Has anyone used J Pip’s Paving Company for residential driveway paving? Looking for reviews
Don’t know much about them. Do yourself a favor though... Get 3 estimates and ask each contractor a bunch of questions... Also if one of the estimates is much lower than the others there is a reason(you r probably getting screwed).. Hope that helps..
Check references! A good job is in the prep which you won't see when the job is done but the driveway will fail much sooner when done wrong. And check references of driveways that are at least one Winter old.
I've never heard of J Pip. I recommend Layman's Contracting. Tom does great work. 908-453-2275.
The above suggestions are excellent (getting three estimates, and checking references.) We have used Scenic Paving in LV for both driveways and been very pleased. Harrington in LV is very good as well. Both companies have been around a long time. Good luck in your research!
Actually looking at having my driveway done as well. I share a driveway with my neighbor who recently received 3 estimates. Has anyone heard of Cole Paving? Apparently they gave the best price. My main issue with them right now is, I have called many times to try and speak with someone regarding the estimate, and have yet to actually speak with someone. Any words of wisdom for someone who really doesn't even want to spend the money to have the driveway done...?!?!
Scenic never calls back and Harrington is extremely expensive (I'm sure they do a nice job). We used A&S and were very satisfied.
Hicks did ours 3 years ago and srill looks good. Full pull up and removal of the old one and repave. Did a great job, good price and came back to seal it 6 months later. Most quotes i got were within 500 of each other except one that came in 3k higher
Used Scenic. They were slightly less than Harrington. I also liked that they stripped off the old driveway, added stone where needed, rolled it, and then let it sit for a week to let rain firm it up before paving it. Ours is five years old and holding up great.
I recommend looking up the horrible reviews for Charlie's paving. Wish we did before we used them. Never again
I've heard of JPips paving but don't have any personal experience with them. I've seen them advertise in the Treasure Hunt magazine. I believe they're based out of Phillipsburg.
Don’t use Charlie’s. My parents used them and they did the crappiest job you can imagine. Said you don’t need to rip up the old stuff and paved right over it. Needless to say the driveway is a year old and is falling apart.
We’ve never had a problem with Charlie’s and know several people who have used them and had no complaints,,
Thumbs down for Charlie's paving too. We also used them and it was a horrible job! Wish I read there reviews first .
Unnamed company paved my driveway 2 years ago. Noticed it cracked. Should they be responsible at this point to come patch it? I know weather may cause this but two years?
Whoever you decide to use make sure they put down a good amount stone first and compress it. Make sure its included in their estimate. I had an outfit stop by my house one day claiming they had leftover material and asked if I wanted anything done at a low price. Stupid me I watched as they put down a small amount of stone and reshuffled what stone was on the driveway already and then they paved over it. A month later a friend stopped by and parked his pickup truck in the driveway. When he left several hours later, there were divets where the tires sat. Had to have it all done again later. I had to learn the hard way.
One thing that is happening with asphalt this year is ground water pressure. Once the cold started the water had knowwhere to go but up through the asphalt even if it was done correctly. Water and frozen water will always find the easiest route to escape.
I used pips paving 10 years ago . Driveway has held up great , I recommend them
Does anyone have a phone # for scenic paving, or know if they're still in business? They're not listed in the phone book and have no web site. Need to get my driveway repaved. So far the only numbers I've been able to come up with (that were recommended in previous posts) are Layman's and Harrington. I know Harrington is going to be expensive and Layman's hasn't called back yet. I'd like to get 3 estimates anyway. Thanks.
At least last time I checked Scenic was (908) 876-3030. Simple Google search confirms that.
Thanks GC I did the google search but the Hillside NJ address threw me off. I thought they were in Long Valley. They also have different phone numbers now but they are 908 numbers so maybe they just moved their yard to Hillside. Thanks again.
I'm going to need to have my driveway redone in the relatively near future.
I moved in when the house was 4-5 years old and about a year later I started to notice a crack. Then it spread. Then more cracks. Every year.
I don't know what a driveway costs, but if I have it repaved and notice cracks in another 4-5 years I will not be happy.
Considering looking into concrete or maybe cobble.
We used hicks paving and were pleased with price and service. @ josh if you are concerned with cracking the concrete will be no positive alternative. Pavers while more expensive would probably be one of the few alternatives that you may stay away from cracks.
