Carmel Concrete Driveway Companies

in Carmel, IN

Concrete Driveway Installation And Repair Reviews in Carmel


First off, this is a large and somewhat messy project with a lot of details. If you are thinking about having a similar project done, I'd suggest learning as much about concrete as possible so you are informed about the work. There are so many factors that come into play with this type of job, so patience and knowledge is key.
I had a fairly large residential driveway poured (about 100 feet long with a 32' x 40' turnaround section in front of the side facing garage). I had specifically picked late September to have Van do this job because the temperatures are ideal for curing concrete at this time. I also had received a bid from another "A-rated" Angie's list concrete driveway company whose price was roughly the same as Van's. I picked Van because of the details they went through with me, the added extras, and the fact many of their crew had worked for them for up to 10 years. Van and
were also very nice to work with and took their time to answer all my questions. Several of the extras included running 2 downspouts under the new walkways so they drained out in the yard away from the house, cutting 4 inches of my garage floor back (which removed a crumbling
), so that I had a proper slopped
(or lip) for the garage door to sit on, detailing out the look of the sideways - flared ends, curvy look, etc), applying for a city permit, and marking the utilities. Also, I liked the fact that they machine cut all of their lines in 6'x6' pattern - good for bikes, basketball, scooters, and skateboards since the machine cut lines offer a smooth transition). Yet they hand grooved the walkways which made them look pleasing to the eye.
So the job started 2 days late due to weather. I was actually on site for most of the job and interacted with the crew often, who I found to be friendly. The first day the asphalt driveway was ripped out using a backhoe and a large dump truck. This was a one man job that took about 5 hours. A small crew, including Van's son (whose name is also Van and the crew called him little Van although he is a big guy) came out to start leveling and forming the walkways and driveway and cutting back the garage floor. They temporarily removed 5 panels of my wooden privacy fence as agreed upon so that they could fit their forms under it and have a smooth look at the far side of the driveway. Little Van was the crew chief and was great to work with. He was very professional and passionate about his work. From what I understand, little Van will be taking over the family business in the future. He was on site for about half of the job and did all the line cuts. When he was away, he had several guys that had been with on his crew for 10 years plus that helped run things.
The crew (8-10 workers) were able to pour, form, and smooth the back walkway and the first slab (next to the garage) on the morning of the 2nd day. They used Blue Star concrete. I had checked the thickness of the pour and it was 5 inches as agreed upon. I went with 5 inches (code is 4 inches), because that 1 extra inch can provide up to 50% more strength. They were also able to do a 2nd pour that afternoon that covered half of the turnaround.
The 3rd day 2 more pours were made. These pours were the part of the driveway that was widened 4 feet. They also moved my mailbox over and had to move some plants. The impressive thing about the last pour was that they used every bit of concrete out of the last truck as possible, which resulted in 8-9 inches of thick of concrete for the last 2 feet where the driveway met the road. That part of the driveway was also nicely flared. Acrylic sealer was applied to the driveway as well. The concrete also had Nytec fiber added to it for reinforcement (in place of rebar).
On the 4th day (Saturday), the crew cleaned up and filled the dirt around the driveway and walkways. Grading and leveling did churn up a lot of dirt, clay, and rock. They came in with a tiller and smoothed out the yard. They also added grass seed. From all the movement of dirt, there were a lot of rocks that popped up to the surface. I felt this was expected and I did spend some time picking out rocks from the newly seeded areas. My walkway goes through the front of my yard, so as expected there was considerably more yard dug up than for just a driveway.
Little Van then came back on Monday (the 5th day), and finished cutting the lines in the driveway with a large concrete saw. He did an awesome job as the lines were patterned in a very professional manner and they were about 6' x 6' as promised (6' wide lines will greatly reduce the risk of cracks in the driveway). He showed me that the lines were the proper depth as well. Little Van also had the fence panels installed back, however the new driveway underneath caused several of the panel to not meet up properly. These panels had the scalloped pattern and they did not line up. When Van and
came out that evening for the final inspection and payment, I made note of this. They said they would have it addressed the next day. I paid them and then the next day little Van came out and made it right.
That weekend (Saturday 10/5/13), we had major rainstorms come through. I wanted to see how the water came off the driveway. From the garage it ran back away from the house toward the backyard, which was nice. The part of the driveway that went out toward the street, the rain did run off, but it collected where the new walk and driveway met. I did not have a lot of slope back toward the street so the water ran to the side and the slowly down toward the street. Anyway, it caused the rain to puddle along the
of the driveway, which did eventually drain after the rain stopped, but it took a while. So the impressive part was that I called Van and told him my concern. He had a couple of guys come out a few days later and they laid about 30' of drain tile (w/weeping holes covered I a sock) along the
of the driveway and around the sidewalk. This would allow the water to have a place to go and then drain so it would not puddle. I tested it out with my hose and it appears to work. It was nice to know that Van will follow-up with any issues. I will keep an eye out during the next heavy downpour.
So in conclusion, I found that
was a great company to work with. Many of my neighbors have commented on how nice the driveway looks. It actually makes the house look and feel newer. Little Van is very professional and he is primed to take over his family's business. Van and
addressed all my concerns and were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this company.
- Bill H.

