We’re All About Driveways, a website dedicated to helping homeowners just like you not only learn all about the proper installation and maintenance of residential driveways, but also find honest and reliable companies to help you get the job done right the first time.
With nearly 3 decades of experience in the driveway industry, our founder Patrick Mattingley, has carefully gathered together the best interlocking paver contractors serving Crystal Lake and the surrounding areas.
To request a FREE estimate just enter your contact information into the form above or call us at 1-866-966-9939 and we’ll connect you with up to (3) three pre-screened an background checked companies right away.*
Our list of recommended companies will be notified of your request and get in touch with you within 24 to 48 hours. You’ll also receive an email with a link to a web page with a list of the companies you can be expecting to hear from, with all of their contact information and read ratings and reviews from other homeowners who’ve used them in the past.
Interlocking paver driveways are the most durable, most cost effective, and most dynamic driveway available. They can be designed and installed to be unique to you, they’re great for any type of climate and most interlocking pavers manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on the pavers. However, the most important aspect of the installation of interlocking pavers driveways is hiring the right contractor to install it.
Anyone... anyone can get into the business of installing interlocking pavers. No experience, little experience or a lifetime of experience... it doesn’t matter.
Now, that’s not meant to demean the good and honest interlocking paver contractors out there... not at all. There are some very honest, hard working folks in the pavers business. But because it IS so simple to get into, there are many paver contractors that start up their business and within a couple of years, a couple of months or even just weeks, their out of business. They’re here today and gone tomorrow leaving many homeowners with poor work and non existent warranties. Think about it... a warranty is only as solid as the company that’s offering it. Anyone can offer a great warranty, but not everyone can stand behind it. And that’s very important when it comes to driveway pavers. They are justifiably the most expensive driveway surface available, and if a person is going to spend the money for interlocking driveway pavers, then making sure the contractor has adequate experience and will be around in the future to honor the warranty should be at the top of the list.
There is little or virtually zero regulation of paver driveways installation. It’s easy to hire the wrong contractor or even worse, get taken by a contractor who’s learned how to make a living figuring out how to profit from interlocking paver scams..
The worst part is... most people don’t even realize it until it’s too late!
Think about it... how many Interlocking Paver Driveways does the average homeowner purchase in a lifetime? One? Maybe 2? Therefore, most homeowners don’t understand the proper installation of interlocking pavers. Some unethical contractors know this. They know most people don’t understand driveway pavers installation, which makes it easy for them to take advantage of us. They know that when we ask them questions, they can simply reply with answers we want to hear, rather than giving us the honest answers. They assure us they’ll do a great job, but conveniently leave out the most important details. Then, when they perform the work, they cut corners to save time and money, and increase their profits. They know their work will last just long enough to get paid. By the time we realize we received a bad job, they’re already long gone with our hard earned money!
Unfortunately we end up spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on repairing their poor installation job.
It may be an obvious answer to a silly question but, which would you rather have in front of your home?
A new interlocking paver driveway that’s
installed properly and lasts a lifetime?
Or a driveway that plagues you with problem after problem
requiring countless repairs year after year?
We’ve seen poor driveway pavers installation time after time after time. Can you imagine paying thousands of dollars only to wind up having an eyesore for a driveway in front of your home or problems that just never go away?
We receive hundreds of questions and numerous complaints from homeowners from all over the country asking us about unethical interlocking pavers contractors.
Unfortunately, the same problems can occur with the inexperienced driveway pavers contractors. While they may have good intentions, a poorly installed interlocking pavers driveway can cause just as many headaches and wasted money on repairs. Ultimately, you still end up with a driveway that has uneven pavers, signs of repairs or shifting pavers. Putting too much trust in an inexperienced contractor is just not worth it. Worse, making the mistake of hiring a driveway pavers contractor that ends up just ripping us off.
So how does a person choose a driveway pavers contractor and be certain they have adequate experience? How does a person choose a driveway pavers contractor and be certain they’re not going to mislead us? How can a person be sure that the contractor they want to hire hasn’t ripped off other homeowners in the past? How can a person be sure the contractor they hire has the proper licensing and insurance? How much does proper driveway pavers installation cost? Is the contractor fully insured?
These are all questions that most of us ask, but really have no way of knowing or verifying. To do such extensive background verification can require days of research, time and money. Unfortunately, with little or no knowledge of interlocking pavers, there’s just no guarantee that the job will turn out right if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
We’ve been in the driveway business for well over 2 decades, and during that time we’ve installed and maintained thousands of residential driveways.
We started AllAboutDriveways.com to help homeowners save time and money to avoid the pitfalls of a poorly installed interlocking paver driveway.
Everything you need to know is right here, in one place, on this website. Patrick, consumer advocate at TrustPatrick.com and creator of AllAboutDriveways.com, shares his decades of experience and provides transparent, unbiased facts and details about all phases of interlocking paver driveway installation and maintenance.
Just a few minutes of research on our website has the potential of saving years of headaches and hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on unnecessary driveway maintenance and repairs. As a matter of fact, getting answers to the most frequently asked questions about interlocking paver driveway installation and repairs that are unbiased, factual and revealing can also assist in helping you avoid choosing the wrong company.
The bottom line... here at AllAboutDriveways.com, we provide you with all of the information you need to help save you from the regret of hiring the wrong interlocking paver company in Crystal Lake.
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All contractors must provide current and ongoing proof of General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. This way if any property is damaged or an employee is hurt while installing your new asphalt driveway you know you’re covered. As a Certificate Holder, we’re notified immediately if one of our members insurance is cancelled or has lapsed. That contractor is then immediately removed from our list until insurance is reinstated.
All contractors must be properly licensed in the state, counties and cities that they perform asphalt driveway paving. **Where licensing is required.
All contractors must have been in business for a minimum of 1 year. We know exactly what questions to ask and what to look for to verify a contractors knowledge and experience about asphalt driveway paving.
All contractors must agree to perform asphalt driveway installation services at or above manufacturer’s specifications and deliver an exceptional customer experience. No driveway paving contractor is immune to our guidelines. If you have a complaint about any of the contractors listed on our referral list, we’ll investigate it and help to mediate a swift resolution.
Only contractors who agree to our strict guidelines will be listed as an official member of our Exclusive Contractor Referral List. Contractors who don’t adhere to these guidelines will be immediately removed as one of our recommended companies.
We take our job and your protection very serious. There is absolutely no one that goes to the extent that we do to provide you with peace of mind. The entire pre-screening process can take up to 7-10 days before we approve and recommend a company.
As a matter of fact, out of all of the interlocking pavers contractors we’ve spoken to in Crystal Lake , very few, and sometimes none, are willing to endure our vetting process.
The only interlocking paver driveway contractors we recommend are only the ones that we would hire for our own home. You can rest easy and feel confident knowing that we’re here to help you get a good, quality paver driveway that will last.