We had received a few quotes from various paving companies, and Nissena's quote was competitive. We hired them to excavate our drive way, and repave it. We had been told by the owner that a permit was required, but that we should be ok. The day the work to excavate our drive-way came, 6 other neighbors decided to have there drive ways re-done. The owner of the paving company (Diego) gave them each a price of $1400. We paid $2000. When I approached Diego, and asked if we could get a discount, considering that he just got an additional $8400 in sales from my street, he told me that he couldn't, but would do something for us at the end of the job...perhaps a gift certificate to a restaurant. Fast forward a couple weeks to the day the job took place, and I would say that I am satisfied with the level of work performed, and the quality of the finished product. However, there were grooves marks from the rollers left in some pretty noticeable spots on the asphalt, which is extremely annoying, but the job was "ok". When it came to settle up our bill, we didn't get a discount or any perks (i.e. a gift card). It's been a year after the work has been done, and my initial feelings towards the work and the company have not changed. The drive-way has held up well over the winter, but some parts of the drive-way have lifted slightly (perhaps due to not enough gravel being used for drainage). One of my neighbors did experience a large crack in the asphalt, but there are no other significant issues.***If you are looking to have Nissena repave your driveway, I would recommend having it done in the fall, for the asphalt they use seems to be soft, and the cooler weather will help alleviate such things as tire impressions. If the contract says "6"" of new gravel, ensure that they put that amount on your drive-way***
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Anthony it's been five years since we paved your drive way . The drive way and curbs still look great , I have the pictures to prove it . I do appreciate any constructive criticism . I understand that you were upset at our pricing of your driveway compared to your neighbors. So I'd like to remind you that Nissena paving had to remove a load of earth and cart it away in order to widen your driveway this work was not required by your neighbors also we returned to pave the neighbors driveways and you weren't ready to have your driveway paved , at which time I told you not to worry I understand that YOUR curb contractor was holding you up and we would return at your convenience which we did and completed the job as contracted. Your review has not sat well with me for quite some time. I find it unfair that you would review Nissena so poorly and give yourself a 10 on your upholstery business also you don't live in Burlington you are in Scarborough please correct me if I'm wrong. Anthony you chose to rate Nissena paving a three on a job that still looks great. I'm sorry that you weren't completely satisfied with our service I actually thought I was extremely fair with you considering I had worked for your father-in-law years earlier. However good luck to you and your business and I hope nobody slanders your work unnecessarily.