Frequently Asked Questions
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Is asphalt paving cheaper than concrete?
Yes. As a general rule of thumb, asphalt costs about one-third to one-half the price of concrete. This makes it a good option for short driveways and small parking lots.
How long will the asphalt driveway last?
There are many factors that contribute to the life expectancy of a driveway like maintenance, climate, and traffic. An asphalt driveway can last up to 25-35 years!
How often should I seal asphalt driveway?
Sealing your driveway is an important part of keeping it looking good and to give it protection. It is recommended to reseal your driveway every 3 years.
What does seal coat do?
Sealing your asphalt driveway will protect it from other elements such as chemicals, oil, salt and anything else you may come in contact with. It can also provide slip resistance.
How long does seal coating last?
Seal coating can last up to three years.
How long after paving can you stripe?
It is best to wait 1 day after paving before painting over the asphalt. You can stripe your new covered asphalt driveway after 7 days.
When should a parking lot be resurfaced?
A parking lot should be resurfaced when it has been gouged, rutted or is no longer smooth.
Is 2 inches of asphalt enough for a driveway?
Residential driveways typically use 2 to 3 inches of asphalt, or about 5 to 7 pounds per square inch (PSI). Commercial applications typically use 4 inches.
How long does crack filling last?
Crack filling can last for a couple of seasons depending on many factors. It depends on the amount of traffic, weather, soil conditions. But crack sealing will have a much better chance of lasting 15+ years if it is applied to surfaces that are not exposed to harsh chemicals.