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The Best Paving & Concrete Contractors in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Paving or concrete contractors in Queens bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the pavers or concrete contractors who have exceeded the minimum New York City regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who have agreed to hire only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for new driveways, asphalt paving, paving stones, mudjacking, slabjacking, or concrete in Queens.

 

Updated August 18, 2017

 The TOP 10 Concrete Contractors & Paving Companies in Queens NY

Royal Renovators Inc
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(718) 414-6067
118-35 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
NYC license #2030146
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau InstallationMasters Certified GAF Authorized Residential Roofing Installer Energy Star Partner

Areas Served: Queens NY incl. Forest Hills NY,Elmhurst NY,Flushing NY,Rochdale NY, Jackson Heights ...
Services: cement for sidewalks and driveways; brickwork for steps, porches, walkways
Key Brands: Alside Siding, Alside Windows, CertainTeed, Exterior Portfolio Siding, GAF, James ...

Messina Asphalt Corp
1850 42nd St
Astoria, NY 11105

Areas Served: Queens County,Sunnyside NY,St Albans NY,Woodhaven NY,Steinway NY,Astoria NY,Glendale
Services: asphalt walkways,asphalt driveways,asphalt sealcoating,resurfacing driveways

Fortunata Asphalt Paving Co
9841 44th Ave
Flushing, NY 11368

Areas Served: Elmhurst NY,Queens NY,Kew Gardens Hil,LeFrak City,Auburndale NY,Jackson Heights NY
Services: asphalt contractors for asphalt paving,seal coating, asphalt driveways,parking lots

Cardone Concrete Inc
13019 180th St
Jamaica, NY 11434

Areas Served: Queens Village NY,Queens County,Far Rockaway NY,Elmhurst NY,Jackson Heights,Rochdale
Services: concrete sidewalks,concrete patios,concrete driveways

Professional Pavers Corp
4 Court Sq
Long Island City, NY 11101

Areas Served: Queens NY,Queensboro Hill,LeFrak City,Elmhurst NY,Jackson Heights NY,Bay Terrace NY
Services: paving company for all new paving & paving repair

Excellent Asphalt Paving Corp
4311 19th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105

Areas Served: Jackson Heights NY,Queens NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY,Cambria Heights NY,Bayside NY
Services: asphalt contractors for asphalt paving,asphalt driveways,asphalt parking lots

Acme Skillman Concrete Co Inc
5622 58th St
Flushing, NY 11378

Areas Served: Jackson Heights NY,Queens County,Forest Hills NY,Rochdale,North Corona NY,Elmhurst NY
Services: concrete patios,concrete driveways,concrete pouring,concrete pumping

Pro Concrete Contracting Corp
9511 147th Pl
Jamaica, NY 11435

Areas Served: Queens County,Elmhurst NY,Laurelton NY,East Flushing NY,Rochdale,Jackson Heights NY
Services: concrete pouring,concrete pumping,concrete contractors

The Best Paving & Concrete Contractors in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


New York state does not require any state license of paving or concrete contractors in Queens so there is no state standard for competency.  New York City requires contractors for concrete or asphalt paving in Queens to have a city license, which means passing an exam but it is not one a test of trade skill or knowledge of paving or concrete.  Commercial paving or concrete contractors require no such license.

So the NYC license is no guarantee that any particular concrete contractor in Queens is competent, doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all concrete contractor or asphat pavers in Queens who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified city  license (residential paving or concrete only), proof of liability insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

 

 

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Types of Pavers

Paving Stone Manufacturers

Interlocking pavers

American Pavers
Belgard Pavers
Cambridge Pavingstones
McNear Brick & Block
Oldcastle Pavers
Unilock Paving Stones

Permeable pavers

Belgard Pavers
Cambridge Pavingstones
Oldcastle Pavers
Turfstone
Unilock Paving Stones

Tumbled pavers

Belgard Pavers
Cambridge Pavingstones
Cambridge Pavingstones
Oldcastle Pavers
Unilock Paving Stones

