hiring a concrete driveway replacement guy?

I am getting our 25 year-old concrete driveway replaced (torn out and new one put in). Any advice/tips to ask/look for in finding a good company/guy to do the job?
Cory
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Specifically, look at other jobs they have done. See if they will provide you with a list of references for the past 5 years. The reason i say 5 years is to see how their work lasts after a couple years. Typically if concrete spalls it will do it in the first 2 years or less.

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I checked out this one concrete contractor's work whom I'm leaning towards. He showed me two driveways, one that is a year old, another that is two years old. They both appear to be in good shape. I talked to the owner of the 2-year old - he says this guys does good work. Should I get him to show me a driveway older than two years old?? I also called his old boss and left a message with him to call me. What should I ask him?
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I would say if the 2 year old slab looks ok he's probably alright. Ask his boss simple stuff like was he on time for work. Did he get along with his co-workers. You probably won't get him to tell you much about the quality of his work - that's the problem with ex-bosses they want work too. You can ask just remember to take it with a grain of salt if it's not such a great review.

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left a message with him to call me. What should I ask him?" How much information on the quality of his work do you think his old boss is going to offer. I know I would offer minimal. In light of that fact, and seeing that Cory had already setup the call from his old boss. One thing I want to know is if I can work with the individual, especially if something goes wrong 6 months after the fact.. Yes this is just a concrete pour to you and I but to the owner who has to walk / drive up and down it everyday it makes sense to get as much info as possible.
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Cory, what part of the country? Drive around and look for jobs being done and ask questions. Check with prior customers and always get references. Muff
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Muff,
I'm in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada...
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Cory, looks like you are on your way to getting a good contractor. I'm sorry you don't live closer as I have an outstanding concrete guy here in Tampa Florida who does outstanding work Jeff who owns Concrete Concepts. Muff
PS...that news hound guy's parents had no children that lived.
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Muff wrote:

Too bad for her - your wife didn't do that..
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In our local township the residents had to have their concrete sidewalks done if they weren't smoothed or uncracked. (Don't get me started - yes I said we HAD to get them repaired!)
But my point is you might want to investigate who ever does that kind of work for your township, bourough et al.
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