Any recommendations for local companies to tear out an old cement driveway and install a new asphalt driveway?
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Had excellent results with Jennite: 15 years and counting on an asphalt driveway without so much as a crack. Add to this the fact that I have been a slacker about resealing, and I have owned a few cars with oil leaks and other asphalt-weakening fluid leaks.
Do a quick search. This was just asked and there were a lot of good answers in there.
I hate my asphalt driveway. I had my old one ripped out 8 years ago and I put a new one in. I would rather have cement, but the cost difference was $5000 vs $1300.
Now 8 years later I can again see where I park my Jeep, which in fairness is very heavy, but I have 4 low spots that collect water now.
dont forget to check and make sure you can get asphalt. i wanted one and cannot due to everyone else having cement.i guess we have to all match.
My neighborhood is about 60% asphalt & 40% cement. (Which surprises me, because the subdivision is only about 6 years old or so. I might have thought that there would have been a provision for uniformity. Not that I'm complaining!)
We have cement, but several asphalt driveways in our neighborhood were redone by the same contractor recently. I don't recall the name, but could probably get it.
I second Jennite. I manage commercial properties and they are excellent. Ask for Bob Wheeler. Another great company is Buckeye Paving they are just as good as Jennite...ask for Steve Dolgin.
Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. @Ryan, we are the last on our street to have the original cement. @SensorG, low spots shouldn't be a problem. Both of our cars fit in the garage, and only my daughter parks her little car in the driveway. We got a quote from Jennite, and while they're not cheap, they were impressive in their detail. Will definitely contact Buckeye Paving. Thanks for the help and enjoy the 4th!
All I can say is you dont want the guy that comes around ans says "We're puttin in asphalt in another place asnd we have some left over, we can do your driveway for cheap", chances are its gonna be really cheap, cheap workmanship.
@douglasadietz, I emailed Buckeye Paving via their website. They don't do residential, only commercial. They referred me to Bain Paving, whom I have also called.
Allied Paving on Airport Highway past Spring Meadows has been in the asphalt business for a long time.They are owned by the Buck family.This company also does nice work.
Sorry Words...I didn't think of that...I have always used them for commercial projects but I guess I figured they did residential. Well at least they had someone to refer. The are a class A business so I am sure they wouldn't refer someone unless they trusted them. Let us know how it works out.
So here's the latest. We've contacted five companies so far. The first was commercial only. The second promised on June 22 to come out & give us a quote, promised again in a second call last week but still hasn't been out. The third came out after the second time I called him and gave me a quote over the phone, but sounded really pissed when I asked him for something in writing. The fourth we contacted but hasn't been out yet. And finally, the fifth company came out within 2 days of our initial call & mailed us a quote within a week. Five companies, one quote. What happened to companies wanting to work?
Wow! We had a similar problem for a bathroom project: companies with ads in the phone book, been in business for a long time, just never returned our calls or put together a quote. The flip side of this is that companies who come out and do work sometimes take 3 weeks (or a few months) to send out the bill. I think there are plenty of small businesses in town that are not good at the "office" type functions, maybe because they spend all their time in the field and get really tired after a long day. It does make you wonder, though.
I thought everyone was broke...maybe I should get into the paving industry they must be making $ hand over fist to be so busy to pass up potential business...strange.