These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers. Click on each one to reveal the answer. If your question isn’t answered here, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you.
During what months can I have my driveway paved?
Asphalt paving needs to be done during warmer weather. Our typical season starts in April and ends in November, depending on the temperature.
How far in advance do I have to book my job?
Our season tends to fill up quickly once warm weather hits. We recommend booking your job as far in advance as possible, while allowing for other work to be complete on your home first, since equipment and constant foot traffic from other contractors will be detrimental to the curing process.
How long does it take for my new driveway to cure?
If you’ve had a new asphalt paving job done, it will take 12-24 months for your driveway to properly cure, but you’ll be able to use it approximately three full days after the job is complete. You’ll be given a detailed set of instructions on how to care for your new driveway during the curing period.
Can I use seal coating on my new driveway?
Refrain from using seal coating on your new driveway for 12 - 24 months in order to allow it to properly cure.
What are some of the measures I can take to assist the curing process?
While you’ll be given a detailed set of instructions, one of the more important things to keep in mind is to vary the placement of vehicles - park in different spots on the driveway, and keep usually stationary items, such as boats or campers, off of your new asphalt for as long as possible. We suggest supporting trailer jacks etc. with wood to disperse the pounds/per square inch impact on new asphalt.
Ask landscaping contractors and other regular maintenance personnel to refrain from parking heavy equipment on your new driveway.
Can spills or leaks damage my new driveway?
If automotive fluids are leaked or spilled onto your new asphalt, they can cause damage during the curing process. Where possible, perform routine vehicle maintenance in your garage or elsewhere until your driveway is cured. If you have a serious spill, contact us about getting a quick repair done.
Can I do anything with my property to assist the curing process?
The most fragile part of a new driveway are unsupported edges. We recommend shouldering pavement edges with gravel, seed and topsoil where required. We will give you custom recommendations for your property both during our estimate and when the job is complete.