+ How long will it take to install my driveway?
Most driveways will only take a few days to complete. It is typical for the grading crew to prepare and fine grade a driveway in one day. After the grade is set, the area is compacted, and the layout is correct the finish surface will be applied. The finish crew completes this in one day.
+ What should I do to maintain the beauty and life of my driveway?
With a little bit of maintenance, such as sealing and repairing any damage early you will be assured to get the most out of your driveway. For best results we suggest sealing the new driveway 10-12 months after it is installed.
+ What will the new driveway look like?
Initially new asphalt will appear quite smooth and dark in color. It is normal to see some aggregate or stone in mix. Over time due to weather and usage, the driveway will wear slightly and become a bit lighter in color. This is normal wear and expected.
+ How long will your driveway last?
The longevity of a driveway depends on a few factors. Typically asphalt driveways will last 15-30 years. Factors like sun, weather and usage will take a toll on a driveway. Asphalt is strong and durable and is conductive to our climate. It will flex with seasonal freezing and thawing. It can sometimes scar from heavy weight or sharp objects. Over time, asphalt can become brittle and therefor the older it is the more vulnerable it will become to cracking.
+ How long before I can drive on my new driveway?
Technically you can drive on a new asphalt driveway right away. Once it is cooled and hardened it is ready for traffic. However, we suggest for aesthetic reasons, we recommend you try and stay off the driveway for 3-5 days. Driving and parking on a new driveway surface right away could cause tire marks and other impressions you might find unsightly later on. Allowing the surface enough time to cool and harden will prevent most scaring from occurring.
+ Can I pave over my existing driveway?
You can pave over an existing driveway as long as there is no major damage to existing driveway and the grade of the driveway allows installation of another 1.5 inches of asphalt in one course. If there are many damaged areas in the driveway area the best solution would be to rip out the old driveway and install a new one.
+ My new driveway is experiencing scuff marks. Why is this occurring and how can I fix it?
After a driveway or parking lot has been paved it can be sensitive to tires, which cause these scuffmarks. Many factors contribute to the cause of scuffmarks such as hot summer days, front wheel drive cars that have higher pressure, pulling in to quickly, and turning the steering wheel back and forth. Although these can cause scuffmarks it does not mean the life of the driveway will decrease. There is no real fix to these marks that won’t cause more damage in the long run. Most marks that occur on driveways will disappear over time.