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"It went well; they were ready to begin earlier than we expected but we worked together and it was done quickly and effeceintly. The employees were polite and hardworking."
(the office manager) was a good communicator. We are happy with their work, feel we got good value for the money we spent and we would use them again.

-Joan C.

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came to my house, listened to what I wanted, explained how he would approach the job, and within 45 minutes of arrival had printed a written" proposal for me to review. Having received another quote a few months before and having done some reading since I felt I knew enough to know that the
quote was very reasonable. More importantly, I was impressed by the clarity of
explanations of how he'd handle a number of specific issues. For instance, the new work had to butt against a new, 30' long brick sidewalk, and
emphasized the care they would take to ensure the asphalt would meet the sidewalk height exactly, but that no asphalt would be allowed to stain or get on the brick (the workers took their shoes off when they had to get onto the sidewalk to work the
.) I was also swayed by the fact that
(son of founder
) would be on site to supervise the job from start to finish.
was the first of 5 contractors that I called from Angies list - all on the same day - to return my call. He arrived on time at my house the next day to provide a proposal, and he and his crew arrived on time the day of the job......and finished the job very quickly.
was extremely professional throughout, his communications were clear, and his price was reasonable.
will be my asphalt contractor of choice moving forward.....

-glen S.

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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.

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Driveways - Asphalt

Sealing your driveway every few years will make it look better and last longer. Here's what it will cost to hire out the job compared to doing it yourself

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Make a great first impression on visitors to your home with an aesthetically pleasing driveway.

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Founder Angie Hicks explains the recommended driveway sealing temperature and how you can get the best results from your paving contractor.

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Wireless systems are easy to install, but wired systems offer more flexibility.

Angie's Answers

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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 White Bear Lake

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We had a pretty big residential job for Hicks. Our property had a mud pit for a "driveway". And I mean about 120x 12 feet or more of 8" deep, awful, foul mud that we couldn't even park in/on anymore. We called Hicks for a free estimate (having already received 2 estimates from other well-rated Angie's list paving companies).
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Hicks came out the next day (a Saturday) to look over our property. Their estimate was $500-1000- less than the other companies. They were very friendly and prompt and professional. They're a great family business. They ended up having an opening for that very next Monday (only a few days after I contacted them). They arrived right when they said they would and finished the WHOLE job in ONE day. They scraped off and hauled away a good 8+ inches deep of mud, grass, soil, and stones. . .then laid down the new crushed stone driveway and parking pads. They rolled it flat and even curved out the edges (which required a little more stone). It was easy to see they pride themselves in doing a beautiful job. I was worried that maybe more of our property would become a mud pit during the process, but they left my property in better shape then when they started. I couldn't possibly be more pleased with the people I dealt with or the job they did. I would recommend them 100% to anyone looking for a big or small job.
- Rick S.
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The initial salesman visit, quote and responsiveness was incredible until we signed the agreement for the work. After that things changed drastically. Communication was very poor. There were a string of days with rain in the forecast which delayed the work. On a Friday afternoon, I spoke with the office and was assured there would no way they would do any work on Saturday because of the forecast for rain. On Saturday morning, with rain clouds in the sky, we were woken up by the sound of heavy trucks. The pouring process was started before we could stop them. There was water pooled at the base of the driveway, but they poured cement regardless. By the time they were nearly finished, there was no california finish as the salesman showed pictures and told us to expect. It was too late to change it.
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agreed to refund some money for this error, but it just does not look as good as it could. About an hour or so after completion it rained. The surface finish was ruined. Cracks started to show up at the end of the driveway soon afterwards. It took many emails and calls before
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Brown finally agreed to come out to take a look at things only because we had not made final payment to him. He tried to say all was okay and the cracks were normal. He agreed to make a crack repair, which they did. That cracked after a few more weeks. It was agreed that if the repair did not work that he would replace the damaged sections in spring.
Now after 3 emails over 5 days, I still have not received a call or returned email.
This is a case of the worst customer service in the world. We just want a complete product that is not full of cracks.
- Tamara A.
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The price for sealing the driveway was a special on Angie's List and the price was reasonable at $220. We the crew arrived, I mentioned that there were some oil spots on the driveway that needed to be sealed. The charge for that was $35, which seemed on the high side. Especially since the "sealing" took less than 5 minutes because the spots were small. I guess I should have taken care of the spots before the crew arrived.
Aside from the issue with the spots, I think they did a good job. They trimmed the grass around the edges and then blew the driveway clean with a blower. The coating process went quickly. I think the entire process took less than 45 minutes.
I would recommend them to my friends, but I would tell my friends to clean up any oil spots first.
- Mark T.
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The price included the work, asphalt and the 1.26. It was pretty reasonable. It was a good price. They’ve been pretty 1.35 and prompt in getting estimates plus the timing of the service. So I have no complaints.
- Matthew M.
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I wish so much we had used him. He gave us a wealth of information and tips. He was an expert on asphalt. Everything he warned us about came true. Only reason we didn't use him was because of 1. price, and 2. timing. We wanted it done sooner than he recommended. Boy was he right. All the problems we have now could have been prevented. This is the guy you want.
- Helene N.
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My husband & I were pleased with
White Bear Lake Asphalt Driveway Contractors Provider Name Locked
from the start. Easy to work with & provided the best warranty out of the 3 estimates that we got. They were on time, easy to speak to & it was very clear that the crew knew what they were doing on the job! We love our new driveway & wouldn't hesitate to hire
White Bear Lake Asphalt Driveway Contractors Provider Name Locked
again. Thanks!
- Kurstin D.
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From beginning to end, A.C.T.
White Bear Lake Asphalt Driveway Contractors Provider Name Locked
was wonderful. The job had many details, so I was very pleased with the care that the estimator & crew had with my project. They made sure to communicate to me exactly what they were doing, why they were doing it & they stayed on schedule. Our house looks great after this project! I would quickly refer this company to family or friends.
- Teresa S.
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This was a pretty big driveway job and they did a great job in all respects. The owner,
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, came out the day I called to create the bid. They were not the lowest price bid but they pointed out things that needed to be done that the other guys would have skipped over. They were flexible and worked with my schedule on starting the job. When the day came the crew showed up at 7:30AM both days and finished the job by 2PM on the second day. Everything was done quickly and professionally. I wouldn't use anyone else.
- David B.

