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"We were away on vacation at the time that it was resurfaced, and were pleasantly surprised upon our return of how well the road looked and was maintained. They" gave us a quote and there were no surprises. They did a great job and I would highly recommend them.

-Glen F.

"Had a driveway paved with asphalt, that was previously loose rock.
and his son dug out the driveway laying gravel and let it settle. They" came back in two weeks to complete the job and it came out great. Permit was pulled by him. He did a great job paying attention to detail and even stopped by when he saw someone had a flat tire on it in order to tell them not to use a
on the new asphalt because it would cause a
in it. I will be using him to remove an oil tank and complete new masonry stairs on the home in the future. I highly, highly recommend him!

-Jennifer T.

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Angie's Answers


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.


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.

Concrete Driveway Installation reviews in Genoa


FYI, if you purchase the deal without calling first, you should know hey are closed for the next several weeks, so you may need to wait months for the job to be started/completed.
- Boyd H.

I have had work done by
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in the past. So when I knew we had to pour a new sidewalk it was a no-brainer on who I would have do the work. He was always in contact with me throughout the timeline of the project. His crew and foreman were always helpful with any questions we had. With the extensive rain we had over several weeks he was able to get the project finished quickly after we dragged our feet for a long while to have it done.
He went above and beyond & will always call
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for any future projects!
- Susan R.

Overall this whole project was and still is a nightmare. After getting 5 different bids I went with this contractor because he seemed knowledgeable and willing to answer any question I had. His price was in the middle range of the 5 bids I received. He tore out my old driveway and sidewalk without issue. That was the only part of the job that went well.
When he poured the new sidewalk the approach that butted up to existing concrete porch was very unlevel looking right to left from the street. 2" drop from right side of porch to left side of porch. He ended up tearing out that one small section and re-poured it. When he re-poured it he failed to drill into the existing sidewalk with any anchors. So now, every winter that small slab he re-poured rises above other sidewalk when it freezes. Next onto the driveway. The main driveway was poured in 1 day. The approach was poured a day later. Contractor failed to cover the main driveway next to approach with plastic so fresh concrete was splattered onto main driveway when approach was poured. Very sloppy work and the concrete splatter left permanent stains on main driveway. Contractor reassured me he could get those splatter stains out with a pressure washer. He brought pressure washer out day later and in process of getting concrete splatter off he left permanent pressure washer stains in place. So it went from bad to worse.
When it came to time to pay remainder of what I owed him I was hesitant because of the pressure washer stains that even as a
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person I could tell would never come out. Contractor assured me he would take care of the stains no matter what and insisted I pay him in full. I even had him draw up a contract showing he would repair the stains with whatever was necessary. Since 06/12 he has came to my house 2 times with a pressure washer to "prep" the driveway for a tinted sealer which he does not even know will fix the stains. He always had excuses as to when he would actually fix my driveway. These excuse went on for over 2 years. I had to have another contractor try and fix my sidewalk. The driveway is still a mess. Pressure washer
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, crooked saw cuts and approach is already chipping badly after only 3 years. I regret using this contractor but regret even more paying him for a sloppy substandard job. It was a learning experience for and I realize now I should have withheld final payment until he fixed this mess. I noticed early this year his fancy website and work email were no longer in service so I guess it is true. You get what you pay for. I hope people read this review and see what could be in store if they go with this contractor. I have pictures that I would be glad to show.
- Dave P.

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first met with my wife and I to understand exactly what we needed done and what our budget was. Then he looked at what we already had in the backyard that could be re-used to minimize cost. He
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out a plan to show us the layout of the backyard and what it would look like when completed. He also helped my wife select the materials we wanted to use in the backyard so that the vision we had in our minds would actually take place in reality.
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told us the exact date and time he would start the job and how long it would take to complete it so that we could plan accordingly.
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stayed in constant contact with us through out the project to keep us informed and updated.
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also explained every cost that we had to outlay and how best to save money during this project.
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was upfront on the costs that he paid for where he could get his contractor discounts and what we should pay for directly. He collected all the receipts and put in a binder for me at the end of the project together with a spreadsheet.
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constantly checked the work of his people and had them re-do a portion of the pavers because it didnt look right. He treated this project as if he were doing a project for his own personal house. The care and concern was always there.
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also suggested several things that we had not thought of that would make the backyard look nicer.
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also told us point
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if there was something we wanted done that was costly with little to no impact on the final product. The workers were here here every day that
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said they would including Saturday. There was a lot of debris that came out of the backyard during this process which his crew promptly got rid of. They also built a nice enclosed area for my rottweiler where we can put him when we are out in the backyard and do not want him to jump over us.
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also built a nice enclosed area for the AC Unit to prevent my Rottweiler from chewing the wires (he had chewed the wires twice already which cost me $400 each to fix for a total of over $800). The cement in the front driveway was done perfectly and it matched the rest of the driveway. All the lines were lined up and it looks like it has always been there.
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also fixed some areas of my fence which was not part of the deal. I highly recommend
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and Construction.
- Niraj N.

