1. What is the life expectancy of a new asphalt driveway?
A full replacement will last an average of 15 years. It may last longer depending on winter weather conditions and how well the driveway is maintained.
2. Does my project require a permit?
This can vary depending on the municipality, but in general MOST municipalities require a permit for a driveway replacement.
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3. How long will my project take?
On average, a driveway replacement will take 1-2 days. This will be dependent upon weather and municipal codes.
4. What is "Backfilling"?
Your new driveway will be finished with a raised edge that is tapered at a 45 degree angle, this is considered a proper finish because flat edges would crack the surface.
"Backfilling" refers to the area of edging that will need to be filled between the new driveway surface and the grass that surrounds it. Backfilling will typically need to be completed by the customer or homeowner.
5. How long do I need to wait before driving on my new driveway?
We recommend waiting 3 days before driving over the surface and into your garage.
We recommend waiting 7 days before parking on the driveway.
The cure times may be reduced in the early spring and early fall because as temps get cooler, the asphalt cures faster.
PRO - Tip
If you are planning to do any type of home remodeling in addition to installing a new driveway, do the remodeling first so that any type of heavy equipment or trucks will not damage your new driveway!
PRO - Tip
If you plan to park a heavy truck, RV, or a boat on your driveway, you will need to look into commercial specifications when replacing your asphalt. This will allow for a thicker asphalt surface to support the weight of these items.