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"This was the easiest and most successful home remodeling project we have done in years!
came early every day with his helper and worked" steadily to get the job done. He kept us informed every step of the way, so that we were aware of what he was doing and what step came next. He gave us excellent advice about color and pattern. He also recommended some structural revisions that might help keep the cracks from reappearing, or new cracks from forming.
is a fine technician but also a real artist, with a good eye for color and design which was very important as there is a huge amount of concrete in the front of our house. We could have gone terribly wrong with the wrong color or pattern, but
listened when we explained what we liked and he made sure that the job turned out the way we wanted. The job, by its nature, was messy, but they cleaned up after themselves every day. Before we started, he told us how long this all would take, as we needed to obtain temporary street parking permits from the city, and he was done on the day he said he would be done.

-Carol U.

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"When he came out for the evaluation, he took all of the information down. He later followed up with the quote for the job. His price was in line with other companies." I went ahead and hired him for the job of the concrete driveway and it was great! The work took about two days and the clean-up was excellent. Overall, we are satisfied with the work.

-Ed W.

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Concrete driveways are frequently twice as expensive as asphalt driveways, but they can last up to 30 years without showing major wear. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Ernest C. of Chicago)
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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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Concrete Driveway Installation And Repair reviews in Hickory

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did an excellent job seal coating our driveway. Very professional and neat work. He had given us a quote the year prior as other seal coating companies were in our neighborhood and doing very quick work and even seal coating driveways that were too new to be seal coated.
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instructed us to wait until the next summer before having the seal coat done. He is a very honest person and provided us with very helpful information.
- Erin C.
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Masonry because he gave me the best estimate and came highly recommended by a previous customer.
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took the time to understand exactly what I wanted and he really went all out to ensure that I was pleased with the results. He kept me informed throughout the process and explained things in detail. I am very pleased with the entire experience and would not hesitate to recommend him and obtain his services in the future.
- Vera D.
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If you need any concrete work done
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is your man. He was very prompt returning my phone call. He provided a very detailed proposal that outlined all the work to be done. He did not hesitate when I asked him to add a few line items to his proposal to clarify all tasks.
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was very open to negotiating his price. The day the work was to start his crew was at the house ready to go at the appointed time. In fact, the crew started on time each of the 3 days work was done. Everyone was professional and courteous. The job was completed in the time specified in the contract. Ryens crew went out of their way to ensure the driveway was sloped so that the water runs away from the house and garage. The job site was thoroughly cleaned up after the job was done. I would recommend
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Contracting. Hire
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, you won't be sorry.
- Joni O.
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The work consisted of a couple of phases and took a couple of weeks. Cleanup was very good. He was on time, within budget and the end product looked good. Overall, everything went well.
- Warren B.
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was hired to acid stain my new concrete slab floor, part of a downstairs remodel project. He offered a discounted rate since I was the first in my neighborhood to hire him. In scheduling the work, he insisted on an early Saturday morning, but showed up by himself stating he couldn't get anyone else up at that time. When he finished he told me he was not pleased with the work and anticipated having to rework it. After it dried I saw that the stain job resembled an old auto shop floor rather than a polished new (and expensive) concrete floor. He stated he had used a cheap sealant knowing he would need to rework it. It was noticeably splashed around. In attempting to schedule a rework, he missed the first two appointments and then explained he would be gone for a few months on a bigger project he accepted. This would have held up my whole remodel, so we agreed to an earlier date. When I called to confirm, he put me off then stated he was planning to charge full price to redo his own bad job. This was the biggest example of negligence and unprofessionalism I've experienced in my 2 home remodels, working with numerous sub contractors.

- Alice C.
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Amazing! These guys have worked together for a long while, and it shows. The job was started and finished exactly as promised, on time and with the attention to detail you don't see much these days. I recommend them without reservation.
- Lynne L.
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They did a beautiful job!
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and crew were easy to work with. As in any project, there were a couple of issues along the way but they were quickly addressed.
- Jeffrey H.
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The project went extremely well and the result is amazing. The driveway and front porch to our home looks brand new and completely revitalized the exterior of our home. My wife and I could not be more pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail demonstrated by the
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team and are already making preparation to use them again to improve our backyard patio. In sum, we strongly recommend this company.
- Jeff I.

All Driveway Contractors in Hickory, NC

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Affordable Roofing & Home Repair

7415 greedy hwy
Hickory

Artistic Design Landscapes

323 Brookdale Pl NW
Lenoir

BRIDGEMAN ENTERPRISES

6285 GEORGE HILDEBRAN SCH RD
Hickory

C & K ECP INC

5121 Honest Bob Rd
Maiden

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAROLINA PAVING OF HICKORY INC

3203 HIGHLAND AVE NE
Hickory

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9052 waterloo st
Hickory

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9052 waterloo st
Hickory

Classic Home Renovations

2425 N. Center St
Hickory

Dickinson Hauling & Grading

1572 Dickinson Rd
Hickory

Dixon Construction Inc

1706 Brentwood Dr
Newton

EAST BURKE ASPHALT

4398 JOHNSON BRIDGE RD
Hickory

Environmental Home Services LLC

PO Box 5080
Mooresville

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FOOTHILLS PAVING & GRADING INC

6000 WILKIES GROVE CHURCH RD
Hickory

H P C pressure washing

1989 sigman street
Newton

J&J PROPERTIES OF HICKORY INC.

4868 Wordsworth Cir
Conover

Mountain Stone Masonry & Landscaping

2481 Pinnacle Dr
Catawba

Muse Hauling & Grading

PO Box 286
Denver

ONOFRIO CONSTRUCTION INC

8804 Gulf Courtt Ste I
Raleigh

Reliabuilt Construction

3797 Hwy 16 North
Denver

Second Look Inc

11534 Lemmond Acres Dr
Mint Hill

Set Free Construction

2907-C Hwy 70 E
Morganton

SHATLEY MASONRY

2554 Powell Brickyard Rd
Lenoir

Slope Solutions LLC

2475 Old NC 18
Morganton

STEWART PAVING

1140 J V PARKER DR
Hickory

Tony Ray Homes Inc

200 Sandy Shoes Drive

Triangle Contractors, INC

104 Lenoir Rd
Morganton

Vision Design Build Remodel

3425 Amick Road
Lenoir

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wet Surface Technologies

1120 37th Ave Dr NE
Hickory

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