Dryden Driveway Contractors

in Dryden, NY

16
Driveway Contractors are
in Dryden

4
Driveway Contractors in Dryden
are top rated

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Rated by
Wesley M.
"Only contractor that replied in less than a week with an estimate. Price was less than city estimated the cost would be. Driveway was falling apart and drain in front of below grade" garage was not working correctly. The contractor gave a date to start but specified that weather could change the date. Work was started in the two week window the contractor gave at the time of signing the contract. Breaking up and removal of the existing concrete was done in one day and the work site was left neat. Once the city inspection was complete the pour was done the next day. The day after the pour the contractor show up and removed the forms and cleaned up the site. A drainage problem was corrected and water does not run into garage when it rains now. The contractor showed up at the time stated and all workers on the project were skilled craftsmen. Since the replacement the contractor has stopped by multiple times to check on the driveway and my satisfaction.
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Rated by
Lesley W.
"Broken concrete edges were removed as planned. Crew seemed conscientious and professional. Paving preparation began. Adjacent chain link fencing was taken down and polls were bent with" heavy equipment. Asphalt was poured with gaps near borders. A portion of the driveway was incomplete and there were visible dips and roller tracks. I called the owner who told me that I didn't know anything about asphalt and that the job wasn't complete and that it would be fine. The remainder was poured with smaller rock, which meant the two portions of the driveway didn't match. The side of the driveway opposite of the fence was very uneven with clumps of asphalt offering a 8" variation. The driveway butted up to a concrete carport where more of the original concrete edges needed repair. In addition, I had a lookalike wrought iron fence with gate between the carport and driveway. This was removed during paving but took 5-6 visits for it to be reinstalled correctly. The crew took it upon themselves to drill holes in the concrete carport and place it at a different location. When they put the chain link fence back up, the fencing wasn't attached to the support posts, so this became an issue as well. The pavement was so disheartening that I had another company (one who had given me a bid from the beginning) come take a look to see what could be done to fix the dips in the driveway and make it look like pavement. This person told me that he was 99% certain that the material used was binder and not topping. He also showed me where I would have water standing, and, sure enough, he was right. I was very disappointed and will never used this company again.
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Rated by
Jerry B.
"See previous comments. I am entirely satisfied with the work and effort provided by Mr
and I plan to use him again very shortly for another project.

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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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Concrete Driveway Installation And Repair reviews in Dryden

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I interviewed
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Schifferly based on his Angie's List reviews along with two other concrete contractors for my driveway project. I hired him because he gives you a strong sense that you don't need to worry about how things will turn out because he knows what he is doing and he isn't going to charge you for the job until it is completely done......and done to your satisfaction. If you are experienced in working with contractors then you know how rare that has become. I can say having watched the whole time that
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Schifferly does quality work and does not cut any corners. Once again if you are experienced with contractors then you know that if you want quality work done by a reliable contractor then you can expect to pay a premium for it. I can say that the two other bids I received prior to meeting
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were about the same in price but the contractors did not inspire the same level of confidence that
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did. He did exactly what he said he would do and arrived each day early and worked late...even on Saturdays. He was even able to source the correct brick to match my existing brick so that my two driveways match perfectly even thought on of them is nearly 10 years old. I could tell that sourcing the brick intimidated the other two contractors but not
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gives daily feedback to his customer and makes sure that you are happy as each new phase progresses. Just a great experience in an area where great experiences are pretty hard to come by. I highly recommend him.
- Erin E.
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Removal was done quickly and foreman went over every detail of the job to be done. Adjustments were made to my preferences and even tho I was out of town they kept in contact with me of what was happening on the job site. The finish was great and I'm very please with the amount of work done and look.
- Jeanette S.
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This is a very professional company that does a great job. They are honest, hardworking, prompt and reasonably priced. I recommend without hesitation.
- brian S.
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There are communication hurdles as Mr
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doesn't read emails, at least not mine. After contacting him by phone he then saw my emails with details of what I wanted done. I wanted to meet with him but he stopped by and assessed the job without me there. Days later I got him on phone and he said he had sent me an estimate by email. He hadn't. He then sent me an estimate later that day. I replied that I was ok with the estimate but would like to meet with him on site cause I had a few questions to ask. He never responded. I them tried to contact him by phone twice more with no luck. After about a month of trying to make the job happen, I finally gave up, reluctantly.
- SERGEI N.
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Project went very, very well.
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was very easy to work with and did a terrific job. We live in Leisuretowne and it's hard getting responsible contractors sometimes. I'd use him in a heartbeat again should the need arise.
- Robert E T.
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Punctual in getting it done, however, did not pay is asphalt provider and
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was put our our house for the amount of money owed for asphalt. We ended up paying the
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and it took several months to get reimbursed and have this issue behind us.
- Marcella M.
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did an excellent job and the steps look brand new. He was on time, called when he said he would call and did the work at a reasonable cost. I would call him recommend him and would call on him again.
- Linda G.

All Driveway Contractors in Dryden, NY

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ALBERT'S PAVING

294 RUEBUCK RD

B&B Paving And Concrete

112 Holbert Ave
Vestal

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Dixon Construction

62 Bennett rd.
Windsor

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Isabel Construction

13 Montgomery
Endicott

JW STANLEY PAVING

200 HATFIELD RD
Cortland

Lane Paving & Sealcoating

201 s. Duane Ave
Endicott

Lane Paving and Sealcoating

201 S. Duane Ave.
Endicott

Mark Lisak Construction

562 Glen Mary Dr
Owego

Smith Concrete

323 Old Owego Rd
Apalachin

TNT Paving

Endicott

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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