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Old 11-28-2019, 03:14 PM
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Looking for a contractor that finishes driveways. We are considering pavers or stencils so ideally, it would be someone who does both.
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:29 PM
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Be very careful about pavers, 1 or 2 neighbors have already had these removed due the high maintenance requirements. We had out drivewat painted, using stencils to look line cobble stone, , that was about 5 years ago, unfortunately, it appears the guy who did our "driveways by jay" may no longer be doing this work. He used a XYLENE based paint which appears to have a very good life time. Just getting ready for the first sealing. I would suggest that whoever you get to paint your driveway use a similar product. Also, if there was any previous finish applied, this will need to be removed ($$$$), IMHO, do NOT allow a new finish to be applied over an old one, I did this by accident, the old one has failed, and now I am stuck with a bad spot in the new finish.....
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:30 AM
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Be very careful about pavers, 1 or 2 neighbors have already had these removed due the high maintenance requirements...….
What are these maintenance requirements?
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:52 AM
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Good Pavers need to have sand brushed into the cracks and sealed about every 5 years
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:56 AM
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Looking for a contractor that finishes driveways. We are considering pavers or stencils so ideally, it would be someone who does both.
B & D concrete creations hands down the best. Get your bid in early with Ramaldo
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:07 AM
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As noted above, reapplying sand, replacing cracked pavers (note, do NOT use thin pavers), and resealing. For some reason, pavers seem to need resealing more often than paint, my casual observation from what I have seen in the neighborhood.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:29 AM
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Who else have you used to provide a comparison?
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:51 PM
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I am extremely happy with my bare concrete finish. No cost and no maintenance. When I want to see a painted or paved driveway, I look at the neighbors' driveways.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:21 AM
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Pavers have to be sealed every couple years or they look like crap, plus replacing broken ones, which happens a lot. Also I hate that lip at the garage door, you have a 2 plus inch bump going into the garage.. I personally like just the plain concrete, get it power washed once in a while and your good. Painted ones can get expensive to reseal if they use the good stuff, had one in a previous house and hated it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:25 PM
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I agree on the maintenance of pavers. Would never get them, but it came with the house and too expensive to remove at this point!!
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