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provided great suggestions" on how to tackle this project. He was able to schedule the job for the very next day. His crew showed about approximately 30 minutes early. They were very prompt and professional and did a great job! We were very pleased with this experience and will use
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-WILL P.

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"They came out right away and gave us a quote. Office was good about answering any questions. They did a great job, were very organized and the cement looks great.

-Chris M.

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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 Balsam Lake

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After purchasing this deal, I phoned the service provider to discuss the work I needed complete. I spoke with
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who quotes the cost for the work will be over $3500 more. I was very confused on the extra cost , due to the fine print did not state anything he was discussing, and the job had not been reviewed. He explained that there was going to be an extra fee for demolition, although the deal I purchased included demolition with the cost. I decided not to use this service provider for this deal due to the extra cost and the lack of honesty.
- Mary M.
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Excellent. He followed our design and the work was expertly done. He matched it up to the driveway and worked with the irrigations specialist and lighting requirements. It looks wonderful and
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was very professional. He finished on time and within the budget. You cannot ask for more.
- Cheryl Y.
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Their estimate was one the higher priced that we received. However, they were very professional and prompt.
Their work is a very high quality.
- Troy S.
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danillo is a very likeable guy that knows what he is doing
like many contractors he probably takes more jobs then he can handle and not very skilled with dealing with very tough city officials
getting the permit was stressful as lots of time passed between denials and re submitting
end result i must say was great!! once it was finaled i was very happy and i do recomend him assuming permit process is not difficult
- roy R.
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When
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says he will do something, he does it promptly and excellently. He and his crew are experts at what they do, and he does all sorts of construction jobs, not just concrete work.
- Elliott F.
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It took a while to get everything scheduled due to huge response to deal and the holidays. I have no previous experience with lawn care but I feel they did a good job, were very nice and removed the extra leaves at an additional expense. I was unable to get my regular lawn person to do the leaf removal so I was glad when they offered to do it.
- Deborah S.
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This was the easiest and most successful home remodeling project we have done in years!
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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.
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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
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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.

All Driveway Contractors in Balsam Lake, WI

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701 Decatur Ave N

BARRY'S BUILDER SUPPLY

760 W ARTHUR AVE
Bruce

Bettesworth Concrete LLC

N 5902 Walden Ct
Onalaska

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Dennis Pinter

20577 Forest View Dr
Lannon

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Genteman Construction LLC

N3695 Robin Avenue
Granton

KCI INC

9175 ISANTI ST NE

Koeller Builds Plus LLC

786 Oak Road
Kronenwetter

Merit Asphalt

S84 W18645 Enterprise Dr.
Muskego

Picketts maintenance

s2273a 1st street
Reedsburg

Property Image LLC

PO Box 44181
Madison

Raimer Concrete LLC.

N6101 9th st.
Spooner

REESE CONSTRUCTION

2797 2 1/2 ST
Cumberland

Seagull Enterprises

2410 Plymouth Ave
Janesville

T.H.I.S

675 Ridge Rd
Mosinee

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100
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