Frequently Asked Questions
During the first six months to a year, your driveway is still curing. Take the following precautions during that time to keep your driveway looking great:
– Try not to park exactly in the same place every day.
– Don’t turn your steering wheel back and forth if your car isn’t moving.
– If you must use a car ramp or jack stand to work on your car, place some plywood under the ramp or jack to help distribute the weight.
There are a few good benefits to be thankful for when using asphalt pavement for your home or property.
– Asphalt Pavement is strong and durable.
– It adds a nice touch to your home, it can enhance your homes curb appeal. It also is a great way to help sell a property having a newly paved driveway.
– It is designed and engineered to withstand freezing, thawing, heaving and more.
– It allows for snow to melt off it easier in the winter time. And salt does not affect your asphalt pavement.
– Unlike other, more dense materials, such as concrete, stamped concrete etc.. asphalt paving is designed to flex and give with frost throughout the winter months.
– It is permeable, it moves up and down slightly as the ground freezes and as the ground thaws for spring.
And hot asphalt blacktop paving is the most cost-effective option you can choose for your property. The same reason millions of homeowners use blacktop pavement all over the world. Hot Mix Asphalt can last for many, many years. There are a few recommendations we have to ensure the longevity of your asphalt paving installation.
When sealing a driveway the entire surface area must be cleaned of grease, oil, debris, sand, stones etc…Then any and all cracks must be cleaned out and filled with a crack filler/ hot tar compound. This allows for the smooth coat of sealant to be installed. Sealant can be brushed on or sprayed on. We use a brush-on sealing method. This allows for a thicker coat of sealant to be installed. We find this to work best for our customers. We recommend our customers to wait a period of 24 hours before using driveway after sealing.