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was the middle bid. The estimator had good ideas and explained the entire process. They" were prompt with the estimate and were
about the timing. Communication was excellent. With all the rain, delays were possible but we were kept up to date and were pleased to have our driveway started a little earlier than expected.
efficiently handled the permits. We did ask for a change to the style of concrete finish after the work was started. As it required more time on the job, we negotiated an additional fee and feel it was well worth the difference. We can't say enough good things about the crew who poured and finished the concrete. They worked very hard in extreme heat. They obviously take great pride in their work as seen in their work ethic and finished job. The team was polite and left the site clean every day. All parts of the job have been completed to our satisfaction. We are extremely pleased with our new driveway and front walk and can confidently recommend
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-Nancy M.

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"At first it wasn't done to my satisfaction. They had indicated how much better they could make it. I told them they didn't do what I asked them to do so" they called in some additional help from their team and made it just the way they said they were going to. They did a really good job and seemed really intent on meeting my expectations. They actually deducted $50 because it took a little longer than they said it would. I thought the price was reasonable and they did excellent clean up job when they were finished.

-Jeff V.

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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.

Concrete Driveway Installation reviews in Byron Center

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Purchased one of those Angie's "Big Deals" for $99, valued at $500. "$99 for 2 Hour Landscape Design & Consultation with CAD Plans." Appointment made promptly...then he did not show up. Called after waiting 30 minutes and he answered and said someone was coming but was held up at another job. The same person who answered the phone showed up 20 minutes or so later. Pleasant enough and verbally described all the materials and options, said he would send me the designs and cost. Then nothing. Nothing for over 20 days. Emailed, and received a prompt reply with a list of 4 options with very little detail but did include type of ground material, number of plants (no further description of type), other work and materials covered, and pricing. With signature line for agreeing to the services. BUT NO CAD which was promised in the pre-paid package and the reason why I purchased the package. I would not 'buy' a
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quote from anyone, I can get that free from any landscaper!!! TOTAL SHAM!!! Including ANGIE'S LIST for false advertising.


- ted C.
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I worked with concrete for two summers; I am familiar with how to do good concrete work and I know the mistakes to look for.
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completed the job in four days, which is great. They broke out the old concrete and carried it away. Here are some things that they did that caused me to give it a B for quality. 1. They used crushed concrete to
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the new concrete on. When I worked with concrete we always used sand. I don't know if it makes a difference or not. 2. They only used vertical runs of steel rebar, and not any horizontal. 3. Some of the edges that they trowelled are not smooth and clean. 4. They did not wipe off the concrete off of my house when they poured my sidewalk in some areas. The wet concrete splashed onto my paint and dried. Not a big deal for me because I want to repaint it anyways. 5. They caused some minor damage to my aluminum wrapped trim around my garage door. 6. Concrete always cracks at inside corners. The sidewalk was poured next to my house from my front door to the driveway. When the sidewalk meets the driveway, it creates an inside corner. I was expecting them to put a diagonal cut for the crack, but they did not put a cut in. I mentioned it before they poured it, but I was not clear enough, and I was just going to catch them after they poured it, but I was too late. 7. I lowered my garage door, and the concrete was not even with my door. I know that this is a lot, but I know what to look for. Overall, everything was pretty good, these are the negative things. But
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was knowledgeable and had a great idea for me and my project. He worked quick, and gave me the 5% Angies list discount. I liked him and would do business with him again.
- Mike H.
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The transaction went very smoothly.
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was on time and strived to do high quality work. The driveway looks so much better.
I would recommend this company to my friends.


- Mark B.
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I needed so concrete slabs removed from under a house I had removed and was having trouble finding someone in this small town to help me so I went to Angies list and saw
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. The ad said work within 60 miles of Omaha. I am either on the
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of the 60 miles or further. I sent
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a message and told them what I had and where I was located. I told them the amount I was willing to pay and received a message back quickly saying they thought they could help me. They asked questions and I sent pictures of the project. They were willing to help me but then a local resident decided he had time so I hired them instead.
- Lee T.
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It's been some years since we used him, but just saw
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on Angie's List. So while dated, just wanted to acknowledge what a great experience we had for two large jobs and that his work has held up well over the years. May not have need to use him again, but would highly recommend him.
- Steve R.
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W&C Asphalt encourages callers to contact them for service, but when you do (or in my case, when I called), they wouldn't dignify my multiple calls with a response.
- Valerie H.
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and craftsmen) from start to finish were helpful, professional, punctual and highly proficient at their craft. Price was competitive/fair, communication was great throughout process. Good "show area" selection at their site to help make product choices. Great results!
- Paula L.
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I had originally thought about more expensive decorative concrete, but
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gave me all the details on care, maintenance, and issues. His quote was very competitive. He and his crew showed up as expected, and didn't waste any time. The work was done in less than 2 days.
- CHRISTOPHER K.

Driveway Contractors in Byron Center, MI

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A & B Concrete

5919 Appleview St SE
Grand Rapids

A 1 Asphalt Inc

4634 Division St
Wayland

ACCENT CONCRETE COATING

3103 Coronation Ct
Byron Center

Accurate Grading

3035 5th street
Wayland

All4One outdoor services

13275 Sand Hill Ave
Cedar Springs

Alpha & Omega Stove & Sweep

1235 E Grand River Rd
Williamston

Architectural Concrete Contruction

5021 N Division
Comstock Park

Bender Maintenance and Home Improvement

2525 East Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St
Augusta

C.L. Kruithoff Building Company

2257 28th Street
Allegan

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CLI-Concrete Leveling Inc

1659 Beverly Ave
Ypsilanti

CONCRETE CUTTING & BREAKING CO

443 JEFFERSON AVE SE
Grand Rapids

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW
Wyoming

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Foundation Specialist LLC

2925 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

HI-LO BUILDERS INC

9617 BAUMHOFF AVE NW
Sparta

HIGH GRADE MATERIALS CO

6869 E PARIS AVE SE
Caledonia

J & H Custom Concrete

130-2 Irving Rd
Middleville

Joe's Clean- Up Service LLC.

1621 richmond nw
Grand Rapids

Karasiewicz Construction, Inc.

9280 Wolven Ave NE
Rockford

LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES INC

7351 W OLIVE RD
Holland

LangCo Builders

2206 Highlander DR. SE
Grand Rapids

Mark of all Trades

11135 26th Ave NW
Grand Rapids

MC Concrete

1800 R W Berends Dr SW Apt 2
Wyoming

McCurdy Concrete and Construction

5108 Chauncey Dr NE
Belmont

MDH Construction

30 Lakewood Rd.
Twin Lake

Nobel Concrete Inc

1777 Dewent Dr
Jenison

Northwest Tile & Interiors

2571 N. Gordon St.
White Cloud

Parker's Concrete Construction

6545 155th Stanwood
Stanwood

Professional Home Improvements Inc

3955 W River Dr NE
Comstock Park

R&C Construction and renovation

10245 10 mile rd ne
Rockford

Ryan Excavating

195 VALLEY VISTA DR
Lowell

Set Apart Construction

9844 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center

Slager Construction

198 E. 39th street

Smith & Son Building & Remodeling

1409 Sullivan Rd.
Ravenna

Somerset Painting & Professional Improvements

647 S Spinningwheel Ln
Bloomfield Hills

Sparklewash of Ottawa County

1717 Dykhouse
Grand Haven

SWB ENTERPRISE LLC

4590 28TH ST SW
Byron Center

The Handyman & Moore LLC

3147 Peachleaf Ct
Holland

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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