Residential Asphalt Paving
Add value to your home with a driveway, walkway, or asphalt patio. Whether it’s a driveway replacement, a driveway extension, a driveway seal or a few potholes to fix we can do it. We offer custom driveways with interlocking borders and walkways and patios.
Caring for your new driveway
Congratulations on your new asphalt driveway. With proper care your new driveway will last years. We have provided some valuable tips below to minimize damage you may cause to the driveway during the fisrt critiacal days and into the next years. Your driveway will take from 3-6 months to fully cure. You will know that the drieway is cured as it fades to a grayish color. Until then follow the tips to ensure a long lasting surface that you will enjoy for years to come.
Asphalt needs time
Liquid asphalt usually takes 6-12 months to cure. It will be pliable and soft until then. Keep auto traffic off for at least 3 full days or longer if hot outside. .
Watering down your driveway on hot days will cool and temporarily harden the asphalt. This is helpful but not mandatory. If soaps suds appear do not be alarmed. Although every effort is made to avoid puddles in your drieway, some small ones are inevitable.
Be gentle for a while
Your new driveway can be scarred by automobiles starting out too fast, pulling in too quickly, turning around in tight areas and just plain driving too fast.
During the first 6-12 months while your driveway is curing do not park in the same spot every time. Do not turn your steering wheel back and forth when your car is not moving.
Avoid jacks or car ramps
Put a piece of plywood under your jack or car ramps to help distribute the weight.
Avoid excessive weight
Large heavy vehicles can depress your driveway. Keep oil trucks, concrete trucks and other heavy trucks off your new driveway. When storing campers and boats for a long period of time, place a piece of plywood under the tongue jack and also under the tires.
Avoid pointed objects
Lawn chairs, bicycle and motorcycle kickstands exert weight on concentrated areas and will create holes and depression in your new driveway. Especilly watch out for those pointy high heels dueing the warm months.
Stay off the edges of your driveway
This is the weakest part of your driveway due to lack of side support. Avoid driving in the edges since they will crack and crumble in time. We suggest building up the sides of your driveway with top soil to approximently one inch from the top to allow room for sod growth and water drainage.
Sometimes Weeds Happen
Although every effort is made to remove and kill grass, weeds, and dandelions before your driveway is paved, they sometimes have very deep roots. If any should puch up through your driveway, contact us for instructions.