Compacted Thickness

Hi Folks, Damon just posted a new video on compacted thickness on our YouTube channel. In this weeks video you will learn about how contracts may be misleading when discussing the thickness of asphalt for the final product.  Be sure to check out the video and come back as we will be posting more on our blog as well as our YouTube channel. Thank you!

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post paving notes

How long can we stay off my driveway? When can I walk on my driveway? I see lines on my freshly paved driveway? Can we drive on parking lots once paved?

All great questions to ask when you have a brand new paved surface.

2 to 3 days is prime for statying off freshly paved areas. if it's 90 or hotter, stay off longer, 5 days is best.

One can walk on the new asphalt right away. Keep in mind, it is HOT, and could burn your feet and your pets pads! But your body weight will not hurt the new aspahlt.

Once you can drive in the new aspahlt, you may see surface blemishes. Areas that look rough, or have tire marks, etc... All this is normal. And will fade over a short period of time. Once the oil is evaporated out of the top layer, marks will stop showing as much. But it is OK!! It is only temporary.

Do not park cars for long period of times ( days/weeks) on freshly paved surfaces. Move the wheels around if you must.

Slight cracking on sides of asphalt driveway...this will happen if soil is not flush with the new asphalt paving. If the driveway sits higher up, then have soil brought in and graded to the edges, seed, and straw it!! It will stabalize the side from pulling.

Enjoy your new investment! It adds curb appeal !

Scam or Genuine

Unfortunately for the honest paving contractors out there, this profession has a reputation for scams and untruthful contractors.
Watch out for:
• Contractors who find you, rather than you finding them.
• Contractors who say they have "leftover asphalt from another job" and will cut you a good deal.
• Contractors who seem to be moving through the area, rather than local, permanent contractors.

  • Check MHIC # online. A license number is just a number, unless you look it up and check it out. ACTIVE is the key !

I found this (^^) online from a PA paving company. (minus the MHIC info) It was good information to pass along, and glad to see other solid reputable contractors sticking up for the good. We are far and few between, but good paving companies, that really care, are out there.

Have a nice end of the summer!
~Absolute Paving, Inc.