When we didn't hear back from them in October we called and they promised to have the work completed by November. My husband ripped up the walk which left a sandy and muddy mess at the side of the house for 5 months. They never showed in November but came in December to dig it out and dump stone with the promise that we'd be first on their list in the spring with more stone and to finish the job. Meanwhile, our two big dogs, four kids and ourselves were tracking in dirt and grit from the walk into the house from November until spring. I tried to minimize this by covering the area with large cardboard boxes. At the beginning of March ,after it had started warming up I called them. I tried to be polite but
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was dismissive and vague on the phone. He simply said "We were busy. We'll get to you when we can." and hung up the phone while I was talking. On 4/1
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showed up and said they were coming the next day. This did not give us any time to request of off work so one of us could be there. He promised to bring more stone. We returned from work to find the area a mess. I All the dirt, mulch and rocks from an additional area they had shoved out was thrown on top of the pile of bricks and it took half a day to pick through this and clean it up. I could tell from the amount of dirt that they did not dig down very deep and that there was not enough stone laid, which we paid $50.00 extra for. We immediately noticed the extension much lower than the walk my husband raised two inches (not level as discussed), and the
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between the old and new drives was not sealed. Two lines ran across the new pavement from where a heavy trach can had been dragged across. The
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between the old and new parts was not smooth, but very rough. Later we discovered a good shovel of ours missing. We immediately called and expressed our concerns.
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stopped by the same day and agreed to seal the border. He provided us with a written 5 yr. guarnatee against cracks and sinkage. He told us to wait 1 week before parking on it. We waited two weeks. After parking our car (not the RV) on the new section there were two indentations within 2 weeks. We let
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know the RV would be off the drive for an entire month to give him a
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to seal the
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and fix the sinkage. When we returned from vacation as of
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the problems have yet to be fixed.
- Erin E.

Great people to work with.
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, the owner was on the job site each day. Three day process: Removed old concrete, framed, poured, finished concrete. They used gravel, rebar, extra expansion joints.
- R Milton P.

Prompt on call back
Prompt on price
Set date- prompt on arrival
Arrived with crew and tar truck.
Thorough in prep
Even clean reseal
Set up caution tape
Professional and friendly
- Charles M.

Everything was completed as promised. No surprises. Big job, weather didn't cooperate for much of the time. Worked around the rainy weather and completed everything as quickly as they could. Very happy with how everything looks.
- Diane B.

Driveway Contractors in Genoa, IL

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2125 Oaklawn Ave


4001 N Perryville Rd Ste C
Loves Park

Advanced Pavement and Property Inc

14206 Belden Dr
South Beloit

amigos flat concrete

2838 marshall st

Arrow Construction

6905 Mickey Cir.

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Creative Concrete & Landscape

2701 Starkweather rd

Cross Country Construction

2990 N Perryville Rd Unit 2300

Dave's Contracting & Cleaning Inc

All over Illinios

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Forest City Paving

4469 Prairie Rd

Hernandez Landscaping

3533 20th St

Mid Northern Construction

412 E Dixon St

Mindset Enterprises

13236 Ventura blvd
Machesney Park

Noahs Ark Waterproofing

6575 N Pecatonica Rd

Paul Larson Concrete

3456 EDDIE RD.


8367 Rubicon Trail

Ron Slack Lanscape Service

846 N. 12th St.

Roscoe Interiors Inc.

10654 Meadowsweet Lane

RU-N-NEED services

333 east state
Loves Park

Snyder's General Contractor

4856 E Lawn Dr

TAT Enterprises Inc

6546 Cherry Valley rd

Turek Construction Company, Inc.

9513 Henninger Dr


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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