High Level Overview of Paving A Driveway
Paving your driveway will increase the value of your property, as well as beautify and expand the exterior space. However, this project needs careful planning and execution to make sure that it is built to last the longest possible time. That is why for your paving job hiring a professional is crucial. We look forward to being your professional concrete and asphalt paving company.
As a professional, we typically advise homeowners of newly-established homes to wait for at least two years before they pave their drive or walkways. This gives the two-year waiting time for the grade to settle and thus provide a more established base.
Furthermore, before you go out paving, you should also be aware of the weather conditions before starting the paving job. For best paving weather, the weather should be relatively warm and dry—because it’s ideal for paving conditions. We will be able to advise you on our paving schedule based on the current weather conditions.
Now that we have taken into account the proper conditions, we are not ready to pave.
The first step is to consider the grade level of your driveway. Paving and construction require a gravel base level of at least four inches. A two-inch Asphalt then is laid on top of that base.
After taking note of your driveway’s current grade level, we will also make sure that before paving, all existing driveways will be removed. Furthermore, as your contractor, we will look at the condition of the base and advise on the condition. If there are any issues concerning your driveway, it should be addressed from the base towards the top; otherwise, these could cause further problems. For example, if your former driveway has tilted away from your house or garage, you should make sure that the newly paved way should be a fall of about eighteen inches for every 100 feet of length. Doing this could help you avoid particular leaks and further damages in your foundation. Never worry, we will take care of all the requirements.
Survey Before Paving
Next, we will check your property lines as well before actually mark out the driveway. We need to verify existing paved driveways are actually on your property as previous construction may not have followed protocol, so it is very important to make sure of the location and property demarcations before such asphalt is laid.
Permits Before Paving Begins
Before starting any type of construction, proper permits will need to be obtained. There will be some paperwork required to get the proper permits. These permits can be easily obtained by going online and filling out the forms or showing up in person to the government offices. Once all permits have been filed, construction can begin.
Sealcoating Your Asphalt Driveway
After asphalt paving, expect that it won’t be sealed in an instant. We suggest waiting time typically one year after the laying the pavement just so that it will have proper time to cure.
So there you have a very high-level overview of what we will do before and after the paving process. Paving is not some type of job you will want to take on yourself, as you most likely do not have the proper equipment or experience. We look forward to servicing your project and making your property look beautiful, and provide you with an asphalt driveway that will last for many years to come.