All Asphalt Driveway Contractors in White Bear Lake, MN

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A Tight Seal LLC

200 S. Railroad

A to Z Asphalt

842 Providence Dr
Shakopee

ACI ASPHALT CONTRACTORS INC

10285 89th Ave N
Osseo

Advanced Sandjacking, Inc.

12585 Road Island Avenue
Savage

Al's Check Cashing

1434 93rd Ln NE
Minneapolis

All Around

701 Decatur Ave N
Minneapolis

American Exteriors, Inc.

1821 241st Ave NE
Bethel

Artistic Landscapes Inc

180 Northshore Dr
Maple Plain

Asphalt & Concrete Buy Knox Inc

201 5th Ave SW
New Brighton

Asphalt Aces

20042 Ideal way
Lakeville

Asphalt Driveway Co

3350 University Av SE
Minneapolis

ASPHALT PLUS

1266 Ash St

Asphalt Specialties Co

547 W County Rd E
Saint Paul

Atmosphere Construction Inc

2037 Bluestone Ln
Saint Paul

Aurora Asphalt & Concrete

11520 Preserve Ln N
Champlin

Axel Landscapes

5601 Smetana Dr
Hopkins

Bj Larson Remodeling Co

8830 W River Rd
Brooklyn Park

Blacktop Concepts Inc

336 Spring St
Saint Paul

Brochman Blacktopping Co

12770 Mckusick Rd N
Stillwater

C Brandt Pavers & Landscapes

7535 Military Rd
Saint Paul

C&J sealcoating

5426 71st circle north
Brooklyn Center

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cornerstone Concrete LLC

3446 Oakgreen Ave N
Stillwater

Creative Concrete Inc

922 23rd Ave NW
Saint Paul

CROSSTOWN CONCRETE & BRICK PAVING INC

9036 HYLAND CREEK RD
Minneapolis

D&O Masonry

253 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis

Deluxe Sealcoating

5704 38th Ave. S
Minneapolis

E&R Asphalt

Saint Cloud

Eagan Black Top

1761 Gabbro Trail
Saint Paul

Earth Wizards Inc

1071 County Rd 10 NE
Minneapolis

Elite Seal

3420 150th St W
Rosemount

ELITE SERVICES INC

1936 Quaker Ridge Dr

Endurance Concrete

9110 W River Rd
Minneapolis

Expert Asphalt Inc.

