Black Tar Construction

Formerly Black Tar Paving
Paving Contractors
Ottawa ON K2J 0X1
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Average customer rating:
8.2 10 (49 reviews)

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Driveway Asphalt Paving

Our experience getting our driveway repaved was a very smooth process. They showed up within 3 days of requesting a quote. the quote was sent to me by email I was able to pay my deposit (15%) online and work was completed within their deadline. They were polite and professional while doing the work and actually cleaned the road once they were done working. Very satisfied

Approximate cost of services:
$3,400.00
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Company Response

It was a pleasure working on your project. Feel free to pass by and say hello anytime!

Saleem Ansari
Saleem Ansari
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Driveway Repair

We engaged Black Tar Paving for the repair of our driveway and patio stones. Mr. Taif and his team carried out the job in a very professional way with the least inconvenience to us. The quality of their work is marvelous and they have very high work ethic; started the work as promised and finished it on time. I will recommend Black Tar to all my friends. Thank you to Taif and his team. God bless you. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,500.00
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Company Response

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Driveway paving by Black Tar

I had my driveway repaved by Black Tar and they did a fantastic, very professional job! They kept me informed all along the way from beginning to end. I was extremely impressed and would highly recommend them.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,800.00
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Thank you for the great review!

Bruce
Bruce
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Great job on new driveway

Our driveway was completely excavated and repaved as it was the original driveway from 1959 and had various layers of patching done over the years. Due to COVID, we experienced delays, but once they started - they did a fantastic job. They made sure the slope of the driveway drained away from the house and the site was cleaned upon completion. We are very satisfied with the job and their product. Thank you Sam, Jackie and the Black Tar team! As an aside, we have been asked if we heated the driveway as with our recent storm...the snow seemed to just melt away!!

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
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Company Response

It was a pleasure working with you Bruce!

D&T Morrison
D&T Morrison
1 review Russell, ON
10/10

Driveway Paving

Outstanding, very professional paving team that quickly and efficiently delivered a very clean, high quality driveway. You can find a cheaper asphalt deal, but you won’t find a better bang for your buck if you’re looking for a high-end product, warrantied, to enjoy for many years!

Approximate cost of services:
$3,700.00
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Thank you for the wonderful review Mr.Morrison!

Andre in Toronto
Andre in Toronto
0 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Laneway crack filling and driveway sealant. Also a slop at the garage entrance.

I shopped around a few companies and found Black Tar Paving with the best reviews. After speaking with the owner over many phone calls, the job was completed to mine and my neighbors full satisfaction and very pleased with the results. The guys that came on site were so pleasant and easy going. After they left, the area was very clean.

Approximate cost of services:
$800.00
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Thank you for your kind words Andre!

mike in Ottawa
mike in Ottawa
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

driveway replacement and walkway resettlement

provide quick in person quote, some delay but completed by promised date-looks great and holing up so far during winter for both the walkway and replaced laneway. Very satisfied with the work.

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
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It was a pleasure working on your project Mike!

Shelley C. in
Shelley C. in
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Going Above and Beyond What a Typical Paving Co. Usually Does!

The process of having a second driveway put on my property in Ottawa was a painful and frustrating ordeal. NOT because of the efforts by Samy and his staff, but because of the nitpicking and hoops that were put into place by the city bylaw dept. Start to finish it took 18 months of constant paperwork and numerous phone calls. Most companies would certainly never invest so much energy into something that was clearly not their resposibility. Samy very bravely took on the task of getting all paperwork in order ( no small feat when dealing with a government department). My local councilman couldn't even help me! Throughout this whole arduos
process Samy kept me well informed and up to date on what was the next step.
Finally, the go ahead was given and my driveway was the last one done in the 2020 season. I can't express how impressed I was by this man and his company. This sort of above and beyond service is not something one sees in the business world these days. This company prides itself on giving the best effort and product that they can. I will certainly use them in the future should the occasion arise.

Approximate cost of services:
$8,300.00
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It was a long journey but we got it done Shelley! Thank you for being patient throughout the process and for the amazing review. I shared your kind words with the team!

