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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the typical process of removing an old and installing a new driveway?
A: Typically, the old driveway will be removed first, and then a predetermined amount of sub-soil will be  
     excavated. After compaction, a new gravel aggregate will placed in equal layers to bring the
     driveway to pavement grade. After compaction, the asphalt pavement will be placed, usually in a
     single layer, compacted and the edges finished.

Q: What happens to the old asphalt?
A: All materials removed from every job are separated and returned to be reprocessed for future use.
     For more about our recycling efforts, please see the Going Green page on our website for details.

Q: How important is drainage?
A: Very important. Having someplace for surface water to go is critical to the life of your driveway.
     Standing water can erode the asphalt pavement over time. A well designed driveway will include
     proper drainage.

Q: Why is so much care taken about the gravel work before my driveway is put down?
A: Quite simply, the gravel sub-base will determine the lifetime of your driveway. A properly placed,
     compacted and graded gravel base will provide the proper support for the asphalt pavement. Poor
     sub-base construction is the number one reason asphalt pavement fails prematurely.

Q: Do you warranty your work?
A: Absolutely. Our work is guaranteed free from performance and workmanship defects for one year.

Q: How long should a new driveway last?
A: It depends on how it’s maintained and treated, but a new driveway should provide decades of service for the homeowner.

Q: How can I keep annoying marks off my new driveway during the hot months of the summer?
A: Following the installation of the new pavement, you’ll be given a time that you can use your new
    driveway, typically a few days after paving. Heavy objects like campers or trailers should have
    plywood or a similar object placed under the wheels and landing gear to disperse the weight of the
    trailer. Care should be taken not to turn the steering wheel excessively on a freshly paved driveway,
    as the torque can leave unsightly marks on the surface of the driveway.

Q: What about sealing my driveway?
A: We recommend waiting a full season before driveway sealer is applied to a new driveway.

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