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came out in the evening to do an estimate on the job. He was very friendly and helpful. The quote was a great price right off the bat, so" there was no negotiating required. The job was scheduled about 2 months out which was their first availability. The job was originally scheduled for Monday morning, and we have a very anxious rescue pup so I scheduled off of work to stay home with the dog. Not that I necessarily expect them to remember, but I did mention this once or twice in saying that I needed a definite date for the work. They notified us Saturday that projects were running behind schedule and they would not be able to start Monday morning as intended, but would start on Tuesday; time unknown. On Tuesday they started shortly after lunch and worked until about 5:00. They were unable to work on the job Wednesday and wrapped up Thursday mid-day. For most people this minor delay wouldn't have been an issue, but with our situation with the dog it was slightly inconvenient. Luckily, our patience paid off as the work done by
and his team was great. We feel very good about the price, and the next couple of years will determine the durability of the work! All things considered I would recommend the work to a friend, neighbor, or family member.

-Andrew M.

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"Very good overall experience. They took my call, got me scheduled very quickly, the work was done on time and the quality was exactly what I was hoping for. I" will definitely use them for any paving projects.

-Laurel Z.

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Post-winter woes: Should I repair or replace my crumbled and cracked driveway?

Experts say the freeze-thaw cycles, precipitation and snow melt products used in winter harm asphalt and concrete driveways.

Driveways

A homeowner's guide to the advantages and disadvantages of different types of driveway materials, including asphalt, concrete, paving stones and gravel.

Concrete driveways are frequently twice as expensive as asphalt driveways, but they can last up to 30 years without showing major wear. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Ernest C. of Chicago)
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Whether its made of concrete, asphalt, brick or stone, regular driveway maintenance is essential to prevent cracks, crumbles and potholes.

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Planning to shovel that snow yourself? Here are steps to take to protect your health. Prefer to hire a snow removal pro? Here are questions to ask first.

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Driveway stain removal isn't easy. Here are some of the best methods to remove car fluid, tire or oil stains from your brick, asphalt or concrete driveway.

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Installing a new driveway? Find out how to prevent driveway cracks so you can keep your asphalt or concrete driveway looking new for longer.

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If the state requires a contractor's license, then he needs to have a license in each state he intends to work in - plus state/local business licenses as applicable.

 

This does not mean there are not a lot of contractors who cross state lines without proper licensing - the penalties in may cases are not real severe and are just a fine, not criminal, so many take the chance.

 

As you say - argh  - many contractors are not really businessmen and have zero legal education, so many people get burned.

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To overlay,with proper adhesion so it does not peel off, you first need to prepare the surface - typically heavy watercutting or sandblasting for concrete over concrete, or high-pressure presure washing and an asphalt (NOT water based cutback) adhesion coat before asphalt overlay.

 

Because of the prep cost, a concrete overlay commonly costs more than just tearingit out and replacing it, and if you are replacing it due to cracking and breaking up those cracks will almost always propogate or "reflect" through the new layer too with concrete. Ditto with asphalt overlay, though using a crack-stopper fabric can reduce (but usually not eliminate) that.

 

If just repairing ice melt/freeze thaw deterioration, a cementatious epoxy overlay can be used, though its life is less (normally) than new concrete. Usually used for limited areas like garage area pad, not entire driveways.

 

Asphalt overlays over somewhat deteriorated concrete can work well,but if not prepared and high-pressure (about 5000 psi or higher) cleaned to remove ALL deteriorated material, they can peel off because they stuck to deteriorated loose material rather than sound concrete. Again, can cost as much for a 1-1/2 to 2 inch overlay as for a 3-4 inch full replacement by the time you are done, because the prep work is labor intensive.

 

Even if this is just a surficial deterioration issue, I would talk to several contractors (site visit) about alternatives and let them bid both an overlay and a replacement (or whichever options they are inclined to bid on), then after getting opinions from all three and bids for all options, make your decision. I am pretty confident that total replacement will be both the most recommended and the cheapest, at probably about $2-4/SF for asphalt or 4-6/SF for concrete - commonly nearer the lower than higher range for most jobs and locales. If the overlay and replacement cost is pretty close,I would go with the replacement because overlays over concrete are always somewhat iffy as to how long they will last, especially concrete overlays.

 

For cost comparison, except in extreme freeze-thaw country, you can figure a concrete drive will last about twice as long as an asphalt one.

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Asphalt Driveway reviews in New Haven

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They showed up unannounced at 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon with no notice. I was expecting a phone call, but they never called. I had other things I had wanted to do that day, such as moving things across the driveway into the garage, but I was unable to now. They also trapped my car in the garage. They put on a very thin application of sealer. Within two days after they left, it didn’t even look like it had sealed. They said they had some problems at the office and they were trying to get everything done. They were very much unorganized. I would not use them again or recommend them to others.
- MARY K.
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Work was completed. Within a month the driveway had numerous spots that eroded to origanal state. Contacted
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and he came out and said he would correct the situation within a week. That was last fall. Highly disappointed


