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Choosing the driveway material that’s best for you often depends on your climate and budget.
Pavers are made from several different materials, such as clay, stone and cement.
Is a concrete driveway right for you?
Generally about $1-3/SF (note - measured by SF, not SY) - $1 range is for a 1 to 1/2-2 inch overlay, $2.50-3.00 range normal for two 2" layers for a new driveway or a rebuild (remove and replace) you really want to last.
Most people pay around $2/SF for a 2-3" thickness.
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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This was all done in a timely manner. always returned phone calls quickly and he and his crew were very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend him.
Can not stress enough the amazing job they did!!
1. The guys doing the work realized there were 2 layers of asphalt and called back to investigate. They told me that we would have a better base if they left it. They didn't need to use the truck of gravel or the extra few inches of asphalt, not to mention time, but I was only given a $300 discount. Seemed light, but they were halfway done with the project there was no turning back now. It also frustrated me a little that we didn't actually NEED the permit since they didn't need to relay the base. Seemed strange for "professionals' to miss this. Another $170ish dollars and a few hours of missed work wasted.
2. I should have looked closer when the job was completed but in my rush to get back to work I overlooked a bubble in the driveway right where we all walk into the house. The toddlers kept tripping on it, looks like the steamroller missed the corner and there's just enough slant to puddle. It drives me nuts everytime I walk in the house
3. For over 2 months now (maybe longer) I have been trying to get in touch with to fix this blemish - now the asphalt plants are probably closing for the season! A few weeks of phone tag and finally one of 's sons made it out while I was at work. He was able to provide a quote for seal coating ($280 ouch), but no information on the repair so I waited for to call me. No calls, I called back, and called again. finally called back and set up an appointment for a Sat to stop by, I circled the area and made some notes just in case we weren't home. WAS A NO SHOW! So I called back, and called back again (do you see a pattern here) - now there has been no response for 3 weeks and I'm frustrated enough to write this review.
I've given plenty of opportunities to make this right. I even recommended them to a coworker who also had them do her driveway. It's possible they got a job with my neighbor too. Is this how you treat a customer who referred you for additional business? I'm disappointed in how this experience ended with and his company. I typically like to support family run businesses, but this is some of the worst customer service I've experienced.
Maybe I should have questioned why they were the only paving company with openings??
Still looking for a response from the company, maybe this will get some action. I promise it was probably an easy fix a few months ago and now you just have a disappointed customer to contend with.
I recommend finding a contractor that doesn't over promise and under deliver, and doesn't make excuses.
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