Reviews in Punkin Center to Install Asphalt Paving
Peter Carroll was going door to door in the neighborhood offering asphalt driveway sealing. I was planning to do the job myself and already bought some materials, but since we were planning to be out of town the following week, timing seemed perfect. He gave us literature about the product he uses and described what he offered to do. We felt good about hiring a small business so we gave him the job and he was to do the work on Thursday 17 July. He showed up in a polo shirt and loafers, which just seemed out of sorts for construction-type work and my wife had immediate doubts. Further, he had a New Mexico plate on the dashbord and the business cards looked very amatuer, but again, we gave him the benefit of the doubt despite our perceived warning signs. He didn't have any tools to prepare the surface, so asked to borrow my weedeater to remove some weeds in the cracks. The literature he gave us said applicaton rates would be 40-50 SF per gallon, but I'd estimate he was closer to 150 SF gallon, barely enough to color the pavement blackish. (I have asphalt paving experience). He didn't even sweep the driveway before applying the material, and in many areas sprayed right over leaves and dirt. There was excess material sprayed onto my mailbox and across the street in front of my house, some excess tar he dumped on he nearby tree roots. After washing his hands with gasoline, he dumped the can of gas on my grass. I called to complain about the above issues that evening when I got home from work and he said he'd be back the following Friday to re-apply and get closer to the recommended application rate, but never called or showed.
- Gregory R....
AM. Leeder Construction
It was towards the end of the season but they completed the driveway before the first snow. They were quick and did a great job. I will use again.
- Karen G....
CKendall Asphalt Construction
I have waited a year to see how the rest of the paving job has played out. The most important part of this service is the quality of the job; overall, I am not satisfied. (1) Owner agreed to cut out and remove a section of the driveway that had sunk down; while paving he decided to just pave over the problem area (not what we agreed upon). (2) they got asphalt over much of the lower part of the garage during paving, wiped it off, but it still looked bad. (3) Removed (ground down) part of the existing driveway right in front of the interior concrete garage pad and chipped part of the concrete (not bad, but it did occur). The worst part is that they built up the asphalt driveway too much in front of the interior concrete floor and now when it rains water runs into the garage - and you can't "hose out" the garage with water without much effort to get the water up and over where the asphalt driveway meets the interior concrete garage floor (this really bothers me because I like to keep the garage fairly clean, and water should drain away from garage wall base plates and studs). (4) They used an asphalt mixture that was too coarse and during winter, removing snow was more problematic and some of the larger asphalt pieces "popped out" leaving some small holes that needed to be filled in Spring. I checked with someone at the department of transportation and they agreed that the asphalt mixture was too coarse (probably cost the contractor less money). (5) Several areas (where we had some bad sections on the old driveway) have begun to sink again (not too bad yet) and the subsided areas have been filled in with a driveway patch (not what I expected to do with a driveway that is only one year old); other areas were not entirely level and water ponds in those areas (areas up to about 1.5 feet in diameter). (6) we did have the driveway sealed after paving (as per the suggestion of the contractor) after waiting several months (again, as per the contractor's suggestion). (7) Now, we are seeing small (1/8 to 1/4 inch) linear cracks developing in several areas of the drivway (up to 6 or 7 feet long). These are being filled with crack sealer in preparation for the upcoming winter season. (8) I realize that this line of work is hot and hard, but I cannot say that I am satisfied with the work and would not recommend this contractor to my friends or neighbors.