We chose York West because they do virtually all of the driveways in our area. Our goal was to widen our driveway by about 2 feet from the end of our front walk (which runs along the side our our garage) to the sidewalk. We were also upgrading the front walk. We are on a pie-shaped lot and our front yard had a small triangle of grass widening out to a large perennial garden. The contract, with diagram, was signed in June 2009.
In August of that year, several weeks after they were supposed to dig up the driveway, York West arrived without warning. We were out of town at the time but our adult daughter was home. They proceeded to dig up our entire front yard in a triagular shape, clearly contrary to the contract and diagram, destroying two 20-year-old rosebushes which were in bloom, hundreds of bulbs, perennials, annuals, grass and native grasses, ornaments, decorative rocks & driftwood and a fledgling tomato plant already bearing fruit. Everything was tossed into the back of their truck. Our daughter tried to stop them but they would not listen to her.
After countless phone calls, emails and publication threats, promises were made to replace that which was destroyed. In the end a credit was given only for the four rose bushes that were lost and we were promised triple mix and sod deliveries the next spring (since it was too late in the 2009 season by this time). In November they sent their subcontractor, Kingsway Landscaping to do the walkway and Kevin and his team did a great job. In December 2009 York West finally paved our driveway. Come spring 2010, we had dandelions growing up through the asphalt, in the centre of the driveway, not just at the edges. Obviously a poor paving job. The driveway was dug up again in 2010 when they were doing other driveways in the neighbourhood and finally paved in July of 2010. Triple mix was delivered a year after it was promised and also after what seemed like hundreds of telephone calls but the sod was never delivered and now I have given up altogether.
York West may enjoy being the biggest game in town but they are not the only game. My recommendation would be to get someone else to pave your driveway.
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