Paving Questions and Answers
Thinking about a new paved driveway?
Here are a few common questions we can answer for you.
Q – What is the best time of year to install a new asphalt pavement driveway?
A – Typically paving begins in May and usually we can pave right up until November. Basically as long as the ground is not frozen we can pave asphalt.
Q – What will you need to do to prep my property for a new asphalt driveway?
A – Each project is different and must be evaluated. Many factors will determine the type of preperation needed for your paving project, such as the sub-base and the soil under your current driveway. The preparation phase consists of us tearing our any old asphalt pavement or soil and installing gravel to the proper grade and pitch. Then compact the sub-base to 100% compaction to prevent any further settling.
Q – How long does it take to install our new asphalt driveway?
A – Customers are usually pleasantly surprised at how quickly we can install a new asphalt driveway. Depening on the size of the project, the process can take 2 days or less. Frequently we’re finished in just one day.
Q – How much should I budget for a new driveway?
A – Each project is different and there is a number of different factors affecting the total cost for each driveway paving job. For a quick ballpark estimate, use our online contact form or call 613-448-1643 for a FREE estimate.
Q - How soon can I drive on my new driveway?
A - Industry recommendations are you wait 72 hours before driving on a newly paved driveway depending on the time of year, how much sunlight your driveway is exposed to, as well as other factors. We will advise you upon completion.
Q - Is an asphalt pavement driveway high maintenance?
A - All pavements require maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the less expensive, early detection and repair of minor defects, before major corrective action is necessary. Just as a house must be maintained, so should a paved driveway or parking area.
Q - Why should asphalt pavement be sealed?
A - Asphalt is a porous material, susceptible to oxidation from the sun and damage from water penetrating beneath the surface of the asphalt. Also chemicals such as gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, antifreeze and even salt. Asphalt pavement will also ravel away after time. Asphalt seal coating not only makes your pavement look new, it protects it from oxidation as well as petroleum spills. Seal coating extends the life and protects your investment in your new pavement.