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Old 08-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #31
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You are sure they are not coming back for the final coat?
I would call them to confirm.. thats incomplete..
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #32
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You are sure they are not coming back for the final coat?
I would call them to confirm.. thats incomplete..
I am positive. They told me to wait three years before sealing it myself.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #33
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wow, $750 for a new driveway? thats cheap!

I've had a few qoutes now of $18,000 to $20,000. silly huge driveways.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:34 PM   #34
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FWIW, I think exposed (concrete) aggregate is the way to go. It looks great, lasts a long time and though more expensive than asphalt it will add to your porperty value as well. Sorry about the job you got - I agree it looks under-quality.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:36 AM   #35
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most of these contractors out there nowadays are scammers... or at least, they are so uneducated about the work themselves that they REALLY dont know wtf they are doing.
Somebody's been watching too much Holmes on Homes
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #36
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FWIW, I think exposed (concrete) aggregate is the way to go. It looks great, lasts a long time and though more expensive than asphalt it will add to your porperty value as well. Sorry about the job you got - I agree it looks under-quality.
I would have went aggergate if we didnt have small ones on the way. Its great to look at, hurts like hell to fall off your bike on lol. Its a neat finish though, you can pick your stone color and its about $4 sq ft more or $10+ a sq ft here in Niagara.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:21 AM   #37
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I would have went aggergate if we didnt have small ones on the way. Its great to look at, hurts like hell to fall off your bike on lol. Its a neat finish though, you can pick your stone color and its about $4 sq ft more or $10+ a sq ft here in Niagara.
Concrete and Asphalt both hurt when you land on it >_< You should have put grass instead if your that worried lol. I think you should just redo your driveway period, but that's my opinion. Only thing that might help with the looks is a nice thick sealer that might help it even out (the look).
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:25 AM   #38
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Uuummm I put concrete still but not aggergate finish. Not sure if you know the difference but trust me the aggregate will hurt+1. And it isnt for me, it was for the children. Also as the years go by and a basketball net is piut up etc who wants to play ball on aggregate?
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:29 AM   #39
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I know the difference but to me, my childhood was crashing on skateboards and destroying mountain bikes. The only difference is that with aggregate concrete, you lose some more skin. Didn't really make a difference, because asphalt does the same thing, just rips the skin right off. Also, if you need car work done, asphalt driveways burn your back when you have to lay on it when it's been sun beat for a day >_<
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:31 AM   #40
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I see.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:33 AM   #41
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Wait till you start parking your car in the same spot over a few months, you'll get a nice little pot hole >_<
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Wait till you start parking your car in the same spot over a few months, you'll get a nice little pot hole >_<
who the ts?
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:45 AM   #43
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who the ts?
My parents driveway near the garage has some nice little pot holes where the tires have kinda sunk into the driveway =\ Although I like it because it keeps my car in one place, it sucks when you need to jack the car up Also, previos owner of the house didn't park on the driveway for a whole month and we've sealed the driveway 5 times since we owned the house. Asphalt driveways suck!
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:09 AM   #44
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LOL - Mike would have said "This had to be ripped out so I can tell if the base is up to code".

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... it sucks when you need to jack the car up
Yup, I agree. I will not lift the car in the driveway - only on the concrete in the garage.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #45
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Well I use left over MDF for the jack stands, it won't sink into the driveway then. I learned that after doing my back brake lines and the 2 jacks sunk into the driveway and my mom gave me shit lol.
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