Everything went very well. They did all of the work in a day. They were very neat. There was not a drop of blacktop on the walkway or anyplace that it should not have been. They also redesigned the driveway to keep the water away from the house. They did a great job and for half the price of other estimates. I would definitely recommend them.
I can not say enough about this company and about Frank. He was responsive, professional and patient. He designed the replacement driveway taking into account all the accessibility concerns we expressed about our elderly parents. During the proposal, he included my parents, explaining everything a second time to them. The day of the work, he and his crew were professional, neat and extremely kind and respectful to my parents. They worked quickly and cleaned everything up. We had large roots under the driveway, and he was the only company that said they would remove all the roots and remove them completely for the quoted price. Other companies wanted to shave the roots off at the right height (leaving them to either rot and create a void or regrow). He removed the previous base to the full depth (other companies wanted to keep the existing base, which we knew to be very shallow and not a good mix of aggregates and fines). I was very please with his compaction methods - he explained he would water the base to eliminate air pockets - and he did this on the day of construction. No other company discussed this.
Bottom line for me: Hire this guy, even if his price is a little higher than his competitors.
- Madeleine Faust
Owner was the first to respond and set up an appointment for a free estimate and the estimate was within two days of my initial inquiry. I sent out three inquiries and two responded including Tri-State. The comfort level from the estimate was high but also a timeframe that was much more convenient with the vague timeframe from the competitor. Workers showed up on time at 9AM, were extremely pleasant, professional, seemed proud of their work and especially proud of working for Tri-State . They all did a great job, were cleaned up and finished, and I had a brand new driveway by 4PM. Awesome. Would recommend them highly.
- Nancy Tetreault
Tri State paved our 200' driveway along with the installation of paver trim and a paver walkway. Frank was very knowledgeable about our requests for this job and offered good suggestions. Frank and his crew were very competent and completed this job in a most professional manner. They were a pleasure to work with them.
- Joyce Boyko
We used Tri State Paving West Chester to do some work on our driveway. We had a lot of flooding problems in our garage and basement. They came in and reshaped our backyard. He created a swale to reduce the flooding. This time I called him because I had a lot of contractors come in here last year and they messed up the driveway a little bit and so he is going to fix that as well. He also replaced my walkway and is also doing my mother in law's driveway as we speak.
The swale he built for us worked out really well. He did a great job the first time he worked for me. He was knowledgeable about this business. I found his price reasonable. I called him one day and he was able to come the same day. The next day he started doing the job. His service is excellent.
- Peter Tuschak
Frank (the owner) was very quick to respond to my request of an estimate to replace my driveway. I found Frank to be very knowledgeable and he seemed very honest. He provided a comprehensive quote at a very fair price. I had a number of other providers come out and provide estimates. Frank provided some excellent consultation and he included some back filling of soil along the edge of my driveway. I believe this is key to the stability and he was the only one to suggest it. I liked what I heard from Frank and hired him. He also came highly recommended by a friend. During the beginning of the job we did have some stumbles with communication and weather gave us a tough time. Frank also had some crazy equipment problems. Franks crew completely removed the existing driveway and laid a 2 1/2" binder foundation. They followed with another 1 1/2" asphalt overlay ending up with at least 4" of asphalt. They also provided some curbs for drainage and to keep mulch in check. Due to the equipment problems, the final job was not completely satisfactory. To his credit, Frank brought his men back to make all repairs to my satisfaction. He never complained and he didn't even cash the check until I was happy. I may have been more picky because i had a prior bad experience with another driveway company and I felt I was ripped off. I was determined not to let it happen again. Franks team also sealed a concrete patio that we have and came back two months later and seal coated the entire driveway. The final product turned out great. I have nothing but great things to say about Frank and his team. He was involved in every step of the way and made sure we were happy with the final product.
Driveway quotes are always apples and oranges and very hard to compare. Do yourself a favor and just call Frank, you can be sure he will do a quality job.
- Alex Czernik
"Tri-State Paving has just completed work on our property. Frank worked with us to lay out the changes and enhancements, and his suggestions were most helpful.
The work was done in a timely and professional manner as described. Perhaps most important, the crew was excellent. They were hardworking, courteous, and "went the extra mile" in terms of extras that were not required. I would definitely recommend this group to any prospective clients."
- Robert F. Grieb, Villanova, Pa.
"In my more than twenty years as a professional civil engineer in both the private sector as a consultant and in the public sector as a director of operations, I rank Tri-State Paving and Frank Talino among the best contractors I have had the pleasure to work with."
- William J. Cooke, PE. Kennett Square, Pa.
"#1 Paving Contractor in Chester County"
- CHESTER COUNTY PRESS
We want you to know we are very pleased with the quality of service Tri-state paving has provided to us. Considering our property was built some thirty years ago on top of an underground spring this wasn't your straight forward paving job. Your knowledge of the business enabled us to find the best solution for our parking lot. It's a pleasure to work with people who are knowledgeable and know the meaning of quality workmanship. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. We look forward to working with you for years to come.
- Barbara McDowell, Seven Springs Condominium Association