A new asphalt driveway can be installed in a relatively short amount of time, usually a day or two after the sub-grade preparation which can take anywhere from less than a day to a couple of weeks depending on the size of your driveway. There’s very little inconvenience when having asphalt driveways installed as in the northeast the sub base needs little time to settle before in the asphalt is installed. Asphalt driveways can generally be driven on at least 24 hours after installation. However, new asphalt can take years to fully cure, so minor scarring of the surface may occur from sharp turns, power steering divots, tractor tires, snow blade… a variety of things for the first couple of years, especially on hot sunny days.
If you already own an asphalt driveway and it’s beginning to show the signs of aging and exceptional deterioration, or has a tremendous amount of patching and repairs and looks patchy, blotchy and uninviting, overlaying the existing asphalt or completely removing and replacing it may be in order! Grasso’s team will determine if the sub-grade is suitable to re-pave the asphalt driveway on the existing soil. If not, the soil should be excavated and new base or structural material installed for a solid, long lasting driveway.
Asphalt driveways can be a beautiful and economical solution for a driveway. They provide a very sharp, clean, sleek black look which is inviting to visitors. The black color of an asphalt driveway is also very appealing for snow melt in the wintertime. The black asphalt heats up from the warmth of the sun and melts off the snow and ice much faster.