Richard in Ottawa
Richard in Ottawa
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Professional job, well done

COVID-19 has caused delays all over the world in all endeavors. Black Tar was not immune from this either. Even so, they kept us informed of what was going on as the due date came and went. They arrived one Thursday and removed the current driveway asphalt. The next Thursday they were here and paved the driveway. It looks good they were professional and conducted themselves with safe work practices. We are pleased with the results and the price was reasonable.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Thank you for the great review Richard.

James Yu
James Yu
0 reviews Ottawa, ON
0/10

Would NOT recommend

Firstly, I paid the down payment in June of 2018, and the driveway got pave in June of 2019.
Secondly the down payment was more than $13,000, because the project is big. They promised that they got it done in 2018, but they couldn't.
Thirdly, they're not professional to do a large job. The leveling was very badly designed for the main part of driveway (similar to a parking lot) on the front of garages. This will cause a lot of issues during freezing winters.
Fourthly, the connection section between the public road and my private parking lot was paved without shoulder. The asphalt is about 3 inches higher than the road base on both sides. On some parts, the pavement didn't align with the existing driveway and go off the road. It created more than 20 cm drop from the edge of asphalt pavement.
At the last, Black Tar claimed all of these are normal, and they don't want to fix any.

Approximate cost of services:
$30,000.00
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Company Response

Hi James, I hope you had a happy holidays with friends and family.

The leveling was done with you on-site and a water test was implemented after job completion to ensure that the water slopes away from the foundation and towards the lawn. The test was successful, proving that there was proper drainage and no pooling. You expressed your thoughts regarding how the slope should be done, however, the driveway did not have the proper elevation difference between point A and point B to have proper drainage, as I explained to you on site. I do apologize that we could not accommodate your request.

To have proper slope and gravel depth, gravel must be added; this raises the elevation of the driveway by a few inches, creating a shoulder in return. The more gravel you have under the driveway, the less likely it is to shift over the years, which would prolong the lifespan of the asphalt by minimizing cracking. This is a common and necessary practice in the industry. As you imagine, we encounter this matter often. We are known for informing our customers with as much information as possible to avoid miscommunication. It is for this exact scenario that we have our "Terms and Conditions" and the "Driveway Care".

The Terms and Conditions are provided to you with the quote for review 'prior' to paying a deposit to ensure that you have had time to review it, and reach out to us with any questions you may have. The terms and conditions of your quote state that "A retaining wall made of any supportive material such as soil, stone, grass, concrete, steel etc. is to be applied around the edges “Shoulder” of the asphalt to prevent the edges from over-expanding and cracking. The retainer is to be applied during the first two weeks after asphalt application". Nevertheless, the terms and conditions are lengthy and may be easy to miss, which is why I went over it with you once again in person, step by step, by using the "Driveway Care List", explaining how to maintain your asphalt after we leave. You signed the document, which in return, assured me that you understood the steps needed to maintain your asphalt.

Black Tar strives on customer satisfaction. Upon hearing about your concerns, we offered you a free Tar-Based Sealing worth of $1,588+tax, which you accepted. If there is anything else I can do to make your experience more pleasant, please let me know.

Best Regards,
Samy Tahtawy (CEO – Black Tar Corp.)

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More about Black Tar Construction

Black Tar Construction is an Ottawa-based company that offers Asphalt Paving, Interlocking, and Foundation Repair services.

Black Tar Construction was founded in 2013 with the goal of offering outstanding customer service for our customers and a great work environment for our employees.
The growth of Black Tar has been achieved through exceeding customer expectations year after year.
The customer is a priority every step of the way. Our commitment to quality has allowed us to foster closer relationships with our customers, suppliers, and staff.

As of 2022, we are a team of over 50 strong, with over 11,500 projects completed successfully in the past 10 years!

CATEGORIES
Paving Contractors
PRODUCTS
Paving, Re-Paving, Excavation, Asphalt, Interlock Installation
SERVICES
We offer Asphalt Paving, Interlock Installation, and Asphalt Maintenance Repairs
BRANDS
HL3 Asphalt
STYLES
Smooth Curb Appeal
SPECIALITIES
Asphalt, Interlock
WEBSITE
http://www.blacktar.ca/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2013
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
52
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque, Visa
LICENSES
Fully Licensed
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, Yellow Pages, Yelp, Google My Business
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
No job is too small
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Lifetime Warranty
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