We offer to pave driveways, private roads, parking lots, and patching. The paver does most of the layering of the material. In some areas, like sidewalks, where the paver can’t fit, paving is done by hand. There are basically two types of asphalt paving, a base coat, and a top coat.
The base coat is aggregate or stone with 1/2 – 3/4 inches of stone in it, providing a strong base. The surface or top coat is the asphalt with a smaller stone in it, usually 3/8 inch or smaller, that provides a smoother finish. The base coat is usually layered in a 2 – 3 inch layer before it is compacted. The surface or top coat is layered to 1 – 2 inches before compaction.
All asphalt must cure, which can take up to a year. During this time, the asphalt can get marks, usually from tires and sharp objects, like kickstands. It is recommended that cars stay moving and not stop or turn their tires on new asphalt.
To protect the asphalt, we recommend that you seal it every 3 – 4 years. Because asphalt is porous, it can retain water and cause problems. Contact us to learn more about asphalt paving today.