- Miles Q.
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was very responsive when I have contacted them, and impressively professional. Driveway sealcoating is not something I want to do myself, and they did a good job and went out of their way with customer service. I am very pleased with their work.
- David W.
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They are outstanding. They are totally professional. They listen and offered suggestions for what would have also made sense (when we did the foundation). They power washed the algae off the foundation after the completed the repairs. They managed to work around the fact that we share a driveway with the house next door. The other company we hired to do our snow plowing was not getting done fast enough so I hired them to help with that as well.
- Deanie L.
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They preformed their work and did what they were supposed to. They did warn us that the driveway would be a little slick for a short while. It has been months and it is still slick. I have fallen three times since November. In the area I live in, it is not the type of sealant you want to put down.
- Cheryl C.
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DA in
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is investigating this company. Completely unethical company. Phone number is out of order. Screening their calls. They are liars. The contract was completely fraudulent.
- Caroline W.
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I called and I spoke to a lady who was nice over the phone. She quoted me 350.00 over the phone. I wanted to meet with a rep and have them give me a few options to fill the cracks and seal the drive. I waited a week and called them and advised that I never got a written estimate. I had previously provided them my address. The lady apologised and said she would have someone call me to arrange the estimate. I waited another week and never a follow up call or estimate. Wasted my time twice trying to get their services.
I guess business is so good they don't need my money. That is good because they wont.
They are not responsible and lost a possible job at my place.
I would suggest that you look elsewhere.
- Stephen S.
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did a magnificent job on our new driveway. The workers arrived both days on time, and were friendly and extremely hardworking. They even brought in our trash container for us. What a surprise! They really go the extra mile. The owner,
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did everything we asked of him and more. The price of 120' long driveway that widens to a two car garage and was expanded 2' wide was very reasonable.
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gave us a discount because my husband is a veteran. We are extremely happy with our new driveway. Thank You
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All Asphalt Driveway Contractors in New Haven, CT

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

4 EVERGREEN LLC

93 W HILL RD
Thomaston

A NIRO LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS

33 Shady Hill Lane
Newington

A Plus Exterior LLC

215 Bridgeport ave
Milford

A-1 Sealcoating Inc

37 Dutton Rd
Oxford

A1 sealcoating

188 Hemingway ave
East Haven

AAA Sammy Masonry

37 Bosse Rd
Waterbury

AD Driveway Solutions

38 industrial road
Prospect

Ad homeimpruvment

P.O. Box 1200
Middlebury

Alcraft Inc

605 Washington Ave
North Haven

Alex Masonry

62 Sky Hill Cir
Waterbury

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street
Branford

Arnold's Masonry and Paving LLC

Maple St & Wooster Ave

Asphalt #1 LLC

Po box 901
Marion

AYOTT BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION INC

288 NORTH ST
Windsor Locks

Billings Media Blasting

75 Naubuc Avenue
Glastonbury

Blue Diamond Paving

PO Box 273
Suffield

BRASS PAVING LLC

13 W PORTER ST
Waterbury

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Caruso Construction LLC

1840 Morrill St Apt 207

City Paving Co Inc.

165 Stamm Rd
Newington

Clark Concepts LLC

PO Box 348
Rogers

Complete Asphalt Maintenance LLC

178 Candlewood Hill Rd
Higganum

connecticut landscape & construction,llc

116 ayers road
South Windsor

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

CRESTWOOD PAVING CO LLC

1966 MAIN ST N
Woodbury

CT Handyman Construction

80 Hillandale Rd
Danbury

Deziel Paving

PO Box 892
Watertown

DON'S TREE REMOVAL & LANDSCAPE

349 FRONT AVE
West Haven

Durable Sealcoat

37 W Ridgeland Rd
Wallingford

EC Paving LLC

79 Hatfield Drive
Bolton

Empire Paving Inc

30 Bernhard Rd
North Haven

FCL Painting & Powerwashing

194 Seaview Ave
Bridgeport

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd
Ridgefield

Ferrie Asphalt Paving Inc

2 Leete St
West Haven

FERRIE BROTHERS INC

38 SPRING ST
West Haven

GaulCostruction L.L.C.

65 Robert Dennis Drive

GENERAL PAVING & CONSTRUCTION

1218 CROMWELL AVE
Rocky Hill

HAMDEN PAVING CO

451 Circular Ave
Hamden

J Corrigan LLC

1245 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford

JANCO SEALCOATING

4 BIRCH LANE UNIT J
New Haven

JCF Construction

32 Fairview St
Windsor Locks

JLS Paving LLC

New Haven

JSZ Sealcoating & Powerwashing LLC

123 Farmington Ave., Ste.10
Bristol

kevin white restorations L.L.C

76 Terrace st
East Haven

Lauretti Construction Contractor, LLC

43 East Main St, PO Box 9265
Bristol

LCP General Contractors LLC

301 Berkeley Rd
Fairfield

M & S Paving and Sealing, Inc.

111 Commerce Way
South Windsor

MIDSTATE PAVING

257 Gracey Ave
Meriden

MJD Builders

PO BOX 314
Farmington

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

Nice Work Network

9 West Island Beach Road
Lebanon

NIRO LANDSCAPING

60 Peter Ct
New Britain

O'Keefe Excavation & Earthworks

47 Delmar Road
Glastonbury

P & S PAVING INC

461 N MAIN ST
Seymour

P&A Home Improvements LLC

90 wilson av
Torrington

P&S Paving Inc

461 N Main St
Seymour

Pdhomeimprovement llc

1804 litchfield tpke
New Haven

PERSSON PAVING LLC

124 HAWLEY RD
Oxford

Prime Sealing

Middletown

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

Stanley Paving LLC

135 Brentwood Dr
Wallingford

Superior Sealcoating

7 stiles rd
Waterbury

Tiriolo Services Driveway Sealing

140 Evillage rd
Shelton

Trash Remuval

94 Asylum St

Trusted Construction

79 Noble Avenue
Milford

Tufano Restoration,LLC

East Haven,Ct
East Haven

Upton, Inc. Landscape & Construction

50 Industry Drive
West Haven

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WHITEHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INC

21 PARSON LN
Durham

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