New Asphalt Driveways
Stay off your new driveway for at least 48 hours!
For the next 6 – 12 months, your pavement will remain soft and pliable.
This means your asphalt pavement will adapt its shape to the surface beneath it and to objects placed on the surface.
You should avoid:
· Parking your vehicle in the same spot all the time.
· Turning your steering wheel when the vehicle is not moving.
· Driving over the asphalt edge.
· Parking a trailer/ boat/ etc. on the pavement without placing a piece of wood under each tire and hitch.
Extend the life of your asphalt, seal coating will help you protect your investment!
We recommend waiting 60 days after paving to allow for the natural curing of the blacktop before seal coating, then every two years to help extend the life of your new driveway. For best results, seal coating should be applied before the temperature begins to drop below 40 degrees at night.
Seal coating helps improve to improve the look and preserves your driveway. Seal coating is an excellent way to extend the service life of asphalt by reducing the effects of oxidation, drying from the sun, water penetration and helps resist gas and oil spills. Seal coating is NOT asphalt replacement. Structural damage and large cracks need to be repaired in advance of any seal coating. Provided your asphalt is in good condition, an application of sealer can help protect it from the harmful elements that lead to surface deterioration.
Weather can greatly affect the amount of cure time. Stay off a minimum of 24 hours.