Hot Mix Asphalt – Residential Driveway
The appearance of your driveway creates and impression about your home and way of life. An inviting driveway provides a focal point for passers-by and visitors approaching your home. An attractive driveway, one with “curb appeal”, adds value to your home investment.
Asphalt pavements are engineered mixture of stones and sand with liquid asphalt cement, varying sizes of aggregates are heated, then mixed, in exact proportions with asphalt cement has been liquefied at about 300*F. While the mixture is still hot, it is delivered to your property and placed atop a prepared base or subgrade. Very soon after paving, the mixture cools and hardens so that you can drive and park right away.
What you receive with Hot Mix Asphalt?
Asphalt lends itself readily to the types of service that are usual in residential areas. IF a utility line or pipe must pass under your driveway, repairs are more performed more easily and quickly than with alternative materials, such as concrete. The same is true if undue ground settlements should occur naturally.
Asphalt is the most cost-effective option you can choose. Asphalt pavement can last many years for you – with minimal maintenance.
If your driveway is in bad shape and needs either a complete reconstruction or a resurfacing with asphalt, you will want to speak directly to one of our experienced estimators.
Here is a cost-saving tip: If you can arrange with some of the neighbors to have all of your driveways paved at the same time by the same contractor, savings will result for everyone because it gives your paving contractor economies of scale.
Placing an overlay
Existing driveways of asphalt or concrete can be overlaid with excellent results. Industry standard for driveways, a surface course of 1.5 to 2 inches thick will surface. Before paving, be sure that any serious holes or cracks are patched with hot mix asphalt and compacted. If needed, a tack coat is applied to the surface to bond the overlay material to the existing pavement.