The provider arrived a little late but went immediately to work by power washing my concrete driveway and walkway to the front door. After drying a coat of sealant was applied in about 30 minutes. I was required to allow for overnight drying. The overall experience was a good one, and I will use him again.

Carmel Concrete Driveway Installation And Repair Articles

Concrete Driveway Installation And Repair reviews in Carmel


Went well. Had to move rocks along the driveway from our rock garden and did put them back after asked to do so. Maybe not as nice as before, but that would have been hard to get exactly like they were.

They dug out the old asphalt driveway, added gravel to the base, and applied two layers of asphalt. The driveway is fairly large, h-shaped. The whole process only took 2 days. Excellent job. Performed for price quoted. I would definitely recommend them. A+
- Craig M.

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was selected from among 3-4 estimates.
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answered phone on May 2nd and was familiar with our Carmel neighborhood even though the business is in Fishers. Van Sr. and
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arrived on time for the estimate four days later as scheduled. They were both very friendly, easy going, and explained how job would be done.

The written estimate was e-mailed two days later. Estimate was very detailed, much more so than other contractors. Job start date set for June 27. We were informed a day or two ahead the start date would be delayed by one day due to rain. Actual job took 3 1/2 days, start to finish. Van Jr. was the crew boss for up to 9 workers, all hard working skilled guys. Several that have been with
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A concrete truck cracked the existing apron to the street that was not part of the project. Van pointed it out to me and the section was replaced at no cost the next day.

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was responsive to job changes, and quick to respond to any concerns I had. They made spending money a pleasure.

They did a good job. They were responsible and very polite. They were easy to talk to and gave us a reasonable price. They finished my concrete in a day and they did a good job.
- Thomas M.

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tore out an old brick patio with cement underneath and put in a new cement patio. He added a decorative fan design in the brushed finish which I love. His quote was dead on and he was up front,, easy to reach and prompt to finish the work as promised. We made changes to the original design and
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was very responsive to our additional requests!

He also came back after the pour and checked to make sure there were no questions or mishaps. On top of all this he also went above and beyond by fixing a chip in my cement driveway and leveling another area of my sidewalk for no charge.

He and his team were awesome!!!!
- Elizabeth G.

Arrived the day after I called them. Tore out the old drive on Friday and poured the following Monday. They did have to remove some rocks that were slightly on the driveway and they did replace them. They did come back and put dirt in the trenches left from the concrete forms.

The entire job went like clockwork. Van and
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arrived within 1 day of my call to discuss my concrete driveway, apron, city walk (partial) and walkway along side of house replacement needs and to make necessary measurements for a cost estimate. Within 24 hours a very detailed cost estimate was provided. Work was initiated at my requested start date and was completed in 21/4 days. On day 1, a seven man crew tore out the walkway along side the house as well as 3/4 of the driveway. These areas were formed, stone laid and compacted in the driveway area, followed by concrete pouring, finishing and sealing. On day 2 the crew removed prior day forms and concrete from the remaining drivewy, apron and city walk. Subsequently, the areas were formed,stone laid and compacted followed by the pouring, finishing and sealing of the cement. On day 3 (partial) the forms were removed and landscape was repaired. I was extremely happy with the quality of work, crew professionalism and skill, and updates on the game plan. I would definitely hire Van
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promptly responded to our request for an estimate. He provided a plan of action that was excellent and reasonably priced.
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waited and watched the weather for an ideal spread of several days before beginning the repair. He acted quickly when the weather began to cooperate, and was efficient and professional. The end result is both beautiful and functional, and exceeded our expectations!
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not only does excellent concrete work, he is also an inspiration and uplifting person to have around. His upbeat attitude and joy for life made us feel good every time we interacted with him. We highly recommend his company for any concrete, patio or driveway needs. He not only did the repairs we requested, but went beyond that and reinforced the pipeline and structure to prevent future problems. We are grateful that Angie's List
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- Dianne B.
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