Pocono County Paving, Inc Reviews (1)
Review: Bill H[redacted] the owner had a verbal agreement with me to lay 3.5 inches of asphalt at 1700 square ft. While at the job site waiting for the asphalt to arrive I asked bill h[redacted] how many tons is needed for the job and he stated a full truck 22 tons. When the truck arrived around 10:30 am on July 29, 2014 they began to pave. I spoke with the truck driver who was standing in my garage and watching at that time. I ask him what his weight was for asphalt. I asked him because I am certified in pa to weight over weight trucks. He stated 18 tons. I did not think much of it at the time and I just watched them lay down the material. When they were done Bill h[redacted] waived me down and said he has 4-5 ton left over and would lay it at $350. $70 a ton. At the time I declined. I went on to
measure the square footage and it was approximately 1684 sq ft. Not 1700 as we agreed. Bill h[redacted] then said its not going to change you either pay me or i'll ripe this "[redacted]" up. I then approached him and said you lied to me about how much you were getting. I went on to say your truck driver even said he got 18 tons on his weight slip and that he paid around $1200. Bil h[redacted] said my driver does not know what he is talking about. The words got heated and Bill h[redacted] walked away. After walking away I spoke with the truck driver again and ge stated the bill was even $1200+. $70 a ton at 18 ton equals $1260. I ultimately paid with a check written to bill h[redacted] for $3000. I advised Bill I did not mean any disrespet when I measured. Bill stated he took it as disrespectful. Bill stated his driver gets paid $12 an hour he dont know st. He then stated he only actually had 2 ton left over.
After he left I called Pocono Quarry located at 300 kaiser rd stroudsburg, pa 18360 570-992-4210. There I spoke with staff who advised PCP Paving paid with a credit card at 9:50am 7/29/14 and got 18.5 tons. Secretary then stated PCP Paving then got another 5 tons after 12:00pm on 7/29/14.
I called Bill H[redacted] back and advised him I spoke with the pocono quarry who advised what I said about. He disputed it and stated he got 22 tons and that he would put us on 3 way with the company. I advised him why would your driver lie and the quarry lie about his weight. Then the line went dead. I went onto measure by hammering a Philip screwdriver through the asphalt. I measured 4 different locations which 3 were 2 inches thick and 1 was slightly under 2 inches thick. I then spoke with an experienced paver who works for fountain hill PA public works supervisor jim who advised for 1700 square feet at 3.5 inches layed down the minimum needed was 20 tons. He is in charge of public works and advised he knows because this is his job. He advised the quarry told me that was his weight of asphalt, that they should have his weight slip. I advised him of how think it was and he stated he must of layed it thinner and still had some left over to try and sell me. He advised if it required 20 tons he should of just layed all 18 and not try and sell you stuff I may have bought. He advised me to call Bill H[redacted] and answer why he only got 18 ton on a 20 ton job at minimum. And also tell him at many places it is only 2inches when compressed from 3.5 inches you should get at least 2.5inches. He advised there are calculators online to figure out asphalt quantity. I then went onto a site where I punched in the numbers 47x33 and 12x12. This job at 3.5 inches requires 20+ TON of asphalt.Desired Settlement: I called today 7/30/14 and left of message for Bill to call me. I also advised him on the mesaage of my findings. In the end the quarry company and his driver admitted 18.5 tons and not the 22 tons Bill h[redacted] said I was getting. He skimmed on the thinkness of the asphalt and did not lay down a true 1700 square foot as requested. I request him to finish the job or refund the amount he did not lay down. He obtained 18.5 tons and said he had 2 ton left over equaling 16.5 TONS. I Request he lay at max 5.5 tons 16.5 +5.5 tons equals 22 tons or at minimum 3.5 tons, 16.5+3.5 equals 20 ton which is the minimum job requirement