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