613 County Road 10 NW
Watertown

FAIRFAX ASPHALT INC

19550 Nowthen Blvd NW
Nowthen

Fenne's Outdoor Services

P.O. Box 541
Lakeville

Forest Lake Home and Property Services

6479 236th Street Ct N
Forest Lake

Gaughan Companies Construction

56 E BROADWAY AVE
Forest Lake

Genesis General construction llc

807 White bear ave North

Girtz Construction

16138 Goodview Cir
Lakeville

Goodmanson Construction

2630 Fairview Ave N
Roseville

HEARTLAND SERVICES

3719 12TH AVE S
Minneapolis

Hoffman Weber Construction

3515 48th Ave N
Minneapolis

J&W Asphalt

900 W 128th St
Burnsville

J. Benson Construction

3230 Gorham Ave
Minneapolis

JBT Blacktopping

PO BOX 26
Shakopee

Jet Black

1066 Langston Ct
Shakopee

JET-BLACK

26205 GALEN DR
Wyoming

Jet-Black Sealcoating & Repair

1374 Timberwolf Trl
Hugo

JOE JONES & SONS

2612 133RD ST W
Shakopee

Johnson's Blacktop Driveway

12529 Norway Point
Burnsville

justblacktop

16735 Hastings St NE
Andover

KAMIDA INC

6925 ROLLING HILLS RD
Hamel

KTK Construction Inc

9120 Isanti St NE
Minneapolis

Landscape Creation Inc

8424 42nd Ave
Dayton

LANDSCAPE RENOVATIONS

12515 40TH ST S
Afton

Larkins Construction, LLC

165 James Ave N
Minneapolis

Letendre Concrete & Design INC

6930 Clay Ave E
Inver Grove Heights

Lowell Russell Concrete

22335 Wagonwheel Trl
Lakeville

Maguire's Excavating and Paving

8932 120TH St
Glencoe

Mahowald Services

24416 Dakota Avenue
Lakeville

MCJ Construction Inc

3710 Knoll Ridge Dr.
Eagan

Metro Earthworks

18950 Territorial Rd
Osseo

Minnesota Asphalt Corp

PO Box 663
Chanhassen

Minnesota Roadways Co

4370 Valley Industrial Blvd S
Shakopee

Minta Driveway Services

1724 West 140th St
Burnsville

Modern Roadways Co Asphlt

1620 Winnetka Ave N
Minneapolis

NAVY SEAL

13570 Grove dr #243
Maple Grove, Mn

Niwa Design Studio Ltd

16909 Marlborough Cir
Minnetonka

Northrup Inc

4400 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis

Ole & Lena's Garage Door Service LLC

PO Box 20732
Minneapolis

Outdoor Improvement

1177 Birch Lake Blvd N
White Bear Lake

Pat Gorman sealcoating

p.o box 224
Sauk Rapids

PatGormanSealcoating

P.o.box 224
Sauk Rapids

PatGormanSealcoating

P.o.box 224
Sauk Rapids

PERFORMANCE ASPHALT COATING

20108 CHIPPENDALE AVE W
Farmington

PINE BEND PAVING

PO Box 72
Vermillion

Plan Concrete & Asphalt, LLC

13106 Findlay Way
Saint Paul

PLEHAL BLACKTOPPING

PO Box 317
Shakopee

Precision Contracting

8351 Lake Dr
Circle Pines

Premier Patio and Landscape LLC

1873 French Trace Ave
Shakopee

Randy The Driveway Guy

1319 cty rd c east
Saint Paul

Rapid Rip Outs

24300 Panama Ave
Elko

Re NEW Construction

1410 130th LN NW
Andover

Real Seal Sealcoating

PoBox 2637
Inver Grove Heights

Reliable Property Maint & Home Svc LLc

3085 Cardinal Cove Dr
Mound

Richfield Blacktop & Concrete

7745 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis

RICHFIELD QUALITY BLACKTOP

7255 165TH ST E.
Prior Lake

Rightway Painting Solutions Inc

6745 Oakland Ter
Minneapolis

SealCoating Plus

11571 Silverod St NW
Minneapolis

SealTech, Inc.

743 Pioneer Trail SE
Cambridge

SEAMLESS ASPHALT RESTORATION

PO BOX 454
Henderson

SEASONAL SERVICES/SEAL KING

3300 NAVARRE LN
Wayzata

Stellar Homes & Remodeling

7910 Ranier Lane North
Maple Grove

Steve's Sealcoating

2717 Lindale Ave.
Minneapolis

SUPERIOR ASPHALT

4445 W 77TH ST
Minneapolis

T&G Sealcoating LLC.

735 Terrace Drive

T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc.

2370 East Highway 36
North Saint Paul

Titan Maintenance Company, LLC

Po Box 309
Rosemount

Todd's Bobcat Service

4290 147th St W
Rosemount

Trinity Landscaping & Excavating Inc

11988 30th St SE
Maple Grove

TRUSEAL AMERICA LLC

11278 Rich Valley Blvd
Inver Grove Heights

Twin Cities Renovations

7038 13th Ave S
Richfield

VOGEL CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION LLC

449 Front Ave
Saint Paul

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WELCOME HOME USA

PO BOX 385876
Minneapolis

Whitetail Builders Inc

3935 157th Ave NW
Andover

Windsor Companies

1175 East Highway 36
Saint Paul

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