Choice Concrete

11225 Old Baltimore Pike
Beltsville, MD 20705301-927-0046

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Consumer from TEMPLE HILLS, MD
Oct 30, 2017
Recommended
Consumer from POTOMAC, MD
Nov 02, 2013
Not Recommended
Choice Concrete was recently hired to repair our townhome community's common sidewalks. Residents had the opportunity to piggyback (at a presumed discount) on the Choice community job to have their individual walkways and stoops redone. Roy, the supervisor on site, provided me a verbal estimate to have my stoop rebuilt and walkway redone. I thought the estimate was high for a piggyback job, as did some concrete contractors I eventually consulted (who provided me with lower estimates). What initially prevented me from hiring Choice to do my job is that Roy would not provide me with a contract. He also told me he was too busy to answer my questions on the details of the support for my stoop (for which there were no contract details). But he DID tell me there were no guarantees on the job he quoted for me.

It's a good thing I didn't hire Choice to do my work because they did a HORRIBLE job on the common sidewalk in front of my home. For whatever reason, after the newly poured sidewalk had begun curing, they shoveled out a portion of the partially dried cement and replaced it with more partially dried cement. The result was a bumpy mess with concrete mini-chunks sticking up, potentially causing someone to trip over it. But the bad quality doesn't stop there. The border/edging of the sidewalk looks like it had been combed with a rake instead of smoothed out, and it also contains dried chunks of concrete on the vertical side that meets the parking lot. Add to that, the eight concrete blocks in a row that Choice replaced on our street are all different colors, ranging from light gray, to white, to brown (probably dirt mixed in). While Choice was replacing these blocks in front of our home, I asked them to be as careful as possible to preserve our newly seeded lawn. At one point they had our lawn rolled back out of the way for their work, and they said they would unroll it when they were done. Instead, they trampled on it, and poured sand (not top soil) over at least a foot of our adjacent lawn, and then threw some grass seed (probably weed seed) over it. I didn't think it could get any worse. Then Roy came back and poured red clay and rocks over the sand and seed--and over even more of our newly seeded lawn. He obtained the clay and rocks from a deep hole the utility workers had dug that day on our street. I asked Roy why he came back onto our property to destroy more of our lawn and he said he thought the rain had washed some of the seed away. Did he commit the last assault to our lawn because we didn't hire him to redo our walk/stoop? I had planned to dig out the clay and rocks the following day, but unfortunately there was a downpour that evening, which caused the clay to cement down even more of our lawn. It took hours to dig the clay and rocks out, and we were forced to hose the rest out into our parking lot--now also a mess. Stay away from Choice. Our HOA probably hired them because they were the cheapest. They got what they paid for, and some of us suffered additional consequences.
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