Since 1975, Jennite Company has been installing asphalt pavement on residential, commercial and industrial sites throughout Northwest Ohio & Southeastern Michigan. Regional chains and national property managers are some of Jennite’s largest customers...Read More
A couple of years ago I wrote the Better Business Bureau about a poorly installed blacktop drive way on W. Gramercy. Another local contractor had performed the work. The work was done in the fall and once the weather had warmed up the next spring, depressions soon formed under the wheels of a parked pickup truck. The depressions were formed by the lack of sufficient blacktop as well as an insufficient stone base. The other contractor did come back and filled the depressions with cold patch. The result was a botched repair that was not only unsightly but was not flush with the surrounding surface.
This month I just had my own blacktop driveway replaced, after 39 years. It also had pickups parked on it, however NO depressions ever developed. The driveway has a southern exposure, which receives the manimum amount of rays to heat the blacktop, unlike the one on W. Gramercy, which has northern exposure. If depressions were to develop, the drive with a southern exposure would be more susceptible.
This time I used a contractor, which was both professional and exhibited the expertise to do a first rate job.
The contractor first came in with equipment to remove the old blacktop. Such care was taken that neither lawn, nor any of the sprinkler heads were damaged. The base was raked clean of any remaining blacktop and scraped level and rolled with vibration to compact the original stone base. This was a separate crew and one could tell they knew how to do the job correctly.
The second crew came in and rechecked the grade, doing some minor leveling using the asphalt spreading equipment, prior to placing any asphalt. They then again re-rolled the stone base, using vibration, prior to placing the asphalt. The contractor used at least 4 inches of asphalt and rolled and comprssed it to the finish grade, not once but gave it a chance to cool down and then re-rolled it again. After that, one of the workers walked over the driveway looking for any imperfections. He then called for it to be rolled one more time. (I couldn’t see the imperfection that he saw.) They knew what had to be done and how to complete the job without requiring any materials to be supplied by me, unlike the other contractor I used on W. Gramercy.
After previously observing the work performed by Jennite in our neighborhood, I chose them to do my driveway. I also talked to my neighbor who was considering replacing her driveway. I recommended Jennite and she also had them do her driveway.
Interesting enough, just the other night, my wife and I had dinner with a friend and the subject of a new driveway came up. You can guess whom I recommended. They were considering Perrysburg Asphalt and thanked me for my comments. I guess the best salesman for a company is a satisfied customer.
Words cannot express my deep gratitude for the work you’re company has done getting my driveway done before I deploy. The biggest part was when I opened the envelope to send payment for the work done…it says “paid” with a no charge at the bottom. Wow! I didn’t expect that at all! I’m humbled that you would do that when you didn’t have to.
Just last week, when my husband had experienced enough of our crumbling mess of a driveway, I called Beverly to see what your schedule looked like to get the job done. Not only was Beverly courteous, professional and knowledgeable but she took that extra step needed to help make an extremely satisfied customer. Beverly was able to schedule an extraordinary next day removal and following day installation of our driveway through her efforts and coordination with the field supervisor.
I wanted to thank Jennite for coming out and installing the ATC driveway here at BASF yesterday. Right from the beginning, Johnny and his crew were on the same page as myself with the site’s safety policies and procedures making it a smooth, safe and efficient install. I think the drive turned out great and again, the guys were a pleasure to work with. We have Jennite entered into our long term capital plan for any lot maintenance.