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96% Recommended

5 Years In Business

Company Details

Hours

  • Mon: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Service Details

    Areas of Expertise

    • Concrete Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Foundations, Stamped Concrete
    • Brick and Stone Pavers, Retaining Walls, Sitting Walls, Fireplaces and Fire pits
    • Storm Drainage/ Culvert pipe, Yard and Foundation Drain installations
    • Major grading and sloping, gravel installations
    • Lot grading, ditch and pond excavation
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    Cost Information

    • Free Estimates
    • Credit Cards Accepted

    Ratings

    4.8
    26 Verified Reviews
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      23
    • 4
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    • 3
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    • 1
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    Highly rated for

    • Quality
    • Value
    • Customer Service
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    5.0 Nolan F. Wilmington, NC
    10/10/2020

    Richard and his crew installed a gravel driveway and did some drainage work at the home house (installed sump pump and PVC). The job was completed ahead of schedule, he and his crew were great to work with and they went the extra mile. I would 100% recommend to anyone needing work done to their home.

    5.0 Charlie V. Leland, NC
    7/14/2020

    Richard and Strata did a phenomenal job in a timely and extremely professional manner. We couldn't be happier with our new patio. Highly recommend the company. I only wish they would open an auto repair division.

    Response from Company:

    Mr. V. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our services, and for expressing such kind words! Knowing that we have left our customers happy and smiling, is a proud reward for the work that we do! Thanks again, and all our best to you and Mrs V.!

    5.0 Terry P. Leland, NC
    1/29/2020

    Honest straight forward owner. Man of his word. Great company.

    3.0 Lane B. Wilmington, NC
    1/24/2020

    Although agreed to a set price beforehand. He admitted he should have taken a closer look. Charged me another 300 dollars for gravel, and tried another 200 to compact with machine. My opinion is not favorable and I will not use them again.

    Response from Company:

    This is our first negative review, as unfortunate as that is, but mostly because of the misunderstood and unwarranted nature of it, which makes it exceptionally difficult to accept. So, for a background: The customer had a raised front porch slab that had sunken 1-2" in areas, due to poor/ NO soil (loose mortar sand) compaction. We quoted the removal and replacement of the porch slab, to include expansion material along the brick perimeter (none previously present), 1-2 tons of compacted fill dirt import (based on the amount of surface displacement in the slab x 2.) However, upon removal of the sunken slab, we found a much deeper 8" deep void throughout, and the slab along the outer 3 porch walls was literally suspended on the inner brick wall, but the slab along the house wall was unsupported, and this is where it was sunken max. 2" below original grade. When my installer text me the pictures showing measurements of the deep void, I immediately contacted the customer and explained our findings, sent him a picture, and asked if he could step outside and see it for himself, as I was away hauling materials but would be back shortly. I suggested that we use crushed gravel instead of dirt, and gave him a price of $300 to purchase, haul, place (via shovel), and compact 4 tons of crushed gravel. Our cost for the gravel was $120, so I was charging him $180 to haul the 4 tons of gravel, and the 3 workers to shovel it into the raised porch and compact it (which took most of a day). He agreed to the $300. However, when I returned with the gravel and saw the loose, soft, mortar sand in the porch, I decided to check existing compaction with a probe rod and it went to the handle with very little effort. I thought about it, and then contacted the customer and suggested that we rent a "Jumping Jack" trench compactor to compact the 2.5' of loose fill with it, prior to placing gravel, as our plate compactors for concrete and pavers are not designed to compact 2.5' of soil. I explained that we could rent and pick up the jumping jack, use it, and return it, for $200 (rental is $120).. In understanding that this was an unforeseen subsurface surprise, and nobody wants surprises with construction projects of necessity, I certainly had no intention of taking advantage of the situation, and I thought I was helping, give the circumstances, when I offered to rent the JJ and place the gravel for $500, but instead I received a very curt text that he would opt out of the jj rental, but agree to the gravel, which was completely his choice, and merely a suggestion. Other than that, we installed the porch slab, which came out very nicely.( Before/After pics posted on our page, for your viewing.) Given the misrepresented/ misunderstood comments about our text conversation, I called (N/A), then emailed hoping to better explain that there was just no way to account for all the gravel when pricing the job. Considering that he's a previous General Contractor he, if anyone should understand that such situations require a change order for additional work. I also tried to explain how he had misrepresented what I told him about not having seen the void for myself, until I arrived with the gravel, he took as something completely different, but he still won't acknowledge that he may have misread the situation, and add to this whole unfortunate situation, that the job came out great, and he was quoted a very fair price, yet he gave us a 2.5 quality?? and 2.0 for value?? (Pics posted here on our HA site.) I truly am shocked with this customers reaction, but I suppose eventually, we will all run across someone extremely mistrusting, or who prematurely jumps to a conclusion. As for Strata, we plan to continue, to perform quality work, at a fair price, for great Wilmington area customers... and perhaps correspond less via text, just to better clarify, discuss, and avoid any potential misunderstanding's.

    5.0 Keith B. Leland, NC
    10/9/2019

    Richard arrived when he said he would and his crew worked hard & completed the project on time. The project involved replacing a damaged concrete walkway and creating a patio.

    5.0 Martha H. Castle Hayne, NC
    8/8/2019

    A portion of my driveway was raised because of a large tree root. This was a trip & fall hazard. Strata removed the three sections & replaced them. Richard & his crew were very polite & professional. I took videos & photos of the process if anyone cares to see them. I highly recommend Strata!

    5.0 Nicole M. Wilmington, NC
    8/4/2019

    The patio they constructed is terrific

    5.0 Jon B. Wilmington, NC
    1/17/2019

    Richard, the owner, supervised the entire job very carefully. He inspected and approved all the steps to completion. Before the workers began, he discussed thoroughly all the steps to completion of the job to our satisfaction. We would definitely recommend him as someone who does excellent work.

    5.0 Steve C. Leland, NC
    1/8/2019

    Rich and his crew did an excellent job extending our patio. They moved the Zoysia sod to where I needed it in the yard so it didn't get wasted. They prepared the 15 X 14ft site and poured the same day which made us happy to get it done quickly before the weather turned cold and rainy again. I'll use them again when I need concrete poured.

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    Photos

    Strata Earthworks
    2
    Paver patio/ parking pad
    Ashlar Slate Stamped
    3
    Paver Patio
    3
    Herringbone Pattern
    3
    Ashlar Slate Stamped
    Ashlar Slate Stamped
    3
    Herringbone paver patio
    2
    Slope Stabilization
    Ashlar Slate Courtyard
    2
    Stamped concrete patio
    2
    Concrete/ Paver driveway
    2
    Stamped concrete driveway
    2
    Holland Stone paver patio
    3
    Paver Patio
    Stamped concrete overlay
    Brick driveway endwalls.
    Colored concrete walkway
    Retaining Wall- Hamstead
    Stamped concrete patio
    6
    Stamped Concrete Patio
    Driveway with paver edge
    Colored Concrete Driveway
    3
    Keystone Retaining wall
    4
    Driveway and Walkway
    3
    Retaining Wall
    2
    Stamped Concrete
    Carolina Beach- Parking

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