Common Asphalt Questions

Common questions about asphalt maintenance and related services.

How long should I stay off my new asphalt driveway?
Approximately 3 days. You can walk on it immediately, but try to keep automobiles off for 3 days.

How do I prevent low spots caused by automobiles?
During the first 6 to 12 months, you should try to stagger your parking. It's also a good idea to have motorcycle kick stands on a metal plate or block of wood to defer low spots.

Can I park a trailer or use a jack on my new driveway?
If you have to park you trailer or use a jack, use a piece of plywood to help distribute the weight evenly. Otherwise you may end up with unwanted divots and low spots.

How often should I seal my driveway?
We recommend you seal your drive 30 days after installation and again the following year. From this point, it should be once every three years.

Why do I have cracks on the edges of my drive?
The weakest part of your asphalt driveway is the edge. If not backfilled properly, the edges are expected to crack.

Why does my driveway look rocky?
Asphalt mixes vary from plant to plant and day to day although all the ingredients are the same.

Why should I seal my driveway?
Seal coat is a protective measure you can do to increase the longevity of your driveway. The average life of an asphalt driveway is 15 years without sealing. With seal coating regularly every 3 years, you can almost double the life of the driveway.
 
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