing Electrical Carpentry Masonry Swimming pools and spa
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Business Description: Concrete Artistic Services is a licensed and bonded contractor providing all facets of concrete work for residential and small commercial projects. Concrete services include flat work with broom finishes, exposed aggregate, hard trowel, machine finishes, acid staining, sand finishes, and stamped concrete.
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Business Description: Local Business Family Owned and Operated CCB# 199225/ Bonded & Insured
4.7

(95)

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Recent Review: Cretec Concrete did a fantastic job replacing our pool deck. The existing concrete deck was built in 1960, and it had cracked and failed, was topped with indoor tile...in seriously bad shape. Spencer and his crew removed the demo'd materials quickly. There was some damage done to the underlying pool mechanical piping in the process (which should honestly be expected), but the crew replaced all the piping and stood by while we completed pressure testing. Whenever a new challenge came up, Cretec let me know right away, and we were able to calmly and professionally find a solution. They also formed and new steps for all our outside doors. Bottom line...These guys are professional, punctual, problem-solving, nice guys. I would hire them again and recommend them without hesitation.
5.0

(8)

Recent Review: Mitch was both punctual and professional. He was a really nice guy and was able to do everything I was hoping for. He also to a great job cleaning up after the job was completed.
4.9

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Recent Review: THIS IS AN UPDATE. I have upgraded my original overall rating to A. Ted sent his crew back out to address some of my concerns and they did a great job. Thanks, Ted! *************************** Overall I have been very pleased. Ted was pleasant, quick to respond, worked with me about changes to the original plan and was flexible. I had a 28 x 14 foot partially in-ground pool on a sloping yard. Some of the pool's cement walls extended up as much as two feet above ground. My back yard was not the most accessible as it was fully fenced and laid out in such a way that getting large machinery to the pool area was challenging. Ted worked with me to find a plan to do this without having to tear down the front fence. Originally, Ted thought that he could jack-hammer holes in the bottom of the pool and fill it with the rubble (as is typical), and then fill in with soil over the top. It was very important to me that I have at least 2 feet of soil on top of any rubble so that I could run a deep rototiller over the area as it was going to become a vegetable garden. After looking for a bit he advised that he would have to remove at least some of the cement. He quoted what we believe was a fair price for doing this work, as well as removing all the decking material, small pump house, pipes, fencing, leveling the yard so that it sloped evenly away from the house, and relocating or replacing some drainage pipes. He was also going to make sure that the electric service that had been run to the pump house was properly buried and he'd leave it with a junction box attached to a post near the old pump house. He also offered to remove a large stump near the pool. Because the decking covered much of the pool footings, I specifically asked how he would handle additional charges if he got under there and found that there was more to do, or that he had to remove extra material. He said that his quote was firm and that it was his job to quote correctly so that if surprises occurred he would cover them. He originally quoted $8,000 and then we agreed to add $300 to this to add a load of good garden compost soil. Ted's bid was very generic and did not go into details. In retrospect, I wish that we had been more specific on the details. The bid did not include the stump removal, and described the job without speaking much to leveling the yard. I did call Ted, and he assured me those were included. His word was good and there were no issues surrounding these items. However, once the decking was removed, it turned out there was an additional cement retaining wall, and more cement footings that were going to prove problematic to cover. This turned out to be a small point of confusion in what we originally agreed to. It was absolutely resolved to my satisfaction ? but it likely would have been better if we'd had the contingency as part of the original bid. I think we both would have felt better about it. On the day work was scheduled to start, Ted came out to go over the plans with me. As it turned out, I had found out that the electricity that had been run to the pump house was actually just a wire laid under the pool decking. I decided not to have Ted run that to the bottom of the yard and just asked him if he would instead put the junction box at the house. I had removed some branches from large trees, and completely removed some small trees in preparation for the job and asked him if he could remove the debris along with the decking, etc. I did not expect him to do this as part of the job since it was additional work. He and I settled on a very fair price for not only removing the branches, but also for removing the stumps. I was very pleased by his cheerful willingness to do this extra work as a last minute request. In addition, he and his crew agreed to relocate a small tree and a bush while working on the yard ? again at what I considered to be a very fair price. Ted's crew was very pleasant and prompt. They removed the decking, piping and debris quickly and efficiently. They neatly rolled up some chain link fencing that I planned to keep and put it in the garage for me. They also saved aside pier blocks that I wanted to keep and moved the pool filter and pump into my garage. They were all very willing to be helpful and make sure I was happy with the work. While he was there that day, Ted also looked at the RV parking pad attached to the garage. It was where the large truck was going to either have to park, or come around and we were trying to ascertain whether or not it would support the large equipment. As we were looking at it, Ted noticed a number of significant cracks in the foundation, and in the garage foundation. I have been having problems with water leaking into the garage ? flowing in from this parking