Apparently Scenic paving in Long Valley is retired or semi-retired. I talked to Scenic paving in Hillside NJ and Patrick said they were cousins or something of the LV Scenic. It seems all the positive reviews on HL were for the LV scenic. Has anybody used or heard anything about the Hillside NJ Scenic Paving?
Call Charlie's Paving on Hope Great Meadows Rd. They did a fantastic job on my driveway. I highly recommend them!
I had Scenic (AR Coletta) paving do my driveway 2 years ago. While the driveway looks great I’ve been trying to get in touch with them for the last year because water is backing up into the garage every time it rains/snows. Guess his retirement means I won’t be using them to find a fix for the water backup into the garage. Ugh!
We just used Layman's in Oxford, NJ...908-453-2275. Nice job. They took out our 40yr old driveway and repaved. Our house sits below road level, they graded perfectly, no water in garage.
Has anyone used Burd paving? Had a coupon months ago, but it has mysteriously disappeared.
Living Life, we got two quotes. Layman's was a little higher, but I knew of Tom's work and experience.
Hicks did ours several years ago ..they did it before we had rain after assuring me it would be ok. Well the rain splattered all the asphalt onto my white garage doors and then one of the younger workers said that my garage door already had the black on it . They eventually cleaned the bathroom doors.
Stymie, What's the issue with Harrington? I got an estimate from them and am considering them. The company seems very professional. Some have said they are expensive, but I'm hoping in this case you get what you pay for.
Stymie, when was your lawsuit? Maybe they are better
Pip’s paving in Philips burg family run, great job, professional and reasonable price
The best are Harrington and Bob Burd. Have been in business for 30 years and never had an issue.
Just do the reverse scam. Find 3 of your neighbors that want driveways and you can get a great deal if you do them all at the same time.
It's not really a "scam" but it worked well for a group of us.
Just had Harrington do a BIG driveway for us and they did a terrific job. Don't know about the price, but we think they did a great job.
Read all the posts ... seems everyone has different experiences from all the local pavers...
Both laymans and scenic are listed as permanently closed online. A friend recommended Henry Paving out of Washington. Has anyone ever used them?
Consigliere, I got a lot of estimates and one from Henrys! Who happens to be Hicks paving, I was told not to use any of the Hicks! I ended up going with Noce’s paving! It was a very price and he did an awesome job !!! His number is 908-736-4050 ..His name is Jon
Thanks for that. So Hicks, Henry, Ch and Charlie’s are all related? So crazy…
Havaclue17, just called and left a message. I’ll follow up here after I get a few prices and feel out the companies. I would like to find out more about the hicks/Henry relationship and why some are so quick to shoot them down while others swear by them. I looked up reviews on Noce’s and they are the only local company on yelp with 5/5 stars. Seems promising. Thanks again.
Consigliere , you are Welcome..He’s a super nice guy..He did a beautiful job! Tell him I gave you his number..Let me know how it goes. I definitely did my homework and got like 10 estimates!
I was quite pleased with Harringtons work and their price, had no issues with them.
Drive way came out beautifully, used them last fall.
As far as Layman's Paving out of Oxford, the owner passed away a year ago. The company is no more.
I was quoted 8k for a full tear out regrade and new blacktop … all pavers were about the same price.
I used All Image Asphalt. They were the company I found when I was searching for Layman's last year and discovered that the owner had died & they were now closed. I had my old asphalt completely removed and a new driveway installed for less than $5800.00 last June. Nice job. Done in basically half a day.
Liberty and Lonesome... to give a perspective could you guess an average square foot for the prices you had gotten? Thanks!
Also on a bit of different note ..does anyone know if blacktop driveways are taxed? I would think not but covering all bases...
1 week ago
Recommend Noce's. Do not trust any others, it looks good, and 2 years later you can see they put 1/4 of inch down. Noce's put 3-5 inches on my driveway.
No sales tax on the driveways.
Recently received a quote. The going price per square foot was $3.00 to go over the top of the old driveway or $4.00 to rip out, add stone and grade before paving.
I definitely recommend Noce's. They weren't the cheapest and they weren't the most expensive out of the estimates we got, but after speaking with Jon about the scope of the job (tear out old parking pad, replace and expand size) we knew they were the "right" company to go with. His approach to the project made me feel like they were committed to doing the job right and not just doing it quick.
No taxes but in some "wet" areas with poor soil drainage they will have gravel driveways. If this is your situation, you would want to make sure it does not cause an issue (paving over).
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