Industrial pavers

American Pavers
Belgard Pavers
Oldcastle Pavers
Unilock Paving Stones

Cobblestone pavers

Belgard Pavers
Cambridge Pavingstones
Oldcastle Pavers

Engraved pavers

Cambridge Pavingstones

  

Brick and block fireplaces

McNear Brick & Block
Unilock Paving Stones

Stone wall planters

Belgard Pavers
Cambridge Pavingstones
McNear Brick & Block
Oldcastle Pavers
Unilock Paving Stones

Full bricks

American Pavers
McNear Brick & Block

Thin bricks

American Pavers
McNear Brick & Block

 

 

 

Common Paving Terms

Aggregate: A combination of gravel, sand and crushed rock that is usually used as a base for pavers. Aggregate is also mixed with cement to form concrete.

Asphalt: A sticky, black liquid that is mixed with crushed gravel and sand (aggregate) for paving.

Base or Base Material: A layer of aggregate used as a foundation layer for paving stones, including "interlocking pavers". Base or base material helps support the pavers, especially for paving driveways and walkways.

Blending Pavers: When two or more colors of pavers are combined, the treatment is referred to as blending pavers.

Brick Paver: Brick pavers are made of clay and shale and are fired in molds. These pavers are easier to install than regular bricks, and most are hardier than bricks when used to pave driveways, walkways and patios.

Cambridge Pavers: Pavers manufactured by Cambridge Pavingstones are called Cambridge pavers. These pavers are sturdy and designed with a top layer of ArmorTec, a surface coating that protects the color and strength of the pavingstones.

Cantera Pavers: Natural rock pavers made from volcanic ash in central Mexico are called Cantera Pavers. Cantera pavers are durable, lightweight and useful in fireplaces, columns, fountains, barbecues, home entryways and Cantera tiles.

Cement-Aggregate Ratio: The ratio of cement to aggregate in a concrete mixture is known as the cement-aggregate ratio. It is usually measured by weight.

Chamfer Pavers: Beveled edged pavers that are often used at the edges of driveways, patios and walkways. Chamfer pavers are best used for water drainage, and installing them at the edges of driveways and sidewalks helps protect the pavers from chipping.

Clay: Clay is a fine-grained soil that is elastic when wet but maintains hard shapes when fired in a kiln or oven. Clay pavers come in many colors and are best used for paving driveways, patios and sidewalks. These clay pavers will never fade and are as strong as brick pavers, making them good choices for areas of high traffic.

Cobblestones: Cobblestones are riverbed rocks that were originally used to pave early streets. Now, cobblestones are often used in decorative paving. Known for their strength and beauty, many modern homeowners choose cobblestones as paving for unique driveways, walkways and more.

Concrete: A strong construction material formed from cement and aggregate components, concrete is often used to pave driveways, sidewalks and walkways. When dry, concrete hardens like rock. 

Concrete Pumping / Concrete Pouring: This refers to the mixing and delivery of the wet concrete, sometimes referred to as ready-mix, usually in a cement truck. Some concrete contractors don't own their own truck or do their own mixing so they hire an outside concrete pumping company to prepare and deliver the concrete. The skill of that outside company is critical because different uses and applications require specific concrete mixtures to avoid cracking or failure. You have the ability to select and hire the concrete pouring company that the concrete contractor would use on your project.

Concrete Pavers: Concrete based paving stones are known as concrete pavers. These pavers come in many sizes, shapes and colors. Concrete pavers are strong and sturdy, and are used for paving driveways, walkways, parking lots, sidewalks and decorative paving.

Concrete Sand: Concrete sand is a course, rinsed sand used for base layers and aggregate.

Crushed Rock: Crushed rock is most frequently used as an aggregate for concrete and as a base layer for pavers. Crushed rock comes in many colors and can be used as a decorative layer. However, crushed rock edges are sharp, so crushed rock is often used in conjunction with pavers.