pad. Ted advised that I should remove this old pad as it was likely contributing to the demise of the garage foundation. He advised that he would remove it for an additional $500, slope the ground away from the garage foundation, patch the cracks in the garage foundation, and if I wanted it, would deliver a load of gravel to create a replacement parking area at the cost of the gravel ? no charge for delivery. Coming at the last moment, I was unsure about whether or not I wanted to do this, and wanted to talk to my spouse. We had to make a quick decision as the excavator would be arriving the next day. We actually ended up calling Ted early the next morning so that my spouse could be in on the conversation, and appreciated Ted's willingness to talk over the details and explain again, the positive effect that removing the pad could have on the garage foundation. In the end, we decided to do this additional work. I have been very glad that we did, as my garage has now been dry after some torrential downpours. There is one small section of footing that he missed which is sticking up and preventing me from planting lawn there. I intend to call Ted to ask him if he will return to remove that. I suspect he'll do that with no question. Overall, I have been very pleased with the work that Ted and his crew did. Our backyard (though bare currently) looks amazing and slopes evenly. The tree and bush that he moved appear to be thriving in their new locations. We are confident that the garden area is free of cement. While originally quoted at 8,300, the job ended up costing us just about 10,000. Most of that was for additional work which was negotiated at the time ? the removal of extra debris, removal of the parking pad, delivery of one additional load of garden compost, and the relocation of the bush and tree. I felt like all of his charges for this additional work were fair. The only place where I think that Ted expressed some concern that he was going above and beyond, was when he determined that he was going to need to remove the additional cement retaining wall, and also remove the very large cement footings of the pool in order to give me the 2 feet of soil for my garden area. That was not something that he planned on. I did not want him to incur additional cost when we both had originally thought he would only have to remove some of the cement, not all of it. He gave me a very fair price for removing the additional cement and I greatly appreciated his willingness to take all of it out for a price that I doubt covered his costs. He absolutely made sure that I was happy with his work. If there was one suggestion I would make, I would encourage folks to write up a detailed list of the items included in the scope of work. Ted was very helpful and often offered to do additional work free of charge. However, he and his crew did not always remember those details. One member of his crew said that he'd clean the gutter on the garage as part of the work removing the parking pad. That never happened. Ted nicked a tree with the excavator and said that he'd not only put some repair patch on that, but would also do the other trees where I had limbed them. In the end he offered suggestions of what to put on the trees, but didn't do the work. I had to remind him about running the extension of the drainage lines, and in the end his crew only did one of the two lines that I thought was included in the original bid. The pump house electric wire turned out to be dead, but it was not ever attached to a junction box, but rather left coiled on my deck. I'm not sure exactly where it is connected and I'll likely need to hire an electrician to come out and either disconnect it, or attach it to a junction box. Ted advised that his crew would cut a number of roots in the area by the parking pad and then rake it before they left to smooth it all out. When I arrived home from work they had gone, but that hadn't been done. I don't think Ted ever returned to make sure all was done. To his credit, I think that if I had called him he would have sent the crew back out to fix that up, but I didn't call, as I felt he had given me such a good price on some other items it felt petty to complain about that. I think Ted's heart and integrity were in the right place ? he really went above and beyond for me in some areas and was very flexible as I worked through some additional requests. His offer of the additional work was heartfelt, I think he just forgot or got sidetracked. I would recommend that you schedule time at the end of the job to have Ted come back and make sure all was done before his crew leaves. Due to my work schedule, I was not able to do that and I think it would have been helpful. I would absolutely recommend calling Ted ? he's pleasant to work with and will work with your budget. He will take the time to explain the details and will make sure you are happy with the plan.
4.9

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Recent Review: They did a fantastic job. They were very professional. They were easy to work with. I have several bids and theirs was on the lower and reasonable. I'm very impressed. They did it swiftly. They are more professional and helpful, and I highly recommend them. I would definitely use them again.
4.0

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Recent Review: THE AREA HE HAD TO WORK WITH WAS VERY SMALL AND HE WAS REPAIRING A JOB THAT WAS POORLY DONE BY A PREVIOUS EXCAVATOR. HE DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF BOTH DIGGING OUT A LEVEL THE SPACE FOR THE POOL AND SPREADING THE SAND BEFORE THE POOL WAS REINSTALLED.

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Cretec Concrete did a fantastic job replacing our pool deck. The existing concrete deck was built in 1960, and it had cracked and failed, was topped with indoor tile...in seriously bad shape. Spencer and his crew removed the demo'd materials quickly. There was some damage done to the underlying pool mechanical piping in the process (which should honestly be expected), but the crew replaced all the piping and stood by while we completed pressure testing. Whenever a new challenge came up, Cretec let me know right away, and we were able to calmly and professionally find a solution. They also formed and new steps for all our outside doors. Bottom line...These guys are professional, punctual, problem-solving, nice guys. I would hire them again and recommend them without hesitation.