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10. David landscape service
4.6 from 13 reviews
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I hired David to help clean my front and back yard which is huge but was severely overgrown, filled with post winter storm debris (large fallen branches and a fallen tree) and grass that needed to be cut. It was a real mess! David immediately responded to my post here almost immediately and made an appointment that evening to survey the yard. He promised an estimate that evening and did so within hours. The estimate was more than reasonable and fair considering what needed to be done. We arranged for him to start the work the next day and David was right on time to work. And work he did! It took him several hours and a visit back to complete some work that he couldn't get to as the sun set. As I spoke more with David who is a kind, funny, and very, very honest man, I would discover that he had landscaping experience and offered to help really spruce up yard. David advised me on everything, including what kind of plants, trees, and shrubs to plant, the colors to get, where to place them, the top soil to choose and the color of the mulch. I felt so good with his energy I immediately agreed to hire him as my very first "Yard Architect" He is fantastic at this! I am not an outdoor person and I can barely tell the difference between a rose and a rose wood tree so I asked David to do his thing. He sent me another reasonable budget that included some amazing plants and flowers, and the next day would send me at least 20 pictures from the nursery asking if I liked them or not. Of course i liked everything he picked. His next step was to start digging out the sections in the yard for the new stuff and also removing some old eye sore plants from the yard that were here long before I bought the house. The final outcome is amazing and relieving I'm sure for my neighbors! The way David does landscaping so effortlessly is astonishing and I cannot over exaggerate David's talent and commitment to the final product. He works very hard and my yard is unreal. I intend to hire David to work on two other projects including revitalizing (grass seeds) or replacing (sod) my grass, replacing my front patio, and a section to keep trash cans so they don't disturb the work he's done in transforming my yard. I highly recommend David for these landscaping project. He's a Wizard!!!

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How do you find a good concrete contractor?

Concrete contractors pave driveways, build foundations for homes, install retaining walls, create hardscaping for front and back yards, build concrete steps, and so much more. When searching for a driveway contractor, read reviews from previous customers and ask for referrals. Ask the contractor for photos of examples of their work that’s similar to what you want. Confirm they will get the proper permits so your driveway is up to code. Hiring a driveway contractor to install concrete can average $5-$6 per square foot, or more, depending on where you live, the slope and grade of the driveway site, and regional labor costs. For a new asphalt driveway, the cost could average from $3-5 per square foot. A standard concrete driveway of 500 square feet averaging $5-$6 per square foot would cost $2,500-$3,000 — so it pays to research someone who will do quality work. Excavation and grading work can increase your cost per square foot significantly. Ask whether the contractor provides a materials and labor warranty for their work. Some cracking of the concrete may occur as it settles, but you should talk with your contractor about any structural or aesthetic concerns you have. When hiring a concrete contractor, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

 

How much does it cost to redo a concrete driveway?

 Here are some examples of average costs:

  • The national average cost to hire a concrete specialist is $2,750, but that price can vary greatly depending on the work needed to repair and resurface your concrete driveway, the square footage of the project, current costs of concrete, and regional labor rates.
  • Driveway contractors average $2-$3 per square foot to smooth and resurface your asphalt driveway.
  • Resurfacing concrete driveways averages $3-$10 per square foot. Pricing can depend on repairs needed, project size and geographic location.
  • Nationally, the average cost for resurfacing a 500-square-foot driveway ranges from $2,000 to $5,000.
  • Sealant for a concrete drive can cost $20-$80 per gallon.
  • Sealant for an asphalt drive averages 25 cents per square foot.

What do paving contractors do?

Paving contractors can be hired to install a concrete or asphalt driveway at your home, office or property. They can also repave an asphalt or concrete driveway that has been damaged by time, weather or heavy loads. When you are looking for a driveway contractor, request quotes from at least three professionals who are in good standing and have great customer reviews. They should do a site visit and write you a bid, detailing the work involved, materials needed, approximate length of the project and estimated cost.

The site for your new driveway will determine costs and the work required for your contractor. First, the ground must be excavated to lay a clear path. This means removing any trees, bushes and stumps. Next, the driveway contractor will grade the area, making a level surface for the concrete or asphalt. To ensure proper drainage, driveway contractors should install a sub-base of compacted gravel (or similar) 4 inches-8 inches deep, depending on your soil type. Then the concrete or asphalt may be poured and smoothed over the top. Your driveway contractor should recommend an appropriate sealant for your climate and advise you on curing time. When hiring a paving contractor, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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