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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 Chester

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Great !
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is a fine gentleman to deal with. Knowledgeable punctual, flexible. I have no hesitations offering a reference.
- Daniel P.
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We needed our driveway seal coated and used an Angies List coupon to choose this provider. We scheduled a date and time for the work but they did not appear. I called and got a sincere apology, they were running behind but would be there at the next appointment. It was raining that day so I got a call they were not coming again. The third time was the charm, everything was done very well and we were very happy and the owner was very apologetic about the scheduling. I will definitely call them next time.
- Barb J.
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They showed up on time, did as they said they would for the estimated price, and the new driveway is beautiful. I never knew how bad our previous driveway was until we had this installed. It is really exceptional, all but flawless. There is no driveway job of this size and scope -- a quarter-block long and much of it on a very steep slope -- that doesn't encounter some problems. And this job was no different. The true measure of a good service company is how they handle the problems.
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met them head on, resolving them fully, promptly and professionally. The old ethics of honesty and integrity -- on top of being exceptionally capable in their trade -- still live at
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. Yes, I recommend them without reservation. Further, I should mention, that their price was actually lower than several other bids we got.
- Paul H.
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Humans answered the phone promptly. Very professional, gave ball park figures over the phone. Estimator was here within 24 hours. Made suggestions for many options and followed up with formal quotes by email within 48 hours. Scheduled work, showed up on time, finished the job on time for the agreed price, which by the way was 25-40% cheaper than some of the other quotes we had and they did more work than the other quotes. Best contractor I have used in years, would recommend highly to anyone.
- Neil C.
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The business is a family operation. The dad and sons worked their butts off. Nobody ever stopped moving. They even removed the existing asphalt completely in front of my house and garage so that it all blended in evenly when the new asphalt was installed.I am very satisfied with the job that was done for my money. If you don't give these guys a
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- DONALD M.
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seemed good.
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(contractor? site supervisor) started work without bond from town. Delayed two weeks after having dug everything out - leaving giant hole in the front of the house. Calls and emails were not returned for days - NEVER returned by
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in two cases. Workers were great (friendly and hardworking) but those in charge failed miserable. Done in 1 week once started again. Workers: A; those in charge: D.
- Sarah M.
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responded quickly to my request for an estimate. (The ladies in the office were lovely to work with.)
Theirs was not the cheapest estimate I received, but
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was the company I had the most confidence in.
The owner's son,
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Jr., spent a long time walking the driveway with me explaining what he thought I should do and why. I had lots of questions and he gave me a class in Asphalt 101.
The crew arrived right on time and did a wonderful job on the repairs.
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, the owner's son, was on site for the entire job. They were very careful of the existing
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stones, and left everything neat and clean. They even coated the entire driveway giving it a uniform look. I couldn't be more pleased.
- Grace W.
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since I never dealt with them.
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- Samuel E.

All Asphalt Driveway Contractors in Chester, VA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

A & J Home Remodeling

3212 South 13th Road
Arlington

A Clean View

9308 Woodcrest Rd
Henrico

Absolute Asphalt

PO Box 70414
Henrico

Adiches Concrete & Construction LLC

P.O. 1720 Midlothian VA
Midlothian

Advanced Landscape Solutions

11302 Hull St Rd
Midlothian

Advantage Pavement Maintenance

10366 Aspen Ridge Terrace
Mechanicsville

AK Utilities

310 Morton St

ALBERT'S PAVING

294 RUEBUCK RD
Clear Brook

All Star Paving

1000 Schroeder Rd
Powhatan

American Sealing & Paving

P.O Box 5294
Midlothian

Angels Paving & Sealing Inc.

9600 West Providence Rd
Richmond

B. R. Bowles LLC

PO Box 1313
Powhatan

Berkeley Design Group LLC

5317 Center St
Williamsburg

BEST SEALCOATING

4254 GREEN CEDAR LN
Richmond

BOSE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC

10221 Krause Rd
Chesterfield

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CLASS A GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

1500 New York Avenue
Glen Allen

Competence Inc

111 John Tyler Memorial Hwy
Henrico

crystal clean powerwashing llc corp

14201 Trailtop Terrace
Colonial Heights

CSC Construction Inc

16291 Hennessy Way
Montpelier

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln
Beaverdam

Hall’s Contracting

22101 Pear Orchard Rd
Mosely

Harrison Paving

2312 China Cat Terrace
Chester

Harrison Paving

2312 China Cat Ter
Chester

Hy-Tech Property Services, Inc.

3939 Hendricks Rd
Midlothian

inSite Companies

1900 E Belt Blvd
Richmond

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

J Worden & Sons Paving LLC

6750 Jeff Davis Hwy
Richmond

Just Like New Sealcoating

10833 Good Oak Ln.
Glen Allen

Mark Morrison Paving

12507 Chester Grove Dr
Chester

Massey's Masterseal

14607 chatmoss ct
Midlothian

McNeil And Son Paving

3613 Mineola Dr
Chester

Pro-Seal

PO Box 213
Powhatan

R & D Sealcoating

401 Dupuy Ave
Colonial Heights

Reid Constructors LLC

PO Box 5243
Williamsburg

Richmond Paving

1124 Joliette Rd
Richmond

Richmond Striping LLC

10300 Mannheim Drive
Ashland

river city sweeps and services

8701 Walton Farms Court

River City Wrap

3912 mill manor dr.
Midlothian

ROBBINS LANDSCAPING

1820 Ruffin Mill Circle
Colonial Heights

S & S PAVING INC

10450 MATTOAX LN
Amelia Court House

Seal Man

3906 Redbud Rd
Glen Allen

Seal This!

8346 Old Richfood Road
Mechanicsville

SHIVER SEALCOATING SERVICE

5409 ALBERTA RD
Chesterfield

todd harrison,harrison paving

2301 China Cat Terrace
Chester

Virginia Powerwash

4060 Greyhound Ct
Midlothian

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wells & Daughters Con.

19501 englishwellsway

White Oak Landscaping & Grading LLC

P.O. Box 1776
Glen Allen

WILLY HICKS PAVING

2300 China Cat Terrace
Chester

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