Denated Pavers: Pavers that are not square or rectangular, but instead round or odd-shaped are called denated pavers. Most pavers are square, but some paving stones come in other shapes for design or artistic purposes.

Edge Pavers: Pavers that are used at the edge of sidewalks, driveways or walkways are called edge pavers. These are either purchased with a straight edge or are trimmed straight by paving installers. Some edge pavers have beveled edges for easy maintenance and better drainage.

Edge Restraints: Pavers at the edge of driveways, sidewalks and parking lots require edge restraints to keep them in place. This edge restraint system may be a hard plastic or metal and can be hidden for aesthetic reasons or exposed as a decorative feature of the paving work.

Engraved Pavers: Pavers etched or engraved with images or words are often used in memory terraces, walkways or patios. These engraved pavers are usually etched with lasers and are often sold as memorials, donor appreciation or fundraising efforts. Engraved pavers usually take the form of engraved bricks, but may also appear as etched pavers or engraved tiles.

Erosion: Erosion happens when rain, wind and water erode or wear away rocks. All natural surfaces experience erosion, but many modern pavers, such as concrete pavers and manufactured pavers limit erosion. Some pavers, such as erosion control pavers, permeable pavers and grass pavers, limit the effects of erosion and can even protect underlying soils from the effects of erosion.

Flexible Pavement: Flexible pavement is used for surfaces that bear weight, such as loading docks or roadways. Any pavement that does not use high-strength concrete can be considered flexible pavement, although some paving surfaces are more flexible than others. Flexible pavement can also be helpful on roads, driveways and sidewalks that endure freezing and thawing, also known as freeze-thaw cycles.

Freeze-Thaw Durability: Some paving stands up to freeze-thaw cycles better than other forms of paving, so it is said to have freeze-thaw durability. Flexible pavements are better able to withstand freezing and thawing, so they are often used for roads and driveways where freezing is common.

Frost Action: Freezing and thawing takes a toll on pavers and pavement. This is called frost action, and the results are often cracking, chipping and premature weathering. Cheap pavers don't hold up as well to frost action, so homeowners who buy hardy pavers are often happier with their durability.

Frost Heave: Sometimes pavers are lifted from their places as a result of frost heave, or the upthrust of the ground due to freezing. Pavers that are installed correctly leave some room for frost heave, limiting the disruption.

Grade: Some finished paved surfaces are at an angle, also called a grade. These pavers are most often part of a driveway or road. Some pavers, such as grass pavers, are used to help limit the effects of erosion due to grade.  

Gravel: Fine grain particles of rock and small pebbles are called gravel. Gravel is often used as an aggregate or base, and can be used for driveways and pathways. Some gravel is used as a base layer for paverstones.

Herringbone Pattern: A common pattern for bricks and pavers is called herringbone pattern. The pavers are laid in a pattern of short parallel lines, with adjacent columns at a 45 or 90 degree angle. Herringbone patterns appear to have a zigzag pattern.

Interlock: Pavers and paving stones are interlocked, or locked tightly together. This means that pavers cannot move independent from each other. This creates a solid surface that is ideal for walkways, pathways, driveways and roads.

Interlocking Pavement: Interlocking pavement is created when the pavers are laid in an interlocking pattern and the joints between the pavers are filled with sand. The pavement becomes sturdy as the whole section is compacted together using a compacting machine.

Joints: The spaces between the pavers are called joints. These pavement joints are usually filled with sand to help join the pavers, creating a stable surface.

Joint Spacing: The distance between the interlocking pavers is called joint spacing. The joint spacing is usually minimal to help with pavement stability, but the joint spacing between pavers might be any distance needed to create the look the paving installers or homeowners want.

Laying Pattern: Pavers are installed in geometric patterns called laying patterns. These laying patterns come in many forms, including herringbone pattern, basket weaves, random patterns, classic patterns and circles. Paver patterns, or the laying pattern, depend on the pavers used and the size and shape of your driveway, parking lot, patio or walkway.

