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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER RECEIVING MY ESTIMATE?
Review the proposal, if you are satisfied with it call the office sign the proposal and either fax , mail or email it to us.

Q. WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ON MY ESTIMATE?
Check the page “frequently asked questions” if this does not answer your question, please call our office.

Q. HOW LONG AFTER SIGNING MY PROPOSAL WILL I BE SCHEDULED?
Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Q. HOW IS ASPHALT ESTIMATED?
Asphalt is usually measured by the square foot, sometimes by yards.

Q. WHAT TEMPERATURE IS SUITABLE FOR LAYING ASPHALT?
As long as weather permits ,the temperature is 40 degrees and above and the ground is dry and thawed.

Q. HOW MANY INCHES OF ASPHALT DO I NEED?
The general rule of thumb is a minimum of 3 inches over stone and 11/2 - 2 inches over existing asphalt or concrete.

Q. WHY IS ASPHALT LESS EXPENSIVE THAN CONCRETE?
Because concrete requires three contractors, excavator, carpenter, and a finisher. Labor and materials cost more.

Q. WHAT DOES ASPHALT CONSIST OF?
Tar, sand, small stone, dust and a special asphalt detergent.

Q. HOW LONG DOES ASPHALT USUALLY LAST?
Approximately 15-20 years… also depending on how you take care of it.

Q. WHAT IS RESURFACING?
Resurfacing is a top layer of fine surface asphalt , usually 2 ½ inches thick that is placed on top of the existing asphalt.

Q. HOW LONG DO I NEED TO STAY OFF OF MY NEW PAVED DRIVEWAY?
You may walk on newly paved asphalt after it has been rolled and compressed. Usually within 1-3 days you can drive on it depending if the outside temperatures are very hot.

Q. WHY SHOULD I GET MY DRIVEWAY SEALCOATED?
Seal coating will extend the life of your driveway. It will help cracks from becoming larger. We recommend you seal your driveway every other year.

 

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