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By constantine70043805, Oct 9 2017 03:27PM

We recently paved a driveway for a customer who had an awful Angies List experience. Our customer went on Angie' List thinking he would find a well trusted paving company to pave his driveway. Unfortunately the company he hired removed the existing asphalt and never showed up again. The owner continuously gave him dates and kept missing his deadlines. He gave excuses such as his paving box broke down, he didn’t have enough help, he would come when our customer wasn’t home etc. 3 months went by and our customer had finally had enough. He decided to give us a call. Our customer explained his situation and we were able to get it graded and paved in a timely fashion.


As far as I know you have to pay to be a part of Angies List. Meaning any contractor can join. Most of the time I would believe a contractor would pay to join a group because his work product does not speak for itself and is having trouble finding business. I know you have to pay to be a part of Home Advisor as well. These groups sound good on paper but when it comes down to it can they really deliver? In my opinion the better contractor’s don’t need to be a part of these organizations in order to drive business. Obviously everyone has their own opinion and can form their own assumptions. When hiring a contractor usually your local contractor would be the most trusted and loyal in your community. Your local contractor usually has ties to the community. We put our last name on everything we do. With that comes a social responsibility to our family and our customers. We understand the future of our business heavily relies upon our work product we create today.


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By constantine70043805, Jul 14 2017 01:35PM

I am proud and extremely honored to announce Constantine Sealing Service has been named to Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction Magazine's TOP 50 Contractors list in 3 categories; Pavement repair, Sealcoating, and Line Striping. The list is made up of contractors across the country who all meet a certian criteria determined by the editors.


This is the second year in a row that we have made the list and it is a humbling experience. It honestly keeps me motivated to make it again next year. This list shrunk from 75 contractors to 50 this year. There are alot of pavement concrators across the country and let alone in Connecticut. As the competition gets bigger and the list gets smaller we have to adapt to changing market conditions.


My fathers work ethic is unmatched and is the biggest reason we have been fortunate to make this list 2 years in a row. With out him this doesnt exist nor do we even come close to this honor. I would like to personally congratulate him on his current and continued success!



You can check out the article online by clicking here or the top 50 lists by clicking here

By constantine70043805, Jan 5 2017 03:07PM

We are techincally in the winter months but it has yet to really feel like winter, more like late fall. Temps have been cooler, but we have seen more rain than snow. Most people will call me crazy but there is something about the snow that I love. Maybe it stems from growing up and just loving to be out side. When my brothers and I were little we would always be the first kids outside all bundled up thanks to my Mom. Our activities usually inluded time trials on our little kitty kat snowmobile we used to have, building jumps for sledding, skating in the backyard rink my father used to make for us, or trying to hustle and make money shoveling driveways. Maybe it was the potential to have no school. Either way if there was snow, I was outside playing in it.

Fast forward 20 years later and nothing has really changed except I guess I have to wrok everytime it snows( Call us for your snow removal estimates!) It doesnt really bother me because its snow. Its cool. School doesnt get cancelled anymore but everything turns white and I still get that same feeling. Most people I know will complain about the snow, but they're a few that like to take advantage of what unique activities the winter months can offer.

I was messing around on the Farmers almanac this morning and found some scientific information that made me feel like a weather guy. Unfortunaately for most of you Southern New England is supposed to see more snowfall than average, but we are supposed to have warmer than average temps. Which means it will probably melt and make our cars a salty mess. Good for our car wash owners. I guess well see how accurate this really is.

Which got me thinking, what is the Farmers Almanac and why is it so rellevant. Well the story starts in 1815. Editor Robert B. Thomas wasa writing the alamanc and was interupted, sick, pre occupied with work, there are many reasons, anyways he predicts rain, sleet, and snow in July. Summer 1816 comes around and to the disbelief of many it does snow sleet and rain. Mostly inpart to the eruption of Mount Tambora. Its known as the year without summer. The Farmers Almanac instanly gained its reputation. Today the almanac is more scientific but they still use a "secret formula", which is comprised of histroical data. Its headquarters is in Dublin New Hampshire. The almanac claims a 80% accuracy rate but there is not much data to back it up.

To me it seems more like a generalization but for some reason it has been around for 225 years and continues to stay relevant. Either way it sounds like we just have to wait and see.

By constantine70043805, Jul 29 2016 04:45PM

No Trev is not stuck in a catch basin ( See instagram and follow our account) . But we have been busy as ever and it hasn't rained, like at all. Temperatures have reached over 100 degrees and the humidity of the north east doesnt help.

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Its been plenty hot and the ashpalt temperatures are even hotter. Did you know that you can fry an egg in 5 minutes at 131 degrees? When the air temperature reaches 87 degrees, pavement temperatures can be close to 141 degrees. Please keep all of our four legged friends safe before you walk across any asphalt surface. Place the back of your hand to the surface for 7-10 seconds to determine if it is safe to walk your pup across. We dont want any burnt paws.

With that said I have included 5 facts you also didnt know about our Summer at Constantine Sealing Service...

1- We have completed several basketball and tennis court resurfacing jobsthrough out the state, including our most recent playground color project at The Jennings School in New London. This job required four square and hop scotch layouts for the kids.

2- We tackled our biggest driveway to date totalling 400 gallons of sealer and over 2 days of labor. Between our parking lots and driveways we have used over 24,000 gallons on the year.

3- Our line striper (The big boss, my dad) has painted over 100,000 linear feet of pavement markings totaling over 18 miles.

4- Our dump trucks have hauled over 900 tons of new and old asphalt to repair and replace several parking lots and driveways

5- We have celebrated our 37th year in business as well as our 2016 Top Contractor award from Pavement Maintenance Magazine ( stay tuned for a featured article in an upcoming issue).

Hopefully everyone has been enjoying their summer and the heat. Remeber to keep you dogs safe and stay cool. I dont think this heat is leaving any time soon. Enjoy some of the photos below!

The Jennings School Playground
The Jennings School Playground
Marlborough Parks and Rec
Marlborough Parks and Rec
Line Striping National
Line Striping National
Paving
Paving
2016 Top Contractor award
2016 Top Contractor award

By constantine70043805, Apr 26 2016 01:25PM

The 2016 season started and its our 37th year in business. We have seen some good weather as of late, so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed it stays that way. If you didnt know by now, this is getting published because its raining and the guys have the day off.

In our first week we saw a little bit of everything; line striping, crack filling, curb repairs, pot hole repairs, catch basin repairs, tree root damage, and parking lot clean ups. All though this winter was mild, it still broke down the pavement and caused major problems. Catch basin failures have become a major issue in parking lots. We did a few emegency repairs over the winter and temporarily filled them with process so customers could drive over them. The asphalt plants opened last week and we were able to complete those repairs..

Were are still a week or so out from starting any sealcoat jobs but our schedule is already starting to fill up. If it is something you are interested in, give us a call for an estimate 860 633 7004 or fill out the form on our contact us page.

Check out some of the pictures from week 1 below.

Catch basin repair
Catch basin repair
New loading dock ramp
New loading dock ramp
Residential pothole repair
Residential pothole repair
pot hole before
pot hole before
pot hole after
pot hole after
crack filling FedEx distribution center
crack filling FedEx distribution center
Never ending lot
Never ending lot
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