Frequently Asked Questions

Should I tear out the old lot or just lay new blacktop over it?

Tearing out the old blacktop should be your last resort. The only time we recommend doing a tear out is if there is base failure beneath the existing blacktop. The best foundation for a new layer of blacktop is the existing asphalt below it.

Whenever it rains we always end of with a huge puddle in the middle of the lot. Will you fix that when you pave the lot?

Yes! Drainage is extremely important and the first thing we look at before every job. We always slope the new blacktop towards any existing drains on the lot, away from the building. towards the street or to the sides of the the lot.

How many years will I get with the new lot?

You should get 12-15 years as long as you continue to maintain it by having us come out every year or two to fill cracks and seal coat the lot.

How long should I wait before cars can drive over my new lot?

We recommend you wait 48 hours before driving or parking on the lot to allow it to dry.

What is the difference between an overlay and a tear out/replacement?

A 2 inch layer of asphalt can be laid over top of the exiting driveway, using the current driveway as the base. This is usually recommended when there are no issues with water and a driveway has a solid base that does not have extensive cracking and no buckling. Also, this can only be done if an overlay has not been done prior to the drive. You can get too many layers on the driveway and will cause the asphalt to be too high.

A tear out with full replacement is recommended if there are water and drainage issues as well as buckling and extensive cracking in the driveway. And again if there are two plus layers on the drive way.

How are repairs completed?

We mill out the area that needs repaired. This is scratching 2 inches down the surface and replace it with 2 inches of new asphalt. For repairs that require deeper fixes or may need drainage work we can saw cut the area. After we complete all patch work, we will rubber seal around the entire area. This protects the seal of the patch and helps avoid water from entering the seam of the patch.

When do you know that it's time to replace versus seal coat and repair?

We recommend replacing your driveway once its life cycle has superseded the cost of repairs. Instead of wasting your money on aesthetic repairs we recommend you spend it on a replacement that will fix the problem. We will always be honest and upfront about your project needs.

Do you offer financing?

We offer financing through Kemba Credit Union. You can fill out an application online.

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