Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our services and maintanence of asphalt. If you have a question that is not listed below feel free to fill out our contact form, or call us at (203)-348-7239.
Q. Is there a particular time of year that is best for installing a new asphalt driveway?
A. Workable conditions for installing asphalt driveways is dependent on air tempature and the amount of inches of hot mix asphalt being installed. If the air tempature is say 40 degrees farienheit and a driveway with a 1.5" thick layer of asphalt is being installed, the asphalt must be properly graded and compacted within 16 mins or the driveway will be uneven and lumpy. If you increase the thickness of the layer of asphalt, this also increases the length of time available to grade and compact the asphalt. Depending on the weather, we typically pave from mid March to mid Novemeber. However, the summer months are ideal for asphalt paving.
Q. How long does the driveway installation process take?
A. Through the use of teamwork and efficient execution, it takes us less than two days to complete most driveway installations.
Q. How long after the driveway installation can it be driven on?
A. We recommend waiting 2-4 days after installation before using your driveway again. It can take up to 12 months for the asphalt to completely harden and cure. For the first few summers after your driveway has been installed, and on days with very high tempatures, we insist that you
Turn your wheel as little as possible
Be careful with pointed objects such as motorcycle kick stands or car ramps, as these may cause depressions.
Q. How long do asphalt driveways typically last?
A. A properly installed and maintained asphalt driveway can last up to 30 years. While cracks and deterioration are inevitable due to New England weather. A sturdy gravel sub base and periodic applications of sealer will significantly reduce the effects of weather and allow you to get the most out of your investment.
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61 Greenwich Ave. Stamford, CT
Office Phone: (203)-348-7239
Cell Phone: (203)-249-8747