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Asphalt Specialties Co

Founded 1979 • With Angi since August 2002


(122) Verified Reviews


Asphalt Specialties Co. was founded 37 years ago in Lakeland, MN. President, Erik Peterson, worked installing asphalt during the summers while completing a degree in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1978. Dave Swanson, Vice President, was one of the founding members of Asphalt Specialties Co. The company originally provided residential asphalt installations only. It grew throughout the years by providing exceptional quality of product and service, developing a residential marketing system and adding concrete and retaining walls to the product mix. In August of 1994, the company moved to Shoreview, providing a central location in the Twin Cities market. Currently, the company operates with approximately 20 installation personnel, involving 2 excavation crews, paving crew, patch and repair crew, seal crew, and concrete crew. The company owns and maintains all the construction equipment and vehicles for its operations. Sales and marketing is handled by 5 residential and 3 commercial sales people. The office staff provides customer and employee support. Our experienced employees, many who have been with the company for years, allows for future growth without compromising standards. The company is committed to providing a positive atmosphere for promoting exceptional service to exceed customer expectations. The company's future plans call for steady growth for residential and commercial installations....

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As with any seasonal company, get on the schedule early. We had one section of concrete removed, re-grading for run-off to flow away from the house into a rain garden basin they dug, and put down asphalt on a gravel 3 car parking area, with the asphalt butting up against the 110 yr old brick house. This was a tight area to work being at an old house in Minneapolis. This company was the only one to...

Description of Work
Asphalt driveway over previous gravel drive and parking area

Category driveway pavers



I had a concrete driveway installed. The concrete broke in two places. They did a cheep repair that did not hold. Because of the cheep repair, the patches came out and three more pieces broke off. Then they did a saw cut and shoved some cheep silicone into the saw cut. The silicone has already worked its way out. Then without my permission they put some non concrete patch in the five holes. Then t...

Description of Work
I had a concrete driveway and garage floor installed.

Category concrete repair,concrete driveways



It took awhile, likely due to year end scheduling. I accepted their bid mid Sept, the old driveway was removed in mild October, and the new asphalt was just laid today in mid November. Their price was the best quote I received from a contractor who could prove licensing and insurance and their guarantee is five times industry standard at 10 years. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and professiona...

Description of Work
Asphalt driveway full replacement.

Category driveway pavers



rain interfered with getting the driveway done as quickly as we had hoped

Description of Work
new concrete garage floor and asphalt driveway

Category concrete repair,driveway pavers



The experience was excellent from start to finish. Joseph Dalton was our sales rep, he's fantastic. He clearly communicated the process, the cost and expectations. He was engaged and energetic throughout the entire project. The crew is very skilled at what they do and did a great job. Overall the outcome exceeded our expectations. I recommend Asphalt Specialties without reservation.

Description of Work
We needed an asphalt apron.

Category driveway pavers



We replaced the top 2/3 of our concrete driveway. The bobcats, etc. that ripped out the old concrete wreaked havoc on the bottom 1/3 that was not replaced. They offered to cover the bottom 1/3 with a skim coat product called Ardex. It looked terrible so they did it a second time. Although better, it still looks bad. The color is inconsistent, brush marks are very visible, and they spilled some on the main driveway. It just doesn't look professional. The day they came to cut in the expansion joints (which are not straight) in the upper 2/3 section, a three-foot crack appeared. They tried to patch it, but it is still visible. The last time he came to our home, he offered no solutions. I find that quite surprising since their paperwork says "Your Satisfaction Is Our Goal". I'm not satisfied but they did nothing else to address my concerns. He did reduce my cost by $500.

Description of Work
New concrete driveway and front sidewalk.

Category concrete repair contractor","concrete driveway



they did it in a two step process. Tear out old driveway and add more base to the driveway. Let the base settle for a week and come back to pour the new asphalt driveway. They took the time to answer all of my questions and gave me an instruction sheet about when to drive on the driveway. They use more asphalt then other companies. They warranty the driveway for 10 years against settling and offered to come for free touchups if I was not satisfied.

Description of Work
Tear out and install new driveway

Category driveway contractor



Ron was great! We ran into a few things during the project(cables under the dirt, hand digging for some of the footings). They did a great job and we are very happy with the final product!

Description of Work
Poured concrete sidewalk around the side of our house, a pad for our hot tub on the lower level, post footings for our deck and asphalt on our driveway.

Category concrete repair contractor","excavator","driveway contractor



The workman told us that the patch work was not really necessary and that the driveway was overall in OK shape. He recommended full replacement of the asphalt if the driveway degraded more, if we wanted the look of a new driveway or if we planned to sell soon. He was knowledgeable and seemed quite honest and straightforward.

Description of Work
We asked for an estimate for repairing several areas in our asphalt driveway. The workman came to our house promptly, looked at the driveway and measured it for the repair. He gave us an estimate that was nearly $1000 less than another company.

Category concrete repair contractor","concrete driveway","driveway contractor



They have a 10-year guarantee on their work. We have had three large cracks in our concrete sidewalk. They came out to fix these cracks, but the job does not look good. It looks like a poorly done patch, not a repair. It also takes them a long time to even come out to do these repairs. I would not recommend them.

Description of Work
They came out to repair my sidewalk.

Category concrete repair contractor

    Services Offered

    Asphalt driveways, asphalt maintenance, concrete driveways, concrete garage floors, concrete maintenance, patios, sidewalks & steps, tennis courts, basketball courts, retaining walls, stamped concrete, decorative concrete.

    Services Not Offered

    Planting, trees, lawn & yard care.

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