Mechanical Installation: Some pavers are installed using machinery. Mechanical paver installation is a much faster method of paving than paving by hand, but mechanical installation also limits the scope of possible designs and laying patterns.

Mexican Pavers: Mexican pavers are hand-made clay pavers. Mexican pavers are traditionally made by Mexican artists and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Saltillo pavers are the most popular type of Mexican pavers. They are made from clay from Saltillo, Mexico. Lincoln clay Mexican pavers are dark brown and durable. Hacienda clay Mexican pavers are durable and can be formed into custom sizes and shapes. Hacienda pavers are most often used as outdoor pavers for patios and walkways.

Mosaic Pavers: Mosaics are images created with small pieces of colored glass, broken tile or pebbles. Mosaic pavers are created from glass, tile or pebble mosaics set into concrete pavers.

Multi-Colored Pavers (Color Blend Pavers): Pavers that are two or more colors are known as multi-colored pavers or color blend pavers.

Natural Pavers: Pavers created from natural rocks are known as natural pavers. Natural pavers are usually more durable than concrete, and their natural appearance is a popular choice for walkways and pathways.

Pavement Performance: Pavement performance is how well pavement and interlocking pavers stand up to regular use and weathering.

Paver Splitter: Paver splitters are used to cut pavers. They can be hand operated or mechanical, and some use hydraulics to evenly split and cut pavers.

Performance Period: All pavement, concrete and interlocking pavers have a performance period, or a specified time that the pavement should last. Performance period for pavers is usually measured in years.

Permeable Interlocking Pavement: Permeable interlocking pavement is built with a grid structure. Grass or other plants are then installed in the openings, allowing rain and water to permeate the surface. These pavers are sometimes called grass pavers, and are often used to limit erosion in yards, lawns and steep graded hills.

Porphyry Pavers: Porphyry is an igneous rock that is slightly rough in texture. Porphyry is very durable, resists impact and makes for flexible pavers. Porphyry pavers come in many natural colors and are ideal for driveways, walkways and pathways.

Precast Concrete Pavers: Made from sand, pebbles and gravel, precast concrete pavers are 100 percent manufactured pavers. Precast concrete pavers come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and weights and can be used in any application, including decks, walkways, terraces, driveways, pool decks and parking lots.

Rubber Pavers: Rubber pavers are pavers made from recycled tires. Rubber pavers are used for commercial and residential paving, as well as for sports and fitness arenas. Rubber pavers are maintenance-free, non-slip, attractive and durable. Rubber pavers come in many shapes and sizes and are also easy to install.

Sealer / Paver Sealer: Paver sealers is durable, water based sealant that coats and protects pavers and pavements. Paver sealers help make pavingstones waterproof and stain resistant, and good paver sealants bring out the color features of many pavers.

Solid Color Pavers: Solid color pavers are one color. This is achieved by adding iron oxide or metal oxide pigments to the concrete. This makes even-toned, solid color pavers. Solid color pavers come in a variety of colors and can be specially ordered to fit any home décor.

Stained Concrete: Vibrant colors are possible with stained concrete. Stained concrete is most often used in driveways and walkways, and can be designed to complement any home color scheme.

Stamped Concrete: Stamped concrete is an alternative to concrete pavers or interlocking pavers. Stamped concrete is created by laying a foundation of concrete and then stamping a pattern on the damp surface. Stamped concrete can be made to look like rocks, brick, tile, blocks or can be stamped with a pattern. Although, stamped concrete can crack if it isn't poured or supported correctly, so hire an experienced stamped concrete installer.

Stenciled Concrete: Like stamped concrete, stenciled concrete simulates other paving materials. Through the use of stencils, stenciled concrete can mimic rock, brick or tile. Stenciled concrete is often cheaper than pavers.

Weave or Parquet Pattern: Pavers can be installed in a weave pattern, also called a parquet pattern. This pattern is achieved when two or more pavers are set side by side and alternated at 90 degree angles.

 

 

 

 

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