LOL, I hear you, I wasn't really going to entertain the type who turn up with what's left from another job offering me a really cheap deal and then just dump the tarmac over the existing drivewayIts a minefield area and is not cheap if its done properly
avoid people who use old transits / tippers who park them outside there caravans each night unless you just want it to look good for 3 months whilst you sell the place
heres a good guide to give you an idea as to what they should do if its being done properly
Probably a good idea to get references you can go and see for yourself
It's what I do day to day; I'm a buyer for a construction company in Essex doing roads sewers and ground works for housing estates and commercial developments. I placed orders for surfacing in the region of £1.1m last year.Anybody had this done ?
What is the area of your drive? What is the existing construction (layers of what material and what thicknesses). What's wrong with the existing tarmac - if that's what it is?I've lined up a half dozen contractors to quote on the job, if anybody has some good feedback on things to ask, or things that went wrong that I should ensure don't etc etc, I'd be pleased to hear about them.
I think that's a fair assumption Liam,Would I be correct in saying that the necessary excavation cannot be done economically by hand so the abscence of machinery should start alarm bells ringing?