Pavement Tips

pavement-with-grass.jpgNew Driveway Care
Asphalt can take six months to cure; it will be pliable until then. We recommend keeping traffic off for at least three full days (longer in hot weather).

Rotate Parking
During the curing process, it is good practice to rotate your parking. Don’t park in the same spot every time, and don’t turn your wheels when you’re not moving.

Pointed Objects
Lawn chairs, bicycle and motorcycle kickstands, camper jacks, and the like put extreme pressure on one area; try placing a block of wood under them.

Outer Edges
The outside edges are the weakest part of the driveway, due to the lack of side support. Avoid driving on the edges whenever possible, since they might crack. We suggest building up the edges with topsoil and seeding.


Grass and Weeds
Even though every effort is made to remove and kill grass and weeds before the driveway is paved, these plants have very deep roots.

If any grass or weeds come up through your driveway, please contact us ASAP so we can help.

Hot Weather
Even when asphalt is cured, it can soften in extremely hot temperatures. You can help keep the pavement cool by watering your driveway with a garden hose. Don’t be alarmed if you see soap suds appear – this is a reaction between the diesel fuel found in the asphalt and the chlorine found in some water sources.

Get in touch so we can help you with your existing pavement or new paving projects!