Tips on Domestic Paving
In general, newly paved asphalt takes up to two years to fully cure. We recommend the following:
-Avoid wheel indentations caused by parking vehicles for extended lengths of time, particularly between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during hot summer months.
-Avoid turning wheels while your vehicle is stationary.
-Avoid placing objects on your new asphalt with high pressure points such as ladders, jacks, kick stands, lawn furniture, etc.
-Avoid driving near the edge of the asphalt. This may cause the edge to fail and cracks to develop.
-Backfill edges of asphalt within about two weeks after paving to support the asphalt edge.
-Keep grass, along the sides of the asphalt, trimmed short at all times to reduce the opportunity for roots to grow under the edge and cracks to form.
-Clean up oil spills as soon as possible after occurrence. Dilute with soap and water.
-Gas leak damage to asphalt can only be repaired by removing the asphalt and replacing. A sightly repair, to be avoided when possible.
-Avoid downspouts discharging and pooling water next to your driveway as this softens the base and will cause the asphalt to fail.
-Also avoid water from surrounding landscapes from pooling next to your driveway as this may add undue moisture to the pavement base.