Frequently Asked Questions
The first thing should probably be to spend a little time on the computer and check out company websites. You can check Home Advisor to see what people are saying about their experiences with companies you are considering. Home Advisor posts are unedited, so you see the whole review and not just the positive. Check with the Better Business Bureau and see what their grade is. Then, after narrowing the search down to your top choices, get some quotes. After that, ask the companies you feel most comfortable with for some addresses of work they recently completed. And take a little ride for some ice cream.
There are too many unknown factors for us to provide a generic cost, but three factors are typically used to determine a final square-foot cost: How much excavation and base gravel is needed for the job? Is it a two-coat or a single-coat process? All companies have different overhead costs too.
It depends on what time of the year we do the work. In the spring and autumn months, it takes about 4 days. While in the summer, it takes about a week.
You should pave it 3 inches. That's all it needs according to National Code. Having the proper gravel base is as important as the asphalt you apply. The leading cause of most driveways' decline or failure is an inadequate gravel base. In commercial projects, the asphalt thickness will vary depending on the usage.
Unfortunately, because it's true. There are a few out there that take shortcuts and don't stay informed with the industry. And that can be true with all companies who contract with homeowners, not just paving companies. That's why we recommend doing your research and looking at completed work before you sign-on with anyone. And never let another company's negative input become a factor in your decision.
It depends on the soils you are applying the gravel base to. It can be from 4 to 18 inches. Although we will excavate down 3 feet when crossing through wetlands.
Actually, most driveways take two coats. You can get by with a single coat if your driveway is level or near-level and you will not have heavy vehicles using it on a regular basis.
Yes it is! But we have a regimented operation and an outstanding crew. We've had the same crew returning for 8 years now. Half of our crew has been with us since we started in 1999. It is important for the crewmembers to not only know their own responsibilities, but know what everybody's responsibilities are as well. This creates a smooth course throughout the paving process and prevents mistakes before they happen.