Friday afternoon , the crew that does driveway sealcoating came. There were two crews.
The prep crew. They trimmed along the drives. Filled in any cracks in the pavement. That was a crew of four young men. All working steady. Then they drove off and a crew of three came.
The sealcoat crew, came in and went right to work. I ask if I could get a photo. They said yes, so I told them to look up and look pretty. :)
These fellows did a great job. just worked till it was done and never left not one bit of a mess. The man in charge even took his shoes off to bring the bill up to the door. Four hours after applying the sealcoat, you can walk on the drives but must wait 48 hours to drive on them.
This is the shop/garage drive...it has a curved area along the flower beds. Thankfully our neighbor lady let us park our vehicles in her gravel farm drive. She also had her garage drive coated. Then a fellow from down the road stopped and asked the crews to come to his house. They gave him a business card . They send out the owner and he evaluates the drives and what it will cost. They give a discount for okaying the contract within two weeks.
Ted and I have decided to send extra along with the bill as a tip for each fellow who worked. I already told the crew boss, who happens to be the owners SIL. :):) Believe me the total price was very reasonable. So glad to have this done.
Today is low humidity here and it feels so good. I will be able to run a few errands and sit outside . I want to wish all of you a great weekend. XO
It does feel great when a job is well done and they don't make a mess! Hard to find these daysReplyDelete
Ann, You are so right. So many people don't give a hoot how they do their job. But this bunch of young men did very well . I do appreciate that. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
We always tip when we get good service. I also go on Yelp and write good reviews.ReplyDelete
Linda, I wanted to tip because a job well done is getting to be scarce. So I wrote the owner and sent tow checks...one for the job and one as tips for all the men. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It's great to get such good service. It looks really nice.ReplyDelete
Karen, I love when people give their all and take pride in their work. This was a bunch of really young fellows too. I am thankful that I did not have to do it myself. Ted and I did one year and it was work. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It looks so nice, you must be delighted to have that done! I need to get estimates to re-crown my gravel driveway - a couple of big storms left ravines down the center!ReplyDelete
Honey, It's always something when you own a property. I know you work hard there...but it's nice to be able to hire others to work and then get a job well done....that is such a plus these days. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Isn't it nice to have something nice to say about a job well done nowadays? So many don't care about their workmanship - just money. So, I think it's great to commend them on a job well done,ReplyDelete
Judy, I totally agree. They were very young too..so I know the owner has trained them. I hope the tip makes them want to continue to work well. I was very pleased. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
We almost always tip the workmen who work at our house or buy them lunch. That drive looks good. Happy weekend and I love low humidity here in Texas. We are going to an outdoor birthday party this afternoon and it is already 98 degrees. 😬ReplyDelete
Nonnie, I am pleased with the out come of the driveways. Just glad I didn't have to do it myself.LOL. Hope your birthday party goes well. It's still hot here...even though the weather forecasters keep saying it's low humidity...it doesn't feel so much cooler. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It really looks good. I am sure you are happy to have it finished.ReplyDelete
Sylvia, I am happy to have things done that have been on our to do list for ever...or so it seems. LOL . Hope you have a wonderful evening. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Your driveway looks great and I'm sure will last. WE have cement aggregate and with the snow it chips. Costs an arm and a leg to have it redone. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.ReplyDelete
Noreen...the sun or snow/ice is hard on our drive ways. We priced concrete before we did the asphalt...it was 4 times the price. Yikes. So since we had one asphalt drive we just re did it and then the one by the shop. We sealed it once ourselves...that was a lot of hot work...glad I don't have to do it. :):)I am ready for a vacation of some kind. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
We would have to seal coat our drive at the last house every year. It is reasonable and they do such a great job. You are the sweetest to tip the guys that worked so hard on your driveway.
Happy Week End. So happy for the lower temps by me too.
Kris, Our beautiful lawn that we had taken care of this year...is getting crunchy...we need a good soaking rain..no floods just rains. :):) I love sunshine and summertime...but the heat is draining all my energy. Hope Sunday is sweet. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It always looks so nice when this is done. Glad that you had a great crew!ReplyDelete
Vee, It sure makes the drives looks good...now some much needed rain will help the lawn. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
p.s. hope you are doing well honey.
It does look great! And always nice to get it done right. It's worth it when the workers are dedicated to their job! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, DianeReplyDelete
Diane, I like the way the young men just went right to work...not a lot of talking. Today was a nice day. warm around 1:00 but much cooler this evening. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hot and sticky here. You folks have so much space around you! I have even thought about moving to New Hampshire where there are as many people in the state as there are in downtown Boston on your average day. I should take a picture of my sisters neighborhood. They are on top of each other here. It's pretty much the same at my place (When I get to move back).ReplyDelete
Boston Boy, do you think you could bear to live away from the crowds? Haven't you lived there you whole life? Yes, get some snaps of your sister's neighborhood. I sure hope you can get back into your home before much longer. I think you and Arlene are good pals and enjoy your time ...I am sure she misses you. It's nice when we can count on someone. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
It is so nice to see people taking pride in the work they do for their customers! And I'm sure they will be very happy that you were pleased with their work.ReplyDelete
Dewena, I do like when you hire someone and they do their very best. Truth is everyone should approach their job that way....but we know they do not. So yes, I was very pleased with these young fellows and the job they did for us. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
That looks so nice all freshened up! We like to tip the guys too but it doesn't always work out to do it in person. I'm sure they'll appreciate it!ReplyDelete
Liz, No I did not tip the fellows while they we here. I sent their tip in with our payment and a letter stating to give man a fair share of the tip.. But I did mention the tip to the owners' son-in-law in front of another worker. So they know there's a tip involved. I used to work with the owner when we were employed at G.M. He's an honest fellow. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete