Sealing of driveway: We recommend sealing of your new driveway after the first year. Because we recommend locating out the environment. In the past contractors suggested no sealing and letting the asphalt “breathe”. We have found due to the new additives in today’s asphalt that it is better to lock out the rain and snow and to avoid an environment that could foster future problems down the road.

After the first sealing we recommend sealing every three years, there after using a good high quality latex sand sealer. We can assist you in finding a reputable sealing contractor in your area.

Scuff marks (turning marks)
This occurs when the asphalt is new or on a warm day the top ¼ of asphalt heats up which makes it softer than the lower part of the asphalt. Your car may be parked and turn your steering wheel or you are turning out of your driveway, the tires will shift on the top portion of the driveway. Scuff marks, the driveway is not falling apart but merely a blemish to correct the problem as the temperatures come down. September, October if the mark is still noticeable a heat torch can reheat the area and using a soft compactor compact the blemish, so it is not noticeable.

Spills:
What happens if I spill a small amount of gas or oil on my new driveway? As soon as possible for gas, you can spray a soapy detergent to the area, and wash it down. For oil you may want to apply a granual absorbant (speedy dry) on the oil to absorb it.

Dogfence and Irrigation:
When you have contracted for your new driveway, always inform us that you have a dog fence or sprinkler system, so we may mark and line or flag the irrigation system. In some cases we may have you contact the firm that installed the system so that they may mark the areas close to your new driveway project.

After paving when will I be able to drive on my newly paved driveway?
Five to seven days, depending on the temperature. Hot sunny days opposed to fall or early spring days.

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