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Old 04-18-2017, 11:28 AM   #1
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Hi Folks....

I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation on who we could contact for putting in an asphalt driveway.

Thoughts on who to reach out to or who to stay away from ?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
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I can recommend Asphaltics, contact Dan 603-524-3316. I believe they are located in Gilford.
Link to their Web Site below.
They've paved a driveway for us as well as a basketball court.
Fair price and quick to respond and complete the job.

http://www.asphaltics.com/
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I had part of my driveway done by Asphaultics 2 years ago...although it's better than the sandy mess it was before, I believe he waited too long to spread the material and it had gotten cold on the trucks before installing it.
He really spent a lot of time grading while the trucks waited.
I opted for the "rough coat" not the finer finish coat due to cost constraints and the finished product is slowly losing the stones imbedded in the driveway.
I have a couple of small places where so much material has "disappeared" that there is a depression (not all the way through).
He had the best price out of all the paving companies in the area and that's what I went for...perhaps not the best choice on my part in hindsight.
I called him some months later when the material was washing away and all he could offer was "call me if it gets worse"
I may call him soon to see if he would come out and see what he thinks about the situation and what could be done to fix it.
I'm not really bashing him as he seemed like a decent guy and perhaps my paved area had many challenges like a tight area between the house and garage and my steep approach to same. Just giving info so others can make an informed decision.
In addition, the area in front of the garage doors was done by hand as he chose not to use the paving machine in that area and there is a "seam" where the hand work and machine work met.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:30 PM   #4
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I used GMI a few years ago and thought they did nice work.
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Is a local favorite for years give them a call.

Another reputable company is CLD Paving. 3rd generation of the Dunn family of pavers.
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I had good luck with GMI too. They applied a top coat on my driveway last year and did a nice job. Call Taylor Fletcher at 603-524-0200.
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+ one for GMI, did my driveway two years ago and no issues. Nice job, did plan with estimate that was spot on
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About 2.5 years back we had Bryant Paving do ours. They did a nice job, grading and vibrator-compacting ahead of time, before truck with hot asphalt arrived, so as to have drainage in the right direction. Others to consider would be GMI and Porter.

Your info says you are on Dow Island. So where would this paving be done? I don't imagine you have a driveway out there, just a path from your dock.
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DickR....yes, Our family home is on Dow, but my brother has a home on Long Island. He asked me to ask the question for him!

I am sure he will be very happy with all of the great responses. I started to say "thanks" to folks, but after a few, my ability to "thank" was gone. I think there could be a limit, perhaps. In any event, thanks for everyone's input.

So is it crazy to ask.....what do you think it would cost? Is there a ball park $ range? He is looking to do a driveway, wide enough for.....say 2 cars or a car and a 22ft boat. Length wise I am guessing 40 ft. I could be way off the mark here. I have not talked to him about dimensions. I just figured if anyone had some input, that would be great.

Thanks everyone! Appreciate it.
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DickR....yes, Our family home is on Dow, but my brother has a home on Long Island. He asked me to ask the question for him!

I am sure he will be very happy with all of the great responses. I started to say "thanks" to folks, but after a few, my ability to "thank" was gone. I think there could be a limit, perhaps. In any event, thanks for everyone's input.

So is it crazy to ask.....what do you think it would cost? Is there a ball park $ range? He is looking to do a driveway, wide enough for.....say 2 cars or a car and a 22ft boat. Length wise I am guessing 40 ft. I could be way off the mark here. I have not talked to him about dimensions. I just figured if anyone had some input, that would be great.

Thanks everyone! Appreciate it.
There is a tonnage computation, take the total square yards (9 sf per square yards to be clear) multiple it by . .057
This will give you tons per inch, you will want at least 2 for base and a finish coat of 1". The price per ton will vary depending on your situation. I recommend the finished coat, it is a different mix, that really seals the base course, also the multiple layers has a plywood type effect for strength. The base course is not meant to be the wear course as someone posted they are having trouble with that. I don't know that contractor but I would defend them, given the information given. For example, Hand work in tight spaces is often required not an option, paving machines do not turn well. I have used every paving company posted here and they are all good, at their specialty. The key is describing what you want, and expect when you have them bid the job. As in don't expect the asphalt edge backed up if you do not ask for it initially. Don't expect a wear coarse if you don't get one (ignoring winter mix). {I am not a contractor, or paver, another life just trying to help}
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The other problem with just a base layer is that its so porous water can and will get in there and the freeze/thaw cycle will deteriorate it must faster.If it were mine,I would put the finish coat as soon as you can.
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The other problem with just a base layer is that its so porous water can and will get in there and the freeze/thaw cycle will deteriorate it must faster.If it were mine,I would put the finish coat as soon as you can.
I'm not even sure I can do a top coat as he installed the base coat to grade (level with garage door ramps and right up to the bottom of the siding) but I'll look into it for sure. Maybe there would be some labor involved to lower the base in those areas?
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